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Temple, Ellen Clarke Papers, 1960’s-2010

40 cubic feet

Ellen Clarke Temple is an historian, writer, publisher, activist, conservationist, and philanthropist from Lufkin, Texas. She was married to businessman and politician Arthur “Buddy” Temple, III until his death in 2015. This collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, newspaper and magazine clippings, research, and other materials from Temple’s involvement with various organizations from the 1970s to the 2000s. Notable organizations include Temple’s own company Ellen C. Temple Publishing, the Foundation for Women’s Resources (FWR), the Texas Committee for the Humanities (TCH), the University of Texas (UT), the Fairchild Foundation, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (LBJWC), the Philosophical Society of Texas, and the History Center. Additionally, this collection documents Temple’s personal life, political interests and involvement, and research.