University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Mildred V. Boyer Papers, 1895-2015

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Boyer, Mildred, 1926-2015
Title: Mildred V. Boyer papers
Dates: 1895-2015
Abstract: The Mildred V. Boyer Papers (1895-2015) are comprised of the correspondence, photographs, scholarly works, poetry, and manuscripts of the University of Texas professor of Spanish and Education.
Accession No.: 2016-275, 2016-300
OCLC No.: 968786089
Extent: 8 feet
Language: Materials are written in English and Spanish.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Spanish and Education Professor Mildred Vinson Boyer taught at the University of Texas at Austin from 1959 until 1986. She created a bibliography, The Texas Collection of Comedias Sueltas (1978), describing the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center's collection of Spanish dramatic literature in suelta form. Other publications included Bilingual Schooling in the United States: History, Rationale, Implications and Planning (1976), with Theodore Andersson, and translations, including Jorge Luis Borges' Dreamtigers (1964), and a poetry collection, View Points (2013).

Boyer, a Tennessee native, attended Baylor University and was an Institute of International Education Scholar in Cuba. She subsequently taught at Baylor, the University of Illinois, and the University of Arkansas before joining the University of Texas faculty.


Mildred Vinson Boyer Obituary., accessed January 3, 2017, Austin American-Statesman Obituaries.

Scope and Contents

The Mildred V. Boyer Papers (1895-2015) are comprised of the correspondence, photographs, scholarly works, poetry, and manuscripts of the University of Texas professor of Spanish and Education. The collection also includes personal papers and photographs of Theodore Andersson, as well as Boyer's personal items, including diaries, homestead records, religious items, scrapbooks with travel photographs, and letters of appreciation from colleges.


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Portions of this collection are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Boyer, Mildred, 1926-2015.
Andersson, Theodore, 1903-1994.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. College of Liberal Arts. Department of Spanish & Portuguese.
University of Texas at Austin--Faculty.
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center.
Spanish poetry.
Bilingualism in children--United States.
Education, Bilingual--United States.
English language--Study and teaching--Spanish speakers.
Spanish language--Translations into English.
Spanish literature--17th century.
Spanish literature--18th century.
Spanish literature--19th century.
Spanish literature--20th century.
Austin (Tex.)

Related Material

See also The Texas Collection of Comedias Sueltas and Spanish Theater Database at the Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas.

See also Theodore Andersson Bilingual Education Collection, 1937-1981 at the Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas.

See also Theodore Andersson Papers, 1969 also at the Dolph Briscoe Center, The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas.

Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Library and Artifact units.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mildred V. Boyer Papers, 1895-2015, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Colleen Hobbs and Selena Aleman, January 2017.

Detailed Description of the Papers


Stored offsite at LSF:

2016/275/1 Personal, including salary and professional information, 1954-2008
CVs and journal reprint, 1978-1985
Spanish accent and grammar rules, 1926 and undated
Poem manuscript, 1958-1991
"Raw material," notes and clippings, 1988-2002 and undated
Poetry drafts, clippings, and notes, 1989-2001
Bound poetry manuscript, edited, [circa 1991]
Poem manuscript and notes, labeled "processed," 1988-1990
Poetry manuscript and awards information, 2001-2004
Story ideas, 1973-1987
Poetry, compositions, notes, 1941-1958
"The Graces," poem manuscript and notes, 1995-2010
Dorothy Turner, notes, poems, and sketch, 1975-2006
Thirza Reed poems, with Mildred Boyer notes, 1996-1999
Neill Megaw poems, 1996-1998
Neill Megaw notes, 1993-1995
A.R. Sendon, story and personal information, 1991 and undated
Origenes journal and "Unamuno en su Niebla," 1952
Foster child documents, 1989-1990
Michael Bailey documents, 1997-2010 and undated
Theodore Andersson, photos, biographical information, correspondence, [circa 1950s]-1994
Photographs of Michael Bailey, lock of hair, 1989-2001
Theodore Andersson, photographs, clippings, negatives, and programs, 1905-1994
Theodore Andersson, biographical materials, photographs, photocopies of high school and Yale yearbook, Yale class history, 1921-1955 and undated
Photographs of four children marked "Christmas 2003," 2003
2016/275/2 Poetry notebook, "Words for a Sea Song," 1958
Original Poetry, undated
2016/275/3 Homestead, records for 902 Lund, 1974-2007
Westminster Manor materials, 2007-2013
Westminster Manor directory, [2007?]
Articles, clippings, selections, 1972-2001 and undated
Furniture pictures and app[raisal], 1975-2007
Charity, 2013
Correspondence, 1998-2005 and undated
Correspondence, 1957-2013
First Baptist Church of Austin Member handbook, 2002
Holy Bible with notes and bookmark, 1989, 2009
Poetry manuscripts and clippings, undated
Religious studies, notes, and study guides, 2002-2003
2016/275/4 Poetry notes, manuscript, photocopies and correspondence, 1991-2013 and undated
Photographs, Amazon and Andes, postcards, booklet, notes, 1996 and undated
Family-related photographs, Thursday Group photos, Joan Forsdale photos, 1942-2001 and undated
2.325/ AAA54b, stored onsite at SRH Photocopy of two framed portraits, one man and one woman, circa 1800s
2016/275/4 Postcards, [circa 1950s-2000s]
USA travel photographs (2 folders), 1958-2006 and undated
Studio portraits, [circa 1940s]
Miscellaneous travel photographs and negatives, 1974-2003
Photographs, "friends," undated
Travel photographs and negatives, 2010-2013
Photographs, "J.V., Rick, me," 1998 and undated
Photographs, "with Ted and Nancy in England," 2000
Photographs and negatives, Christmas, Cedarbrake, 2001
Photographs, "Margi, Ted and Cass, Seattle," undated
Photographs and negatives, summer 1973, 1973
Photographs, "unplaced travel," [circa 1950s-1960s]
Photographs, Italy, "with Gail and Harvey Craig," 1995-1996
Photographs of Honduras medical mission; negatives of Winter Park ski trip, [1987-1988?]
2016/275/5 Books
The Infinite Absence (inscribed by author, 2 copies), Looking for the Horse Latitudes, and Brandywine in Winter by Miguel Gonzalez-Gerth, 1956-2004-2007
Elizabeth Bishop, Life and the Memory of it, by Brett Millier, with card from Kenneth Connally, 1994
Elizabeth Bishop, The Complete Poems, 1927-1979, annotated, with photocopies, 1980
Elizabeth Bishop, the Collected Prose, with note to Boyer from Ted Andersson, 1994
Book of Forms, by Lewis Turco, annotated, 1968
Linguistic Structures in Poetry, by Samuel Levin, annotated, 1962
Poesias Burlescas and Poesias Amorosas, by Quevedo, annotated, 1940
Patterns of Poetry by Miller Williams, 1986
Richard Wilbur, New and Collected Poems, with notes and annotations, 1988-1992
Adrienne Rich's Poetry, with annotations, 1991
Publications, journals, articles, and reviews, 1959-1968, 1975, 1981-1982
Personal photographs from Waco and Austin, Texas, passport, newspaper clipping, UT permanent record card, originally stored in College of Liberal Arts "Outstanding Service" gift box, 1954, 1961, 1968-1970, 1997, undated
The Study of Poetry, Phillips Exeter Academy, 1937
Report for NDEA Institute for undergraduates in Spanish, with poster of participants, 1965
Bilingual Schooling in the United States, Volume 1, 1970
Bilingual Schooling in the United States, Volume 2, 1970
Bilingual Schooling in the United States (2nd Edition), 1978
2016/275/6 Photographs
"Ireland Trip Summer '91 (annotated)," scrapbook of vacation photographs, "Ireland Map", "The book of Kells," photograph negatives with notes from Mildred V. Boyer, 1991
"Travel related un-matched photos (In progress…)," vacation and personal photographs, 1987-2007
"European River Cruise (post cards)," and travel photographs from Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Amsterdam, Holland, 2004
"Not Placed" photograph envelope, travel photographs and negatives, Denmark
"MVB Pictures & Shots, Negatives, Slides & Film Rolls," personal, travel, hot air balloon, sailing, conference photographs, 1954-2006 and undated
"UK Trip 1990," scrapbook, travel and personal photographs, 1990
"Andes Trip (Annotated) 1996," scrapbook, Peru and Machu Picchu travel photographs, 1996
Scrapbook of retirement letters received from faculty and colleagues, 1986
Poems, Edgar Allan Poe (1895), "Annabel Lee" souvenir, Miniature book, "Fragments del D. Quijote," with Juan Sedo Peris-Mencheta business card, 1895 and undated
"ViewPoints" poetry manuscript by Mildred V. Boyer, 2013
BoneSong, Weighed in the Balances, and No Boundaries by Alan Birkelbach, inscribed by author, 1996-2005
Neil Meili poetry collection "The Long Lapping Hills of Montana," 2011
"Selected Poems by Dorothy Saxe," inscribed by author, with notes and photocopies, undated
Nona Blanchard poetry collection, "Found in Canyon," "Another City, Another Room," 2007-2009
Opie R. Houston poetry collection, "Scribbles and Doodles," 1983
Lifetime Learning Institute poetry collection, "Summer Affair," 1986
Mondo, a River City Journal, Volume 1, Number 2, 1978
A Manual of English Meters, Joseph Malof, inscribed by author, 1970
Gerard Manley Hopkins, with notes, inscription, photocopy, 1960
Austin Poetry Society, Golden Jubilee Anthology, 1949-1999
Other Voices by Neill Megaw, annotated, with notes and photocopies, 2000-2002
Half-Tame, by Roger Shattuck, with notes and receipt, 1964-1965
La Celestina, by Fernando de Rojas, with annotations, (2 copies), 1968, 1981
2016/275/7 Baylor University Golden Anniversary diploma, 1997
Masters Thesis, Baylor University, "The Most Frequent Irregular Spanish Verbs in Prepositional Constructions and Idioms," 1949
Dissertation: "A Critical Edition of Thomas Serrano's Viaje del Parnaso," 1956
Photograph of University of Texas Latin American Conference participants, 1956
Texas Quarterly, Volume IV, Number 4, with annotations, 1961
The Texas Collection of Comedias Sueltas, a descriptive bibliography, with notes and errata sheet, 1978
View with a Grain of Salt, by Wislawa Symborska, with Lifetime Learning class list, 1993
Calendars/ Diaries, 1942, 1968-1973
Calendars/ Diaries, 1974-1975
2016/275/8 Calendars/ Diaries, 1976-1992
Calendars/ Diaries, 1994-1997
Calendars/ Diaries, 2000-2003
Calendars/ Diaries, 2004-2009
Address Books and directory, undated
Legal documents, mortgages, and estate planning materials, 1926-2008
Personal Correspondence 1997-2010 and undated
3V277a, stored onsite at SRH Electronic media
1 VHS, Tug Andersson and Mildred Boyer on bilingual education, interview by Chester Christian; flash drive; 2 CD-Rs, 2003-2004 and undated
RESTRICTED, 2.325/F77, stored onsite at SRH Financial and foster child information, 2004-2010 and undated