Waddell, Mary Lee
Photograph Collection, 1890-1910
26 copy prints
SWCPC 291 E1

Consists of photographs of the people and places in Emma, Texas (ca. 1890-1910). Included are photographs of a music class (1907) and oxen pulling a wagon (undated).

Mary Lee Ishmael was born in Parker County, Texas, and grew up in Hereford and Emma, Texas. In Emma, she married Richard Thomas Waddell. The Waddells became prominent ranchers in the Odessa, Texas, area during the 1920s.

Waggoner Family
Photograph Collection, undated
58 B/W copy prints: various sizes and 58 negatives

Collection bulks with photographs of groups of people; a horse derby; Harry H. Halsell residence; cattle branding on Waggoner Ranch; and a portrait of Dan Waggoner.

The Waggoner family descended from Daniel Waggoner, who was born in Tennessee in 1828. He moved to Texas with his family in 1848. In 1854 Waggoner purchased a herd of longhorn cattle and with his son, William Thomas, began putting together holdings that eventually became the Waggoner empire. In 1991 the 550,000 Waggoner Ranch was the largest family-owned block of land in Texas.

Wagner, Charles J.
Photograph Collection, 1934
28 B/W prints
SWCPC 806 E1

Collection details the Yaqui Expedition into Sonora, Mexico. Images show adobe buildings, cattle, vegetation, and natives.

A medical doctor, surgeon, and civic leader, Wagner was born in 1878 in Belle Center, Ohio. He attended the University of Illinois Medical School and moved from Chicago to Lubbock, Texas, in 1913. He aided in establishing the West Texas Hospital in Lubbock in 1922. He was a physician on the 1934 Yaqui Expedition which was sponsored by Texas Technological College and Harvard University. Wagner also served as president of the West Texas Museum Association (1937-1939). He died in 1957.

Walker, Mary Frances Templeton
Photograph Collection, 1880-1938
62 copy prints
SWCPC 357 E1-E4

Consists of photographs of the Templeton and Walker families (1880-1938), and the collection bulks with photos of the people and places in Aberdeen, Barstow, Shamrock, and Spearman, Texas (1880-1938). Also included are photos of Goodnight College (1925-1927) and a baptism in Barstow, Texas (1900).

Mary Frances Templeton married John Walker of Midland, Texas. Her father was state Rep. Rufus Lee Templeton and her uncle was state Sen. Clint Charles Small. Her grandfather, E. H. Small, operated a mercantile store in Shamrock, Texas, and served as judge of Collingsworth County.

Wallace, Ernest
Photograph Collection, 1865-1980
207 copy prints

Consists of photographs used in Wallace's research and bulks with photographs of North American Indians, Ranald S. Mackenzie, Moses Austin, Stephen F. Austin, Ashbel Smith, Colonel John S. Ford, James Stephen Hogg, and John H. Reagan. The collection also contains photographs of Ernest Wallace.

Ernest Wallace received a master's degree from Texas Technological College and a doctorate in history from the University of Texas. Beginning in 1935, he taught at Texas Tech for forty years. He served as president of the Texas State Historical Association and published numerous books and articles, including major works on the Comanches and on the expeditions of Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie.

Wallace, Grady
Photograph Collection, undated
4 B/W negatives
SWCPC 744 E1

This is a solitaire portrait of Grady Wallace. Grady Wallace was a doctor at Methodist Hospital located in Lubbock, Texas and was also involved in ranching. Wallace died on February 9, 1990.

Wallick, Sam
Photograph Collection, 1875-1885
2 copy prints

The collection contains a photograph of the Sam Wallick family (1875-1885) and a photograph of the Captain's Quarters at Fort McKavett, Texas (ca. 1885).

Sam Wallick served at Fort McKavett, Texas during the 1880s. His grandson, George B. Eldridge, collected the early family photographs.

Wallis Ranch (Texas)
Photograph Collection, 1971
9 photos, 11 photo negatives

Consists of photographs of Sam Wallis and his ranch in Llano County, Texas (1971).

The Wallis family established a ranch in Llano County, Texas, in the early 1900s. They participated in the government cattle program of the 1930s and, during the 1940s, began to crossbreed and develop "Brangus" cattle. Sam Wallis continues to crossbreed varieties of cattle for sale.

