S. W. Hughes and Company
Contains materials pertaining to Hughes’ dealings as a lawyer and of S. W.
Hughes and Company and additional business interests. Bulks with copies of
correspondence, abstracts, and legal documents generated by activities of S. W.
Hughes and Company. The collection does not include an index for the
abstract copies. Of special interest are files of land mortgages that
cover a time range from early 20th century into the mid-1930s. For further
details, click here:
The collection consists of printed materials in the form of a yearbook and
catalog for the 1910-1911 school year.
Sackman, Mrs. Hattie
item is a photocopied 26-page handwritten manuscript of J. F. “Jeff”
Sackman’s family journey from
to Miami, Florida in the fall of 1920 written by Mrs. Hattie Sackman.
Sadler, Harley Herman
The collection contains newsclippings, correspondence,
financial material, tickets and passes, photocopies of scripts and
advertisements, and other promotional material, including one letter. All deal
with the tent show career of Harley Sadler and his wife, Billie. For
further details, click here:
Collection of plays written for the Harley Sadler Tent Shows. Harley Sadler was a vaudeville actor and was most famous for his role as “Toby the Clown”. Tent shows traveled through the rural country entertaining the pubic during the early 20th Century especially in West Texas. They lost their interest due to movie theatre and television.
Consists of correspondence, news clippings, legal material, and financial material from Jerry Sadler and the Sadler Corporation of Grapeland, Texas. Jerry Sadler was a prominent figure and civic leader in Grapeland, Texas
Saenger, Lillie May
The collection consists entirely of the original manuscript, both the rough
draft and the final draft, of Mrs. Saenger's book, Touring Texas Through the
Eyes of an Artist. Also includes original pencil sketches of Texas
Contains the manuscripts of each of the six volumes of the Saga of Texas:
A Successful Failure, by Odie B. Faulk; The Revolutionary Decades, by
David M. Vigness; Adventure in Glory, by Seymour V. Connor; Texas in
Turmoil, by Ernest Wallace; The Search for Maturity, by Billy M.
Jones; and Texas After Spindletop, by Odie B. Faulk and Seth S. McKay.
Consists of general office files, including bills sponsored by Salinas,
papers relating to the State, Federal, and International Committee, and the
State Office of State-Federal Relations. Also included is a campaign bumper
sticker endorsing Salinas.
Salt Repository Sociological Study
Research material of a sociological study concerning the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) in regards to high level radiation waste sites and its impact on society. Includes models and photocopied news clippings. The DOE through the Salt Repository Project Office has been actively pursuing a site to dispose of nuclear waste in safe remote areas of the United States. They have encountered resistance from the public concerning contamination.
Salvation Army (Lubbock, Texas)
Contains printed material dealing with the activities of the Lubbock, Texas,
branch of the Salvation Army. Bulks (1959-1960) with annual reports and building
Consists of correspondence (1950-1968), literary productions (1949-1967),
photographs, newspaper clippings (1968), and a scrapbook and scrapbook
materials. The collection concerns stone masonry in Post, Texas, the Garza
County Historical Survey Committee, the Panhandle South Plains Fair, and a
history of Post, Texas.
Consists of general business and civic affairs files and several scrapbooks. Also contains files for Goodfellow Air Force Base and San Angelo College.
Sandefer, Jefferson Davis
Consists of correspondence to the Sandefer family concerning the deaths of
Jake D. Sandefer, Jr. and his wife, Carrie Lynn. Also includes newspaper
clippings of his life and his obituary. Topics include West Central Texas Oil
and Gas Association and the National Stripper Well Association.
Collection primarily pertains to the Civic and Culture Club of Slaton, Texas.
The collection includes correspondence, agricultural material, financial
material, printed material, and scrapbook material. The collection bulks with
financial material relating to Sanders' ranching interests. Of particular
interest are programs from West Texas rodeos and scrapbook material relating to
the John F. Kennedy assassination.
Contains newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbook material, and Tornillo
(Texas) bridge negotiations. The main topics are education and the cotton
industry in the El Paso Valley. Also includes records documenting the efforts of
L. N. Shafer, Mildred Sander's father, to secure an international bridge at
Includes scrapbook material, a literary production, correspondence, printed
material, memorabilia, photographs, yearbooks, and news clippings. Bulks with
material collected by Sanders on various aspects of Texas history.
Collection contains a handwritten literary production of Sandifer’s entitled
"A Portion of the Life of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Williams - Pioneers of Wheeler Co.,
Wheeler, Texas, in the Panhandle of Texas."
Bulks with annual programs of the Santa Fe Opera of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Contains correspondence, literary productions, printed material, and a
videotape. The collection bulks (1957-1974) with four signed copies of Clay
Fisher's Santa Fe Passage. It also includes William Witney's copies of
the movie script and a videotape of the finished movie.
The collection contains photocopies of a typescript of the Santa Maria Magdalena Mission records, 1698-1825. The records record the deaths of Fathers Manuel Gonzales and Ygnacio Yturmendi in 1782, of Father Eusebio Francisco Kino in 1711, and descriptions of Seri raids at San Lorenzo in 1757 and Magdalena in 1776. Spanish missions were a part of early Texas and California history. When the Spanish rulers came they establish church missions based on the Catholic religion to Christianize the natives. However the native population reacted in most cases violently against religious persecution.
Collection consists of an interview with Dennis D. Fisher in1983 by Roberta
Sappington. Also includes a research paper written by Sappington.
Contains correspondence, financial and legal material, literary productions,
and scrapbook material. The collection bulks (1908-1930) with correspondence
between family members. Of special interest are the many different postcards
found in the correspondence. Most of the correspondence is written by children.
Includes correspondence, legal and financial material, literary productions,
scrapbook material, genealogical charts, and photographs pertaining to the
family history of Monroe Brown and Rebecca Skeen Sawyer, and their early
settlement in Terry County, Texas. The collection bulks (1881-1973) with
photographs, financial material, and scrapbook material which document primarily
the Sawyer family while in Terry County, Texas.
Contains correspondence and legal, printed, and scrapbook material. The
collection bulks (1918) with a literary production written by Sayles about World
War I. A scrapbook and scrapbook material about Sayles' book Throw Stone
are also included. Of special interest are the photos and postcards of France
before and after World War I, the muster-in roll for Company "B" of the Texas
and Oklahoma National Guard, and a field notebook with notes and sketches of
observations Sayles made during World War I. Some notes are in shorthand.
Contains correspondence, financial and legal documents, photographs, maps,
newsclippings, and scrapbook material. The correspondence concerns the
Butterfield Trail, Abilene, Texas, the game preserve on the Sayles ranch, mining
stocks, politics, and the Texas and Pacific Railroad. The collection bulks with
Sayles' family papers. Of special interest are the historical papers collected
primarily for the autographs of famous military leaders and Texas pioneers.
Includes literary productions, research materials, photographs, printed,
legal, and financial material, maps, and scrapbooks and scrapbook material
pertaining to Scarborough's writings, research, civic and social activities,
travels, and family. The collection bulks with manuscripts and research material
relating to her genealogical work.
Item is a nine-item list entitled “This is my promise to God and the poor of New Mexico if I am elected governor of New Mexico on November 5, 1968.” Mr. Schaefli was a contractor in Hobbs, New Mexico.
Schradle, Ora Laura Carlton
Consists of a scrapbook containing photographs, newspaper clippings, and
memorabilia of the Whitacre, Carlton, Dickie, and Schradle families. Also,
includes newsclippings related to Schradle's involvement in the Daughters of the
American Revolution and items of interest from various Texas towns in which she
Consists of scrapbooks (1945-1968), newspaper clippings, mementos, and
correspondence concerning Schulze's activities in Soil Conservation in Mason
County (Texas) and in Methodist churches in Llano and Mason counties. Also
includes material about Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Oscar Schulze's 50th wedding
Includes correspondence and printed material relating to membership in the
Texas Grape Growers Association. Bulks (1987-1988) with newspaper articles on
the Llano Estacado, Pheasant Ridge and Texas Winery Products, Inc. wineries, all
located in Lubbock, Texas.
Contains mostly financial statements, and some correspondence, pertaining to
the Scoggin-Dickey Motor Company and its parent firm, the Oakland Motor Car
Company in Pontiac, Michigan.
Scopel, Marie Biondini
Photocopied collection of photographs, school
certificates, school sign book, hand written notes, and records of Marie
Biondini Scopel's school days in Mingus, Texas in the 1920s. Some images show
Includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, programs, photographs, and
miscellaneous material on Scott and his activities with the NAACP. Bulks with a
scrapbook (1944-1979) concerning the life and career of George Scott, Jr. Also
includes a typed manuscript of A Bicentennial History of Taft, Oklahoma.
Includes correspondence, legal material, and financial documents.
Includes correspondence, printed material, charts, tables, photographs,
medical material, and newspaper material pertaining to agriculture in the South.
The collection bulks (1952-1969) with material pertaining to brucellosis
collection contains mostly research materials gathered by Dan Scurlock in
his areas of interest. Most deal with the environmental history of Eastern
New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle region. The collection also contains
seven card file boxes of chronological and bibliographic cards of historic
events of the New Mexico and Texas region. Some files deal with the
Comanche, Comancheros, Ciboleros, and the buffalo. The photographs and
slides detail historic sites and tourist attractions.
papers of Dan Scurlock, dated 1890-2006, contain materials relating to the
subject's life and career, including research papers and related material
covering topics from range and wildlife and related environmental history,
including studies on the impact of mining, pollution, and the use of water,
to data about flora and fauna in Texas and New Mexico. Photographs,
correspondence, historical diaries from the 19th century, studies and papers
regarding Native Americans—in particular, the Comanches—and other diverse
materials are also included.
Scurry County, Texas
Item is a
register or log book entitled “County Superintendent’s Register of Teachers’
Certificates and County State Attendance for Scurry County, State of Texas,”
1905-1920. This item was compiled by the State Department of Education
of Austin, Texas. Scurry County, Texas was created from Bexar in 1876
and organized in 1884. It was named for Confederate General W. R.
Scurry. Indians occupied the region until they were relocated to
Indian Territory in Oklahoma. Ranching began in the 1870s until the lands
were partition for agricultural use. Snyder is the county seat.
Contains news clippings, printed material with photographs, records, and
literary productions pertaining to Scurry County and Snyder, Texas. The
collection bulks (1937-1969) with literary productions pertaining to the
settlement and early history of Scurry County, Texas. Of particular interest are
an archaeological report (with illustrations) on camp and kill sites of Paleo-Indians
in Scurry County, Texas, and a booklet entitled "Historical Markers of Scurry
Sears, Era McLeroy
Approximately 436 quilt patterns in news clipping format
kept in four volumes, collected by Era McLeroy Sears, a farm housewife during
the 1920s-1940s. The clippings are preserved in plastic sleeves.
The collection was originally based on materials donated by the Julia Duggan
Hart Estate, which contained song books and sheet music. Other materials
representing popular or secular music, including several college fight songs,
principally from the West Texas area, have been added to create a general music
collection. The microfilm contains sheet music of popular dance and marching
tunes, including waltzes (1910-1934); fox trots (1905-1935); marches
(1910-1934); marches or fox trots (1925-1935); and other mainstream music
Is comprised of index and notes pertaining to the Security Abstract and Title
Company. Also available on microfilm.
Consists of correspondence to and from President Lyndon Baines Johnson and
Texas Governor John Connally. Also includes newspaper clippings related to
political campaigns and Goodfellow Air Force Base.
The papers of Ida Selby include church bulletins, Mu Phi Epsilon
newsletters and related material, teaching materials including items from
the Texas Music Teachers Association, and a large quantity of sheet music.
Sellmeyer, Ralph L.
Includes manuscripts, notes, photographs (including negatives), and legal
material pertaining to The Red Raiders: Texas Tech Football (1978), which
Sellmeyer co-authored with James E. Davidson.
Sense of Place: Llano Estacado
These items come from Wilkinson's (Course #3304) Honors' Class students,
which is taught at
Tech University. They include an article, a photo scrapbook, and a
"bag" artifact. The main subject revolves around the Llano Estacado
and the students’ conception of a sense of place on the region.
Contains correspondence and legal material pertaining to Serious Texans
Against Nuclear Dumping. Legal material details a case in the fifth circuit
court concerning the disposal of radioactive waste in the U. S. There also
includes an area geological chart and miscellaneous items.
Contains photocopy of a photographic history of the 106th Infantry Division in World War II and photocopies of Luis U. Serna’s wartime records, awards, and correspondence.
Luis U. Serna is a resident of Bovina, Texas. He served in the 106th Infantry Division during World War II. He was captured by the Germans, sent to a POW camp and was later rescued by the Russian Army.
Settle, J. Doyle
Includes correspondence from Settle to Governor W. Lee O'Daniel and Dr.
Clifford B. Jones that contains his recommendations. Also includes a printed
copy of Texas Industrialization News (March 20, 1940).
Collection contains correspondence discussing the Marshall Family Tree. Also contains a printed manuscript, "The Marshall Connection," on the line of decent from Jean Baptiste Coloigne to Robert Hall Marshall and their descendents. Also includes a genealogy manuscript entitled “The Sever Connection” which represents a line of descendents from Robert Seaver, immigrant to James E. Sever, a banker. James Sever is a long-time Lubbock, Texas resident and a World War II veteran.
Seymour Chamber of Commerce (Seymour, Texas)
Contains correspondence, financial reports, minutes, and rosters from the
Board of Directors of the Seymour, Texas, Chamber of Commerce.
