Includes scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and programs of the Heile-Trantor Studio,
Holmes High School and the Wayne Babb Players.
Include papers written by Vera Back's students, correspondence, news clippings, youth
corps files, programs, Tiger Posts (school newspaper), reports, and notes on
historical events in McLean, Texas.
Primarily contains correspondence and background information from Baggett's newspaper
and magazine columns, bringing together in-depth information on several topics, including
civic groups and area politics. Also included are several biographies of local citizens,
college notebooks from Texas Tech in the 1940s, and some financial and scrapbook material
Baggett, William Ramsey
Includes business accounts of Baggett's ranch, livestock records, genealogical
material, weather accounts, and formulas for prairie dog poison and sheep dip.
Consists of a series of scrapbooks containing primarily news clippings reflecting Texas
history, ranching, rodeo, and illustrated historical sketches entitled "Texas!
Discovering the Lone Star State with Frank Oliver." Some genealogical information is
Bailey County, Texas
Includes photocopies of one-hundred fifty-five family histories and questionnaires used
in compiling a history of Bailey County during the years 1968-1970.
Bailey County Abstract Company
The item is a title abstract from Bailey County Abstract Company. It contains records
to a court case of Childress County vs. I. C. Enochs, School Lands in Floyd and Bailey
Counties of Leagues 180-183, oil leases, and school land values. They did abstracts for
both Bailey and Floyd Counties in Texas.
Contains correspondence, legal documents, and surveys and reports pertaining to the
first year of operation of the Bailey County Electric Cooperative Association, which
primarily concern a power agreement between the Bailey County Electric Cooperative
Association and the Texas-New Mexico Utilities Company.
Baker, Anne Watts
The collection contains diaries of Samuel P. Newcomb and his wife Susan E. Reynolds
Newcomb (later Mrs. Nathan L. Bartholomew), plus correspondence, legal and general
material, and a scrapbook. It also includes genealogical material on the Newcomb and
Baker, George A.
Includes correspondence, financial records, legal material, news clippings, church
newsletters, photographs and scrapbook material. General files include church materials,
family history, civil defense items, and Santa Fe Railroad material. All pertain primarily
to Baker's family and activities in Cleburne.
Baker, James Ham
Consists of a 23-page article on the history of the range cattle industry and a diary
recording Bakers trip from the Slaughter Ranch in Palo Pinto County, Texas, to
Includes correspondence, literary productions, news clippings, notes, photographs,
printed material and scrapbook material. The collection bulks with correspondence and
printed material pertaining to Baker's art work, including exhibition catalogs from her
Baker, Robert J.
is a collection of various artworks and one photograph: bat print by T. C.
Maxwell (2005), raccoon print, herd of bison print by Debby Kaspari, collage
of animals print by Debby C. Kaspari, roadrunner print by Coral Cashion
McCallister (2003), logo of Southwestern Association of Naturalists annual
meeting by Coral Cashion (2003) and group photo of members of the Annual
Meeting of American Society of Mammalogist (Michigan State University), June
1977. It also includes a wallet of his published scholarly articles written
in collaboration with other colleagues (1967-1979).
Baker, T. (Thomas) Lindsay
collection of T. (Thomas) Lindsay Baker is composed of personal
correspondence from friends and family, professional correspondence from his
activities with publishers, museums and universities, correspondence and
mail orders concerning the Windmillers’ Gazette, personal financial
expenses, Julie P. Baker’s personal correspondence, some written histories,
and assorted scrapbook materials. The collection details his activities
from the 1980s to the 1990s. For further details, click here:
Baker, T. (Thomas) Lindsay
Collection contains personal and professional papers of historian T.
(Thomas) Lindsay Baker. It consists primarily of correspondence and research material documenting
Dr. Bakers interest in windmills, Polish-Americans in Texas as well as his
involvement in Westerners International. Includes manuscript of The First Polish American and Silesians in Texas,
plus some photograph negatives, a prospectus, and material on the Inner Ear Coffeehouse. For further details, click here:
Baker Mercantile Company (Lockney, Texas)
Contains correspondence, daybooks, and legal and financial materials
pertaining to the Baker family and the activities and operation of the Baker Mercantile
Company. The collection bulks (1896-1957) with financial materials. For
further details, click here:
Baker Mercantile Company
The business aspect of the Baker Mercantile Company is the dominant
theme of this collection. Centered around the Depression years, a large amount of client
correspondence concerning payment is included with associated responses by Robin or Artie
Baker. Other materials in the collection include family correspondence, correspondence
with the Texas Railroad Commission, Judgment Papers from a 1931 suit, and miscellaneous
financial documents. The collection reflects the hard times experienced by the inhabitants
and businesses of the South Plains during the Great Depression. For further details,
Baker Publishing Company (Fort Stockton, Texas)
Contains financial material, legal material, and printed material pertaining to the
Baker Publishing Company, land sales and leases, and oil and gas leases. The collection
bulks (1929-1958) with financial material pertaining to the publishing company, which was
founded by Texas newspaper owner, George Baker.
Ballinger Chamber of Commerce
Contains scrapbooks with articles and photographs dealing with various activities led
by Ballinger Chamber of Commerce. Includes financial statements, office files, newspaper
clippings, newsletters, and the constitution, by-laws, and minutes of the chamber of
commerce of Ballinger, Texas.
Bar S Ranch
Contains correspondence and legal and financial materials pertaining to business
activities and management of the Bar S Ranch (later Rocker B). The collection bulks
(1881-1936) with financial materials, which include promissory notes, tax receipts, and
cancelled checks. For further details, click here:
Barcus, John McFerrin
Includes sermons, diary, and family history of Reverend Barcus.
Barker, Squire Omar
Consists of original manuscripts of short fiction, articles, and poetry.
Barnard, Mrs. Jim H.
The collection consists of scrapbook material pertaining to Texas politics, the Texas
Democratic Party, and women in politics.
