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|Size||33.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 14,000 items)|
|Abstract||Personal and professional papers, 1880s-2000s, of white journalist and philanthropist Sarah Laschinger Greene of Gilmer, Upshur County, Tex. Greene was a third-generation newspaperwoman and was the publisher of the Gilmer Mirror. Professional papers consist of correspondence, subject files, administrative files, minutes, press releases, and letters to the editor, covering topics that include Texas political campaigns, arts, humanities, folklife, and press organizations. Personal papers include correspondence with family members and friends, school materials, writings, and other family papers. Photographic materials chiefly depict Greene and her extended family dating back to the 1880s. Also included are images that appear to have been taken for the Gilmer Mirror and images depicting historic views of Gilmer, Tex., also dating back to the 1880s, as well as audiovisual materials compiled by Greene, including recordings related to Lyndon B. Johnson, Wanda Hicks Kerr, and William A. Owens.|
|Creator||Greene, Sarah Laschinger, 1929-2016.|
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Sarah Jane Laschinger Greene (11 January 1929-2 August 2016) was a white journalist and community booster based in Gilmer, Tex. Greene studied journalism at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. and the University of Texas before joining the Dallas Morning News in 1949, where she specialized in education reporting. She married Ray H. Greene, a reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, before moving back to Gilmer in 1953 to work for the Gilmer Mirror newspaper. Greene’s grandfather, George Tucker, purchased the Gilmer Mirror in 1915, and it has remained in the family through four generations. She held many positions within her field, including serving as the president of the North and East Texas Press Association, 1989-1990, and as president of the Texas Press Association, 1996-1997. For her work, Greene received the Anson Jones Award of the Texas Medical Association, the Texas Press Association’s Golden 50 Award, the National Newspaper Association’s Emma C. McKinney Award, and she was the first woman inducted into the Texas Newspaper Hall of Fame.
Greene held numerous philanthropic and leadership positions in her community, including stints with the Texas Historical Association, East Texas Historical Association, Texas Commission on the Arts, East Texas Chamber of Commerce, East Texas Arts Council, East Texas Council on Alcoholism, and the Texas Folklore Society. She was a trustee of the Baylor Medical Center in Gilmer, a board member of the Gilmer National Bank, and a charter member of the Historic Upshur Museum.Back to Top
The Sarah Laschinger Greene Papers consist of personal and professional papers, photographs, and audiovisual materials of white journalist and philanthropist Sarah Laschinger Greene of Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas. Greene was a third-generation newspaperwoman and was the publisher of the Gilmer Mirror. Professional papers consist of correspondence, subject files, administrative files, minutes, press releases, and letters to the editor, covering topics that include Upshur County and statewide arts, humanities, and press organizations, including the Historic Upshur Museum, Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Folklore Society, Texas Folklife Festival, Texas Newspaper Foundation, and Texas Press Association. Personal papers include correspondence with family members and friends, school materials, writings, and other family papers. Photographic materials chiefly depict Sarah Laschinger Greene at all stages of her life, as well as images depicting members of her extended family dating back to the 1880s. Also included are images that appear to have been taken for the Gilmer Mirror and images depicting historic views of Gilmer, Tex., also dating back to the 1880s. Audiovisual materials consist of scattered audio and video recordings compiled by Greene, including audio and video recordings related to the 1992 disappearance of 17-year-old Kelly Dae Wilson. Other materials include a documentary film on white author, folklorist, and educator, William A. Owens, of Lamar County, Tex.; firsthand video recordings of church events and class reunions in Texas and Oklahoma; and a commercial sound recording of a Lyndon B. Johnson campaign song used at the 1964 Democratic National Convention.Back to Top
Photographic materials chiefly depicting Sarah Greene at all stages of her life, as well as images depicting members of her extended family dating back to the 1880s. Also included are images that appear to have been taken for the Gilmer Mirror Newspaper and images depicting historic views of Gilmer, Tex., dating back to the 1880s.
Processing information: Items have been lightly processed.
Image Folder PF-05682/01-15
Image Folder PF-05682/16-18
Oversized Photographic Prints
Image Folder PF-05682/19-28
Folders contain a variety of film formats depicting a variety of subjects.
Image Folder PF-05682/29-31
Folders contain a variety of film formats depicting a variety of subjects.
Image Folder PF-05682/32-36
Photograph Album PA-05682/1-2
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|Photograph Album PA-05682/4||
|Digital Folder DF-05682/1|
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Personal and professional papers of Sarah Laschinger Greene.
Prison, literacy, museum, economic development, Upshur County organizations, and other topics.
Water plan, tourism, Fox Stephens Airport Committee, and other topics.
Selected, filed, and annotated by Sally Greene
Grouped and in some cases annotated by Sally Greene.
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Acquisitions Information: Accession 103406
The addition includes literary magazines; correspondence with Jim Byrd, an east-Texas folklorist, and between Sarah Laschinger Greene and her daughter Sally Greene; and materials about the East Texas Historical Society, including meeting minutes and programs.
Arrangement: Chronological by format.
Audiovisual materials include scattered audio and video recordings compiled by Sarah Laschinger Greene. Video recordings include a documentary film on white author, folklorist, and educator, William A. Owens, of Lamar County, Tex. (VT-05682/1), firsthand recordings of church events (VT-05682/2, VT-05682/4) and a class reunion (VT-05682/5), and a copy of a KETK-TV program on the 1992 disappearance of 17-year-old Kelly Dae Wilson (VT-05682/3). Audio recordings consist mostly of audiocassettes related to Wanda Hicks Kerr of Gilmer, Tex. (C-05682/2-10), who was linked to the disappearance of Kelly Dae Wilson. Also included is a commercial 45-rpm record of “Hello, Lyndon!” (D-05682/1), a version of the title song of the Broadway musical Hello, Dolly! that was used as a campaign song for Lyndon B. Johnson at the 1964 Democratic National Convention.
Film on the early life and education of William A. Owens, East Texas regional writer, as re-created by actors according to his autobiographical writings.
Sunday, Henderson, Tex., 14 August 1994; N. Ala., 2 October 1993 #5682, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-05682/2
Firsthand recording of church choir event of a mostly white congregation.
Recorded KETK-TV coverage of a Justice for Kelly rally related to the disappearance of 17-year-old Kelly Dae Wilson.
Return of the Glory Revival, Evangelist Greg Summers, Sapulpa, Okla., 17 March 1997 #5682, Series: "Video Recordings" VT-05682/4
Firsthand recording of a revival at a church with singing and preaching by a white congregation.
Firsthand recording of a class reunion of mostly white people.
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Ed Ames with the Hello, Dolly! male chorus, "Hello, Lyndon!" #5682, Series: "Audio Recordings" D-05682/1
1964 Democratic National Convention issue by RCA Records, RPKM-4426
George Smith's "How to Thrive and Survive the Lean Years" #5682, Series: "Audio Recordings" C-05682/1
Initial summary description was created in December 2017 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.
Encoded by: Laura Smith
Revisions by: Nancy Kaiser, Jodi Berkowitz, Patrick Cullom, Anne Wells, November 2018
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