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Overview

Biographical Sketches: Norman Family

Historical Sketch: Norman House

Scope and Contents of the Papers

Arrangement of the Papers

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Norman family papers, 1860s-1995, undated, bulk 1910s-1959,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Norman Family:

An Inventory of Norman Family Papers at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Archives, 1860s-1995, undated, bulk 1910s-1959



Overview

Creator: Norman (Family : 1895- : Liberty, Tex.)
Title: Norman family papers
Dates: 1860s-1995, undated
Dates (Bulk): bulk 1910s-1959
Abstract: The Norman family papers document the lives of the W.T. Norman Sr. family of Liberty, Liberty County, Texas, from the late nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. The family's home, the Norman House, is on the grounds of the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center. The papers primarily consist of correspondence, legal and financial documents, school papers/records, school yearbooks, sheet music, photographs and negatives, postcards, and greeting cards. Photographs include tintypes, cabinet photographs, studio portraits, and family snapshots. The papers date 1860s-1995 and undated, with the bulk dating 1910s-1959.
Quantity: 3.2 cubic ft.
Location: Please note that these records are housed at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, P.O. Box 310, Liberty, Texas 77575, 936-336-8821.
Language: These materials are written predominately in English with one document in French.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Biographical Sketches: Norman Family

Wilber Tatem (W.T.) Norman Sr. was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on December 15, 1869, the son of H.O. and Jane Tatem Norman. His family moved to Shepherd, San Jacinto County, Texas around 1888. He married Catherine Wasson around 1895. Norman graduated from Cumberland Law School in Tennessee and worked as an attorney most of his life. In 1911 he was appointed to fill the remaining term of Hugh H. McConnell as justice of the peace in Liberty County, Texas. The same year he was elected to the Liberty City Council. He ran unsuccessfully for county judge in 1914, 1916, 1918, and 1920. In 1910 W.T. Norman and his wife purchased the home now known as the Norman House, in Liberty, Texas. He died on August 16, 1950.

Catherine (Kitty) Wasson Norman was born in Summerfield, Louisiana, around 1874. She married W.T. Norman around 1895. The couple had seven children: Wasson; Hollie Ernest; Elizabeth; Edna Ruth; Wilber Tatem Jr. (Dub); Morris Shepard; and William Ole (Bill). Kitty Norman died on September 21, 1959.

Wasson Norman was born on July 17, 1896, and died on May 19, 1901.

Hollie Ernest Norman was born on September 18, 1898. After service in World War I, he taught school at Moss Bluff and later worked for Gulf States Oil Company in Beaumont. He moved to Conroe after his retirement. He married Mabel Morris of Lott, Texas; they had no children. Hollie Norman died on August 7, 1991.

Elizabeth Norman LaFour was born on October 2, 1900. She taught at the Liberty Elementary School in the 1920s and later at the Catholic school in Liberty. She married Charles E. Artz Jr., and they had one son, Charles E. Artz III, in 1928. By 1947 they were divorced, and Elizabeth later married J.V. LaFour. She died on February 4, 1980.

Edna Ruth Norman was born on August 9, 1903. She graduated from Liberty High School in 1919 and began teaching at the age of 16 at the Fregia settlement in Liberty County. She earned her bachelor's degree at Southwest Texas State Teacher's College in San Marcos and a master's degree from the University of Houston. She took courses toward a Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. She spent the rest of her teaching career in Houston; she taught at Montrose, Kinkaid (a private school), and San Jacinto High School. She retired in 1967. In 1923 Edna married Hoy Chaddick, who had taught at Liberty High School. They were later divorced, and she resumed her maiden name. She died on October 25, 1991.

Wilber Tatem ("Dub") Norman Jr. was born on December 24, 1913. In the 1930s he worked for the R.G. Partlow and H.O. Compton surveying crews and operated a Conoco gas station with his brother Bill. He served in the United States Navy in World War II. After the war he worked on an oil exploration crew in Venezuela. He then worked for the Texas Gulf Sulfur Company as a station manager for over 40 years. He died on June 25, 2004.

