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Faile, Edward George
Papers, 1852-1855
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

       The item is a diary written from October 1852 to March 1855 by Edward George Faile of East Chester, Westchester County, New York.  He records his activities in handling livestock such as cattle and horses and agricultural crops and land management. Edward George Faile was a prominent cattle breeder, agriculturist, and railroad director.  He was active in a number of areas such as the American Institute, the New York Agricultural Society, New York Central Railroad, Harlem Bridge Company and livestock exhibition.

Fain’s Incorporated
Records, 1938-1943
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Includes general financial files of Fain’s Incorporated in Brownwood, Texas.

Fain, William L.
Papers, 1893-1921
1 microfilm reel (30 ft.) : negative

Includes correspondence, financial documents, certificates, deeds, poll tax receipts, property tax receipts, and newsclippings relating to William Fain and area business and industry.
Fain was an early-day resident of Barstow, Texas.
Farm Census

Records, 1950’s
1 box (1 linear foot)

Collection contains census material on farms in Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico in the 1950’s.
Farr, Louis Lee
Papers, 1853-1948
1,763 leaves

Includes correspondence, financial and legal documents, field notes and descriptions, printed material, photographs, lists, sketches, and genealogical material. The collection bulks (1954-1946) with legal documents dealing primarily with Berrendo Stock Company, but also includes personal business documents.
A surveyor, land agent, banker, and rancher, Farr was born in 1865, and moved to San Angelo, Texas, at the age of 18. He surveyed much of Tom Green County, Texas, and served as manager of the Sawyer Cattle Company. He held various civic offices including county tax assessor, city clerk, city engineer, and mayor (1903-1907) in San Angelo. He died on June 30, 1930.
Farris, Mrs. I. J.

Papers, 1909-1931
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Bulks with photographs and postcards of scenes in Colorado.

Fath, Creekmore
Papers, 1938-1992 and undated
3 boxes (2.5 linear feet)

    The Collection contains correspondence, financial material, and printed material collected by Creekmore Fath while secretary-treasurer for the Democrats of Texas (DOT).  For further details, click here:  CFath.
   Creekmore Fath was secretary-treasurer for the Democrats of Texas (DOT).  He worked under Sam Rayburn and Lyndon B. Johnson plus a number of other well-known politicians.   He helped raise money for the Texas Democrats and public awareness of their political views.  He was born in Oklahoma and attended public schools in Fort Worth and Austin.  He entered the University of Texas in Austin in 1933.  In 1939, he entered law practice with Bob Eckhardt in Austin, Texas.  Thereafter he was a participant in state and national politics.  During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1945.  He has influence the Democratic National Committee with his skills as an attorney.

Faulk, Norma
Papers, 1910-1914 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Includes postcards of various West Texas cities, including Amarillo, Lubbock, Post and Slaton. Thomas Stone Dameron wrote the cards to Cecie Mae Birden.  Norma Faulk’s husband, Dr. Robert Faulk, is the grandson of Thomas Dameron.

Faulk, Odie B.
Papers, 1960-1973 and undated
5 boxes (4.3 linear feet)

      Includes literary productions, printed material, and scrapbook material pertaining to Faulk and his career as an historian and author of the American Southwest. The collection bulks (1960-1973) with literary productions, including manuscripts, galley proofs and page proofs of numerous books by Faulk.  For further details, click here:  OFaulk.
      An historian, author, and educator, Faulk was born in 1933 in Winnsboro, Texas, and received B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Texas Tech University. He taught at Texas A&M, University of Arizona, Arizona State, and Arizona Western before becoming head of the history department at Oklahoma State University in 1972. Faulk is the author and co-author of numerous articles and books, including Land of Many Frontiers (1968) and North America Divided: The Mexican War (1972), both of which were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Papers, 1953-1963
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Collection contains Annual Reports (1957-1963), Operating Ratios of Member Banks (1953), and Condition and Earnings of Member Banks of the 11th Federal Reserve District in Dallas, Texas.  The reports show investment in U. S. Government Securities, financial information on member banks, and consumer lending affects.

Felton, J. H.
Papers, 1925-1959
846 leaves

Includes correspondence, legal material, and financial documents such as bank statements, federal tax material, bills and receipts and doctor's office business records, all concerning the settlements of the estates of Marvin C. Overton and J. T. Hutchinson, Lubbock's pioneer physicians.
J. H. Felton was the business manager of the Krueger, Hutchinson and Overton Clinic in Lubbock, Texas.
Felton, J. H.

Papers, 1956-1968 and undated
1 box (1 linear feet)

Collection concerns J. H. Felton’s financial expenses and the estate of Mrs. E. L. Banks.
J. H. Felton was the business manager of the Krueger, Hutchinson and Overton Clinic in Lubbock, Texas.

Fenton,  Jim
Papers, 1979
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Contains a written article titled “The Cowboy Earl in England.”  Jim Fenton is a historian and history instructor at the Abernathy Independent School District.  He is also a graduate of Texas Tech University.

Ferguson, Joe
Papers, 1936-1939
1 microfilm reel (20 ft.) : negative

Consists of a scrapbook containing newsclippings, snapshots, and other memorabilia on Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys and personal material on Ferguson.
Ferguson was a member of Bob Wills' Texas Playboys during the 1930s.
Ferguson, Samuel Wragg
Papers, 1964
1 microfilm reel (2 ft.) : negative

Includes a typed memoir of Ferguson's Civil War experiences, starting with the attack on Fort Sumter.
Ferguson was a Confederate Army officer who was with General Louis T. Wigfall's battalion on the day of the attack on Fort Sumter.