Warren, Colquitt
Photograph Collection, 1994
1 photo print

Comprises one photo of Colquitt Warren  from April 1994.  Warren writes for a newspaper in Dickens County.

Warren, E. K.
Photograph Collection, 1913-1930
291 copy prints
SWCPC 107 (A)-(B)

Consists of photographs of the Y. L. Ranch in Bailey County, Texas (1913-1930). The collection also includes a photograph of prairie sod being broken for row crops (1913).

In 1902, E. K. Warren of Michigan purchased 85,000 acres from the XIT Ranch and established a ranching operation in Bailey County, Texas, near the present town of Muleshoe. Warren, a successful manufacturer of corset stays and buggy whips, also owned ranches in New Mexico, Colorado, and Chihuahua, Mexico. His U Bar cattle brand used the outline of a muleshoe from which the town of Muleshoe got its name.

Warren, Edward K. and C. Hoffman
Photograph Collection, 1913
63 B/W photo prints

Contains images of irrigated cropland including Kaffir corn, oats, wheat, windmills, irrigation ditches, wagon train, man with mules and plow, irrigation well, hogs, grapes, cantaloupe, tomatoes, house, row of trees.

Edward K. Warren and his sons operated cattle ranches in Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico from their home base in Three Oaks, Michigan. Warren was the manufacturer of corset stays and buggy whips in Michigan.

Warren, E. K. and Charles Hoffman
Photograph Collection, undated
1 B/W print
SWCPC 460 E6

Image of a man with a set of fish on a line standing in front of a building. E. K. Warren founded E. K. Warren and Son, Inc. which manufactured buggy whips and corset stays. He also invested in Southwestern Land and Cattle through the influence of his son Charles K. Warren.

Warren, E.K. and Son
Photograph Collection, 1913
3 B/W negatives
SWCPC 749 E1

This collection consists of an unidentified man standing in a field near a bushel of oats. The record, accumulated in the three Oaks, Michigan, office of E.K. Warren and Son, primarily pertain to the company’s ranching interests in Mexico, Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. Warren, manufacturer of corset stays and buggy whips, invested in Southwestern land and cattle through the influence of his son, Charles K. Warren. Some personal correspondence of the Warren family is also included.

Warren, Mae Nix
Photograph Collection, undated
1 B/W print and 2 negatives
SWCPC 816 E1

Portrait of Mae Nix Warren at age 50 (ca. 1950s). She compiled a diary that is housed with the Southwest Collection. Mae Nix Warren graduated from high school in Ballinger, Texas in 1918. She moved to the Abilene area in 1920. She married Byno Warren a farmer and WWI veteran. They had two children David Byno Warren and Dollie Mae Hobgood.

Water, Inc. (Lubbock, Texas)
Photograph Collection, 1967
16 copy prints, 16 copy slides

Consists of photographs and slides of the 1967 trip to California by Lubbock businessmen to examine California's water transport system prior to the establishment of Water, Inc. in May 1967.

Water, Inc. was organized in Lubbock, Texas, in May 1967, to represent community, business, and agricultural concerns throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. The company imports water for agricultural, municipal, and industrial uses in the tri-state area.

Watson, Louann
Photograph Collection, undated
1 B/W photo print

Includes portrait of E. L. Pitts, Judge of the 99th Judicial District, Lubbock County, Texas. E. L. Pitts served as judge of the 99th Judicial District of Texas beginning in 1936. Louann Watson is a Lubbock, Texas resident.

Photograph Collection, 1935-1980
38 photos, 10 copy prints

Consists of photographs of tornadoes and dust storms in West Texas (1935-1980). Included are prints of the damage sustained from the Lubbock tornado (1970) and the Black Sunday dust storm in the Texas Panhandle (1935).

Weatherby Family
Photograph Collection, 1889-1974
43 copy prints, 2 photos
SWCPC 20 E1-E5

Consists of photographs of the Joseph N. Weatherby family and their activities, and bulks with Weatherby family photos (1968-1972). The collection also contains photographs of a Model T Ford; the Howard Payne College Band (1926); and the Temple, Texas, Chamber of Commerce (undated).

Joseph N. Weatherby, a prominent Brownwood, Texas, businessman, served as president and general manager of the Weatherby Motor Company beginning in 1932 and was director of numerous companies and foundations in Brown County. He married Lois Maxine Fletcher of Temple, Texas, in 1933, and the marriage produced two children--Joseph and Sarah.

