Kalmbacher, Paul C.
1 microfilm reel (100 ft.) : negative
Consists of scrapbooks containing photographs, programs, postcards,
newsclippings, correspondence, and other materials concerned with Kalmbacher's family and
their association with tent theaters which traveled throughout Texas during the 1920s and
Born in Linesville, Pennsylvania, Kalmbacher grew up in the Tuttle Olympic Show, of which
his parents were a part. He married Daisy Lowe, daughter of a grocer in Lubbock, and they
had a son, Conrad. Known professionally as Paul Thardo, he was an actor, drummer and
xylophonist. During his later life, he was associated with the companies of Roy E. Fox,
Harley Sadler, Harvey Haverstock and other tent shows. Kalmbacher died on May 16, 1982.
Kappa Kappa Iota (Lubbock, Texas)
Consists of an essay giving the history of the Lubbock organization.
Organized in 1948 to promote fraternal companionship of educators, and to work for the
betterment of the teaching profession and educational methods.
Includes correspondence, scrapbook material, and clippings featuring the
published photographs of Kardos, including his "West Texas Life" features.
Mike Kardos was staff photographer for the Midland, Texas, Reporter-Telegram.
Records, 1947-1997 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)
Has printed materials on Corporate News, The Maverick, rate cards,
and article on Pulitzer. KCBD-TV is the NBC
affiliate serving Lubbock and the South Plains. The
station made its first television broadcast on May 10, 1953 over Channel 11.
Keay, David L.
Includes correspondence, financial material, and printed material. The
collection bulks (1942-1945) with letters written by Keay to his parents describing his
life as a soldier during World War II.
A native of Lynn, Massachusetts, Keay served with the U. S. Army in North Africa, Italy,
and Austria during World War II. He attended Texas Christian University (1949-1950) and
later worked for the Dallas Times Herald.
Keen, W. H.
Includes correspondence, a Brand Book, and miscellaneous items
pertaining to Keen's employment with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers
Association, plus Keen family photographs.
Keen was an inspector for the Cattle Raisers Association of Texas.
Keener, Anna E. (Mrs. Wilton)
Papers, 1917-1978 and undated
2 boxes (2.0 linear feet)
Contains scrapbook material and printed material from
college and social organizations, correspondence, art exhibit programs, art
catalogs, and personal papers. The collection bulks (1956-1961) with material
concerning the New Mexico Federation of Women's Clubs and the Art Department of
the Fine Arts Division. This material includes scrapbook material, club reports,
fliers, and issues of various magazines dealing with the Federation of Women's
Clubs. For further details, click here:
An artist and educator, Anna Elizabeth Keener was born in 1895 in Flager,
Colorado. She received B.F.A.(1916) and B.A. (1918) degrees from Bethany College
in Linsborg, Kansas, and received her M.A. from the University of New Mexico
(Albuquerque) in 1951. She also studied at the Kansas City Art Institute,
Chicago Art Institute, and Detroit School of Design. She was an internationally
recognized and honored artist. Anna was a Life Fellow of the International
Institute of Arts & Letters and a charter member of the Art of American Society.
In addition to these organizations, she was a member of numerous educational and
art organizations. Her art centered around the Southwest and Navajo culture.
Anna E. Keener (Wilton) also taught at secondary schools and colleges in New Mexico and at
Bethany College in Linsborg, Kansas. Though Anna painted under the name
"Anna E. Keener," she is known in the scholarly world as Anna E. Wilton, her
Keith, George Donathan, Sr.
Family Papers, 1912-1977 and undated
11 boxes (11 linear feet)
Contains detailed records concerning cattle breeding, cattle sales,
property taxes, and the financial operations of a breeding farm. The collection bulks with
financial material (1916-1977) and cattle records (1925-1977). Significant amounts of
correspondence (1919-1977) and general files (1914-1977) are also included. There are
lesser amounts of legal material (1912-1977), printed material (1922-1977), and scrapbook
material (1912-1977). These items reflect both business and personal activities of the
Keith family. For further details, click here:
Keith was born in 1875 in Falmouth, Tennessee. He was vice-president and founder of the
Ben E. Keith Company, owner of the George D. Keith & Sons Ranch near Wichita Falls,
Texas, and active in Hereford cattle and Palomino horse breeding. He served as the first
president of the Texas and Oklahoma Fair Association and was active in civic affairs.
Keith married Meta Ransom in 1897, and the marriage produced two sons. A second wife,
Mollie Black, whom he married in 1908, also bore him two sons. His brother, Ben E. Keith,
operated the Ben E. Keith Company, a fruit and vegetable brokerage, from its Fort Worth
headquarters. Mollie Black Keith and her sons, Kenneth and Jim, operated the ranch after
George Keith's death in 1955. Jim Keith was killed during a robbery at the ranch in 1973.
Kelisky, Sam Louis
Includes correspondence, printed materials, specifications, plans and
drawings, and field and level books pertaining to Kelisky's career as an architect in
Lubbock, Texas. The collection bulks with Kelisky's office files, which include
correspondence, printed material and architectural specifications concerning residences
and commercial buildings in and around Lubbock, Texas.
