The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Texas Tech University


Title of Collection:         Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers' Association,

                                     Records, 1934-1968 and undated


Institution:                     The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library   

                                    Texas Tech University

                                    MS 41041

                                    Lubbock, Texas 79409




Date:                            July 2, 2002


Contact Person:            Reference Archivist


Accession number (s):   none for the record


Collection number:        S1064.3


Size of Collection:         62 box (64.0 linear feet)


Biographical Sketch:     In the twentieth century, wool marketing associations were formed to promote the industry and give ranchers a stronger, collective voice in regards to wool legislation.  The Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers' Association was established in 1915 with J. B. Murrah of Del Rio, Texas, selected as the first president.


Biographical Sources:   Paul H. Carlson. Texas Woolybacks: The Range Sheep and Goat Industry

                                    College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1982.


Scope and Content:      The collection consists of materials created and received by the association in its activities to promote the sheep and goat industry in dealing with legislation, predator control, labor, research, water conservation, marketing, and other matters.

                                    For a detail inventory click here:  Inventory.


Location:                      B72.2B-75.1C


Related Materials:         Carlson, Paul Howard.  Paul Howard Carlson oral history

interview [sound recording], 1977


Hall, Florence Black, Photographs, 1910-1969


Hill, Kate Adele.  Kate Adele Hill oral history interview [sound recording], 1977


Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers' Association, Photographs, 1917-1971


Willoughby, Ray W.  Ray W. Willoughby oral history interview [sound recording],



Acquisition:                   Gifts, 1970


Access:                        Open for research


Processed by:               Abel Ramirez, 2002


Control Access terms:

            Goat industry--Texas--History


            Mohair industry--Texas--History


            Sheep industry--Texas--History

            Sheep ranches--Texas--History

            Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers' Association

            Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers' Association--Records and correspondence

            Wool industry--Texas--History

            Woolen goods industry--Texas