Webster and Harris Advertising Agency
Photograph Collection, 1968
6 color slides
SWCPC 776 E1

Images of the Hesters building in downtown Lubbock. Also includes aerial view of the City of Lubbock. Webster and Harris Advertising Agency was a business located in Lubbock, Texas. They helped to promote stores through newspaper advertising and attract consumers

Webster and Morris Advertising Agency
Photograph Collection, 1974 and undated
14 B/W photo prints
SWCPC 723 E1

This collection consists of various images of Lubbock people and places. Webster and Morris Advertising was founded in 1945 by Dale Buckner. As partners came and went the name changed form Buckner Advertising to Webster and Morris Advertising. They were the first Lubbock agency to become a member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies. They serve as both an advertising and public relation firm.

Weddle, Robert S.
Photograph Collection, 1975
2 B/W copy prints
SWCPC 302 E1

Collection contains outdoor images of Robert Weddle, Texas writer, journalist, and publisher, in 1975. Includes image of Weddle fording the Rio Grande River at Las Islas crossing near Guerrero, Mexico.

Robert S. Weddle graduated from Texas Tech University in 1947 with a degree in journalism. He worked for the United Press in Dallas, Texas, and in 1956 moved to Menard where he owned and published the Menard News. He wrote three books on the Spanish period in Texas, including an account of the Spanish search for the French explorer, La Salle.

Wesendonk, Sylva
Photograph Collection, 1912-1920s
2 copy prints, 1 postcard
SWCPC 57 (K) E15, E20

This collection consists of photographs of the moving of the "White School Building" from the north side of Lubbock to the southwest corner of Lubbock (1912) and the male and female basketball teams from Lubbock High School (ca. 1920).

Sylva Wesendonk attended Texas Technological College in 1925, the college's first year of operation. Her father, Andy Wilson, was a real estate agent and pioneer civic leader in Lubbock, Texas. During the 1920s, he founded the Buffalo Lakes Association which built a small dam across the Yellow House Canyon.

West, Nan Overton
Photograph Collection, 1910-1947 and undated
773 B/W photo prints
SWCPC 694 E1

This collection consists of images of children and babies delivered by Dr. M. C. Overton during his long career as a family physician.

Nan Overton West is the daughter of Dr. Marvin Cartwell Overton, a long time physician in West Texas.

West Texas
Photograph Collection, ca. 1928-ca. 1930
30 B/W prints
SWCPC 813 E1

The images detail the commercial buildings located in Breckenridge, Eastland, Lubbock, and Sweetwater, Texas. Some show vehicles parked in the front store. Business in the pictures include Como Hotel, J. C. Penney, Palas Drug Store, Piggly-Wiggly, Archer Building, Bluebonnet Hotel, Sweetwater Dry Goods, F. W. Woolworths, Berman Dry Goods, Tidwell’s, Minter-Gamel Co., Caton’s Variety Store, and Winklers Dry Goods.

After the turn of the 20th Century, West Texas towns such as Breckenridge, Eastland, Lubbock, and Sweetwater were slowing growing through the years in a region that was mostly isolated. Establishments such as J. C. Penny’s, Woodworths, and Piggly-Wiggly became well-known landmarks and prominent businesses which attracted long-term customers. The architecture of some buildings were unique and some were generic two to three story brick buildings

West Texas Chamber of Commerce
Photograph Collection, 1926-1974
124 copy prints

Consists of photographs of various scenes in West Texas, West Texas businesses, events, and West Texas Chamber of Commerce Presidents (1926-1974), and bulks with photographs of West Texas Chamber of Commerce Presidents (1926-1949). The collection also contains photographs of hat making (undated); Judy Lynn, "Miss Show Business Herself," (undated); Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, and family (undated); football games (undated); Fess Parker (star of TV's "Daniel Boone"); the headliner at the Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show Rodeo (1969); and Gail Davis, "Annie Oakley" (undated).

The West Texas Chamber of Commerce organized with a meeting, held in 1918 in Fort Worth, of area chambers from less populated regions of West Texas. With headquarters at Stamford, Texas, the chamber represents all of that west of Fort Worth including the Panhandle and Big Bend regions. It provides a voice in matters concerning water resources, oil production, agriculture, livestock commerce, and education to all the communities within its area of influence.

West Texas Chamber of Commerce
Photograph Collection, undated
1 B/Ww negative
SWCPC 155 E2

This collection consists of members of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce on a Livestock Feeders Tour.

The West Texas Chamber of Commerce was founded in Ft. Worth in 1918 to foster, promote, protect, and develop West Texas. The group dissolved in 1988 but joined other regional chambers in the Texas Chamber of Commerce in Austin.

West Texas Historical Association
Photograph Collection, 1993-1997
21 B/W copy prints, 51 copy negatives, and 1 contact sheet

Contains images of participants and officers of the West Texas Historical Association, meeting in Abilene, Texas March 27-28, 1993. Bulks with participants. Also consists of photographs of the West Texas Historical Association Symposium held in 1997 in Lubbock, Texas.

The West Texas Historical Association was organized at the Taylor County Courthouse in Abilene, Texas on April 19, 1924. The association held its first annual program meeting on April 18, 1925 in Cisco, Texas. In 1998 the WTHA moved its headquarters from Abilene to Lubbock.

West Texas Historical Association
Photograph Collection, 1993-1999
49 prints, 279 negatives, and 10 contact sheets
SWCPC 611 E1-E5

This collection includes images of various sessions, registration tables, guests, and socializing at the Annual Meeting of the West Texas Historical Association, held in Abilene, Texas and Lubbock, Texas. Also includes images of the dedication and grand opening of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library on 1-4 April 1997.

The West Texas Historical Association was organized in the Taylor County Courthouse in Abilene, Texas, 19 April 1924. The Association held its first annual program meeting 18 April 1925 in Cisco, Texas. After more than seventy years at Hardin-Simmons University its headquarters was relocated to the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.

Westerman, Lawrence B.
Photograph Collection, 1890-1915
10 copy prints

Consists of photographs of the Lawrence B. Westerman family (1890-1915), and also contains a photograph of a wagon train leaving Fort Stockton, Texas, with materials to build the first automobile highway from Fort Stockton to Sheffield, Texas. (1912).

Lawrence B. Westerman of Kentucky moved to Dallas, Texas, around 1905 with his wife, Nell, and their children. He opened a construction business and competed for jobs in Dallas, Pecos, and Big Spring, Texas, where he built the courthouse and jail. The Westermans then moved to Fort Stockton, Texas, where Lawrence constructed houses, businesses, and city streets.

Western History Research Center
Photograph Collection, undated
47 color photo prints and 36 color negatives
SWCPC 711 E1

This collection consists of images of collections and storage facilities at the Western History Research Center. Dr. David Murrah and others made tours of several modern research facilities throughout the United States to gather information for the construction of the new Southwest Collection building at Texas Tech University. The Southwest Collection's layout and design greatly resembles that of the Western History Research Center.

Western Personalities
Photograph Collection, undated
3 B/W copy prints
SWCPC 167 (D) E2-E7

This collection consists of images of western personalities such as of an Indian chief and the other a cowboy. They could be Santanta and Buffalo Bill. This is an artificial collection compiled by the Southwest Collection of unidentified images from unknown sources.

Western Writers of America
Photograph Collection, 1947-1998 and undated
981 photo prints, copy prints, contact sheets, negatives, and slide
SWCPC 635 E1-E3

Bulks with photographs of people, events, locations, books, artwork, and building structures. Western Writers of America is an organization that promotes fiction writers of western novels and poetry. Conventions are held each year with the bestowing of the Saddleman and the Spur awards.

Weyl, Fred, Family
Photograph Collection, 1890-1929
1 (5x7) tintype

Image is one tintype portrait from the Fred Weyl family who farmed near Plainview, Texas.

Wheeler, Ralph
Photograph Collection, 1960-1989 and undated
6078 color slides, 663 color photo prints, 331 color negatives and 1 color panoramic
SWCPC 734 E1

This collection consists of world travel images from throughout the world. The bulk of the images are of Southern Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, and Australia. Included in the collection are various miscellaneous and unidentified slides and photographs and one panoramic of Jerusalem.

Over the course of his life, Ralph Wheeler traveled to every continent on the globe. He documented his journeys on film and video.

Wheeler County, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1920
8 copy prints

Consists of photographs of scenes (1920), pioneers, and pioneer families in Wheeler County, Texas (ca. 1920s).