Fernandez, Ben
Collection, 1980
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Item is a Ben Fernandez presidential campaign button.  Ben Fernandez is a local Lubbock, Texas native.

Files, Sidney J.
Papers, 1899-1970
1 microfilm reel (75 ft.) : negative

Includes correspondence, account ledgers, material on the Files family and Files Valley community, photographs, newsclippings, and other scrapbook material relating to the private life of Sidney J. Files and the Itasca Mills.
Born in 1890, Files was the grandson of the founder of the Files Valley community in Hill County, Texas. He was associated with Itasca Cotton Manufacturing Company for nearly 50 years, serving as its president when the mill closed in 1962. Files died in 1969.
Filippone, John A.

Papers, 1990-1991
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Bulks with a thesis written on West Texas music for a seminar at the University of Texas. Also includes transcripts of interviews conducted by Mr. Filippone.
Finch Brothers

Papers, 1837-1945 and undated
4 boxes (4.0 linear feet)

    Includes correspondence, legal documents, financial documents, printed material and photographs. The collection bulks with financial and legal documents pertaining to the Finchs' ranching and business interests in Burlingame, Kansas and Dalhart, Texas.  Also known as the Finch Brothers Ranch.  For further details, click here:  Finch.
Austin Finch and his son, John, came to Burlingame, Kansas, in 1875 and established ranching and banking interests. In 1905 John began to divest his property to his children, Frank, Fred, Winnie, Orville, and Howard by establishing the Finch Brothers Company. Part of the property included ranch lands near Dalhart, Texas, which brothers Frank and Orville took over.

Firebaugh, Charles Winfield and Cora Pardee

Papers, 1871-1966 and undated
1 small box and 1 wallet (0.25 linear feet)

     This collection contains mostly correspondence between relatives, friends and associates of the Firebaugh’s.  Some letters are from Bertha Harriet Firebaugh and Charles Winfield Firebaugh, Jr., daughter and son of Charles Winfield and Cora Pardee Firebaugh.  Some letters are from Cora’s friend Harriet E. Pierce.  It also includes a file on the Pardee family genealogy and a deposition and reward pertaining to David Firebaugh, Jr.’s murder by Samuel B. Crowley on February 13, 1877.
     Cora Pardee Firebaugh (1855-1911) and Charles Winfield Firebaugh (1850-1922) were married in Bristol, Connecticut in 1884.  Cora’s original home state was Connecticut.  She moved with her husband, originally from Illinois, to settle in Austin, Texas.  There they established a business possibly selling goods until in the late 1800s C. W. changed occupations and did work for The Travelers Insurance Company.  They had two children Bertha Harriet and Charles, Jr. known as “Carl”.


First Baptist Church (Abilene, Texas)
Records, 1890-1964
1 microfilm reel (35 ft.) : negative

Contains news clippings, church bulletins, magazines, and miscellaneous records concerning the history of the church and the city of Abilene, Texas.
The First Baptist Church of Abilene, Texas, was organized on December 17, 1881, by Reverend T. R. Leggett, pastor at Buffalo Gap, Texas. It originally met in the schoolhouse, but in 1883 it erected its own church building, with Reverend Bennett Hatcher as pastor. Dr. O. C. Pope of the Baptist Home Mission Board of New York City aided in the organization.
First Baptist Church (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1991
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Includes printed material and scrapbook material on the 100th Anniversary of the First Baptist Church.  The First Baptist Church of Lubbock, Texas was founded in 1891.  The first pastor was J. W. Winn.  In 1991, the church celebrated its Centennial.

First Baptist Church (Rockwell, Texas)
Records, 1852-1970
1 microfilm reel (20 ft.) : negative

Contains printed and miscellaneous material that relates the history of the church. Also, includes a minute book, which documents the activities of the church.
The church was founded by John R. Biscoe and M. Glover in 1852, and Benjamin Watson served as the first pastor. The first church building was completed in 1876, and a second church building began construction in 1969. The church is the oldest congregation in the Dallas Baptist Association.
First Christian Church (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1962-1981 and undated
1 wallet (0.2 linear feet)

    Includes bulletins, membership directories, pamphlets, and a post card concerning the First Christian Church of Lubbock, Texas.  The First Christian Church was established in Lubbock in the early 20th Century and they are supported by the Disciples of Christ.

First National Bank (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1934-1965
250 leaves

Contains correspondence and printed material relating to the First National Bank of Lubbock, Texas. Bulks (1958-1965) with annual reports.
The bank began business August 5, 1901, and George C. Wolffarth served as the first president.
First National Bank (Mineral Wells, Texas)

Records, 1905-1974
1 microfilm reel (30 ft.) : negative

Pertains to the history of the First National Bank of Mineral Wells from 1905-1974. Also contains information about Fort Wolters from 1825-1946, and information about the early history of Mineral Wells, including photographs of early city landmarks.
Originally organized as the First State Bank and Trust, the bank underwent several consolidations and name changes before becoming the First National Bank.
First Presbyterian Church (Colorado City, Texas)

Records, 1888-1962
5,498 leaves

Contains and bulks (1891-1962) with attendance books and miscellaneous manuscript materials, including sermon notes, an 1891 charter, bulletins, financial material, lists, and correspondence concerning the activities of the First Presbyterian Church of Colorado City, Texas. Also includes minute books (1888-1962), correspondence, financial material, printed material, lists, and scrapbook material pertaining to various societies associated with the church.
Founded in 1881 by O. F. Rogers and W. J. Miller, this church is part of the Texas Central Presbytery.
First Presbyterian Church (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1934-1964
137 leaves

