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Powell Family Papers, 1910-2007 | SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

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Title: Powell Family Papers, 1910-2007Add to your cart.

Extent: 0.5 Boxes

Arrangement: The collection consists of documents, programs, newspaper clippings, and correspondence about the Powell family.  Materials are arranged in the order previously assigned to them.  The collection is located on the SHSU Special Collection’s manuscript shelves.

Subjects: Huntsville (Tex.) - History, Sam Houston State University

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Powell Family Papers (1910 - 2007; .5 box) include family correspondence, newspaper clippings, biographical information, Sam Houston State Teachers College materials, and documents concerning the Powell family of Huntsville.  The correspondence in the collection is between SHSTC (Harry Estill and others) and Mrs. Ben H. Powell.  The Powell Family Papers also include the obituaries of several Powell family members and their funeral programs.  The collection contains the autobiography of Anna Irion Powell and documents relating to conferences and programs with which she was involved.  Much of the collection relates specifically to Anna Irion Powell.  The collection also includes a roster of Walker County men serving military service to the United States to be transported to San Antonio.

Collection Historical Note

The Powell family were early East Texas residents that moved to Huntsville in 1896.  Benjamin Harrison Powell II married Eleanor Inez Meachum Powell and they had seven children.  Benjamin H. Powell II was a Montgomery County judge that later worked for the Huntsville law firm, Powell, Ball, & Randolph.  The youngest of the seven Powell children was Anna Irion Powell who later went on to receive the Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Texas and taught High School in Brownwood and Cleburne, Texas from 1914 until 1918.  Anna Irion Powell then began teaching for North Texas Normal Institute and later in 1923 completed her Master’s degree at the University of California, Berkley.  In 1929 Anna Irion Powell received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Texas.  Anna moved back to Huntsville to live with her sisters Inez and Louise in the Gibbs-Powell home in 1963.  Louise Powell died in 1963 and Inez Powell died in 1971.  Anna Irion Powell died in 1983 and is buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Huntsville, Texas.

Subject/Index Terms

Huntsville (Tex.) - History
Sam Houston State University

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Repository: SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

Use Restrictions:

The materials represented in this finding aid have been made available for research, teaching and private use. For these purposes, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) these items without prior permission on the condition that you provide proper attribution of the source in all copies.

Please contact the Newton Gresham Library's Special Collections and University Archives department to request permissions to reproduce materials for any other purpose, or to obtain information regarding the copyright status of a particular digital image, text, audio or video recording.

Preferred Citation: Powell Family Papers. Thomason Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

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[Box 1],

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Powell Family Correspondence, 1929 - 1940; no dateAdd to your cart.
Correspondence to Mrs. Ben H. Powell.  Mamie Rather Powell.
Folder 2: The Powell Letters: A Transcription and Commentary, 2007 May 2Add to your cart.
Student project paper for SHSU History class
Folder 3: Autobiography of Miss Anna Irion Powell, 1977 November 1Add to your cart.
From the files of the Walker County Historical Commission
Folder 4: Powell Family Newspaper Articles, 1932 - 1967; no dateAdd to your cart.
Newspaper clippings relating to the Powell family
Folder 5: Powell Family Obituaries and Funeral Programs, 1960 - 1989; no dateAdd to your cart.
Benjamin H. Powell Jr., Eleanor Inez Powell, and Marian Rather Powell
Folder 6: Conference on Inner-American Cultural Relations, 1948 January 9 - 10Add to your cart.
Dr. Anna Irion Powell, Regional Vice President, Southwest Central Region, AAUW
Folder 7: The Larger Significance of the Eighth International Conference of American States, 1938 July 26Add to your cart.
Radio address by Dr. L.S. Rowe
Folder 8: Sam Houston Normal Institute Bulletins and Programs, 1910 - 1914Add to your cart.
Sam Houston Drama and May Festival program.  The Normal Bulletin.
Folder 9: Sam Houston State Teachers College Programs and Documents, 1936; no dateAdd to your cart.
Includes commencement programs, dedications, and other SHSTC related documents
Folder 11: Sam Houston Alumnus Magazines, 1953, 1974Add to your cart.
Two Sam Houston Alumnus Magazines
Folder 10: List of Men Ordered to Report to this Local Board for Military Duty, 1917 September 20Add to your cart.
Local Board of Walker County.  Military Service of the United States
Folder 12: Radio Bulletin No 297 Documents, 1938 December 21Add to your cart.
Includes Radio Bulletin transcription, program, and summary of items concerning the conference in the LLMA newspapers
Folder 13: Event Programs, Schedules, and Conference Notes, 1911, 1925; no dateAdd to your cart.
Includes a program for the unveiling of the Sam Houston monument at Oakwood cemetery, John W. Thomason building dedication, and hand written conference notes.

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