University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker Papers, 1878-1938



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pennybacker, Percy V., Mrs., 1861-1938
Title: Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker papers
Dates: 1878-1938
Abstract: The collection documents the personal life of Anna Pennybacker, as well as her involvement in women's clubs, education, suffrage and the peace movement. Pennyback was an activist and author in Texas in the early 20th century.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00043
Extent: 53 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Anna Pennybacker, nee Hardwicke (1861-1938), activist and author, was born in Virginia and moved first to Kansas and then to Texas in 1878. She married Percy V. Pennybacker in 1884 in Tyler, Texas. They had four children, one of whom died in infancy. She lived in Tyler and Palestine and moved to Austin in 1900 after the death of her husband. She remained there until her death. Pennybacker wrote and published A New History of Texas for Schools, which was adopted by the Texas Legislature for use in public schools from 1898 through 1913. Pennybacker was also active in women's club activities, serving as president of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, and as president and then board member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs. A pacifist and suffragist, she was involved in the Chautauqua movement and served as a correspondent for several newspapers at the League of Nations meetings in Geneva. She also lectured extensively across the nation.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, printed material, financial documents, legal documents, literary productions scrapbooks, maps and photographs document the personal life of Anna Pennybacker, as well as her involvement in women's clubs, education, suffrage and the peace movement. The bulk of the material is correspondence relating to all aspects of Pennybacker's life. Correspondents include William Hobby, Elisabet Ney, Thomas Campbell, Carrie Chapman Catt and Eleanor Roosevelt. The papers document Pennybacker's authorship and publication of The New History of Texas for Schools and her activities in the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, the General Federation of Women's Clubs and the Chautauqua Women's Club. Papers of John Hardwicke, her father; Percy Pennybacker, her husband; and Julian Pennybacker, her mother-in-law, are also included.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Campbell, Thomas Mitchell, 1856-1923
Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947
Hardwicke, John
Hobby, William Pettus, 1878-1964
Ney, Elisabet, 1833-1907
Pennybacker, Julian
Pennybacker, Percy V.
Pennybacker, Percy V., Mrs., 1861-1938
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
Corporate Names
Chautauqua Women's Club
General Federation of Women's Clubs
League of Nations.
Texas Federation of Women's Clubs
Subjects
Authors
Education
Pacifists
Peace movements
Politics and government
Suffragists
Women's rights
Women--Societies and clubs
Women--Suffrage
Places
Austin
Chautauqua
Texas
United States

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

Federation of Woman's Clubs, correspondence and materials, general and Texas
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2L471 [SRH1230009095] 1901-1905
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2L472 [SRH1230009096] 1906-1908
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2L473 [SRH1230009097] 1909-1911
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2L474 [SRH1230009098] April-August, 1912
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2L475 [SRH1230009716] August-September, 1912
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2L476 [SRH1230009717] October-November 22, 1912
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2L477 [SRH1230009718] November 23 - December, 1912
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2L478 [SRH1230009719] January 1913
Congratulatory remarks on her presidency, 1912
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2L479 [SRH1230009720] February-March, 1913
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2L480 [SRH1230009721] April-July 15, 1913
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2L481 [SRH1230009722] July 16 - October 18, 1913
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2L482 [SRH1230009723] October 19 - December, 1913
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2L483 [SRH1230009724] January-February 18, 1914
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2L484 [SRH1230009725] February 19 - March 26, 1914
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2L485 [SRH1230009726] March 27 - May 10, 1914
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2L486 [SRH1230009727] May 11 - September 11, 1914
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2L487 [SRH1230009728] September 12 - November, 1914
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2L488 [SRH1230009729] December 1914 - January 15, 1915
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2L489 [SRH1230009730] January 16 - February, 1915
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2L490 [SRH1230009731] March-April 8, 1915
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2L491 [SRH1230009732] April 9 - July 30, 1915
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2L492 [SRH1230009733] August-October 12, 1915
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2L493 [SRH1230009734] October 13 - December 31, 1915
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2L494 [SRH1230009735] January-March, 1916
