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Collection Summary

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Anita Schutze Travel Service Records, 1936-1962

Austin History Center

Anita Schutze Travel Service Records

An Inventory of the Collection



Collection Summary

Creator: Anita Schutze Travel Service
Title: Anita Schutze Travel Service Records
Dates: 1936-1975
Dates (Bulk): 1936-1962
Abstract: This collection consists of 25 account books as well as brochures created by the Anita Schutze Travel Service, a travel agency that opened in Austin, Texas in 1934.
Accession number: AR.2000.005
Quantity: 1.6 linear feet (4 boxes)
Location: Archives Stacks, qAR
Language: English
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

In 1934, Anita Schutze left her secretarial job and opened the Anita Schutze Travel Service in the Littlefield Building on Congress Avenue. She initially specialized in escorted tours, but eventually offered comprehensive travel services. Her office was one of three travel agencies in the state to remain open during World War II when travel for pleasure was forbidden. She spent that time working at railroad stations as a ticket agent and arranging tours to Mexico for war industry workers. In 1950, the offices moved to the arcade lobby of the Commodore Perry Hotel at 804 Brazos. In 1967, the offices moved again to 808 Brazos, and by that time the Anita Schutze Travel Service had grown to a staff of four.

Schutze was elected as the first president of the Southwest chapter of the American Society of Travel Agents and attended the American Society of Travel Agents' World Congress. Anita Schutze died in May 1989, and Joan Hiles became the owner and manager of the agency until it closed in the 1990s.

Source

Ernestine, Wheelock. "Wanderlust sparked a travel career." The Austin American. December 10, 1967.

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Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection consists of 25 account books dating from 1936-1962, one for each year plus one ledger that contains account records from multiple years in the 1930s and 1940s. A small amount of brochures feature excursions and itineraries. There are also a couple holiday cards sent from the Anita Schutze Travel Service. A large clipping from the American Statesman Travel Section on May 10, 1942, contains an article written by Anita Schutze and advertisements for the travel agency.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open to all users

Use Restrictions

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.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Schutze, Anita, 1900-1989.
Subjects (Organizations)
Anita Schutze Travel Service (Austin, Tex.).
Subjects
Women in business--Texas--Austin.
Travel agents--Texas--Austin.
Places
Austin (Tex.)--Commerce.
Document Types
Financial records.
Ledgers.
Greeting cards.
Clippings.
Brochures.

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Related Material

Archives & Manuscripts


Austin Files


  • AF Biography - Schutze family
  • AF Subject - Travel - Anita Schutze Travel Service T7900(2)

Periodicals


  • Travel Topics News

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Donated by former staff of Anita Schutze Travel Service.

Preferred Citation

Anita Schutze Travel Service Records (AR.2000.005). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2000/064

Donation Date: April 1, 2000

Processing Information

Processing and finding aid by Kelly Hanus in 2019.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Anita Schutze Travel Service Records, 1936-1962

Box Folder
1 1 Holiday cards, brochures, 1937, 1959, 1975, undated
Box
1-4 Financial records (25 ledgers), 1936-1962
Location BoxItem
qAR 086/017 News clipping, 1942 May 10

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