Daffern, Albert
Photograph Collection, 1910
65 copy negatives

Consists of negatives of ranch work and family life on the Matador Ranch (1910). Albert Daffern worked as a wrangler and cowboy for the Matador Division of the Matador Land and Cattle Company during the early 1900s. L. J. (Charlie) Fullingham served as camp manager on one of the division's line camps.

Daingerfield, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1913-1970
7 copy prints

Consists of photographs of Daingerfield, Texas (1913-1970), and includes photographs of the Old Hughes Furnace (undated) and of Governor Colquitt's mansion (ca. 1900).

Daingerfield, Texas, in south central Morris County, was first settled in 1840. Since 1876, the town has served as county seat to this agricultural, timber, and mining area of northeast Texas.

Dallam County, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1898-1935
23 copy prints, 33 copy negatives

Consists of photographs of Dallam County, Texas, 1898-1935.

Dallas, Jim
Photograph Collection, 1940
5 copy prints, 417 photo prints

Consists of people, places, and events in Lubbock, Texas in the 1940s. Jim Dallas owned a photography studio in Lubbock, Texas, from the 1940s through the 1960s. His work concentrated on studio portraits, but included some cityscapes and copies of historical photographs.

Dallas, Jim, Studio
Photograph Collection, ca. 1950s
1 B/W oversized print
SWCPC 435 (E) E1

Photo of Braniff International Airways Plane at the Lubbock International Airport. Former Lubbock photographer who donated entire print collection to the SWC. This collection contains 162,994 leaves. Jim Dallas owned a photography studio in Lubbock, Texas from the 1940s through the 1960s. His work concentrated on studio portraits, but included some cityscapes and copies of historical photographs.

Daughters of the Pioneers
Photograph Collection, undated
1 B/W photo print
SWCPC 677 E1

This collection consists of a single group photo of the Daughters of the Pioneers in Lubbock, Texas. The Daughters of the Pioneers was organized December 1, 1960. It is a social organization made up of the descendants of the pioneers of the city of Lubbock, Texas, and the South Plains.

Davis Mountains (Texas)
Photograph Collection, 1927
20 copy prints

Consists of photographs of the Davis Mountains, the Indian Lodge in Davis Mountain State Park (1927), and the McDonald Observatory (undated).

The Davis Mountains lie in the region of West Texas between the Pecos River and the Rio Grande in Jeff Davis County and are characterized by high volcanic peaks. For many years the mountains were home to the Mescalero Apaches until their defeat in the early 1880s. In 1934, the creation of Davis Mountain State Park made this scenic area a popular vacation spot.

Davis, A. B., Jr.
Photograph Collection, 1939-1940 and undated
141 B/W photo prints and 200 B/W negatives
SWCPC 699 E1

This collection consists of photos and negatives taken around 1940. Some are of the oil industry, but most are of Texas Tech athletes and Lubbock beauty pageant contestants.

A. B. Davis, Jr., son of former Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Manager, A. B. Davis, was a professional photographer who specialized in the West Texas oil industry and recording events for Texas Tech.

Davis, Linda
Photograph Collection, 1999
2 color prints

Portraits of Linda and her husband Les at their ranch in New Mexico. Mrs. Davis grew up in the ranch country east of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Cimarron. Her family and that of her husband, Les Davis, had ranched in the area for a few generations. She is actively involved in operating the ranch as well as supporting various organizations related to ranching and New Mexico history. She is a Golden Spur Award recipient, following in the footsteps of her father, who was the first recipient.

Davis, Roy Bennett
Photograph Collection, 1967
7 copy prints
SWCPC 196 E4

Consists of photographs of Roy B. Davis,
Progressive Farmer's Man of the Year (1967).

Born in McGregor, Texas, in 1900, Roy B. Davis moved to Lubbock with his family in 1921. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1927 and, over the next ten years, was a county agricultural agent in Gaines, Terry, and Hale counties. In 1943, Davis became general manager of the Plains Cooperative Oil Mill in Lubbock, in which position he served until his retirement in 1971.

Davis, Tommie
Postcard Collection, 1950-1960
4 postcards
SWCPC 167 (A) E2

Consists of picture postcards of an aerial view of Texas Tech University and the "Carol of Lights" ceremony.

Davis, Tommie
Photograph Collection, undated
203 B/W prints and 202 negatives
SWCPC 896 E1

Contains some family photographs, WWII-era photographs that belonged to J. T. Davis, and some of the 1940s wheat harvest.

Dawson County, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1903-1920
46 copy prints, 48 copy negatives

Consists of photographs of people and places in Dawson County, Texas (1903-1920), and includes pictures of a schoolhouse fire in Lamesa (1920) and the laying of track for the railroad (1910).