The item is a scrapbook of news clippings with Ben Barnes as the subject matter and his political career. It includes a bumper sticker, a small poster board, a correspondence, and invitation. Ben Barnes was a Texas State Representative during the 1960s serving District 64, which includes Brown, Coleman, Comanche, and Runnels Counties. Later, he served as Speaker of the House. Barnes was born in Gorman, Texas and grew up in Comy and De Leon. He attended Texas Christian University and University of Texas. He married Martha Morgan of De Leon on February 22, 1957. They had two children
Includes genealogies, notes, obituaries, land patents, a will, letter, tax receipts,
printed items, photographs, and resolution notes concerning the Barnes family.
Collection contains a letter addressed to Edwina Davis concerning recollections of J.
Wright Mooar, 1951. Also includes a "nutrition program during the war" dated
1941. Edwina Davis is the wife of the late J. William Davis. Dr. Davis taught political
science at Texas Technological College and he also represented the university on the
Southwest Conference board.
These papers concern primarily the Mexican Boundary Commission and Bartlett's findings
while conducting the boundary survey.
Bassett, Julian Markus
Includes correspondence, legal material, financial material, biographical material,
charts, photographs, reminiscences, and scrapbook material. Bulks (1917-1947) with land
descriptions and appraisals, as well as geological reports and drilling logs of oil and
gas wells located primarily in Terrell, Val Verde, and Pecos counties, Texas.
Batsell, Leona Hacker
The collection contains a scrapbook on her graduation from West Texas State Teachers
College and her career as a teacher.
collection contains the family papers of Roe C. and Neva Deen Bavousett,
parents of Sara Bavousett Aleshire (1947-1997). Items vary from news
clippings, miscellaneous publications on Lubbock, postcards, family
photographs, information on Texas Tech, military records, property tax
receipts, war ration stamps, Lubbock Army Air Field information, family
correspondence, and financial records. For further details, click
Contains a single NFL Collectors Edition Hall of Fame card of Sammy Baugh. Sammy
Baugh was an All-American football player for TCU in the 1930s before becoming a
championship quarterback for the Washington Redskins from 1937-1952. Currently a rancher
which he bought in 1941, he owns the Double Mountain Ranch near Rotan.
Contains newsclippings, correspondence, and scrapbook material concerning Phil Baxter's
musical career. Also includes sheet music.
Bayside Colony, Texas
Collection consists of prospectus of the Bayside Colony, legal documents, an index of abstracts to Bayside Colony and a map. It also includes a diary kept by Emma Yarrow.
Baze, Albert E.
Collection contains genealogical material on the Baze family who were Texas and New Mexico settlers. Albert E. Baze is the owner of the Seismic Permit Service of Fort Worth, Texas. He was once employed by the Boy Scouts of America in Santa Fe, New Mexico 1943.
Bean, George Renshaw
Contains financial material, correspondence, legal material,
photographs, printed material, and real estate documents related to Bean's business
affairs. The collection bulks with personal financial documents (1914-1962), including
bank statements and check books. Also includes personal and business correspondence
(1905-1962) discussing family genealogy, personal matters, financial difficulty, real
estate investments, oil and gas leasing, cotton farming and irrigation. In addition, the
collection contains legal materials (1854-1966) pertaining to Bean's business affairs.
Bean's personal correspondence contains recollections of early Lubbock and Estacado,
Texas, and Lubbock, Montague, and Gaines counties. For further details, click here:
Includes correspondence, legal material, financial material, and a photograph
pertaining to the business and personal affairs of William Bean and his family. The
collection bulks (1858-1874) with correspondence. Of particular interest is a photograph
of the log cabin that housed Bean's general store in Gainesville, Texas, circa 1850.
Bearce, William Rye
Includes correspondence, scrapbook material, legal material, lists, and photographs
pertaining to Schleicher County, its first settlers and the surrounding area. The
collection bulks (1849-1967) with scrapbook material. Of special interest are written
statements collected from early settlers, including one by F. S. Millard relating his
experiences on trail drives in the 1880s.
Bulks with an autobiography of Grace Eleanor Davis Holden, the mother of William Curry Holden. Dr. W. C. Holden was a historian and archeologist at Texas Tech University.
Consists of correspondence from Curtis Beck to former Dean of the College of Agriculture Sam Curl and Associate Dean/Director of Development William Bennett. Click here for further details.
Curtis Beck is an alumnus of Texas Tech University Agricultural Department (Class of 1949) who corresponded with Dr. Bennett and Dr. Curl on Texas Tech and the agricultural industry.
Beck, James B.
Includes an 1869 pamphlet dealing with U.S. Representative John Beck and reconstruction
in Georgia, a speech by C. W. Craddock given in Frankfort, Kentucky concerning African
American suffrage and jurists, and the proceedings of the 1867 Democratic State Convention
Beck, W. C.
Includes printed material, correspondence, and literary productions written and collected by W. C. Beck dealing with Tom "Booger Red" Privett. W. C. Beck is a writer from San Angelo, Texas.
Becton, Abner M.
Includes correspondence, financial material, legal material, photographs, genealogical
material, printed material, and scrapbooks. The collection primarily concerns the work of
Abner M. Becton as a stockraiser and farmer in the Texas Panhandle. Scrapbook material
deals with the history of the Becton family.
Contains manuscripts of poems written and published by Behlen.
Behrens Drug Company (Waco, Texas)
Consists of a Behrens Drug Company catalog and price list from 1905 and newsclippings
concerning the history of the store.
Includes financial and legal materials, photographs, journals and scrapbook
memorabilia, and numerous speeches made before political and professional organizations.
Bulks with materials concerning Belding's career in the advertising business, and
involvement in Freedoms Foundation, an educational support group. For
further details, click here:
Bell, Arthur Donald
Includes correspondence, appointment books, literary productions, and scrapbook
material pertaining to Bell's career as author, educator and counselor. The collection
bulks (1939-1981) with scrapbook material and literary productions (1948-1974). The
scrapbook material pertains to Bell's travels, and with his work at various universities
Collection of twelve certificates of awards with three on frames, one framed college diploma (1942), some articles and photos on Philippines' President Ferdinand E. Marcos (1968), a Distinguished Service Award plaque from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1982), a paper entitled "Family Composition Among Various Filipino Societies" by Mr. Bell (1968) and a thesis entitled "The Teaching Program of Religious Foundations at State Colleges and Universities" also by A. Donald Bell (1949). All items were from Arthur Donald Bell. See above for biography of Dr. Bell.
Bell, Ellen Vaughn
Contains the oral history interview transcript of Ellen Vaughn Bell compiled by
Virginia Burton. Ms. Bell describes her life in and around Sunray, Texas. Click here for further details.
Includes charts, photographs, and issues of publications in which the Bell plant was
Belle Plaine Cemetery Association
Contains photocopy of research material compiled by the Belle Plaine
Cemetery Association of Callahan County, Texas. Such as news clippings, genealogical
information, town plots, and information on the Belle Plaine College.
Belle Plaine, Texas
Collection consists of photocopies of news clippings, land plots,
and other sources on Belle Plaine, Texas (histories, families, etc.) from a scrapbook.
Also includes information on Texas and pioneer life, the Belle Plaine Cemetery Association
and records of Confederate Soldiers buried in the cemetery.
Bell Ranch, New Mexico
Collection includes two written articles and a publication concerning the Bell family and ranch in New Mexico. Publication is "As the Bells Told," June 26, 1999 and the typed articles are "Shade and Sunshine of the Bunyan Bell Family" and "The Move Westward" both by Floy Bell Di Risio (Dirisio). The Bell Ranch is located southeast of Cloudcroft, New Mexico between Weed and Pinon in Otero County. The items describe the 100 years anniversary (1899-1999) of the Bell Ranch and family members.
Benson, Daniel H.
The collection consists of the office files of one of the plaintiff attorneys in the
Single Member District Discrimination Suit filed in Lubbock, Texas.
Benson, W. D., Sr.
An early Lubbock, Texas, lawyer, Benson was born in 1865 in Dekalb County, Missouri. He moved to Palo Pinto County, Texas, in 1875 and was admitted to the bar in 1900. Benson moved to Lubbock, Texas, in 1902 and established his first law firm, which dealt in abstracting and land sales. His son, W. D. Benson, Jr., and grandson, Dan, also practiced law in Lubbock. Benson died in 1946 in Austin, Texas.
Bentley, C. B.
Includes records, materials, and forms relating to the teaching career of C.
B. Bentley, such as class notes, composition books, unnamed and named graded
papers, essays, and materials of other individuals, including a significant
portion dedicated to the papers of Paul Wilkins.
Benton, Marion B.
The collection contains
material related to the Benton and Klattenhoff families and bulks with
travel memorabilia. Additional material includes personal and family
correspondence such as letters received from Ben C. Klattenhoff during his
service in the Pacific during World War II. Of special interest are
letters from Germany
regarding care packages sent by members of the Klattenhoff family to aid
acquaintances there after World War II.
Contains correspondence from Olive Berry to Cliff Ashby including
news clippings concerning herself and her family. Olive Berrys parents were in the
entertainment business for many years. They had their own tent show that traveled the
Southwest for 25 years during the early 1900s. Very much like the Harley Sadler Tent
Shows, the Grandi Family provided cheap entertainment for hundreds of families in small
rural towns before the Depression. Click here
for further details.
The collection bulks (1942-1964) with literary productions, printed material, and
scrapbook material pertaining to Bertrand's naval experiences in World War II and his
duties as a college president. Of particular interest is his memoir, Seasick Texas
Submariner, which was used, in part, for the CBS television series "The Silent
Service" in the late 1950s.
Bethea, Robert M.
Contains literary works concerning industrial and agricultural air pollution control,
the effects of groundwater on leachate, and on solar collector mirrors.
Bicentennial Committee (Lubbock, Texas)
Consists of two separate collections dealing with the Lubbock Bicentennial program,
with much duplication between the two collections. Includes minutes of the committee,
Lubbock City Council Library Bibliographies, programs of Lubbock events, periodicals,
Ranching Heritage Center pamphlets, Texas Technological University events, and
miscellaneous information. The second collection includes extraneous material such as the
report on the Galveston Bicentennial Pilot Project and South Plains Association of
Big Thicket National Preserve
The collection consists of a card bibliography concerning the Big Thicket National Preserve. The Big Thicket is located in Southeast Texas and situated in Polk and Tyler Counties and the counties south of them. Established as a national park in 1974, it occupies 84,550 acres of land.
Big Twelve Conference
The collection includes
mostly member universities’ media guides and the Big 12 Conference’s media
guides, as well as some office files and printed materials promoting the Big 12
such as handbooks and directories. The media guides cover baseball, football,
men’s and women’s basketball, softball, and volleyball. For further
details, click here:
Biggers, Don Hampton
The collection is in two parts, with the main papers consisting of correspondence
between Don Hampton Biggers with
prominent political figures, personal scrapbooks of news clippings and
miscellaneous materials concerning Biggers' career and interests, and several articles and newspapers unavailable
elsewhere. Also includes personal correspondence to Nettie his wife. The second portion includes research notes, correspondence, drafts, galley
proofs and page proofs for Seymour V. Connor's A Biggers Chronicle.
For further details, click here:
Includes office files, printed and scrapbook
materials, and photographs related to Biggs' business and religious activities,
and to his efforts in creating the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The
collection bulks with materials that pertain to the creation of the park and
with correspondence pertaining to Biggs' business and personal affairs and to
the Texas legislature. Of special interest are photographic materials consisting
of two 16mm film strips, 83 high quality black and white prints, an assortment
of color slides, and an album of color prints of Guadalupe Mountains National
Park. For further details, click here:
Biological Survey of Texas
Contains photocopies of
materials generated by the Biological Survey of Texas conducted by the
United States Bureau of Biological Survey from 1889-1905. The collection
includes original survey reports, field notebooks, specimen catalogs, and
print copies of photographs generated by the Survey. A detailed list of
reports is included with the collection and is located in Box 1, File 1. A
detailed list of the photographs is also included with the collection and is
located in Box 3, File 1. The location in the Smithsonian Institution
Archives of each document is noted on the copies. Photographs are
identified by a National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
photograph number on the back of the photograph and on the photograph list.
