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Herbert Roedenbeck Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC-138

Scope and Contents

The greater portion of this collection consists of correspondence during the conclusive years from 1932 to 1970 while he was active in the oil leasing business. The collection also contains holographs of Roedenbeck's unpublished writings as well as a poem he composed in 1932.

Dates

  • 1881 - 1974

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Some restrictions may 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

Herbert Roedenbeck (1881-1975) in the given course of time will suffice as one of the last legendary pioneers of this century; his achievements in agriculture and land development proved to be an integral part of the present demographic status of Southeast Texas.

Mr. Roedenbeck is credited as having planted one of the first commercial scale rice crops in Chambers County in 1910, developing a new strain of rice that became known as the "Roedenbeck Prolific"; during his tenure as Chambers County land commissioner, 1920-1924, he eradicated the fever tick by mandatory dipping of cattle, mostly longhorns. Roedenbeck is responsible for the migration of over five thousand emigrants to this area through his land development transactions. After having lost most of his holdings, Roedenbeck became active in the oil leasing business in Chambers and Jefferson Counties where he estimated transactions in excess of 300,000 acres.

Extent

3 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Herbert Roedenbeck (1881-1975) in the given course of time will suffice as one of the last legendary pioneers of this century; his achievements in agriculture and land development proved to be an integral part of the present demographic status of Southeast Texas. The greater portion of this collection consists of correspondence during the conclusive years from 1932 to 1970 while he was active in the oil leasing business.

Arrangement

This collection is divided into two series. The first includes Herbert Roedenbeck's personal records and correspondence, while the second consists of his unpublished writings.

Series 1: Personal Papers, 1901-1974

Series 2: Correspondence, 1881-1972

Title
Finding Aid for the Herbert Roedenbeck Papers, 1881-1974
Author
Jennifer Perritt
Date
July 13, 2020
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Tyrrell Historical Library Archives Repository

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