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Caffey, Stewart
Papers, 1997
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Includes a printed article on professional women’s basketball from the Messenger which serves the De Leon and Central Texas area published in 1997.  Stewart Caffey is a member of the West Texas Historical Association and the Texas Oral History Association.

Cagle, Ola O'Keefe
Papers, 1990s
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Item is a manuscript entitled “Cowbells and Buttercups” by Ola O'Keefe Cagle, 54 pages, spiral bound.  The short stories are of Ola Cagle's life on the Waggoner Ranch.  The stories were typed and edited by family members.  Ola O'Keefe Cagle, grandmother of Jo Ellen Taylor, lived her life in the West Texas region.  At the age of nine her family moved to the Waggoner Ranch along Rock Creek.    She graduated from Harrold High School in 1928 and eventually married.  Her stories reflect the life she and her family lived during the early 20th Century and on through the 1980s.

Cain, Frank
Papers, 1966
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Includes a photocopy of answers and deposition of Frank Cain concerning Pacific Finance Corporation and its financial affairs with Billie Sol Estes.

Cain, Joseph Alexander
Papers, 1963-1966
125 leaves

Includes correspondence, printed material, and scrapbook material concerning Cain's activities in the art field. The collection bulks with correspondence between Cain and art societies and associations.
An artist, critic, educator, and writer, Cain was born in 1920, and taught in the Corpus Christi, Texas public school system and at Del Mar College. He was an art critic for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, and active in the South Texas Art League, Texas Watercolor Society, Western Artists Association, and the Royal Society of Arts.

Calvert District Conference, Methodist-Episcopal Church, South
Records, 1892-1898
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection contains records of the Calvert District Conferences from 1892 to 1898.

Calvin, Ross
Papers, 1902-1965
1 microfilm reel ( 105 ft.) : positive

Consists of an 8 volume log book describing the plant and animal life of southwestern New Mexico, especially the area around Silver City, as well as diaries of travels made to other areas of the United States over a sixty year period.
Ross Calvin was a noted author and naturalist in southwestern New Mexico.

Camfield, Earnest Ross
Papers, 1911-1996, and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

   Materials concern the Camfield and Bates families of Thurber, Texas.   It includes photocopied newspapers and genealogy.  Thurber, Texas is now a ghost town and was at one time a prosperous coal mining town.

Camp, Joseph
Papers, 1856-1873
198 leaves

The collection consists of correspondence from J. Evarts Whittlesey to Joseph Camp describing weather conditions, towns, schools and churches. The letters also chronicle an eastern family's reactions to the so-called mythic "West," and describe their financial difficulties. The reference file for this collection contains a photocopy of Camp's journal from his 1859 trip.
Camp was born in 1834 in Newington, Connecticut. His father, Colonel Joseph Camp, was a veteran of the War of 1812. In 1859, Camp traveled from Connecticut to Nebraska and kept a journal of the trip. A direct descendant of the pioneers who settled Wetherfield, Connecticut, Camp farmed 100 acres and raised a family of six sons and one daughter. His sister and brother-in-law, J. Evarts Whittlesey, lived in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois. J. Evarts taught school, served as principal, owned a store, and farmed. As the Whittleseys moved from place to place from 1856 to 1873, their family wrote descriptive letters to Joseph Camp.

Campbell, Henry Harrison
Papers, 1869-1897
228 leaves, 1 microfilm reel : negative

Includes correspondence, financial records and a journal. The collection bulks (1879-1890) with an unidentified journal and cash book, and with a weather diary from 1890. Of particular interest is a letter from A. M. Britten.  For further details, click here:  HHCampbell.
A Civil War veteran (20th Texas Regiment), cattleman, founder of the Matador Ranch (1878), and the first county judge of Motley County Texas (1891), Campbell was born in 1840, and came to West Texas in 1877 and established the Matador Cattle Company, the parent company of the West Texas ranch. He sold the ranch in 1883 to the Scotland syndicate and then established the Campbell Ranch. Campbell helped organize Motley County and later homesteaded a section of land on which the town of Matador, Texas, is now located. His wife was the town's first postmaster. Campbell died in 1911.

Campbell, Martha E.
Papers, 1859-1971 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

     Items include personal correspondence (1870-1926), genealogy notes (1930s), miscellaneous notes (1859-1967), news clippings on the Campbell family (1929-1971), a diary of Martha E. “Mattie” Campbell (1893-1894), and a photograph of Mattie Campbell with her dog “Cutie” (1890s).  The descriptive diary was written while Mattie was twelve to thirteen years old and describes in detail her life in Denver, Colorado.
      Martha E. “Mattie” Campbell was the daughter of Bettie Callaway Coleman Campbell and Dr. Albert Prescott Campbell.  She grew up in Denver, Colorado.  After she married Patrick C. Campbell, she moved with her father and husband to Los Angeles, California.  They had three sons.  Her husband helped to develop the Los Angeles area and its harbor.

Campbell, Mrs. R. T.
Papers, 1939-1966
3,299 leaves

Contains the diaries written by Mrs. Campbell while living on the Campbell Ranch in Texas.
Wife of the Campbell Ranch owner, Mrs. Campbell was also the mother-in-law of historian William M. Pearce.

Campbell, William Lindsey, Family
Papers, 1879-1986 and undated
3 boxes (2.5 linear feet)

     The collection includes correspondence, bank records and receipts, genealogic material, sales contracts and deeds, class notes, text books, and memorabilia and scrapbook material.  Letters Lindsey Campbell wrote to his family while away at college comprise the bulk of the collection.  For further details, click here:  WLCampbell.
     The collection concerns William Lindsey Campbell, his wife Mary Florence Edwards Wise Campbell, and their respective families.  Lindsey was born in 1895 to parents William A. and Mattie Lindsey Campbell.  William and Mattie were pioneers in the Panhandle region of Texas and William served as a Commissioner of Potter County.  The Campbell’s also had a daughter, Sadie Campbell Holden.  Lindsey attended Texas A&M and Baylor University then returned to ranching in the Panhandle and in eastern New Mexico.  Mary Florence Edwards was born to Charles W. and Viola Elam Edwards in 1900.  The family moved from Illinois to Quay County New Mexico early in the 20th century.  Viola died in 1910 leaving Florence and her five siblings to be raised by their father.  Quay County ranchers and pioneers J. M. and C. Elizabeth Burnam Wise later adopted Florence.  In 1946, Lindsey and Florence were married and continued ranching until his death in 1954.  Florence married again to Marlin Gilbreath.

Canadian Presbyterian Church (Texas)
Records, 1895-1904
1 microfilm reel (20 ft.) : negative

Contains a record of church business meetings and a list of members as of November 1, 1895.

Canadian Women's Christian Temperance Union (Texas)
Records, 1904-1954
3 microfilm reels : negative

Contains minutes of meetings, scrapbook materials, songs, and correspondence dealing with the Canadian, Texas, chapter of the Women's Christian Temperance Union.
The Canadian, Texas, chapter of the Women's Christian Temperance Union was established on November 26, 1902, by Mrs. Webb Curtis to fight the saloons in town.

Canadian-Hemphill County Chamber of Commerce (Texas)
Records, 1946-1976
1 microfilm reel (75 ft.) : negative

Contains minutes of meetings of the Canadian-Hemphill County Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber of Commerce for Hemphill County, Texas, is located in the city of Canadian.

Cantonment Burgwin Project
Records, 1858, 1957
73 leaves

Contains correspondence, newsclippings, printed and scrapbook material, two photographs, and William Wallace Anderson's diary-account books. The collection bulks (1858) with the bound photocopies of William Wallace Anderson's diary-account books concerning Cantonment (Fort) Burgwin.
Cantonment (Fort) Burgwin, New Mexico, was established in 1852 to protect settlers from Apache and Ute Indians. The post was abandoned in 1860. In 1957, Dr. Fred Wendorf of Texas Technological College supervised an archaeology field school at the site of the post, ten miles south of Taos, New Mexico, where an adjacent, pre-historic pueblo site was also located.

Caraway, T. G.
Papers, 1976-1986 and undated
2 boxes (2 linear feet)

    Collection contains a variety of materials documenting the activities of the American Agriculture Movement, including the organization of the farmer’s march on Washington and other protests during the late 1970’s. Also included is a selection of material on Lubbock music, with special attention to the Maines Brothers Band.
    T. G. Caraway was an employee of Texas Tech University and an active participant in the local political arena in Lubbock, Texas.

Caraway, T. G.
Papers, 1979-2000 and undated
1 box (1 linear feet)

    Collection of general files on the activities of T. G. Caraway with the Texas Young Democrats in Lubbock and state-wide such as agenda, announcements, correspondence, financial documents, membership, memos, minutes and reports, news clippings, and outreach and convention materials.  Also includes publications on the Alternate Energy Symposium of 1980.  Files include membership, news clippings, outreach and convention, announcements, bylaws, flyers, and brochures.  For further details, click here: Caraway2.
   T. G. Caraway was an employee for the Physical Plant at Texas Tech University for a number of years.  He was also active in Victor Morales’ campaign run for U. S. Senator.  Caraway was also active in the Texas Young Democrats serving at one time as president of Region One.  A native of Lubbock County, he now lives in Austin, Texas working for the Texas Democratic Party.  The Texas Young Democrats is a political organization that promotes the political views of the Democratic Party and actively seeks to gain support from the younger generation.

Card, Lottie Holman
Papers, 1825-1964
9,160 leaves

Includes correspondence, financial and legal material, printed material, diary, scrapbook material, literary productions, and photographs of the Burnham family of Stephen F. Austin's colony, and of the Burks, Card, Dunn, and Holman families of Comanche, Texas. The collection bulks (1825-1964) with correspondence, financial and legal material, scrapbooks, scrapbook material, photographs, literary productions, sketches and drawings, and genealogical material of Lottie Holman Card.
An artist and folklorist, Card was born in 1882 in Comanche, Texas. She lived in Comanche for 72 years, and in Dallas ten years. She was the paternal granddaughter of Nancy Burnham, who was the first Anglo child born in Stephen F. Austin's colony. Card was a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy, Writers Club of Dallas, and the Texas Genealogical Society. Card died in 1964.

Cardona, Geronimo
Papers, 1854
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    The item is a bulletin in Spanish from Brigadier General Geronimo Cardona to the people of Coahuila, Mexico published in August 24, 1854 concerning the Indians attacking the haciendas and ranches from the area.  The item is accompanied by a translation.
    Geronimo Cardona was Governor and Commanding General of the Department of Coahuila, Mexico.   Coahuila is a desert state located in northern Mexico along the Rio Grande border.  For many years the people of Northern Mexico had been subjected to Indian raids and attacks upon their properties.  Some of the tribes were Apaches and Comanches bent upon revenge for lands taken from them.

Carey, Clay Parks
Records, 1860-1975
1 microfilm reel (90 ft.) : negative

Contains correspondence, diplomas, historical records, a scrapbook, a journal, photograph albums, loose photographs, and miscellaneous items pertaining to the Weakley-Watson-Miller Hardware Company of Brownwood and also to the Watson, Parks, Weakley, Carey, Miller, Dildy, Sater, Dyer, McColloch and other Brownwood pioneer families.
Carey was a construction engineer in Brownwood, Texas. He married Mary Alice Watson on December 26, 1936, and they had a daughter, Mary Ann. Carey worked for many years with the Texas Highway Department and also designed irrigation systems for area farms.

Carlisle, W. A.
Papers, 1880-1919
66 leaves

Includes financial material (1894-1919) and legal material (1880-1919) pertaining to land purchases and sales in Lubbock, Texas. Also includes correspondence concerning financial matters.
A real estate developer and early settler on the South Plains of Lubbock, Texas, Carlisle was active in the founding of the city of Lubbock. He was also a member of the Lubbock Commercial Club in 1907.

Carlsbad Irrigation District No. 1. (New Mexico)
Records, 1892-1932
8 microfilm reels : negative

Contains correspondence, financial material, legal material, minutes of meetings, reports, and scrapbook material pertaining to the Carlsbad, New Mexico, Irrigation District No. 1.

Carlson, Erik D.
Papers,  undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Item is a manuscript titled “Ellington Field:  A Short History, 1917-1963” by Erik D. Carlson, Ph.D.  Dr. Carlson is a historian from Houston, Texas.  He compiled a brief history of Ellington Field currently Ellington Air Force Base located 25 miles south of Houston, Texas.  It was named after Lt. Eric Lamar Ellington.

Carlson, Paul Howard
Papers, 1871-1998 and undated
3 boxes (3 linear feet)

    Contains research material and hand notes used in Pecos Bill, Carlson's published doctoral dissertation on William R. Shafter. Shafter was a Civil War commander of black troops and an officer of the Southwest frontier and the Spanish-American War. Includes materials on the Shafter Mine and the Presidio Mining Company.  In addition there are materials related to Dr. Paul Carlson’s research on Empire Builder and The Plains Indians.  Items include photocopied map of Texas designating the Frying Pan Ranch and photocopies of William H. Bush.  For further details, click here:  PCarlson.
    An historian, educator, and author, Carlson was awarded his B.A. by Dakota Wesleyan University, M.A. by Mankato State University, and his Ph.D. by Texas Tech University (1973). He taught at Texas Lutheran College (1973-1985) and became a professor of history at Texas Tech University in 1985. He is the author of five books including Texas Woolybacks: The Range Sheep and Goat Industry (1982), The Plains Indians (1998), Empire Builder in the Texas Panhandle (1996) and Pecos Bill (1989).  He co-authored Lubbock and the South Plains: An Illustrated History (1989). He is the editor of the West Texas Historical Yearbook.

Carlson, Paul Howard
Papers, 1852-2011 and undated
1 box (1 linear foot)

The Papers consist of books and research material gathered by Dr. Paul Carlson during his composition of Georgia O'Keeffe in Texas: A Guide. Photocopies of the manuscript for In Cuba with Shafter, a separate publication that documents the exploits of General William Rufus Shafter who commanded U.S. forces in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, is also present. Lastly, the collection includes newspaper articles and research materials related to the sheep and livestock industry, in which Dr. Carlson was interested.
Dr. Paul Carlson is a historian, former professor, and former assistant chairman of the Department of History at Texas Tech University. He was also editor of the West Texas Historical Association Year Book (now West Texas Historical Review) for a number of years. He is the author of several books, including Georgia O'Keeffe in Texas: A Guide, to which some of this collection’s materials pertain.

Carmona, Adan "Danny" Segura
Papers, 1999 and undated
2 wallets (0.2 linear feet)

    The wallet contains a handwritten genealogy of “Danny” Carmona and his family as well as a genealogy of Julia Segura Garcia's descendants compiled by a family member.  Julia is Adan's mother.  Adan Segura Carmona was born in Ralls, Texas in 1920.  The family moved to Lubbock in 1926.  When Adan was only five years old, his father died.  His mother remarried in 1927.    Adan was a member of the first group of Hispanic students to cross the railroad tracks and attend North Ward School.  He left Lubbock and returned after a forty-five year absence.

Carousel Club (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1959-1967
74 leaves

Contains printed material and correspondence pertaining to the Carousel Club. The collection bulks (1959-1966) with club directories giving lists of members, officers, and club by-laws.
The dinner-dance club in Lubbock, Texas, was in operation from 1959-1966, and held five dances each year. Membership was by invitation.

Carpenter, Fred Alan
Papers, 1905-1971, and undated
2 boxes (2 linear feet)

The collection includes correspondence, financial and printed material, literary productions, scrapbook material, and photographs relating to the Brownwood Chamber of Commerce, and Carpenter's personal interests, civic activities, and field work for the Southwest Collection. The collection bulks (1882-1970) with printed material and Brownwood Chamber of Commerce material. The printed material mainly concerns Carpenter's personal interests and activities. Also contains photocopies of correspondence from Stephen F. Austin concerning the establishment of a colony near Bastrop, Texas, circa 1830.
A field representative for the Southwest Collection from 1968-1977 and a resident of Brownwood, Texas, Carpenter was affiliated with the family drugstore business prior to his employment with the Southwest Collection. He was also active in civic affairs of Brownwood, Texas, and served as president of the Brown County Historical Society (1969-1970).

Carpenter, Mrs. Hurley
Papers, 1949-1986
13,433 leaves

Includes correspondence, financial material, legal material, printed material, and scrapbook material dealing with events occurring in or near Lubbock, Texas, and with the Texas Tech University Medical School. Also includes material on the Texas Tech name change.
Carpenter is the widow of former Texas Tech football star and Lubbock, Texas, civic leader, Hurley Carpenter. She has been a leader in area women's organizations, including the Women's Division of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and the West Texas Museum Association.

Carpenter, Mrs. Hurley
Papers, 1979
1 wallet (0.5 linear feet)

    The wallet contains a box of stereographic photographs featuring pictures of the world.  Carpenter is the widow of former Texas Tech football star and Lubbock, Texas civic leader, Hurley Carpenter.  She has been a leader in area women’s organizations, including the Women’s Division of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and the West Texas Museum Association.

Carr, Betty
Papers, 1982 and undated
1 wallet (0.4 linear feet)

   This is a collection of bibliographies, biographical sketches, book excerpts, and copies of various articles for a research class taken by Betty Carr.   Mrs. Carr was a student at Texas Tech.   In 1982 she performed research and wrote a paper on the Supreme Court Case, Lone Wolf vs. Hitchcock, for Dr. Paul Carlson’s graduate history class.

Carr, Joe
Papers, 1922-2001 and undated
2 boxes (2 linear feet)

The collection contains research materials and manuscript drafts for Carr and Munde’s publication, Prairie Nights to Neon Lights.  The book is a history of country music in West Texas spanning the genres from country and western and Texas Swing to rockabilly and even modern rock and roll.  Included are correspondence, manuscript notes and drafts, printed material, photographs and an extensive collection of oral history interviews, some with printed transcripts, with local musicians that play heavily in the book.  It bulks with printed materials dealing with the local music and various individual artists.  For further details, click here:  JCarr.
    Joe Carr is a well-known and respected musician and teacher.  He plays guitar, mandolin, and fiddle.  He has been a member of the Commercial Music faculty at South Plains College since 1984.  Carr toured nationally with Allan Munde on the bluegrass group Country Gazette and currently performs in a duo with Munde.  In addition to his many audio recordings, Carr has produced over twenty music instruction videos for Texas Music and Video.
    Allan Munde is a world-class five string banjo player and is featured as a major stylist in the book Masters of Five String Banjo.  He joined the Commercial Music faculty in 1986.  He is a founding member of the Country Gazette and JCarrhe currently tours with Carr.  Munde is on the Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association.  He has recorded more than twenty albums and is a leader in the field of five string banjo instruction.

Carr, Waggoner
Papers, 1945-1985
94,358 leaves

    Includes correspondence, speeches, campaign material, financial and legal material, newsclippings, literary productions, printed material, legislative materials, photographs, slides, and media productions pertaining to the life and political activities of Waggoner Carr. Of note are papers relating to the investigation of the assassination of John F. Kennedy; the 1966 United States Senate Campaign; the Watergate Conspiracy, the Crime Investigating Committee of Texas (1950-1953), and coverage of the Sharpstown Scandal Trials. Notable correspondents include Lyndon B. Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, George Mahon, Sam Rayburn, J. Edgar Hoover, Price Daniel, and Jimmy Durante. The collection bulks (1950-1975) with materials concerning Texas politics, and Carr's career as a politician.  For further details, click here:   WCarr.
    An attorney and politician, Carr was born in 1918 in Fairlee, Hunt County, Texas. He was awarded his B.A. by Texas Technological College (1940) and L.L.B. by the University of Texas Law School (1947). Carr served as Assistant District Attorney in Lubbock, Texas (1948), Lubbock County Attorney (1949-1951), a member of Texas Legislature (1957-1961), Speaker of the House (1957-1959), and as Attorney General of Texas (1963-1967). He led in the formation of the Texas Youth Council, the re-codification of Texas Juvenile Laws, and the Attorney General's Youth Conference, and returned to private practice in 1968.

Carr, Waggoner
Papers, 1956-2001
2 boxes and 1 wallet (3.0 linear feet)

     Collection of 33 plaques, awards, and artifacts from Waggoner Carr’s personal collection.  Most items were awarded for his service to organizations like the American Legion and Peace Officers Association; others awarded for his leadership in education and law practice.  He has been recognized numerous times for his influence in politics and law.  Also includes one wallet of news releases from the Assassination Records Review Board concerning John F. Kennedy (1993-1998).
     Waggoner Carr was a Texas Tech University Regent and Texas Speaker of the House (1957-1961).  He was Attorney General of Texas (1963-1967) and investigator of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.  Carr was born in 1918 in Fairlee, Hunt County, Texas.  He was awarded his B.A. by Texas Tech (1940) and his L.L.B. by the University of Texas Law School (1947).  Carr served as Assistant District Attorney in Lubbock, Texas (1948), Lubbock County Attorney (1949-1951), and a member of the Texas Legislature (1957-1961).

Carr Wagon Sales
Records, 1906-1908
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Bulks with two financial materials in ledgers of the Carr Wagon Sales from 1906-1908.

Carter, Amon G.
Papers, 1923-1927
5,336 leaves

The collection bulks with business correspondence generated during Amon Carter's tenure as President of the Board of Directors and concentrates entirely on Texas Technological College and Carter's affiliation with the school. These letters are filed in nine bound volumes and divided into 62 categories. Each volume has a table of contents. In addition, the collection houses an assortment of photographic prints of proposed Texas Technological College building blueprints, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous material.
A Texas oil man, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, Carter was affiliated with the Fort Worth Star and Star-Telegram since 1906, and became president and publisher in 1923. He was an active member of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce and instrumental in establishing Texas Technological College at Lubbock. Carter served as president of the Board of Directors of Texas Technological College from 1923 to 1927 and maintained an active interest in the school. The Amon G. Carter Foundation donated the statue of Will Rogers to the school in 1950.

Carter, Bo
Papers, 1976-2007 and undated
3 boxes (3 linear feet)

The papers of Bo Carter consists of charts, correspondence, directory, financial material, newspapers, periodicals, photographs, and printed material related to his career in the Southwest Conference and the Big 12. These include media guides, meeting agendas, NCAA stats and standings and rosters, and similar material.
Bo Carter was the Media Relations Director for the Big 12 Conference until his retirement in 2006. He also worked for the Southwest Conference before its demise in 1997-98, totaling 20 years of total service in both conferences. In 2005, Carter was elected to the College Sports Information Directors of America Hall of Fame.

Carter, Elias
Papers, 1890-1917
1 microfilm reel (5 ft.) : negative

Consists of a journal and scrapbook material from an early-day Bell County, Texas, farmer.  Carter was a farmer in Bell County, Texas.

Carter, William H.
Papers, 1997-1999
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection of two literary productions:  "Roaming Down Broadway:  Lubbock, Texas, 1937-1942" and "War in the Pacific:  A Personal Experience" written by William H. Carter in 1999 and 1997, respectively.
    William H. Carter is a veteran of World War II.  He was an ensign with the United States Naval Reserve from 1944-1946.  He has worked as a petroleum geologist for the Magnolia Petroleum Company in Midland, Texas.  Mr. Carter wrote on his experiences in the military and growing up in Lubbock, Texas.

Carter-Houston Dry Goods Company (Plainview, Texas)
Records, 1914-1918
1,249 leaves

Contains a cash book (1914-1916) and an account ledger (1917-1918) pertaining to the Carter-Houston Dry Goods Company in Plainview, Texas.
The mercantile store operated from 1914 to 1918 in Plainview, Texas.

Casey, Ethel Matthews

Papers, 1880-1971
2 microfilm reels : negative

Consists of scrapbooks concerning the Reynolds and Matthews families of Albany, including newsclippings, correspondence, programs, and photographs concerning friends, social activities, ranches, Fort Griffin and the Fandangle, and events in San Antonio. There are also several invitations, certificates, and proclamations.
Casey was a member of the Matthews ranch family near Albany, Texas.

Casey, Don
Shallowater, Texas collection, 1910-1969
549 leaves

Includes correspondence, financial and legal materials, photographs, scrapbook and printed materials, biographies and interviews, maps, and literary productions gathered for Casey's book on the establishment and development of Shallowater, Lubbock County, Texas.
Don Casey is the author of "The Early History of Shallowater" (The Museum Journal, 1970). Shallowater, Texas, located in Lubbock County, was founded in 1913 and was originally named Ripley.

Castañeda, Carlos Eduardo
Papers, 1938-1961
1 box and 2 scrapbooks(1.2 linear feet)

Includes literary productions, printed material, and class notes pertaining to Texas, Latin American, and Mexican history. The collection bulks (1938-1947) with class notes on Spanish and Mexican history. Also includes an unpublished textbook manuscript, a partial work of fiction, and two articles by Cecil Johnson and Fray Jose Franco Lopez.
An historian, author, and librarian, Castañeda was born in 1896 in Camargo, Mexico. He received his B.A. (1921), M.A. (1923), and Ph.D. (1932) degrees from the University of Texas. He wrote extensively on Texan, Latin American, Mexican, and Yaqui Indian history, and served as Latin American Librarian and Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas. He held memberships and fellowships in the American Catholic Association, Texas Historical Association, American Historical Association, American Library Association, Catholic Library Association, and Southwestern Committee on Latin American Culture. Castañeda died in 1958.

Casto, Stanley D.
Papers, 1980-1999
1 wallet (0.1 linear ft.)

    Collection of 17 publications written by Dr. Stanley Casto on the history of ornithology in Texas.  Most articles appear in the Bulletin of the Texas Ornithological Society.
    Dr. Casto is a 1973 graduate of Texas Tech University who worked for Dr. R. W. Strandtmann a Horn Professor.  He is currently with the Department of Biology at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Castro County, Texas
Collection, 1922-1970
1 microfilm reel (50 ft.) : negative

Collection contains materials concerning the early history of Castro County, Texas, and its communities and early pioneers, including William C. Dimmitt and Hilory Green Bedford.
Castro County, in the Texas Panhandle, was created in 1876 and named for Henri Castro. County towns bear the names of early settlers, with the town of Dimmitt being named the county seat when the county organized in 1891.

Castro County Genealogical Society (Texas)

Records, 1969
1 microfilm reel (29 ft.) : negative

Contains records from the Castro County Cemetery.  This is a society organized to study the genealogy of Castro County, Texas.

Catholic Church in West Texas
Collection, 1854-1964
1 microfilm reel (30 ft.) : negative

Includes newsclippings, diaries, scrapbooks, pictures, and commentaries relating to the founding of schools, towns, and hospitals by Catholic nuns and priests in West Texas.

Cattle Raisers Association of Texas
Records, 1910-1914
ca. 1011 leaves

    Contains brand books detailing and identifying earmarks, brands, ranch names, owner's location, and post office addresses of ranches primarily in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Other surrounding Southwestern states and Northern Mexican ranches are identified less extensively.
    Founded in 1877, the Northwest Texas Cattle Raisers Association was the first cattle raisers association. It grew into the Texas Cattle Raisers Association in 1893, and became the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association in 1921. The association is active in controlling cattle theft and promotes legislative interests of cattle raisers.

Cavazos, Bobby
Collection, 1953-1954
1 wallet (0.3 linear feet)

   Mostly photocopies of news clippings of Bobby Cavazos’ All-American Football career at Texas Technological College from 1953-1954.  Bobby Cavazos is a Texas Tech Alumnus and an All-American Football player during the early 1950s.   His brother, Lauro Cavazos, was President of Texas Tech during the 1980s and later became U. S. Secretary of Education for Ronald Reagan and George Bush.

Cavazos, Lauro F.
Papers, 1932-1994 and undated
15 boxes (15 linear feet); 2 oversized boxes

    Collection consist of personal papers as well as records from his tenure as president of Texas Tech University, Secretary of Education (U.S.) and as professor at Tufts University.  For further details, click here:  LCavazos.
    Dr. Lauro Fred Cavazos was born and raised on the King Ranch in South Texas. He earned his bachelor’s and Master’s degree at Texas Tech University, and his doctorate at Iowa State University. He joined Tufts University in 1964, becoming dean of the anatomy department. In 1980, Dr. Cavazos became President of Texas Tech University. President Ronald Reagan appointed Dr. Cavazos as Secretary of Education in 1988. He continued to hold the post under President George Bush until 1990. Currently, he is adjunct professor of community health at Tufts University.

Cavazos, Lauro F.
Papers, 1943-1991 and undated
64 boxes (64 linear feet)

    The collection is divided into three series: the University of Virginia and Tufts University, 1958-1987 (2 linear feet) which contains medical documents, correspondence, newsclippings, printed material, and student dissertations; Texas Tech University, 1943-1988 (23 linear feet) which includes correspondence, business documents, legal materials, printed materials, newsclippings, speeches, and scrapbook material; and the U.S. Department of Education, 1969-1991 and undated (38 linear feet) which consists of correspondence, legal material, appointment and budget books, congressional testimony, educational programs and policies, speeches, honorary doctoral degrees, newsclippings, photographs, and miscellaneous material.   For further details, click here:  LCavazos.
    Cavazos, a sixth generation Texan, was born in 1927 on the vast King Ranch in South Texas, where his father was the foreman of the showcase Santa Gertrudis division. Lauro Cavazos earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees in zoology at Texas Tech University and holds a doctoral degree in physiology from Iowa State University. He has also received honorary degrees from a number of universities and colleges. Cavazos taught at the Medical College of Virginia and at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, where he also served as Dean from 1975 to 1980. In 1980, he returned to Texas Tech University to become its tenth president, the first Hispanic and first Tech graduate to hold the office. Cavazos is a recognized expert in the fields of medicine and education, and is the author or co-author of more than 75 publications in the areas of physiology and reproduction, structure of cells and tissues, and medical education. In 1988, then-President Reagan nominated Cavazos for Secretary of Education, which was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate. He remained in this position until resigning in December 1990. Cavazos is married to the former Peggy Murdock, and the two are parents of ten children.

Cawthon, Pete. Reunion
Records, 1930-1975
132 leaves

    Contains correspondence, literary productions, printed and scrapbook materials, and 100 slides pertaining to Cawthon's ten years at Texas Tech and the reunion held November 1, 1975 in Lubbock, Texas. The collection bulks with slides prepared for the reunion and information sheets on former players.
    Cawthon, who was born in 1898, was the head football coach at Texas Technological College from 1930 to 1940. He posted an 11-season record of 79 wins, 27 losses and 6 ties.
He died in Mexia, Texas, on December 31, 1962, following a long, and distinguished coaching career.

Caylor, H. W.
Papers, undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

   Item is a manuscript entitled “Unpublished Epilogue to H. W. Caylor, Frontier Artist” by Joe Pickle.  Harvey Wallace (H. W.) Caylor was an artist from Big Spring, Texas.  His paintings represented frontier scenes such as cattle drives, horses, and cowboys.

Cemetery Association (Hearne, Texas)
Records, 1897-1904
73 leaves

Contains a hand-written ledger book containing minutes of the association. The group maintains the community cemetery.
 

Center for Historic Preservation and Technology
(at Texas Tech University)
Records, 1833-1995 and undated
72 boxes (73 linear feet)

    Contains materials generated by research programs conducted by the Center for Historic Preservation and Technology (formerly History of Engineering Program).  Includes files on sites identified in Historic Engineering Site Inventories undertaken in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah with files arranged alphabetically by site name.  Documentation of specific sites ranges from simple identification to in-depth documentation.  Documentation can include photographs (contemporary and historic); historic sources (photocopies), bibliographic material, blue prints, mechanical drawings, maps, informant questionnaires, and interview transcripts.  Files also include nominations to the National Register of Historic Places and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) as well as American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Historic Civil Engineering Landmark recognition.  Additional materials in the collection were generated by Historic Building Inventories in Greenlee County and Douglas, Arizona; various New Mexico cities and counties; and Cleburne and Pampa, Texas.  Other projects represented in the collection are the Florida Historic Bridge Survey and Lubbock County Historic Farm Equipment Research.  Also includes correspondence and administrative material relating to the program, a User’s Guide for the original computerized Historic Engineering Site Inventory (HESI) database, and a recently prepared CD-ROM containing the database and a visual basic program for accessing the information.  Bulks with material generated by the Historic Engineering Site Inventory projects in various states.  For further details click here:  CHPT_Inv.
    Originally known as the History of Engineering Program on the campus of Texas Tech University, an interdisciplinary endeavor founded in 1970, the Center for History of Engineering and Technology conducts research programs which include the identification, inventory and documentation of historic engineering sites and structures, city and county -wide historic building surveys, and documentation of antique farm equipment.  Geographically, the main research focus is the American Southwest with most completed projects in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, or Utah.  Staff members consist of Texas Tech faculty and research associates from various fields.

Center for Women and Their Work (Austin, Texas)
Collection, 1997-2002
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Collection of brochures featuring women artist and samples of their works, which were displayed at the Center for Women and Their Work in Austin, Texas.  The Center for Women and Their Work a statewide non-profit cultural art organization presents over 50 events a year in visual art, dance, theater, music, literature, film, educational workshops, and programming.  It was founded in 1978.  They feature women artists from Texas and from throughout the nation reflecting the cultural and ethnic diversity from this region.


Central and South West Corporation
Collection, 1950-1962
159 leaves

    The collection consists of annual reports, stockholder meeting reports, dividend letters, and prospectuses pertaining to the Central and South West Corporation and its subsidiaries.
Incorporated in 1925, Central and South West Corporation is the parent company for various utility companies in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas. These include Central Power and Light Company, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, Southwestern Electric Power Company, and West Texas Utilities Company. The central offices are in Chicago, Illinois, and Wilmington, Delaware.

Central Benevolent Association of Texas (Comanche, Texas)

Records, 1903-1933
272 leaves

Contains and bulks (1929-1933) with legal material pertaining to the operation of the Central Benevolent Association of Texas in Comanche, Texas. Also includes the incorporation document (1903), constitution and by-laws (1908), and a brief history of the association.
Incorporated in Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas, as a mutual aid society in 1903, the association was issued a charter in 1908. In 1931, several branches were established across Texas, but parts of the organization were placed in receivership in 1932.

Chambless, Mattie Lee Harris
Papers, 1973
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Contains news clippings on Mattie Lee Harris Chambless including her obituary as seen from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (1973).  Mrs. Chambless was the great aunt of Wanda Arnold.  She owned several Lubbock Hat shops in the 1930s.

Chamberlin, Don Alonzo
Papers, 1859-1905
1 microfilm reel (6 ft.) : negative

Includes correspondence, tax receipts for the Chamberlin estate; a receipt relating to the Chamberlin Bros. Bank; and miscellaneous notes concerning the history of Belton, Texas.
Don Alonzo Chamberlin was a banker in Belton, Texas.

Channing Mercantile and Bank Company (Texas)

Records, 1902-1924
1 microfilm reel (30 ft.) : negative

    Consists of a hand-written ledger of customer transactions over a 20 year period.
The Channing Mercantile and Bank Company was organized at Channing, Texas, in 1892 by C. E. Oakes and XIT Ranch manager Albert G. Boyce. Twelve years later it was sold to E. C. Collins and B. Tol Ware, who later bought out Collins' interest. In its peak year (1900), the company did $800,000 worth of business. A branch store was later established at Dalhart. Its trade territory covered a 145-square mile area in the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico. In addition to the hardware and dry goods departments, the company also housed the bank. After the main store building was destroyed by a fire in 1925, the business closed the following year.

Chatman, J. A. (Joseph Alvin)
Papers, 1911-1966 and undated
3 boxes (2.3 linear feet)

      Includes correspondence, financial and legal material, printed material, scrapbook material, photographs, and literary productions concerning Dr. J. A. Chatman's personal and professional activities as a physician in Lubbock, Texas. The collection bulks (1911-1962) with materials on the Lone Star State Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Association, which includes biographies of Afro-American doctors in Texas (1941-1962).  For further details, click here:  JAChatman.
      A physician and civic leader, Joseph Alvin Chatman was born in 1901 in Navasota, Texas. He received his M.D. from Meharry Medical College in 1926 and practiced in Mexia, Teague, Groesbeck, and Wortham, Texas. In 1935, he opened Chatman Hospital for Negroes in Mexia, Texas, and, in 1939, moved to Lubbock, Texas, and opened the Chatman Hospital and Clinic (1945) and Jolyne Nursing Home (1952). He was active in the Lone Star State Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Association, and the Southeast Lubbock Development Corporation. Chatman died in 1967 in Lubbock, Texas.

Chauveaux, Francois
Papers, undated
1 wallet (0.2 linear feet)

   The collection contains photocopies of the letters of Francois Chauveaux, including the original correspondence in French, and English translations.
    Francois Chauveaux was a French immigrant to the United States, who homesteaded the Texas Panhandle in the 1880’s.  Chauveaux wrote 41 letters to his family in St. Etienne, France, touching on         subjects such as Texas history, French immigration, frontier life, farming, and stock raising. Tony Chauveaux is a direct descendent of Francois.  He is a native of Claude, Texas and now lives and works in Beaumont, Texas.  He also serves on the development board of the Institute of Texan Cultures.

Chaves County, New Mexico
Collection, 1978-1983
1 microfilm reel (60 ft.) : negative

Consists of Grand Jury testimonies concerning illegal activities in Chaves County, New Mexico.

Chenoweth, Dean
Papers, 1900-1972
1,225 leaves

Includes correspondence, legal material, literary productions, photographs, printed and scrapbook material, and research and miscellaneous material. The collection bulks (1923-1972) with correspondence and literary productions concerning the history of San Angelo, Tom Green County, and Fort Concho, Texas.
A newspaper reporter, editor, and amateur historian, Chenoweth was affiliated with the San Angelo Standard-Times, the Tom Green County (Texas) Historical Association, and the Fort Concho Restoration Project. Tom Green County, created in 1874, is located in West Central Texas. Fort Concho was established in 1867 as a frontier outpost.

Chenowth Family

Papers, 1909-1980 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Consists of primarily photocopies of biographical and genealogical information about members of the Chenowth Family.

Chesley, Hervey Edger
Papers, 1890-1971
1 microfilm reel (25 ft.) : negative

Consists of five scrapbooks that contain photographs, newsclippings and cards concerning family, friends, and travels of Mr. and Mrs. Hervey Chesley of Hamilton, Texas.
An attorney and life-long resident of Hamilton, Texas, Chesley was born in 1894 in Hamilton. His maternal grandfather, Joseph B. Roddy, settled at San Felipe de Austin in 1930. His father, Hervey E. Chesley, Sr. was an early settler of Hamilton, where the family home was used as a stagecoach stop. Chesley married Lula Leona Hart of Mead, Oklahoma, in 1932.

Chicago Colorado Colony (Longmont, Colorado)
Records, 1870-1890
1 microfilm reel (48 ft.) : positive

Contains meeting minutes of the Chicago Colorado Colony Trustees, along with a day book, records of land payments and ownership, and records of land sales.
Organized in February 1870 by Chicago citizens led by Reverend Robert Collyer, the Chicago Colorado Colony established the town of Longmont, named for nearby Long's Peak, in Colorado's St. Vrain region north of Denver in 1871. The colony was incorporated in 1873.