Includes printed material, correspondence and membership lists of the First Presbyterian Church, and bulks (1958-1964) with church programs.
The church was organized in 1903 by Reverend O.G. Jones. Dr. P.J. Word, Rev. Tom B. Anderson, and Dr. Jim Lewis have all served as its pastors.
First Unitarian Universalist Church (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1971-1988
258 leaves

Contains primarily records from congregational meetings and representative council and administrative board meetings of the Lubbock congregation, including chairpersons meeting reports. Also includes development office records, financial material, board minutes, church agendas and a scrapbook.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Lubbock, Texas, was organized in 1952 by Robert Rutland and Byron Abernethy. The congregation met at various homes and public places, including City Hall, prior to establishing a church facility on 36th Street & Avenue U. The present facility is located on 42nd Street in Lubbock.

First Unitarian Universalist Church (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1970-1973 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Collection of miscellaneous memos and printed material concerning the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Lubbock, Texas.   The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Lubbock, Texas is an active religious organization.

First Unitarian Universalist Church (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1958-1992 and undated
1 box (0.3 linear feet)

    Collection of miscellaneous correspondence, financial documents, and printed material concerning the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Lubbock, Texas.  The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Lubbock, Texas is an active religious organization.

First United Methodist Church of Lubbock (Texas)

Records, 1922-1969
108 leaves

    Contains printed material, correspondence, and a budget for the year of 1956, which pertains to the First United Methodist Church. The collection bulks (1922-1967) with church programs and articles about the church.
    Organized in 1892 by R. M. Morris, the church held services at the County Courthouse and buildings at 14th and Texas and Broadway and Avenue M. The current building was constructed in 1955.

First United Methodist Church (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1949-1992 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection includes items from the History/Records/Centennial Committee for the First United Methodist Church  Lubbock, Texas.   It includes a history of the church compiled by an unknown author, Henrietta S. Dalton (1949), and Lisa Morris (1984) and a Centennial Celebration Dinner program (1892-1992).
    The First United Methodist Church was one of Lubbock's first church.  The church help to unite a community located in the heart of West Texas by providing activities to an isolated town.  Lubbock was a small town by today's comparison.

Fisher County Sheriff's Posse (Texas)

Records, 1961
1 microfilm reel (10 ft.): negative

Consists of a leather-bound limited edition copy of the Fisher County Sheriff's Posse that includes a history from 1952 to 1961, posse activities, membership photographs (both active and inactive), and honorary members. Also includes some history of Fisher County and its organization.
Organized in April 1952 at Roby, Texas, by Fisher County Sheriff, R.L. Wilkins, the organization has won numerous trophies and has participated in parades and rodeos throughout Texas and New Mexico.
Fisk, Greenleaf
Papers, 1835-1888
163 leaves

Consists of financial and legal material, including deeds, bills of sale, and land patents primarily concerning Brown County, Texas, and Bastrop, Texas.
A Texas Revolution veteran, court clerk, judge, politician, and teacher, Fisk was born in 1807 in Albany, New York. He came to Texas and fought in the Texas Revolution as a member of Captain Jesse Billingsley's Mina Volunteers. Fisk also served as clerk of the district court of Bastrop County, Texas, (1837), and chief justice (1841); member, House of Representatives, Third Congress; participant, Mexican-American War; school teacher, Brown County, Texas, (1860); and first chief justice of Brown County, (1862). He died in 1888 in Brownwood, Texas.
Fitzgerald Brothers and Company (Bangs, Texas)

Records, 1910-1916
1,767 leaves

Consists of financial material including accounts receivable ledgers (1911-1916), accounts payable journal (1916), cash journal (1910-1912), and a purchases and accounts receivable journal (1912).
This was a dry goods and general merchandise store in Bangs, Brown County, Texas. Bangs was founded in 1886 on the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railroad.
Five Star Oil Report

(Petroleum News Corporation)
Collection, 1950-1956
96,326 leaves

The collection bulks with the newsletters "West Texas Daily (1/1950-11/1956), "Midland Daily" (5/1950-12/1956), "West Texas-New Mexico Semi-Weekly (1/1952-12/1956), "Dallas-Fort Worth Daily" (5/1952-9/1953), and "New Mexico Weekly" (2/1953-11/1956). Each issue highlights technical information on field exploration and developments, well completions, new fields, and drilling progress. These reports provide a convenient listing of active companies, and the news pages provide an informative clipped notice of field developments.
Published by the Petroleum News Corporation, the "Five Star Oil Report" focused on the exploration and production of petroleum in Texas, New Mexico, and southern Louisiana. Reports were issued yearly, semi-weekly, weekly, and daily.
Fletcher Enterprises, Inc. (Texas)
Records, 1963-1971
1 microfilm reel (12 ft.) : negative

Contains scrapbooks with photographs and articles, correspondence, and biographical data sheets concerning Fletcher Enterprises, Inc.  Fletcher Enterprises began in Temple, Texas, in 1911 and has become one of America's largest poultry firms.
Flewellen, L. H
Papers, 1875-1944
26,603 leaves

Includes correspondence, financial documents, legal material, printed material, and scrapbook material related mainly to Flewellen's legal practice and other activities. Also includes items concerning the Home Owners' Loan Corporation, Ranger, Texas during its peak years, state and area politics, and the Texas Railroad Commission.
An attorney and judge based in Ranger, Texas during the peak of the oil boom, Flewellen was also a supporter of Weatherford College and served on the Texas Railroad Commission during the 1930s.
Floco Trading Association (Texas)

Records, 1916-1928
1 microfilm reel (15 ft.) : negative

Consists of a ledger containing the minutes of meetings of the Floco Trading Association.  The Floco (for Floyd County) Trading Association was organized at the community of Aiken in 1916. About 1918, the name was changed to Aiken Trading Company.
Flora Bell Mining Company (Chaffee County, Colorado)

Records, 1907-1921
143 leaves

Contains annual reports (1907-1921); a stock receipt book (1908); and bank deposit slips (1913-1915).  The Flora Bell Mining Company was located in Chalk Creek Mining District in Chaffee County, Colorado.
Florence, Will P.
Papers, 1936-1998 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

   Collection contains booklets on the cotton industry in the South Plains.  Will P. Florence was a pioneer of cotton farming in Lubbock County and the South Plains.  He also wrote several booklets on the historical, agricultural, and commercial development of the region.

Flores, Dan Louie
Papers, 1984-1985
64 leaves

Consists of two journals kept by Flores on trips through Palo Duro Canyon and Tule Canyon in Texas, and to the Yaqui villages in Sonora, Mexico.
An historian and educator, Flores was born in 1948 in Vivian, Louisiana. He earned his Ph.D. in history by Texas A&M University (1978), and has taught at Texas Tech University and the University of Montana at Missoula. Flores is the author of numerous books and journal articles, concerning American Environmental History.
Floyd, Willie M
Papers, 1890-1968
880 leaves

Includes correspondence, scrapbook materials, photographs, slides, printed material, literary productions, and research notes pertaining to the history of Thurber, Texas. The collection bulks (1937-1939) with literary productions pertaining to Floyd's M.A. thesis on Thurber, Texas.
Floyd received her B.A. from Hardin-Simmons University in 1928 and taught school in Abilene, Texas. She received an M.A. from Southern Methodist University in 1939. Her thesis, Thurber, Texas: An Abandoned Coal Field Town, contains material researched and written within a decade of Thurber's abandonment.
Floyd County Pioneers Association (Texas)

Records, 1929-1966
1 microfilm reel (12 feet): negative

Contains general business material, printed material, and newsclippings pertaining to pioneer families and the association's activities.
Organized in May 1929, at Floydada, the Floyd County Pioneers' Association hosts the Annual Old Settlers Reunion in honor of the County's pioneers and their descendants.
Focht, John Arnold
Papers, 1974-1977
107 leaves

Includes correspondence, biographical material, and literary productions pertaining to civil engineering in Texas. The collection bulks with two literary reproductions, Engineering Experiences and Memoirs, and Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, 1883-1917, by Focht which detail the study and profession of civil engineering in late 19th and early 20th century Texas.
An engineer and educator, Focht was born in 1894 in Sweetwater, Texas. He was a professor of civil engineering at the University of Texas from 1926-1964. Focht also served as an engineer for Sweetwater, Texas (1914-1917), Rockwall County, Texas (1919-1923), and Nolan County, Texas (1924-1926).
Follett, Frederick
Papers, 1863
1 microfilm reel (14 ft.) : positive

Includes an unpublished journal of Follett's travels across Texas in 1836, in which he describes settlements, the new seat of government, and prairie travel. Some historians believe portions of the journal are spurious and sometimes inaccurate, and there is considerable question as to the actual extent of his travels.
Born in 1804 in Gorham, New York, Follett began his journalism career at his brother Oran's Spirit Of The Times office at Batavia, New York, and later took it over after the latter moved to Buffalo in 1825. In 1836, after meeting Stephen F. Austin and Branch T. Archer at the White House, Follett sold the paper and went to Texas to serve in the "Army of Liberation." He arrived too late to participate at San Jacinto, but allegedly stayed over to see the county. Afterward, Follett resumed editorship of the Times in Batavia, acquired interest in Michigan copper mines, and later printed the Batavia Times and Farmers and Mechanics Journal with Peter Lawrence. Later he served as Batavia's postmaster, New York State Canal Commissioner and in subsequent years worked as a customer agent in New York City. His son, Frederick Jr., graduated from West Point, fought in Grant's campaigns during the Civil War, and saw duty on the frontier (before and after the War), including in Texas. The elder Follett died January 18, 1891, at age 87.
Food and Fiber National Institute of Achievement, Inc. (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1979-1981
98 leaves

Pertains to the Humanist in Residence grant received for research into the traditional uses of corn.
The institute is a non-profit organization headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, dedicated to the education of Americans on the importance of the nation's foods and fibers and those who produce them.
Forbis, Thomas B.
Papers, 1997
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Collection contains an article called “Before I Forgot – The Prairie Eagle.”  Thomas B. Forbis was a graduate of Texas Tech University.  He served in World War II in the Royal Canadian Air Force and later in the U. S. Army Air Corps.  After the war he practiced law in both Texas and New Mexico.

Ford, Davis L.
Papers, 1989
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Collection contains some biographical information on J. Frank Ford, Sr. and Davis L. Ford.  Davis Ford is a native of Lubbock, Texas.  He received his degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M and a master’s and a doctorate’s degree for the University of Texas.  He worked as an environmental engineering consultant in Austin, Texas serving both companies and foreign governments.

Ford, Gerald
Collection, 1976
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Items are three Gerald Ford bumper stickers.  Gerald Ford served as Vice-President of the United States of America, during Richard M. Nixon’s presidential administration.  When President Nixon resigned in 1973, Gerald Ford became the President of the United States.  Ford served the rest of Nixon’s term, through 1976.