For further details, click here:
Items are photocopies of a manuscript entitled "An American Glider Pilot Remembers
D-Day" by Jack R. Merrick and a list of troops on a glider combat operation dated
June 1, 1944 related to Mr. Birkelbach's service as a glider pilot on D-Day in WWII.
Contains materials pertaining to Helen Bisbee’s family, experience in World
War II and Peace Corps, and her career as a teacher. Autobiographical and
genealogical accounts are complimented by extensive correspondence between
family members. In addition to letters exchanged between Helen and her
mother Myrtle are letters from her brothers and sister and correspondence
between her father, William Ferris Bisbee, Sr. and his family in Nebraska
dating to late 19th century. Other materials in the collection relate to
Madora Alexander, Helen’s maternal grandmother and a pioneer of Benjamin.
Of special interest are family letters exchanged during World War II when
Helen and two of her brothers served in the Armed Forces and another brother
worked in an Oregon
shipyard. The collection also includes numerous pieces of sheet music and
music books, many of which date to the early 20th century. For further
details, click here:
The collection consists of William Black's unpublished autobiography.
Black, William R.
The collection consists of a scrapbook related to the Texas Centennial that includes
newspaper clippings, magazine articles, cards, stamps, and other miscellaneous items. It
also includes information on Will Rogers, Carlsbad, New Mexico, and Odessa, Texas.
Blackmon, Daniel Otto
This small collection contains correspondence, some legal papers, genealogy,
printed materials, scrapbook material, and memorabilia. Of interest
are the personal letters dated 1918 written by Daniel O. Blackmon to his
future wife Earle Elizabeth Barrett during his time of military enlistment
during World War I. Other correspondence deals with his duties with
the Selective Service System and his daughter Lucille Blackmon Everett,
especially her European trip in 1973. Also of interest are the
brochures and travel guides from the Texas Centennial of 1936, Chicago
World’s Fair of 1933, and the New York World’s Fair of 1939. This collection also includes several items
from Norton Fuller, a friend he met in the military. Mr. Fuller had left
the items in Blackmon’s possession over the years. They contain souvenir
post cards bought in France, 1918. For further details, click here:
Blair, Daniel A.
Consists of scrapbooks and scrapbook material concerned primarily with Blair's career
Blair Furniture Company (Lampasas, Texas)
Contains correspondence and legal and financial material pertaining to the business
operations of Neva, Myra, and Mae Blair and Robert W. Smith in Lampasas, Texas. The
collection bulks with financial material (1899-1920) and legal materials (1896-1931)
consisting of tax receipts, real estate contracts, and deeds. Two inventories include
prices of popular furniture ca. 1913.
Includes printed financial and religious material concerned with the Unitarian
Universalist Church and Interfirst Corporation. Also contains letters, newsletters,
brochures, and scrapbook material related to Blaisdell's civic activities, art
exhibitions, and operas attended.
Collection bulks with material pertaining to Doris Blaisdells involvement in the
Unitarian Universalist Church as well as financial material and travel information.
Items included in this collections are stockholders information, Denton County Republican candidates, and the Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Doris Blaisdell is a former employee of the Southwest Collection. After retirement she and her husband, Lowell Blaisdell, a history professor, moved to Denton, Texas. She is an active Unitarian.
Blaisdell, Lowell L.
The collection includes drafts of Blaisdell's book, The Desert Revolution, and
three articles by Blaisdell concerning Baja California.
Includes general files of correspondence, financial material, and printed material of Misty Blakeley.
Blanchard, H. J. "Doc,"
Includes correspondence, photographs, newsclippings, and other items relating to the
Texas Constitutional Convention of 1974.
Includes correspondence, papers on historical markers, general files, minutes of
meetings and papers on the Texas Historical Foundation.
The collection contains information on the business and personal lives of
the Blankenship family. It includes business documents related to
Blankenship Developments, business and personal correspondence, financial
material, photographs and mementos all related to the Blankenship family and
their lives as some of the earliest settlers of the South Plains.
Blanton, Jonnie Taylor
Includes scrapbooks, scrapbook material, family photographs, and newsclippings
collected by the Blantons concerning their family, San Angelo, and World War II.
Blasig, Carl A.
Papers consist of the original typed manuscript of Building Texas: A History of the
Commercial Organization Movement and Its Impact on Texas Progress.
Bledsoe, Emma K.
Includes correspondence from W. H. Bledsoe, financial material, legal documents of cases in which Bledsoe was involved, class notes, brochures, news clippings, invitations and programs and miscellaneous scrapbook items. There is also some material that pertains to the impeachment of Governor James Ferguson. Bledsoe was the wife of State Senator William H. Bledsoe, a leader of the effort to locate Texas Technological College in Lubbock, Texas.
The item is a Bledsoe
family history of 29 pages entitled "W. E. and Lillie Bledsoe" by D. Gregory
Bledsoe and Sara Bledsoe, 1998.
Bledsoe, William Harrison
Includes correspondence, legal material, financial material, photographs, and scrapbook
material pertaining to Bledsoe's business, political and personal activities. The
collection bulks (1851-1949) with correspondence and legal material. The legal materials
encompass litigative, legislative, and business concerns. For further
details, click here:
Consists of research materials (photocopies) on the Block Ranch. Diana Richardson Chapa is the great-granddaughter of Andrew Richardson, one of the founders of El Capitan Land and Cattle Company, later known as the Block Ranch, in central New Mexico in 1885. For further details, click here: Block.
Bloodworth, Cole Lee
Collection contains a written article titled "The Stockmans Paradise."
Cole Bloodworth is a Texas Tech University Student. He is the great, great grandson of B.
M. Halbert, Sr., who owned and operated the Model Ranch. The family was instrumental in
developing the Angora goat and mohair industry in Sutton County and the Edwards Plateau
region of Texas.
Contains genealogy, photographs, printed material and scrapbook material depicting the
history of Kendall County, Texas. Also, includes information on buildings, businesses,
clubs, organizations, geology, and schools within the county.
Boles, George M. and Family
Includes photographs and postcards from the Boles Family. The collection also contains scrapbook material.
Archive of Correspondence relating to L. de Bona’s Eagle Pass Hardware and Supply Store from 1887-1903 and undated. Approximately 500 letters, varying states of condition, some browning. An important archive for a Hispanic businessman on the border in Eagle Pass, Texas with nearly 500 letters, most from neighboring Texas communities, order supplies.
Bonine, A. Earl and Lena
Collection contains memorabilia of the Bonines and also game score cards from the 1934 World Series. The Bonines are from Ralls, Texas and Mr. Bonine is an avid sports listener.
Borum and Company
Collection contains financial material of Borum and Company dated 1889-1910.
Bosworth, Allan Rucker
Includes correspondence, printed material, and manuscripts of New Country and Ozona
Country. Of particular interest are congratulatory letters from J. Frank Dobie and
Mrs. Walter Prescott Webb.
The collection is five volumes written by Thomas D. Botello detailing the Botello family background and World War II military experiences of five of his brothers: Crisantos, Gregorio, John, Simon, and Trinidad. The five volumes include a family background common to all volumes with additional materials specific to each brother’s unique experiences. The materials include photocopies of documents relating to their military
service and, in John’s book, a copy of his handwritten account of his experiences and a typed transcription prepared by his children.
Botello, Thomas D.
A collection of files: one contains materials summarizing the donor's civic involvement in Lubbock organizations such as neighborhood associations, community advisory committee, committee of churches, etc. Other folders have material related to the South Plains Latin Baseball League and the Aztecas Baseball Club of which he participated.
Mr. Botello moved to Lubbock in the early 1950s, attended Texas Tech University, and served in the Korean Conflict. He works for Hunter Millwork, Inc. The donor helped found the North Overton Neighborhood Association, and the South Plains Latin Baseball League. The Aztecas Baseball Club was founded by John and Paul Alonzo. Mr. Botello has been very active with the Lubbock community for the past twenty years.
Botsford, E. M.
Includes financial material, scrapbook material, and photographs pertaining to
ranching, "wild west" shows, and Anglo and Native American "wild west"
Bowden, Clifton S.
Consists of financial material, correspondence, literary productions, and printed and
scrapbook materials pertaining to business and personal activities of the Bowden family.
The correspondence includes letters Nora and Mary Jane Bowden exchanged with soldier
friends during World War II that reflect local conditions and attitudes about the war. The
collection bulks (1926-1934) with the financial records of Clifton S. Bowden. The
collection also includes a full book of 1931 Christmas seals issued by the Texas
Tuberculosis Association commemorating their 25th sales anniversary.
Bowden, Mary Jane
Includes personal correspondence of Ms. Bowden's grandparents, books on family
histories, newspapers, obituary notices, a proclamation made by C. S. Bowden, a pamphlet
on Dublin, Texas, a cash book of the Overton Drug Company, a poem, and genealogical notes.
Bulks with primarily income tax returns and insurance policies for Floyd Bowen. Mr. Bowen, originally from Plainview moved to Lubbock, Texas in the 1930s. He is the owner of the Bowen Drug Company, a pharmaceutical drug store. He served in the U. S. Army in 1918.
Bower, Vina V.
item is an 89-page unpublished typed manuscript entitled “Life of Vina V.
Kaiser Bower,” an autobiography. She writes about her parents, siblings,
and her life in Nebraska and Wyoming.
Consists of personal papers of Forrest Bowers which include his military records that document his experiences in World War II as a fighter pilot in the Pacific. Also contains a Dunn High School newspaper that he edited as a student. Mr. Bowerss is a native of Dunn, Texas and currently is a prominent Lubbock attorney. He has practiced law in Lubbock since the early 1950s.
Boyd, Hiley T., Sr.
Includes correspondence, financial and legal materials, photographs, and printed and scrapbook materials. The collection bulks (1898-1934) with correspondence and financial and legal materials pertaining to Boyd's career as ranch foreman and ranch owner. Born in 1867 in Mississippi, Boyd moved to Texas in 1881, and worked for cattleman C. C. Slaughter on the Lazy S Ranch, serving as foreman from 1897-1910. In 1910, he established his own ranch in Southeastern Cochran County, Texas. He was also involved in real estate development in Lubbock, Texas, and served as county commissioner for Cochran County. Boyd married Margaret Collins in 1907, and the marriage produced three children. He died in 1952. For further details, click here: HTBoyd.
Boyd, Oscar F.
Collection contains mostly bank statements and tax receipts. Oscar F. Boyd is the brother of Hiley T. Boyd, whose papers also reside in the Southwest Collection. The Boyd Family were landowners in various counties on the South Plains during the late 19th and 20th Centuries.
Includes personal correspondence, memoranda and printed items, as well as papers
relating to energy, engineering, and committees on which Bradford served during his tenure
as Dean of the Texas Tech University College of Engineering.
Bradley, Durwood H.
Consists of a scrapbook filled with items pertaining to Bradley's legal career and
Bradley, Guy Henry
Consists of photocopies and typed transcriptions of correspondence from Bradley to his
fiancee, Lela McVicker, during his Army Air Corps Service. The collection also includes
Includes research notes, questionnaires, interviews, and handwritten and typed drafts
of Bradley's M.A. thesis on Jewish women in Lubbock, Texas.