Kelisky was born ca. 1894 in Bendar, Russia, and emigrated to the United States with his
family. He attended Lehigh University from 1910-1914, where he studied architecture and
civil engineering. He married Sadie L. Arnoff in 1922, and the couple had two sons,
Richard and Maury. The Keliskys were members of the Congregation Shaareth Israel in
Lubbock, Texas. He worked as an architect and engineer in Chicago (1922-1930), St. Louis
(1930-1936), and Kansas City, Missouri, before moving to Lubbock, Texas, in 1937. Kelisky
designed both residential and commercial buildings, and also assessed damages for
insurance companies. He died in 1971 in Lubbock, Texas.
Papers relate to oil, Texas Tech University, water conservation, the
West Texas Chamber of Commerce, the Good Neighbor Commission, Texas agriculture, and an
economic survey of Mitchell County, Texas. The collection bulks (1950-1963) with printed
materials related to water conservation projects and issues of interest in West Texas and
throughout the state. Also focuses heavily upon Kelley's involvement with the West Texas
Chamber of Commerce, West Texas economic development, the Texas Tech Foundation and his
interest in education.
A West Texas oil man, water conservationist, and civic leader, Kelley was born in 1897 in
Indiana. He attended Indiana University, Indiana State Normal, and Columbia University. He
came to West Texas while working as a landman for Magnolia Petroleum Company, and moved to
Colorado City, Texas, in 1924. He married Mabel Turner in 1924. Kelley served on the
Colorado City School Board and as president of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce
(1952-1953). He also served as a member of the Governor's Water Committee, the Texas
Research Council on Water, and on the Texas Water Conservation Association. He chaired the
Good Neighbor Commission of Texas and served as vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of
Texas Tech Foundation (1957). Kelley also bred Red Angus cattle, American saddle horses,
and Berkshire hogs. He died in 1963.
Papers, 1973-1986 and undated
1 wallet (0.2 linear feet)
Pertains to the activities of Karol Kelley such written material and
printed material. Karol Kelley was a
professor in the Department of History at Texas Tech University. Dr. Kelley received a Masters and a Doctoral
degree from Bowling Green University.
Kelley, Louis A.
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)
three disks contain scanned images of the following items: one 22" x 26"
framed news clipping, one framed Dirk West cartoon, one "Then" and "Now"
print of the New Mexico State University Aggies (1959 & 2001), one laminated
news clipping, one scrapbook commemorating Kelley's induction, and seventeen
color and b & w photographs.
Louis A. Kelley was head football coach at Lubbock's Estacado and Dunbar
High Schools. An African-American, he broke barriers as a coach and
established an outstanding reputation with his athletes and school
administrators. He was inducted into the National Football Foundation and
College Hall of Fame.
23 boxes and 3 wallets (23.5 linear feet)
Includes literary productions and photographs. The
collection bulks with typed drafts, final drafts, and galley proofs of fiction and
non-fiction works written by Kelton, including novels, journal articles written for the West
Texas Livestock Weekly, and a biography of Frank G. McCarthy. For further
details, click here:
A writer and editor, Kelton was born in 1926 on the Five Wells Ranch in
Andrews County, Texas. His family moved to the McElroy Ranch near Crane, Texas, where his
father became ranch manager. Kelton attended the University of Texas (1942-1944,
1946-1948), receiving a B.A. in journalism. He began writing fiction, publishing his first
story in Range Romances in 1948. He also served as agricultural editor of the San
Angelo Standard Times (1948-1963); as editor of The Ranch Magazine
(1963-1968); and as associate editor of Livestock Weekly (1968-1990). His novels
include The Time It Never Rained (1973); The Good Old Boys (1978); The
Wolf and the Buffalo (1980); and The Eyes of the Hawk (1981, under the
pseudonym Lee McElroy).
1 wallet (0.2 linear feet)
Contains an original manuscript with
hand notes on The Buckskin Line, by Elmer Kelton, 1999. Also accompanied by a letter from the publisher.
Elmer Kelton is a well-known western writer who has written numerous books. He is also a six-time winner of the Spur Award. The Elmer Kelton Papers are housed at the
Southwest Collection for safe keeping and research use.
The Buckskin Line is a story on the Texas Rangers. The Southwest Collection is the repository for the
Kelsey, Michael and Nancy
Papers, 1848 and undated
14 boxes (14 linear feet) and 2 posters
A collection of materials that relate to the lives and times of the Texas
Confederate Army veterans and their ancestry, including bibles, ledgers,
school annuals, correspondence, financial materials, artifacts, scrapbooks,
newspapers, photographs, and various printed materials relating not only to
the Texas Confederate Army and the Civil War, but also to the various
families and events to which they were related in other eras.
Michael and Nancy Kelsey have been actively collecting
materials that relate to the lives and times of the Texas Confederate Army
veterans and their ancestry.
Kemp, Augusta Hasslock
Includes correspondence, financial material, genealogical material,
legal material, literary productions, photographs, printed material, and scrapbook
material. Bulks (1902-1967) with the personal papers of Kemp.
A teacher, geologist, and writer, Kemp was born in 1882, in Nashville, Tennessee. She
received her M.S. in Geology and taught high school in Tennessee, Arizona, and Texas. She
wrote numerous scientific articles and discovered several fossils, which were named Kempar
in her honor. Augusta Kemp died in 1963.
Kemp, John Franklin
Includes citations and certificates, newspapers, correspondence and
recommendations relating to Kemp's teaching and academic career.
Born in 1876 in Larissa, Texas, Kemp served for many years as a public school teacher and
superintendent of schools in Seymour, Texas. He married Augusta Hasslock in 1914. Kemp
died in Palestine, Texas, on December 17, 1947.
4 microfilm reels : negative
Includes newsclippings, a scrapbook, speeches, wheat association papers,
printed and miscellaneous materials all relating to Kendrick's association with national,
regional, and local wheat growers' organizations.
Born January 9, 1908 at Moody, Texas, Kendrick received both his B.A and an M.A. degrees
from West Texas State College in Canyon. He served as football coach, high school
principal, and superintendent of schools, respectively, at Phillips before moving his
family to Stratford, Texas, where he began operating a 4,888 acre grain and cattle ranch.
In 1950, he helped organize the National Association of Wheat Growers and the Texas Wheat
Producers' Association, serving in all official positions in both organizations. Appointed
to President Kennedy's National Agricultural Advisory Commission in 1961, Kendrick
administered the National Association of Wheat Growers national program in Washington,
D.C. from 1963-1966. He also served a term as mayor of Stratford and was on the town's
School Board from 1956 to 1962. In 1970, Kendrick helped organize the Texas Wheat
Producers' Board for research and market development and was its first chairman. He was
appointed to the Great Plains Wheat, Inc. board in 1971 and served as its president,
Kennedy, John F.
Assassination collection, 1953-1964
Contains reports, printed material, and copy prints of photographs
relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Papers, 1930-2008 and undated
1 box (1 linear foot)
The Kent Family papers consists of correspondence, artifacts, photographs,
printed material, and three bibles relating to Mark Day, his family, and the
Andrew and Elizabeth Zumwalt Kent family and their descendants.
These papers relate to Andrew and Elizabeth Zumwalt
Kent, their family, and their descendants such as Bosman Clifton Kent. The
Kent family lived in Texas since the 1830s, when they purchased land as a
part of the Spanish/Mexican Empresario programs. Kent County, Texas, is
named for Andrew Kent, who served as a defender at the Alamo in 1836. Mark
Day, a retired prosecuting attorney in Brady, TX, and a number of his
relatives compiled this information.
Kent, Leona Gelin
Papers, 1984-1985 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)
Collection contains material pertaining to Leona Gelin Kents
activity with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra.
A civic leader, author, and antique dealer, Kent served as the Lubbock, Texas, director of
the U.S.O., executive director of the Lubbock, Texas Symphony Orchestra, and as director
of the Y.M.C.A. She was also the founder of a writers group in the late 1940s,
known as the South Plains Writers Association.
Kent, Leona Gelin
Includes correspondence, a literary production, printed material, and
scrapbook material. The collection bulks (1943-1971) with material on the Lubbock Symphony
A civic leader, author, and antique dealer, Kent served as the Lubbock, Texas, director of
the U.S.O., executive director of the Lubbock, Texas, Symphony Orchestra, and as director
of the Y.W.C.A. She was also the founder of a writer's group in the late 1940s known as
the South Plains Writers Association.
Kent, Leona Gelin
U.S.O (Lubbock ,Texas) Records, 1942-1946
Contains correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and printed material
related to the activities of the U.S.O./Lubbock Service Organization. Of particular
interest is the file entitled "Daily Doings, 1942-1945," which was a weekly
publication containing information on recreation activities for members of the Armed
Services of the United States.
Leona Gelin Kent was a Lubbock, Texas, civic leader, antique dealer, and author. She
served Lubbock as director of the U.S.O., executive director of the Lubbock Symphony
Orchestra, and as director of the Y.W.C.A.
Kent County, Texas
Collection, 1887-2002 and undated
3 small boxes (0.6 linear feet)
Collection of photocopies of
manuscripts on Adolphus Moreland, the Bilby Family, Pink Higgins, Wray and Van Pelt
Families, and publications on Boley and Matt Brown, Fowler and Kenady Families, George W.
Underwood, Goodall Family, Rodgers Family, and Kent County, Texas. All materials pertain to the history of Kent
Kent County, Texas was named after Andrew Kent, one of the 32 volunteers from Gonzales who
died at the Alamo. It was organized in 1892
after the Indians were driven off and the development of ranching. Jayton is the county seat. It business relies on agriculture and ranching.