Chicago International Exposition
Collection, 1933
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    The item is souvenir booklet entitled “A Century of Progress” of the Chicago International Exposition of 1933.  The fair was held in Chicago, Illinois as a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the city.  The fair included exhibits from American and World History, natural history, art, medicine, and science and technology.

Childress Chamber of Commerce (Texas)
Records, 1856-1978
1 microfilm reel (100 ft.) : negative

Contains minutes of the meetings of the Childress Chamber of Commerce for the years 1956-1960 and 1972-1976.
The Childress Chamber of Commerce is located in Childress County, Texas.

Childress Store

Records, 1898
204 leaves

Consists of a ledger recording types and prices of goods purchased by customers. Notable customers include the Matador Land and Cattle Company, Childress Land and Cattle Company, Frank Collinson, S. M. Swenson and Son, and Charles Goodnight. Donor of the material is unknown.
This was an unidentified mercantile/general store, possibly at Childress, Texas, ca. 1890s.
 

Chilocco Indian School (Oklahoma)
Collection, 1963-1996
1 small box (0.2 linear feet)

    Collection includes the original Chilocco Indian Boarding School’s student rosters for the years 1968-1975.  It provides such information as student names, grade level, sex, birth date, tribe, name of guardian or parent, community address, and agency.  Also includes a 1963 Baccalaureate and Commencement Program, news clippings concerning the history of the school, and a list of former school employees.  For more information, see the Chilocco Indian School microfilm collection (1940-1996) on 2 reels and the Papers of Arlie Willis.  For further details, click here:  Chilocco.
    The Chilocco Indian Boarding School in Chilocco, Oklahoma closed its doors in 1980 after 96 years of providing service in vocational education and training to Native Americans from across the U.S.  Not only did the campus provide buildings with class rooms but also dormitories for boys and girls.


Christian, H. F.
Papers, 1924-1926 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    The items include automobile insurance papers, income tax returns, liability insurance, property and employee insurance, receipts and bills, and miscellaneous papers detailing Mr. Christian’s work in New Mexico.  H. F. Christian had ties with the Carlsbad, New Mexico region dealing with real estate.

Christian, Paul and Nora
Papers, 1902
106 leaves

Contains a photocopy of a diary which highlights the daily activities of the Christians from January to September, 1902.
The Christians were homesteaders in the Texas Panhandle area between Amarillo and Claude, Texas.

Christie, Sampson
Papers, 1968
165 leaves

A trapper, rancher, and author, Christie was born in 1898 and worked as a trapper in the vicinity of Garden City, Glasscock County, Texas, while his ranch was located in Barksdale, Texas. He authored Longfang Talks (1968) and Orphan of the West (1973).

Church Women's Federation (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1933-1957
944 leaves

Contains correspondence, financial material, minute books, printed material, and scrapbook material pertaining to the organization. The collection bulks (1933-1957) with correspondence concerning the social conditions of Lubbock, Texas.
The Church Women’s Federation, an interdenominational organization was created for the purpose of providing for Lubbock’s less fortunate. During the repeal of National Prohibition in 1933, they led in the fight to keep Lubbock dry.

Circuit Court (Jefferson, Texas)
Records, 1881-1911
3,605 leaves

Contains correspondence and a court journal pertaining to the activities of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Jefferson, Texas, and matters related to the maintenance of the courthouse and post office. Bulks (1881-1911) with correspondence of the U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Located at Jefferson, Texas, the county seat of Marion County, Texas. In the 19th Century, Jefferson was the site of an active steamboat port and trading center. Bypassed by the railroad in 1877, the settlement suffered economically until an oil discovery in 1938 revived the town. The census for 1980 listed 2,643 residents.

Cisco Chamber of Commerce (Texas)

Records, 1914-1975
4 microfilm reels : negative

Consists of seven volumes of "minute books" from the meetings of the Cisco Chamber of Commerce. The collection also includes scrapbook material.
The Cisco Chamber of Commerce formed to promote the business interests of the town. The town of Cisco, Texas, was settled in 1881 at the junction of the Texas and Pacific and the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railways. The town is best known for the 1927 Santa Claus bank robbery and for housing Conrad Hilton's first hotel.

Citizen's Advisory Commission (Lubbock, Texas)

Records, 1964-1977, 1970-1977, and undated
1 box and 1 wallet (1.1 linear feet)

Contains correspondence, general files, printed material, scrapbook material, sketches and maps dealing primarily with Lubbock's response to the 1970 tornado.
The commission was formed in 1962 and authorized to identify deficiencies, recommend improvement, and inform citizens regarding civic matters in the city of Lubbock, Texas. On May 15, 1970, the Citizens Advisory Committee for Long Range Rehabilitation was appointed in response to the tornado that hit the city on May 11 of that year. A. C. Verner chaired both committees.

City Government (Lubbock, Texas)

Papers, 1917-1966
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection includes general files of the City of Lubbock Government. Included are papers on its annual banquet and the 1965-1966 annual report.

City Government/City Managers (Lubbock, Texas)

Records, 1957-1969
1 box (1 linear foot)

Is comprised of newsletters, reports and minutes of meetings of the city government and city managers. Also included is miscellaneous printed material on the actions of the city government/city managers.

City of Lubbock, Texas

Records, 1945
1 box (1 linear foot)

Collection contains a copy of the United States Employment Service, "Guide to Community Facilities," Lubbock, Texas, 1945.

City of Lubbock (Texas): Financial Reports

Papers
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Bulks with financial reports on Lubbock in the 1950’s.

City National Bank (Colorado City, Texas)
Collection, 1953-1962
44 leaves

The collection consists of the bank's annual reports for 1953, 1954, 1955, 1959, and statements of condition from 1953 to 1962.  The bank was founded in 1900 in Colorado City, Mitchell County, Texas. The area's main industries are agribusiness and oil.

City of Lubbock. Planning Department. (Texas)
Records, 1955-1986
1,578 leaves

Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, printed material, and literary productions concerning the Planning Department of the City of Lubbock, Texas. Bulks with newspaper clippings pertaining to Lubbock. Of particular interest are clippings dealing with redevelopment of parts of Lubbock after the tornado of 1970.

Civil War Veterans
Collection, 1990s
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection of biographical information on Civil War veterans from the Confederacy and Union who moved to Lubbock County, Texas after the war.  Accompanied by some gravestone photographs (color 4 x 5).  Also includes a photocopy of Lydia Dickson’s article “Stories on Stone” from Texas Historian (Vol. 51, Sept. 1990).
    Many Civil War veterans moved to other parts of the country after the war.  The biographies of the veterans detail short stories of their births and deaths as well as other family history.  In this collection most veterans moved to Lubbock County, Texas.  A gravestone commemorates the graves of those veterans buried in Lubbock County.

Clark, Ann M.
Collection, 1905-1987 and undated
1 box (1 linear foot)

Is comprised of newsclippings on the West Texas counties. The newsclipping consist of information on local residents and obituaries. There is also printed material on local events at the time.

Clark, Ann Nolan
Papers, ca. 1962-1965
531 leaves

    Consists of typed manuscripts of Paco's Miracle, This for That, Bear Cub, and Medicine Man's Daughter.
An author and educator, Clark was born in 1896 in Las Vegas, New Mexico. For over twenty years she was involved in educational programs of the United States Indian Service and UNESCO. Her children's books include In My Mother's House (1941), Little Navajo Bluebird (1943), Secret of the Andes (1952), Indian Pottery Maker (1955), Paco's Miracle (1962), Bear Cub (1965), Arizona for Young People (1968), and Hoofprint on the Wind (1972).

Clark, Ann Nolan
Papers, 1984-1987 and undated
1 wallet (0.2 linear feet)

    Collection contains some correspondence between H. S. Adler and Ann Nolan Clark as well as a manuscript titled “A Handful of Days.”  The manuscript is an autobiographical recording of Mrs. Clark.  Ann Nolan Clark of Tucson, Arizona is an author of Children’s books.  Mrs. Clark was also a teacher on several American Indian reservations.  H. S. Adler is the owner of Adobe Booksellers in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Clark, Bob
Mennonite Collection, 1977-1980
405 leaves

    Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings and printed material. The collection bulks (1977-1980) with correspondence written by concerned citizens throughout the United States to Seminole, Texas, Mayor Bob Clark supporting the Mennonites in their struggle against deportation.
    The Mennonites are a religious denomination that traces its roots to the 16th century Anabaptists. In 1977 a group of 653 Mennonites of the Old Colony sect immigrated to Grimes County, Texas, from Canada and Mexico. Hoping to establish a farm-based community on 6,400 acres, they were unable to secure water rights and as a result soon defaulted on a bank loan. Their legal status then came into question and United States Senator Lloyd Bentsen successfully petitioned the U.S. Congress to grant citizenship to the 653 Mennonites who faced deportation. The problem received national and international attention.

Clark, Patricia Ann
Papers, 1940-2008
1 box (1 linear foot)

The papers of Patricia Ann Clark consist of local and regional obituaries and a companion alphabetical index.
Pat Clark was a librarian and researcher. As former Reference Archivist for the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, she shared her many interests and experiences through outreach programs and donations to augment the SWC/SCL collections.

Clark, Sidney Roscoe
Papers, 1913-1944
393 leaves

Includes correspondence, photographs, printed material and scrapbook material. Bulks (1934-1943) with materials related to Clark's involvement with the Kemas Club at Texas Technological College, Lubbock, Texas.
Lubbock, Texas pioneer, rancher, railroad employee, and Texas Technological College booster, Clark was born in 1886 and moved to Lubbock County in 1890. His father, W. S. Clark, was the first tax assessor-collector in Lubbock. Clark served as the president of the Kemas Club in 1935 and as the first president of the Alumni Association when it formed in 1940 (The Kemas Club is now the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.). He worked on the family ranch,1901-1924, and was employed by Santa Fe Railway, 1924-1948. Clark died in 1968 in Lubbock.

Clark, Vicky
Papers, 1998-2000
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Item is a pastel painting portfolio of Vicky Clark, PSA.  It contains samples of her work, news articles, and a resume. Vicky Clark is a West Texas native, born in Lamesa, Texas.  As a child, she drew on a blackboard or tablet.  She studied at Abilene Christian University, but did not receive a degree.  Her education continued through workshops, such as going to Mexico with Conny Martin.  Mrs. Clark's paintings are found throughout the United States, and she is often recognized and featured in art journals and other publications.  Mrs. Clark is married and has three children.  Her sister, Kathy Thompson Davis, is also an artist.

Clark and Plumb Company
Records, 1876-1891
ca. 124 leaves

The collection contains two abstracts of title (1876-1891) for land in Archer, Clay, and Cooke counties concerning the sale of land originally belonging to John K. Parker of Tipton County, Tennessee, to William Kuhlman and Ernst Hoff. Also contains a copy of the will of James Morrow of Clay County, Texas, and powers of attorney.
This was a land company with pasture land in Archer, Clay, and Cooke counties of Texas.

Clay, Roberta
Higginbotham family collection, 1886-1921
1 microfilm reel (25 ft.) : negative

Includes a copy book of poetry, minutes of the Teachers' Reading Circle of Dublin Graded Schools, and other printed items relating to the Higginbotham family and their business and activities in Dublin, Texas.
Beginning in the late 1870s, John James Higginbotham and members of his family settled in the new community of Dublin, in Erath County. After the Texas Central Railroad came through, Higginbotham and his son, J. W. (John Willis) opened a mercantile business. Later J. W. established a fruit orchard and nursery. One of J. W.'s daughters, Lorine Higginbotham, won notice statewide as a brilliant educator and author.

Clay Building Material Company (Stephenville, Texas)
Records, 1933-1970
1 microfilm reel (60 ft.) : negative

Contains financial and legal material of the Clay Building Material Company.
The company, based in Stephenville, organized in 1933 and took over the assets of the Clay Lumber Company. It was liquidated in 1970 when its assets were taken over by the parent company, Higginbotham Brothers and Company.

Clay Family
Papers, 1930
45 leaves

Includes scrapbook material pertaining to Erath County and other nearby Texas counties.  The Clays were a pioneer family from Dublin, Erath County, Texas.


Clewell, Evelyn
Papers, 1931-1972, and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

   Collection contains correspondence and printed materials on Texas Tech’s history.  Evelyn Clewell was born in Buffalo, Kansas.  She graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma.  She was employed at the Registrar’s Office at Texas Tech University for 45 years.  She was also a statistician so after Mrs. Clewell retired she compiled statistical information on every phase of Texas Tech University into eight bound volumes.  These statistics are a source information for researchers inquiring about Texas Tech.

Clifton, Edna Matthews
Papers, ca. 1930s
67 leaves

Consists of a photograph of Edna Clifton and handwritten autobiographical materials, including notebooks and an essay about Clifton's childhood near Albuquerque, Wilson County, Texas (1868-1890).
A schoolteacher, Edna was born in 1868 near Albuquerque, Wilson County, Texas. She married Joseph Bailey Clifton in 1899. Edna died in 1947 in Havana, Cuba.

Clifton, Texas
Collection, 1965-1967
1 microfilm reel (5 ft.) : negative

Contains a manuscript and an article dealing with the history of Clifton, Texas.  The city of Clifton was settled in 1854 in Bosque County, Texas.

Clowe & Cowan, Inc. (Amarillo, Texas)

Records, 1921-1972
155 leaves

Contains correspondence, financial and printed materials, literary productions, and photographs pertaining to Clowe & Cowan, Inc. The collection bulks with financial material. Also includes a printed history of the company and a price book.
This is a wholesale plumbing, heating, industrial and waterworks supply business founded in 1922 in Amarillo, Texas, by Frank Clowe and John Cowan.

Clyde Young Wool Company, Inc.
Records, 1939-1998 and undated
26 boxes (26.0 linear feet)

     This collection contains mostly business files of the Clyde Young Wool Company, Inc.  Their records consist of business correspondence, telegram cables, shipping notes, and other financial transactions between the company and their buyers.  There is a section concerning the Southwest Mohair, Inc., a company whom Clyde Young conducted business with from 1973-1980.  For further details click here:  CYWoolCompany.
     Clyde Young was a prominent central Texas wool buyer from Lampasas.  His company the Clyde Young Wool Company, Inc. bought mohair from local warehouses and other regions, which he sold to bigger markets in Great Britain, Italy and Germany.  Wool he sold locally.  His company became the largest mohair buyer in the U. S.  The Clyde Young Wool Company, Inc. was established in 1940 and ended its business in 1997.  Clyde was a 1926 graduate of Lampasas High School.  He served as a mohair judge at livestock shows for many years.  By the time of his retirement in the late 1980s Clyde Young had served fifty years with the mohair industry.  He passed away in December 1995.  His wife was Lennie Mae Young.

Coaches All-America Game
Collection, 1968-1977
3,269 leaves

Includes correspondence, financial material, photographs, printed material, lists, advertising media material, memorabilia, newsclippings, and a film pertaining to the Coaches All-America Game. The collection bulks with financial material and printed promotional material.
Operated by the American Football Coaches Association, the game was first played in Buffalo, New York (1961), then in Atlanta, Georgia (1966), and in Lubbock, Texas (1970), where it remained until 1976. Played in late spring, the game assembled the best college senior football players into two teams: East and West. Much of the revenue generated from the game was donated to local and state-wide charities.

Cocke, Joseph
Papers, 1932-1942
14,362 leaves

Includes correspondence, financial materials, and legal materials pertaining to the Yellow House Land Company and Malcolm H. Reed. Also includes course syllabi and grade sheets from the American Institute of Banking courses.
An Austin, Texas, attorney, Cocke was a trustee for the Yellow House Land Company and the son-in-law of Malcolm H. Reed, organizer of the company. Cocke heard many cases directly involving his relations and the Yellow House Company, which bought 300,000 acres of land in Lamb and Hockley counties of Texas from the George W. Littlefield estate and resold it in small plots to farmers. He also taught courses for the Austin, Texas, chapter of the American Institute of Banking.

Coffin, Charles Ignatius
Papers, 1818-1971
2 microfilm reels : negative

Includes correspondence, legal documents, literary productions, a diary, newsclippings, and genealogical histories belonging to Coffin family members, plus a sketch and photographs of Itasca in 1892. Among the family treasures are a copy of execution by Davy Crockett (1818) and a bond issued by the Confederacy (1862).
Co-founder of the Itasca Cotton Manufacturing Company of Itasca, Hill County, Texas, Coffin married Helen D. Watts in 1870 and the marriage produced five children.

Coffin, Charles Ignatius
Family papers, 1867-1972
2 microfilm reels : negative

Includes correspondence, financial records, photographs, cards, certificates, printed material, class notes, and poetry, all pertaining to the Coffin family, their farming and ranching interests, their social and civic activities, and the Itasca Cotton Manufacturing Company.
The Coffins of Itasca, Texas, were among the founders of the Itasca Cotton Manufacturing Company, which operated from 1900-1959.

Coffin, Helen
Family papers, 1867-1972
1 microfilm reel (30 ft.) : negative

Includes genealogical material and reminiscences pertaining to the Coffin family.  Helen T. Coffin was a daughter of Charles Ignatius Coffin.

Coggin, Samuel R.
Samuel R. and Moses J. Coggin Papers, 1873-1890
1 microfilm reel (10 ft.) : negative

Includes correspondence, financial material, legal documents, and printed material from W. J. Collinson, and the financial documents of the W. F. Taber family.
The Coggins were residents of Brown County, Texas. As early as 1857, the brothers held ranching interests in Brown, Coleman, Comanche, and Brewster counties. They also held banking interests in Brownwood, mining interests in Idaho with Henry Ford of Brownwood, and a ranching partnership with Frank Collinson.

Coggin Brothers and Associates (Brownwood, Texas)

Records, 1848-1930 and undated
3 boxes (2.3 linear feet)

    Contains correspondence, financial material and legal material pertaining to the business activities of the Coggin brothers and their business associates. The collection bulks with records of the Coggin Brothers Ranch (1848-1910), Coggin Brothers and Collinson (1884-1898) and Coggin Brothers and Ford, Bankers (1874-1930). Of special note are materials pertaining to Indian Depredation Claims made by the Coggins against the U.S. Government (1872-1902).  For further details, click here:  Coggin.
    Samuel Richardson Coggin (1831-1910) and Moses (Mody) J. Coggin (1824-1902) were early (1857) residents of Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, who had ranching interests in Brown, Coleman, Comanche, and Brewster counties. They had banking interests in Brownwood and mining interests in Idaho with Henry Ford, another Brownwood resident. The men were also involved in ranching interests with Frank Collinson.

Coggin National Bank (Brownwood, Texas)

Records, 1847-1960
24,983 leaves

Consists of unclaimed documents stored in the safety deposit boxes of Coggins National Bank by residents of Brownwood, Texas and the surrounding area. Bulks with financial material including deeds, bills, and similar material.
The bank was organized by the Coggin family in Brownwood, Texas.

Cole, William Conner
Papers, 1938-1957
74 leaves

Includes correspondence, interview abstracts, a literary production, and scrapbook material primarily concerning college football. The collection bulks (1940) with the literary production, Football Through the Years, by Dean Hill. Of special interest is correspondence between former Texas Tech coach, Pete Cawthon, and Cole.
A college bookstore manager, Cole was born in 1900 in Cleburne, Texas, and was awarded his B.A. in 1924 by the University of Texas. He was the manager of the Texas Technological College bookstore from 1927 to 1969. His first wife, Marguerite Teresa Fischer, died in 1951. He married Martha Lee Gregg in 1961.

Coleman, Preston C.
Memorabilia, 1915-1996 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

   Items such as news clippings, family tree, historical marker, and medicine concerning Preston C. Coleman.  Dr. Coleman is considered the “Father of Texas Tech University”.   He was born in Tennessee in 1853, and he died in Colorado City, Texas in 1932.  He made house calls with his buckboard through the rural country side as a physician seeing isolated cowboys and farmers in the middle of nowhere.

Collier, Anna Belle
Papers, (undated)
55 leaves

Consists of undated manuscripts of poetry and several short stories for children, plus a few illustrations.
Anna Belle Collier of Dallas is a poet and author of children's stories. Most of these stories are set in the Dallas area.

Collingsworth County Chamber of Commerce (Texas)
Records, 1947-1974
1 microfilm reel (100 ft.) : negative

Contains minutes of the Wellington (later Collingsworth) Chamber of Commerce meetings and reports of its board of directors.
The Wellington Chamber of Commerce was organized in 1947 with Beryl Faulkner as its first president and Joe Hefner as its first manager. Its primary function was to promote retail business and secure industry, but it has also sponsored many county youth activities. In 1958 the name was changed to the Collingsworth Chamber of Commerce to encompass the whole county.

Collinson, Frank

Papers, 1937-1943
2 wallets (0.2 linear feet)

Collection contains letters from Frank Collinson about frontier events and personalities such as Randal Slidell Mackenzie, William H. Bonney (Billy the Kid), Pat Garret, Jesse James, etc. The collection also contains a letter from Frank Collinson and tells of some of his experiences as a buffalo hunter on the South Plains.
Frank Collinson was born in 1856. He was a buffalo hunter, cowman, and frontiersman on the South Plains. He died in 1943.

Colorado City, Texas, Clubs

Records, 1882-1961
1,833 leaves

Contains the records of six clubs and a gymnasium in Colorado City, Texas. Includes financial records for the Colorado Club (1905-1906); a literary production of the Kimona Club (1904); minutes and financial records of the Ladies Park Association (1896); membership lists of the Mitchell Lodge No. 563 (1882-1955); correspondence, literary productions and financial materials of the Shakespeare Club (1947-1961); financial material, literary productions, and minutes of the Standard Club (1896-1942); and financial material and membership lists for the gymnasium (1901-1902). The collection bulks (1882-1961) with materials pertaining to the Shakespeare Club and the Standard Club.
Colorado City, the county seat of Mitchell County, Texas, was an early (1881) west Texas boom town, serving as a supply, shipping and recreation center for the area. The city had a second boom period in the 1920s with the discovery of oil. Its primary industries are agribusiness and oil.

Colwick Family
Papers, 1925-1969
1 microfilm reel (20 ft.) : negative

Includes genealogical materials on the Kjolvig (Colwick) and Jenson families and material on the centennial anniversary of Norse, Texas, and its Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, including the memoirs of Reverend John Knudson Rystad.
The Colwick family came to Texas as Norwegian immigrants, settling in Bosque County and later in Erath County.

Comanche Chamber of Commerce (Texas)

Records, 1924-1975
1 microfilm reel (60 ft.) : negative

    Contains minutes of meetings, financial documents, and articles dealing with the Comanche, Texas, Chamber of Commerce.  The Comanche Chamber of Commerce is located in Comanche County, Texas.

Comanche County Electric Cooperative (Texas)

Records, 1938-1968
2 microfilm reels : negative

    Contains minutes of meetings, operation statements, and managerial reports dealing with Comanche County Electric Cooperative.  The cooperative was established to provide Comanche County, Texas, with electricity.

Comanche County, Texas
Collection, 1936
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Collection consists of election returns for Precinct No. 6, Gustine, Comanche County, Texas, November 3, 1936.  The returns reveal total number of votes for each candidate, poll list, tally list, and election officers pay list.  Comanche County, Texas is located in the hill country.  Its county seat is Comanche.  The county was created in 1856.  Its economy relies on agriculture such as diary production and peanuts and some manufacturing.  The town of Gustine boasts a population of 499.


Comfort, Texas

Collection, 1904
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Bulks with the photocopy of a rare book concerning the history of Comfort, Texas (written in German).

Committee for Women (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1983-1986
134 leaves

    Contains correspondence, legal material, annual reports, minutes of meetings, and miscellaneous items relating to the Lubbock Committee for Women.  Established by the Lubbock city council in June 1984, the Committee serves as an advisory body concerning the needs, problems, and contributions of women in the community. It recommends and coordinates social, economic, and vocational women's programs and serves as a clearinghouse of information relating to women.

Community Chest (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1955-1960
290 leaves

    The collection bulks with printed material, including reports from agencies, newsclippings and a history of the organization. The correspondence is primarily "thank you" letters to Mrs. Halcyon Baggett.
    The organization formed in 1946 in an effort to combine fund-raising efforts for social service agencies. The first agencies to belong to the Community Chest were the Milam Home, Salvation Army, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boys' Club and Junior Optimist Club. In 1954 a community planning council was formed and in 1957 the two organizations combined. These two were the forerunners of the present United Way of Lubbock.

Community Concerts Association (Lubbock, Texas)
Collection, 1962-1972
94 leaves

The collection consists of printed programs for each of the concert series from 1962 to 1972, which consisted mainly of orchestral, classical, and chamber music. Ballets and ethnic music were also presented.
Community Concerts Association was a non-profit organization which brought professional artists to communities throughout the United States. The Lubbock, Texas, association was active in the 1960s and 1970s.

Comstock, Henry Griswold
Collection, ca. 1871-1872
10 leaves

Consists of a photocopy of a typescript of Comstock's reminiscences entitled, "Some of My Experiences and Observations in the South Western Plain During the Summers of 1871-1872."
Comstock was born in 1851, and at the age of twenty, left his parents' farm in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, with his 17 year-old brother, James, to work on cattle drives from Texas. They signed on with the Bill Hayes outfit in Fort Worth, Texas, and worked on a cattle drive from Fort Griffin, Texas, to Colorado.

Cone, Fern Parks
Papers, 1890-1967
1 microfilm reel (12 ft.) : negative

Consists of a scrapbook containing photographs and news clippings of Lubbock's history.
Fern was the first wife of Stephen E. Cone, a Lubbock grain dealer, whom she married in 1921 and divorced in 1932. She was active in Lubbock civic affairs.

Confederate Civil War Veterans

See United Confederate (Civil War) Veterans


Confederate States of America. Army. Military Commission
Collection, 1862
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Contains photocopies of proceedings of the Confederate Military Commission (July 2 - October 10, 1862) concerning Union sympathizers in Texas at the beginning of the Civil War.  This was a military commission appointed in 1862 by General P. O. Hebert to hear cases in San Antonio, Texas, of persons arrested because of Union sympathies, chiefly among German Texans, during the Civil War.  For further details click here:  Confederate.


Conference of Academic Deans
Records, 1952-1956
271 leaves

     Consists of four bound notebooks containing the papers of the Annual Turnover Conference of Academic Deans of 1952. There are also several memos concerning faculty affairs at Texas Tech University and correspondence to R. C. Goodwin.
The Annual Turnover Conference of Academic Deans, attended by college deans from the Midwest and Southwest United States, met at Oklahoma A&M College (now Oklahoma State University) in Stillwater every August during the 1950s.

Congregation Shaareth Israel
Records, 1924-2010 and undated
7 boxes (6.5 linear feet)

     The Congregation Shaareth Israel collection features a wide variety of financial and printed material dated from 1924 to 2010 and includes material from the temple, its religious school, and its Sisterhood organization which is known for its annual fundraiser, Food-A-Rama. Correspondence letters from the Congregation's early years to the 2000s are also included.
     The Congregation Shaareth Israel had its origins in the Jewish community in Lubbock Texas in the early 1930s. As the community grew, members recognized the need to establish a Synagogue. The group's success in business and overall satisfaction with the area enticed more individuals and families to move to Lubbock and join the community. Several different buildings were adopted or built to house the growing congregation, including a Synagogue built at 23rd and Avenue Q in 1942. Most recently, in 1985, the congregation built a new temple in southwest Lubbock. Notable Rabbis include Rabbi Alexander Kline, who served the community from 1960-1981. 

Connecticut Letters
Collection, 1792-1871
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

     This collection contains letters written by several individuals who migrated to the American west detailing their life experiences.  Some letters come from Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Texas and mailed to Calvin Crossman, Abel Gunn, and others of Northville, Litchfield County, Connecticut from 1835-1871.
     The westward migration into the heart of the United States during the 18th Century has been a major factor in changing the landscape of this nation.  Families from the eastern states such as Connecticut migrated to the west in search of land and hope.  Most had plans for a fresh new start and with the spirit of entrepreneurialism and expansion, they moved over mountains and cross rivers using horses, mules, or ox-driven wagons.  They often wrote of their difficulties to their friends and families in the east coast.


Connor, Seymour V.
Papers, 1847-1980
31,333 leaves

Includes correspondence, general files, literary productions, photographs, printed material, and research material concerning Connor's work and research about Texas and Southwestern history. Also contains the preliminary study, general information, printer copy, galley proofs, page proofs, picture proofs, and the make-up and layout examples for Builders of the Southwest, a special, limited publication on pioneer builders of Lubbock, Texas and the South Plains area. The collection bulks (1948-1979) with literary productions primarily concerning ethnic groups in Texas, United States-Mexico relations, and Texas history.
An archivist, historian, and author, Connor was born in 1923 in Paris, Texas, and educated at the University of Texas. He served as Archivist of the State of Texas and of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Connor was also a professor of history at Texas Tech University (1965-1979) and Director of the Southwest Collection (1956-1963). He is the author of numerous books and articles including Explorers and Settlers, Texas in 1774, and Broadcloth and Britches. His edited works include A Biggers Chronicle and Builders of the Southwest.

Conselman, Frank B.
Papers, 1920-1989 and undated
44 boxes (45 linear feet)

Professional and personal papers collection of Frank B. Conselman, consisting of correspondence, national and international geologic information, and records of his relationship with several professional societies.  Additionally, his affiliation as a Texas Tech University professor and key figure at ICASALS, officer and member of several professional societies and consultant for the oil industry are documented by this collection.  Personal correspondence is also prominently represented.  For further details, click here:  Conselman.
    Dr. Frank B. Conselman was a prominent West Texas geologist who was active as a consultant for the oil industry, professor at Texas Tech University, director of ICASALS, and member and officer of several professional societies.   Born in 1910 in New York, he earned his B.S. and Sc.M. degrees from New York University, and his Ph.D. in 1934 from the University of Missouri.  He came to the Southwest in 1935 as an oil company geologist.  This initiated a life long career as an oil business consultant in the region which was only interrupted by his service in World War II as an Army Air Forces Lieutenant Colonel stationed in the European Theater.  Dr. Conselman belonged to numerous professional organizations and was president of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the world's largest geological organization, in 1968-1969.   He also served as director of the American Institute of Professional Geologists and was president of the Abilene Geological Society.  His expertise led to his appointment to several Federal Government agencies and committees.  These included the U.S. National Committee on Geology and the U.S. Federal Power Commission.  Dr. Conselman was prominent in the affairs of Texas Tech as a Professor of Geosciences and a Director of the International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies.

Cook, Enoch Jasper
Papers, 1945-1968
83 leaves

Includes correspondence, scrapbook material, and photographs. The collection bulks with scrapbook material concerning the opening of the South Plains Museum and the history of Levelland, Texas. Dr. Cook is the subject of correspondence and photographs.
Cook was born in 1876 in Titus County, Texas, and awarded his medical degree by Memphis, Tennessee, College Hospital in 1902. He practiced medicine in Delwin (1922), Wilson, (1922), and Levelland, Texas (1924), and was the first doctor in Levelland, Texas. He helped organize the Levelland Chamber of Commerce. Cook moved to Crane, Texas, (1927) and served on the Chamber of Commerce and school board. He died in 1946 in Monahans, Texas.

Cook, Gertrude Harris
Papers, 1928-1971, and undated
9 boxes, 4 scrapbooks (9.5 linear feet)

Includes correspondence, research files, literary productions, printed and scrapbook material, lists, and photographs pertaining to Gertrude Harris' books on education and travel, her writing career, and with research on Southwestern history. The collection bulks with research files on Texas and New Mexico history, and literary productions on Texas and Southwestern history. Items of note are a Texas Tech Anniversary Diploma and reunion material.
An historian and writer, Cook was born in 1886 in Moulton, Texas. She received B.A. and M.A. degrees from Texas Technological College, where she was one of the first students enrolled, and also received a teaching certificate from Sam Houston College. Cook's work includes A Tale of Men Who Knew Not Fear (1955), and numerous articles for the New Republic and the Dallas Morning News.

Cook, William C.
Civil War Memoir, 1881
circa 0.1 linear feet

The Civil War Memoir by William C. Cook includes descriptions of his experiences with Company C, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry from 1861 to 1865. The account includes descriptions of battle as well as how the men dealt with lack of supplies and food. The company saw duty in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, Louisiana, and Texas.

Coombs, Robert
Papers, 1992-2000 and undated
4 boxes (4 linear feet)

     The donation consists of Correspondence, dissertation research notes, illustrations, literary productions, maps, negatives, photos, and slides related to the creation of “Le Corbusier and the Ronchamp Riddle.”
     Robert Coombs holds degrees from The Art Institute of Chicago (BFA 1957, MFA 1958), The University of Chicago (MA 1964) and Yale University, The School of Architecture (ARCH 1971). In addition he was the recipient of grants from the Fulbright Program, Kress Foundation, and Graham Foundation. He was published widely in architectural journals and served as the Editor of Perspecta, The Yale Architectural Journal. He was also assistant editor of Architectural Forum. He has taught at Yale, UCLA and Texas Tech University. Research in the Foundation Le Corbusier and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris and at Notre Dame du Haut in northeastern France resulted in the book “Le Corbusier and the Ronchamp Riddle,” the writing of which he completed with the assistance of Richard Mason (see related collections.)

Cooper, Clyde L.
Papers, 1916-1993 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Files include genealogy of the Sudduth, Cooper, and Lawrence Families, written and typed manuscripts on the history of the Cooper family, biography of Clyde Cooper, "Standing on the Promises" newsletters and responses, miscellaneous short stories and poems, diplomas and certificates of Clyde Cooper. The Cooper Family came from Estelline, Texas.
    Peggy Ann Cooper Leasure is the daughter of Clyde Lloyd Cooper. Born in 1901 in Estelline, Texas, he died in 1993 at the age of 92.  Her mother Pauline Sudduth died in 1994. He was a Methodist missionary for 40 years in Brazil and retired in 1969. Clyde attended North Texas State Normal college and was also a graduate of SMU (1928). He even worked in the Burkburnett oil fields in 1919. They began their missionary work in 1929. Mr. Cooper taught English, Math, and was director of the Physical Education department with the Ginasio Americano. In addition to teaching he served as a circuit preacher in his later years. He and his wife had four daughters.

Cooperative Communicators Association
Records, 1975-2001 and undated
9 boxes (9 linear feet) and related oversized material (2)

     The records of the Cooperative Communicators Association include awards, printed material of various types, meeting and committee minutes, financial materials, institute and conference proceedings and materials related to those events, membership rosters, photographs, and other assorted material all recapping the business and growth of CCA from 1975 to 2001.
     The Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) is an association of professional cooperative communicators who seek to improve their profession with the times, exchange ideas, and conduct their annual meetings. CCA seeks to help its members develop skills in many areas of expertise: writing, editing, design, speechwriting, audio visual production and related areas. Now known as the Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA), this organization was formed following a communicators’ conference in 1953 at the University of Minnesota. It was organized as the Cooperative Editorial Association (CEA). As of 2013, the CCA had a membership of 350 cooperative communicators from the United States, England, and Canada. Membership is open to anyone interested in cooperative communications, not just those working at cooperatives. Its first official Institute was held in 1954 at the University of Wisconsin. Thirty-one years later in 1985, at an Institute held in Chicago, its members adopted new Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation and changed the name to the Cooperative Communicators Association. These changes were made in recognition of the broadened scope of responsibilities that many co-op communicators and the changing structure of the co-ops that communicators serve.


Cooper, Harold A.
Papers, 1926-1969
25 leaves

Includes photographs and newsclippings pertaining to Cooper's career.    Cooper was a high school athletic coach and worked in several West Texas towns, including Idalou, Tulia, and Smyer.

Cope, Millard
Papers, 1830-1974
ca. 4,452 leaves

Includes correspondence, general files, literary productions, scrapbooks and scrapbook material, and photographs concerning Cope's personal and professional life as a journalist and historian of Texas. Also includes historical material on Texas. The collection bulks (1880-1974) with general files and scrapbooks that include newsclippings, literary productions, photographs, and printed material concerning journalism, Texas history, and Millard Cope. Notable correspondence includes letters from Sam Rayburn, Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, General Lucius Clay, Herbert Hoover, and Richard Nixon. With the exception of 52 leaves of literary productions, the collection is on microfilm.
An historian, journalist, editor, and publisher, Cope was born in 1905 in Sonora, Texas, and attended Howard Payne College and the University of Missouri. He was an associate of the Harte-Hanks newspaper organization for 35 years, serving as editor and/or publisher of the Sweetwater Reporter (1930-1936), the Denison Herald (1940-1945), the Marshall News Messenger (1945-1962), and the San Angelo Standard-Times (1962-1964). He served as president of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association (1957-1958) and served three terms on the Associated Press Board of Directors (1956-1964). Cope was also appointed to the Texas Historical Foundation, the State Historical Survey Commission (1953), the State Agency for Historic Preservation, and the Texas Civil War Centennial Commission (1959). He died in San Angelo in January 1964.

Cornick, Boyd
Family papers, 1878-1978 and undated
17,997 leaves

Includes correspondence, legal and financial material, medical records and journals, literary productions, printed and scrapbook material, photographs, diaries, and a genealogy of the Boyd Cornick Family. The collection bulks (1878-1964) with individual family members' correspondence. Items of note include a weather diary (1928-1933), materials on the American Relief Administration in Russia (1921-1922), the Red Cross-YMCA Mission to Paris (1919), the Civil War in Tennessee, Texas politics, the establishment of Texas Technological College, mining and banking in Mexico, and the Women's Missionary Society of San Angelo (1907-1918).
Cornick, born in 1856, became a specialist in the treatment of tuberculosis. He moved to San Angelo, Texas, in 1891 after he contracted the disease himself. After his recovery from tuberculosis, Cornick organized a tuberculosis clinic, became active in state and local medical associations, and served on the Texas State Board of Health. He and his wife, Louise, had five children. Cornick died in 1933.

Cornick, Boyd
Family papers, 1893-1921 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Collection consists of medical pamphlets mostly written by Boyd Cornick.  Dr. Cornick, M.D., held a practice in San Angelo, Texas in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.  His pamphlets cover topics such as tuberculosis, appendicitis, and medical ethics.

 
Coronado Cuarto Centennial Committee (New Mexico)

Papers, 1940 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection contains printed material on the Coronado Cuarto Centennial Committee from 1940 and undated.

Coryell, Henry Clay
Papers, 1836-1964
39,469 leaves

Includes correspondence, financial and legal material, genealogical material, literary productions, photographs, and printed and scrapbook material concerning Coryell's business and personal activities, and the Coryell family. The collection bulks with correspondence concerning the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair and treatment of tuberculosis. Other correspondence concerns the Texas Telegraph and Telephone Company and the San Saba Valley Realty Company. Also included is an extensive genealogy of the Coryell family.
A civic leader and businessman, Coryell was born in 1880 in Galveston, Texas. He lived in San Saba, San Saba County, Texas, from 1903-1962 and served as a notary public and postal clerk. He also served on the Texas Good Roads Association, San Saba Draft Board (World War I), Board of Regents for Southwestern University, and sold real estate for San Saba Valley Realty Company. Never married, he was the last surviving member of the family line. Coryell died in 1962 in San Saba, Texas.

Coryell, Robert Gilder
Papers, 1833-1939
ca. 20,145 leaves

Includes correspondence, financial and legal material, literary productions, and printed and scrapbook material concerning the personal business activities of Robert G. Coryell of San Saba, Texas, and the Coryell family. The collection bulks (1901-1936) with material concerning Coryell's business interests in San Saba, Texas.
A businessman and civic leader, Coryell was born in 1874 in Galveston, Texas. He established the San Saba Lumber Company (1904), and served as president of the San Saba Realty Company. He was active in developing additions to San Saba, Texas, and founding the town of Algerita, Texas (1911). Coryell was also associated with San Saba Cotton Oil and Gin Company, Farmer's Gin, Brown and Coryell Livestock Company, San Saba Horse Racing Committee, and the San Saba Railroad Committee, and served as the president of the Texas Lumberman's Association and as Mayor of San Saba (1913-1916). Coryell died in 1916 in San Saba, Texas.

Cosden Petroleum Corporation (Big Spring, Texas)

Records, 1937-1968
14,737 leaves

Contains correspondence, financial and legal material, printed material, literary productions, photographs, and scrapbook material. The collection bulks (1937-1963) with the financial, legal, and operational affairs of the Cosden Petroleum Corporation. The collection also includes a clipping file and U.S. District Court transcripts pertaining to R. L. Tollett's 1943 trial for his violation of the Connally "Hot Oil" Act. All defendants were found not guilty on charges of producing excess oil or withdrawing excess oil from storage.
Based in Big Spring, Texas, Cosden Petroleum Corporation operates an oil refining business producing gasoline, jet fuel, asphalt, synthetic plastics, and other petrochemicals. Founded in 1929, the company provided fuel oil to Texas and Pacific's steam locomotives. After 1937, the company was reorganized into a corporation. It remained an independent corporation until 1960, when W. R. Grace, Inc., purchased 53 percent of its stock. In 1963, Cosden leased its service stations to American Petrofina, Inc.
 

Cotton Bowl
Records, 1989-1996
1 box (1.0 linear foot)

     The collection has agenda, directories, strategic planning, policy manuals and meeting reports used by a member of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association during the early 1990s.  Some materials are media guides and newsletters.
     The files were used by Ilah Coffee Merriman a director of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association for a number of years.  She represented Texas Tech University from 1989-1997 on the Board of Directors.  The Cotton Bowl Athletic Association (CBAA) is a non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas to promote, sponsor and stage an annual post-season intercollegiate football game in Dallas, Texas.  The first game was played on January 1, 1937 matching Texas Christian University and Marquette.  The Southwest Conference became affiliated with the Cotton bowl in 1941.

Couch, Mary K.
Papers, 1935-1936 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Collection contains the hand notes of Mary Couch when she took an Economics Class in 1935-1936 at Texas Technological College.  She attended the college between 1933-1937.  Dr. J. O. Ellsworth taught the course she took.

Couch, R. C.
Papers, 1909-1956 and undated
5 boxes (5.0 linear feet)

     The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence sent and received by R. C. Couch.  The material relates to Couch’s activities in his various business enterprises, civic affairs, and some family and personal matters.  Topics include agriculture, agricultural and oil industry leasing, banking, finance and credit, and land sales.
      R. C. (Riley Carlton) Couch was a long-time resident of Haskell, Haskell County, Texas.  He was born in the early 1880s in Coleman County and moved with his wife Ada Baker Couch from Munday in Knox County to Haskell in 1915.  In addition to managing his farming and cattle interests, Couch served as an officer for a number of West Texas banks and held land in a number of West Texas counties.  In 1919, Couch, his brothers E. C. Couch, D. R. Couch, and brother-in-law R. L. Reeves, established the Weslaco Townsite Company, which promoted the development of the town of Weslaco in the Rio Grande Valley.  Civic posts held by Couch include Postmaster of Munday and Haskell, Mayor of Haskell, President and member of Haskell School Board, President of Haskell Chamber of Commerce, and Vice President and member of the Executive Board of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce.  Couch was active in the Southern Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school classes and served as Superintendent.  Politically, Couch was an active member of the Republican Party.

Couch-Stanley Families
Papers, 1878-1945
1,014 leaves

Includes correspondence, financial material, literary productions, and printed material pertaining to the Couch and Stanley families from 1878-1945. The collection bulks (1881-1945) with correspondence reflecting the social and economic life of tenant farmers. Also includes letters from World War I and World War II soldiers and from migrant workers in the 1920s and 1930s.
Andrew Madison Couch settled in Indian Territory (Oklahoma) in 1884 as a tenant farmer. The George R. Stanley family, related to the Couches by marriage, were also tenant farmers. Members of the Couch and Stanley families served in World War I and World War II. They also traveled to Arizona and California during the 1930s' depression.

County Progress
Records, 1923-1994 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Collection contains correspondence with the West Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association, membership directories, publications of the County Progress, graphics editing work, West Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association material, information on county courthouses and Texas Association of Counties.  The collection covers the publication of the County Progress magazine.  County Progress is the official publication of the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas. 

County Welfare Committee (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1960
35 leaves

Bulks with printed statements of policy, functions of the department, and material for the County Child Welfare Unit.
Established in July 1954, the public tax-supported family agency assists with unmet financial needs of indigent and medically indigent families who live in Lubbock County, Texas.

Coursey, Clark
Papers, 1900-1965
2 microfilm reels : negative

Includes the family history of William Lyon Harris, the Brownwood Methodist Episcopal Church directory for 1908, and correspondence and newsclippings of Clark Coursey concerning his book, Courthouses Of Texas. Also includes scrapbooks that contain clippings on the Brown County Commissioners' Court, the Brownwood Chamber of Commerce, crime, highway accidents, the city council, the Jaycees, instances of polio, roads and highways, and the Southwestern States Telephone Company.
Coursey owned the Brownwood (Texas) Banner. He also edited and published the County Progress, mouthpiece of the Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association.

Cowan, W. C.
See "W. C. Cowan Grain and Seed Company, Inc." listing under "W."

Cowart, Fred
Papers, 1966-1988 and undated
10 boxes (11 linear feet)

    This collection consists of foreign and domestic correspondence, scrapbook material, posters, brochures, color transparencies, artwork, literary production, and printed material of Fred Cowart.  Of the scrapbook material, the collection contains envelope art and personal writings.  Some materials pertain to various military precision flight teams such as the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels.  For further details click here:  Cowart.
   Fred Cowart is a Lubbock artist, researcher, and poet.  He was Chief Illustrator at Reese Air Force Base in Lubbock, Texas in the late 1980s.  He was a personal team guest of the Thunderbirds six times and a VIP guest of the Blue Angels four times.  His research includes the study of the history of West Texas and the High Plains.

Cowart, Ruth E.
Papers, 1908-1963
1 small box (0.3 linear feet)

      The collection has personal correspondence addressed to three people:  Ruth E. Cowart, Beulah Evans Cowart, and Roscoe Cowart.  The collection also has a photo album of Ruth Cowart showing friends and family members in 1941-1942.  There is also a specifications bulletin for a school building for the Grovesville Independent School District of Lubbock County (1925).  For further details, click here:  RCowart.
      Ruth Evans Cowart was a teacher with the Lubbock Independent School District.  Her mother was Beulah Evans of Canyon, Texas and her dad was Roscoe Cowart of Lubbock.  She graduated from Texas Technological College in the 1940s with a bachelor’s and master’s degree.  Ruth grew up in Lubbock, Texas and her family lived in the Tech Terrace neighborhood.

Cowboys
Collection, 1904-1954
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Contains printed material and news clippings of cowboy life in the early 1900’s.

Cowden Family
Collection, 1933-1935
1 microfilm reel (10 ft.) : negative

    Includes John B. Cowden's Southern Cowdens (1933), a Cowden Encylical, and W. C. Cochran's "Uncle Walter Cochran, Prior to his Recent Death Related to the Early History of Midland Cowmen," all of which concern the history and genealogy of the Cowden family.
The Cowdens were a prominent ranching family in Midland, Texas.

Cox, Curtis C.
Papers, 1963
1 microfilm reel (10 ft.) : negative

Consists of a Carlsbad, New Mexico Diamond Jubilee Souvenir program and an early history of Eddy County, New Mexico.
The son of pioneer homesteaders near Hope, New Mexico, Cox served as a principal for the public schools in Clarkdale, Arizona, before returning to Eddy County. He served as a principal for the Carlsbad Municipal Schools until retiring in 1976. Cox married Ruth Cox in 1936 and the marriage produced three children.

Cox, John S.
Papers, 1884-1934
1 microfilm reel (10 ft.) : negative

Consists of a journal kept by John S. Cox in Jack County, Texas.
John S. Cox came from a pioneer ranching family in Jack County, Texas.

Cox, Mike
Papers, 1969-1970 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection includes news clippings written by Mike Cox on the Lubbock, Texas tornado of May, 1970 and the Lubbock garbage strike of 1969.
    Mr. Mike Cox was once a reporter for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from 1969-1970.  He covered the Lubbock, Texas tornado in May 11, 1970 and the Lubbock garbage strike, as well as the Denver City, Texas Law Enforcement complaint.

Cox, Paris
Papers, 1879-1892
75 leaves

Consists of correspondence and legal material (photocopied) concerning the sale and settlement of land at the Quaker Colony in Estacado, Crosby County, Texas. Includes letters received by Paris Cox, George M. Hunt, and J. W. Dalton.
Born in 1846, Cox was a Quaker from North Carolina who moved to Indiana. Later, he traded his Boxley, Indiana, sawmill business for 50,000 acres of land in Crosby County, Texas, and came to Texas in 1876, where he sold land for $0.25 an acre. By 1879, a Quaker colony was established near the town of Marietta, Texas. Previously named after Cox's wife, Marietta was re-named Estacado in 1886. By 1893, most of the colonists had left the South Plains. Cox died in 1888.

Craig, Adele Smith
Papers, 1934-1937
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Collection has two property abstracts of 2401 14th Street in Lubbock, Texas.  One abstract was issued by Standard Abstract Company and the other by Guarantee Abstract and Title Company.  The 2404 14th Street address was once the home of Rollie C. Burns, a subject of one of Dr. William C. Holden’s books.  At one time, the house was one of the oldest homes in Lubbock.  Mrs. Craig’s parents, the Smiths, purchased the home in 1937 and lived there until 1976.  The home was later purchased by Dub Rushing and then demolished.


Crane County Museum
Papers, 1977 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

   Collection consists of a play written by Paul Patterson titled “Ups and Downs of Crane Town” and a promotional brochure on Crane, Texas.  Paul Patterson is a West Texas fictional writer currently living in Pecos, Texas.

Crane, Newton
Collection, 1919-1963
1 microfilm reel (60 ft.) : negative

Consists of news clippings and legal material that reveals how the northern boundary of Texas was established.
The U.S. Supreme Court declared the southern boundary of Oklahoma to be mid-point in the Red River and the northern boundary of Texas to be the river's south bank. When oil was discovered in the river the federal government claimed ownership.
 

Crane, R. C. (Royston Campbell), Sr.
Papers, 1829-1969 and undated
43 boxes (49 linear feet)

     The collection contains mostly business correspondence concerning his law practice, real estate and investments in Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas.  Few letters deal with his family.  There are ledgers of his financial ventures, land abstracts and deeds, and two dozen family scrapbooks.  Some files deal with the Texas Tech Locating Board, whose efforts decided the location of a new college in West Texas.  Other items are files with printed materials, speeches and literary production, and research materials as well as files on West Texas Historical Association.  For further details, click here:  RCCrane.
      R. C. (Royston Campbell) Crane, Sr., was one of the founding members of the West Texas Historical Association.  He was president of the organization from 1925-1948.  As a lawyer, he practiced in Sweetwater, Texas.  He was born in Independence, Texas, 1864 and died in 1956 in Sweetwater.  He had an interest in history and in promoting the West Texas region.  As land speculators, he and his partners invested in land around Sweetwater and sold the parceled property to businesses and homesteaders.  His son Roy C. Crane was the author of “Buzz Sawyer” and “Wash Tubbs,” comic strips from the 1920s and 1930s.  Crane County, Texas is named after Royston’s father William Carey Crane a prominent Texas educator, president of Baylor University, and Baptist preacher.



Crawford, Abel Justus
Papers, 1937-1969
1 microfilm reel (18 ft.) : negative

Consists of a scrapbook collection, including correspondence, greeting cards, and newsclippings relating to Crawford's life and business interests.
A sheep rancher, businessman, and banker, Crawford was born in 1867, in Mt. Gillead, Kentucky. He began his business career herding sheep for Farm Brookshire in Runnels County, Texas, and later built up his own flock in Edely County, New Mexico. He married Minnie Campbell in 1898 and settled in Carlsbad. Crawford originated the Crawford Hotel and Peoples' Mercantile chain in West Texas and eastern New Mexico and, with H. J. Hammond, organized the First National Bank of Carlsbad. Other ranching interests included the old M-L Ranch near Carlsbad and a partnership in Montana. Crawford also held interest in six major Southwestern banks. He died in 1969.

