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Mary Ann Pickens Family Papers (Ms. 90)

Documents regarding the Hopkins and Pickens families and local history donated by Mary Ann Pickens.


1.      Columbus High School Class of 1930 graduation news articles, May 1930 and 50th class reunion April 19, 1980. Both James Hopkins and Mary Elizabeth Youens Hopkins were graduates, copy of a photograph of students from that class (better copy in archives photograph collection), original invitation to Commencement Exercises for Columbus High School Class of 1930

2.      Article about Oscar Zumwalt from The Texas Druggist, March 1930.

3.      A Hundred Years of History 1837-1937.

4.      James Hopkins membership certificates to American International Charolais Assn, 1957,

American Charbray Breeders Association, 1951 and The Lions Club of Garwood, Past President recognition, 1947-1948.

5.      Zimmerscheidt-Leyendecker Home La Salle Chapter of Daughters of American Colonists Marker Dedication, October 25, 1961 and articles about the Zimmerscheidt-Leyendecker Home.

6.      Copies of Gedeon Stram Pen and Ink Drawings, 1968.

7.      History of the Colorado County Courthouse written and presented by Mary Elizabeth Hopkins around 1970.

8.      Documents related to the history of Winedale, Texas

9.      Certificate from Texas State Historical Survey Committee recognizing the Youens-Hopkins House as a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark, 1973.

10.  Newspaper clipping of DAR Daughters of the American Revolution tribute to Hattie Mae Everett Dick, October 1974.

11.  Newspaper clippings of the Historical Marker Dedication at the Mansfield Memorial Library, May, 1975.

12.  Newspaper clipping of presentation about Dr. Lawrence Augustine Washington, Jr. by Mary Elizabeth Hopkins to the Colorado County Historical Commission, March 18. 1976.

13.  Photos of Mary Elizabeth Hopkins with Historical Marker at the Stafford Opera House, Programs from the Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration of the American Declaration of Independence, March 7, 1976, and Dedication of Official Texas State Historical Marker for the Trinity Lutheran Church of Frelsburg, April 23, 1978.

14.  Original Manuscript by Mary Elizabeth Hopkins “A Short History of Colorado County,” Chairman of the Colorado County Historical Commission, 1978.

15.  Newspaper clipping of Historical Marker dedication of the Montgomery-Thatcher Cemetery near Matthews, July 2, 1981.

16.  Newspaper clipping concerning program presented by Mary Elizabeth Hopkins entitled History of Colorado County Courthouses, September 24, 1981.

17.  Newspaper clipping concerning “Old Frelsburg Landmark Being Removed” (Dr. Bernhardt Fehrenkamp clay brick home,)  March 11, 1982.

18.  Various correspondence during service as Chairman of the Colorado County Historical Commission:

Bob Bullock, Comptroller of Public Accounts

James Hightower, Commissioner of Agriculture

Texas Department of Agriculture Family Land Heritage Program

San Antonio Museum Association

Winedale Museum

National Guard Month

Butch Strunk concerning rural cemetery locations

Lester Cranek, Colorado County Judge, concerning appointment to Colorado County Historical Commission.

19.  Mary Elizabeth Hopkins named 1986 Woman of the Year by Beta Sigma Phi of Columbus, letters of congratulations, proclamation, and news clippings of the award.

20.  Magnolia Homes Tour newspaper insert, May 12, 1986.

21.  Program, poster, news clipping and correspondence concerning Our Hometown III, written by Nancy Stiles, performed on Feb. 17, 1996.

22.  Historic Texas Cemetery Marker Dedication for the Zimmerscheidt-Leyendecker Cemetery Jan 18, 2012.

23.  Notes on Antique Glass compiled and written by Mary Elizabeth Hopkins. Date unknown.

24.  Copy of article about mission that Lt. Albert Hahn was part of entitled Kiska Mission, June 19, 1943 issue of Saturday Evening Post. Original in General Archives, Oversized 4A 1

25.  Christmas card from S.K. Seymour to E.J. Brune posted Dec 23, 1935.

26.  Application for Texas Historic Cemetery for Osage Community Cemetery June 24, 2016; letter notifying of pending status June 15, 2016; letter, press release and certificate designating Osage Community Cemetery as an Historic Texas Cemetery June 24, 2016.