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Betty C. Jukes Papers

Identifier: 2014-008

This processed portion of this collection consists of 26 linear feet and is predominantly comprised of documents related to Betty Jukes’ nearly fifty years as an event planner, philanthropist, and volunteer in Houston. Organizations of note that Mrs. Jukes was involved with include the Houston Junior Woman’s Club, The Woman’s Club of Houston, the Charles A. Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Fund, and more. Spanning the years of 1967 through 2014, this collection also includes various awards and ephemera that Betty Jukes received throughout her career, and many interesting letters of correspondence between Mrs. Jukes and persons of note such as Lady Bird Johnson and Ima Hogg. Items are filed according to organizational affiliation and year.

Series 8: Unprocessed additions contains 4 boxes of materials received in 2017 that are identified as accession # 2017-008. For questions about these unprocessed materials or to request access, contact the curator.


  • 1918-2014
  • Majority of material found within 1967-2014

Conditions Governing Access

The processed materials in this collection are open for research. Unprocssed materials from the 2013 accession may be restricted and not available for access. For questions about materials in this collection or to request access, contact curator Vince Lee (

Conditions Governing Use

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.


30.0 linear feet

Biographical Information

Betty C. Jukes, originally from Orlando, Florida, moved to Houston in 1967 with her husband, Harry Jukes. Betty founded the First Junior Woman’s Club of Houston and the Houston Junior Woman’s Club, of which she was the president from 1968-1969. Betty also served as president of The Woman’s Club of Houston from 1973-1976, where she coordinated a large number of philanthropic events and charity programs. She also coordinated events for the Houston March of Dimes, the Houston School for the Deaf, the Houston Youth Symphony and Ballet, and the Clean Houston Proud Partners Luncheon. Other organizations that Betty has been involved with include the World Wildlife Fund, the Charles A. Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Memorial Fund, the Mercury Seven Foundation, the Helen and Immanuel Olshan Texas Music Festival, and Friends of the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, and more.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Initial materials were donated by Betty C. Jukes on August 7, 2014.

An additional 4 boxes of unprocessed materials were donated in 2017 and are identified as accession #2017-008.

Related Materials

Auxiliary of the Center for Hearing and Speech Records

Guide to the Betty C. Jukes Papers
Julia Taylor
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA