Farenthold, Frances Tarlton, papers, 1913-2011.

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Farenthold, Frances Tarlton, 1926-. Farenthold, Frances Tarlton, papers, 1913-2011.

Farenthold, Frances Tarlton, papers, 1913-2011.

Papers relate primarily to the political, legal, and social justice activities of Farenthold, including general and personal correspondence, political and legislative files, research material, speeches and other documents related to issues and concerns of her constituents and herself.

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