Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Anne Fears Crawford papers, 1879-1999 MS 205

creator Crawford, Anne Fears
Title: Anne Fears Crawford papers
Dates: 1879-1999
Abstract: The Anne Fears Crawford papers consist mainly of research materials and drafts for three different manuscripts on Texas politicians: the Governors Ferguson, Kay Bailey Hutchison, and Frankie Carter Randolph.
Identification: MS 205
Quantity: 6 Linear Feet (9 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Anne Fears Crawford was born in Beaumont on August 26, 1932. She earned her bachelor's from the University of Texas. In addition, she obtained two master's, one in education and one in library and information science from the University of Texas. She recieved a doctorate in American studies from Los Angeles State College in 1976.

Ms. Crawford was known for her extensive writings on Texas Politics, especially on women and childrens books. Her writing accomplishments include: "Texas Women: From Frontier to Future," "Women in Texas" with Ragsdale Crystal Sasse, "Frankie: Mrs. R.D. Randolph and Texas Liberal Politics" with Frances Farenthold. She was also an influential teacher at both the high school and college level.

Anne Fears Crawford died at the age of 71 in 2004.

Scope and Contents

The Anne Fears Crawford papers consist mainly of research materials and drafts for three different manuscripts on Texas polticians: the Governors Ferguson, Kay Bailey Hutchison, and Frankie Carter Randolph. In addition, there are notes and clippings on democratic politics and some personal interests.

Arrangement note

Missing Title
Series I. Manuscripts and research materials, 1879-1999
Series II. Democratic Politics, 1952-1998
Series III. Personal Material, 1916 and undated
Oversize and audio materials, 1917-1998


Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Anne Fears Crawford papers, 1879-1999, MS 205, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Index Terms

Political parties
U.S. states -- Politics and government
clippings (information artifacts)
Political science
Women and democracy
Women -- Political activity
Ferguson, Miriam Amanda
Ferguson, James Edward
Randolph, Frankie Carter
Hutchison, Kay Bailey
Democratic Party (U.S.)

Related Material

Frankie Carter Randolph papers, 1858-1983, MS 372, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, http://www.rice.edu/fondren/woodson/mss/ms372.html

William Allen Haynes papers, 1901-1953, MS 268, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, http://www.rice.edu/fondren/woodson/mss/ms268.html

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Anne Fears Crawford, 1879-1999, MS 205, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Anne Fears Crawford, 2003.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Manuscripts and research materials, 1879-1999