De la Garza Family
Photograph Collection, 1895-1969
42 copy prints

Contains de la Garza family photographs from 1900-1905. The collection also includes the first car wreck in Del Rio (ca. 1907); blueprints of Brown Plaza (ca. 1969); the Brown Plaza historical marker (1970); the "Christmas Honey Cake Legend" (undated); quit-claim deed documents (ca. 1925); a funeral announcement/invitation [in Spanish] (ca. 1929); and the first Mexican-American woman to serve on a jury (ca. 1955).

The families of Florencio de la Garza and his son Jose have been prominent in civic affairs in Del Rio, Texas, throughout the twentieth century.

Deaf Smith County, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1898-1972
426 copy prints

This artificial collection of photographs from Deaf Smith County, Texas (1898-1972) bulks with photographs of Hereford street scenes and businesses (1900-1915). It also contains photographs of an excursion train (undated) and a tank baptism.

Deaf Smith County, in the Texas Panhandle, was organized in 1876; and the city of Hereford serves as the county seat. Located on the Santa Fe Railroad near the original headquarters of the XIT ranch, Hereford is a shipping center for local stock raisers.

Delaney, Harry
Photograph Collection, 1938-1972 and undated
6 B/W photo prints
SWCPC 731 E1

This collection consists of images of various groups of Kiwanis Club members. Harry Delaney was an active member of the Kiwanis Club in Lubbock, Texas.

DeLoach, William Green
Photograph Collection, 1909-1965
20 copy prints

Consists of photographs of the DeLoach family and their activities in Lamb County, Texas (1909-1965). The DeLoach family moved from Oklahoma to Crosby County, Texas, in 1913 and, in 1925, moved to Lamb County, where they farmed. For fifty years DeLoach kept a daily diary that documented the development of West Texas from the horse and buggy days to the space age.

Desdemona, Texas
Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1966
1 photo, 91 copy prints, 106 copy negatives
SWCPC 43 E1-E8

The collection consists of photographs of Desdemona, Texas, and bulks with photographs of the oil boom in Desdemona (ca. 1920). It also includes a tank baptism and an unidentified peanut farm in Eastland County, Texas.

Located in southeastern Eastland County, Desdemona was originally settled in 1860. In September 1918, the Joe Duke discovery well created an oil boom that saw Desdemona covered with a sea of oil rigs--the Desdemona field was drilled by numerous small operators. Crowded conditions led to increased lawlessness and by 1920, the Texas Rangers had to intervene to re-establish order. Oil production quickly peaked at 7,375,825 barrels in 1919. Images in this collection have been digitized and are listed [
here] and viewable [here].

Dickens County, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1890-1968
55 copy prints

This artificial collection consists of photographs of Dickens County, Texas (1890-1968), and bulks with photographs of Spur, Texas (1890-1910). It also includes a photo of the historical marker erected by the state of Texas in 1935 at a site known as Anderson's Fort or the Soldier's Mound .

Dillard, Bryan B.
Photograph Collection, 1889-1909
22 copy prints
SWCPC 57 (U) E5

Consists of photographs of Lubbock, Texas (1889-1909), and bulks with photographs of houses, businesses, and farm scenes (1889-1909).

Bryan B. Dillard, son of newspaper owner J. J. Dillard, was born in August 1903 in Lubbock, Texas. In 1928, he married Baybell Stovall. Dillard became an attorney and later entered partnership with his father in the law firm of Dillard and Dillard.

Dillard, J. J.
Photograph Collection, undated
1 B/W print and 1 B/W negative
SWCPC 766 E1

Photo of the J. J. Dillard family featuring Ada and J. J., who helped establish the
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, a car dealership, and was known as a pious layman.

Dimmitt, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1893-1934
41 copy prints

Consists of photographs of people and places in Dimmitt, Texas (1893-1934), and contains photographs of the Castro County Courthouse (1906), the first header used for harvesting wheat in the Panhandle (1909), and a dust storm (1934).

Dingus, Rick
Photograph Collection, 1994
38 B/W photo prints; 4 color photo prints
SWCPC 565 E1

Collection contains photographs of Post, Texas, taken by students of Rick Dingus in the spring of 1994. Images include architecture, people, and landscapes near Post. Bulks with landscape images. Rick Dingus is Associate Professor in the Art Department of Texas Tech University.

Dixon Creek Ranch
Photograph Collection, 1962
19 color slides
SWCPC 716 E1

This collection consists of images of burned areas on the Dixon Creek Ranch. Dixon Creek flows into the Canadian River. The Dixon Creek Ranch is located in Carson County, Texas. The Ranch itself is a division of the 6666 (Four Sixes) Ranch.

