University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Mildred V. Boyer Papers, 1895-2015

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.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.03868
Extent: 9.9 linear feet
Language: Materials are written in English and Spanish.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

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, June 7, 2015, Austin American-Statesman.

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.


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

Index Terms

Personal Names
Andersson, Theodore, 1903-1994
Boyer, Mildred, 1926-2015
Corporate Names
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center.
The University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin. Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Bilingualism in children
Education, Bilingual
English language--Study and teaching--Spanish speakers
Spanish language--Translating into English
Spanish literature
Spanish poetry
Universities and colleges--Faculty
United States
Document Types

Related Materials

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 Material Culture 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.

OCLC Number


Accession Numbers

2016-275; 2016-300

Detailed Description of the Collection


2016-275/1 [19114264] Personal, including salary and professional information, 1954-2008
CVs and journal reprint, 1978-1985
Spanish accent and grammar rules, 1926, undated
Poem manuscript, 1958-1991
"Raw material," notes and clippings, 1988-2002, 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, undated
Origenes journal and "Unamuno en su Niebla", 1952
Foster child documents, 1989-1990
Michael Bailey documents, 1997-2010, undated
Theodore Andersson, photos, biographical information, correspondence, circa 1950-1994
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, undated
Photographs of four children marked "Christmas 2003"
2016-275/2 [19026804] Poetry notebook, "Words for a Sea Song", 1958
Original poetry, undated
2016-275/3 [19114275] Homestead, records for 902 Lund, 1974-2007
Westminster Manor materials, 2007-2013
Westminster Manor directory, 2007
Articles, clippings, selections, 1972-2001, undated
Furniture pictures and app[raisal], 1975-2007
Charity, 2013
Correspondence, 1998-2005, 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
2016-275/4 [19114344] Religious studies, notes, and study guides, 2002-2003
Poetry notes, manuscript, photocopies and correspondence, 1991-2013, undated
Photographs, Amazon and Andes, postcards, booklet, notes, 1996, undated
Family-related photographs, Thursday Group photos, Joan Forsdale photos, 1942-2001, undated
2.325/AAA54B [SRH1230002929] Photocopy of two framed portraits, one man and one woman, circa 1800-circa 1809
2016-275/4 [19114344] Postcards, circa 1950-circa 2009
USA travel photographs (2 folders), 1958-2006, undated
Studio portraits, circa 1940-circa 1949
Miscellaneous travel photographs and negatives, 1974-2003
Photographs, "friends", undated
Travel photographs and negatives, 2010-2013
Photographs, "J.V., Rick, me", 1998, 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
Photographs, "unplaced travel", circa 1950-circa 1969
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 [19114333] 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 [19114311] "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 and Shots, Negatives, Slides and Film Rolls," personal, travel, hot air balloon, sailing, conference photographs, 1954-2006, 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
2016-275/6 [19114311] Poems, Edgar Allan Poe (1895), "Annabel Lee" souvenir, Miniature book, "Fragments del D. Quijote," with Juan Sedo Peris-Mencheta business card, 1895, 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 [19114377] 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 [19026917] 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, undated
Electronic media
Stored onsite at SRH. Stored onsite at SRH.
3V277a [SRH1230030483] 1 VHS, Tug Andersson and Mildred Boyer on bilingual education, interview by Chester Christian; flash drive; 2 CD-Rs, 2003-2004, undated
2.325/F77 [SRH1230000912] Financial and foster child information, 2004-2010, undated
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