Ford, Gus Lee
Papers, 1931-1935
1,355 leaves

Contains, and bulks (1934-1935) with, correspondence course materials pertaining to history courses at Texas Technological College. Also includes correspondence and department records concerning history students and academic curriculum at Texas Technological College.
Ford was a professor of history and head of the Department of History and Anthropology at Texas Technological College from 1933-1935.
Ford, Henry
Papers, 1874-1957
ca. 5,791 leaves; 1 microfilm reel (10 ft.) : negative

The collection includes correspondence, financial and legal material, tally books and notebooks, diaries, printed material, literary productions, lists, photographs, and maps pertaining to the business and personal interests of Ford, and the history of Brown County, Texas. The collection bulks (1875-1951) with correspondence and financial material concerning the business affairs of Henry Ford.
A Brown County, Texas, civic leader and businessman, Ford was born in 1845. He came to Brownwood, Texas, in the 1870s and was associated with the Coggin Brothers, in both their cattle and banking interests. He served as county clerk of Brown County for nine years and was an amateur historian for Brown County. Ford died in 1910.
Ford, John Salmon
Papers, 1863-1865
1 microfilm reel (40 ft.) : negative

      Includes two General Orders Books and three Letter Books pertaining to Ford's life and career in Texas during the Civil War.
Born near Greenville, South Carolina, on May 26, 1815, Ford came to Texas in June 1836 and served as a lieutenant in Jack Hays' Rangers. He practiced medicine in San Augustine and served in the Texas Congress, and in 1845 moved to Austin and edited the Texas Democrat. He blazed the first road from San Antonio to El Paso with Robert S. Neighbors in 1849. Ford also fought in the Mexican War and received the nickname "Rip" after sending out R.I.P. death notices. He served in Texas Senate and, with Texas Rangers, raided Chief Iron Jacket's camp in the Antelope Hills in 1858, served in the Secession Convention in 1861, became a Confederate officer, and fought in the last Civil War land battle at Palmetto Ranch in 1865. Ford edited the Brownsville Sentinal in 1868, and was a leader in restoration of Democratic party rule in Texas during 1870s. He was the superintendent of the State School for the Deaf and also served in the state Senate. Ford spent his last years writing his memoirs and died November 3, 1897, in San Antonio, Texas.

Forkner, Roy
Papers, 1903-1986 and undated
25 boxes (24 linear ft.)

      Includes correspondence, financial materials, legal materials, printed material, and photographsThe collection bulks with records of the Canyon Cotton Company relating to business, ginning, and cotton sale activities during the 1970s and 1980s.  Also included are financial records of Forkner Farms, material generated through Roy Forkner’s association with various cotton organizations, and several boxes of printed material pertaining to research and promotion of cotton related industries.
      Roy Forkner was a long-time resident of Lubbock County, Texas.  Both a cotton producer and Ginner, Forkner was active in local, regional and national efforts to improve all aspects of cotton and cotton seed production and marketing.  He was a member of and held office with a number of organizations including the National Cotton Council of America, Plains Ginners Association, Texas Ginners Association, Cotton Producers Institute and Plains Cotton Growers, Inc. and also served on the U. S. Department of Agriculture Advisory Committee on Cotton.  Locally, Forkner participated in a number of cotton-related ventures including an attempt to establish a textile mill at Lubbock in the 1960s.
Formby, Marshall Clinton
Papers, 1883-1989 and undated
102 boxes (102 linear feet)

    Includes correspondence, printed material, legal and financial material, literary productions, photographs, and scrapbook material pertaining to the career of Marshall Formby and his interests and activities in law, politics, business, higher education, the military, and religious and civic organizations in Texas and throughout the United States. The collection bulks (1930-1980) with correspondence and printed material pertaining to his terms as county judge, state senator, and Texas Highway Commissioner. Of particular interest are materials concerning state and federal highway programs, Texas Tech University, and Texas politics.  For further details, click here:  MFormby.
    An attorney, politician, newspaper publisher, and radio executive, Formby was born in 1911 in Commo, Hopkins County, Texas. He received a B.A. from Texas Technological College (1932); an M.A. from the University of Texas (1937); and a J.D. from Baylor University (1951). He served as county judge of Dickens County, Texas (1937-1940); Texas State Senator, Lubbock District (1941-1945); Texas Highway Commission (1953-1959); Texas Turnpike Authority; and on the Board of Regents of Texas Tech University (1967-1971). Formby was also a newspaper publisher and owned or co-owned numerous radio stations in Texas including KPAN in Hereford; KFLD in Floydada; KTVE in Tulia; KSML in Seminole; KACT in Andrews and KLVT in Levelland. He died in 1984 in Plainview, Texas.

Formby, Marshall Clinton
Papers, 1998-1999
1 box (1 linear foot)

Manuscript materials (rough drafts, proofs) dealing with the Marshall Formby book "These Were His People" which was typed by Frances Seales and edited by Preston Lewis and H. Allen Anderson.  The book published Eakin Press contains typed samples of the written journals that Mr. Formby kept for so many years.  Also includes floppy disks of the manuscripts, some correspondence between the publisher and the Texas Tech Library Development Office.
   Frances Seales is the daughter of Marshall and Sharleen Formby.  Marshall Formby was a lawyer, land owner, and politician.  He and his wife owned several radio stations in the West Texas region such as KFLD in Floydada.  He was a member of the Texas Tech Board of Directors/Regents for several years.  He past away in 1984 in Plainview, Texas.  Sharleen Formby remarried and lives in Midland, Texas with Harvey Rhoads.  The original journals are housed at the Southwest Collection.

