University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A. W. Buchanan Papers, 1874-1892



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Buchanan, A. W.
Title: A. W. Buchanan papers
Dates: 1874-1892
Abstract: The papers, which relate to the activities of Buchanan, secretary of the Texas Grange, include correspondence from members of Grange chapters, reports, and remittance of state dues.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01693
Extent: 2 inches
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A. W. Buchanan served as secretary of the Grange, ca. 1889--ca. 1893. R. A. Baird of the National Grange, also known as the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, which had formed in 1868, convened the first Grange in Texas at Salado in July 1873. The movement worked to obtain better home lives, business and educational opportunities, and more social interaction for agricultural workers and farm families.

Although the order was known for a lack of organization and a dwindling level of interest over the course of its approximately 75 year-run in Texas, many articles passed during the Constitutional Convention of 1875, especially those aiming for better education and agricultural opportunities, originated with the Grange. Both Texas A&M College and the Texas State College for Women (Texas Woman's University) owe their existence in part to the work of the Grangers. The most noteworthy of the Grangers is arguably Archibald J. Rose of Salado.

Sources: Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Grange," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/GG/aag1.html (accessed June 30, 2010).

Smith, Ralph A. "Grange Movement in Texas, 1873-1900", Volume 42, Number 4, Southwestern Historical Quarterly Online, http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/publications/journals/shq/online/v042/n4/contrib_DIVL4503.html (accessed June 30, 2010).


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, receipts, and Grange certificates of organization comprise the A. W. Buchanan Papers, 1874-1892. The papers, which relate to the activities of Buchanan, secretary of the Texas Grange, include correspondence from members of Grange chapters, reports, and remittance of state dues. Furthermore, the papers contain Grange certificates, including a first page advance copy of Family Home, March 1, 1888.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Buchanan, A. W.
Rose, Archibald Johnson, 1830-1903
Corporate Names
Texas State Grange
Subjects
Agriculture
Education
Places
Texas

Related Materials

See also the Archibald Johnson Rose Papers, 1830-1903.

Rose, A. J. Circular to Patrons of Husbandry. Texas: The Grange, 1888. Call number: -Q- HD 1485 P2 R78 1888


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

A. W. Buchanan Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Claire Maxwell, November 1984.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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3H26 [SRH1230016612] Grange business correspondence
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3S166 [SRH1230029580] Grange certificates: First page advance copy of Family Home , March 1, 1888