Guide to the Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library Collection, 1979-1985
W221-13

 Finding aid prepared by Patrizia Nava, CA

Collection Overview

Repository
Special Collections Department, Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library
Creator
University of Texas at Dallas. Eugene McDermott Library. Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library.
Title
Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library Collection
ID
W221-13
Date [inclusive]
1979-1985
Extent
0.2 Linear feet (One half-size manuscript box).
Language of Materials
Collection is in English.
Abstract
The Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library (WPRL) at the Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas supports the education and edification of students, hobbyists, and philatelists from around the world, by making philatelic literature, displays, and exhibits available. It also maintains an up-to-date collection of books, journals, and catalogues and provides facilities for philatelic meetings and seminars.

Citation

Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library Collection, Document name or type, Folder number, Box number, Series number, Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Special Collections Department, Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library 27 August 2014

800 West Campbell Road, MC33
Richardson, TX, 75080-3021
972-883-2570
[email protected]

Access Restrictions

Materials in this collection are open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish material from this collection in any form, current or future, must be obtained from the Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Provenance Statement

The Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library Collection was donated to the Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, by Tom Koch on December 4, 2013.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Texas at Dallas. Eugene McDermott Library. Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library.

Subject(s)

  • Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library (WPRL) Stacks

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Historical Sketch

H. Harold Wineburgh was born on November 25, 1901 in New York City, NY to Henry Wineburgh and Claire Wineburgh, née Löwenstein. He had a brother named Robert. His first marriage was with Hortense Wineburgh, née Auerbach. He had three daughters: June W., Lois W., and Cecile, and one son David L.

Wineburgh graduated from Franklin School and completed his studies at Princeton University in 1922. He worked with his father who operated an advertising business. The former moved to Dallas, Texas in 1929 and presided over the United Advertising Company and Texlite Incorporated. Wineburgh's most famous campaign was the Flying Red Horse of the Magnolia Petroleum Company on top of the Mobil Building in downtown Dallas. He was instrumental in developing and introducing neon signage into Texas.

In 1976 H. Harold Wineburgh founded the Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library at The University of Texas at Dallas. Its purpose is to promote philately in Dallas, Texas as well as nationwide. Under Wineburgh's leadership the library now ranks in the top five research libraries in the United States. Initially, yearly symposia were held to promote the library and to help grow the endowment. The Advisory Council ensured that the mission and purpose of the library was met.

Wineburgh was a collector himself, concentrating on the origin of postage stamps and their dates of first issuance in their countries and the world. His exhibitions won distinguished prizes.

Wineburgh also served in the position of Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the Southwest Legal Foundation's Law Enforcement Advisory Board. He was active in the Red Cross, Dallas Variety Club, Dallas Citizens' Council, and Princeton Graduate Council.

After a short illness H. Harold Wineburgh died 1984 in Dallas, Texas. He was survived by his wife Helen Lefkowith Wineburgh, June W. Mattingly, Lois W. Isenberg, and Cecile Gall, son David L. Florence, and numerous grand- and great-grandchildren.

Source
 Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library Collection, Anonymous, "Harold Wineburgh, Library Founder, Dies."  the UTD Philatelic Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 1, March 1984, page 1, Folder 3, Box 1, Series I, Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
Source
 Mattingly, June, "A History of the Dallas Pegasus, on Top of the Magnolia Hotel", http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CB0QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.magnoliahotels.com%2Fpdf%2Fpegasus-article-121211.pdf&ei=VuDbU7a0D8rJ8AHXoICwBg&usg=AFQjCNGkKZKGbVOYi9r11TAisUg-JJTw1Q&bvm=bv.72197243,d.b2U, accessed 1 August, 2014.
Source
 Anonymous, "Henry Harold Wineburgh '22," "Memorials," Princeton Alumni Weekly, 4/18/1984, p. 20, http://books.google.de/books?id=GhJbAAAAYAAJ&lpg=RA14-PA34&ots=R6vVRg-qqc&dq=Isenberg%20wineburgh&hl=de&pg=RA14-PA34#v=onepage&q=Isenberg%20wineburgh&f=false, accessed 1 August 2014.
Source
 Geni, "H. Harold Wineburgh," http://www.geni.com/people/H-Harold-Wineburgh/6000000015271862649, accessed 1 August, 2014.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains memoranda, minutes, correspondence, meeting agendas, financial reports, reports of officers, maps, listings, inventories, clippings, drafts, notes, agreement, by-laws, newsletters, and articles that were created by the Advisory Council of the Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library conducting their business. The Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library Collection is housed in a half-size manuscript box totaling 0.2 linear feet.