Formby, Marshall and Sharleen Formby Rhoads

Papers, 1860-1998 and undated
148 boxes and 4 oversized materials (170.2 linear feet)

    Is comprised of Marshall Formby’s and Sharleen Rhoads’ personal and professional materials of correspondence, speech files, radio station files, travel files, newsclipping files, scrapbook materials, and memorabilia. The files are in alphabetical order.
Sharleen Wells Formby Rhoads was the wife of the late Marshall Formby who was a Texas politician, farmer, attorney, and former member of the Texas Tech Board of Directors.   For further details, click here:  MSFormby.
    Sharleen Wells was born in Barberton, Ohio in September 30, 1918. She married Marshall in Seale, Alabama on September 8, 1946. She graduated from Breward Junior College as an English major in 1940. She taught at the Army War College in Washington, D. C. She even attended the University of Texas graduated school where she took courses in radio communication. In August 1947, the Formby Family moved to Plainview, Texas. They owned several radio stations in the West Texas region such as KFLD in Floydada and KPAN in Hereford.
Forsan, Texas
Collection, 1951-1961
1 microfilm reel (20 ft.) : negative

The collection consists of handbooks for the Forsan Study Club and the Forsan Parent-Teacher Association.
The town of Forsan, in southern Howard County, Texas, was established in 1929, when oil was discovered in the area.
Fort Belknap Genealogical Association (Fort Belknap, Texas)

Records, 1962-1969
335 leaves

The collection consists of printed material pertaining to the activities of the association, including literary productions concerning local and Fort Belknap history.
The association was formed May 19, 1962, for the purpose of preserving the local history of the Fort Belknap area, a former U.S. Military Post located on the Brazos River in Young County, Texas. Dr. Kenneth Neighbours was the first president of the association.
Fort Bend County Sesquicentennial (Texas)

Records, ca. 1972
1 microfilm reel (20 ft.) : negative

Contains printed material and maps created for the celebration of the Fort Bend County Sesquicentennial celebration in 1972. Included are a souvenir brochure describing the history of the principal cities and towns in the county, information on the John M. Moore home in Richmond, advertisements for local businesses, a Fort Bend County historical tour map, and a pamphlet outlining a walking tour of historical Richmond.
The county hosted a celebration in 1972 for the 150th anniversary of the first settlement in the county established in 1822. Fort Bend County, Texas, was formally created in 1837 out of the original Stephen F. Austin colony..
Fort Concho Museum (Texas)
Collection, 1874-1970
11 microfilm reels : negative

Includes scrapbooks that contain newsclippings and other miscellaneous material concerning various aspects of Texas and Western frontier history, an 1884 roll book of soldiers on duty, telegram messages from the fort and San Angelo civilians, copies of Signal Corps inventories, meteorological reports, account books, and correspondence.
Fort Concho, established in 1867 at present-day San Angelo, Texas, was a key frontier Army post until it was abandoned in 1889. The Fort Concho Museum has, over the years, purchased many of the old fort buildings and restored them to their original appearance to create a living history museum.
Fort Griffin (Texas)
Records, 1934-1970
1 microfilm reel (20 ft.) : negative

Contains printed material and literary productions relating to Fort Griffin and Fort Griffin State Park, a postcard, and a map and plans of the fort.
Fort Griffin was established in Shackelford County, Texas, on July 31, 1867, to protect settlers from Comanche and Kiowa Indian raids. Civilians settled around the fort, eventually creating the town of Fort Griffin. The Army abandoned the fort in 1881.
Fort Stockton Chamber of Commerce (Texas)
Records, 1943-1973
2 microfilm reels : negative

Contains correspondence, minutes, office files, and printed material concerning the Fort Stockton, Texas, Chamber of Commerce. Fort Stockton is the county seat of Pecos County, Texas.
Fort Worth and Denver City Railway Company
Records, 1891-1941
33 leaves

Consists of way bills, contract forms, and two newsclippings. Also includes a profile line of the railroad from Fort Worth to Texline, dated January 1, 1936; a profile line to the Fort Worth & Denver South Plains Railway Company from Estelline to Dimmitt and from Silverton to Lubbock; and a profile line of the Fort Worth & Denver Northern Railway Company from Childress to Pampa dated 1932.
The company was chartered by the Texas Legislature on May 26, 1873, to build a line from Fort Worth to the Texas-New Mexico State line and connect with a line to Denver, Colorado. The railroad came under control of General Grenville Dodge in 1881, began construction the same year, and was the first rail line to cross the Texas Panhandle. It served the area by hauling cattle from ranch to market. Later branch lines were built across the South Plains, including one to Lubbock, Texas, in 1928, in order to tap the cotton market.

Fort Worth and Denver City Railway Company
Records, undated
1 box (1 linear foot)

    Container has financial and statistical documents on the Fort Worth and Denver Railway Company.  The Fort Worth and Denver City Railway Company was chartered on May 26, 1873.  It was changed to the Fort Worth and Denver Railway in 1951.  The railroad companies actively promoted the growth of small rural towns along its tracks.  It helped the ranchers from using long drives to take their cattle and encouraged farmers to take up claims in rural areas.

Forty-Ninth (49th) Indiana Volunteers
Records, 1861-1863
1 oversized box

One leather bound U. S. Army Company Roster book of the 49th Indiana Volunteer Regiment with enlistment and officers names.  The roster has list of names for commission and non-commission officers, discharged men, deaths, deserters, and roll call.  The officer in charge of Company F was Captain William H. Peerinpaugh.  For further details, click here:  49th.
    The 49th Indiana Volunteer Regiment served the union during the Civil War.  Though some Indianans supported the South and the Confederate cause, the State stayed with the Union.  The closest action that the State of Indiana saw was in 1863 when Confederate General John Hunt Morgan made his way through southern Indiana.  Indiana contributed 208,367 men to the Union and 24,416 lost their lives.

