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O'Brien, Coleman A.
Papers, 1964-1977
972 leaves

    Consists of printed material. Includes both reprints and photocopies of Dr. O'Brien's published research, along with copies of notices and faculty publication lists.
    A reproductive physiologist and educator, O'Brien was born in 1912 in Cisco, Texas. He was educated at Tarleton Junior  College and Texas A&M University, where he was awarded his Ph.D. in 1964. He joined the Department of Animal Science at Texas Technological College in 1947, and was also employed by the U.S. Agricultural Soil Conservation Service from 1948-1955. O'Brien was also active in the Friends of the Library at Texas Tech.

O'Donnell City Council (Texas)
Records, 1925-1972
1 microfilm reel (75 ft.) : negative

    Contains minutes, financial material, and legal material of the city council.  O'Donnell, Texas, founded in 1908, is located on the south boundary of Lynn County, Texas.

O'Donnell Methodist Church (Texas)
Records, 1912-1950
1 microfilm reel (15 ft.): negative

    Contains financial and legal materials, conference reports, a church register, and scrapbook material.  The church was organized in 1911 by Reverend T.A. Knight in the O'Donnell schoolhouse with twenty-eight members.

Oden, William E.
Papers, 1961-1965
97 leaves

    Includes correspondence and literary productions. Of particular interest is the correspondence dealing with Oden's article "A Study of Tenure and Turnover in the Texas Legislature."
    A professor of political science at Texas Tech University, Oden is also an author of a number of articles on the Texas legislature. He has served on the Texas Tech University Faculty Advisory Committee and was involved in the name-change issue, as well as the selection of Grover Murray as president of the university.
Odessa Chamber of Commerce (Texas)
Records, 1912-1975
9,622 leaves

    Contains correspondence, minutes, office files, printed material, scrapbooks, and literary productions pertaining to chamber of commerce activities and the history of Odessa, Texas. The collection bulks with minutes of chamber meetings.
    Odessa, Texas, was founded in 1886 and became an early shipping point for West Texas. In 1929 the discovery of oil led to boom town conditions and the town experienced rapid population growth. The Chamber of Commerce was organized in 1912.

Ogallala Commons
Records, 1911-2011 and undated
12 boxes (12 linear feet)

The records document the history of the Ogallala Commons organization and its predecessors from 1911 to 2011. Included are such varied materials as conference proceedings, mission statements and supporting documentation, financial documents, newspaper and other periodical clippings about the Commons, and intern profiles. Outlines of and research material relating to the Commons’ many projects, both completed and ongoing, comprise several boxes of the collection. Finally, a great deal of information about water in the Ogallala region is present.
"Ogallala Commons has grown from a small project into a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides leadership and education to reinvigorate communities of the High Plains-Ogallala Aquifer region. The Ogallala Aquifer is a tremendous gift of groundwater that intertwines all human and natural communities living in this unified area of the Great Plains, even though we are politically and culturally sectioned into 8 different states.
Ogallala Commons is shaped and directed by a 7-member Board of Directors, assisted by an Advisory Council and a small staff of men and women leaders from 6 states in the High Plains-Ogallala Aquifer region--leaders who follow the vision of Ogallala Commons and build it into an operational community resource network.
Ogallala Commons works to reinvigorate the commonwealth that forms the basis of our assets. Simply put, Ogallala Commons helps communities “to do together what no one community can do alone.” Our mission is carried out through a 4-part approach: 1) weaving a collaborative network of diverse partners, 2) building an education outreach with annual conferences, workshops, and templates, 3) fostering a sense of place to instill meaning and inspire stewardship for our landscapes and hometowns, and 4) rebuilding resilient communities to sustain people and the land.
During its initial decade of operation, Ogallala Commons launched projects in renewable energy education, water conservation, rebuilding local food systems, youth engagement, and community developments, all projects connected to 12 Key Assets of Commonwealth."
(source: [Accessed December, 2013])

Ogden, Montell E.
Papers, 1928-1942
262 leaves

    Includes correspondence, programs, and printed material from the Carnegie Endowment. The collection bulks (1928-1936) with correspondence between Ogden and the Carnegie Endowment, prospective speakers, and similar organizations throughout the Southwest.
    A former professor of government at Texas Technological College (1928-1942), Ogden also served as advisor for the International Relations Club, an organization affiliated with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Ogletree, Mardema
Papers, 1879-1910
17 leaves

    The collection consists of photocopies of Lubbock County tax rolls, 1879-1910. