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Eleanor Wakefield papers

Identifier: 2019-041

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.

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  • 1888-1970


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2 linear feet

Biographical Information

Eleanor Louise Wilson Wakefield was a fine arts columnist and women's news editor for the Houston Chronicle from the late 1930s through the 1950s. Wakefield was born on November 22, 1905. She was married to General Paul Louis Wakefield, who was also a Houston Chronicle reporter and assistant to Jesse H. Jones, the paper's publisher from 1926 to 1956. They were married January 24, 1928 and divorced December 22, 1946. They had one son together, Paul Sherwood Wakefield, on July 13, 1935. Eleanor Wakefield died in Houston on December 21, 1968.

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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