Foster, Agnes Augusta Headrick
Papers, 1923-1960
1,349 leaves

Includes three daybooks (1923-1949) documenting farming and personal activities, accounting, and weather; also contains ten diaries (1948, 1951 [blank], 1953-1960) with notations regarding personal and daily activities. Also includes genealogies of the John Headrick family from 1779 to 1937 and the William McGaughey (Magahey) family from 1740 to 1962.
A descendant of William McGaughey (Magahey), a Scottish immigrant who fought in the American Revolutionary War, Agnes was born on June 21, 1878 and married Clyde R. Foster on August 12, 1903. The couple farmed in the Stratford, Texas, area for many years. She handled the accounts receivable and payable for their farm and recorded sales information daily. After Mr. Foster's death in 1941, she continued to take part in farming activities and enter daily accounting, weather conditions, and general personal activities in her daybooks and diaries.

Foster, Arthur
Papers, 1700-2007 and undated
20 boxes (20 linear feet)

The Arthur Foster Papers consist of awards, correspondence, family history and genealogy, financial and health care records, slides, cassette tapes, journals, books, letters, two framed items. The bulk of the materials relate to his career in the cotton and textile industry.
Arthur "Art" James Foster (November 24, 1918-December 24, 2010) was born in Hutchinson, Kansas, the son of Arthur Leslie and Susan Armstrong Foster. However, at the age of 6 months, following the death of his mother during the "Spanish flu" epidemic, he became part of the family of his aunt and uncle, Agnes and Clyde Foster, who lived in Stratford, Texas with their three sons, Sheldon, John, and Newton.
Art attended Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University) and earned a B.A. in Textile Engineering in 1939. During his college years, he was one of the first Saddle Tramps and a member of Phi Psi, the national honorary textile organization. After graduation, he worked in the textile industry in Memphis, Tennessee and Waco/McKinney, Texas. On December 21, 1940, Art married his high school sweetheart, Ada Wre Handlin (?-2009).
During August 1942, the family returned to Lubbock where he taught in the Texas Tech University Textile Department and Draughan's Business College. In March 1944, he opened Plains Seed and Delinting Company in Lubbock and became a pioneer in the cottonseed delinting industry. Later he was instrumental in helping found the American Cottonseed Delinting Association. In addition to his agribusiness activities, Art was a Life Time Mason and active in the Episcopal Church where he contributed in numerous local and regional capacities. He loved golf, traveling the world with Ada Wre, and flying his Bonanza.

Foster, Cecil
Papers, undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection consists of the organizational history of the 1935 Study Club of Sudan, Texas.
Foster, Hoyt M
Papers, 1855-1976
1 microfilm reel (40 ft.) : negative

Includes a scrapbook containing John P. Foster's correspondence and tax receipts, a second scrapbook containing photographs and correspondence of Louis S. and Ella Clayton Foster (Hoyt's parents), and articles about Runnels County and Sabinal Canyon.
Foster is the grandson of John P. Foster, who came to Texas in 1873 and lived in San Saba, Lampasas, Coleman, Runnels and Bandera counties. A freighter and rancher from Gilford, New Hampshire, John Foster had accompanied several wagon trains to the West Coast and back as a teamster. He moved his family west to Missouri, Indian territory, and finally, to Texas, where he established his ranch in Sabinal Canyon in Bandera County. Hoyt Foster, born July 29, 1920, at the old Foster "Home Place" near Vanderpool, entered the U.S. Civil Service as an electronics engineer and helped install the NORAD radar equipment in Cheyenne Mountain near Colorado Springs. After retiring from the Civil Service in 1973, Foster took up installation of Satellite TV receivers as a profession.
Foundation for International Research and Development (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1958-1968
252 leaves

Contains correspondence, legal material, printed material, and scrapbook material detailing the organization's program and ongoing financial problems.
This was a non-profit foundation formed in 1960 under the leadership of Dr.Sylvan Kaplan, a psychology professor at Texas Technological College. Envisioned as a foundation offering support in research in the behavioral sciences, biological and medical sciences, educational and training methods, foreign and domestic relations, physical sciences ,and engineering, the organization failed to receive the support of Texas Technological College and faced financial dissolution. In 1963, the foundation's Board of Directors voted to dissolve the organization and by 1965 the process was completed.
Foust, Charles G
Papers, 1916-1944
123 leaves

Includes correspondence pertaining to family matters and a golf invitational held at the Dublin, Texas, country club during the Depression.
Charles G. Foust was a businessman in Dublin, Texas, during the 1910s through the 1940s.

Fox Sports Net
Collection, 1996-1997
1 wallet (0.2 linear feet)

Item is a Fox Sports Network Media Guide kept in a small binder.  The binder has a hologram image.  The guide has information of the network’s offices spread out through out the U.S. from Arizona, Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain, South, Southwest, West, and West 2.
    The Fox Network has been around since the early 1980s.   They have been active in broadcasting professional and college games and have provided a competitive television market against the CBS, ABC, and NBC network companies not to mention the cable networks.

