“our day in Houston was a very successful one,” 1955

I found a lot of unexpected material in that Fondren Library scrapbook I mentioned the other day but none more unexpected than this letter from Eleanor Roosevelt:

This clipping was next to it:

But a better explanation is in this post from 2014 about her visit to the library.

Bonus: It is absolute, full fledged spring on campus. It’s just beautiful.


It’s not an unmixed blessing, though. The oak pollen is already pretty thick.

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2 Responses to “our day in Houston was a very successful one,” 1955

  1. Bill Peebles, Hanszen '70 says:

    Minute Women? I had never heard of such a group, so I checked on Wikipedia. Scary stuff.

  2. marmer01 says:

    There is an excellent book by Don E. Carleton titled: Red Scare!: Right-Wing Hysteria Fifties Fanaticism and Their Legacy in Texas, published by Texas Monthly Press in 1985. It documents exactly this period, when anti-communist hysteria gripped the HISD board and society in Houston in general. Fascinating, and indeed scary.

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