Morris Shepard Norman was born on November 11, 1915. He graduated from Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M University-Kingsville) with a bachelor's degree in business administration and was a member of the first group of football players to letter for Texas A&I. After graduation he worked as an engineer for the Texas Highway Department. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, participating in operations in North Africa, Sicily, and Salerno, and the D-Day operation. After the war Norman was an instructor in Naval tactics at Ohio Wesleyan University, the University of Louisville, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Upon returning to Liberty, Texas, he and his brother Bill farmed rice and raised cattle. He also worked as an accountant for Humble Oil Company for 28 years. He was married to Lydia Horstman, and they had two children, Stephen and Wayne. He died on November 6, 1997.

William Ole ("Bill") Norman was born on February 11, 1918. He served in the United States Army in World War II. He then raised cattle and farmed rice with his brother Morris. He was married to Reita LaFour in 1941 and they had two children, Sue Anne and Reita Katherine. He died on August 28, 1979.

(Sources include: "Norman Services 10 a.m. Monday," The Vindicator, November 9, 1997; "W.T. 'Dub' Norman Jr.," The Vindicator, June 30, 2004; and the Norman family papers collection file.)

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Historical Sketch: Norman House

On November 21, 1910, B.F. Cameron and his wife sold to W.T. Norman Sr. parts of inner lots nos. 1,2,3, and 4 in inner block no. 34 in the town of Liberty, Liberty County, Texas and the house located thereon. The house, an example of the Greek Revival form, is believed to have been constructed around 1883. The Norman family occupied the home until the death of Kitty Norman in 1959. Edna Norman continued to maintain it until she donated it to the Atascosito Historical Society in 1988. The structure was moved to the grounds of the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center on May 20, 1992, and donated to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in 1994. Restoration on the home was completed in June 1994.

(Sources: "The c. 1883 Norman House," Texas State Library and Archives Commission website, accessed on July 30, 2018, and the papers themselves.)

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

The Norman family papers document the lives of the W.T. Norman Sr. family of Liberty, Liberty County, Texas, from the late nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. Family members' occupations were in the fields of law, education, farming, engineerings and the oil industry. The family's home, the Norman House, is on the grounds of the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center. The papers primarily consist of correspondence, legal and financial documents, school papers/records, school yearbooks, sheet music, photographs and negatives, postcards, and greeting cards. Photographs include tintypes, cabinet photographs, studio portraits, and family snapshots. The papers date 1860s-1995 and undated, with the bulk dating 1910s-1959.

Notable items include correspondence from the 1920s-1930s pertaining to W.T. Norman Sr.'s law practice; deeds, tax receipts, and other documents pertaining to the Norman House; materials pertaining to Edna Norman's education and teaching career; photographs of W.T. Norman Sr.'s sons and other family members during World War II; photographs and documents pertaining to W.T. Norman Jr.'s work with an oil exploration crew in Venezuela in 1947; and sheet music from the 1910s used by Edna and Elizabeth Norman, including many patriotic World War I songs.

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Arrangement of the Papers

These records are arranged into ten groups: correspondence; greeting cards, invitations, and postcards; legal and financial documents; school papers and yearbooks; advertising material; clippings; miscellaneous papers; sheet music; artifacts; and photographs. The majority of the groups are arranged by document type. Correspondence and sheet music are arranged chronologically. Clippings are arranged by subject.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished works are protected for the life of the author plus 70 years. The term of copyright for published material varies. Researchers are responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center staff when reviewing photographic materials.

Some materials are too large or fragile to be photocopied. Please see Archives staff for assistance.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
LaFour, Elizabeth, 1900-1980.
Norman, Edna, 1903-1991.
Norman, Morris, 1915-1997.
Norman, W.T., 1869-1950.
Norman, W.T., Jr., 1913-2004.
Subjects:
Families--Texas.
Lawyers--Texas.
World War, 1914-1918--United States--Music and the war.
Places:
Liberty (Tex.)
Document Types:
Clippings (information artifacts)--Texas.
Correspondence--Texas.
Financial records--Texas.
Greeting cards--Texas.
Legal documents--Texas.
Negatives (photographs)--Texas.
Photographs--Texas.
Postcards--Texas.
School records--Texas.
School yearbooks--Texas.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center
Lois M. Short collection, 1931-1950, undated, bulk 1932-1946, 0.5 cubic ft. [Paper copy available in the Archives search room.]

