Scarborough, Jewel Davis 1966-03-15

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Mrs. Scarborough, pioneer civic leader of Abilene and wife of a former mayor, reminisces about her life and the history of the town.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jewel Davis Scarborough

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 15, 1966

Location: Abilene, Texas

Interviewer: John A. (Bro) Mingus

Length: 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Government, Secretary of the State, Democratic Electors (1945), Democratic Party Chairman of Taylor County (1945), Founder, John Davis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Early members, Education, Jeff Davis College, Wesleyan College, University of Texas, To Abilene, Texas, First home, Marriage, Dallas Scarborough (June 4, 1907), First Methodist Church, Children, Known as "Mother of recreation", Activities, President of YMCA (c. 1917-1947), Board members, Organizer of, Taylor County Equal Suffrage Association (1918), Taylor County Red Cross Chapter, Members and activities, Abilene Panhellenic Association, West Texas Historical Association, Good Government Association (after WWII), Purpose and function, Dallas Scarborough’s accomplishments, Abilene Mayor (1919-1923), Public speeches, Taylor County Tuberculosis Association, Mrs. Scarborough, president, Members, Growth of Abilene, Influential people, Donation of books to college (1953), Doctor of Humanities Letters Degree (1964), Writings—Texas History.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1907-1966

Bulk Dates: 1917-1945

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