University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Ruth Harwood Papers, 1909-1913, 1963



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Harwood, Ruth, 1889-1978
Title: Ruth Harwood papers
Dates: 1909-1913
Abstract: The Ruth Harwood Papers, 1910-1913, consist of coursework, printed materials, publications, and photographs, which document Harwood's academic and social life at the University of Texas at Austin.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01926
Extent: 1 linear foot
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Ruth Harwood was born on December 2, 1889, in Dallas, Texas, to Ripley Barksdale and Lucy Keller Harwood. She attended the University of Texas at Austin from 1909 to 1913, where she helped edit the Daily Texan, participated in the Sidney Lanier Society (SLS), and served as president of the SLS in 1913. After receiving her bachelor's degree in 1913, she taught Spanish and Latin at Miss Hockaday's School in Dallas (1914-1918); a school in Nevers, France (1918-1919); and finally Waxahachie High School in Waxahachie, Texas (1920-1921). On June 22, 1920, Harwood married Clarence Sheldon Rydell of Marbledale, Connecticut. They had four children: Lucy (Mrs. R. W. Webster), Edith (Mrs. C. D. Roberts), Ruth May, and C. S. Rydell, Jr. Harwood died on March 29, 1978, in Dallas.


Scope and Contents

The Ruth Harwood Papers, 1910-1913, 1963, consist of coursework, printed materials, publications, and photographs, which document Harwood's academic and social life at the University of Texas at Austin. Harwood's coursework, composed of notebooks, notes, essays, and tests, and the printed materials, such as invitations, programs, yearbooks, handbills, and advertisements, illustrate her involvement in educational, social, and extracurricular activities while a student. Numerous photographs depict the UT campus, student life, a parade in downtown Austin, Lake Austin, and a train station. Additionally, the publications include Sidney Lanier Society yearbooks, assorted newspapers, and issues of the Daily Texan, Alcalde, The University of Texas Magazine, and the UT Bulletin.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Harwood, Ruth, 1889-1978
Corporate Names
The University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas.
Subjects
Students
Women college students
Women--Education
Places
Austin
Texas

Separated Material

Two UT garters were separated to the Artifacts Collection.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ruth Harwood Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1991-242

Processing Information

This collection contains unprocessed materials.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.

Subsequent revisions were made by Jessi Fishman, August 2016.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2.325/U501 [SRH1230002339] The Texan , November 1912 - April 1913
The Peripatos , June 9, 1913
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2.325/A78a [SRH1230000735] The Alcalde , April - June, 1913
UT Bulletins - Directories, 1909-1910, 1912-1913
UT Bulletins - Catalogue, 1913-1914
The University of Texas Magazine, circa 1912-1913
Assorted UT programs and printed materials, 1909-1913
UT Ex-Students' Association honorary Golden Anniversary Diploma awarded to Ruth Harwood Rydell, class of 1913, April 1963
School notebooks and papers, circa 1909-1913
The Texan clippings, 1913
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3Z298 [SRH1230029219] Photographs, circa 1911-1913