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Norman family papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1993.265, 1995.050

These papers were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center by the Atascosito Historical Society on November 3, 1993. Morris S. Norman donated an addition to the papers on February 13, 1995.

Processing Information

Finding aid by Lisa Meisch, May 2018

EAD encoding by Halley Grogan, August 2018

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Detailed Description of the Papers

Norman family papers, 1860s-1995, undated, bulk 1910s-1959,
3.2 cubic ft.

Correspondence
Box
1995.050-1 Correspondence, 1895-1918
Correspondence, W.T Norman Sr., 1920, 1923, 1930-1933
[3 folders]
[Pertains to W.T. Norman Sr.'s law practice.]
Correspondence, various Norman family members, 1920-1959
[8 folders]
[Personal correspondence of the Norman family, including Kitty, Edna, Bill, and Morris Norman.]
Correspondence, various Norman family members, undated
[Includes personal and business correspondence.]
Greeting cards, invitations and postcards
Box
1995.050-1 Postcards, personal, 1913-1958
[5 folders]
Postcards, business, 1933-1939, 1951, 1957
[Advertisements, requests for payment, notices from government entities.]
Postcards, undated
[Includes blank postcards and those on which the postmark is obscured/faded.]
Greeting cards and invitations, 1920s-1950s, undated
[4 folders]
[Includes children's valentines, Christmas cards from Governor Allan Shivers and family, and graduation and wedding invitations.]
Legal and financial documents
Box
1995.050-1 W.T. Norman Sr. law practice papers, 1927, undated
[Includes petition, citation, and transcriptions of trial or deposition testimony.]
Deeds, 1909-1910, 1948
[Includes deed to W.T. Norman from Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Cameron for the Norman House and draft of timber deed by Kitty Norman for property in Louisiana.]
Property tax receipts, 1896-1928
[2 folders]
[Includes receipts for taxes paid by W.T. Norman on land in the Spencer Kirkham league in Liberty County and by Kitty Norman on land in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.]
City of Liberty and Liberty Independent School District tax receipts, W.T. Norman Sr., 1915, 1927, 1940
Poll tax receipts and voter registration receipt, Liberty County, Texas, "Kate" (Mrs. W.T.) Norman, 1918, 1922-1932
Dues receipts and correspondence, Royal Neighbors of America, Kitty (Mrs. W.T.) Norman, 1910-1933
Receipts and invoices, 1908-1957
[Payments for merchandise, services, insurance, and utilities by Norman family members.]
Legal documents, Edna Norman, 1959-1972
[Includes life insurance policy, deed for sale of land in the City of Liberty, and townhouse lease.]
Invoices, Norman House repairs, 1952
[2 folders]
[Includes invoices for plumbing work, laying linoleum, and roofing work.]
Box
1995.050-2 Promissory notes, note extensions, deed, and releases of liens, Norman House property, 1910-1925, 1930-1932
[2 folders]
Tax receipts, release of vendor's lien, and deed of trust, Norman House property, 1933-1934
Abstract of title to a part of lots nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4, in block no. 34, in the city of Liberty (Norman House property), 1934
[Information dates 1841-1934. Includes plat map.]
City and county tax statements and redemption certificate, Norman House property, 1945-1946
Correspondence and notes, Norman House property, 1961, undated
[Includes letter to Edna Norman from the city of Liberty tax assessor pertaining to delinquent taxes.]
Documents and correspondence, paving contract for Norman House property, 1963
Box
1995.050-6 Map, Inner Block No. 34, Liberty Town League, Liberty, Texas, August 15, 1934
