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Anah Marie Streetman Correspondence and memorabilia

Identifier: MS 0545
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence from and between Anah Marie Leland Streetman and others, 1917-1953, and memorabilia primarily during her high school and college years, 1916-1922. Letters detail academic and social activities at Rice and offer a glimpse at her family life and are primarily between her, W.M. Streetman and family members.


  • Creation: 1915-1953


Access Restrictions

This material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from The Anah Marie Leland Streetman Correspondence and Memorabilia must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Rice University.

Biographical Sketch

Anah Marie Leland, daughter of Marie Angelique Schoenberger and Francis W. Leland, was born Oct. 12, 1901. She had one brother, Eaton Francis Leland. She was originally from Chicago, IL, but came to Houston in 1910 and attended Central High School and Rice Institute. She graduated Central High School in 1918 and Rice Institute in 1922 with a degree in Philosophy. While at Rice she met James Lockhart Autry III and became engaged. However, Autry died in 1922 (he graduated 1921) shortly before the wedding. Anah Marie at some point moved in with the Autry family in Courtlandt Place and became romantically involved with Autry’s best friend, W.M. Streetman, an attorney with Andrews and Kurth. They became engaged and married in 1925. She was actively involved in the early cultural, civic and social activities of Houston. She died in Houston on Feb. 20, 1995 and is buried in Glenwood Cemetery.


6 Linear Feet (12 boxes)

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Correspondence and memorabilia from Rice Institute student Anah Marie Leland, future wife of William McIver Streetman, regarding student life, academics and athletics first at Houston’s Central High School 1915-1918, and following at Rice Institute, 1918-1922. Letters continue to 1953.


The material is organized into two series, Series I having three subseries.

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  1. Series I: Correspondence, 1917-1953
  2. Series II: Memorabilia, Photographs, 1915-1918 and undated

Acquisition Information

This collection was a gift from Streetman’s niece, Frances Leland Fondren, on April 15, 2009.


Future additions may be expected for this material.

General Physical Description note

6 lin. ft. (12 boxes)

Guide to Anah Marie Streetman correspondence and memorabilia, 1915-1953
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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA