Grubbs Family Collection:
Judge Vincent Woodbury Grubbs (1848-1928) of Greenville, Texas was a pioneer Texas educator, journalist, and lawyer. Known as the "Father of Industrial Education in Texas," Grubbs spent twenty years of his life toward the pursuit of educational reform in Texas. In 1901, Grubbs promoted legislation to establish a Girls Industrial College, now known as Texas Woman's University, at Denton, Texas. In 1917, he once again worked toward the passing of legislation to establish an industrial college. This time the school was a Junior Agricultural, Mechanical, and Industrial College to be known as the Grubbs Vocational College, the first state-supported school at Arlington, Texas. It is now the University of Texas at Arlington.
Collection contains printed material and an oral history transcript pertaining to Judge Vincent Woodbury Grubbs and Grubbs family history. Materials include two books, The Grubbs of Tipperary and The Grubbs Family, that relate the family history of the Grubbs in America and Ireland. A typescript of a pamphlet entitled The Dignity of Labor by Vincent W. Grubbs outlines the establishment of the Grubbs Vocational College. An oral history transcript of an interview with Thomas Grubbs, Vincent W. Grubbs' son, and a typed resolution (H.S.R. no. 356) from the Texas House of Representatives in 1969 honoring the Grubbs family is also included.
Open for research.
Grubbs Family Collection, AR137, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.
Gift of Thomas W. Grubbs, Rev. Geoffrey Watkins Grubb, Kenneth Whitt, and others, 1969. Accessioned as number 69-12, 69-13.
The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections "Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records" project, 2014-2015.