University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

John C. Granbery Papers, 1863-1955



Creator Granbery, John Cowper, 1874-1944
Title: John C. Granbery papers
Dates: 1863-1955
Abstract: Correspondence comprises the bulk of the John C. Granbery Papers, 1863-1955. The collection also includes copies of Granbery's publication The Emancipator, as well as newspaper clippings, personal notes, printed material, photographs, sheet music, and news scripts (essays written by Granbery on social and economic issues) detailing his life, political activities, and his service during World War I.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01455
Extent: 51.16 linear feet
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

John Cowper Granbery, Jr., (1874-1953) was a Methodist minister, sociology professor and publisher of the Emancipator. He attended seminary school at Vanderbilt and was ordained in 1897. He then attended the University of Chicago, eventually earning a doctorate in sociology in 1909. Granbery taught at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, 1913, but left to join the Foyer de Soldat, an organization formed by the International Committee of the Young Men's Christian Association of North America to provide aid to soldiers in France during World War I. Granbery was twice decorated by the Greek government for his wartime service.

He returned to Georgetown and made a name for himself as an outspoken liberal, making speeches on behalf of the re-election of Miriam A. "Ma" Ferguson. Granbery taught in the history department of Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University) from 1925 until being fired for his political activities in 1932. From 1935 to 1838, he was again at Southwestern, but after his dismissal from that university, Granbery started a liberally monthly, The Emancipator. He published his magazine in San Antonio from 1941 to 1952 and continued to teach at local universities. He also had a radio program on WOAI.

Source:

Dixon, Ford, "Granbery, John Cowper, Jr.," Handbook of Texas Online.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence comprises the bulk of the John C. Granbery Papers, 1863-1955. The collection also includes copies of Granbery's publication the Emancipator, as well as newspaper clippings, personal notes, printed material, photographs, sheet music, and news scripts (essays written by Granbery on social and economic issues) detailing his life, political activities, and his service during World War I. Mary A. Granbery's personal journals, composition notebooks, and activity calendars are also included in the collection.

John C. Granbery and his wife wrote the bulk of the correspondence in the collection, addressing them to various religious ministers, university faculty and presidents, the United States Postmaster General, newspaper editors, and personal acquaintances. The subject matters of the letters include letters of recommendation for college or employment, taxes, mail delivery, legal affairs, and social and economic issues. There are also a number of letters written by Emancipator subscribers expressing their enjoyment of the publication or expressing opinions on different issues.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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


Index Terms

Personal Names
Allred, James V., 1899-1959
Carroll, H. Bailey (Horace Bailey), 1903-1966
Connally, Tom, 1877-1963
Ferguson, James Edward, 1871-1944
Granbery, John Cowper, 1874-1944
Granbery, Mary Ann
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Maverick, Maury, 1895-1954
Moody, Daniel James, 1893-1966
Neff, Pat Morris, 1871-1952
O'Daniel, W. Lee (Wilbert Lee), 1890-1969
Rainey, Homer P. (Homer Price), 1896-
Ramsdell, Charles, 1804-1866
Rayburn, Sam, 1882-1961
Shivers, Allan, 1907-1985
Stevenson, Coke R. (Coke Robert), 1888-1975
Yarborough, Ralph Webster, 1903-1996
Corporate Names
Americans United for World Government
Committee of One Hundred (Birth control organization : New York, N.Y.)
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.)
Friends of Democracy (U.S.)
League for Mutual Aid (U.S.)
Socialist Party (U.S.)
United School of Christianity
Subjects
Education
Genealogy
Manners and customs
Religion
World War (1914-1918)
Places
Austin
Boydton
France
Georgetown
Greece
Lubbock
San Antonio
Texas
United States
Virginia

Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Austin History Center.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John C. Granbery Papers, 1863-1955, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011. Subsequent revisions by Colleen Hobbs, January 2021.


Accession Number

AR 1954; 86-150


OCLC Number

777596246


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

The Emancipator
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2P376 [SRH1230011047] 1938-1942
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2P377 [SRH1230011058] 1942-1948
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2P378 [SRH1230011057] 1948-1953
Letters, 1904-1915
Texas Advocate controversy, 1914
Correspondence
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2P379 [SRH1230011215] 1916-1923
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2P380 [SRH1230011225] 1924-1925
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2P381 [SRH1230011235] 1926
Newspaper clippings, 1936
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2P382 [SRH1230011245] Unarranged
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2P383 [SRH1230011206] Unarranged
1941
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2P384 [SRH1230011216] Unarranged
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2P385 [SRH1230011226] Unarranged
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2P386 [SRH1230011246] Unarranged
1941
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2P387 [SRH1230011236] Correspondence
Newspaper clippings
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2P388 [SRH1230011207] Correspondence
Newspaper clippings
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2P389 [SRH1230011217] Correspondence (unarranged)
Notes
Miscellaneous
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2P390 [SRH1230011227] Correspondence, 1938-1939
Notes
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2P391 [SRH1230011237] Correspondence, published letters and clippings
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2P392 [SRH1230011247] Correspondence [unarranged]
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2P393 [SRH1230011208] Correspondence
Notes
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2P394 [SRH1230011218] Miscellany
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2P395 [SRH1230011228] Correspondence
Notes
Speeches
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2P396 [SRH1230011238] Correspondence
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2P397 [SRH1230011248] Correspondence
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2P398 [SRH1230011209] Correspondence
Miscellany
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2P399 [SRH1230011219] Correspondence
Correspondence
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2P400 [SRH1230011229] 1928
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2P401 [SRH1230011184] 1928
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2P402 [SRH1230011182] 1929
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2P403 [SRH1230011239] 1929
1937
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2P404 [SRH1230011249] 1937-1938
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2P405 [SRH1230011250] 1938
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2P406 [SRH1230011175] 1938
1945
1942
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2P407 [SRH1230011185] 1939
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2P408 [SRH1230011183] 1940
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2P409 [SRH1230011201] 1940
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2P410 [SRH1230011200] 1941
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2P411 [SRH1230011199] 1941
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2P412 [SRH1230011198] 1941-1942
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2P413 [SRH1230011002] 1942
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2P414 [SRH1230010999] 1942-1943
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2P415 [SRH1230011174] 1943
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2P416 [SRH1230011173] 1943
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2P417 [SRH1230011172] 1943-1944
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2P418 [SRH1230011171] 1944
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2P419 [SRH1230011003] 1944
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2P420 [SRH1230011170] 1944-1945
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2P421 [SRH1230011205] 1945
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2P422 [SRH1230011204] 1944-1945
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2P423 [SRH1230011203] 1945
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2P424 [SRH1230011202] 1946
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2P425 [SRH1230011004] 1946
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2P426 [SRH1230011009] 1946
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2P427 [SRH1230011186] 1946-1947
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2P428 [SRH1230011187] 1947
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2P429 [SRH1230011188] 1947
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2P430 [SRH1230011189] 1947
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2P431 [SRH1230011005] 1947
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2P432 [SRH1230011008] 1948
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2P433 [SRH1230011190] 1948
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2P434 [SRH1230011191] 1948
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2P435 [SRH1230011192] 1948
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2P436 [SRH1230011193] 1948-1949
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2P437 [SRH1230011006] 1949
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2P438 [SRH1230011007] 1949
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2P439 [SRH1230011194] 1949
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2P440 [SRH1230011195] 1949-1950
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2P441 [SRH1230011176] 1950
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2P442 [SRH1230011177] 1950
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2P443 [SRH1230011196] Correspondence, 1950
Carbons, 1950-1954
Correspondence
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2P444 [SRH1230011000] 1951
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2P445 [SRH1230011178] 1951
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2P446 [SRH1230011179] 1951
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2P447 [SRH1230011180] 1952
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2P448 [SRH1230011181] 1952
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2P449 [SRH1230011197] 1952
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2P450 [SRH1230011001] 1952-1953
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2P451 [SRH1230010884] 1953
Unarranged, 1953
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2P452 [SRH1230010894] Unarranged
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2P453 [SRH1230010904] Unarranged
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2P454 [SRH1230010883] Unarranged
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2P455 [SRH1230010893] Notebooks
Correspondence, 1953
Correspondence
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2P456 [SRH1230010903] 1953
Unarranged
1945
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2P457 [SRH1230010891] Joseph Caspin
Unity School of Christianity, 1949
Unarranged
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2P458 [SRH1230010890] Unarranged
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2P459 [SRH1230010889] Correspondence (unarranged)
Woman suffrage
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2P460 [SRH1230010888] Woman suffrage
Insurance correspondence, 1928-1930
Correspondence, 1926-1927
Finance
Voters
Correspondence
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2P461 [SRH1230010887] 1947
Unarranged
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2P462 [SRH1230010886] Unarranged
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2P463 [SRH1230010885] Notebooks
Papers
Miscellany
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2P464 [SRH1230010895] Foreign correspondence (unarranged)
Correspondence and miscellany
Correspondence
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2P466 [SRH1230010906] 1930-1932
1935-1940
May's file
Correspondence, 1950
Correspondence
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2P467 [SRH1230010896] 1953
Unarranged
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2P468 [SRH1230010907] Correspondence and miscellany
Photographs
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2P469 [SRH1230010897] Correspondence (unarranged)
Notes
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2P470 [SRH1230010908] Material about testimonial dinner, October 20, 1950
Correspondence and memoranda
Correspondence (unarranged)
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2P471 [SRH1230010898] Newspaper clippings
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2P472 [SRH1230010909] Newspaper clippings
Pamphlets
Letters, miscellany
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2P473 [SRH1230010899] The Emancipator, 1942-1944
Correspondence, 1940
Subscription lists
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2P474 [SRH1230010910] Correspondence, 1940
The Emancipator, June 1953
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2P475 [SRH1230010900] The Emancipator, June 1953
Correspondence, 1935, 1936, 1940-1947
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2P476 [SRH1230010911] News scripts
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2P477 [SRH1230010901] News scripts
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2P478 [SRH1230011019] News scripts
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2P479 [SRH1230011029] Notebooks
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2P480 [SRH1230011039] Notebooks
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2P481 [SRH1230011049] Notebooks
Newspaper clippings
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2P482 [SRH1230011010] Newspaper clippings
Correspondence
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2P482 [SRH1230011010] Unarranged
1953
Correspondence
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2P483 [SRH1230011020] 1939
1940
1953
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2P484 [SRH1230011030] Correspondence, 1939
Pamphlets
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2P485 [SRH1230011040] Correspondence (unarranged)
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2P486 [SRH1230011050] Pamphlets
Papers
Notes
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2P487 [SRH1230011011] Notes
Papers
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2P488 [SRH1230011021] Clippings
Pamphlets
Notes
Papers
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2Q1 [SRH1230011031] Notes
Papers
Correspondence, January 1927-June 1927
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2Q2 [SRH1230011041] Bulletins
Correspondence, 1919-1927
Correspondence
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2Q3 [SRH1230011051] Unarranged
1931-1932
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2Q4 [SRH1230011012] Correspondence, 1927-1930
Pamphlets
volume
4L467 Music
volume
4L468 Music
folder
4L469 Music
volume
4M95 Music
Expenditures of The Emancipator, 1942
Photograph album
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3T104 [SRH1230027288] YMCA in France, 1918-1919
Photographs
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3T104 [SRH1230027288] WWI soldiers
YMCA in Europe (WWI)
Granbery family
[Southwestern University?]
Georgetown, Texas
Snapshot scenes of the United States of America, Mexico, Cuba, and Europe
Postcards of Europe and Mexico