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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Gertrude Briggs Reinert papers, 1911, 1943-1962



Creator Reinert, Gertrude Briggs
Title: Gertrude Briggs Reinert papers
Dates: 1911, 1943-1962
Identification: camh-arc-004091
Extent: 2 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

Gertrude Briggs (1888-1960) married Anton N. "Bob" Reinert (1890-1969) in Rock Island, Illinois in 1911. The couple moved to Memphis, Tennessee; Fort Worth, Texas; and finally Austin, Texas. Gertrude Briggs Reinert cared for the family's five children while her husband managed Sheftal's, an Austin jewelry store.

During this time, Gertrude Reinert wrote to her sister Caroline (Carrie) Briggs, in Rock Island describing life in Austin's Tarrytown neighborhood.

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Scope and Contents

The Gertrude Briggs Reinert papers consist of handwritten letters from Reinert to her sister, Carrie Briggs, in Rock Island, Illinois. The letters are written from Austin, Texas, and describe middle-class life in the city. Letters also include Carrie Briggs' notes on outer envelopes.

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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
Reinert, Gertrude Briggs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Gertrude Briggs Reinert Papers, 1911, 1943-1962, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Colleen Hobbs, February 2019.

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Accession Number

2018-251

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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4B16 Correspondence 1911, 1943-1962

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