White, Fred
Photograph Collection, 1892-1893
60 photos

Consists of one scrapbook of photographs taken by John Reed Whipple and William H. Sellers on their ride from Boston to San Antonio, Texas, in the winter of 1892-1893.

A collector and dealer in Texas memorabilia obtained this photo scrapbook of a journey for "health and adventure" from Boston, Massachusetts, to San Antonio, Texas, in 1892-1893. John Reed Whipple and William H. Sellers were college students in Boston.

White, J. L., Jr.
Photograph Collection, 1931-1935
25 B/W copy prints

Collection consists of images of "Pappy" W. Lee O'Daniel and the Light Crust Doughboys, a western swing band from the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. Includes musicians, instruments, an automobile, performances, and publicity photos.

The Light Crust Doughboys were a western swing band originally including Bob Wills, Milton Brown, and Herman Arnspiger. W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel became the official announcer of the Doughboys' show and organized a network of radio stations across Texas and Oklahoma to broadcast their music. J. L. White worked with the Doughboys as publicity director.

White, Jack
Photograph Collection, undated
2 B/W copy prints: 8 x 10

This collection is comprised of photographs of Jack White during pool exhibitions. Jack White is an internationally recognized pool player who has performed at Texas Tech University for the past thirty years.

White, Luther Willard
Photograph Collection, 1930s
20 large B/W prints

Collection includes nineteen 11x14-inch B/W images of ranch activities such as branding calves, herding cattle, cooking, eating, sleeping on the range, ranch home, portraits of the rancher and family of the U Lazy S Ranch. One additional image is of a goat and her kids possibly dating 1950s.

Luther Willard White attended Texas Technological College from 1937-1940. On one of his photo projects he visited the U Lazy S Ranch and photograph some of their activities. The U Lazy S Ranch is located in Garza and Lynn Counties. The U Lazy S Ranch was founded in 1901 by John B. Slaughter Sr., brother of C.C. Slaughter. Its acreage totaled 99,188. Over the years the ranch grew and diminished in size and finally subdivided. Today the ranch is managed by the heirs of John F. Lott and Mary B. Lott Macy, nephew and niece of John B. Slaughter Jr.

Whorton, Francis Marion
Photograph Collection, 1888-1938
22 copy prints

Consists of photographs of the Whorton family (1888-1938) and bulks with family portraits (1905-1910). The collection also contains photographs of the Roscoe, Texas, Study Club (1909) and the Roscoe public school (1910).

The Francis Marion Whorton family came to the Nolan County area to farm in 1888, raising cattle, corn, oats, and milo maize. In 1892, the Whortons helped establish the town of Roscoe, Texas, and were founding members of the First Methodist Church.

Wichita County Water Improvement District (Texas)
Photograph Collection, 1920-1950
34 copy prints
SWCPC 112 (C) E2-E3

Consists of photographs of the construction of dams and canals in the Wichita County Water Improvement District (1920-1950).

In 1896, Wichita Falls, Texas, businessman, J. A. Kemp, began campaigning to provide a steady supply of water for the city. This resulted in the construction of Lake Wichita in 1900 in the southeastern area of the county. As water needs increased, Lake Kemp in northern Baylor County was completed in the 1920s and Lake Kickapoo in Archer County was opened in 1945. These lakes, under the jurisdiction of the Wichita County Water Improvement District, provide drinking and irrigation water for the Wichita County area.

Wichita Falls, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1917-1960
357 copy prints

Consists of photographs of Wichita Falls, Texas (1917-1960), and bulks with photographs of civic leaders (1920-1950). The collection also contains photographs of Lyndon B. Johnson (1950); the Queen of Wheat (1951); the West Texas Chamber of Commerce Convention (1927); and Clarence Ousley (undated).

In 1876, M. W. Seeley laid out the town of Wichita Falls near the five foot falls on the Wichita River in southeastern Wichita County. The Fort Worth and Denver Railroad reached the town in 1882, and in 1883 Wichita Falls became the county seat. The nearby discovery of oil caused the city to become a center for oil refining and machinery supply. In 1941, Sheppard Field opened for flight training and continued to operate as Sheppard Air Force Base following World War II.

Wild, Homer and Ruth, and Marie Wild Thompson
Photograph Collection, 1906-1916
1 B/W photo print; 1 color photo print

Collection includes one image of Arthur Wild in a garden and another of Arthur and Charlie Wild on the way to West Texas via wagon, circa 1911.