Brady Chamber of Commerce (Texas)
Contains correspondence, minutes, constitution and by-laws of the Brady Chamber of
Commerce, a list of presidents, industrial information concerning Brady, a survey of the
soil in McCulloch County, and a directory of Chambers of Commerce in Texas. Bulks
(1950-1975) with minutes of meetings.
Bragg, Cecil F.
Includes original western artwork and sketches, correspondence, class notes, drawings,
literary productions, newsclippings, one photograph and miscellaneous scrapbook material
relating to Bragg's career as a cartoonist and western artist.
Contains a sheep and goat buyer's record of brands and ear marks from ranches in both
southern and western Texas.
Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce (Texas)
Contains minutes of meetings, work programs, information on the Board of Directors,
list of accomplishments, and scrapbook material dealing with the Breckenridge Chamber of
Commerce. Also contains industrial information about Breckenridge. Bulks (1952-1973) with
Breedlove, William Clent
Includes correspondence, charts, financial material, legal material,
photographs, printed material, military records, and scrapbook material. The collection
bulks (1900-1953) with collected photographs of World War I aviation, aviation log books,
and business and personal correspondence pertaining to Lubbock aviation and Breedlove
Aerial Service. Aeronautical charts and news clippings (1927-1953) are also included.
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Brewer, J. Elwood, Dr.
The collection consists of a store ledger. Dr. Brewer was a practicing druggist and physician in Brownwood, Texas.
Brewer, Phillip Royce
Includes correspondence, legal material, financial material, scrapbook material, and
photographs pertaining to the Brewer family and early Slaton, Texas. The collection bulks
with legal and financial material concerning the Brewer family. Of particular interest are
early photographs of Slaton.
Brice, H. R.
Includes correspondence, legal material, financial material, literary productions,
genealogical charts, and printed materials concerning the Ballantyne family. The
collection bulks (1870-1903) with correspondence, and financial and legal materials
pertaining to the cattle business in Kinney County, Texas. It also includes an article
about the Roeder Colony of Texas in the 1830s and correspondence concerning the Texas and
California Stage Company.
Briggs, George E.
Includes personal papers and mementos of the Briggs family, particularly George Sr.
(1850-1930), George Jr. (1899-1975), and George III. Also includes business records
pertaining to mining and oil interests, patents, the Pioneer Canal Company, and the Texas
Salt Company. For further details, click here:
Consists of a photocopy of a daybook detailing household expenses such as food and clothing from Jim Brights Store at Ballinger, Texas
Includes correspondence, printed bulletins, news clippings, photographs, and advertising
brochures pertaining to the National Puppetry Festival in 1978. One box contains a puppet
Broadway Church of Christ (Lubbock, TX)
materials relating to the Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas such as
greeting cards with family pictures, earliest membership record showing
baptisms, three church directories from 1955-1992, and a “welcoming” folder.
Brooks Air Force Base, Texas
collection is a photo album with 101 b & w photographs under 5 x 7 inches.
The photos detail life at Brooks Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas from
1927-1928. The photographs show bi-winged propped airplanes, pilots,
paratroopers, officers, ground crewmen and buildings.
Brooks, Eugene Howard
Includes correspondence, legal material, and literary productions pertaining to the
cotton ginning industry. The collection bulks (1941-1967) with patents for cotton gin
Includes index and research notes from Lysius Gough's Spur Jingles and Saddle Songs (1935). Brown did much research on the history of her hometown of Truscott and Knox County, Texas.
Collection consists of newsclippings pertaining to the Cattle Market Crash of 1973-1974. Click here for further details. Clara Brown is a cattle rancher.
Brown, Coleman, and Runnels Counties, Texas
Item is a manuscript entitled "The Start of a 100 Page Volume
on Records of Brown, Coleman and Runnels Counties, Texas: 1855-1880" by Frank
Jenkins. Published by The San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc., 17 pages.
Contains photocopies of some of Mr. Browns U. S. Naval certificates and military service records. Richard Brown is a Lubbock, Texas resident. His distinguished U. S. Naval career included service during World War II.
Brown County, Texas
Contains various items pertaining to the history of Brown County and its seat,
Brownwood, including material on Mayesie Malone and her family, a genealogy of the
Lambert/Lambeth family, and land titles of John W. Lambeth.
Brown County, Texas
Includes printed articles on the history of Brown County, its organizations,
businesses, and prominent residents, as well as unpublished articles on the Brownwood
Rotary Club and the history of Add-Ran College and its evolution to Texas Christian
Brown County, Texas
Collection includes a land deed, conveyance deed, trustee document, and warranty deed issued to B. F. Stewart for property in Brown County, Texas (1879-1907). Brown County lies in central Texas among the hill country region. Its county seat is Brownwood. The county was created in 1856 but not organized until 1857. The population in the year 2001 is about 37,175. B. F. Stewart was a landowner in Brown County and was a trustee at one time of the Eureka School Community (1879)
Brown County Centennial (Texas)
Contains correspondence, scrapbook material, and photographs relating to the activities
in Brown County, Texas, during its centennial celebration.
Brown County Historical Society (Texas)
Includes correspondence, photographs, and printed material concerning the history of Brown County, Texas. Of particular interest are newspapers of the World War II military base, Camp Bowie, outside of Brownwood, Texas. Issues of the Camp Bowie Blade are included and are dated from 1942 to 1946.
Brown County Water Improvement District No. 1 (Texas)
Contains records of organizing the district and minutes of the meetings. The water improvement district managed water resources in Brown County, Texas.
Includes a scrapbook containing news clippings, photographs, and other memorabilia on
Milton Brown and his brother, Durwood.
collection deals with Peter Brown's photographs used for the On the
Plains Book Project, 1985-1995 totaling 118 images. Twenty-three are
11" x 14" and ninety-five are 8" x 10". The original book On the Plains
(New York: W.W. Norton/ DoubleTake, 1999) contains all these prints. The
images not used in the book but coming from the same project are included.