[Map includes Norman House lot.]
Insurance contract, Magnolia Park Land Company and W.T. Norman (Sr.), July 1, 1909
[Pertains to purchase of lots in Magnolia Park subdivision, Houston, Harris County, Texas.]
School papers and yearbooks
Box
1995.050-2 School report cards, Elizabeth Norman and Morris Norman, 1917-1919, about 1930s
School report cards, Bill Norman, 1925-1933
School report cards, W.T. Norman Jr., 1921-1933
School grade cards, Southwest Texas State Teachers College, Elizabeth Norman, 1921-1926, undated
School textbook cards, W.T. Norman Jr., Morris Norman, and Bill Norman, about 1924, 1930
Sketches and notes of football plays, probably Liberty High School, about 1930s
[Probably pertain to W.T. Norman Jr, Morris Norman, or Bill Norman, all of whom played football at Liberty High School.]
School commencement programs, Liberty Grammar School and Liberty High School, 1933-1934
[Pertains to Bill Norman and probably Morris Norman.]
"Nineteenth Century Romanticism in England," Edna Norman, about 1920s-1930s
[Report written for class at Southwest Texas State Teachers College.]
"The Meaning of the Gothic Cathedral," Edna Norman, about 1920s-1930s
[Report written for class at unknown school.]
"Homer - The Relation of Gods and Man," Edna Norman, July 19, 1935
[Report written for class at the University of Southern California.]
School composition book/notebook, Edna (Norman) Chaddick, about 1920s-1930s
[Contains handwritten class notes.]
School composition book/notebook, Edna Norman, 1935
[Used for English 121 class at the University of Southern California.]
School notebooks/memo books, Bill Norman, Edna or Elizabeth Norman, about 1920s-1930s, 1948
[Contain handwritten class notes.]
School papers, Elizabeth Norman, 1916, 1940s
[Includes tests, class/homework assignments in penmanship, and teacher's service record.]
School/teaching papers, Edna Norman, 1944, 1968, undated
[Includes class notes, teaching certificate, newsletter in French from the University of Houston, and certified information from the Register for Teachers Certificates, Liberty County, Texas.]
Pamphlet, Fine Art Exhibit for Schools, The Colonial Art Company, undated
[Pertains to a traveling exhibition of artwork for schools and includes inserts with brief histories of some well-known works of art.]
Certificate of completion, Bill Norman, Liberty Elementary School, 1933
Diploma, Edna Norman, Southwest Texas State Normal School, 1922
[Diploma for completion of a two-year high school equivalency course of study.]
Bachelor of arts diploma, Edna Norman, Southwest Texas State Teachers College, 1933
Master of arts diploma, Edna Norman, University of Houston, 1944
Certificate of merit, Edna Norman, from the Houston Independent School District, 1967
[Awarded in appreciation of her service rendered to the youth of the community and her influence and effort in the cause of public education.]
El Oroso, yearbook of San Jacinto High School, Houston, Texas, 1948
[Edna Norman is on the teaching staff.]
Box
1995.050-3 The Pedagog, yearbook of Southwest Texas State Teachers College, 1925
[Edna (Norman) Chaddick is a sophomore student.]
Box
1995.050-6 Certificate of completion, W.T. Norman (Jr.), Grammar Department, Liberty Public Schools, May 18, 1928
Diploma, W.T. Norman (Jr.), Liberty High School, June 5, 1933
Box
1995.050-7 Certificate of promotion, Bill Norman, Liberty First Methodist Church Sunday School, September 26, 1926
Diplomas, Edna Norman and Elizabeth Norman, Liberty High School, May 28, 1919
Advertising material
Box
1995.050-3 Advertising flyer for the Park Theatre, Liberty, Texas, 1958
[Depicts posters for upcoming movies and includes ads for other local businesses.]
Clippings
Box