Kent Mercantile Company (Kent County, Texas)
This collection is arranged by business divisions: Camp Kent
(1929-1960); Kent Cafe (1934-1967); Kent Mercantile Company (1925-1969); Kent Station
(1931-1969); Kent Wool Warehouse (1927-1957); Reynolds Land and Cattle Company
(1926-1956); and W. D. Reynolds Trust (1922-1945). The collection bulks with financial
materials and, to a lesser degree, correspondence and legal material. The records reflect
the impact of both the Depression years and World War II. Also included are photographs,
negatives, printed material, and scrapbook material.
The mercantile store was established in 1909 in Kent County, Texas, and, in 1925, the
store became a subsidiary of the Reynolds Land and Cattle Company of Fort Worth, Texas.
The company was expanded to handle food, clothing, hardware, automotive supplies, feed, a
motel, tourist camp, and a restaurant. In 1939, a wool warehouse was also added.
Kentucky Cattle Raising Company
1 microfilm reel (58 ft.) : negative
Consists of a letterpress book of the Two-Buckle Ranch describing
cattle, supplies, wages, and farming and ranching conditions.
The Kentucky Cattle Company, organized by the Tilford Brothers at Louisville, Kentucky in
1883, started the Two-Buckle Ranch in Blanco Canyon in 1884, with C. M. Tilford as
resident manager. At its peak, the ranch was stocked with nearly 14,000 head of cattle and
130 saddle horses and covered over 200 sections of land in Crosby County. The Panic of
1893 caused the Kentucky Cattle Company to go out of business and sell the entire herd.
Over the next several years, the ranch was leased and eventually parceled out to various
Kercheval, William Edward
1 small box (1 linear foot)
Contains a description written by Kercheval of life on the Philippine
Islands during the time of the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902).
The manuscript is written in longhand and the last two leaves contain
poetry. Also includes citation and discharge papers for W. E. Kercheval,
the first issue of The Slaton Baptist (1919) published in Slaton,
Texas, and a memorial plaque for Kercheval’s military service (1960s).
Kercheval served in the Philippines as a volunteer in the U.S. Army Infantry in 1900. He
was a member of the 31st U.S. Infantry stationed there after the Spanish-American War.
Kermit Chamber of Commerce (Texas)
1 microfilm reel (35 ft.) : negative
Consists of minutes of meetings of the Kermit, Texas, Chamber of
Commerce. Kermit is the county seat of Winkler County, Texas.
Kerrville Chamber of Commerce (Texas)
3 microfilm reels : negative
Contains minutes of meetings, scrapbooks, financial records, and printed
material concerning the Kerrville, Texas, Chamber of Commerce.
Kerrville is the county seat of Kerr County, Texas.
Papers, 1940-1947 and undated
1 wallet 90.1 linear feet)
Includes correspondence, certificates, a technical manual, special
orders, discharge papers, newsclippings, scrapbook material and a photograph relating to
Keyes' military service at Lubbock Army Air Field.
Robert Keyes, who was in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, was stationed at
Lubbock Army Air Field, the forerunner to Reese Air Force Base.
Papers, 1963-1976 and undated
1 box (1 linear foot)
Contains material pertaining to real estate investments around the Texas
Tech campus. Bulks (1963-1976) with general files pertaining to these properties.
A real estate investor, Kilgore invested in the Tech Village Apartments, the Varsity
Village Apartments, and the University Village Apartments of Lubbock, Texas, in 1963.
Killion, M. Dean
Contains information on the professional activities of Killion,
including correspondence, relating to the Fresno State and Texas Tech University bands,
various band clinics, and contests judged. Also includes considerable amounts of practice
music for various instruments, quizzes, other band curricula, scrapbook material, and
papers pertaining to organizations to which he belonged.
Killion was the director of the Texas Tech University band from 1959 to 1978. He directed
the Fresno State College band in California from 1941 to 1959.
Kimbell, Mrs. M. A.
Includes correspondence and postcards to Mrs. Kimbell from Private
William G. Kimbell during his service in the U.S. Army.
Kimbell was a resident of Whiteflat, Texas. Her son, William Guy Kimbell, served with
General Pershing's World War I American Expeditionary Force.
1 microfilm reel (16 ft.) : negative
Includes personal and business correspondence, family photographs, a map
of the Pilot Knob survey, legal documents, and miscellaneous newsclippings, poems, and
cures. All relate to the Kimbell family, their slaves, business transactions, and their
A rancher and prominent pioneer Texan, Mr. Kimbell brought his family and slaves from his
native North Carolina to Texas in 1838, and settled first in Cass County and later in Hunt
County, east of Greenville, Texas. He helped organize a rural church and served a term as
a tax assessor after the Civil War.
Kimble County Chamber of Commerce (Junction, Texas)
1 microfilm reel (25 ft.) : negative
Contains minutes of meetings and activities of the Kimble County Chamber
40 boxes (40 linear feet)
Is comprised of the legal files of retired attorney Jim Kimmel. The
files are numbered and alphabetized according to the clients name. Click here for further details.
