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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Description of Series

Dated Manuscripts

Undated Manuscripts

Financial Documents

Legal Documents

Literary Production

Printed Material

Scrapbook Material

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Khleber Miller Van Zandt:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1774-1953 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Van Zandt, Khleber Miller, 1836-1930
Title: Khleber Miller Van Zandt Papers,
Dates: 1774-1953 and undated
Abstract: The collection concerns Khleber Miller Van Zandt, a Civil War veteran and banker of Fort Worth, Texas.
Collection # S1121.1
Quantity: 1 box (1.0 linear foot)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Van Zandt was a Confederate soldier, legislator, merchant, banker, and community leader. He was born in 1836 in Salem, Tennessee, and moved to Texas in 1839. He also spent part of childhood in Washington D.C. where his father, Isaac Van Zandt (1813-1847), negotiated the annexation of the Republic of Texas. He served as a Confederate officer during the Civil War. Following the war, he moved to Fort Worth, Texas, and became a merchant and advocate of railroad construction. In 1873, he organized the Tarrant County Construction Company which supervised the grading for the Texas and Pacific Railroad. In 1874, he established the Fort Worth National Bank, of which he served as president for fifty-six years. He also served as president of the K. M. Van Zandt Land Company and as a director of the Fort Worth Life Insurance Company. Van Zandt served for twenty years on the Fort Worth school board and served in the Texas House of Representatives during Reconstruction. He supported educational and religious movements and, for over sixty years, was a member and elder of the First Christian Church at Fort Worth. Van Zandt died in 1930 in Fort Worth.

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, financial materials, legal materials, scrapbook material, printed material, and photographs. Bulks (1835-1942) with material related to Van Zandt's Civil War, business, and personal experiences. Also contains genealogical material, including the reminiscences of Van Zandt's son on the Mexican Revolution and a copy of Van Zandt's memoirs which were edited and published as Force Without Fanfare: The Autobiography of K. M. Van Zandt.

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Organization

The collection is arranged into the following series:
Dated Manuscripts
Undated Manuscripts
Financial Documents
Legal Documents
Literary Production
Printed Material
Scrapbook Material

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Some archival collections may be housed in storage outside of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library building. Requests to retrieve such materials may take up to 10 business days to complete. Please contact our Reference Department to arrange retrieval.

Audio, video, and film recordings may not be immediately accessible due to format, condition, or copyright status. All items must be digitized prior to patron use. Because not all collections materials have been digitized, please contact the Reference Archivist at least 10 days prior to arrival in order to coordinate digitization. Though we can digitize much of our holdings within two weeks, some media may be fragile and require specialized digitization outsourcing, which can take up to three months for completion.

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Van Zandt, Khleber Miller, 1836-1930.
Van Zandt, Isaac, 1813-1847.
Subjects (Organizations)
Fort Worth National Bank.
Subjects (Places)
Fort Worth (Tex.)--History.
Tarrant County (Tex.)--History.
Subjects
Banks and banking--Texas--History.
Civic leaders--Texas--Fort Worth.
Confederate States of America--Veterans.
Land settlement--Texas--History.
Texas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Texas--Politics and government--1865-1950.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans.

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:
  • James Addison Abney Papers, 1838-1916
  • Charles Anderson Papers, 1884
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Oral History Collection:
  • Harry Wynne oral history interview [sound recording], 1969
  • Alice Van Zandt Williams oral history interview [sound recording], 1964
  • Many more oral histories may be found among our oral history abstracts as well as among our oral history transcripts.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Khleber Miller Van Zandt Papers, 1774-1953 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
n/a

Gift and Purchase, 1965-1984

Processing Information

Processed by: Abel Ramirez, 2005

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Bibliography

Van Zandt, Khleber Miller. Force Without Fanfare: the Autobiography of K. M. Van Zandt. Fort Worth, Texas Christian University Press, 1968.

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Collection Inventory

Dated Manuscripts

Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence, 1843-1867
2 Correspondence, 1872-1893
3 Legal and Financial Documents, 1774-1869
4 Legal and Financial Documents, 1872-1893
5 Correspondence, Legal and Financial Documents, 1894-1896
6 Correspondence, Legal and Financial Documents, 1897-1903
7 Correspondence, Legal and Financial Documents, 1907-1920
8 Correspondence, Legal and Financial Documents, 1922-1940
9 Van Zandt, Isaac, Personal Correspondence, 1950-1953

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Undated Manuscripts

Box Folder
1 10 Correspondence, Legal and Financial Documents, undated
11 Financial Documents, undated

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Financial Documents

Box Folder
1 12 Cancelled Checks, Property Receipts and Check Stubs, 1858-1948

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Legal Documents

Box Folder
1 13 Warranty Deeds and Lien Notes, 1864-1900

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Literary Production

Box Folder
1 14 Seventh Texas Regiment, History and List, Company C and D, undated

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Printed Material

Box Folder
1 15 Bank Notes magazine, 1930
16 Newspaper and Magazines, 1923-1926
17 Miscellaneous, undated

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Scrapbook Material

Box Folder
1 18 Cards, Flyers and Miscellaneous, 1905-1956 and undated
19 Photographs, undated
20 Memorandum Booklets, 1867-1942

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