1995.050-3 Clippings pertaining to the Norman House, unknown Liberty County newspaper, about 1970s
[Includes article, "Sam Houston in Liberty," with accompanying photograph of the Norman House and cedar trees in front believed to have been planted by Houston.]
Clippings pertaining to various members of the Norman and related families, various newspapers, 1918-1970s
[Includes W.T. Norman Sr.'s announcement of his candidacy for Liberty County attorney, World War II-era clippings pertaining to Norman family members in the military, and clippings pertaining to grandchildren of W.T. Norman Sr.]
Miscellaneous clippings, Houston Chronicle and other various newspapers, 1940s, 1970s
Box
1995.050-7 Newspaper sections, November 22, 1951, March 9, 1978
[Pages from Weekly Market Bulletin and Liberty Gazette. Gazette features photograph of the Norman House.]
Box
1995.050-3 A Catechism for Small Children, the Reverend Alexander M. Thigpen, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1922
Proposed Charter, City of Liberty, Texas, 1958
[Pertains to May 6, 1958, special election for home rule charter for Liberty, Texas.]
The Family Digest, A. Devaney, Inc., New York, about 1958
[Roman Catholic publication from Mercy Hospital, Liberty, Texas.]
News and Chatter, October-December 1943
[Newsletters published in Liberty County, Texas, for World War II servicemen and women from Liberty County.]
Miscellaneous papers
Box
1995.050-3 World War II war ration books, 1940s
[2 folders]
[Includes ration books and coupons for members of the Artz and Norman families.]
Employment application of W.T. Norman Jr. with Eastern Texas Electric Company, April 10, 1937
W.T. Norman Jr. travel documents for ttrip to Venezuela, 1947
[Includes airline tickets, certificate of solvency, and Venezuelan identification documents.]
First Methodist Church of Liberty materials, 1959, undated
[Includes church bulletin with message of sympathy on the death of Mrs. W.T. (Kitty) Norman Sr.]
Papers pertaining to death of W.T. Norman Sr., 1950
[Includes resolution of condolence by Liberty County Commissioners Court and list of floral arrangements sent.]
Birth certificates of William Ole (Bill) Norman, Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, undated
[Documents are filled out but not signed.]
Genealogical research material, Wasson and Norman families, undated
[Information dates 1805-1984.]
Silhouette of boy on paper, undated
Funeral book, Wilber Tatem (W.T.) Norman Sr., Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Liberty, Texas, 1950
[Contains W.T. Norman Sr.'s birth and death dates, his place of birth, and names of his parents, siblings, wife, and children.]
Funeral book, Catherine (Kitty) Wasson Norman, Allison Funeral Service, Liberty, Texas, 1959
[Contains Kitty Norman's birth and death dates and place of birth.]
Sheet music
Box
1995.050-6 Sheet music, 1897, 1913-1919
[9 folders]
[Many pieces have Edna and/or Elizabeth Norman's name written on them. Includes many patriotic World War I songs.]
Artifact
Box
1995.050.0001 Photo medallion with image of Hollie Norman, about 1910s-1920s
Photographs
Box Photo
1995.050-4 1995.050-001 thru 004 Floral wreaths and arrangements at unidentified gravesite, undated
[four black-and-white negatives]
1995.050-005 Floral wreaths and arrangements at unidentified gravesite, undated
[one 2.5 x 5-inch color negative]
1995.050-006 Brick church with bell tower, people standing in front, undated
[one 2.5 x 3.5-inch black-and-white negative]
1995.050-007 Church [uncertain] with two bell towers, undated
[one 2.5 x 3.5-inch black-and-white negative]
1995.050-008 People walking toward church or other two-spired structure, undated
[one 2.5 x 3.75-inch black-and-white negative]