Jim Kimmel was a lawyer in Lubbock, Texas who served the West Texas area. The office
address was 2223 34th Street. Some of Winston Brummetts legal files also
accompanied this collection.
Kinchen, Oscar Arvle
356 leaves; 1 microfilm reel (60 ft.): negative
The collection contains reprints of Kinchen's articles, materials
relating to his books, and manuscripts for Daredevils of the Confederate Army
Born in 1889 in Adamsville, Tennessee, Kinchen moved to Oklahoma at age 16. He received
B.A. and M.A. degrees at the University of Oklahoma, and his Ph.D. at the University of
Iowa. He married Lila Mae Albred in December 1942. He taught at Butler College, Oklahoma
City College and Olivet College before joining the history faculty at Texas Technological
College in 1929, where he remained until his retirement in 1964. Kinchen published several
books and numerous articles on Canada, the Southwest, and U.S.-Canadian relations during
the Civil War, and traveled and lectured widely. Kinchen died at age 94 in 1983.
King, B. W.
Includes correspondence, literary productions, and legal material
concerning B. W. King. Bulks with legal material pertaining to his law partnership and
court cases in Graham, and Young County, Texas.
King established a law partnership with C. E. Marshall in Graham, Texas.
King, C. R. (Clyde Richard)
3,792 leaves and 4 microfilm reels
(350 ft.): negative
Consists of literary productions and research files of Clyde Richard
King. An educator and author, King was born in Stephenville, Texas, and taught journalism
at the University of Texas.
King County, Texas
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)
Collection contains tax and census information from King County, Texas
such as owners of cattle brands, taxable property, and county population. King County is
located in the Panhandle of Texas. Guthrie is the county seat and the headquarters of the
Four Sixes (6666) Ranch. Click here
for further details.
King, Goldman Butler
Includes correspondence and legal and financial material pertaining to
the administration of the business, personal affairs, and estate of W. H. Stephens
(1869-1950) and his wife, Lilian Ada Stephens (1884-1961). The collection bulks
(1940-1961) with business and personal correspondence of G. B. King and Mr. and Mrs.
Stephens. Also includes a minute and general resolutions book (1919-1943) concerning the
Walls Pasture Company.
King, J. Carter Jr.
An attorney in Albany, Texas from the 1920s to the 1960s, King was also
secretary-treasurer of the Walls Pasture Company of Albany, Texas. The Walls Pasture
Company was involved in land sales and petroleum leases and operated from 1919-1943. W. H.
Stephens was president of the company.
Papers, 1927-1988 and undated
3 Boxes (2.5 linear feet)
The bulk of the collection consists of materials relating to J. Carter's
service on the Texas State Parks Board, his political activities and his insurance business. Additional material consists of legal and financial documents relating to the Shackelford County Abstract Company, the Fort Griffin Fandangle, and two folders relating to Edwin Dyess and the Dyess Air Force Base.
For further details click here:
J. Carter King Jr. was born in Dallas, Texas on December 29, 1911 and died January 16, 2002. He was elected mayor of Albany, Texas in 1942 but resigned to serve in the United States Army. Upon returning to Albany
after the war ended, he was re-elected as mayor. Additionally, he served as president of the Albany Independent School District Board of Trustees beginning in 1953, was appointed to the State Parks Board in 1957, served as president of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce, was named Top West
Texan in 1961 and owned both an insurance firm and the Shackelford County Abstract Company as well as being
involved in cattle ranching and oil-related business.
King, William and Raymond
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)
Consist of an autobiography on Raymond L. King and certificate of
appreciation for William A. King. William
Alpha King was a 1932 Texas Tech graduate; he
was one of the first students to enroll at Texas Technological College. He was active in agriculture for 25 years,
founding the Fort Worth and Ranch Clubs. His
brother Raymond L. King was a 1938 Texas Tech graduate.
He taught agriculture at Quitaque and Littlefield, Texas. He also served as an extension agent for several
local counties before taking a position with the Lubbock Cotton and Oil Company. Currently retired, he has been in the agriculture
business for over 50 years.
Kintz, George Morton
Consists almost entirely of printed materials and bulletins from the
U.S. Bureau of Mines and the Colorado Geological Survey related to industrial safety
topics. Kintz authored several of these. Includes a typed manuscript with penciled
revisions for another Kintz publication, and a number of mining photographs from Nevada
A mining engineer, Kintz was born March 18, 1897, in Roswell, Colorado, and attended
school in Denver. He graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1920 with a degree in
mining engineering. He began working for the Inspiration Copper Company of Arizona and
later worked for the U.S. Copper Company in Pinos Altos, New Mexico; Morton & Ryan
Petroleum in Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Batlin-Oil Shale in Elko, Nevada; the U.S. General
Land Office; and the U.S. Bureau of Mines. Kintz resided in Dallas, Texas, from 1937 to
1965. He authored numerous technical papers and government documents on safety practices
in the mining and petroleum industries.