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2L495 [SRH1230009646] March 23 - May, 1916
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2L496 [SRH1230009656] 1916-1920, January 1921-August 1921
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2L497 [SRH1230009666] September 1921-October 1921, April 1, 1922-April 16, 1922
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2L498 [SRH1230009676] April 17, 1922-April 30, 1922, November 1922
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2L499 [SRH1230009686] November 1922-December 1922, January 1923-March 1923
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2L500 [SRH1230010382] April-December, 1923
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2L501 [SRH1230010392] 1924
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2L502 1925
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2L503 [SRH1230010402] Printed materials and additional Federation of Women's Clubs correspondence, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929-1930, 1932
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2L504 [SRH1230010412] Correspondence, 1928, 1931-1934, 1935-1937
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2L505 [SRH1230010373] Reports, pamphlets, bulletins, programs
Personal and family correspondence
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2L506 [SRH1230010383] 1900-1905
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2L507 [SRH1230010192] 1906-1910
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2L508 [SRH1230010193] 1911 - April 1913
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2L509 [SRH1230010194] May 1913-1914
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2L510 [SRH1230010195] 1915-1917
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2L511 [SRH1230010196] 1918-1919
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2L512 [SRH1230010197] 1920
January-April, 1921
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2L513 [SRH1230010198] May-December, 1921
January-September, 1922
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2L514 [SRH1230010199] October-December, 1922
January-August, 1923
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2L515 [SRH1230010200] September-December, 1923
January-September, 1924
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2L516 [SRH1230010201] October-December, 1924
January-June, 1925
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2L517 [SRH1230010202] 1926-1930, 1932
October-December, 1934
General, incoming
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2L517 [SRH1230010202] A-L, 1934
M-W, 1934
B-W, 1935
B-W, 1936
General, outgoing
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2L517 [SRH1230010202] January-March, 1935
July-October, 1936
Business papers and correspondence
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2L518 [SRH1230010203] 1894-1899
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2L519 [SRH1230010204] 1900-1902
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2L520 [SRH1230010205] 1898-1903
Primarily investments, 1903
Text book
Julian Pennybacker, 1898-1903
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2L521 [SRH1230010206] 1903-1904
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2L522 [SRH1230010207] 1905-1906
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2L523 [SRH1230010208] 1907-1908
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2L524 [SRH1230010209] 1909-1912
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2L525 [SRH1230010210] 1912-1914
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2L526 [SRH1230010211] 1915-1919
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2L527 [SRH1230010212] August, 1919 - December, 1922
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2L528 [SRH1230010213] 1923-1926
1927-1928
1929-1930
1932
1934-1936, undated
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2.325/T56c [SRH1230002407] Pennybacker family financial balance sheets, December 30, 1899
Women's Clubs, Chautauqua, and lectures
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2L529 [SRH1230010214] 1900-1906, 1912, 1914-1918
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2L530 [SRH1230010215] 1919
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2L531 [SRH1230010216] 1920
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2L532 [SRH1230010217] January-July, 1921
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2L533 [SRH1230010218] September-December, 1921
January-April, 1922
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2L534 [SRH1230010219] April-July, 1935
1936
Miscellaneous newspaper clippings
Classified correspondence
Organizations and lectures
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2M1 [SRH1230010220] 1899-1914
1915-1916
1917-1918
May-July 1-12, 1922
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2M2 [SRH1230010221] July 13, 1922-July 31, 1922, May 1923
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2M3 [SRH1230010222] August, 1923 - February, 1924
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2M4 [SRH1230010223] March-September, 1924
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2M5 [SRH1230010224] January-June, 1925
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2M6 [SRH1230010225] July-December, 1925
January-April, 1926
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2M7 [SRH1230009736] May-December, 1926
January-December, 1927
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2M8 [SRH1230009737] 1928-1931
1929-1930
1932
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2M9 [SRH1230009738] 1934
January-March, 1935
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2M10 [SRH1230009739] International Council of Women, 1901-1925, 1932
Near East Relief, 1918, 1920-1928
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2M11 [SRH1230009740] Peace organizations and the League of Nations, 1924-1936, undated
Working for Peace and League of Nations
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2M11 [SRH1230009740] 1914-1921
1922-1923
Women's suffrage and related subjects
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2M12 [SRH1230009741] 1913-1917
1918
1919
January-March 1920
April-December, 1920
1921-1922
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2M13 [SRH1230009742] 1923-1930, undated
William P. Hobby, 1917-1930
Helen Knox, 1917-1929, undated
William L. Prather, family correspondence, 1903-1907
Eleanor Roosevelt
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2M13 [SRH1230009742] 1924-1931
1932-1935
1936-1937, undated
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2M14 [SRH1230009743] Sam Houston State College, 1904-1926, 1929-1930
The University of Texas, 1906-1927
Episcopal Church Service League
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2M14 [SRH1230009743] 1913-1920
1921-1924
Annie Webb Blanton, State Superintendent, 1915-1925
Miscellaneous, 1916-1925
General correspondence
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2M15 [SRH1230009744] July-November, 1925
December, 1925
January-March, 1926
April, 1926
May-December, 1926
January, 1927
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2M16 [SRH1230009745] February, 1927
August-December, 1927
January-March, 1928
April-June, 1928 and undated, 1929 and undated
1930-1937, undated
Textbook correspondence
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2M17 [SRH1230009746] 1893-1894
1895
1902-1903, undated
State tax adoptions, 1887-1903
Speeches and articles
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2M17 [SRH1230009746] 1900-1935, undated
undated
Correspondence
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2M18 [SRH1230009747] 1926
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2M19 [SRH1230009748] 1926
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2M20 [SRH1230009749] 1927
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2M21 [SRH1230009750] 1927
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2M22 [SRH1230009751] 1928
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2M23 [SRH1230009752] 1928
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2M24 [SRH1230009753] 1928
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2M25 [SRH1230009754] 1929
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2M26 [SRH1230009755] 1929
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2M27 [SRH1230009756] 1929-1930
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2M28 [SRH1230009757] 1929
1930
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2M29 [SRH1230009758] 1930
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2M30 [SRH1230009759] 1930
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2M31 [SRH1230009760] 1930
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2M32 [SRH1230009761] 1930
1931
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2M33 [SRH1230009762] 1931
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2M34 [SRH1230009763] 1931
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2M35 [SRH1230009764] 1931
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2M36 [SRH1230009765] 1931
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2M37 [SRH1230009766] 1931-1939
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2M38 [SRH1230009767] 1932
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2M39 [SRH1230009768] 1932
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2M40 [SRH1230009769] 1932
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2M41 [SRH1230009770] 1932
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2M42 [SRH1230009771] 1932
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2M43 [SRH1230009772] 1933
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2M44 [SRH1230009773] 1933
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2M45 [SRH1230009774] 1933
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2M46 [SRH1230009775] 1933, 1934
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2M47 [SRH1230009776] 1934
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2M48 [SRH1230009777] 1934
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2M49 [SRH1230009778] 1934
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2M50 [SRH1230009779] 1935
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2M51 [SRH1230009780] 1935
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2M52 [SRH1230009781] 1935
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2M53 [SRH1230009782] 1935
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2M54 [SRH1230009783] 1936
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2M55 [SRH1230009784] 1936
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2M56 [SRH1230009785] 1936
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2M57 [SRH1230009786] 1936
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2M58 [SRH1230009787] 1937
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2M59 [SRH1230009788] 1937
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2M60 [SRH1230009789] 1937
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2M61 [SRH1230009790] 1937
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2M62 [SRH1230009791] 1938
Miscellaneous
Newspaper clippings
