TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Papers

Photographs

William B. Hudson Collection



Overview of the Collection

Accession No.: MA91-16
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library1515 Young StDallas, TX 75201
Creator: Hudson, William B.
Title: William B. Hudson Collection
Dates: 1925-1968
Quantity: 2 Boxes
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

William B. Hudson (1899-1982) served as postmaster of Dallas for 14 years, from April 1, 1955 until March 29, 1969. He began his career with the postal service as a clerk in Dallas in 1921, rising through the ranks to become postmaster.

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Scope and Contents

This small collection has materials pertaining primarily to Hudson's career as postmaster of Dallas. The bulk of the collection consist of photographs taken at postal service events, programs from postal service conferences, postal service periodicals, and notes from speeches given by Hudson upon the occasion of the retirement of postmaster J. Howard Payne and Hudson's assumption of duties as acting postmaster.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Persons:

Hudson, William B.

Organizations:

U.S. Postal Service

Family Names:

Hudson

Places:

Dallas (Tex.)

Subjects:

U.S. Postal Service

Occupations:

Postmaster

Titles:

William B. Hudson Collection

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA91-16 William B. Hudson Collection, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Papers
1 1 Portrait, pencil sketch
2 Periodicals, includes issues of the Lone Star Postmaster. 1955-1967
3 Programs, 1955-1964
4 Speech notes, [1955]
5 Correspondence, 1955;1968
6 Marriage License, 1925
Photographs
2 1 William B. Hudson portraits
2 Family
3 Military
4 Postal Service