will be published as the listing of the archives of the particular
county is completed, in order to make bibliographies of these important
historical source materials available. Using these entry drafts as a
basis, the Survey plans to publish full studies as soon as possible.
The records of De Witt County were inventoried by Ida Richter and
T. F. Ragsdale during April, May, and November, 1937. Perry Davis, State
Technical Supervisor, made the verification check of the draft book.
Under the direction of Virginia Blair Newton, Supervising Editor, the
field report was consolidated into entry form by Frank L. Murphy, Oakey
S. Durland, C. P. Duckworth, and Billie Long Acker, editors, and the
list of laws was verified and edited by Charles Anderson and William R.
The map of past and present boundaries was plotted and drawn by John
M. Steinfeldt, Jr. The historical sketch was written by Mary Lewis Jones
and Mary Fall Clee; the essay on housing of the records, by Mrs. Jones.
Louisa Aja supervised the compilation of the indexes by Maria Gutierrez,
Gladys Noonan, Edith M. Richardson, and Annie B. Reed. Stencils were
cut by Frances E. Hinkley and Myrtle W. Grounds, under the supervision of
Blanche B. La Dura. Virginia Huff, Supervising Editor, and Aartje Van
Beekum, Fred M. Herndon, and Harry W. Miller are responsible for final
editing, checking, and proofreading of the volume.
The Inventory of the County Archives of Texas will, when completed,
consist of a separate volume for each county of the state. Each unit of
the series is numbered according to the particular county's respective
position in the alphabetical list of the 254 counties. Thus, the volume
for De Witt County, herewith presented, is No. 62. Units of the Inventory
are issued in mimeographed form for free distribution to state and local
public officials, public libraries in Texas, and to a limited number of
libraries and governmental agencies outside the state. Requests for
information concerning particular units should be addressed to Paul E.
Fidler, State Supervisor, Texas State-wide Records Project, 1901 SmithYoung
Tower, San Antonio, Texas.
The Survey appreciates the cordial support of WAPA officials in all
of its undertakings. Editorial criticism of Dr. Evans, Director of the
APA Historical Records Survey Program, and his assistant, Edythe Weiner,
and John C. L. Andreasson, Regional Supervisor, has been of real assistance.
The courteous cooperation of De Witt County officials is gratefully
331 E. Market Street John W. B. Foringer
San Antonio, Texas Assistant State Supervisor
January 26, 1940 Texas State-wide Records Project
Historical Records Survey. Texas. Inventory of the county archives of Texas : De Witt County, no. 62. San Antonio, Tex.. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25252/. Accessed September 17, 2014.