Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

William B. Hudson Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hudson, William B.
Title: William B. Hudson Collection
Dates: 1925-1968
Accession No.: MA91-16
Quantity: 2 Boxes
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

Biographical Note

William B. Hudson (1899-1982) served as postmaster of Dallas for 14 years, from April 1, 1955 until March 29, 1969. He began his career with the postal service as a clerk in Dallas in 1921, rising through the ranks to become postmaster.

Scope and Contents

This small collection has materials pertaining primarily to Hudson's career as postmaster of Dallas. The bulk of the collection consist of photographs taken at postal service events, programs from postal service conferences, postal service periodicals, and notes from speeches given by Hudson upon the occasion of the retirement of postmaster J. Howard Payne and Hudson's assumption of duties as acting postmaster.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Hudson, William B.
U.S. Postal Service
Family Names:
Dallas (Tex.)
U.S. Postal Service
William B. Hudson Collection

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA91-16 William B. Hudson Collection, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Detailed Description of the Collection



Box Folder
1 1 Portrait, pencil sketch
2 Periodicals, includes issues of the Lone Star Postmaster. 1955-1967
3 Programs, 1955-1964
4 Speech notes, [1955]
5 Correspondence, 1955;1968
6 Marriage License, 1925



Box Folder
2 1 William B. Hudson portraits
2 Family
3 Military
4 Postal Service