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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Ezra A. Frantz Papers, 1906-1960



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Frantz, Ezra A.
Title: Ezra A. Frantz papers
Dates: 1906-1960
Abstract: The Ezra A. Frantz Papers, 1906-1960, consist of the business records of the Frantz Buckle Company in Weatherford, Texas, as well as personal records of Frantz and his social activities.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02125
Extent: 2.17 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Ezra Allen Frantz (1875-1964) was born to Michael and Barbara Brubaker Frantz in Pleasant Hill, Illinois. In 1896, he married Mary Lavanna Buckley, with whom he had five children, including historian Joe B. Frantz. After dissolving his manufacturing partnership with his brother Peter, Frantz and his family moved to Texas in 1900. He soon acquired the Standard Bale Wire Buckle Company, which manufactured cotton-bale wire buckles. Frantz also patented a piston ring, a scratcher for oil rigs, and other inventions. During World War II, he served as general superintendent of the American Manufacturing Company.

Source:

"Frantz, Ezra Allen."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed December 7, 2010. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ffr06.

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Scope and Contents

The Ezra A. Frantz Papers, 1906-1960, consist of the business records of the Frantz Buckle Company in Weatherford, Texas, as well as personal records of Frantz and his social activities. The business records include correspondence, ledgers and journals, printed material, architectural drawings, and advertising materials, while the personal records contain correspondence, lists, newspaper clippings, and other items related to the Church of the Brethren of Texas and Louisiana and Frantz's rental properties.

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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.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Frantz, Ezra A.
Frantz, Joe Bertram, 1917-1993
Family Names
Frantz (Family)
Corporate Names
Church of the Brethren.
Frantz Buckle Company (Weatherford, Tex.)
Subjects
Manufacturing industries
Places
Texas
Weatherford

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Related Materials

See also Frantz (Joe B.) Papers.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Accession Number(s)

1971-176; 1992-041

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Frances Rodgers, November 1973.

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.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

box
3K128 [SRH1230017586] Correspondence, 1919-1941
Financial papers, 1908-1944, undated
Financial records
Ledgers, 1906-1907
box
3K129 [SRH1230017587] Cash book, 1913-1920
Ledgers, 1911-1921, 1930-1937
volume
4M525 Journal, 1911-1921
volume
4M526 Ledger, 1911-1921
volume
4M527 Journal, 1913-1920
box
3K130 [SRH1230017588] Ledgers, 1933-1944
Journals, 1935-1955
box
2.325/A180 [SRH1230000326] Unprocessed papers, 1920-1960
box
2.325/U509 [SRH1230002345] Unprocessed papers, 1920-1960

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