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Harriet Frances Smith Narrative

 Collection
Identifier: A-0071
"Black Prairie, A Regional Study" describes the soil, population, water supply, climate, agriculture, topography, and industries of the black soil region in central and north central Texas. In detailing the economic expansion of the region, Harriet Smith includes interaction with major Texas cities such as Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston.

Dates

  • c.1930

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Extent

0.10 Cubic Feet

Abstract

Transcript of historical and descriptive narrative entitled "Black Prairie, a Regional Study," which relates to the geographical history and development of the blackland prairie region of Texas, which includes the cities of Dallas, Waco, Austin, and San Antonio.

Biographical or Historical Information

Harriet Frances Smith was born in Huntsville, Texas in 1870. She studied music and taught piano in Paris, Texas and Huntsville and directed the Department of Music at Texas Christian University at Waco. Then she taught grade school children in Montgomery and Brownwood, Texas, before settling again in Huntsville, where she taught geography at Sam Houston State University from 1914 to 1941. She co-authored The Geography of Texas in 1923 and served as president of the Texas Council of Geography Teachers. She passed away November 27, 1958.



("Smith, Harriet Francis." Control File, East Texas Research Center. Ralph W. Steen Library. Stephen F. Austin State University).

Arrangement

This collection is described in one folder and housed in one clamshell box.
Title
Guide to the Harriet Frances Smith Narrative
Author
Pamela Lynn Palmer
Date
1980

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository

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