Dancy, Oscar Cromwell Papers 1917-1965


Dancy, Oscar Cromwell Papers 67-84; 73-162; 97-345; 99-112., 1917-1965

Dancy, Oscar Cromwell Papers 1917-1965

Oscar Cromwell Dancy (1879-1971)served as county judge of Cameron County from 1921-1932 and 1934-1962. He was anenergetic proponent of county water and highway improvements. The collectionconsists of correspondence, legal and financial records, speeches, politicalbroadsides, newspaper clippings, brochures, magazines and postcards, scrapbooks,maps and photographs.


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