Austin History Center

Hart Family Papers

An Inventory of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hart family
Title: Hart Family Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1794-1984
Bulk Dates: 1880-1970
Abstract: The Harts are an Austin family whose involvement in Travis County politics and civic life has spanned over five generations. The collection documents the lives, activities and professional careers of members of the Hart Family, from James Pinckney Hart (1848-1914) to the families of his grandson James Pinckney Hart and granddaughter Helen Furman Hart Jagou.
Identification: AR.H.008
Quantity: 7.18 linear feet (13 text boxes, 3 photograph boxes, 3 photo albums, qAR photograph folder)
Location: Archival Stacks, Oversize Archives (qAR), Photography Outer Vault, Photography Rare Format Storage
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

The Harts are an Austin family whose involvement in Travis County politics and civic life has spanned over five generations. Their contributions included public service in official capacities ranging from the academic realm, local arts and culture, litigation, and local government. Additionally, the Harts were active philanthropists and were involved on a volunteer/member basis in many local clubs and organizations including the American Red Cross, Daughters of the American Revolution, March of Dimes, Texas Fine Arts Association, Historic Landmarks Commission, Austin Heritage Society, and the Texas State Historical Association.

The patriarch of the Hart family was Captain James Pinckney Hart (1848-1914), who migrated to Texas in 1865 from Gallatin, Tennessee. Although there are conflicting accounts of the precise dates of his early life and events, it is known that he served as deputy postmaster in Austin for several years, and in 1870 married Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Peck (1846-1943). After a short period working in the mercantile business, Hart was appointed a deputy clerk of the Supreme Court of the state of Texas under the Hon. William DeNormandie. He remained in this position until 1878, whereupon he was appointed deputy clerk in the District Court of Travis County, serving under E. Hallman. Hart succeeded Hallman in this capacity, serving as District Clerk for twenty-six years before retiring from office on December 1st, 1906. Subsequently, Captain Hart served two terms as the first Commissioner of Police, Fire, Health and Public Safety in Austin. In 1913 he was appointed State Statistical Agent of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, serving for one year. In an effort to improve his health, Captain Hart had been living and farming his home several miles southeast of Austin on the Colorado River when he died of acute indigestion in 1914. In addition to his public service, Captain Hart was a Mason, a Shriner, a Knight Templar, a member of the Knights of Pythias, Odd Fellows and Woodmen of the World. He was survived by his wife, Mollie, his son James Hill Hart and his wife, Nannie Strother Furman Hart, and his other son, William de Normandie Hart and his wife, Carrie Meriwether Hart.

Carrie Dunlop Meriwether (1875-1964) married Captain James Pinckney Hart's son William de Normandie Hart (1872-1951). She spent her early life on her father's plantation in Grapeland, East Texas. She was raised by her grandmother after her mother suffered a fatal accident, and was eventually brought to Austin to live with her aunt and uncle, who headed the Blind Institute. As an adult, she married Judge William de Normandie Hart and remained in Austin for over 80 years and was a member of the Southern Presbyterian Church. Her husband, William, practiced law in Austin, and in later years had a law practice with his brother James Hill Hart.

Captain Hart's son, James Hill Hart (1878-1968), had a career as an Austin litigator. He earned undergraduate and law degrees from The University of Texas at Austin, and was granted license to practice law in 1901, after which he practiced law for sixty-seven years in Austin. From 1929 to 1947 Hart served with the State Board of Law Examiners; additionally, he was a member of the Travis County Draft Board from 1933 to 1967. Hart served as president of the Travis County Bar Association, the Town and Gown Club, and in 1919 was elected to be the first president of the Austin Kiwanis Club. Hart was also noted for his distinguished football career during his tenure at the University of Texas at Austin; having served as the captain of the 1899 football team and having lettered on the 1897-1900 football squads, he was later inducted into the Longhorn Hall of Honor. His lifelong enthusiasm for Texas athletics was evidenced by both his purchase of Longhorn baseball park Clark Field in 1924 and his twenty-five year participation as an alumni member on the University of Texas Athletic Council. James Hill Hart was an avid hunter and was well known for his fondness for walking, making his daily trip to and from work on foot.

James Hill Hart's wife, Nancy "Nannie" Strother Furman Hart (1878-1963), spent her childhood in Belton, Texas. She lived in Austin for sixty-two years and was an active participant in many social, civic and church-related activities such as the Presbyterian Church, Pathfinders Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, Austin Woman's Club, and Colonial Dames. Nannie died in 1963 at the age of 84.

Helen Furman Hart Jagou (1906-1999) was the daughter of James Hill Hart and Nannie Strother Furman. She received her Master's degree from The University of Texas at Austin and was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She married Charles Chester Jagou, Sr. (1904-1973).

James Pinckney Hart (1904-1987), son of James Hill Hart and Nancy "Nannie" Strother Furman, led a distinguished, multifaceted career that included high-ranking positions in the Texas government, and service as the first Chancellor of The University of Texas System. After graduating from Austin High School he started at The University of Texas, majoring in History. He completed his degree in 1925, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to study law at Harvard Law School, served on the Harvard Law Review, and graduated with honors in 1928. After graduation he returned to Austin to practice law in a private practice. James Pinckney Hart was elected to two terms as District Attorney of Travis County, serving from 1933 to 1937. In 1938, he served as special district judge and then spent two years as the assistant Attorney General of the oil and gas division of Travis County (1939-1941.) Governor Buford Jester appointed Hart to Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court in 1947. Following this, in 1948, Hart successfully ran for a six year term on the Texas Supreme Court, but after serving only three years Hart resigned to accept the position as first Chancellor of The University of Texas system, a title he held from 1950 to 1953. After retiring, James Pinckney Hart entered a private law practice and was eventually joined by son Joseph. Hart last sought office in 1957 in an unsuccessful bid for senator. James Pinckney Hart died on May 18, 1987, at the age of 82. As an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Hart's notable opinions included an early recognition of the rights of married women in Texas, particularly in the case of Worden v. Worden, 148 Texas reports 356 (1949). He was furthermore heavily involved in farmers' rights, labor unions and the right to protest.

James Pinckney Hart's wife, Katherine Drake Hart (1905-2000) was born in 1905 to Maggie Myrick Drake and William Sherman Drake (who co-founded Calcasieu lumber company in 1883). Katherine attended The University of Texas at Austin and Wellesley College, graduating in 1926 with a triple major in English Literature, Composition and French. Katherine would later go on to serve a six year term as a trustee for Wellesley College. Katherine, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, won a scholarship to study abroad in Lyon, France for one year. She received her M.A. in French literature from Columbia University in 1927 and completed her doctorate in French literature in 1955, after 21 years of study. Between the years of 1965-1975 she helped found and served as director of the Austin Travis County Collection, now the Austin History Center.

Katherine Drake Hart's many accomplishments and activities reflect her dedication to education, civic life, and historical preservation. In addition to serving on the boards of numerous historical preservation societies, she was a member of the Austin Public Schools Board of Trustees, the Texas State School Board, the Planned Parenthood Board, president of the Heritage Society of Austin, and was a special feature writer for the Austin-American Statesman. Katherine was instrumental in the preservation of numerous historical Austin landmarks, including the Littlefield Home, and during her time as a member of the school board in the mid-1950's introduced the motion to integrate Austin public schools. Katherine's activism was acknowledged in 1956, when Governor Pierce Daniel appointed her to the State Board of Education. Katherine Hart died in her Austin home in 2000.

Thomas Maxey Hart, the son of Doc Hill Hart Sr., (the brother of James Pinckney Hart) and his wife, Derie Smith Hart, was the nephew of Captain James Pinckney Hart. No exact dates have been established for his birth and death, but documents in the collection confirm that he was enlisted in World War I and fought overseas. Later, Thomas was a clerk of the United States Court for the Western District of Texas, having succeeded his father whom had worked in the same capacity for fifty years. Thomas served as clerk for thirty-one years (1937-1968).

Sources: Information found in the Austin History Center AF Biography Text-Hart, James Pinckney.

Scope and Contents

The collection documents four generations of the Hart family, dating from 1794-1984. The bulk of the collection concerns the lives and activities of patriarch Captain James Pinckney Hart (1848-1914), his son James Hill Hart (1878-1968), and James Hill Hart's son James Pinckney Hart (1904-1987). There is also a substantial amount of material belonging to Katherine Drake Hart (1905-2000), the wife of James Pinckney Hart. The collection also includes documents and personal papers relating to the extended Hart family. The material includes marriage certificates, certificates of birth, death notices, family photographs and photo albums, scrapbooks, awards and diplomas, newspaper clippings, correspondence, financial documents, legal documents, campaign materials relating to the 1957 senate campaign of James Pinckney Hart, ephemera, and a family bible. Additionally, the collection includes the date books of James Pinckney Hart, with detailed daily entries of his activities and appointments from 1930 to 1984.

The papers of James Pinckney Hart (1848-1914) primarily concern Hart's legal work and personal business transactions. Included are legal files, land deeds, and contracts relating to casework covering financial, real estate, and guardianship suits. Furthermore this series contains the official records and correspondence regarding the personal land transactions and real estate sales made by Hart himself.

There are a comparatively small number of documents in the collection pertaining to Mary Elizabeth Hart (1846-1943), Derie Smith Hart (sister-in-law of James Pinckney Hart) and Thomas Maxey Hart (son of Derie Hart). Mary Elizabeth Hart's series contains material relating to the purchase and sale of land; Derie Smith Hart's consists of a number of personal correspondences between the years of 1880 and 1883, and Thomas Maxey Hart's series includes a number of letters written by Hart while stationed overseas during World War I (dated 1918-1919).

Carrie Meriweather and William de Normandie Hart's (1888-1966) series primarily documents the settling of Carrie's estate after her death in 1964. There is a considerable amount of correspondence between her brother-in-law, James Hill Hart and various insurance and investment companies, as well as copies of Hart's will and probate. Additionally, there is a thank-you letter from Hart's daughter to James Hill Hart regarding the handling of her mother's estate. In addition there is professional correspondence from William D. Hart's law office and City of Austin tax statements.

James Hill Hart's (1878-1968) papers present a multifaceted perspective of a prolific writer, litigator and outdoor enthusiast. Hart's writings include historical accounts and biographies, opinion pieces on the subject of the legal profession and athletics, as well as dedications, memorials and eulogies. In addition to Hart's writings, there are accounts and official documents pertaining to Hart's legal practice and cases. Hart's involvement with The University of Texas' football team is represented by a number of writings, correspondence and clippings. A substantial amount of materials document Hart's extracurricular clubs and organizations, including the Masons and the Scottish Rite Temple. His love of hunting and fishing is documented in written accounts and detailed logs of his yearly hunting trip. Hart's personal correspondence is included in the collection, with the bulk of the letters relating to his son James Pinckney Hart's 1957 campaign for U.S. Senator. The collection also includes war ration books from World War II, personal tax and financial records, and a number of certificates from the many organizations and institutions of which Hart was an active member.

Nancy "Nannie" Strother Furman Hart (1878-1963), wife of James Hill Hart, was active in many clubs and historical organizations and this aspect of her life is documented through official certificates and notices, and correspondence. Hart's interest in and research documenting her ancestry (for the purposes of joining clubs such as the Daughters of the American Revolution), is recorded in both her papers and the historical and family photographs contained within the collection. Hart's war ration booklets and a number of documents relating to her death and estate are also present.

The papers of Helen Furman Hart Jagou (1906-1999), the daughter of James Hill Hart, contain personal memorabilia relating to her early education and college years. Jagou traveled around Europe in 1927-1928 and lived for a time in Mexico; both events are documented in the photographs, personal correspondence, and ephemeral mementos she kept of the time. Jagou's papers also document the lifelong correspondence she kept with her father, James Hill Hart. This series also contains her war ration booklets from World War II.

James Pinckney Hart's (1904-1987) papers constitute the largest series of the collection. The various professional phases of Hart's life are well represented, from his education at The University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University to his later life in politics and government. Hart's campaigns for District Attorney and Justice of the Supreme Court are represented by newspaper clippings, correspondence and notes, and his tenure in each of these positions are described in correspondence, writings and memorabilia. Hart's service as the first Chancellor of The University of Texas system is documented in correspondence, newspaper clippings, certificates and programs of official events. The largest portion of Hart's papers consist of documents relating to his unsuccessful 1957 bid for U.S. Senator. These documents include speeches, correspondence, magazine, radio, television and newspaper advertisements, in addition to detailed financial accounts and lists of contributors to the campaign. Personal memos and itineraries are also contained within this collection, in addition to publications regarding the labor rights of Mexican immigrants (an issue in which Hart expressed interest as a platform for his campaign). Hart's papers also contain a series of four scrapbooks consisting of newspaper clippings that extensively document Hart's senatorial campaign through the years 1956-1957. Only one document exists regarding Hart's later career as a lawyer in the law firm of his father, James Hill Hart.

James Pinckney Hart's personal and family life is chiefly represented in the papers of his wife, Katherine Drake Hart. However, his papers do include Hart's personal correspondence and documents relating to clubs and organizations of which he was a part, and an extensive collection of his date books (1930-1984), in which Hart documented his daily activities, appointments and reflections.

James Pinckney Hart's wife, Katherine Drake Hart (1905-2000), was an individual whose work and activism won her numerous accolades and honors in the city of Austin. Her papers include personal mementos of her early life and education at Wellesley College and the University of Texas at Austin. A number of personal letters and cards (including James Pinckney Hart's first request to escort her on a date) are contained within her personal papers. Katherine Drake Hart's election to the Austin Public Schools Board of Trustees is documented primarily through correspondence; however, her myriad efforts in the education and preservation of Austin's history are documented in both correspondence, personal articles and speeches written for various publications and events, extensive newspaper and magazine clippings regarding her achievements, and the multiple honors, certificates and awards she was given for her involvement as an historian and activist. Hart was also active in a number of other clubs and charitable organizations in Austin (such as the Red Cross); her membership cards are contained within her papers. Hart's general papers reflect the scope of her career as a whole and include newspaper clippings, correspondence (both personal and relating to her career achievements) and ephemera concerning her retirement. An original ink portrait of Hart is contained within the collection.

In addition to the materials relating to the lives, careers and activities of each family member listed above, there is a series of photographs relating to members of the Hart family, which has been listed under Family Photographs (1893-1968, undated). The majority of the photographs are portraits and family group photographs documenting the lives of Mollie and James Pinckney Hart, their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The photographs have been loosely organized by each segment of the family but there is large amount of overlap from group to group.


The collection is arranged into eleven series:
I. James Pinckney Hart, 1867-1914, undated
II. Mary Elizabeth Hart, 1872
III. Derie Smith Hart, 1889-1931
IV. Thomas Maxey Hart, 1918-1919
V. Carrie Meriweather and William de Normandie Hart, 1888-1966, undated
VI. James Hill Hart, 1899-1970, undated
VII. Nannie Strother Furman Hart, 1794-1963, undated
VIII. Helen Furman Hart Jagou, 1916-1968, undated
IX. James Pinckney Hart, 1909-1984, undated
X. Katherine Drake Hart, 1926-1984, undated
XI. Family Photographs, 1893-1968, undated


Restrictions on Access

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Restrictions on Use

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Furman, David S.
Furman, Jack.
Hart, Fred Peck.
Hart, James Pinckney, 1848-1914.
Hart, Mollie (Mary Elizabeth Peck).
Hart, Derie Smith.
Hart, Thomas Maxey.
Hart, Frances Maxey.
Hart, Carrie Dunlop Meriweather.
Hart, James Hill.
Hart, Nannie Strother Furman.
Hart, William de Normandie.
Hart, Richard Drake.
Hart, James Pinckney, 1904-1987.
Hart, Katherine Drake.
Hart, James Pinckney, Jr.
Hart, James Winfrey.
Hart, Joseph H.
Jagou, Charles C.
Jagou, Charles C., Jr.
Jagou, Helen Furman Hart.
Jagou, James H.
Jagou, Nancy.
Little, Sherman Hart.
Little, Henry M., Jr.
Williams, Katherine Hart.
Williams, Elwyn Carol, Jr.
Williams, Elwyn Carol.
Terrill, Christine Hair Woodward.
Terrill, Joe.
Austin History Center.
The University of Texas.
Daughters of the American Revolution.
Daughters of the American Colonists.
Historic Landmarks Commission.
Austin Heritage Society.
Texas State Historical Association.
Texas Fine Arts Association.
Austin (Tex.)
Travis County (Tex.)
Austin (Tex.) Biography.
Government--Texas--Supreme Court.
Government--Texas--Senate Campaign.
University of Texas System--Chancellor.
Education, Higher--Texas
University of Texas--Athletics.
Women--Societies and Clubs.
Men--Societies and Clubs.
Document Types:
Textual material
Legal documents
Newspaper clippings
Date books
No. A-5280 In the Supreme Court of Texas: Mrs. Pathicia Biggers, A Widow, Et. AL. v. Continental Bus System Et. AL.
No. 3921 In the United States Circuit Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit: A. Robinson, Trustee of the Estate of Albert Eikel Bankrupt vs. Albert Eikel, Bankrupt
In the Supreme Court of Texas: University Interscholastic League v. Midwestern University, Et. AL.
In the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit: E.V. Woolsey, Alma Fleisher, Caroline Wieland and Alma C. Ray (Nee Nauert), Et Vir v. Security Trust Company, a corporation, and C.F. Gibson, receiver of Security Trust Company and the State of Texas.
Leaves From the Scrapbook of M. W. Terrell.
More Leaves From the Scrapbook of M. W. Terrell.

Related Material

Austin Files

  • AF Biography Hart, James Pinckney
  • AF Biography Hart, Katherine Drake
  • AF House/Building East Avenue, 2000
  • AF Subject Libraries - Austin History Center L2710

Archives and Manuscripts

  • AR.F.004 Calcasieu Lumber Company Records
  • AR.2005.023 Concerned Citizens for the Development of West Austin Records

General Collection

  • A 061.64 PH 1951 Proceedings of the Annual Meeting at Lufkin, December 8, 1951
  • A 378.764 UN Some Important Facts and Figures About the University of Texas, its History, Purpose, and Financial Needs
  • A 976.4061092 H679h What James Stephen Hogg Means to Texas : An Address
  • A 640 HA Pease Porridge Hot: Recipes, Household Hints, and Home Remedies of the Pease Family
  • A 641.59764 He The Old Bakery Bake Book
  • A 929.2097643 HA Interview with Katherine Hart
  • A 917.6411 HA 1968-74 Waterloo Scrapbook
  • A 917.64111 HA 19th Century Austin
  • A 976.411 Au Austin & Travis County : A Pictorial History, 1839-1939
  • A 976.404 Sa Alphonse in Austin
  • A 976.4050922 LU Lucadia Pease & the Governor: Letters, 1850-1857

Separated Material

Transferred to Periodicals

  • Daily Texan, 1915 November and 1916 May
  • The Alcade, 1949 June
  • Texas Observer, 1955 August
  • True West, 1955 August and 1968 June

Transferred to General Collection

  • A 347.99764 TR Travis County Bar Association. One Hundredth Anniversary of the District Courts of Travis County, Texas, 1840-1940.
  • A 347.014 R36I In Memoriam: Honorable Ben H. Rice, Jr. 1898-1964.
  • A 378.005 CA 1899 University of Texas The Cactus (1899)
  • A 376.73 T3121 Texas. University at Austin. Ex-Students' Association. General Register of Students and Former Students of The University of Texas.(1907)
  • A 373.05 AU76YC Austin High School. The Comet. (1909 June)
  • A 366.1097643 FR By-Laws of Austin Lodge No. 12, AF$#38;AM. (1915-1960)
  • A 921 B791B Batts, R. L. Victor Brookes: An Address Delivered at the Elk's Memorial Service. (1925 December)
  • A 976.4 MI Miller, Jency. Facts About Texas: This Little Folder Contains Forty-Two True Statements. (1935)
  • A 366.1 FR Freemasons, Austin Lodge No. 12. Centennial Program Commemorating the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Dispensation Date of Austin Lodge No. 12, A.F. & A.M. (1939 November)
  • A 378.764 UN University of Texas. Chancellor. Some Important Facts and Figures About the University of Texas, Its History, Purpose, and Financial Needs. (1952)
  • A 338.76 GO AA Goeth, Ralph Conrad. One Hundred Years of Tips in Texas. (1957)
  • A 811.52 PE AA Penn, Ada C. Read. After Eighty Years. (1951)
  • A 016.9791 DO Dobie, J. Frank. Guide to Life and Literature in the Southwest. (1943)

Austin Files

  • A significant amount of newspaper articles featuring Hart family members were added to AF Biography Hart, James Pinckney.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The Hart collection was donated in multiple installments. The first donation was gifted to the Austin History Center (then called the Austin Travis County Collection) in 1968 after the death of James Hill Hart. Succeeding sets of donations were made by Joe and Kay Hart between April 2001 and June 2009.

Preferred Citation

Hart Family Papers (AR.H.008). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #s: DO/1971/000; DO/1995/006; DO/2001/059

Donation Date: 1968 May 2001, February 2005, July 2005, June 2006, June 2009

Processing Information

Final Processing and Finding Aid by Lauren Dest, Bailey Cain and Lilly Carrel, November 2013. Materials added and finding aid updated April 2014.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

I. James Pinckney Hart, 1867-1914, undated

Legal Documents, 1880-1902, undated
Box Folder
1 1 Brush, et. al. v.s. Vineyard, et. al, 1880, 1883
2 Guardianship of Charlie House, 1883
3 Hutter v.s. Hutter, 1883-1885
4 General legal documents, 1883-1902
5 Cases against Malvinsky, 1884
6 First National Bank v.s. J.S. Davis, 1884
7 Wolf v.s. Jourdan, 1884-1885
8 S.W. French v.s. James Haig, 1885
9 Real estate cases, 1888, 1890-1893, 1900
Personal Business, 1867-1914, undated
Box Folder
1 10 Deeds to land, 1867, 1894
11 Real estate surveys, sales and leases, 1899-1902, 1914
12 Materials relating to death, estate, 1914

