[Portrait of Laura Jewel Davis Scarborough]


A photograph of Laura Jewel Davis Scarborough (1887-1968), visible from the shoulders up.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 5 in.

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Thurman's Studio [1950..1968].


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A photograph of Laura Jewel Davis Scarborough (1887-1968), visible from the shoulders up.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 5 in.


Married to prominent Abilene, Texas, attorney Dallas Scarborough, Mrs. Scarborough was a prime mover in the formation of local units of the Taylor County chapter of the Equal Suffrage Association, the Taylor County Red Cross, the Abilene Young Women's Christian Association, the Taylor County Child Welfare Board, the Abilene chapter of the University of Texas Ex-Student Association, the Taylor County Tuberculosis Association, the West Texas Historical Association, and other groups. Mrs. Scarborough, well known as a Democrat, was a delegate to the national Democratic convention in 1922 when voting was new to women. In 1964 McMurry College in Abilene, Texas, where her Scarborough Genealogical Library was donated (now housed in the Abilene Public Library), conferred on her an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.

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Abilene Library Consortium

Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

McMurry Photograph Collection

Spanning the college's history from its opening day to the present, these photos depict people, organizations, activities, and campus buildings,

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  • [1950..1968]

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  • 1950 - 1968

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  • Jan. 23, 2015, 7:26 p.m.

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Thurman's Studio. [Portrait of Laura Jewel Davis Scarborough], photograph, [1950..1968]; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth574316/: accessed July 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting McMurry University Library.