University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the Carey Chenoweth Shuart Papers

Overview of the Collection

Creator Collector Shuart, Carey Chenoweth
Collection Title Carey Chenoweth Shuart Papers
Dates 1985-2009
Identification 02/2005-002
Physical Description 3.00 linear feet
Repository University of Houston Libraries M.D. Anderson Library 4333 University Drive Houston, TX, 77204-2000 URL: Email: Phone: 713-743-9229

Biographical Information:

Carey Chenoweth Shuart, a Houston native, is well known in the University of Houston community for her volunteer endeavors and welcome donations. She has been instrumental in initiating many positive changes and developments at the University. In 1991, she joined a steering committee of UH volunteers who established and edited the UFriends newsletter for UH Community circulation. She successfully advocated for the Honor’s Program to become the Honor’s College in 1992, and founded and served on its advisory board for almost six years.

Most recently, Carey Shuart was a founder and President of Friends of the UH Women’s Studies Program from 1992 to 1999 and currently serves on the Friends of Women’s Studies Advisory Board. She played a significant role, in conjunction with Cynthia Freeland, the original WOST Director, and her successor Elizabeth Gregory, in the financial development, growth and advancement of the UH Women’s Studies Program and the establishment and funding of the thriving Women’s Archive and Research Center (WARC).

Mrs. Shuart has been acquainted with a number of interesting and productive women, including the late Governor Ann Richards, the late UH President Marguerite Ross Barnett and the late columnist Molly Ivins. She was a member Ann Richards’ Leadership Council in 1991. A member of the UH External Relations Committee under the first woman President Marguerite Ross Barnett, Shuart inherited Dr. Barnett’s presidential desk upon her untimely death in 1992.

Carey Shuart’s dedication and generosity to the University of Houston continue to be made manifest with abundant volunteer service and timely donations. These have been acknowledged with the 1992 Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Division of University Relations and the Alumni Chair’s Award from the University of Houston Alumni Association in 2009. This very good friend of WARC in particular and UH in general has also been recognized in Who’s Who in American Women, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World.

Scope and Contents

Mrs. Shuart’s papers are organized into three sections. The collection documents contributions to the University of Houston and contains materials relevant to her interests dating back to the mid 1980’s.  Her efforts as a working member of several University of Houston committees and boards are extensively represented.  Mrs. Shuart’s papers also lay testament to her acquaintances with a number of very effective women such as Molly Ivins, Ann Richards, Renu Khator and Marguerite Ross Barnett among many others.  Additionally, the papers contains various memorabilia collected by Shuart throughout the years, such as mementos from the 100th Anniversary Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia and from her years as a fan of the Houston Comets, a winning woman’s basketball team.


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Open for research

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Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
University of Houston
Genre/Form of Material:
Clippings (information artifacts)
Personal Name:
Shuart, Carey Chenoweth
Topical Term:
Philanthropists -- Texas -- Houston
Women philanthropists -- Texas -- Houston

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Carey Chenoweth Shuart Papers, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Detailed List of Contents


Governor Ann Richards
Box Folder
1 1 The Texas State Bar’s 9th Annual Women and the Law Section Installation Keynote Address (Cassette tape) 1991
2 Correspondence and Greeting Cards 1991-1994
3 Inaugural Invitation, Programs, Gala and Photograph 1991
4 Governor’s Leadership Council 1991-1992
5 Governor Ann Richards’ New Texas News (Volume 1, No. 1-4) 1991
Box Item
3 1 Inaugural Celebration Sweatshirt 1991
OVS_Box OVS_Folder
4 1 Ann Richards for Governor Sign
Molly Ivins 1944-2007
Box Folder
1 6 Memorial Service and Events 2006-2007
7 Articles and Photograph 2006-2007
8 Correspondence regarding Ivins 2006-2007
9 Texas Observers 2006-2007
Miscellaneous Memorabilia
Box Folder
1 10 Correspondence regarding the “Library for Women Papers” 1991, 1995
11 Miscellaneous Articles n.d., 1998, 2007
12 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1991 , 2005-2007
13 Event Invitations and Programs 1991, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006-2008
14 Thank-you and Greeting Cards n.d., 1985-1986, 1994-1996, 2003-2007
15 Emily’s List 10th Annual Majority Council Conferences (videotape) 2001
16 Autographed Anne Wilkes Tucker Article 2001
17 Nobel Laureate Bob Curl Event Photographs 2005-2006
18 New York Trip with Anne Jacobson 2006
19 Western Union Telegram from State Bar of Texas President Joyce Cox n.d.
20 University of Houston Academic Records, Honor Society Certificate and Resume 1990-1991, 2007
Box Item
3 2 James A. Baker II Institute for Public Policy’s Building Dedication Commemorative Plate 1997
3 University of Houston Glass Paper Weights
4 Commemorative 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Give to Dell Butcher
OVS_Box OVS_Folder
4 2 Historical Houston Chronicles and Indiana Daily Times 1918, 1929, 1941
3 Child Drawings and Paintings n.d.
4 Well Test Print
5 Discovery Well Print

University of Houston

Friends of the University of Houston (UFriends)
Box Folder
1 21 Meeting Agendas, Reports and Correspondence 1991-1993
22 UFriends Newsletter 1992-1998
Box Item
3 5 1992 Volunteer of the Year “Dollar Bill” Award
OVS_Box OVS_Folder
4 6 University of Houston Department of Art Poster
Friends of the University of Houston Women’s Studies Program
Box Folder
1 23 Organization Facts and History 1991-2001
24 Bylaws 1997, 2000
25 Meeting Agendas, Reports, and Member Lists 1997-2006
26 Correspondence 2001, 2004, 2006-2009
27 Event Invitations and Programs n.d., 1993, 1997-2001, 2007-2008
28 Table Talks - Event Information and Articles 1998-2000, 2002, 2006-2008
29 Table Talks - Photographs 1998, 2008
30 Women’s Studies Program - Program Information and Facts 1991-2001
31 Women’s Studies Program - Faculty and Student Scholarships, Fellowships and Prizes 1997-1998, 2000-2003, 2006
32 Women’s Studies Program - Event Information 1992, 1999, 2001, 2007
33 Women’s Studies Program - Motherhood and Families Materials n.d.,1991, 2004-2005, 2007
34 Women’s Studies Program - New Voices Newsletter 1996-2008
35 Women’s Archives and Research Center (WARC) n.d., 1994-1995, 1997, 1999-2001, 2006, 2009
Friends of Visual Studies/ School of Art Partners (SOAP)
Box Folder
1 36 Meeting Minutes and Correspondence n.d., 1993-1994, 2003, 2006-2008
37 Event Invitations, Programs and Photographs n.d., 1999, 2003, 2006-2008
38 Exhibitions Reviews 2007-2008
39 Brochures
Blaffer Gallery Advisory Board
Box Folder
1 40 Meeting Minutes, Financial Records, Reports and Correspondence 2003-2008
41 Exhibitions’ Promotional Materials and Invitations n.d., 2003-2005, 2007
42 Articles 2003-2005, 2007
43 Newsline Newsletters 2003-2005
The Honors College at the University of Houston Advisory Board
Box Folder
1 44 Meeting Minutes, Reports and Correspondence 1991-1995, 2004, 2006-2007
45 Event Invitations, Programs and Articles 1991-2008
Other Campus Resources and Events
Box Folder
1 46 Texas Center for Superconductivity Events 2005-2007
47 The Mary Comeaux Women’s Resource Center Brochure
48 President Marguerite Ross Barnett - Articles, Papers and Photograph 1992, 1998
49 President Marguerite Ross Barnett - Replacement Search Articles 1993
50 Selection and Investiture of President and Chancellor Renu Khator 2007-2008
51 John J. Moores Contribution and the Moores School of Music Society Grand Opening 1991,1997
Box Folder
1 52 Board of Regents, Chancellors, Presidents, and Vice Presidents 1991-1993, 1995, 2004-2009
53 Office of the Dean 2003, 2006-2008
54 Graduate College of Social Work and Nobel Women’s Initiative 2007-2008
55 Miscellaneous Correspondence 2005-2009
Invitations and Thank-you and Greeting Cards
Box Folder
1 56 Event Invitations and Programs 1991, 1999, 2002-2009
57 Thank-you and Greeting Cards n.d., 1993, 1995, 2001-2002, 2004-2008
Periodicals and Reports
Box Folder
2 1 President’s Report 1991, 1995, 2006
2 The Daily Cougar 1992
3 A University Report on Partnerships 1995
4 Collegium: The Magazine of the University of Houston 1997, 2001
5 It’s Our Minds that Matter: The Economic Impact of Higher Education 2006
6 Miscellaneous Articles n.d., 1991, 1997-1998, 2009
Photographic Material
Box Folder
2 7 Melcher House Event 1991
8 Thank-you Breakfast for Employees and Administrators that Assisted with the Ezekiel Cullen Building Fire Clean-up 1993
9 Betty Frieden Reception, Cynthia Freeland Retirement Party, Ruth Simmons Event n.d.

100th Anniversary Olympics in Atlanta

Box Folder
2 10 Hotel Accommodations 1996
11 Tickets, Schedules, Calendar, Maps, Pin, Guide 1996, 2005, 2006
Box Item
3 6 Souvenir Straw Hat
OVS_Box OVS_Folder
4 7 “Original ‘Piece’ of the Atlanta Olympic Track” Mounted Poster
8 Commemorative Seat Cushion
9 America True Flag
Newspaper Sections
OVS_Box OVS_Folder
4 10 Houston Chronicle July 14, 1996
11 Houston Chronicle, New York Times and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution July 28, 1996
12 Houston Chronicle and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution July 29, 1996
13 Houston Chronicle and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution July 30, 1996
14 Houston Chronicle and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution July 31, 1996
15 Houston Chronicle August 1-5, 1996
Box Folder
2 12 U.S. News and World Report July 15- July 22
13 Sports Illustrated: Olympic Preview Issue July 22, 1996
14 Sports Illustrated: Olympic Daily Day 1, Day 7- Day 10
15 Sports Illustrated: Olympic Daily Day 11 –Day 15
16 Sports Illustrated August 5, 1996
17 Time August 5, 1996