The collection consists of printed material (1941-1969), and scrapbook
material on the history of Shackelford County. It also contains obituaries and a
postcard photo of Shackelford County Courthouse.
Consists of photocopies of correspondence relating to Shafter's activities in
Texas. The collection bulks (1876-1877) with material relating to Shafter's
command of the 24th Infantry at Fort Clark, Texas. It also includes reports of
scouts into Mexico and describes encounters with Mexican General, A. P. Falcon.
Some materials are encrypted.
Shand, Terry and Vi Ott
collection contains holograph lyrics, typed lyrics, legal correspondence,
legal contracts, copyright renewals, royalty statements, performance records
and published sheet music. Most of the lyrics and music were either written
by Terry Shand, Vi Ott, or in collaboration with other song writers. There
are a few photographs of Mr. Shand, news clippings on Vi Ott, and an
incomplete list of Shand’s music.
Sharps Rifle Company
Contains letters written to the Sharps Rifle Company from persons in Texas,
primarily comprising purchase requests for firearms and/or parts. The collection
discusses various aspects of life in Texas such as buffalo hunting, business
dealings, and the necessity of firearms. Also includes the circular, "A
Description of Shackelford County, Texas." The Sharps Rifle Company Records
can also be found among the
Southwest Collection's digital collections.
Shaw, Roderick L.
Includes news clipping on Rod Shaw, campaign material, reports, and speeches by Judge Shaw. Roderick L. Shaw served as a County Judge in Lubbock for 26 years. He was a respected member of the community, often referred to as simply, “The Judge.” He retired in December of 1990. Shaw was interviewed as a part of the project to document South Plains legal history.
Sheep and Goat Ranching - Texas Style
The collection contains a 3.5” floppy disc containing transcribed interviews concerning the sheep and goat ranching industry in Texas, as well as a hard copy of the interviews.
Bill Sims organized the oral history project. He is a businessman/rancher, as well as a graduate of Texas Tech University. Sim’s career as a Texas State Senator spans from 1983 to the present. He has also been Executive Director of the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association. The other interviewees are Judge O. L. Sims, Bryan Hunt, Ben Sims, and Joe York, Sr.
Shelton, Mrs. Ernest
Consists of newsclippings relating to irrigation in Dell City, Hudspeth
County, Texas and a report on ground water in Otero County, New Mexico. Also
includes a technical report by L. J. Bjorklund on Otero County water and an
article on Dell City water from Life Magazine, December 11, 1950.
Collection contains political propaganda from the Democratic Party, Texas legal reform, and inauguration activities.Also includes collection of photocopies of news clippings documenting the cases involving Shelton during his career as a Lubbock County District Attorney in the 1950s. Clippings arranged in files include accounts of the Walter E. Whitaker Case, the Harold Eidenoff Case, the Roy Hines Case, the Girlstown case near Whiteface, Texas, the B. R. Sheffield Case, the Richard McGee Case, and John F. Kennedy’s Speech. Some clippings pertain to Shelton’s involvement in politics as head of the Lubbock County Democratic Party.
Travis Shelton is a widely known and prominent defense attorney. He also served as Lubbock’s District Attorney earlier in his career. He was involved in politics as head of the Lubbock County Democratic Party throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
Sheppard, Bessie Simms
Consists of genealogies and photographs, 1807-1977. Also includes a scrapbook
containing genealogical information concerning the Thetford and Lynn families in
Jack County, Texas.
Includes correspondence, literary productions, photographs, printed material,
financial material, and scrapbook material pertaining to Sheridan's experiences
in World War II in the United States Army Air Force 350th Bombardment Squadron,
his novels and stories, his travels, his newspaper and radio work, and his
personal life. The collection bulks (1928-1970) with manuscripts,
correspondence, and galley proofs pertaining to his novels. Of particular
interest are materials and personnel lists pertaining to the 350th Bombardment
The collection includes correspondence, printed material irrigation surveys,
newsclippings, maps, and photographs documenting Sherrill's work as a County
Agricultural Agent and Area Irrigation Specialist. Bulks (1955-1968) with
printed material on agricultural irrigation and water and soil management.
Includes correspondence, financial material, legal material, printed
material, and scrapbook material related to Shield's various interests.
Includes correspondence, reports, charts, graphs, financial material, maps,
photographs, patents, legal documents, scrapbook material, newsclippings,
handbooks, newsletters, and other printed items, all relating to Shurbert's
association with the Texas Water Development Board.
Includes printed materials including Sidwell's article reprints in
Sedimentary Petrology and American Mineralogist journals.
Consists of a scrapbook (1929-1944), newspaper clippings (1950-1967) and a
playbill. Siler was a member of Harley Sadler's traveling road show during
the 1930s and 1940s.
Consists of Silverton City, Texas, Council minutes.
The collection consists of a booklet containing a membership list and the
bylaws of the Silverton, Texas Volunteer Department (1945).
Contains a photo album with Silvius family pictures. Most photos are
unidentified and undated; however, some appear to date to the early 1900s. Also
contains two letters from Dr. Leo L. Spears.
Includes newspaper clippings, programs, correspondence, photographs, three
scrapbooks (1943-1977) that concern the life and career of Mae Simmons.
Item is a written description of Mr. Ira Simpson’s experiences as a prisoner of war in Europe as well as an article describing the living conditions and disposition of POW’s in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. Mr. Simpson is the National Director of the South Central region of the American Ex-Prisoners of War. He was instrumental in arranging for state scrapbooks and records and individual POW accounts to be housed at the Southwest Collection.
Six-State High Plains-Ogallala Aquifer Area Study
Collection of materials related to the research involved with the Six-State High Plains – Ogallala Aquifer Area Study. All items deal with water in the Ogallala Aquifer as a resource for the region. Such materials included published works, raw data, charts, overheads, maps, rough drafts of their publications, and correspondence from each state that participated in the study: Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Nebraska.For further details, click here: 6-State.
The Six-State High Plains Ogallala Aquifer Area Study also known as the High Plains Study began in 1976 with federal funding to examine the present and future water resources. Targeting the water sensitive region which included Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Nebraska the study was empowered to formulate plans that would increase water supplies. The entire study was highly organized from the review board, project director and manager and technical consulting panel. The project was broken into their respected levels from State Research to Regional Assessments and Administration.
Skaggs, Jimmy M.
Contains drafts and published literary productions, one class paper, one map,
and one résumé. All literary productions deal with the Southwest, with several
pertaining to cattle men and cattle trails.
Consists of three wedding albums that document the following: the wedding of
Norma Glassman to Albert Skibell; the wedding of Norma's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Alfort Glassman; and Alfort Glassman's second wedding to Anna Cohen in 1948.
Slagle, Alton H.