Franks, Helen Higginbotham
Papers, 1893-1968
1 microfilm reel (40 ft.) : negative

Includes scrapbook material such as newsclippings, photographs, and printed items concerning Dublin and the Higginbotham family and the family Bible, which contains genealogical information.
Helen Higginbotham, daughter of John Willis and Willie (Durham) Higginbotham of Dublin, Texas, married D. R. Franks in 1917. Franks, who operated a drugstore for 35 years in Dublin, was active in the town's civic affairs, even serving a term as mayor. After selling his drugstore in 1955, Franks raised Angus Cattle and continued part time in pharmacy work.
Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians
Collection, 1925-1961
1 microfilm reel (35 ft.) : negative

Consists of a scrapbook containing newsclippings and other items related to the band, Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians.
Robert Edward M. Gottlieb of Waco, Texas collected the materials related to the band. His record collection of over 30,000 is one of the largest in the country, and its largest single group of recordings is by Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians.
Frederick, Kurt
Papers, 1948-1969
363 leaves

Includes correspondence (1947-1949) and programs of musical performances relating to Frederick’s career as conductor of the Albuquerque Civic Symphony Orchestra and professor in the Music Department of the University of New Mexico.
A musician and conductor, Frederick was born in Vienna, Austria, and moved to New Mexico in 1942, where he became the conductor of the New Mexico Chamber Orchestra and the Albuquerque Youth Symphony. He reorganized the Albuquerque Civic Symphony Orchestra in 1944, and was later the conductor for the University of New Mexico Orchestra and a professor in the University Music Department. As the conductor of the Civic Symphony Orchestra, Frederick conducted the world premiers of several major works.
Freemasons. Fort Griffin Masonic Lodge No. 489 (Albany, Texas)
Records, 1878-1928
40 leaves

Consists of the guest register of the Fort Griffin Masonic Lodge.
The lodge, a secret fraternal society, is located in Albany, Shackelford County, Texas.
Freight, Inc. (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1958-1968
357 leaves

Contains printed material and scrapbook material dealing with T.I.M.E. Freight, Inc. The collection bulks with reports and pamphlets.
Arno R. Dalby established T.I.M.E. Freight, Inc., in Lubbock, Texas, in 1947. T.I.M.E. Freight, Inc. was a successful freight company, with operations throughout the United States.

Friedman, Richard S. "Kinky"
Collection, 2006
5 items (circa 0.3 linear feet)

     The collection is comprised of promotional items from Kinky's 2006 Texas gubernatorial campaign and includes a yard sign (unfolded), two bumper stickers, one metal campaign button, and a "Kinky for Governor (How Hard Could it Be?)” poster. The poster is inscribed: "Love the Gov, Kinky Friedman."
     Richard S. "Kinky" Friedman was born in Chicago in 1944 and moved with his parents to Texas while still a child. A graduate of the University of Texas in Austin, Friedman enjoys a successful career as a musician and a writer. Kinky and his band, “The Texas Jewboys,” are known for music incorporating social commentary, satire, and humor. His writings include a series of mystery novels, essays, and a travel guide to Austin, Texas. In politics, he is best known for his 2006 Texas gubernatorial campaign as an independent candidate in which he garnered over 12% of the vote. Additional interests include his Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch, a haven for stray and mistreated animals.

Friends of the Classics (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1972-1985 and undated
1 box (1 linear foot)

Contains memorabilia and bank records dated 1972-1985 of the Friends of the Classics a social organization in Lubbock, Texas whose members promote the appreciation of the classical culture.

Friends of the Library (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1926-1980, 1954-1974 and undated
1 box and 1 wallet (1.1 linear feet)

    Contains printed material such as brochures, news clippings, programs, minutes, photographs, and scrapbooks pertaining to the Lubbock, Texas, Friends of the Library and its predecessor, the Lubbock Library Association. Bulks (1926-1977) with scrapbooks detailing library activities.

    The organization was founded as the Lubbock Public Library Association in 1946, and later became the Friends of the Library of Lubbock, Texas. The organization promotes the use, care, and appreciation of the library, and also raises funds and gives gifts to the library.

Fujita, Tetsuya Theodore "Ted"
Papers, 1875-2003 and undated
109 boxes and 21 oversized folders (97 linear feet)

     The collection consists of manuscripts, photographs/slides/negatives, film, video, maps, and miscellaneous artifacts related to the life and career of Tetsuya Theodore Fujita, and to the Texas Tech University Wind Science Engineering Research Center. For further details, click here: TFujita.    

     Tetsuya Theodore Fujita (1920-1998) was born in Kitakyushu, Japan. After receiving his doctorate from Tokyo University in 1950, he began a career as an associate professor at the Kyushu Institute of Technology. In 1953, he began to teach at the University of Chicago, at which he served as a professor until his death in 1998. During his career, Ted Fujita researched meteorology, focusing on severe storms such as microbursts, tornadoes, and hurricanes. He pioneered new techniques for documenting severe storms, including aerial photography and the use of satellite images and film. He also created the Fujita Scale for assessing tornado strength based on a given storm's wind speed and the amount of damage it caused.

Fuqua, H. B
Papers, 1963-1965
1 microfilm reel (20 ft.) : negative

     Consists of Fuqua's personal files, including correspondence, financial material, memos of meetings, and printed and miscellaneous items relating to the dissolution of the Texas and Pacific Coal and Oil Company.

     A geologist and banker, Fuqua began working for Gulf Oil Company in 1922 and later headed its southwestern operations. In 1949, he became head of the Texas and Pacific Coal and Oil Company. Later, he became the director of Fort Worth National Bank and was active in Fort Worth's community life. Fuqua promoted oil and gas conservation and protection of fresh water supplies from salt water incursion. He was inducted into the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum in 1973.

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