Crew, Charles E.
Papers, 1937 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection includes correspondence from Texas Technological College to Charles Crew about attending the college in 1937. There is also an undated photograph of the college.
 

Criswell, E. S.
Collection, 1929
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    The item is an Abstract of Title to Section 113 and North Half Section 106, Block A (R. M. Thompson Surveys) in Hockley County, Texas in the Anton townsite, where the Criswell's owned a home.
    E. S. and T. K. Criswell's parents owned the home in Anton, Texas from 1930 until 1977.  The home was sold thereafter.  The abstract contains some history of the Spade Ranch and the Ellwood Farms' transaction.


Crocchiola, Stanley Francis Louis
Papers, ca. 1951
446 leaves

Contains original typed manuscript of The Duke City: Albuquerque, New Mexico, by F. Stanley (Stanley F. L. Crocchiola), ca. 1951.
A Catholic priest and author, Crocchiola was born in New York City, New York, and attended Catholic University in Washington, D.C. He moved to Hereford,Texas, in 1938, to Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1940, and later, various other towns in Texas and New Mexico, that include: Socorro, Raton, Pecos, Dumas, and Canadian. Crocchiola has published and authored numerous books and pamphlets, under the pseudonym of F. Stanley, on Texas and New Mexico history which include, Desperados in New Mexico, The Raton Chronicle, and Rodeo Town: Canadian Texas.

Crockett County Historical Society (Ozona, Texas)
Collection, ca. 1963-1975
470 leaves

Contains printed transcripts of tapes made at meetings of the Crockett County Historical Society (1963-1975) which pertain to the history of Crockett County from 1880 to 1960.
Organized in 1881, Crockett County is located in southwest Texas in the Edwards Plateau region, with the first settlements as supply depots. The county seat is Ozona, and the economy is based on oil and livestock production.

Crockett, Davy
Collection, undated
1 small box (0.3 linear foot)

   Collection contains a scrapbook which has photocopies of images of Davy Crockett on paintings and posters.  Also has photocopies of correspondence and news clippings.  Total pages is 27.
    David (Davy) Crockett was a frontier hero of the American West.  He was also a martyr for the Texas Independence dying at the siege of the Alamo in March 6, 1836.  Born in 1786 in Greene County, Tennessee, he was also a congressman.  He was married to Elizabeth Patton and they had two children.  Crockett will always be remembered for the sacrifice he made during Texas’ struggle for independence.

Crosby County, Texas
Collection, 1890
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

       The collection is a set of 24 pages of handwritten census notes of people living in Crosby County during 1890.  It has individual names, occupations, precinct numbers, and town names.  Town or community names include Estacado, Mt. Blanco, Falcan, Duck Creek, and Willow Dall Creek.  The information was used for a Crosbyton Reunion celebrating their pioneer days.
       Crosby County is located east of Lubbock County, Texas.  It was created in 1876 and organized in 1886.  The county was named for Texas Land Commissioner Stephen Crosby.  Its county seat is Crosbyton.  A Quaker colony was founded in 1879 along the northwest corner of the county known as Estacado.  Crosby relies predominately on farming and food processing for its economy.

Crowder, Lillian Ferguson
Papers, 1926-1999
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection includes the following:  A Christmas Greeting Card issued to Texas Tech students in 1926 by the President's Office (P. W. Horn);    Also includes a letter of three pages to the Southwest Collection detailing the life of Mrs. Lillian E. Ferguson Crowder.
    Mrs. Lillian Ferguson Crowder is a 1928 Texas Tech graduate currently living in Lorenzo, Texas.  She is 96 years old and retired.  As a teacher, she taught in New Mexico and Arizona.  She has an interest in a number of areas specifically Native Americans and Mathematics.

Crump, Bob
Papers, 1880-1969
26,791 leaves

Includes correspondence, diaries, financial and legal material, and printed and scrapbook material pertaining to Crump's business, agricultural, and personal interests in Lubbock County, Texas. The collection bulks with financial, legal, and printed material concerning personal and agricultural interests. Also includes legal and financial materials concerning the Lubbock-Bridgeport Oil Development Company and the Ripley Townsite Company.
An early settler of Lubbock County, Texas, rancher, and farmer, Crump was born in 1879 in Dallas County, Texas, and came to Lubbock County in 1890. The son of W. D. Crump, an early settler and county judge of Lubbock County, Texas, Bob Crump owned a stock farm near Shallowater, Texas, and raised registered Hereford cattle. He was also involved in the founding of Shallowater, Texas. Crump died in 1972 in Lubbock, Texas.

Crump, Katie Bell
Collection, 1924-1973; Papers, c. 1940-1960
1 box, 1 wallet (1.1 linear feet)

Includes and bulks with newsclippings concerning the South Plains and Lubbock, Texas. Subjects include animals, art, buildings, cattlemen, celebrations and tributes, churches, folklore, geography, people, pioneers, schools, transportation, weather, and windmills, among others.  For further details, click here:  Crump.
Crump was born in 1899 in Dallas County, Texas, and relocated to Lubbock County in 1890. She was the daughter of W. D. Crump, an early Lubbock settler and judge. Crump attended Midland Junior College, Texas Women's College, and Texas Technological College. She taught in Carlisle, Texas; Shallowater, Texas; and Lubbock, Texas, before her retirement in 1957. Crump died in 1980 in Lubbock, Texas.

Crump, Mamie

Papers, 1903-1936
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)
 
Collection contains programs and newspapers concerning the thirteenth and forty-sixth reunions of the Confederate Veterans.

Culberson County Program Building Committee (Texas)

Records, 1974-1975
1 microfilm reel (10 ft.) : negative

Consists of a printed report relating the history, geography, local industry, population trends and current (1970s) situation of Culberson County, the areas of program emphasis and major problems, long-range objectives, priorities and plans for program execution, provision for evaluation and revision, and resources available to help carry out the county program.
The Culberson County Program was a long-range agricultural plan in Texas set up to provide direction for all groups to work together for common objectives. The committee was reorganized in January 1974 with as broad a representation of the people, groups, and organizations as possible.

Cultural Affairs Council (Lubbock, Texas)

Records, 1966-1982
3,521 leaves

Contains correspondence, records and files, printed material, and notes concerning the Lubbock, Texas, Cultural Affairs Council. The collection bulks (1967-1982) with the general files of the council.
The council was formed to promote, encourage, direct, and sponsor cultural events in Lubbock, Texas.

Culver, Barbara Green
Papers, 1970-1975
9,111 leaves

Includes correspondence, financial material, literary productions, printed material, and scrapbook material concerning Judge Culver's activities in youth programs and Texas politics. The collection bulks (1973-1975) with materials pertaining to the Texas Constitutional Revision Commission, including reports, expense sheets, newsclippings, drafts, and literary productions. Also includes materials on the White House Conference on Children and Youth, and the Midland County Conference on Children and Youth.
An attorney and judge, Culver was born in 1926 in Dallas, Texas. She was awarded her B.A. by Texas Technological College (1947) and L.L.B. by Southern Methodist University (1951). She served as county judge (1962- ) for Midland County, Texas, and also as a State District Judge. Culver also served as a member of the Texas Constitutional Revision Commission (1973), the White House Conference on Children and Youth (1970), and the National Advisory Council on Education of Disadvantaged Children (1971-74).

Cummings, Elizabeth

Papers, 1987-1992 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)
 
Collection consists of correspondence between Elizabeth Cummings and western novelist Jeanne Williams.

Cunningham, Albert Benjamin
Papers, 1843-1966
5,629 leaves

Includes correspondence, financial and legal materials, literary productions, photographs, printed material, and memorabilia pertaining to the life and career of A. B. Cunningham. The collection bulks (1925-1961) with the manuscripts of nineteen of Cunningham's books, and also contains lecture notes on novels and novelists.
An author and educator, Cunningham was born in 1888 in Linden, West Virginia. He married Jean Gregory in 1912 and was awarded his Ph.D. in 1926 by New York University. He began his career as a Methodist minister, then taught psychology and sociology at various colleges and universities before coming to Texas Technological College to teach literature (1929-1945). He was the author of forty-two novels and mysteries, having published works under his own name and under the pseudonyms of Garth Hale and Estil Dale. His works, many of which were translated for European and Latin American audiences, include The Manse at Barren Rocks (1917), The Chronicle of an Old Town (1919), Death Rides a Sorrell Horse (1946), Death of a Billionaire (1947, set in Lubbock Texas), The Victory of Paul Kent (1948), and The Everlasting Arms (1953). Cunningham died in 1962 in Lubbock, Texas.

Cunningham, James Franklin
Family papers, 1863-1967
ca. 1,531 leaves

    Includes correspondence, literary productions, printed and scrapbook material, financial and legal material, and photographs concerning the J. F. Cunningham family of Abilene, Texas, Mrs. Cunninghams's bother, Bruce Oliver, and the Cunningham and Oliver law firm. The collection bulks with correspondence concerning family matters, moves to Texas, weather, and education. Also includes a Confederate parole grant (1865) and a genealogy of the Cunningham family.
    Abilene, Texas, residents James Franklin Cunningham (ca. 1860-?), and brother-in-law Bruce Oliver (ca. 1870-1943), were law partners in the firm of Cunningham and Oliver. Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham had six children: Natalie, Maude, May, Alice, Oliver, and Viola. Oliver Cunningham served in both World War I and World War II.

Curl, Sam E.
Papers, 1961-2004 and undated
20 boxes (20 linear feet)

     The collection consists of papers and presentations, correspondence, budget reports and related financial material, news releases, scrapbook material, published books and articles, class notes, records of Dr. Curl’s involvement in the Botswana Society, information regarding the planning of the Plant Science and Water Conservation Research Laboratory (PSWCRL), Redbooks concerning his academic career and his efforts in Agricultural Science departments, and related articles and publications that Dr. Curl did not author.
     Samuel E. Curl grew up on a farm near Tolar, Texas, southwest of Fort Worth.  He married Mary Helen Curl, retired Director of Development in the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine and the couple had five children. Dr. Curl earned his Doctoral degree in Animal Physiology from Texas A&M University in 1963, Master’s degree in Animal Genetics from the University of Missouri in 1961, and his Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education from Sam Houston State University in 1959.  Sam worked at Texas Tech University (TTU) for 31 years (including 17.5 as Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources) ending his tenure at TTU in 1997 when he took the position of Dean and Director of Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, a position he held until his retirement in 2004. Additionally, he served as the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at TTU from 1973-1976 and as the President of Phillips University in Enid, OK from 1976-1979.Sam was involved in many different local and national level organizations during his career, has authored or co-authored three books dealing with the worldwide food and fiber industry, has published 95 research and scientific or technical articles, and has received numerous honors and awards.



Cusenbary, Daniel D.
Papers, 1946-1967
37 leaves

    Includes newspaper articles by Cusenbary concerning the history of Graham, Texas, and Young County, Texas.
Cusenbary served as county clerk, county tax collector, and county treasurer of Young County, Texas. He also contributed articles to the Graham (Texas) Leader, the Graham Reporter, and the Graham Leader-Reporter.

 

Cutbirth, Eligiah
Records, 1970
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Contains a legal document of a warranty deed for land property in Bosque County, Texas near Hog Creek.  The land once belonged to Eligiah Cutbirth in 1883 but was purchased over the years by various parties.   Now the land belongs to the Pool and Thomas.
    Eligiah Cutbirth lived in near Hog Creek in Bosque County, Texas for many years.  The land was sold to Jno. A. Thomas and Tom M. Pool.


Cutshaw, Roger C.
Papers, 1989
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Literary productions of one oral history transcription compiled by Alice Stocks:  Interview with Roger and Joyce Cutshaw by Rev. Mark Jervis on May 1, 1989 on the Wyoming State Training School.
   Roger Cutshaw is a Lubbock County, Texas resident and is also an amateur photographer of trains, rail lines, small town buildings and monuments.  The interview centers on the life of Joyce Cutshaw and her employment with the Wyoming State Training School.

Cutter, Paul F.
Papers, 1987
1 wallet (0.2 linear feet)

    Contains an unpublished manuscript by Paul F. Cutter entitled “Early Lubbock:  A Cultural View.”  The manuscript discusses cultural life in Lubbock, Texas from the 1890s to the 1910s such as the band hall, Opera House, concert bands like the Lubbock Band and the Lubbock Cowboy Band.   West Texas citizens being isolated in the south plains sought entertainment by attending some of the local activities in Lubbock, Texas.

Cutter, Richard S.
Papers, 1880-1907
1 microfilm reel (20 ft.) : negative

    Consists of a diary that Cutter kept from August 1880, until 1907. The diary describes his experiences as a farmer and stock raiser in Kansas and Texas, his move to Texas in 1887, and experiences of the family in the Panhandle. Part of the diary was used as a general ledger for his household accounts. The original diary is on display in the Perry Memorial Library in Perryton, Texas.
    Cutter was born in 1840 in Wayne County, Ohio. He married Elizabeth Owens in November 1862, the marriage producing six sons, two of whom died young. The family lived for a time in Illinois, then in Ness County, Kansas, prior to establishing their homestead in Ochiltree County, Texas, in April 1887. With John Klapp, Cutter established the town of Cresswell, the county's first seat. He died in 1907.

 

     
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