Photograph Collection, 1890-1945
53 copy prints
Consists of photographs of family photos of the Robert Nabours family from 1890-1945.
Paul Nabours was born in Cameron, Texas, in September, 1930. He began farming and ranching in Milam County in 1950. Nabours also worked as a sales representative for Lealy Southwest, an agricultural equipment company. He developed an interest in family history and has preserved records of the Nabours and House families.
Nail, Robert E.
Photograph Collection, 1890-1985
183 copy prints
Consists of photographs of the people, businesses, and activities in Shackelford County, Texas (1890-1985). These include photos of the Fort Griffin Fandangle, "The Cattle Russlin Warning" (1950); Texas Cattle Trail marker in Albany, Texas (1950); Pioneer Parade of Albany (1940-1955); a calliope; beauty contestants; the petroleum industry in Moran, Texas; a World War II scrap metal drive; a theatrical production; and a snake woman in Albany, Texas.
A playwright from Albany, Texas, Nail wrote and directed the Fort Griffin Fandangle. This musical, designed for performance on an outdoor stage, tells the early history of Shackelford County, Texas. Nail died in November 1968, but the show is still performed annually using cast members from the Albany area.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Photograph Collection, 1960-1984
Consists of photographs of astronauts, spacecraft, and equipment used by NASA (1960-1984).
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is a federal agency founded in 1958 to coordinate United States Programs in space. NASA placed men on the moon in July 1969 and is continuing exploration through the space shuttle program.
National Cowboy Symposium
Photograph Collection, 2004
924 color prints, 950 negatives, and 27 strips
Images are from the 2004 Lubbock, Texas, symposium from photographers Josie Smith, Lionel Chambers, Dr. Glenn Blogdgett, Buster McLaury and Bob Moorhouse.
Photograph Collection, ca. 1920
4 sepia photo prints
SWCPC 574 E2
This collection consists of four tent show images. Jim Neal is the Copy Editor for the San Diego Union-Tribune. His parents, Ed and Iva Rue Neal were tent show actors in the 1920s. Mr. Neal moonlights as an actor and has appeared in several stage productions.
Photograph Collection, 1920-1940
1 B/W photo print
Collection consists of one image of R. Ed Neal a performer on the tent show circuit. Jim Neal is the son of R. Ed Neal and lives in San Diego, California.
Photograph Collection, 1860-1929
12 B/W photo prints; 12 B/W photo negatives
Includes images of individuals and group portraits of the Neel family, Erath County, Texas from 1860 to 1929. Bulks with family portraits.
Photograph Collection, ca. 1850-1880
2 sepia photo prints and 2 B/W tin types
SWCPC 668 E1
This collection consists of four family images. Of particular interest are the two tintypes of the Cunningham family members.
Sue Neel is a relative of the Masterson family, whose records are permanently housed in the Southwest Collection.
Photograph Collection, 1870-1900
23 copy prints, 24 copy negatives
SWCPC 280 E2
Consists of photographs of American Indians (1870-1900).
Margi Lee Negri, a descendant of Cherokee Indians, has collected extensive information and photographs concerning western Indian tribes. She is a native of Lubbock, Texas,
Photograph Collection, undated
49 color negatives
SWCPC 759 E1
Negatives images of old maps detailing New Spain before it became Mexico.
New Spain, 1521-1810, originally consisted of the territory from Veracruz to present day Mexico City. As the period progressed, areas north formed different states, e.g. Nueva Galicia. Generally, New Spain included the areas known today as Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico.
Photograph Collection, 1893-1931 and undated
19 negatives and 19 B/W copy prints
This collection consists of hunting, building structures, individuals, and groups of people, rodeoing, and ranching. Carol Newberry is a native of Abilene, Texas and has done geneological and historical research on the surrounding communities of Abilene. Some of her work has concentrated on Belle Plaine, Texas.
Photograph Collection, 1910-1940
14 copy prints
SWCPC 356 E1
Contains boyhood photos of Bob Wills and photos of early bands known as Hoyle Nix and His West Texas Cowboys plus Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.
Hoyle Nix and his West Texas Cowboys began playing western swing music in Big Spring, Texas, in 1946. He owned a dance club in Big Spring and toured Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and New Mexico until his death in 1985.
Photograph Collection, 1912-1914
3 B/W copy prints and 3 negatives
Includes photographs of groups of people and the interior of a telephone exchange. Nocona, located in Montague County, is in north central Texas. The economic basis of the town is boot making, manufacturing of athletic goods, and hospital services.
Photograph Collection, 1870-1918
83 copy prints
Consists of photographs of the Noelke family and the W. A. Hadden family (1870-1918) and bulks with photographs of family and ranching activities (1905-1915). The collection also contains a photograph of the Nimitz family (undated).
In 1846, Ferdinand Noelke arrived in Texas from Hacher, Germany. During the Civil War, he served in Terry's Rangers. In 1872, Noelke married Alice Blackwell and began ranching. By 1891, the family had settled in Irion County, Texas, where their sons established prominent sheep and goat raising operations. Members of the Noelke family still raise sheep, goats and cattle in the area where Ferdinand settled.
Photograph Collection, 1915-1935
29 copy prints
Consists of photographs of the Texas oil industry and early boom towns (1920-1935). These include photos of railroad cars shipping oil (undated); a mounted "Petroleum Patrolman" of the Texas National Guard returning from inspection of 1600 oil wells under martial law in East Texas (undated); "18 gallons of fire water going to jail for being caught in a Ford Coupe" (ca. 1920); the first Home Economics class, Odessa, Texas (ca. 1920); and the Odessa Fire Department putting out a fire (undated).
Professional photographer Jack Nolan came to Odessa, Texas, from Seattle, Washington, during the oil boom of the 1920s. He opened a studio in Odessa, specializing in photographs of oil and utility company operations. In 1936, Nolan established the first daily newspaper, the Odessa Daily Bulletin.
North Overton Renewal Project
Photograph Collection, undated
SWCPC 855 E1
Photos of North Overton Neighborhood, slated for destruction in Lubbock, Texas, from 4th and Broadway streets on the north and south to University Ave. and Avenue Q on the west and east.
Norton, Rube H.
Photograph collection, 1902-1966
17 copy prints
Consists of photographs of the Rube H. Norton family of Hereford, Texas (1902-1966), and bulks with dwellings, farms, and family activities (1902-1966).
Rube H. Norton brought his family to Deaf Smith County, Texas, from Stephens County in 1898, and settled on a cattle ranch northwest of Hereford, Texas. Rube's son, Ezra, continued the ranching business and operated the Norton Motor Company in Hereford from 1925-1941.
Nunn, J. Lindsay
Photograph collection, 1900-1930
7 B/W copy prints, 14 B/W copy negatives
Consists of photographs of Borger, Amarillo, Perryton, Pampa, and Wittenberg, Texas (1900-1935), and bulks with town scenes (ca. 1920-1935). These include photographs of dust storms in Perryton, Texas (ca. 1935) and Pampa, Texas (undated); Polk Street in Amarillo, Texas (ca. 1900); drilling for oil in Main Street in Wittenberg, Texas (undated); and street scenes in Borger, Texas (undated).
J. Lindsay Nunn came to Amarillo, Texas, from Kentucky in 1904. Beginning with the Amarillo Daily News, he became the publisher of 26 newspapers. Nunn also owned radio stations, telephone and electric utility companies, and was a leading breeder of Hereford cattle. He died in October 1995.