Includes correspondence, financial material, legal material, literary
productions, and printed material. The collection bulks (1977) with a court transcript of
a legal hearing of the Texas Water Development Board on February 16-18, 1977, on weather
An attorney from Littlefield, Texas, Kirby represented Irving P. Krick, Inc. of Texas, a
California based weather modification company, in their legal fight to obtain a permit to
alter weather formations in West Texas.
Kirk, R. D.
1 box (0.5 linear foot)
Contains correspondence and financial
documents of land sales and collections with John L. Brock and R. D. Kirk (1907-1920) as
well as correspondence, reports, leases, contracts, and maps from Benonine Oil Company and
Badger Oil Company.
R. Dean Kirk was an
Amarillo, Texas businessman who became general manager of White and Kirk Company in 1908. Along with his department store he had interests
in oil companies and real estate development.
Kirkpatrick, J. R.
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)
Includes the literary production, "Black Cowboy Charley
Glass," written by Kirkpatrick.
Includes correspondence, printed material, legal material, and
photographs related to the historical preservation of parks. Also includes newsclippings
of Gordon Baxter's column.
Kitchen was a landscape architecture and park administration professor at Texas Tech
University. He was born in 1931 in Port Neches, Texas. He received the 1983 Diamond award
from the Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute. A member of the Texas State
Nature Conservancy board of trustees, he founded the National River and Waterfront
Association. Kitchen died in 1990 at Lubbock, Texas.
Kitchens, Francis M.
Includes photocopies of an 1876 (typed) letter to John N. Thompson and
an undated, handwritten biographical sketch.
A Civil War veteran and Texas pioneer, Kitchens was born January 8, 1833, in Hall County,
Georgia. He married Jamima Robertson in June 1854. He served in the 18th Georgia Regiment
during the Civil War, and afterwards moved to Marion County, Arkansas. He arrived in
Menard, Texas, in 1873, and opened a sawmill. Later, the Kitchens family established the
Irrigation and Manufacturing Company. The family also started a rural school and helped to
organize the First Baptist Church of Menard in 1879. Kitchens died June 22, 1896.
Klattenhoff, William J.
Papers, 1887-1979 and undated
12 boxes, 5 scrapbooks and 8 ledgers (15.0 linear feet)
Includes business and personal correspondence, legal and financial
materials, scrapbook materials, and printed materials pertaining to the business,
political, religious, and personal activities of William J. Klattenhoff, his father, M. F.
Klattenhoff, Clara Klattenhoff Hayes and other family members. The correspondence pertains to land colonization,
agribusiness activities, and William J. Klattenhoff's activities in the Republican Party.
Of particular interest are the records of the Posey, Littlefield, Lazbuddie Parish of the
Lutheran Church (1927-1972) and the wartime correspondence of Ben C. Klattenhoff
(1942-1945), who served in the Pacific during World War II. See also their
microfilm records. For further details, click here:
An early Lubbock County, Texas, settler, farmer, landowner, and civic and political
leader, Klattenhoff was born in 1899 in Taylor County, Texas. He was the son of M. F.
(Magnus Friedrich) Klattenhoff, a German immigrant farmer and store owner active in land colonization in
Texas and Mexico. He came to West Texas with his family in 1911, settling on a farm three
miles east of Slaton, Texas. William J. Klattenhoff was active in the Republican Party, the Lutheran
Church, land settlement, and farming activities. He died in 1979.
Klattenhoff, William J.
Papers, 1900-1977 and undated
5 boxes (5.0 linear feet)
Includes business and
personal correspondence, legal and financial materials, scrapbook materials,
and printed materials pertaining to the business, political, religious, and
personal activities of William J. Klattenhoff, his father, M. F. Klattenhoff,
and other family members. Much of the correspondence pertains to
arrangements for agricultural leases of pasture and cultivated land. Of
particular interest are details of Klattenhoff’s day to day farming
activities during World War II as described in letters written to Ben C.
Klattenhoff (1942-1945), who served in the Pacific. For further
details click here:
An early Lubbock County,
Texas, settler, farmer, landowner, and civic and political leader,
Klattenhoff was born in 1899 in Taylor,
Williamson County, Texas to M.
F. and Lina Pfluger Klattenhoff. In 1883, at the age of 16, M. F.
Klattenhoff came to the United States from Germany. He later left his store
in Williamson County and brought his family to West Texas in 1911, settling
on a farm three miles east of Slaton, Texas. William, a long-time Rural
Letter Carrier, was active in the Republican Party, the Lutheran Church,
land settlement, and farming activities. He died in 1979.
Kline, Alexander S.
Papers, 1925-1980 and undated
2 boxes (2 linear feet)
The papers contain newspaper clippings, pamphlets,
handwritten notes, and other materials related to his lectures on various topics
such as the Jewish religion and culture, its comparison with other religions,
An art historian and Rabbi, Kline was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1903. He emigrated to
the United States in 1921 to study art history at the University of Cincinnati, and was
ordained as a Rabbi in 1933. He received his Doctor of Divinity from the Hebrew Union
College in 1958. Kline was the Rabbi at Congregation Shaareth Israel in Lubbock from 1960
to 1980. He was known for his art lectures at the Museum of Texas Tech University. He and
his wife, Eleanore, had two children. Kline died on March 29, 1982.