They are the ones without the cardboard backing. Also includes galley
proofs and original texts for the Afterward, Acknowledgment, Photo Captions,
Kathleen Norris’ Introduction as well as Peter Brown’s vita and photo
description. For further details, click here:
Brown, Robert Wade
The collection consists of literary productions by Brown on technical,
The collection consists of titles, leases, and abstracts for land sales in Throckmorton
County and Newcastle, Texas.
Brownwood Chamber of Commerce (Texas)
Contains minutes of meetings and audit reports pertaining to the Brownwood, Texas
Chamber of Commerce. Also contains a 1956 scrapbook concerning the 50th Anniversary of the
Brownwood Chamber of Commerce and the Brown County Centennial.
Brownwood Public Library (Texas)
Contains scrapbook material dealing with the activities of the USO and YWCA in Brownwood, Texas during World War II. Also contains a photograph album pertaining to Brownwood.
Bruce, Leona Banister
Includes manuscripts of Leona Banister Bruce's books, some
photographs, scrapbook material, a family Bible, and other miscellaneous
materials. Also includes
correspondence, brand books, legal items, reports, and other memorabilia relating to her
father, who was an inspector for the Texas Cattle Raisers' Association.
Other items of interest concern the Texas Rangers. For further details,
Brummett, Craig and Gwen
Item is a manuscript of a long-standing regional law firm with origins in early Dickens, Texas. It was founded by H. A. C. Brummett. Craig Brummett is the grandson of H. A. C. Brummett, an early Dickens lawyer and judge. Gwen is the daughter-in-law of H. A. C. Brummett.
Brunk, Henry Lee
Includes scrapbooks reflecting the activities of the Henry Brunk tent shows from 1922
Consists of original handwritten Spanish documents concerning the resignation of Don
Nicolas Francisco de Riva and the appointment of Joachin Sanchez de Bustamente to the
office of public scribe in Durango, Mexico (1758-1759); and several other similarly styled
papers of Antonio Alcaldes, Sindico Procurador, concerning the procurement of
additional public scribes (1801).
Brunson, Billy Ray
Manuscript drafts and research materials generated during preparation of
Billy Ray Brunson’s books constitute the bulk of the collection with lesser
amounts of correspondence concerning publication. The research material
includes photocopies of the James Morgan Papers held by the Rosenberg
Library in Galveston, Texas as well as copies of material from other
collections. For further details click here:
Bryant, Florine H.
Item is an electrical log produced by Schlumberger Well Surveying Corporation. Florine Bryants husband James D. Hampton was a petroleum geologist for many years in Lubbock. He was employed with Gulf Oil before he became an independent contractor.
Bryant, Harold E.
Includes correspondence, news clippings, printed brochures, sketchbooks, scrapbooks, and other general items concerning Bryant's artwork. Bryant was a western artist, who resided in Grand Junction, Colorado. Many of his works are part of the permanent collection of The Museum, Texas Tech University.
Bryant, Lois Fay
Includes five undated scrapbooks concerning a variety of topics, including the history
of Hemphill County, genealogical material, autobiographical material, the Canadian Open
House, material on Robert R. Young, club and church programs, and inspirational material.
Buchanan, H. Edsel
Collection contains proceedings of the twenty-second annual conference of the National Intramural Association of which H. Edsel Buchanan was Executive Secretary.
Buchanan, John Wilson
Includes correspondence, printed, legislative, scrapbook, and genealogical material,
and photographs pertaining to Buchanan's business, political, and personal activities. The
collection bulks (1955-1969) with material concerning water conservation in Texas and
Buchanan's tenure as a Texas State Representative.
Buckner, Flora Jane
Consists of a scrapbook containing newsclippings, mainly from Portales, New Mexico, of
wedding announcements and anniversaries, birthdays and death notices.
The Ethelene Bucy Papers contain scrapbook material consisting of
photographs, correspondence, and other printed material relating to the life
and death of Ethelene Bucy.
Bucy, Jane Wilson
Includes scrapbook and notebook materials concerning Bucy's activities while a student
at Lubbock High School, Stephens College, and Texas Technological College.
Includes correspondence and printed material. The collection bulks (1863-1872) with
letters concerning Buek's experiences in the Civil War and in post-war Kansas. It also
includes a copy of a magazine article, "Personal Reminiscence of Max Buek,"
written by Edwin G. Pipp.
Buesseler, John A.
Consists of material concerning the establishment of the Texas Tech University School of Medicine and the early operation of this facility. Collection also contains newsletters and newspapers concerning the medical school. Along with the newsletters are articles by the donor, Dr. John Buesseler. Beginning in 1970, Dr. John Buesseler was the first dean of the School of Medicine and the vice president for health affairs.
Buesseler, John A.
Contains photocopied news clipping that document the life of Dr. John Buesseler as a physician and administrator at the Texas Tech University School of Medicine. Dr. Buesseler was the first dean in 1970 of the School of Medicine and Vice President for Health Affairs.
Buffalo Springs Lake
This collection contains
a CD of digital scans of historic photographs of Buffalo Springs Lake. It
also contains photocopied news clippings and articles related to the
Includes correspondence, research notes and material, photographs, scrapbook material,
and original watercolors by Vernona Buie, Bernard Buie's wife.
Collection contains correspondence, research material, scrapbook material and information on Stamford High School. The collection also contains papers on Charles Marion Russell.
Includes correspondence and printed and copied materials, arranged alphabetically,
dealing with the pioneer history of many West Texas counties.
Builders of the Southwest
This collection is a preliminary study and contains proofs and copies of the Builders of the Southwest project. The Builders of the Southwest was the project in 1957 to form the Southwest Collection at Texas Technological College.
Bullock, James T.
Includes correspondence, financial material, and legal material relating to Bullock's interest in land and mining speculation on the South Plains of Texas.
Burke, Jenie Lee (J. L.)
Includes correspondence, financial and legal materials, literary productions, and
printed and scrapbook materials pertaining to Burke's career as an educator and school
administrator and to his religious and real estate interests. The collection bulks with
materials concerning education, particularly the New Mexico Public Schools.