1995.050-009 thru 073 Unidentified men and women in various poses out of doors, about 1920s-1940s
[sixty-five black-and-white negatives]
1995.050-074 and 075 Unidentified persons walking in front of the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas, undated
[two black-and-white negatives]
1995.050-076 Body of water [uncertain], trees [uncertain], and other undistinguishable objects, undated
[one 2.5 x 3.5-inch black-and-white negative]
1995.050-077 Undistinguishable image, undated
[one 2.5 x 3.75-inch color negative]
1995.050-078 and 079 Young boy with dog, out of doors, undated
[two black-and-white negatives]
1995.050-080 Long brick structure with tree in front, undated
[one 2.5 x 4-inch black-and-white negative]
1995.050-081 Portion of ornate carved structure with opening in center, undated
[one 2.5 x 4-inch black-and-white negative]
1995.050-082 Bridge over a body of water, undated
[one 2.75 x 4.5-inch black-and-white negative]
1995.050-083 Morris S. Norman, wearing suit jacket and tie, about 1930s-1940s
[one 4 x 4.75-inch black-and-white negative]
[Studio portrait.]
1995.050-084 Morris S. Norman in U.S. Navy uniform, 1940s
[one 4 x 4.75-inch black-and-white negative]
[Studio portrait.]
1995.050-085 Hollie Norman in U.S. Army uniform, 1917-1918
[one 4 x 4.75-inch black-and-white negative]
[Studio portrait.]
1995.050-086 W.T. Norman Jr. in U.S. Navy uniform, standing in front of backdrop of ship at sea, 1940s
[one 4 x 4.75-inch black-and-white negative]
1995.050-087 W.T. Norman Jr. in cap and gown, about 1931
[one 4 x 4.75-inch black-and-white negative]
[Studio portrait.]
1995.050-088 Edna Norman wearing sailor-style dress, 1920s
[one 4 x 4.75-inch black-and-white negative]
[Studio portrait from 1925 yearbook, The Pedagog.]
1995.050-089 Edna Norman wearing sleeveless dress, seated with head resting on one hand, 1920s
[one 4 x 4.75-inch black-and-white negative]
[Studio portrait.]
1995.050-090 Toddler wearing gown, standing on chair, undated
[one 4 x 4.75-inch black-and-white negative]
[Studio portrait.]
1995.050-091a and b "Liberty Schools - Third and Fourth Grades - Miss (Elizabeth) Norman - Ida S. Wood, Supt.," 1920s
[two 4 x 4.75-inch black-and-white negatives]
[Elizabeth Norman is seated in the center of the second row. Photograph by L.L. Allen.]
Box Photo
1995.050-5 1995.050-092 thru 096 Young woman in sleeveless dress in various formal poses, about 1920s
[five 4 x 5.5-inch color negatives]
1995.050-097 W.T. Norman Sr. in dark suit, about 1880s-1890s
[one 2 x 3-inch tintype (print)]
1995.050-098 "Uncle Milam [illegible] and Aunt ____ Wasson," about 1880s-1890s
[one 2.5 x 4-inch tintype (print)]
[In paper frame.]
1995.050-099 Unidentified young man with mustache and light-colored suit, about 1860s-1880s
[one 2 x 3-inch tintype (print)]
1995.050-100 thru 102 Unidentified infants, about 1870s-1890s
[three 4.25 x 6.5-inch cabinet photographs]
1995.050-103 Unidentified young man and woman, about 1870s-1890s
[one 4.25 x 6.5-inch cabinet photograph]
1995.050-104 Older man and woman above caption, "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year" undated
[one 4.25 x 5.5-inch photographic postcard]
1995.050-105 Infant wearing light-colored coat and hat next to caption, "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year," about 1948
[one 4.25 x 5.5-inch photographic postcard]
[Written on reverse side: "Dec. 9 - 48 [illegible], Frank, Cecile and boys."]
1995.050-106 Young boy dressed in red and white pajamas and holding Christmas stocking, 1959
[one 4.25 x 5.5-inch color photograph]
[In paper Christmas-themed frame. Signed on front: "Morris, Lydia and Wayne." Written on back: "Wayne Norman - 1959, age 2 ½ yrs."]
1995.050-107 thru 111 Unidentified persons, primarily children and infants, about 1900s
[five 3.5 x 5.5-inch photographic postcards]
[Studio portraits. Written on reverse side of two postcards: "Lizzie" (possibly Elizabeth Norman).]
1995.050-112 Young man dressed in white standing in front of wooden structure, undated
[one 3.5 x 5.5-inch photographic postcard]
[Written on reverse side: "Company house in Frontera, Ikey in front."]
1995.050-113 Two young boys standing in front of small tree in front of house, about 1900s-1910s
[one 3.5 x 5.5-inch photographic postcard]
[Written on reverse side: "Francis and Bill Blair, Liberty, Texas."]
1995.050-114 thru 117 Unidentified adults and children, about 1900s-1910s
[three 3.5 x 5.5-inch photographic postcards]
1995.050-118 thru 121 Unidentified adults and children, about 1890s-1900s
[four black-and-white photographs]
[Studio portraits, mounted.]
1995.050-122 thru 127 Unidentified adults and children, or persons other than Norman family, about 1900s-1920s
[six black-and-white photographs]
[Studio portraits, mounted. One photo identified on reverse side as "Roseylee [illegible] and Jack Kenny."]
1995.050-128 and 129 Unidentified persons, woman and family group, undated
[two black-and-white photographs]
[Studio portraits, matted.]
1995.050-130a and b Unidentified young woman, undated
[two black-and-white photographs]
[Studio portrait. One is matted and one appears to have been removed from a mat.]
1995.050-131 Unidentified infant lying on cushion [uncertain], undated
[one 6 x 6.5-inch black-and-white photograph]
[Studio portrait, matted.]
1995.050-132 thru 135 Unidentified persons, mostly children, about 1900s
[four black-and-white photographs]
1995.050-136 thru 143 Unidentified children, about 1950s
[eight black-and-white photographs and color photographs]
[Studio portraits.]
1995.050-144a and b, 145 thru 147 Unidentified women, undated
[five black-and-white photographs]
[Studio portraits.]
1995.050-148 thru 163 Unidentified persons, mostly children and adolescents, about 1930s-1960s
[sixteen black-and-white photographs]
[School portraits.]
1995.050-164 thru 167 Unidentified children, undated, about 1950s
[four black-and-white photographs]
[Studio portraits.]
1995.050-168a and b, 169a, 170a, 171 thru 175 Norman family members, 1910s-1920s, about 1940s-1950s
[nine black-and-white photographs]
[Note: One image has been torn from a larger photograph.]
[Studio portraits. Includes Hollie Norman in his World War I uniform and Edna Norman's college yearbook photo.]
1995.050-176 and 177 Morris S. Norman in suit and tie, about 1930s-1940s
[two black-and-white photographs]
[Studio portraits.]
1995.050-178 and 179 Liberty, Texas, school groups with Elizabeth Norman, teacher, 1925, about 1930s
[two black-and-white photographs]
[Studio portraits. 1925 photo by Schlueter Studio, Houston, Texas.]
1995.050-180 Two young men in cap and gown in front of San Jacinto High School, Houston, Texas, about 1940s-1950s
[one 8 x 10-inch black-and-white photograph]
[Edna Norman taught at San Jacinto High School during the 1940s.]
1995.050-181 thru 201 Elizabeth Norman Artz and son Charles Artz III, 1930-1944
[twenty-one black-and-white photographs]
1995.050-202a, 203a, 204a, 205a, 206a, 207a, 208a, 209a, 210 thru 217 W.T. Norman Jr. in his U.S. Navy uniform with other Norman family members, 1944
[sixteen 3 x 4-inch black-and-white photographs]
1995.050-218 thru 222 W.T. Norman Jr. in his U.S. Navy uniform with unidentified persons, 1940s
[five 3 x 4-inch black-and-white photographs]
1995.050-223a, 224a, 225a, 226a, 227a, 228a, 229a, 230 thru 234 Morris S. and Bill Norman in their U.S. Navy and U.S. Army uniforms with other Norman family members, 1944
[thirteen 3 x 4-inch black-and-white photographs]
