Archives and Manuscripts Index

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AR.H.016
Dates: -
Creator: Brooke, Florence Ralston
Persons
  • Brooke, Florence Ralston
  • Brooke, Henrietta Ralston
Organizations
  • Palm Elementary School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Austin Public Schools (Austin, Tex.)
  • Austin High School (Austin, Tex.)
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)--Emigration and immigration
  • Austin (Tex.)--Genealogy
  • Lyme Hall (Cheshire)
  • United States--Emigration and immigration--History--19th century
Subjects
  • Families--Texas--Austin
  • Education--Texas--Austin
  • Public schools--Texas--Austin
  • Teachers--Texas--Austin
  • Diaries
  • Passenger ships--History--19th century
Format
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
AR.H.024
Dates: -
Creator: Hirshfeld, Henry, 1834-1911
Persons
  • Hirshfeld, Henry
  • Hirshfeld, Jennie Melasky
  • Hirshfeld, Morris
  • Hirshfeld, Caroline
  • Hirshfeld, Laura
  • Hirshfeld, Samuel
  • Hirshfeld, Jacob
  • Bernheim, Leila Hirshfeld
  • Bernheim, Henry Hirshfeld
  • Hanna, Marie Hirshfeld Bernheim
  • Frees, Rosa Hirshfeld
  • Free, William Jacob
  • Frees, Miriam Hirshfeld
  • Porter, Athol Estes
Organizations
  • Austin National Bank (Austin, Tex.)
  • Austin High School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Austin Public Schools (Austin, Tex.)
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy
  • Allan Junior High School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Driskill Hotel
  • B. Melasky & Son (Austin, Tex.)
  • Hirshfeld, Gratz & Company
  • Hirshfeld and Anderson (Austin, Tex.)
  • Hood Seminary (Austin, Tex.)
  • Miss Numbers School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Richardson Academy
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs
  • Austin (Tex.)--Commerce
  • Austin (Tex.)--Genealogy
  • Congress Avenue 608 (Austin, Tex.)
  • 9th Street W. 303
  • 9th Street W. 305 (Austin, Tex.)
  • United States--Emigration and immigration--History
Subjects
  • German Americans--Social life and customs
  • Jews--Texas
  • Women--Social life and customs
  • Families--Texas--Austin
  • Public schools--Texas--Austin
  • Freemasons
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Business enterprises--Texas--Austin
  • Banks and banking--Texas--Austin
  • Abstracts of title--Texas--Austin
  • Autographs--Collectors and collecting
  • Banks and banking--Texas--Austin
  • Families--Texas--Austin
  • Judaism--Texas--Austin--Customs and practices
  • Public schools--Texas--Austin
  • Private schools
  • Women--Societies and clubs
  • Naturalization records
  • Immigrants--Texas--History
  • World War I
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War II
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Real property
Format
  • Artifacts
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site

Donnan Family Papers

AR.K.008
Dates: -
Creator: Donnan family
Persons
  • Johnson, Gustave
  • Shapard, Lilla Donnan
  • Test, Nellie Ward Donnan
  • Donnan, John Knox, Jr.
  • Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines)
  • Fisher, Rebecca Jane Gilleland
Organizations
  • Spillar Crude Oil Stove Co. (Austin, Tex.)
  • Salvation Army
  • Austin High School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Children's Home (Austin, Tex.)
  • Glorietta Mining Co. (Austin, Tex.)
  • Chicksaw Oil Company (Austin, Tex.)
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)--Genealogy
Subjects
  • Families--Texas--Austin
  • Real property
  • Freemasonry
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Texas
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Stock certificates
  • Swedish Americans--Texas--History
Format
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site

Grimes and Leath Families Papers

AR.O.006
Dates: -
Creator: Grimes family; Leath family
Persons
  • Grimes, Sarah
  • Grimes, Tula Mae
  • Grimes, C. T.
Organizations
  • Austin High School (Austin, Tex.)
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)--Genealogy
Subjects
  • Families--Texas--Austin
Format
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
AR.S.007
Dates: -
Creator: Hill family
Persons
  • Hill, Nina
  • Hill, Maclovia
  • Hill, John William
  • Hill, Harry
  • Hill, James
  • Oliver, Cath Hill
  • Slothower, Beth Hill
  • Milam, Grace Hill
  • Hill, Ben
  • Hill, Frank Webb
  • Hill, Jane
  • Hill, Lizzie
  • Hill, Lucy A.
  • Hill, Homer
  • Pearsall, Joel
Organizations
  • Austin High School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Hill & Hill (Austin, Tex.)
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Texas Classroom Teachers Association
  • Delta Kappa Gamma Society. Alpha State Organization (Tex.)
  • Austin Public Schools (Austin, Tex.)
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)--Genealogy
  • Austin (Tex.)--Education
Subjects
  • Families--Texas--Austin
  • Public schools--Texas--Austin
  • Education--Texas--Austin
  • Teachers--Texas--Austin
Format
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site