Manuscript entitled "Alton Slagle's Life," by Jo S. Stone,
begun 11/10/1999, 117 pages. Alton Slagle was a special reporter for the New
York Daily News in New York City and frequently wrote on space-related subjects.
Slagle, a Lubbock native, was a graduate of Texas Technological College. He was
influenced by his father who had been a night managing editor at the Lubbock
Avalanche-Journal before becoming editor and part-owner of a farm magazine,
Southwestern Crop and Stock. While attending Texas Tech, Slagle interned in
the summers at the Amarillo Globe-News. Ms. Jo S. Stone, Slagle's
sister, donated the collection on behalf of her brother, who is now deceased.
Includes the family's personal and business correspondence, financial
material, photographs, and a diary.
Contains the minutes of the Slaton Chamber of Commerce and the Slaton Board
of City Development and lists of directors for the Chamber of Commerce and the
Board of City Development.
Includes correspondence, financial material, legal
records, daily journals and cash books, literary productions, some printed
material, and photographs. The collection bulks with the minute details relevant
to the daily operation of a ranching enterprise in West Texas and eastern New
Mexico, and later (post-1937), the development of the petroleum industry in West
Collection concerns the Slaughter estate, including
Allie’s children’s inheritance; her grandsons’ letters and copies of her letters
after George M. Slaughter’s death. For further details, click here:
Consists of financial material in the form of cancelled
checks of the C. C. Slaughter Cattle Company from 1912-1964. For further
details, click here:
Includes correspondence, financial and legal material,
photographs, and printed material pertaining to Slaughter and his family. Bulks
(1876-1921) with correspondence written to him by his second wife Carrie Averill
Slaughter, and with legal materials pertaining to Slaughter's death and the
division of his estate (1921). Of particular interest is a speech written by
Slaughter in 1907 entitled "The Passing of the Range" and his scrapbook
pertaining to the Confederate Veteran's Reunion held in Dallas, Texas, in 1902.
For further details, click here:
Consists of Slaughter family scrapbooks and genealogies
(1862-1960). Also includes genealogies of the Averill and Sherman families and
news clippings relating to the Slaughter estate settlement. Carrie was the
wife of C. C. Slaughter, who was a rancher, banker, and trail driver.
The collection contains correspondence, newspaper
clippings, biographical information, genealogical data, poetry and essays, and
scrapbooks. The majority of the correspondence is between George Morgan
Slaughter and his father, Colonel C. C. Slaughter. The scrapbooks contain the
writings of E. M. Pierce as well as newspaper clippings on the Slaughter family,
the "Long S" ranch, and the prize Hereford bull, "Sir Bredwell." Other newspaper
clippings include the story of Jack Alley, an employee of the Slaughter family
for forty years. Several notebooks contain essays on George M. Slaughter and his
wife, Alice Louise Donohoo Slaughter, while others contain genealogical
information on the descendants of C. C. Slaughter.
Concerns various business and financial transactions of
the Slaughter Land and Cattle Company in Mexico while George M. Slaughter served
as its president. For further details, click here:
Collection contains correspondence of Luther Slaughter
from Saint Jo, Texas. For further details, click here:
Includes correspondence, financial materials, maps, and
photographs. The collection bulks (1938-1956) with financial documents and with
correspondence between R. L. Slaughter, Jr. and Ira Wells regarding the
operation of the ranch.
Bulks with reminiscences of Walter V. V. Smart, who was born in New York and later settled in Oklahoma.
item is a seventeen-page type-written manuscript by Marge Smauley of
Matador, Texas concerning her life around and on the Matador Ranch and in
Smith, Billee Rhodes
Includes correspondence, legal documents, manuscripts, newspaper clippings,
and photographs concerning the Helms family, Rhodes family, George Washington
Helms, John Jackson Helms, and DeWitt County, Texas. Bulks with genealogical
data concerning Billee Rhodes Smith's family, particularly the Helms family.
Includes a typed manuscript of Smith's reminiscences of his earlier years as
a pioneer, cowboy, soldier, and realtor, including views of Oklahoma,
Southeastern New Mexico, West Texas and Lubbock, Texas. The work is entitled
From Oxwagon to Man in the Moon.
Includes correspondence and an autograph book pertaining to David T. Smith.
The correspondence deals primarily with discussions of everyday life on topics
ranging from the weather to personal relationships. One letter from Smith's
sister, Mattie Montgomery, discusses World War I and expresses her sentiments
toward the war.
The collection consists of correspondence, audit reports,
general files, legislative session documents, reports, campaign material,
newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and memorabilia, which contains an
abundance of information about Texas politics, education, community development,
highway safety, and crime prevention. The materials also include personal papers
and correspondence, State Senator files, Lieutenant Governor files, central
files with an index, public information documents, and financial material.
For further details, click here:
Smith, Preston E.
The collection consists of a set of commissioned papers, memorial bulletins on Ima Smith, the wife of Preston Smith, and invitation cards and commemorative scrolls for the opening of the Preston Smith Library of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
Preston Smith was the Governor of Texas for two terms during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. He is also known for signing into law the legislation that created the Texas Tech University School of Medicine.
Smith, John Lee
Includes correspondence, financial and legal material, printed material,
photographs, literary productions, scrapbooks, and albums.
The collection includes correspondence, legal material, printed material, and
miscellaneous material related to Smith's involvement as President of Texas
Technological College's Ex-Student Association and as a member on the Board of
Directors. Also includes an evaluation form for Farm Credit Managers and a
synopsis of the Farm Credit Act Amendments of 1985.
Consists of financial documents, hotel registers, and miscellaneous material.
Consists of information about the Smylie family descendants. Included are
family history materials (1944-1967), a genealogical chart, photographs, and
Consists of scrapbook material relating to Arch Sneed. Includes newspaper
clippings, photographs, and printed material (1937-1940 and undated).
Includes correspondence, financial materials, and printed material. Bulks
(1913-1923) with correspondence and other materials pertaining to Snider's
activities as a scoutmaster.
Consists of financial material and includes a single ledger (1906-1907)
pertaining to Snodgrass' pharmacy business.
collection includes business and personal correspondence, legal and financial
material, printed and scrapbook materials, land advertisements, small maps, and
posters. It bulks (1900-1950) with business files and correspondence of Soash’s
real estate company, and also includes copies of the Soash-produced magazine,
The Golden West and information on C. C. Slaughter. For further details, click here:
These records document the operations of the Texas Section of the Society for Range Management over roughly a 40 year span. Records abound on the activities and business affairs of the Society’s numerous committees through which the Society operated and conducted business. Other records relate to organization matters such as those relating to the Board of Directors, financial matters, youth activities, including the Range Camp, membership information and annual meetings of the Texas Section. For further details, click here: Range.
Established in 1948, the purpose of the Society for Range Management (SRM) is to study, conserve, manage and sustain the varied resources of range lands around the world. Founded in 1950, the Texas Section of the SRM sponsors a diverse range of activities to achieve these goals in Texas. These include field days, symposiums, tours, a general meeting held annually and the publication of a newsletter. Sam Coleman served on various committees and was archivist of the SRM, Texas Section. He served as the Texas Section president in1982.
Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet
Singing in America (Lubbock, Texas)
Contains printed material and newspaper clippings pertaining to the society.
Bulks with programs of shows.
Collection contains Allan Soffar’s dissertation entitled "Differing Views of the Gospel of Efficiency: Conservation Controversies between Agriculture and Interior, 1892-1938".
Sohns, Fiona and Oscar
Contains two photocopied letters. One letter is written by a friend or relative to William Sutherlin Family (1871), and the other written by W. T. Magness to William Sutherlin (1872).
William Sutherlin is the great grandfather of Fiona Emde Sohns. W. T. Magness is the first cousin of Mr. Sutherlin. Mr. Sutherlin lived in Little Red, Arkansas.
Includes correspondence, legal material, photographs, financial documents,
genealogical data, and printed material relating to the Redwine and Sonnamaker
Items are a National Register of Historic Places Registration Form for 1996 and images of the Overton Residential District in Lubbock, Texas. The forms were used to designate the South Overton Residential District as part of the National Register of Historic Places.
Item is a bill of sale receipt from
Senior Guillermo N. Sosa and Don Antonio Calderon to J. C. Waterman. The
place is called La Dura in the district of Ures in the State of Sonora, Mexico.
This financial document was executed in Hermosilla on April 12, 1897. This
document is in Spanish.
South Plains Army Air Field
Mainly correspondence, Silent Wings periodicals, membership roster, and publications on the combat glider squadron of the South Plains Army Air Field in Lubbock, Texas. The South Plains Army Air Field located where the current Lubbock International Airport is at today was responsible for training glider pilots to fly motorless planes such as Hal E. Robinson. They were used extensively in World War II to fly troops and equipment into a battle zone.
South Plains Children’s Shelter
Collection includes Administrator’s reports of the South Plains Children’s Shelter as well as scrapbook material.
South Plains Council Boy Scouts of America
The collection contains newsletters, registration forms, rosters, activity
sheets, meeting notices and some ephemera concerning the South Plains
Council Boy Scouts of America, No. 694 and its association with the West
Texas Data Processing Management.
South Plains Genealogical Society
Is comprised of obituaries of various Lubbock, Texas residents.
Collection of mostly printed materials such as their annual show programs (1964-1999) and yearbooks (1963-1999). The programs and yearbooks detail the Society's activities, show rules, membership roster, officers' names, constitution and rules, and history.
The South Plains Iris Society, Lubbock's branch (Region 17) of the American Iris Society, has been actively involved with promoting interest in and the culture of all plants of the genus iris. They are also closely associated with the Lubbock Texas Council of Garden Clubs. They hold their meetings once a month at the Lubbock Garden and Arts Center and every year they host a show of their best works in the horticulture of the iris.
South Plains Music Teachers Association
Contains correspondence, general office files, programs, printed material,
newsclippings, and other miscellaneous items related to the teaching of music.
Plains Quilters Guild
The collection contains correspondence, directories, financial material,
handwritten notes, legal material, newspapers, periodicals, photographs,
printed material, and scrapbooks, all created during its various years of
operation. Several quilts and awards from the organization are also present.
Plains Quilters Guild
The Records contains correspondence, financial materials, periodicals,
organizational records, photographs, other printed material, and scrapbooks.
These materials document all aspects of the South Plains Quilters Guild from
1977 to 2012, including events such as the Dallas Quilt Celebration,
financial operations, and even its monthly/yearly meetings.
South Plains Plant Society
Collection of the organization's yearbooks (1981-1997) and flower show schedules (1974-1997). It is not a complete set.
The South Plains Plant Society's objective is to promote interest in the culture of horticulture for the best quality. The plant society helps to popularize a variety of plants such as roses and dahlias. Organized in 1972, they also host annual flower shows.
South Plains Writers Association
Bulks with correspondence and scrapbook material on the South Plains Writers
Southland Life Insurance Company
Contains brochures, annual reports, invitations, and programs pertaining to
Southland Life Insurance Company. Also includes invitations to the grand opening
of the Sheraton-Dallas Hotel and the dedication of the Southland Center on April
Southwest Academic Library Consortium (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Contains materials pertaining to the consortium's grants and disbursement,
minutes, financial material, and miscellaneous material pertaining to consortium
membership. Also includes copies of the survey of Reciprocal Policies and
Procedures conducted by the organization.
Contains correspondence, legal and financial material, printed materials,
photographs and literary productions pertaining to the association's workings
within the Texas, Southern, and U.S. cotton industry. The collection bulks
(1932-1973) with correspondence between Frank Brooks, the General Counsel and
Secretary of the association, and other directing members of the organization,
and with other cotton-related businesses with which the organization had
dealings. Of particular interest are documents outlining preferred political
candidates in Texas elections, as well as correspondence dealing with tariffs,
loading, marking and shipping problems, and legislative issues affecting the
Collection consists of bulletins from the Southwestern Compress and Warehouse
Association’s mains office in Dallas, Texas to all members.
Collection of the day-to-day business records of the
Southwest Athletic Conference consisting of correspondence, memorandums,
financial material, media guides, game programs, and memorabilia. The collection
is organized by series such as football, basketball, championships, and
compliance, marketing, and administrative files. For further details, click
Collection contains the original minutes of the Southwest Athletic Conference (SWAC), 1914-1923, and several media guides from the SWAC office and member universities such as Baylor and University of Texas. The rest of consists of manuals and directories of contacts, procedures, and committees. This collection includes more materials for the above collection. For a brief history of the organization see the above description.
Contains correspondence about annual meetings, minutes of board meetings, and
printed material related to the ongoing activities of the organization.
The collection consists of political telephone surveys from Lubbock, Texas entitled “The Pulse of America. “The Pulse of America” surveys were performed by Southwest Research Associates. The organization capitalized on the notoriety gained by Lubbock, Texas, when President George Bush referred to the city’s public values as the “Pulse of America”.
Southwest Theatre Conference
Contains printed material and essays pertaining to drama and the Southwest
Theatre Conference. The collection bulks (1953-1955) with essays and addresses
written for annual conventions. Of particular interest is an address written by
playwright Arthur Miller for the 1953 convention in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Contains two typewritten reports detailing economic and business conditions
in Lubbock and Plainview, Texas. The reports include statistics on population,
climate, cotton production, construction, and telephone lines. Printed
statistics and a history of Southwestern Bell in Lubbock are located in the
reference file. The microfilm reels contain printed material relating to general
news and information about the company, various events and personalities, and
early telephone franchise ordinances between certain cities in West Texas and
various telephone companies.
Southwestern Historical Association
Box contains materials consisting of minutes and treasurer’s reports, correspondence, and financial documents concerning the business activities of the Southwestern Historical Association, an affiliate of the Southwestern Social Science Association. The Southwest Historical Association is an academic organization among southwestern colleges and universities to promote the interest in history.
Southwestern Political Science Association
Contains general correspondence, financial material, general organizational
files, printed programs, minutes, scrapbook material, rosters, and copies of
papers read at annual meetings.
Is comprised of research papers presented at a meeting of the Southwestern
Political Science Association in Fort Worth, Texas. Also contains meeting
minutes, budgeting and membership lists.
Southwestern Political Science Association
Collection contains correspondence, financial reports, papers from symposiums, meeting notes, memos, minutes, newsletters, programs, and questionnaires of the Southwestern Political Science Association (SWPSA). The SWPSA is a scholarly organization that is regionally based and supports to further the education, academics, and discipline of political science.
Contains printed material in the form of advertisements, form letters, one
magazine, information to company stockholders, financial reports, and one board
meeting program. Bulks (1944-1963) with Securities Exchange Commission Reports
on the Southwestern Public Service Company. The form letters, the SEC reports,
and stockholder information pertain to the financial position of Southwestern
Public Service Company.
Contains manuals of correspondence, committee reports, executive council
reports, constitution and by-laws, Walter T. Watson files, annual meeting
programs and schedules, and files relating to the Social Science
Quarterly and the University of Texas Press. All relate to activities and
meetings of the SWSSA, plus its relationship with Southwestern Sociological
Southwestern Social Science Association
Collection contains research papers for symposiums, meeting notes and minutes and reports of the Southwestern Social Science Association (SWSSA). The SWSSA is a scholarly organization that is regionally based and supports to further the education, academics, and discipline of social science.
Southwestern Sociological Association
Contains correspondence, legal and financial material, organizational and
meeting material, printed material, lists, periodicals, slides, and audio
recordings pertaining to the activities of the Southwestern Sociological
Association. The collection bulks (1963-1974) with correspondence,
organizational and meeting material, and printed material.
Contains organizational records and correspondence concerning the Unitarian
Universalist Churches in the Southwest.
Mostly publications from the Southwestern Unitarian Universalist Conference. The Unitarians have an active religious organization and annually hold a conference of representatives of the Southwest region.
Southwestern Unitarian Universalist Conference
Collection contains the records
generate from the annual meetings of the Southwestern Unitarian Universalist
They include board minutes, annual reports, religious publications, programs,
directories, financial material, convention material, and policy and procedures. For further details, click here:
Southwestern Unitarian Universalist Women
Includes correspondence and notes pertaining to the Feminist Theology Award,
an award granted by the Southwest Unitarian Universaliat Women. Also contains
printed material and newsletters as well as notes from organized meetings.
Contains correspondence, financial material, general office material,
minutes, programs, membership lists, reports, and scrapbook material pertaining
to the organization's activities.
The item is an oversized manuscript entitled Material Used in Colonization of Spade Ranch, by M. C. Ludeman, (Thesis: AC 805 T3 1939, no. 34). In 1889 Isaac L. Ellwood bought about 128,000 acres of land which was the north pasture of the Snyder brothers’ ranch and called it the Spade Ranch. Its brand resembled a shovel or spade. The brand was registered in Mitchell, Hale, and Lubbock Counties in Texas. Over the years more land was added and the headquarters was located in southeastern Lamb County. The addition of the south pasture was in eastern Hockley County. In 1924, W. L. Ellwood place a majority of the land for sale to farmers. When the railroad arrived small towns like Anton, Spade, and Ropesville sprang to life. By 1947, colonization of the old Spade Ranch was finished and only 21,754 acres remained with the Ellwood estate.
Sparkman, Mrs. C. M. (Gladys Porter)
Bulks with a scrapbook complied by Gladys Porter, an elementary school
teacher, that deals with World War II and its impact on Fresno, California and
the world in general. Also contains clippings from the Fresno Bee and
The collection consists of a copy of Ms. Sparkman's essay.
Consists of 4 minute books for the Spearman City Council. Spearman is located
in Hansford County, Texas.
Collection contains photographs and printed material concerning Hickman
Field, Hawaii. The printed material consists of reports and news bulletins. Hal
P. Spencer was First Lieutenant, U.S. Army assigned to the Constructing
Quartermaster of Hickman Field in 1936 or 1937. He build the installation and
was stationed on the island during World War II. After the war he worked at
Reese Air Force Base as a general engineer. He lived in Lubbock, Texas and is
Includes a time book kept by Hamilton Spencer over an eleven-year period as
Includes certificates of appointment for Notary Public, Draft Board, and
Deputy Food Administrator, plus a photocopy of a proclamation by Mayor Spencer
for a memorial service for former President Woodrow Wilson.
Includes several hand-written ledgers consisting of daily records of
purchases made in Spikes' store from August 5 to October 18, 1899, and from
January 1 to February 24, 1902.
Contains newsclippings about rural life and Spikes' column, "As A Farm Woman
Papers focus on ranching and agricultural endeavors and include
correspondence, financial materials, legal materials, printed and scrapbook
material, newsclippings, literary productions, and genealogical material.
Includes correspondence and research notes used in preparation of Spoede's thesis: "William Whipple Johnson: An Enterprising Man." Also includes a rough draft of the thesis. Spoede received his M.A. degree from Hardin-Simmons University in 1968, and was employed there as an Air Force ROTC instructor.
The item is a scrapbook compiled by Ethel Spooner concerning World War I.
It is full of pasted clippings of pictures and illustrations from magazines
and news articles detailing American troops fighting in Europe during the
First World War. It also includes some ration stamps used during the
Second World War.
Collection of Sports Illustrated magazines that contain articles on
Texas Tech University’s Athletics from football, basketball, baseball, and
Contains the first hotel guest register, plus a few remarks by Dr. Clifford
B. Jones. The register dates from the September 3, 1910, opening to August 27,
Contains a bill of sale and an inventory of furnishings and linens for the
St. Clair Hotel.
Consists of registers, record books, financial records, photographs, and
scrapbook material concerning the historical importance of St. John's Methodist
The collection consists of printed materials including a complete run of
annual reports (1908-1955), a condensed title history of the company's
properties (1908), a prospectus (1905), and the syndication agreement (1905).