Dominguez, Tirso
Photograph Collection, 1924-1986
39 B/W copy prints; 38 B/W copy negatives

Comprised of images of the Slaton, Texas, Mexican-American community during the mid-1920s. Includes automobiles, people, buildings, baseball players, September 16th Fiesta celebration, parade, and locomotive derailment. Bulks with Fiesta celebration photographs.

Donathon, Bernice
Photograph Collection, 1910-1950
90 copy prints, 91 copy negatives
SWCPC 370 E2

Consists of photographs of Dell City (1910-1950). Bernice Donathon and her husband, Ardell, moved to Hudspeth County, Texas, in 1948 to raise cotton on the newly irrigated lands. They helped found the town of Dell City and were prominent in community affairs.

Donley County, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1918-1920
3 copy prints

Consists of photographs of Donley County, Texas (1918-1920). It also includes a photo of the Clarendon College football team (1918).

Double T and Lubbock Hubbers Baseball Club
Photograph Collection, undated
17 prints
SWCPC 857 E1

Photo of an old Double T plus the Lubbock Hubbers baseball team individual portraits and team bus.

Duffy, Susan
Postcard Collection, 1843-1917
12 postcards
SWCPC 167 (D) E3

Consists of picture postcards of historic personalities of the "Old West" (1843-1917).

Dubois, Marit J.
Photograph Collection, 1892-1953 and undated
434 photo and copy prints, contact sheets and postcard prints

This collection consists of photographs relating to pictures of individuals, geographical locations in U.S.A. and Europe, aerial views, building structures, military installations and activities from WWI to 1950s, and a Civil War veteran.

Merit J. Dubois is employed as a librarian at Lubbock City/County Library her family is from Childress, Texas. Hand-written note on back of picture states that Arlie, Texas, was named for Arlington Griffith Weddington.

Duggan, Maryann
Photograph Collection, 1999
1 color print
SWCPC 762 E1

Portrait of Maryann Duggan. Mrs. Duggan is the daughter of Mary Gladys (Norton) and Campbell Jackson Duggan. The Duggan family has been in the Lubbock area for many years. She is the author of a genealogy book on her family.

Duggan, Maryann
Photograph Collection, undated
785 prints, 34 negatives and 2 slides
SWCPC 864 E4

Includes family photos of the Duggan, Norton and McGowan families from the 1920s through 1990s plus 1940s postcards and vacation pictures from Mexico and Galveston.

Dulin, Buford
Photograph Collection, 1940
10 copy prints
SWCPC 320 E1

Consists of people and places in El Paso County, Texas (ca. 1940), and bulks with photographs of the 7th and 8th Cavalry at Fort Bliss (ca. 1940). Buford Dulin came to Denver City, Texas, with the oil boom in the 1930s and opened a gasoline service station. He was stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, during World War II.

Dyches, Joe A.
Photograph Collection, 1894-1970 and undated
499 B/W photo prints

Includes family photographs, military personnel, and buildings. A rancher and Texas Ranger, Dyches was an early settler (1905) in San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas. He was also involved in horse-raising. His son Bill operated a riding stable near San Angelo. Josiah Dyches was his grandfather, and Gertrude Dyches was his sister.

Dyches, Mae
Photograph Collection, 1881-1940
112 copy prints

Consists of photographs of the Dyches Family (primarily portraits), of San Angelo, Texas (1881-1940). It also contains a photograph of San Angelo's first jail (undated); San Angelo business establishments (undated); Hill Dry Goods Store, Granger, Texas (undated); and the Ostrander Ranch (undated).

Joe A. Dyches moved to Tom Green County, Texas, in 1905, where he raised horses and cattle and, for a time, served as a Texas Ranger. After Dyches's death in 1970, the family remained in the San Angelo area, where his son managed a riding stable.

Dyess Air Force Base (Abilene, Texas)
Photograph Collection, 1941-1970
51 copy prints

This artificial collection consists of photographs of Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene, Texas, during and following World War II (1941-1970). Enclosed photocopies of local news articles provide information on the collection, which bulks with photos of military facilities and activities (1941-1953). It also contains photographs of Colonel Charles E. (Chuck) Yeager (1948) and an ice house with delivery trucks in front (vehicles, ca. 1920).

Dyess Air Force Base, established in 1956 at Abilene, Texas, is an operations center for the Strategic Air Command. It is located on the site of Camp Berkley and Tye Army Airfield, a World War II training facility. Early pilots trained in the P-47 fighter; and, since 1956, B-47, B-52, and B-1B bombers, C-130 transports, and KC5 tankers have been used extensively.