Purcell Family Papers

AR.Z.010
Dates: -
Creator: Purcell family
Persons
  • Purcell, Stuart McLeod
  • Purcell, Mabelle Agnes Umland
  • Purcell, Lel Red
  • Burke, Mary (Mollie)
  • Jones, Alma Shelby (Bird)
  • Maxwell, Janie
  • Purcell, Malcom Lee
  • Purcell, William Stuart, Jr.
  • Hawkins, Martha Lel Stuart
Organizations
  • South Texas Baptist College
  • Austin High School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Stuart Female Seminary (Austin, Tex.)
  • Live Oak Female Seminary (Washington County, Tex.)
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)--Genealogy
Subjects
  • Music
  • Families--Texas--Austin
  • Private schools--Texas--Austin
  • Women--Education
  • World War I
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Diaries
  • Local history--Authorship
  • Presbyterian Church--Education
  • Women--Texas--Austin
Format
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site

Hill Family Papers

AR.1991.020
Dates: -
Creator: Hill, Frank W.
Persons
  • Hill, Frank Webb
  • Bates, E. J.
  • Hill, Sherley
  • Hill, John Augustus
Organizations
  • Austin High School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Gulf Coast Lease & Royalty Co.
  • Scottish Rite (Masonic order)
  • University of Texas at Austin
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)--Genealogy
Subjects
  • Public schools--Texas--Austin
  • Families--Texas--Austin
Format
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site

Gillespie and Hull Family Papers

AR.1991.030
Dates: -
Creator: Gillespie family; Hull family
Persons
  • Hull, Shirley
  • Gillespie, Mike
  • Hull, Robert
  • Cervin, Nita Carol
Organizations
  • Austin High School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Austin Public Schools (Austin, Tex.)
  • University Junior High School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Travis County Sesquicentennial Committee (Travis County, Tex.)
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs
  • Austin (Tex.)--Genealogy
Subjects
  • Public schools--Texas--Austin
  • Women--Societies and clubs
  • Families--Texas--Austin
Format
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
AR.1992.010
Dates: -
Creator: Ulit family
Persons
  • Ulit, Oscar Alfred
  • Ulit, Harry Henry
  • Tuttle, Josephine "Jo" Estelle Ulit
  • Pfeifer, Antonio Bertha Ulit
  • Hofman, Alfred
Organizations
  • Pfeifer Music Company
  • Ed Pfeifer & Son
  • Austin High School (Austin, Tex.)
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Allan Junior High School (Austin, Tex.)
  • American Airlines
Places
  • Bergstrom Air Force Base (Tex.)
  • Del Valle Air Force Base, Bergstrom Field (Tex.)
  • Austin (Tex.)--Genealogy
  • Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs
Subjects
  • Families--Texas--Austin
  • Airports--Texas--Austin
  • World War II
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Public schools--Texas--Austin
  • Universities and colleges--Texas--Austin--History
  • Flight attendants--Training of
Format
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
AR.2018.048
Dates: -
Creator: Walter, Jennie Emmert
Persons
  • Emmert, Joseph Vincent
  • Emmert, Dorothy Louise Hall
  • Hall, George Henry
  • Rainey, Homer P. (Homer Price)
  • Hall, Edna Maxwell
  • Maxwell, Jennie Inasbell Chapin
  • Maxwell, Dwight F.
  • Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William)
  • Maxwell, Harry
  • Maxwell, Velma
  • Maxwell, Dwight Basset
  • Chapin, Fredrick Norman
  • Chapin, Voria
  • Chapin, Sylvia
  • Arnold, Jeanne Marie
  • Thompson, Philip H.
  • Blackman, Jamie Barbara
  • Austin, Norman Riddell
  • Walter, Jennie Emmert
Organizations
  • Durham's Business College
  • Southwestern Bell Telephone Company
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Texas State Capitol (Austin, Tex.)
  • First Methodist Church (Austin, Tex.)
  • Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America. Ben Hur Temple (Austin, Tex.)
  • Austin High School (Austin, Tex.)
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)--Genealogy
  • Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs
  • 1803 Travis Heights Boulevard
  • 811 East 9th Street
  • Barton Springs (Austin, Tex.)
  • Zilker Park (Austin, Tex.)
  • 2010 Travis Heights Boulevard
  • 909 Poplar Street (Austin, Tex.)
  • Mansfield Dam
  • Oakwood Cemetery (Austin, Tex.)
  • Austin Laundry & Dry Cleaning Company (Austin, Tex.)
Subjects
  • Methodist Church--Texas--Austin
  • Snow--Texas--Austin
  • World War I
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War II
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Postcards--Texas--Austin
  • Families--Texas--Austin
  • Education--Texas--Austin
Format
  • Artifacts
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site