The collection consists of a photocopied volume containing the medical staff proceedings of St. Mary of the Plains Hospital from 1940-1954. St. Mary of the Plains Hospital in Lubbock, Texas has been one of two major hospitals in Lubbock and in the West Texas region for more than half the 20th Century. Currently the hospital has merged with the Methodist Hospital to create the Covenant Health System.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Lubbock, Texas)
Architectural plans, blueprints, and manuals (on renovations and landscaping) of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (1930s-1986). Some of the plans and blueprints are rolled and some are flat. Project manuals include Specifications for Church Annex Building (1959), Building Renovation (Dec 1986), and Nursery Renovation (Sept. 1986). For further details, click here: St.Pauls.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has been in Lubbock for many years. It has gone through a number of renovations and landscaping since its construction. The original church known as the St. Paul’s on the Plains Episcopal Church was a small wooden building which was sold in 1939 by the Church. The new building located downtown is larger than the old church.
Stamford Chamber of Commerce (Texas)
Consists of eight chronologically arranged minute books.
The collection includes comprehensive statistics, reports, and financial and
economic information on the cattle industry in the Texas Panhandle,
particularly regarding the EXCEL Corporation and Missouri Beef Packers. The
most complete sections of the collection are records tracing beef prices and
costs from the late 1970s through the 1980s. Also included are business
correspondence, memos, and information from the U.S. Department of
Agriculture regarding the proper regulations of the beef industry, as well
as academic reports on South Plains Agriculture.
Consists of correspondence and printed material, including Stamford
Collegiate Institute bulletins and newspaper clippings.
Contains an abstract of title pertaining to the history of ownership of Lot
13 and the south one-half of Lot 14 in block 184, for Lubbock County.
Includes correspondence and research material pertaining to the history of Bailey County, Texas, and bulks (1962-1963) with information concerning the 50th anniversary of Muleshoe, Texas.
Includes a personal letter, diary (1899), and photocopy of a wagon train. The materials deal with Manty Stanfield who pioneered through the West Texas frontier during the turn of the 20th Century. She is the great aunt of Retha Vandivere who lives in Brownfield, Texas.
Stanford and Black Family
Consists of Hereford cattle breeding records and sales catalogs connected
with the E. B. Black company in Hereford, Texas (1920-1927), and contains legal
documents of Nellie D. Black and printed materials from Clarendon College
(1904-1907) and Southwestern University (1904-1907). Also includes newspaper
clippings concerning a 1910 general conference of the Methodist Church.
The collection is arranged in four files: Agriculture,
Education, Livestock, and Personal. Includes correspondence, photographs, legal
and financial documents, speech notes, calendars and diaries, as well as
publications and office files relating to livestock, higher education and
agriculture. For further details, click here:
Contains an original typed manuscript of The Duke City: Albuquerque, New
Mexico by F. Stanley (Stanley F. L. Crocchiola), ca. 1951.
Contains correspondence, office records, petitions, surveys, contracts,
newsclippings, and photographs related to the Red Bluff Water Power Control
The collection is comprised of a scrapbook of photocopied materials relating to tent shows. It also includes a list of tent shows available for production and two bibliographies from a thesis on Toby shows. The scrapbook was compiled by Orville Starnes, and contains articles on Toby shows, drama theory, melodrama, and playbills.
Stars and Stripes
Newspaper collection: Stars and Stripes, February 8, 1918 to June 13, 1919. A bound volume consisting of the Armed Forces newspapers for the World War I years. It is the official newspaper of the American expeditionary Forces. Printed in France. The United States military sent forces to expedite the war effort. The Stars and Stripes newspapers details accounts of the U. S.’ involvement in assisting France and Great Britain defeat Germany during the Great War.
State of Texas v. Jack Hall
Contains a transcript of the trial and a population census of Crane County.
Consists entirely of a scrapbook of news articles compiled by Letha Steele
that deals with the inordinate amount of dust on the Oklahoma-Texas Plains and
how it affected the area's wheat crop in 1935.
Contains material on the Frank Spears murder case, photocopies of Prisoners of War during World War II, Bataan Relief Organization Bulletin, citation of units, and other publications on Prisoners of War. Harry E. Steen, a native of New Mexico, was drafted during the second world war and served in the Philippines until his capture at Bataan in 1942. He remained a Prisoner of War for the duration of the war.
Steen, Harry E.
Contains a paper entitled “Experiences in World War II in the Far East: The Philippines and Niigata, Japan”. Harry E. Steen, a native of New Mexico, was drafted during the second world war and served in the Philippines until his capture at Bataan in 1942. He remained a Prisoner of War for the duration of the war.
Consist of financial material
such as two carpenter’s time books, two grist
Stehr, William G.
Consists of materials relating to Texas Universalist Church. Includes
yearbook excerpts, church record books (Hico, Texas), convention programs,
circulars, newspaper clippings, biographical material on Judge J. D. Barker,
correspondence, and lists of churches and ministers. Also includes an historical
sketch "The Universalist Church and Texas."
Collection consists of a scrapbook kept by Stengal in 1929-1936.
The collection contains a class project, "Antenna Characteristics," done at
the University of Texas School of Physics.
Contains teaching material used by Carriewood Stephens.
Includes correspondence between William Eli Stephens and his wife, Nannie. Of
particular interest are several letters from 1864 in which Stephens describes
his experiences as a Confederate soldier.
The collection consists of handbooks for: a Parent-Teachers Association,
1945-1965; Noratadata Club, 1944-1962; Order of the Eastern Star, 1944-1957;
Sesame Club, 1946-1948; Epsilon Zeta Club, 1958-1961; Lydia Circle, 1951-1952;
and the Woman's Missionary Society, 1950-1951.
Includes news clippings, printed material, and photographs. Bulks with
Stewart's articles in medical journals and addresses he gave. Also includes
materials concerning the dedication of Stewart Elementary School in Lubbock,
Texas, in 1961.
Items in the collection include six pamphlets and
flyers from Daniel McIntyre Stewart, Jr., ledgers generated by the practice
of Evans Paul Stewart, and certificates and awards of Everett Paul Stewart.
The financial material bulks with daily summaries of patient accounts that
include the persons name, new charges, cash paid, and amount paid toward
account, but no indication of what services the charges represent. For
further details, click here:
Item is a manuscript of “Teacher at Hilltop” compiled by Maryan Stidham. It was used for the
Cochise County Historical Quarterly of Arizona.
Stock Raisers Association of Northwestern Texas
Consists of a typescript of the original minute book that was located in the
vault of the Texas Cattle Raisers Association in 1925. The typescript was
prepared under the direction of Dr. Curry Holden. The Records may also be found
among the Southwest Collection's
Collection contains general files of Frank Stone.
Stone, Jo Slagle
Collection from John Maxwell Slagle, which includes twelve small notebooks with financial information, diary notes, and hand notes, ten World War II ration booklets, and some miscellaneous scrapbook material. Jo Slagle Stone is the granddaughter of John Maxwell Slagle. He moved to Lubbock from Troup, Texas and worked as a carpenter. Some of the financial records detail his payroll and supply expenses. The war ration booklets were assigned to the following names: Stella Ida McCasland, Stella Kathleen McCasland, Patsy Ruth McCasland, and Thomas Elmer Francis. All of Lubbock, Texas. Alton Slagle was her brother.