Brothers Arthur and Charlie Wild bought land and farmed in Slaton, Texas. The image of the two brothers was taken somewhere between Austin and Slaton in 1911 while they traveled to West Texas to survey and buy land. Charlie died at the age of 27. Arthur died at the age of 96.

Wiley, D. O.
Photograph Collection, 1921
2 B/W photo prints
SWCPC 698 E1

This collection consists of two group photographs: One of women in a classroom and the other of a student class photo of men and women.

Dewey Otto Wiley was born in 1898 in Alexander, Texas, Wiley directed the Simmons College Cowboy Band from 1921 to 1934. He was also the band director at Texas Technological College from 1934 to 1959. He was the executive Secretary of the Texas Music Educators Association for twenty–two years.

Wilkins, Roger L.
Photograph Collection, 1937
4 B/W photo prints
SWCPC 464 E2

This collection consists of New London in 1937, an image of a blueprint of a school, oil wells across the street from the school, a large group of people and the remains of old buildings. One photo may be a copy print from a book cover called New London, One Woman’s Memory of Orange and Green by Lorine Zylks Bright.

Roger L. Wilkins is a medical photographer in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy at Texas Tech University.

Wilkinson, Orris H. Ingham
Photograph Collection, 1894
1 B/W photo print

The photo is a portrait of Charles Goodnight. Mr. Goodnight (1836-1929) was a Texas Panhandle rancher who helped to create one of the largest privately run ranches known as the JA Ranch. With his partner John G. Adair, he began the ranch by acquiring over 300,000 acres of land in the Palo Duro Canyon region. Today the ranch is managed by the Ritchie Family. He is also known for blazing the Goodnight-Loving Trail from Texas to Colorado with his partner Oliver Loving. Charles Goodnight became a frontier legend by the time of his death in 1929.

Williams, Becca
Photograph Collection, 1920-1929
2 B/W copy prints

Includes images of children posing and playing outside the Southeast Ward School in Lubbock, Texas during the 1920s. The Southeast Ward School was established in Lubbock to educate children who were declared wards of the state.

Williams, Jeanne
Photograph Collection, 1978-1995
4 photo prints and 1 B/W copy print

Consists of photographs of the author at a Western Writers of America book signing event and fellow writers. Also includes image of author Jeanne Williams and Val Mathes at the Western History Association Meeting in Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1978.

Jeanne Williams is the author of western novels, short stories, and articles. She is the recipient of several writing awards, including Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America and the Texas Institute of Letters. Williams has also published under the pseudonyms Kristin Michaels, Dierdre Rowan, and Jeanne Crecy.

Williamson, Rosemary
Photograph Collection, 1936
4 B/W photo prints and 4 negatives
SWCPC 756 E1

This collection consists of four black and white photographs concerning the dust storm that occurred in Lubbock, Texas in 1936. The images came from Rosemary Williamson personal collection. The South Plains in Texas had some of the worst dust storms during the 1930s known as the Dust Bowl. At times it grew so dark that people could barely see a few feet in front of them. Through improved methods in agriculture such as planting trees in rows and crop rotation farmers were able to control to a certain extent the damage wind-blown dust can do to acreage.

Willis, Bert P.
Photograph Collection, 1920-1940
144 B/W photo prints

Collection contains images taken by Bert P. Willis of San Antonio, Texas primarily in the 1920s. Includes plazas, military bases, downtown scenes, streetcars, ships, shipping locks, statues, historic sites, automobiles, botanical gardens, river walk, parks, seals, hospitals, bridges, bullfighting, theaters, post offices, oil wells, wildflowers, airplanes, drug stores and fountains. Bulks with downtown scenes.

Bert P. Willis of San Antonio was the photographer of this collection. He sent the photographs to Katharine Flarty of Rio Blanco Colorado between 1930-1932. The scrapbook holding the photographs apparently belonged to Flarty.

Willis, William John and John Nelson
Photograph Collection, undated
1 B/W copy print: 3-½ x 4-½

This collection consists of a group of siblings of the Willis Family: John William, John Nelson, Margaret (Condron), and Cynthia Ann (Gay).

Wilmans Family
Photograph Collection, 1922-1950
1 photo, 22 copy prints, 24 copy negatives

Consists of photographs of the Wilmans family on their ranch in Jack County, Texas (1922-1950).

