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Theodore Dillon Powers, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC-556

Content Description

The collection consists of papers belonging primarily to Theodore Powers, Jr. and longtime family friend Olliedyne SoRelle. Other families members represented include Nathaniel Burton Powers, Theodore Berton Powers, Mary Powers, and Lillie Stoner. Materials include photographs, slides, albums, books, papers, and early 20th century Christmas decorations. Much of the collection features photographs and reference materials belonging to Ted Powers, Jr. related to his architectural and historic preservation work.

Dates

  • 1825 - 2000

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

The Tyrrell Historical Library holds copyright. The researcher must secure permission to publish. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the Tyrrell Historical Library. The researcher assumes full responsibility for complying with copyright, literary property rights, and libel laws.

Biographical Note

Ted "Dillon" Powers (1940-2011) was a graduate of Beaumont High School and Lamar University, and later a resident of Austin, Texas. He worked for the Texas Department of Transportation, as well as the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He also was Coordinator of the Texas Historical Commission. Outside of his professional achievements, he was also involved in many civic organizations in Beaumont. Organizations included Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Little Theater, and First Christian Church. He was an avid traveler and had a great interest in photography and historic building preservation.

Extent

13.5 Cubic Feet (10 cubic foot boxes, 9 flat boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Ted "Dillon" Powers (1940-2011) was a graduate of Beaumont High School and Lamar University, and later a resident of Austin, Texas. He worked for the Texas Department of Transportation, as well as the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He also was Coordinator of the Texas Historical Commission. The collection consists of papers belonging primarily to Theodore Powers, Jr. and longtime family friend Olliedyne SoRelle. Other families members represented include Nathaniel Burton Powers, Theodore Berton Powers, Mary Powers, and Lillie Stoner. Materials include photographs, slides, albums, books, papers, and early 20th century Christmas decorations. Much of the collection features photographs and reference materials belonging to Ted Powers, Jr. related to his architectural and historic preservation work.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1: Historic Preservation Materials, 1936-1975

Series 2: Photographs, 1825-1968

Series 3: Slides, 1910-2000

Series 4: Ted Powers, Jr. Papers, 1907-1995

Series 5: Olliedyne SoRelle Papers, 1890-1990

Series 6: Theodore Benton Powers, Sr. Papers, 1901-1994

Title
Finding Aid for the Theodore Dillon Powers, Jr. Papers, 1825-2000
Author
Tyrrell Historical Library Staff
Date
July 28, 2021
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Tyrrell Historical Library Archives Repository

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