Odessa, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1948-1972
8 copy prints

Consists of photographs of people and events in Odessa, Texas (1948-1972), and includes prints of an oil show (1950) and a covered wagon in parade (1970).

Oil and Gas Industry
Photograph Collection, 1901-1948 and undated
16 B/W negatives
SWCPC 349 E5-E6

This collection consists of images of a torpedo drilling unit and oil wells. This is an artificial collection that contains images related to the oil industry that are unidentified. Texas’ storied oil industry began with Luis de Moscoso. A survivor of the DeSoto expedition, Moscoso reported oil floating on the water in July 1543. In the 19th century, oil wells developed sporadically. The first significant economic discovery came in Navarro County near Corsicana.

Oil and Gas Industry (Texas)
Photograph Collection, 1931-1932
28 copy prints

This is an artificial collection of photographs of the oil and gas industry (1931-1932 and undated), which bulks with photographs of Kilgore and Refugio, Texas, during the "boom" years (1931). It also features views of the Rio Grande flood in Eagle Pass, Texas (1932).

Photograph Collection, 1930-1982
1 color photo print
SWCPC 339 E1-E2

Collection contains images of Bruce Womble dressed as a cowboy in Clinton, Oklahoma, and the Evans Bank building in Addington, Oklahoma. Roy Womble was a Southern Baptist preacher in Texas, and in Oklahoma, where he was born. H. A. Jackson was an oilfield mechanic.

Old Gray Mare Band (Brownwood, Texas)
Photograph Collection, 1920
2 copy prints

Consists of photographs of the 142nd Infantry Band, known as the "Old Gray Mare Band." This was the official band of Texas Governor, Pat Neff, who is shown standing with his daughter on the bandstand.

Wright Armstrong organized a municipal band in 1921 which soon became part of the Texas National Guard as the 142nd Infantry Band. Within a year, it was named the official band of Texas by Governor Pat Neff. The band was known as the "Old Gray Mare Band" because of its mascot, a twenty-year-old mare named Sara.

Oldham County, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1870-1910
26 photos

Consists of early photographs of people and places in Tascosa and Oldham County, Texas (1870-1910).

Ott, Myrtle
Photograph Collection, 1899-1928
8 photos, 19 copy prints

Consists of scenes from early Lubbock and Plainview, Texas (1899-1928). The collection also contains photographs of Homer T. Merrill with the 142nd Infantry of Company C during WW I (ca. 1913).

The Ott family came to Texas in 1880 and settled in Erath County. Myrtle Ott collected photographs from the estate of Homer T. Merrill, an early resident of Lubbock, Texas.

Overton South Neighborhood
Photograph Collection, 1978
11 color photo prints
SWCPC 57 (Z) E20-E22

Consists of negative and print images taken by Randy Henson and Wendell Bell for the 1978 Overton South Architectural Site Survey performed on contract for the Texas Tech History of Engineering and Technology Program. Bulks with residences. Randy Henson worked for the City of Lubbock Planning Department.

Owen, John, Joe, and Ruby Fay
Photograph Collection, 1919-1935 and undated
20 photo prints and 1 photo postcard

This collection includes images of individuals, groups of people, building structures, rattlesnake hunt, various counties such as Throckmorton, Eastland, Shackleford, Lynn and various towns such as New Home, Muleshoe, and Strawn in Texas.