Edith Eunice Therrel was born in Lake Providence, Louisiana, in 1882 and married Jacob Hall Wilmans in Dallas, Texas in 1900. She studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1918. Wilmans became active in women's suffrage efforts and, in 1922, she was the first woman elected to the Texas state legislature. In 1935, she bought a farm near Vineyard in Jack County, Texas.

Wilson, Henry
Photograph Collection, ca. 1930
20 B/W photo prints: and 20 negatives
SWCPC 751 E1

This collection consists of various family photographs taken on a farm or ranch. Several photos were taken on the streets of Lubbock, Texas.

Henry Wilson is one of A. J. Wilson’s sons, an early real estate man, railroad promoter, and landowner in Lubbock, Texas.

Wilson, J. R., Family
Photograph Collection, 1875-1949
11 B/W copy prints
SWCPC 338 E1

Bulks with images from Robert A. Koepke photographic portraits and J. R. Wilson family photographs. Bulks with J. R. Wilson photographs. J. R. Wilson owned a second-hand clothing store in Lubbock, Texas, and earlier resided in Littlefield and Cooper, Texas.

Wilson, Roscoe
Photograph Collection, ca. 1930
3 B/W photo prints and 3 negatives
SWCPC 750 E1

This collection consists of two aerial views of Buffalo Springs Lake and one family photograph taken outdoors, the family members are unidentified.

Roscoe Wilson is one of J. Andy Wilson’s sons, an early Lubbock real estate man, railroad promoter, and landowner.

Wilson, Rose
Photograph Collection, 1970s-1990s, and undated
3 B/W prints, 6 B/W negatives
SWCPC 787 E1

Collection details the activities of Rose Wilson. It contains a candid photo of a political speech, a group portrait, and photo of Rose Wilson receiving an award.

Rose Wilson is President of the Lubbock chapter of the NAACP. Born in 1927 in Bryant, Texas, Rose Wilson currently lives in Lubbock, Texas. She has been active with the League of Women Voters, Women’s Christian Auxiliary, plus a number of other organizations. She has received a host of awards since 1976.

Windor, Sylvia
Photograph Collection, 1977
1 color photo print

Collection includes image of J. E. Windor inspecting crops on his farm in 1977. Sylvia Windor is the daughter of J. E. Windor, South Plains farmer.

Winkler County, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1880-1980
155 B/W copy prints, 201 B/W copy negatives
SWCPC 110 E1-E2

Consists of photographs of Winkler County, Texas (1880-1960), and bulks with photographs of residents (1930-1960). The collection also includes photographs of the Cabot Carbon Plant (undated); rattlesnake races (1930); and of Judge Clinton McKamy Winkler (1882).

Winkler County, Texas, on the southern edge of the High Plains, was organized in 1910. Kermit, having only 81 residents by 1920, became the county seat for the area. In 1926, Winkler County was part of the oil boom in the Permian Basin. The oil industry has remained the economic base for the county.

Wirtz, Mrs. Milton
Photograph Collection, 1907-1909
12 matted B/W prints
SWCPC 812 E1

Images depict town scenes in Lubbock, Texas such commercial buildings, a parade down a dirt street, livery stables, buggies, wagons, and horses. Lubbock, Texas is the county seat of Lubbock County. Lubbock is located 327 miles northwest of Dallas and 122 miles south of Amarillo. As early as 1884, a federal post office called Lubbock, named for former Texas Ranger Thomas Lubbock, existed in Yellowhouse Canyon. Lubbock incorporated as a city in 1909 and Texas Technological College was authorized by the legislature in 1923 and was located in Lubbock.

Witherspoon, William A.
Photograph Collection, 1892-1906
16 copy prints

Consists of photographs of the Witherspoon family and their ranch near La Plata, Texas (1892-1906).

In 1890, William A. Witherspoon drove a herd of cattle and horses from Ellis County, Texas, to Deaf Smith County in the Texas Panhandle. He established a ranch near the town of La Plata. His oldest son, Claude, later became county judge. Another son, Vern, was a cowboy for the XIT Ranch and, later, a city commissioner for Hereford.

Witkowski, Leo
Photograph Collection, 1965
6 B/W photo prints and 6 B/W negatives
SWCPC 743 E1

This collection consists of photographs and negatives pertaining to the National Association of Wheat Growers. Two photos contain the men who drew up the charter for the Texas Association of Wheat growers in 1950 (the picture was taken in 1965). Other photographs contain the U.S. Executive Committee and the ten presidents of the ten-state organization comprising the National Association of Wheat Growers as they met together in Washington, D.C. (they met to improve the income of wheat farmers). The end result was an extension of the Agriculture Act of 1965, ratification of the International Grains Arrangement, and export certificates for wheat. All of the men in the photographs are identified.
Leo Witkowski was one of the men who drew up the charter for the Texas Association of Wheat Growers in 1950. He was also a member of the U.S. Wheat Associates’ Executive Committee.

Wolffarth, Barbara
Photograph Collection, 1948 and undated
4 B/W photo prints, 2 negatives

Includes Lubbock Country Club, George C. Wolffarth and his home, and a wedding anniversary for Mr. and Mrs. Wolffarth.

Womack, Herschel
Photograph Collection, 1891-1924 and undated
44 B/W copy prints
SWCPC 517 E1

This collection consists of early Lubbock images. Some are of prominent families and others are town scenes.

Herschel Womack is a longtime photography instructor in the Mass Communications Department at Texas Tech University.

Womble Family
Photograph Collection, 1919-1926
10 copy prints

Consists of photographs of the Womble family and their ranch in Deaf Smith County, Texas (1919-1926), and includes a print of a windmill tower being raised.

John C. Womble of Tennessee brought his family to Deaf Smith County in the Texas Panhandle in 1891. They settled on three sections of land south of Wildorado, where they raised grain and cattle. John's son, Troy, established a ranch in 1898 on land which later became the site for the town of Hereford.

Wood, Charles L.
Photograph Collection, 1890-1920
47 copy prints, 52 copy negatives
SWCPC 64 (B) E5

Consists of photographs of ranching activities on ranges in Texas and Montana and town life in the Texas Panhandle.

Charles L. Wood held the position of agricultural and ranching historian at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, until his death in 1981.

Wood, William J. and Edna
Photograph Collection, undated
477 Prints
SWCPC 882 E1

Description coming soon.

Woodburn, Mrs. A. C.
Photograph Collection, 1901-1919
5 copy prints

Contains photographs of various school groups from the state of New Mexico (1900-1919).

Born in Palo Pinto, Texas, in 1887, Arthur C. Woodburn began teaching school near Jayton, Texas, at the age of seventeen. He taught in the Portales, New Mexico, area for many years and served as county superintendent of schools during the 1930s. His wife, Willie Mae, sold the Portales News Tribune and Portales Daily News. His son, Arthur, was a principal and teacher in several New Mexico districts and the superintendent of schools for Gallup, New Mexico.

Woodring, Twyla
Photograph Collection, 1910-1928 and undated
45 photo prints and copy print, and 47 negatives

Bulks with individuals, groups of people, ranching, and building structures from various Texas towns such as Olton, Amherst, and Sudan. Also includes ranchers and ranches such as Spade Ranch, Mashed O Ranch, Charles Goodnight, and Ewing Halsell. The photographs were copied for a research project used by Woodring.

Woods, Claud L.
Photograph Collection, undated
1 B/W photo print
SWCPC 669 E1

This collection consists of a single portrait of Claud Lee Woods.

Claud Lee Woods was born in Grand Saline, Texas, 6 August 1912. He was a Church of Christ preacher in Savannah, Georgia, Lampasas, Gatesville, Turkey, and Slaton, Texas. He was fond of music and composed several works. He died in Colorado City, Texas and is buried in Loraine, Texas.

Woody, Glenn
Photograph Collection, 1915-1950
8 B/W copy negatives; 7 B/W copy prints
SWCPC 511 E1

Contains images of a scrap drive and theater during World War II, family portrait, commercial vehicle, plane crash, and groups of civic leaders in Lubbock, Texas. Bulks with civic leaders.

Glenn Woody operated a tire business in Lubbock, Texas, during the 1940s, and was a business and civic leader for several years.

Wright, Mrs. Weldon
Photograph Collection, 1951 and undated
2 B/W photo prints: 8 x 10

Is comprised of group of men talking and oilman and political activist H. L. Hunt discussing a copy of
Facts Forum with another man. Donated by Mrs. Weldon Wright. Stamped on back of photographs: "The Hunt Family Archives."