KMAC-TV (Lubbock, Texas)
17 boxes (17 linear feet)
Consists of news scripts dated 1974-1978. KMAC-TV is one of
Lubbocks affiliated television stations. It has a contract with the ABC network.
Bulks with literary productions, both manuscripts and printed documents,
dealing with agricultural topics. Also bulks with correspondence reflecting Knapp's work
with universities and agricultural extensions, plus minor amounts of legal material,
photographs, diaries, and scrapbook material.
An agriculturalist and educator, Knapp was born at Vinton, Iowa, on December 24, 1870. He
was the son of Seaman Asahel Knapp, who was also a noted agricultural expert. Bradford
Knapp attended Iowa Agricultural College and the University of Michigan. He was appointed
a special assistant in the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1909. In 1914, he was made
Chief of the Office of Extension Work for the Southern States. He served as both the
director of the state experiment station of Arkansas and Dean of the College of
Agriculture at the University of Arkansas; as President of Oklahoma A&M College; as
President of Alabama Polytechnic Institute at Auburn; and as Vice-President of the
Southern Agricultural Workers. Knapp became president of Texas Technological College in
1932 and held that position until his death on June 11, 1938.
Knapp, Seaman Asahel
Includes correspondence, financial and legal
materials, charts, maps and graphs, photographs, printed material, newsclippings, literary
productions, and scrapbooks pertaining to agriculturalist, Seaman A. Knapp. The collection
bulks (1892-1912) with correspondence, including letters from William Howard Taft and
Booker T. Washington, and printed material and literary productions concerning early 20th
century agriculture. For further details, click here:
Knapp was born in 1833 in New York, and attended Poultney Academy and
Union College (1856). He taught at Fort Edward Institute and later founded the Ripley
Female College in Poultney, Vermont (1863). In 1866, he moved to Iowa to farm. In 1879,
Knapp was appointed Professor of Practical and Experimental Agriculture at Iowa State
Agricultural College and held this post until 1885 when he moved to Louisiana. There he
became active in rice farming and served as the first president of the Rice Grower's
Association. In 1897, he began working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, taking
charge of the Demonstration farms in the South, and was active in the formation of the
Agricultural Extension Service. Knapp married Maria Hotchkiss in 1856 and they had three
sons and two daughters. One son, Bradford, served as president of Texas Technological
College from 1932-1938. Seaman Knapp died in 1911.
Includes printed material, legal material, and financial material
concerning a dam project in Coke County, Texas. Bulks (1925-1935) with correspondence
pertaining to Knierim's efforts to promote the dam project. Also includes miscellaneous
literary productions by Knierim's daughter.
A civic leader and resident of Bronte, Texas, Knierim was active in irrigation projects in
Coke County, Texas. In 1918, he organized the Colorado Valley Irrigation Association,
serving as vice-president, which promoted a dam project for Coke County. In 1935, the
Upper Colorado River Authority was established and the dam project, approved in 1947, led
to the development of the E. V. Spence Reservoir near Robert Lee, Coke County, Texas.
Family papers, 1877-1965
Includes correspondence, printed material, and financial and legal
material. The collection bulks (1889-1950) with correspondence [including postcards],
photographs, and scrapbook material concerning the Cecil Knight family of Brownwood,
Texas. Of particular interest are photographs of family, residences, and buildings of late
nineteenth and early twentieth century Brownwood, Texas, including interior and exterior
photographs of a flour mill.
The Knights were early residents of Brownwood, Brown County, Texas. Family members
included Sally and Gertrude Knight.
Knight, Joseph F.
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)
Files of news clippings, correspondence, drawings, early records, and manuscript concerning Joseph F. Knight a
Medal of Honor recipient on January 1, 1891.
Joseph F. Knight
was a Sergeant in the U. S. Calvary from 1883-1891 serving with Troop F, 6th
Regiment. He received his medal for bravery
at White River, South Dakota on May 1, 1891. He
was born on November 23,
1863 and died May 24, 1940.
The City of Lubbock hosted a ceremony at the Lubbock Cemetery on Memorial Day in
May 1989 to honor Knight as well as Herman C. Wallace, another medal-of-honor recipient. Headstones were provided for their gravesites.
Papers, 1913-1996 and undated
3 boxes (3 linear feet)
The collection consists of family and
genealogical records, financial records, government interaction records, KMF
dispersal, legal documents, and miscellaneous printed and oversized
materials relating to the history of Knowlton Creamery and its attendant
Jim Knowlton graduated from Texas Technological College in 1960 and took
over operation of the Knowlton Dairy. Jim Knowlton's grandfather Ed
Knowlton, whose father was a trail driver named Rufus Knowlton, founded the
Knowlton creamery in 1908 with twenty cows he had bought on credit. At the
time Jim started, there were 100 head of cattle and sixty milkers, a number
which he increased to 600 head of cattle with 300 in the milking herd by
1966. Lloyd Knowlton, Jim's father, also worked for the family business and
owned much of the land Jim leased in order to increase the size of the
Koehler, Walter H.