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2M63 [SRH1230009792] 1893-1903
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2M64 [SRH1230009793] 1897-1903
1912
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2M65 [SRH1230009794] 1909-1917
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2M66 [SRH1230009795] 1926-1937
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2M67 [SRH1230009796] 1931
1938
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2.325/T56c [SRH1230002407] Oversized, 1920-1937
Biographical notes
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2M68 [SRH1230009797] 1919-1927
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2M69 [SRH1230009798] 1931
1934-1936
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2M70 [SRH1230009799] 1933-1937
Pamphlets
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2M71 [SRH1230009800] 1893
1906-1909
1906-1917
1912-1916
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2M72 [SRH1230009801] 1912-1916
1913
1914
1917-1921
1925, 1932
Scrapbooks
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2M73 [SRH1230009802] 1912-1916
1927
1928
1929
1930
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2M74 [SRH1230009803] 1883-1900
Publications
Chautauquan Daily
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2.325/T56c [SRH1230002407] July 24, 1923
August 2, 1923
August 3, 1923
August 6, 1923
August 7, 1923
August 9, 1923
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2M75 [SRH1230009804] July 23, 1931
July 24, 1931
July 25, 1931
The School Forum
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2M76 [SRH1230009805] May, 1893
June, 1893
November, 1893
January, 1894
February, 1894
August, 1894
September, 1894
October, 1894
November, 1894
December, 1894
January, 1895
February, 1895
March, 1895
April, 1895
May, 1895
June, 1895
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2M77 [SRH1230009806] Verbatim Record of the Seventh Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the League of Nations, September, 1926
Journal of the Seventh Ordinary Session of the League of Nations, September, 1926
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2M78 [SRH1230009807] The Bookman: An Illustrated Magazine of Literature and Life
League of Nations literature
Chautauqua Poets: An Anthology, 1934-1935
First Annual Conference, Louisiana State University on Foreign Affairs and American Diplomacy, March, 1927
Das Theater, 1927
Anti-War Conference Reports
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2M79 [SRH1230009808] 1926-1931
1931-1933
The Club Woman
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2M85 [SRH1230009814] July, 1901
November, 1901
December, 1901
January, 1902
February, 1902
March, 1902
January, 1903
February, 1903
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2M80 [SRH1230009809] General Federation of Women's Clubs, memos
Articles concerning women's clubs
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2M81 [SRH1230009810] Testimonies concerning Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker, 1931-1937
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2M82 [SRH1230009811] Scrapbook, including salutory addresses by students of P. V. and Anna H. Pennybacker, in Bryan, Texas, 1891-1895
Notebooks
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2M82 [SRH1230009811] 1910
undated
Printed material concerning Mrs. Pennybacker's Texas History
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2M83 [SRH1230009812] 1903-1919
1912-1913
Printed material concerning Mrs. Helen Knox's biography of Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker
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2M84 [SRH1230009813] Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker, The Big-Little Woman, 1908
Autograph signatures to accompany manuscript
Correspondence
Invitations, greeting cards, calling cards, 1890-1927, undated
Scrapbook of family affairs, 1878-1886
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2M86 [SRH1230009815] Correspondence concerning literary works, 1898-1936
Democratic National Committee
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2M87 [SRH1230009816] 1915 - March 1920
April 1920 - 1925
War Work Council/YWCA
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2M87 [SRH1230009816] 1914-1918
1919, 1920
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2M88 [SRH1230009817] Miscellaneous printed material, 1920-1929
Scrapbooks
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2M88 [SRH1230009817] Newspaper clippings concerning youth and World War II, undated
Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker, President Texas Federation of Womens Clubs, 1901-1903
House of Representatives bills, 1913-1916
"In Behalf of Labor Warehouse Currency," T. F. Nichols
Various pamphlets and brochures, 1908-1931
Continental Insurance Company wall calendar, 1921
Broadside, "The Honorable George B. Terrell announces for Commissioner of Agriculture", undated
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2.325/T56c [SRH1230002407] Diagram, carpet floor for Mrs. P. V. Pennybacker, George Fiegel, architect
Photographs
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3S133 [SRH1230029541] Chautauqua Women's Club, Anna Pennybacker holding gavel
Postcards of military parades
Winter trail, 1915
Barrie glacier, 1915
On top of Valdez glacier, 1915
Valdez trail, 1915
Valdez babies, 1915
John Jenness Ruckman
The model home
Anna Pennybacker
Anna Pennybacker and Caroline Cordelia Swan
Anna Pennybacker disembarking from a train
Florence Schleichen
Mrs. Emma A. Fox and grandchildren
Girls marching