II. Mary Elizabeth Hart, 1872

Box Folder
1 13 Deeds to land, land for sale, 1872

III. Derie Smith Hart, 1889-1931

Box Folder
1 14 Correspondence, 1889, 1931

IV. Thomas Maxey Hart, 1918-1919

Box Folder
1 15 Personal correspondence during World War I, 1918-1919

V. Carrie Meriweather and William de Normandie Hart, 1888-1966

Box Folder
1 16 Personal materials, 1888
17 Will and associated documents, 1951, 1964
18 Probate, taxes, financial records and investments, 1964-1966, undated
19 Correspondence regarding estate of Carrie Hart, undated
Box Folder
13 13-14 William Hart professional correspondence, 1925-1939
15 Tax statements and assorted bills, 1929-1932

VI. James Hill Hart, 1899-1970, undated

Writings and Biographies, 1918-1966, undated
Box Folder
1 20 Legal and government, 1918-1920, 1933, 1938, 1961, 1966, undated
Box Folder
2 1 Athletics and football, 1921, undated,
2 "John C.Townes," 1923
3 Dedications and memorial addresses, 1931, 1936-1937, 1943, 1961, 1963-1964, undated
4 "Robert Lynn Batts," 1935-1936, 1940, 1961
5-6 Legal and government, undated
7 "John Patterson," undated
8 "Some Recollections...of Austin at an earlier date," undated
Law Practice, 1901-1952, undated
Box Folder
2 9 Cases and certificates, 1901-1902, 1926-1927
10 Personal law pamphlets, 1933, 1952, undated
The University of Texas, 1899-1968, undated
Box Folder
2 11 General University of Texas materials, 1899-1900, 1940
12 W. Trenckmann, 1915, 1927, 1932, 1934, undated
13 Hall of Honor event, 1968
Location BoxItem
qAR 002/029 University of Texas diploma, 1899
Clubs, Activities and Organizations, 1909-1967, undated
Box Folder
2 14 Masonry, 1909, 1921, 1927, 1942, 1947, 1957, 1961, undated
15 Hunting and Fishing, 1916-1918, 1927, 1931-1939, 1967
Location FlatFile
qAR 01/01/01 Scottish Rite certificate, 1930
Locations BoxItem
qAR 002/009 Scottish Rite certificate, 1923
Location BoxItem
qAR 002/010 Scottish Rite certificate, 1916
001/052 Scottish Rite certificate, 1923
001/053 Scottish Rite certificate, 1916
001/051 Selective Service medal certificate, undated
Correspondence, 1916-1948, undated
Box Folder
2 16 General Correspondence, 1916, 1922, 1925, 1927, 1935, undated
Box Folder
3 1-2 Correspondence relating to James Pinckney Hart, 1948
Ephemera, 1904-1967, undated
Box Folder
3 3 Certificates, awards and licenses, 1904, 1963, 1967, undated
4 War ration books, 1942, 1943, undated
General Family Materials, 1902-1970, undated
Box Folder
3 5 General family materials, 1902, 1952, undated
6 Family taxes, insurance, and deeds, 1906-1917, 1923-1925, 1928, 1930-1931, 1939, 1970
Box Folder
13 17 Annotated books of verse, 1941-1951

VII. Nannie Strother Furman Hart, 1794-1963, undated

Personal Activities and Correspondence, 1885-1963, undated
Box Folder
3 7 Personal notebooks, 1885, 1916, undated
8 Patriotic organizations and clubs, 1904, 1937, 1941-1942, 1954, 1959-1960, undated
9 General correspondence, 1913, 1926, 1931, 1950-1951, 1954, undated
10 War ration booklets, 1942-1943, undated
11 Death and funeral, 1963, undated
Location BoxItem
qAR 001/049 Daughters of the American Revolution certificate, 1904
001/047 Daughters of 1812 certificate, 1938
001/048 Daughters of the American Colonists certificate, 1942
Furman Family and Ancestors, 1794-1937, undated
Box Folder
3 12 Family wills and death certificates, 1794, 1828, 1841, 1844, 1863, 1877, 1913, 1937, undated
13 Ancestry research, 1937, undated
Location BibleCollection
Secure Storage Bible #3 Family bible, 1868

VIII. Helen Furman Hart Jagou, 1916-1968,undated

Schools and Education, 1916-1930, undated
Box Folder
4 1 Fifth grade leaf collection, 1916
2 School days scrapbook material and high school diploma, 1917, 1920, 1928-1929, undated
3 School days scrapbook, 1920-1922
4 University of Texas materials, 1920, 1926, 1930
5 University of Texas dinner dances, 1923-1925, undated
Location BoxItem
qAR 001/054 Austin High School diploma, 1922
001/055 University of Texas diploma, 1926
002/011 Boston University diploma, 1927
Travel, 1927-1951, undated
Box Folder
4 6 European trip, 1927-1928, undated
7 Life in Mexico, 1930-1931, 1951, undated
General Personal Correspondence, 1941-1968
Box Folder
4 8 Correspondence with father James Hill Hart, 1941, 1966, 1968
Personal Ephemera, 1908, undated
Box Folder
4 9 War ration booklets and other ephemera, 1908, undated

IX. James Pinckney Hart, 1909-1984, undated

Education, 1909-1928, undated
Box Folder
5 1 Early education, 1909, 1918, 1919, 1922, undated
2 Debating clubs, 1919, 1920, 1922-1924
3 University of Texas, 1920-1925, undated
4 Harvard Law School, 1925, 1926, 1928, undated
5 Essay, "Expulsion of the Socialists from the New York Legislature," undated
6 School-era cigar scrapbooks, undated
District Attorney, 1932-1934, undated
Box Folder
5 7 General materials, 1932, undated
8 Campaign, district attorney, 1932, 1934, undated
Supreme Court of Texas, 1947-1949, undated
Box Folder
5 9 General materials, 1947-1949, undated
10 Campaign, Supreme Court of Texas, 1948, undated
Chancellor of The University of Texas System, 1949-1983, undated
Box Folder
5 11 General materials, 1949, 1951, 1952
12 Correspondence, 1950, 1953, 1957
13 Newspaper clippings, 1950, 1957, 1983, undated
14 Certificates, 1951
Senate Campaign, 1955-1957, undated
Box Folder
6 1 General senate campaign materials, 1955-1957, undated
2 Speeches and writings, 1955-1957, undated
3-4 Correspondence, 1955-1957, undated
5 Mexican Labor Rights, 1956
6-7 Campaign finances and contributions, 1955-1957, undated
8 Publicity, advertisements and newspaper clippings, 1957
Box Folder
7 1-3 Press clipping scrapbooks, 1955-1957
Box Folder
8 1-3 Press clipping scrapbooks, 1955-1957
Later Career, 1981, undated
Box Folder
8 4 Law practice, 1981,undated
Diplomas and Certificates, 1922, , 1939, 1953, 1958
Box Folder
13 16 Diplomas and certificates, 1953, 1959
Locations BoxItem
qAR 001/050 Order of DeMolay for Boys certificate, 1922
01/20/010 Assistant Attorney General appointment, 1939
01/20/009 U. S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare recognition, 1958
Personal Life, 1932-1984, undated
Box Folder
8 5 General correspondence, 1932, 1977, 1980, 1983
6 Clubs and organizations, 1968, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1984, undated
Location FlatFile
qAR 01/20/011 Sketch of James P. Hart, undated
Date Books, 1930-1984
9 Date books, 1930-1945
10 Date books, 1946-1963
11 Date books, 1964-1967, 1969, 1971-1976, 1978-1979
12 Date books, 1980-1984

X. Katherine Drake Hart, 1926-1984, undated

Education, Personal Life and Family, 1926-1983, undated
Box Folder
13 1 Education, 1926, 1955, undated
2 Personal life and family, 1929, 1983, undated
Austin Public Schools Board of Trustees, 1954
Box Folder
13 3 Election, 1954
Texas Historical Preservation and Activism, 1964-1984, undated
Box Folder
13 4 General materials, 1964, 1970, 1976, 1984, undated
5 Newspaper and magazine clippings and articles, 1971, 1974-1976, 1962-1963
6 Speeches, undated
Location BoxItem
qAR 011/018 Oversize newspaper supplement - Driskill Hotel grand opening, 1886
01/20/008 Banner celebrating her work, undated
Clubs and Charities, 1974
Box Folder
13 7 General materials, 1974
General Materials, 1929-1979, undated
Box Folder
13 8 General Correspondence, 1929, 1963, 1974-1977, undated
9 General newspaper clippings, 1956, 1971, 1973, 1975-1976, 1980, undated
10 Correspondence relating to career accolades and appointments, 1960, 1962-1963, 1966, 1973-1975, 1979, undated
11 Certificates and awards, 1969, 1972, 1975-1976, undated
12 Portrait, 1974

XI. Family Photographs, 1893-1968, , undated

Mary (Mollie) Elizabeth and James Pinckney Hart (1848-1914), 1893, undated
Portraits and family group photographs including Fred Peck Hart, William de Normandie Hart, Richard Drake Hart, Katherine Hart Williams, Sherman Hart Little, James Hill Hart, James Pinckney Hart (1904-1987), and James P. Hart, Jr.
Location ArchivesCollection
Outer Vault Shelf Photograph numbers 448-449, 451-454, 457-458., 1893, undated
Thomas Maxey Hart, 1919, undated
Baby photographs of Frances Maxey Hart, Shirley and Allen.
Location ArchivesCollection
Outer Vault Shelf Photograph numbers 459-460, 1919, undated
Nannie Strother (Furman) and James Hill Hart, 1893-1904, 1935-1961, undated
Portraits and family photographs of the Nannie and James Hill Hart family including children James Pinckney Hart (1904-1987) and Helen Hart Jagou; sons and daughters-in-law Katherine Drake Hart, Charles C. Jagou; grandchildren Katherine Hart Williams, Sherman Hart Little, James P. Hart, Jr., Richard Drake Hart, Joseph H. Hart; great grandchildren Charles C. Jagou, Jr., Elwyn Carol Williams, Jr., Henry M. Little, Jr., James Winfrey Hart. Also includes James Hill Hart hunting and fishing trips, football team photos, Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Jack Furman, David S. Furman, Christine (Hair) Woodward Terrill, Mary Furman Hair, Joe Terrill.
Location ArchivesCollection
Outer Vault Shelf Photograph numbers 301, 305-362, 364-376, 392, 394-397, 401-418, 420-447, 450, 471-497, 500, 501, 503-507, 510-511, 514-534 , 1893-1904, 1935-1961, undated
qAR Photograph numbers 508-509, 512-513, 1899, undated
Location PhotoAlbum
Outer vault #49 James Hill Hart and family, undated
Location PhotoAlbum
Outer Vault #50 Nannie Strother Furman Hart and family, undated
#51 John M. Furman and family, undated
Helen (Hart) Jagou and James Pinckney Hart, circa 1907-1920
Childhood photographs of siblings Helen and James.
Location ArchivesCollection
Outer Vault Shelf Photograph numbers 1-34, 300, 302, circa 1907-1920
Helen Furman (Hart) and Charles Chester Jagou, 1941-1967
Portraits and family photographs of Helen Hart and Charles Jagou including the children Charles C. Jagou, Jr, James H. Jagou; grandchildren Nancy Jagou, Alice Elizabeth Jagou. Also includes photographs of their home in Mexico City and Christine (Hair) Woodward Terrill.
Location ArchivesCollection
Outer Vault Shelf Photograph numbers 91-233, 274-275, 419, 535-536, 1941-1967
Katherine (Drake) and James Pinckney Hart (1904-1987), 1929-1968
Portraits and family photographs of the Katherine and James Hart and their family including the children Katherine Hart Williams, Sherman Hart Little, James P. Hart, Jr., Richard D. Hart and Joseph H. Hart and grandchildren Joseph Scott Hart, Jeffrey Mays Hart, James Winfrey Hart, James Hill Williams, Elwyn Carol Williams, Jr., Harry M. Little, III. Also includes photos of Nannie Furman Hart, James Hill Hart, Helen Hart Jagou, Charles C. Jagou, Charles C. Jagou, Jr. and James' Harvard Law School class group photograph. Also includes photographs documenting James Hart's professional career.
Location ArchivesCollection
Outer Vault Shelf Family-photograph numbers 35-90, 281-299, 377-387, 398-400, 1929-1968
qAR Harvard Law-photograph numbers 559-560, 1928, undated
Shelf Professional-photograph numbers 278-280, 538-554, 1951, undated
qAR Professional-photograph numbers 556-558, undated
Other Relatives and Unidentified, undated
Includes Maurine Crow, Ethel Mary Smith, Elizabeth Alley, Aline Lovell, Sallie Jean Johnson.
Location ArchivesCollection
Outer Vault Shelf Other relatives-photograph numbers 461-470, 499, undated
Shelf Miscellaneous and unidentified photographs-photograph numbers 234-273, 276, 303-304, 388-391, 393, 410-413, 455, 498, 502, undated
Location ArchivesCollection
Secure Storage Rare Processes Collection Miscellaneous and unidentified photographs-ambrotype (2), undated