1995.050-202b, 203b, 204b, 205b, 206b, 207b, 235 thru 243 W.T. Norman Jr. in his U.S. Navy uniform with other Norman family members, 1944
[fifteen 3 x 4-inch black-and-white photographs]
[Found in folder labeled "from black album."]
1995.050-202c, 208b, 209b, 223b, 244-254 W.T. Norman Jr. in his U.S. Navy uniform with other Norman family members, 1940s
[fifteen 3 x 4-inch black-and-white photographs]
[Found in folder labeled "from black album."]
1995.050-224b, 225b, 226b, 227b, 228b, 229b, 255 thru 266 Morris S. and Bill Norman in their U.S. Navy and U.S. Army uniforms with other Norman family members, 1944
[eighteen 3 x 4-inch black-and-white photographs]
[Found in folder labeled "from black album."]
1995.050-267 thru 305 W.T. Norman Jr. in Venezuela with oil exploration crew, about 1947
[thirty-nine 3 x 4-inch black-and-white photographs]
1995.050-306a, 307a, 308a, 309a, 310a, 311a, 312 thru 321 Norman family members, about 1940s
[sixteen 3 x 4-inch black-and-white photographs]
[Includes photos of a family hunting trip and W.T. Norman Jr. in front of the Norman family home.]
1995.050-322 thru 395 Norman family members and other persons, 1920s-1950s
[seventy-four 3 x 4-inch black-and-white photographs]
1995.050-306b, 307b, 308b, 309b, 310b, 311b, 396 thru 426 Norman family members and other persons, 1930s-1940s
[thirty-seven black-and-white photographs]
1995.050-427 and 428 Blair 88 Oil Company derrick and crew, location unknown, undated
[two 5 x 7-inch black-and-white photographs]
1995.050-429 thru 444 Bill Norman and others with horses and cattle, about 1940s-1950s
[sixteen 2.75 x 2.75-inch black-and-white photographs]
1995.050-445 Bill Norman and unidentified young woman walking along sidewalk, about 1940s
[one 3.5 x 5-inch black-and-white photograph]
1995.050-446a W.T. Norman Jr. in U.S. Navy uniform, standing in front of backdrop of ship at sea, 1940s
[one 3.25 x 5-inch black-and-white photograph]
1995.050-447 Unidentified young man in U.S. Navy sailor's uniform, 1940s
[one 4 x 6-inch black-and-white photograph]
1995.050-448 thru 450 W.T. Norman Jr. in tie and jacket, front and profile views, 1940s
[three 2.5 x 2.5-inch black-and-white photographs]
1995.050-451 thru 452 Unidentified groups of men, seated at tables, about 1940s
[two 3.5 x 5-inch black-and-white photographs]
1995.050-453 thru 456 Unidentified rural and town scenes, undated, about 1920s-1930s
[four black-and-white photographs and photographic postcard]
1995.050-457 W.T. Norman, Kitty Norman, and children Hollie, Elizabeth, and Edna Norman, about 1903-1904
[one 8 x 10-inch black-and-white photograph]
[Reproduction created about 1995.]
1995.050-458a and b "Liberty Schools - Third and Fourth Grades - Miss (Elizabeth) Norman - Ida S. Wood, Supt.," about 1920s
[two 4.25 x 5.75-inch black-and-white photographs]
[Copy prints made by Sam Houston Center staff from negatives about 1995.]
1995.050-169b, 170b thru e, 177b, 446b, 459 thru 462 Norman family members, about 1910s-1940s
[eleven 4.25 x 5.75-inch black-and-white photographs]
[Copy prints made by Sam Houston Center staff from negatives about 1995.]
1995.050-463 thru 464 Floral wreaths and arrangements at unidentified gravesite, undated
[two 8 x 10-inch black-and-white photographs]
Box Photo
1995.050-7 1995.050-465 Family group consisting of man and woman and seven children/young adults, about 1900s
[one 10 x 12-inch black-and-white photograph]
[Mounted studio portrait. Written on back: "Mrs. M. Bukowski, Liberty, Texas, Lone Pine Lot, Colors [illegible] Group."]
1995.050-466 William Ole (Bill) Norman, about 1940s-1950s
[one 12.75 x 16-inch black-and-white photograph]
[Studio portrait by Rowlands (studio), Houston (Texas).]

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