The collection arrived in good condition and order was imposed by the archivist who identified one series being the Advisory Board Series, which is further organized in four parts: Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV.

Part I includes minutes, correspondence, meeting agenda, financial reports, contact information for the WPRL Advisory Board, notes, timetables, committee requirements, UTD campus map, inventory of stamps suitable for auction, programs regarding the Philatelic Symposium held in November 1981 at the Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library at The University of Texas at Dallas for the purpose to sell stamp holdings to support the WPRL endowments as well as the discussion of the future of the collection, organizational charts regarding WPRL collection at UTD, guidelines for the philatelic library, and establishment of an endowment.

Part II contains correspondence discussing the disposition of large stamp collections, meeting minutes, reports, agendas, memoranda, clippings, drafts, notes, agreement between WPRL and the Confederate Stamp Alliance, WPRL Advisory Board By-Laws, draft of by-laws, holdings listings for the year 1982, and correspondence regarding the symposium held in 1981.

Part III encompasses contact information listings, meeting minutes, reports of officers, notes, correspondence, agendas, inventory listings with accession numbers, date, donor name, description and value of collection, articles, the UTD Philatelic Bulletin, correspondence regarding the symposium held in 1984, and donation log draft.

Part IV incorporates correspondence, meeting minutes, reports of officers, newsletter, clippings, new rules for donating stamps, change of by-laws, and UTD campus map.

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Series Description

The Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library Collection is organized in one series:

Series I. Advisory Board 0.2 linear ft. (one half-size manuscript box), 1979-1985.

Arranged in four parts: Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV.

Part I 0.05 linear ft. (one folder), 1979-1981.

Arranged chronologically by date.

Part II 0.05 linear ft. (one folder), 1981-1982.

Arranged chronologically by date.

Part III 0.05 linear ft. (one folder), 1983-1984.

Arranged chronologically by date.

Part IV 0.05 linear ft. (one folder), 1984-1985.

Arranged chronologically by date.

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Image ID

It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission from copyright holders of materials to which this institution does not own copyright.

Images in this collection are identified by a unique number that provides information about the format, record group, collection, box, folder, and image numbers. Please use this number when ordering reproductions of images from this collection.

Record Group Code

1 = CAT/Air American Archives

2 = Doolittle Archives

3 = Lighter than Air Archives

4 = George H. Williams, Jr., World War I Aviation Library

5 = History of Aviation Archives

6 = University Archives

7 = HAC Stacks

8 = WPRL Stacks

9 = Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Collection

10 = Belsterling Collection

11 = Closed Stacks

12 = Unidentified

13 = Chance Vought Archives

14 = Twirly Birds Archives

Image Format Code

P = Photograph/Postcard

S = Slide

N = Negative

T = Positive Transparency

B = Black and White

C = Color

Example : 8WPRL-1-1-PC1

8 = Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library

WPRL = Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library

1 = Box Number

1 = Folder Number

P = Photograph/Postcard

C = Color

1 = Image Number

Images archived in plastic image holders may also have a location code in the format: 1/TL. In this example, the number is the sheet number and the letters indicate the top left position on the sheet. Position indicators are T = top, L = left, R = right, M = middle, and B = bottom. Position indicators may be combined to describe the position on the sheet, as shown in this example.

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Advisory Board 

Advisory Board, Part I. 1979-1981   Minutes, correspondence, meeting agenda, financial reports, listings, notes, timetables, UTD campus map, inventory, programs, organizational charts, and guidelines.


    Box Folder
Text   1 1

Advisory Board, Part II. 1981-1982   Meeting minutes, reports, agendas, memoranda, clippings, drafts, notes, agreement, by-Laws, draft of by-laws, and holdings listings.


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Advisory Board, Part III. 1983-1984   Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, agendas, memoranda, clippings, drafts, notes, agreement, articles, and newsletter.


    Box Folder
Text   1 3

Advisory Board, Part IV. 1984-1985   Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports of officers, newsletter, clippings, new rules for donating stamps, change of by-laws, and UTD campus map.


    Box Folder
Text   1 4

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