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    Uel Stephens, Jr. Collection

    Uel and Hattie Stephens, circa early 1920s

    Pictured: Uel Stephens, Sr. and Hattie Miller Stephens, circa early 1920s. They were married October 8, 1922.

    Uel Stephens, Jr. in 1931

    Pictured: Uel Stephens, Jr. "on his way to school on his seventh birthday, January 11, 1931"

    Summary: Uel Stephens, Jr. (1924-2007) served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, worked as a structural engineer at Convair, and retired from Lockheed Martin. He maintained a lifelong passion for aviation. His parents, Uel Stephens, Sr. and Hattie Stephens were active in a variety of civic organizations, both local and national. Uel Stephens, Sr. was the director of the Fort Worth Water Department from 1942 to 1961, and a member of the planning board for construction of St. Stephen Presbyterian Church. Hattie Stephens served as the national president for the Daughters of 1812 and with that group worked to have a memorial monument for General Edward H. Tarrant placed on the Tarrant County Courthouse lawn. This collection includes social directories, newspaper articles, photographs, publications, blueprints, scrapbooks, travel-related ephemera, and articles on extended family members.

    Social Directories

    • Fort Worth A&M College Mothers Club Directories, 1941, 1947, 1948
    • Broadway Presbyterian Church, Yearbook of Programs, 1941-1950
    • Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century, Governor Thomas Hinckley Chapter, Fort Worth Chapter Materials, undated, 1954-1958, 1962
    • American Society of Civil Engineers' Wives Club of Fort Worth Directories, 1942-1952
    • Clag Gregor Society, undated, 1956-1966
    • Daughters of American Revolution, Mary Isham Keith Chapter 419 Directories, 1937-1949
    • Fort Worth Knife and Fork Club, 1947-1948, 1950, 1952
    • Fort Worth Lecture Foundation, 1937
    • General Society of War of 1812 Biennial Yearbooks, 1962-1966  
    • Girls Service League, Fort Worth Directories, 1946, 1948
    • Huguenot Society, undated, 1958-1967
    • Magna Charta Dames, undated, 1958-1961, 1966
    • Pan American Round Table, Fort Worth, undated, 1944-1946, 1948-1949
    • Scottish Clans of North Texas, 1961, 1963, 1966, 1971
    • Sons of the American Revolution, 1949, 1951
    • St. Stephen Presbyterian, Women of Church Directories, 1950, 1952
    • Texas Construction Council Yearbooks, 1951, 1952
    • U.S. Daughters of 1812, Edward Tarrant Chapter, 1948-1954
    • University Place Study Club, directories: 1939-1965
    • Woman’s Club of Fort Worth, Directories, 1938-1952
    • Women of Rotary, Fort Worth, 1947-1951

    Maps, Plans, Blueprints

    • Artists' Rendition of the General Edward H. Tarrant Memorial, 1949
    • Location Proposed for General Edward H. Tarrant Memorial, 1949
    • Plan Showing City Hall Auto Parking Space, City Hall Building, Public Library Building (related to creation of Major General Worth monument), 1939
    • Major General Worth monument architectural drawing, proposed, unbuilt, circa 1952
    • Drawing of Metal Plaque for a Monument to Major General Worth, proposed, unbuilt, 1952
    • Architectural Drawing: A Terrace and Base for a Monument to Major General Worth, proposed, unbuilt, 1952
    • Maps: Historic and Scenic Reaches of the Nation's Capital (1938), El Paso Street and Vicinity (undated), Travel Map of Florida, Georgia, and Alabama (1962), and Tourist Map of Ottawa, Canada (1964)
    Photographs
    • Award Information - Lolan M. Pullen, 1953-1954
    • Photographs and Negatives - F. A. Wilde Well No. 1-6, Glasscock Company, 1954
    • Hattie Stephens (Mrs. Uel Stephens, Sr.), undated, 1949-1960
    • Society Women, undated, 1954
    • Water and Sewerage Meeting, Fort Worth, September 1944
    • Photographs and newspaper clippings for "Wolfe Scrapbook," 1965
    • Woman's Club of Fort Worth - Photographs and Papers (removed from directories), undated, 1940s
    • General William Jenkins Worth Memorial and Tomb, 5th Avenue and Broadway, New York City. Date of photograph unknown, photographer unknown.
    • Construction of St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, 1949-1950
    • Fort Worth Water Department / Uel Stephens, undated, 1950-1966
    • Family Photographs (Seattle World’s fair, Uel Stephens, Jr., soldiers marching, Pikes Peak, Braniff plane (1955), family homes, undated, 1931-1963
    Personal Records
    • Military and Education, undated, 1938, 1941-1943
    • Texas A&M College (both Uel Stephens, Sr. and Jr. attended), undated, 1912, 1935, 1949, 1954, 1957
    • Professional and Civic Affairs
    • Correspondence, undated, 1946-1963
    • Miscellaneous Personal, undated, 1941-1970
    • "Progress in Travel" speech notes with illustrations, Hattie Stephens, 1947
    • "Our Youth: National Education and Universal Military Training," speech notes, Hattie Stephens, undated
    • Kentucky Colonels and horse race clippings, (Tomy Lee owned by Hattie Stephens' brother in law, Fred Turner), undated, 1956-1967
    • Genealogical Notes and application forms to Daughters of Colonial Wars and Colonial Dames of Seventeenth Century by Hattie Stephens
    • Correspondence and photographs, Fred and Juliette Turner, undated, 1956, 1960-1961
    • Childhood drawings by Uel Stephens, Jr., undated, 1928

     

    Fort Worth Water Department Records

    • Reports by Uel Stephens, undated, 1948-1967
    • Annual Operating and Bond Progress Reports, 1960-1961
    • Annual Reports, 1949-1950, 1956-1957, 1958-1959
    • "Evaporation Control Research," A report of the Southwest Water Evaporation Research Council, 1958
    • "Water for the Future, a Plan for the Future," 1966
    • "Facts from the Brazos River Authority," 1956
    • Water and Sewer Rate Study, 1955

    Scrapbooks

    • Travel Scrapbook, undated, 1948
    • Daughters of 1812 Scrapbook, 1948-1951, 1957
    • Construction of St. Stephen Presbyterian Church Scrapbook, 1946, 1949-1950
    Follow link to view fully scanned PDFs on Uel Stephens Scrapbooks page.
     

    Books and Publications

    • The Southern Conservative, Volume 10, Number 6, June 1959
    •  "Profile of a President" (Lyndon B Johnson), Fort Worth Star-Telegram, February 9, 1964
    • LIFE Magazine, "President John F. Kennedy: 1917-1963," November 29, 1963
    • Saturday Evening Post, "In Memoriam -- A Senseless Tragedy  -- The New President," December 14, 1963
    • LIFE Magazine, "Mrs. Kennedy, Caroline and John Jr. Wait to Join Procession to Capitol," December 6, 1963
    • Saturday Evening Post, "Inside the White House: An Intimate Portrait of Our New First Lady," February 8, 1964
    • The Texas Utilities System: Dallas Power and Light, Texas Electric Service Co., and Texas Power and Light Company, October 1949
    • Daughters of American Revolution, National Publications, undated, 1941-1962
    • Daughters of Colonial Wars (Texas chapter), 1941-1942, 1967
    • Pan American Round Table, Fort Worth, undated, 1944-1946, 1948-1949
    • U.S. Daughters of 1812, National organization, 1952-1977
    • The Rotograph, Rotary newsletters, assorted, 1950s-1960s
    • Church Bulletins: St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, assorted, 1950-1975
    • Church Bulletins: Broadway Presbyterian Church, assorted, 1947-1948
    • Theater Programs: Liberace, Cleopatra (Elizabeth Taylor), Helen Hayes, Paderewski, Casa Manana), undated, 1938-1963
    • "Americanism Program" at TCU, 1939
    • TCU Men's Glee Club presents "Don Cossacks," 1939
    • Southwestern Historical Quarterly, assorted, 1951-1964
    • Fort Worth, Chamber of Commerce Magazine, assorted, 1959-1965
    • Texas Sketchbook, A Collection of Historical Stories from the Humble Way, 1962
    • Ace Reid book: Cowpokes Wanted, 1961
    • The Effects of Atomic Weapons, United States Department of Defense and United States Atomic Energy Commission, 1950
    • Civil Defense booklets, undated, 1951-1952, 1955
    • "A Report on Illiteracy in Texas," University of Texas Bulletin, July 22, 1923
    • Anti-communist and Americanism publications, 1953-1955, 1962-1963
    • Magazines: Americas and Newsweek, John F. Kennedy Assassination, December 1963
    • Magazines: LIFE and Saturday Evening Post, 1963
    • DECISION Magazine, Published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, March 1962
    • Book: Woman's Who's Who of American, 1914-1915. John William Leonard, editor in chief, 1914 (fragile)
    • Book: Texas Writers of Today, by Florence Elberta Barns, 1935.
    • Book: The Last Trail Drive Through Downtown Dallas, by Ben K. Green, 1971.
    • Book: Cowtown Columnist, Human Interest Stories of Texas, by Boyce House, 1946.
    • Social Directory, Fort Worth, 1957
    • Casa Manana Publications from Frontier Centennial, 1936

    Charter

    • Charter for Governor Thomas Hinckley Chapter (Fort Worth) of the Colonial Dames Society of the 17th Century
    Ephemera and Framed Artwork
    • 1958 Freese and Nichols drawing of the South Holly Water Plant (framed)
    • Congress Playing Cards
    • "Indian Prayer"
    • "Speeches and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln," circa 1953 (22nd reprinting, copyright 1926)
    • Travel brochures and booklets
    • Travel Planning Kit, American Airlines, 1965-1966
    • Postcards and Hotel Stationary

    Uel Stephens, Sr.

    Uel Stephens, Sr. (1893-1976)

    Superintendent of the Fort Worth Water Department, 1942-1961

    Elder, St. Stephen Presbyterian Church

    Hattie Stephens, circa 1952

    Hattie Miller Stephens (1895-1986)

    Served as National President of The Daughters of 1812

    from 1958-1961

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