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Wakefield, Eleanor


Preliminary Biographical Note

Eleanor Wakefield was a long-time fine arts columnist for the Houston Chronicle during the 1940s and 1950s. Her husband, General Paul Louis Wakefield was also a reporter for the Chronicle and an executive assistant to Jesse Jones.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Eleanor Wakefield papers

Identifier: 2019-041
Dates: 1888-1970
Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, and photographs documenting Eleanor’s experiences growing up and attending school in Houston during the early 20th century. The materials also document her family history as well as her contributed columns to the Houston Chronicle during the 1940s and 50s.

This collection is not yet fully processed. For questions about materials in this collection or to request access, contact curator Vince Lee at