Stonewall County Courthouse Cornerstone (Texas)
The collection consists of newspapers from a time capsule removed from the
cornerstone of the Stonewall County Courthouse in November 1982, and includes a
November 6, 1911, Chicago Daily Socialist, an Old and New Testament, and
a masonic publication.
Includes correspondence, legal and financial material, literary productions,
printed material, and newsclippings pertaining to Stovall's literary work, and
his civic and religious activities. The collection bulks (1959-1967) with
correspondence, research notes, and literary productions of his two books.
Bulks with a manuscript, "The Mesostigmatic Nasal Mites of Birds," written by
Standtman in 1951. Also contains a survey of Typhus in rats and rats ectop. Dr.
Strandtmann was a professor of Biology at Texas Tech for many years.
Includes a letter copybook used by Stribling and Kirkland.
Contains information relating to Beverly Stribling’s involvement with Lubbock,
Texas Urban Commission.
Consists of correspondence, genealogical data, literary productions
(1861-1960), and scrapbook material. Also includes a biographical sketch of
Cornelius Stribling, masonic lodge records (1861-1862), and a biographical
sketch of Texas Ranger, B. F. (Dock) Burris.
Includes printed material and photographs pertaining to the business of
cattle breeding with references to Jack and Myrhl Frost, Charles H. Harris, W.
J. Jinkins, Robert D. Mousel, Henry L. Mousel, J. P. Osborne, and W. A.
McSpadden. The collection bulks with breeder sale catalogs (1916-1947)
advertising the sale of Hereford cattle.
This collection has photocopied news clippings and news articles on Elmer Kelton. Mrs. Stroder succeeded Paul Patterson as the journalism teacher at Crane High where Kelton went to public school. She is a life-long friend of Patterson and Kelton.
Includes correspondence, financial and legal material, and newsclippings
pertaining to the family's involvement in ranching and horse breeding. Also
includes a notebook describing horse sales and local brands.
Includes correspondence, class materials, literary productions, printed
materials, research material, and scrapbook material. Bulks (1926-1969) with
class materials used during his teaching career at Texas Technological College
and with literary productions he authored.
Stuart, J. N.
Includes abstracts and financial material. Bulks (1911-1940) with abstracts
of Palo Pinto County, Texas, including portions of the Henry Bird survey of
Strawn, Texas. Of particular interest are family financial records from the
Collection is comprised of correspondence, miscellaneous files and scrapbook
material concerning Rosa Allen Stuart.
Contains correspondence (some originals and copies), an autograph book, and
newsclippings. Bulks with personal and family correspondence (1883-1894).
Includes correspondence (1914-1966), financial materials (1911-1953), legal
materials (1907-1953), literary productions, photographs (1926-1945), printed
material (1912-1952), a ledger book, a scrapbook and scrapbook materials. The
collection bulks with financial documents (1911-1956), personal and business
correspondence (1914-1933), and rodeo materials (1939-1965). The financial
documents and correspondence refer to ranching operations, rodeos and the Studer
family businesses. Of particular interest is the material pertaining to rodeo
The collection contains material collected during a 1934 expedition to Mexico
to study the Yaqui Indians including: correspondence (1933-1935), a diary
(1934), newspaper clippings (1934 and undated), general notes (1934), and
research notes (1934 and undated). Also included are articles dealing with
Sudan Mercantile Company (Texas)
Consists of a 1923 inventory and a wholesale accounts ledger (1918-1920) of the Sudan Mercantile Company.
The papers consist of books, correspondence, church directories, and
newspaper articles and printed materials. Most of the materials pertain to
organizations and schools in Lubbock, Texas.
contains a poem by Raymond Hall, several news clippings and photographs
concerning the Wichita Falls jail break involving two fugitives: Raymond
Hall and John Keys. It also includes news clippings on Wink’s efforts
to honor Summers’ retirement from banking and law enforcement.
19 boxes (19 linear feet) and oversized
19 boxes (19 linear feet) and oversized
The Gertrude C. Suppe Hispanic Church Music Collection consists of material
relating to Gertrude C. Suppe and vernacular Hispanic church music, both
Catholic and Protestant. The languages are largely Spanish, Portuguese, and
Catalan with some materials in English. The collection contains many "cancioneros",
which are small song books used in worship. Their dates range from
1972-1999. Also included are documents, correspondence, photographs, and
recordings concerning composers, workshops, conferences, and the editing of
a number of Hispanic hymnals in which Gertrude C. Suppe took part. Portions
of the Collection may also be found among the
Southwest Collection's digital
Surman, Dr. A. C.
The collection contains 73 ledgers both daybooks and annual, which record
the patients’ name, company names, and the amount they paid for their
doctor’s visit. Some ledgers record financial expenses accrued from
the doctor’s practice. The wallet has a minutes booklet of the Post,
Texas Parents-Teachers Association used while Mrs. Agnes Surman was member
of the organization and a set of blank forms of the physical examination
record used by Dr. Surman.
Consists of fourteen diaries spanning from 1917-1972 and relate to the day to
day experiences of Ross Sutherland. Also includes copies of school work,
correspondence, and cash accounts.
Contains the manuscript, "A History of Menard County," written by Harvey H.
Sutton in 1939.
Contains correspondence, financial material, photographs, research files, and
literary, printed, educational, and scrapbook materials. Bulks with materials
pertaining to Svenson's engineering activities and interests.
Consists of four minute books arranged chronologically for the period of 1951
to 1974. Also includes financial reports of the Board of City Development,
budgets, office inventories, and agendas of meetings.
Contains family correspondence, newspaper clippings on a coin gift, and
governmental proclamations pertaining to Swen Magnus Swenson.
Contains financial records, membership lists, church register, treasurer's
report, and minutes of meetings pertaining to the Swenson Baptist Church.
The collection bulks with business correspondence in loose or
book format, legal documents such as abstracts, surveys, and field notes, and
financial materials relating to the SMS Ranches and
other business activities such as land sales
of the Swenson Land and Cattle Company. Other records include Spur Farm Land sales, Stamford and Northwestern Townsite
Company, Swenson Oil and Gas Company, Stamford Water Works and Electric Light
Company, and Stamford Oil Mill Company. For
further details, click here:
Swenson Land and Cattle Company
The collection contains legal documents from the Swenson
Ranches concerning patent & land surveys
and field notes of
Crosby, Dickens, Garza, and Kent Counties, Texas.
For further details, click here:
Swisher County Water Users (Texas)
Contains copies of the organization's by-laws (1966) and minutes (1966-1968).
The material reflects the organization and operations of the Swisher County
Includes newsclippings of Syers' "Off the Beaten Trail" newspaper column
(1963-1964) taken from the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
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