Burke, Jenie Lee (J. L.), Jr.
collection contains correspondence, financial material, legal material,
printed material, and research material. Topics include friends and family,
family history, Burke’s education and career as an educator, business
endeavors, his support and promotion of poetry and higher education, and his
interest in general knowledge. The financial material bulks with income tax
records from 1925-1990. For further details, click here:
Burkett, Nathan Boone
Consists of Burkett's memoirs, which he dictated to his son-in-law. Grandson, J. W.
Arnold, later edited and prepared a typescript of the memoirs.
Item is a blank check with The Traders Bank of Burlingame, Kansas written on it. It is dated from the 1880s. The item was found within a wallet of an unknown collection.
Burnett, Alvan Lafayette
Collection of 2 verses or poems written by Alvan Lafayette (A. L.) Burnett from 1932-1935: The Pioneer and The Enigma. The poems were written for a contest sponsored by the Lubbock Evening-Journal.
Mr. Burnett was a public school teacher in Texas and came to Lubbock during 1920. He was born in Palo Pinto County, Texas on May 19, 1898. He was also a preacher, salesman, and rose gardener. He received his teaching certificate from West Texas in Canyon.
Contains photographs and research material used to write a history thesis about women
pioneers of West Texas.
Burnett, S. B., Estate
This collection of 69 boxes consists of business correspondence, financial material, files on horses, legal material, and oil and gas material dating from 1874 to 1981. The correspondence, financial material, and oil and gas material outline Burnetts business activities with banks, oil companies, his ranches, and real estate. These records also include maps and architectural plans of ranch houses, oil and gas fields, and land plats of property owned by Mr. Burnett.For further details, click here: Burnett.
The legendary S. B. Burnett, known widely as Burk Burnett, was a wealthy Texas rancher, banker, and oilman. He was born on January 1, 1849 in Bates County, Missouri. In the late 1850s Burnetts father moved his family to a small ranch at Denton Creek in Denton County, Texas. In 1871, Burk Burnett began his own ranch known as the Four Sixes. In 1881, Burk Burnett established his ranch headquarters near Wichita Falls after shifting operations to North Central Texas. After years of operating the ranch, Burk leased the land to his son Tom Burnett in 1910. By this time, the 6666 Ranch included the 8 Ranch near Guthrie in King County and land purchased in Carson County. At its height, Burk Burnett controlled 206,000 acres with 20,000 cattle throughout Oklahoma, Texas, and Mexico. Burks wealth increased with the discovery of oil in 1912 near Burkburnett. Later he moved his headquarters to Fort Worth where he lived until his death on June 27, 1922. In addition to his ranches and oil, he was also director and principal stockholder of First National Bank of Fort Worth and president of the Ardmore Oil Milling and Gin Company. He had four children through two marriages. His first wife whom he married in 1869 was Ruth B. Lloyd and they were later divorced. His second wife was Mary Couts Barradel of Weatherford whom he married in 1892 and they had one son.
Burnett, S. B., Estate
Burns, Douglas R.
Includes correspondence, financial and legal material, letters from organizations,
photographs, Pitchfork Ranch documents, real-estate ventures, printed items, scrapbook
material, and news clippings. For further details, click here:
Burns, F. M.
Bulks (1900-1910) with financial material pertaining to the F. M. Burns Mercantile Company of Colorado City, Texas. Also includes photographs and scrapbook material concerning Colorado City, Texas, and the F. M. Burns Family. Burns was a merchant in Colorado City, Texas, during the early 1900s, and operated the F. M. Burns Mercantile Company. For further details, click here: FMBurns.
Burns, Rollie Clyde
Includes correspondence, legal and financial materials, printed material, diary,
photographs, and literary productions pertaining to Rollie C. Burns and family. The
collection bulks with literary productions and reminiscences of ranching activities,
including a manuscript compiled by William Curry Holden. For further
details, click here:
This collection mainly contains statements of Condition for Citizens National Bank in Lubbock, Texas. Mrs. Burnson was a assistant vice-president of the bank.
Burson, Katherine L. Hearne
Contains school notes, a high school scrapbook, a Texas Tech La Ventana yearbook
(1926), photographs, albums, and miscellaneous scrapbook material pertaining primarily to
the high school and college activities of Katherine Hearne
Collection has several articles relating to the railroad industry that were submitted by Mr. Burton for publication. The research material deals mostly with the Santa Fe Railroad. Bob Burton a native of Snyder, Texas is a local railroad historian who has done considerable work on Lubbock history and the transportation development in the local region.
Bush, George W. (Jr.)
Contains Texas Governor George W. Bushs (Jr.) Commencement Speech delivered May 10, 1997 to the graduates of Texas Tech University. George W. Bush has been governor of Texas since 1997. He won his second term in office in November 1998.
Bush, George (Sr.)
Items include a Texas Tech University Commencement program for May 15, 1999 signed by the guest speaker former U. S. President George H. W. Bush (Sr.) and several campaign buttons for the Ronald Reagan and George Bush Presidential ticket (1980-1984). The program was signed on behalf of John T. Montford, Chancellor of Texas Tech University. Former President George Herbert Walker Bush (Sr.) was invited to be guest speaker at the Texas Tech graduation ceremonies on May 15, 1999. He is currently retired and living in Houston, Texas. His son, George W. (Jr.) former governor of Texas, is now President of the United States.
Harriet and Dave
The collection contains copies of Bravo! magazine, a publication of the
Community Concert Association, collected by the Bush family from 1961
Business and Professional Women's Club, Inc. (Lubbock, Texas)
Contains four scrapbooks containing information on international, national, state, and
local activities. Also includes newsclippings, convention programs, invitations, and
Butterworth, C. W.
This collection bulks with correspondence and financial material on the Advanced Oil Company. There is also printed material on the oil industry in the early 1900s.
Bynum, Raymond T.
Includes photographs and scrapbooks reflecting Bynum's association with the Abilene
High School and McMurry College bands.
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