A Guide to the Thelma Lockwood Papers, 1951-1968
Thelma Lockwood was born on May 10, 1905 in Rockdale, Texas. She graduated from Austin High School in 1920 and earned two bachelor degrees, one in arts and one in business administration, from the University of Texas at Austin. She taught in Vernon, Texas for one year, then lived in New York and worked for a law firm there for several years before returning to Austin and starting a long-term career with the University of Texas. She served as secretary to the Dean of Extension for 10 years, then as secretary to UT President Homer P. Rainey, and executive assistant to Chancellor James P. Hart before becoming an executive assistant in the UT Office of Investments, Trust and Lands. She retired in 1970 and died in Austin on November 19, 2001.
Austin American-Statesman, November 22, 2001
The Thelma Lockwood Papers, 1951-1968, are primarily composed of personal materials, including postcards from friends who traveled to Mexico and other places, as well as photographs. A letter from a colleague on UT Board of Regents letterhead can also be found, which, while mainly personal in nature, includes some University business regarding PUF bonds and Jack Woolf, former president of UT Arlington.
This collection is open for research use.
Thelma Lockwood Papers, 1951-1968, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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