1 oversized box (2 linear foot)
Collection of miscellaneous newspaper
articles pertaining to World War I from supplement of Chicago Daily News, Uncensored Raw War In
Pictures (1934). Few articles date to
1941 and some undated. The newspapers were
photocopied for safekeeping.
Walter H. Koehler is a patron of the University Library.
World War I had a dramatic impact upon the United States when they entered
the war in the 1910s. It ended with the
defeat of the German Empire.
Koockville Store (Mason, Texas)
25 microfilm reels : negative
Contains financial material, legal material, and journals for Koock and
others in the community. Also includes daily journals relating to a mercantile store at
Fort McKavett, Texas.
William Koock was born in Germany in 1838, emigrated to Texas as a child and, in late 1865
or early 1866, started a mercantile store about 2 miles west of Mason, Texas. This
establishment, called Koockville Store, maintained a thriving business in the livestock
era of the 1870s and 1880s. After Koock was killed in 1890, his wife, Ninna, operated the
Kovnar, Murray R.
5 items, ca. 1,051 leaves
The collection consists of five bound volumes containing transcripts and
correspondence pertaining to Dr. Kovnar's tenure review in 1965.
A psychologist and educator, Kovnar was born in 1912, and served as a clinical
psychologist in the Texas Tech University Department of Psychology from 1961-1971. He was
president of the Lubbock County Mental Health Association and a member of the Texas State
Board of Examiners of Psychologists. In 1965, Kovnar underwent a tenure review. He died in
1971 at Lubbock, Texas.
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)
A short manuscript: August 1999 article by Tai Kreidler, Ph.D.,
"From Sandlot to Stadium: A Look at
Lubbock Sports History" which appeared in the Lubbock Avlanche-Journal.
Dr. Tai Kreidler is a historian and archivist at Texas Tech University. He is currently Assistant Dean at the Southwest
Collection/ Special Collections Library. A
native of Wichita Falls, Texas, Dr. Kreidler has been associated with the Southwest
Collection for many years. His article on
sports is one of a series appearing the Lubbock newspaper concerning the history of
Lubbock and the South Plains.
Krieger, Alex Dony
Papers, ca. 1955
Consists of the English language typescript of Krieger's dissertation, Un
Nuevo Estudio de la Ruta Seguida por Cabeza de Vaca, or A New Study of Cabeza de
Vaca's Route Across North America.
A research archaeologist for the University of Texas at Austin, Krieger earned his Ph.D.
from the University of New Mexico in 1955.
KRLD Radio Station (Dallas, Texas)
Sheet Music Collection, 1906-1961
89 linear feet
The collection consists of sheet music and orchestral scores of various
types of music including classical, religious, hillbilly, dance, and popular tunes. This
vast collection also includes a detailed index (8-drawer file cabinet) that contains
biographical data for each score.
The materials were donated to the Southwest Collection by KRLD Radio Station in Dallas,
Texas. For each recording played on the air waves, a copy of its score was required to be
on file in radio stations for compliance to publication and royalty laws. Once ASCAP
issued licenses to collect the appropriate royalties, radio stations were able to abandon
the practice of compiling sheet music.
KSEL Radio (Lubbock, Texas)
11 boxes (10.3 linear feet)
Collection represents the business and broadcast functions of the
radio station. They are split into two
sections: business and broadcast records. Among the business records are invoices and
purchase vouchers, promotional campaign materials, cancelled checks, check registers, time
cards, advertising sale spots, advertising scripts. The
broadcast records include station logs, BMI logs for tracking broadcast royalties,
listener letters to request shows, pubic service scripts announcements, teletype
transcripts of the Lubbock Hubbers baseball games.
Ku Klux Klan (Amarillo, Texas)
Records, 1921-1925 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)
Collection of Ku Klux Klan printed
material and financial material such as membership rosters, by-laws, funeral services
booklet, Klode Kard, and oath of allegiance of the Amarillo, Texas area. For
further details, click here:
The Ku Klux Klan is a white separatist organization in America that supports racism. They rose from the ashes of the post Civil War to
spread their hatred towards minorities. At
one time they were a highly active group with a membership over the thousands. Over the years they have declined in numbers but
still practice their separatist movement throughout the United States.
1 wallet (0.1
Collection is a photocopied
set of personal papers of Daniel Kutch, which include correspondence, hand
notes, legal documents, and
financial documents such as promissory notes and expenses. Daniel Kutch
was the patriarch of a nineteenth-century pioneer family in Parker County,
Texas, which was created in 1855. The county seat of Parker is Weatherford.
Its economy relies on agribusiness, various manufacturing, and education.