Subseries A. The Governors Ferguson, 1879-1970
Box Folder
1 1 Ferguson, Early Years, 1870s-1910s
2 “From Ferguson to Farenthold: Texas Women in Politics” by Anne Fears Crawford, Ph.D, 1979
3 “The Woman in Front of the Man: Miriam Amanda Ferguson: Texas’ First Woman Governor” by Anne Fears Crawford, Ph.D. undated
4 “Facts on Ferguson” edited and published by W.V. Howerton, 1918
5 “The Political Career of Jim Ferguson” Thesis by Ralph Steen, 1929
6 Pa Ferguson’s First Campaign, notes
7 Ferguson impeachment 1917, notes
8 Notes from an interview with James Yancy on Ferguson, undated (see also audiocassette, box 8)
9 “Mexican-Texan Relations During the Ferguson Years” by Anne Fears Crawford, 1971
10 “God Almighty, Sears-Roebuck, and Jim Ferguson” by Anne Fears Crawford, 1976
11 “The Impeachment of Governor James E. Ferguson” thesis by Odis A. Weldon, 1955
Box Folder
2 1 “The Progressive Movement in Texas” thesis by James A. Tinsley, 1953
2 Ferguson, notes, 1910s-1940s
3 Jim Ferguson, notes, 1916-1944
4 Miriam Ferguson 1914-1961, notes
5 Ferguson, Jim and Ma, 1914-1940, notes
6 Ferguson Book typescripts
Subseries B. Kay Bailey Hutchison, 1993-1998
Box Folder
2 7 Kay Bailey Hutchison, Background notes
8 Kay Bailey Hutchison Campaign, 1993
9 Notes from Karl Rove Interview on Kay Bailey Hutchison, 1995
10 Kay Bailey Hutchison Trial, 1993
11 Kay Bailey Hutchison, pictures and articles
Box Folder
3 1 Kay Bailey Hutchison Issues
2 Kay Bailey Hutchison – Senate Race
3 Kay Bailey Hutchison – Notes and Ephemera
4 Willie Hutchison, correspondence
5 “Kay Bailey Hutchison: A Step in the Right Direction” by Anne Fears Crawford, Ph.D. 1998
6 Kay Bailey Hutchison – Biography Proposal
7 Kay Bailey Hutchison – Biography correspondence
8 Kay Bailey Hutchison Manuscript Draft, undated
Subseries C. Frankie Carter Randolph, 1913-1999
Box Folder
3 9 Camden, 1935-1987
10 W.T. Carter – Centennial and Obituary, 1976, 1957
11 Early Carter Family History, 1856-1930s
12 Carter Family History, 1856-1972
13 Carter Family Photographs, 1934-1977
14 Courtlandt Place
15 Dress Making Shop Lease, 1929, Randolph Correspondence, 1913
16 Ronnie Dugger, newsclippings, 1956, 1989
Box Folder
4 1 East Tx Publishing Company, Corporation Record Book, 1953-1954
2 Gilmer Aiken Committee, correspondence
3 Sarah Hale (1788-1879), editor of the first American ladies magazine, articles
4 Junior League of Houston, Correspondence (1925-29)
5 William Kilgarin Correspondence on Frankie Randolph, 1999
6 Helen Edmunds Moore, notes and articles
7 Willie Morris, correspondence and articles, 1961, 1995, 1999
8 Agnese Carter Nelms letter
9 Frankie Randolph Award 1988-1990
10 Frankie Randolph Notes and Articles
11 Frankie Randolph Notes
12 Billie Carr, 1977-1998
13 Notes from Interview with Eddie Ball on Frankie Randolph, 1998 (see also audiocassette, box 8)
14 Notes from Interview with Billie Carr on Frankie Randolph, 1995
15 Interview with Chris Dixie on Frankie Randolph, 1998 (see also microcassette, box 8)
16 Notes from Interview with Ronnie Dugger on Frankie Randolph, 1970
17 Notes from Interview with Bob Eckhardt on Frankie Randolph, 1995
18 Notes from Interview with Lydia Arnold Edmundson and George Anna Burke on Frankie Randolph, 1998
19 Notes from Interview with Creekmore Fath on Frankie Randolph, 1998 (see also microcassette, box 8)
20 Notes from Interview with Molly Luhrs on Frankie Randolph, 1995
21 Notes from Interview with J. Edwin Smith on Frankie Randolph, 1995 (see also audiocassette, box 8)
22 Notes from Interview with Kathleen Voight on Frankie Randolph, (see also microcassette, box 8)
23 Frankie Randolph Obituaries, 1972
24 Frankie Randolph Park, notes and articles
Box Folder
5 1 "The Formation of the Frankie Carter Randolph Policy Center" by the Citizen's Education Association
2 "Frankie Carter Randolph: A Woman of Contrast" by Ray Gray, 1991
3 Josephine Randolph, last will and testament
4 "What Corrupted Texas?" by Ronnie Dugger, 1997, copy and ILL request
5 Receipt, research for Randolph biography
6 Senator Ralph Yarborough, articles and correspondence, 1960s
7 Frankie Randolph Biography correspondence
8 Frankie Randolph Biography Draft

Series II: Democratic Politics, 1952-1998

Box Folder
5 9 Presidential Race, 1952
10 Presidential Race, 1960
11 Newsclippings, 1963
12 "The American Dream and the Feminine Mystique" by Martha Mitten Allen, 1977
13 Anti-Era
14 ERA, 1977-1978
15 ERA, 1979-1980
16 Jimmy Carter Presidential Campaign Flyers
17 Civil Rights, 1963-1968
18 Democratic Politics, 1952-1968
Box Folder
6 1 “Democrats of Texas” (thesis notes), 1955-56
2 “Democrats of Texas” (thesis notes), 1957
3 “Democrats of Texas“ (thesis notes), 1958
4 “Democrats of Texas” (thesis notes), 1959
5 “Democrats of Texas” (Thesis by Robert G. Rogers), 1963
6 Harris County Democrats, notes and articles
7 Molly Ivins – Writings Clippings, 1995-1996
8 Molly Ivins, articles on
9 Molly Ivins - Playboy Article Typescript on Texas Politicians and Newt Gingrich
10 “Reflections of a Representative” by Janet L. Jette, 1978
11 Barbara Jordan, notes and articles
12 Lyndon Baines Johnson Newsclippings, 1959
13 Sheila Jackson Lee Newsclippings, 1998
14 Dan Moody, articles, undated

Series III: Personal Material, 1916 and undated

Box Folder
7 5 Correspondence, undated
6 School notes, undated
7 Virgil Scott, Ephemera, undated, 1916
8 Texas Lumber, newsclippings
9 Utopia, TX and Lost Maples Park, articles
10 Newsclippings of creative women

Series IV: Oversize and audio materials, 1917-1998

8 8 audiocassettes and 4 microcassettes, Interviews for manuscript research, 1977-1998
9 2 scrapbooks containing newsclippings for manuscript research on Fergusons and Yancy, 1917-1950s