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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

OCLC Number

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Dudley R. Dobie Papers, 1886-1974



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dobie, Dudley R., 1904-1982
Title: Dudley R. Dobie papers
Dates: 1886-1974
Abstract: Comprising ephemera and printed material, correspondence, notes, and photographs related to Texas history and the collection of Roy Wilkinson Aldrich, the Dudley R. Dobie Papers, 1886-1974, document Dobie's career as a historian and professor at the Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02630
Extent: 12 inches
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

The cousin of J. Frank Dobie, Dudley Richard Dobie, Sr. (1904-1982) was born to ranchers William Neville and Mary E. (Mills) Dobie in Lagarto, Texas. In 1927, he graduated from Southwest Texas State Teachers College, now Texas State University-San Marcos (TSU) and married Deborah Galbreath, with whom he had three children. A writer on Texas history for numerous magazines and newspapers, Dobie received his master's degree in history from the University of Texas at Austin in 1932. Three years later, he became a bookseller, helping the Texas State Historical Association establish its annual conference book auction in 1940. Dobie served as history professor and museum director at TSU from 1941 to 1951 and a city alderman for San Marcos from 1949 to 1951. After his bookstores in Austin and San Marcos closed, Dobie taught history and directed the Big Bend Memorial Museum at Sul Ross State Teachers College in Alpine from 1955 until his retirement in 1966. A member of the Hays County Historical Commission, he authored A History of San Marcos and Hays County (1948) and Adventures in the Canyons, Mountains and Desert Country of the Big Bend of Texas and Mexico (1952).

Source:

Lowman, Al. "Dobie, Dudley Richard, Sr."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed April 20, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fdo31.

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Scope and Contents

Comprising ephemera and printed material, correspondence, notes, and photographs, the Dudley R. Dobie Papers, 1886-1974, document Dobie's career as a historian and professor at the Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. Ephemera, photographs, and printed material include brochures, invitations, form letters, conference programs, playbills, membership lists, newspaper clippings, and articles regarding Texas state parks, Native American tribes, Texas Rangers, and Texas pioneers and other historical figures, such as W. D. Smithers, General John L. Bullis, and King Fisher. Additionally, correspondence, advertisements, a booklist, notes, and other materials, 1934-1961, concern the sale of the Roy Wilkinson Aldrich Collection to Sul Ross State University.

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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
Aldrich, Roy Wilkinson, 1869-1955
Bullis, John L., 1841-1911
Dobie, Dudley R., 1904-1982
Fisher, King, 1854-1884
Smithers, W.D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981
Corporate Names
Sul Ross State University
Texas Rangers
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life
Indians of North America
Places
Texas

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Related Materials

See also the Roy Wilkinson Aldrich papers, 1858-1955.

See also the W. D. Smithers collection, 1907-1930.

See also the Thomas Franklin Harwood papers, 1850-1929.

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Separated Material

Materials related to T. F. Harwood's service as a delegate to the 1924 Democratic National Convention have been separated to the Thomas Franklin Harwood papers.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dudley R. Dobie Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1982-337; 1982-383; 1983-010; 1983-059

Processing Information

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 made by Emily Frazier, November 2019.

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OCLC Number

772540585

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

Ephemera
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2.325/A128 [SRH1230000245] Related to Texas politics and history, 1895-1908, 1936, 1946, 1970, undated
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2.325/A134 [SRH1230000251] Misc. from Dudley Dobie Estate (San Marcos), 1927-1950, 1961, 1972, undated
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2.325/J81 [SRH1230001526] Related to W.D. Smithers, Carlos Ashley, and the Thomas W. Streeter Collection, 1936, 1959-1963, undated
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2.325/A131 [SRH1230000248] Correspondence, notes, 1936, 1942, undated
Manuscripts by others
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2.325/A128 [SRH1230000245] Manuscript, correspondence, clippings related to De Cordova, 1932, undated
Manuscript by Cora Melton Cross, undated
Photographs, Texas Rangers, 1886, 1900, undated
Roy Wilkinson Aldrich Papers
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2.325/A131 [SRH1230000248] Correspondence, Dudley R. Dobie, 1955-1964
Clippings 1950-1960, 1955-1960, undated
Booklist, Aldrich Collection, undated
Materials related to Dudley R. Dobie: Sale of Aldrich collection, 1955-1958, undated
Materials related to Dudley R. Dobie: Notes on Roy Wilkinson Aldrich, 1968, undated
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2.325/B23 [SRH1230000361] John King Fisher and Ben Thompson material, March 11, 1934-June 18, 1939, May 1969, undated
General John L. Bullis Collection, March 27, 1890, January 30, 1936-December 1937, undated
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2.325/AAA11 [SRH1230002890] Map, Alpine, Texas, undated

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