C. A. "Neal" Pickett Papers, 1920-1985 | East Texas Research Center

By Natasha McClanahan

Collection Overview

Title: C. A. "Neal" Pickett Papers, 1920-1985Add to your cart.

ID: A/164

Extent: 2.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.), Pickett, C. A. (Cornelius Augustus), 1902-1990 -- Correspondence

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection includes correspondence, newspaper and magazine articles, speeches and biographical information.

Collection Historical Note

C. A. "Neal" Pickett was born on December 22, 1902, in Houston, Texas, to Cornelius D. Pickett and Margaret Moody Pickett. In 1916, he organized the first troop of Boy Scouts in Brazoria and served as patrol leader. On April 18, 1927, Pickett married Margaret Yarborough and three children were born to them, Margaret Ann, Patricia Jane, and Neal Yarborough Pickett.

Career highlights of Pickett include: Manager of the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce, 1927-1930; Secretary-Manager of Houston Insurance Exchange, 1930-1935; Executive Vice President of the Lumberman's Association of Texas, 1935-1941; Mayor of Houston, 1941-1943; American Red Cross, military welfare, 1943-1946; Vice President of Realty Mortgage Corporation, 1946-1961; Director of the Federal Housing Administration, 1961-1967; and First Executive Director of the Deep East Texas Development Council, 1967-1972.

("C. A. 'Neal' Pickett Papers." East Texas Research Center. Ralph W. Steen Library. Stephen F. Austin State University).

Subject/Index Terms

Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Pickett, C. A. (Cornelius Augustus), 1902-1990 -- Correspondence

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],

Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Rotary, Newspaper/magazine articles, 1946-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Politics, 1939-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Pickett and Yarborough Family Reunions, 1938-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Awards and honors to Neal Pickett, 1930-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Miscellaneous speeches by Neal Pickett, 1940-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Military service of Neal Y. Pickett, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Miscellaneous correspondence, 1935-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Newspaper/magazine articles - Miscellaneous, general about Neal Pickett, 1934-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Miscellaneous, Personal, 1935-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Miscellaneous blank letterheads for organizations associated with Pickett, 1935-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Photographs (16) of Pickett in uniform and with Rotary Club members, 1944-1976Add to your cart.

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[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
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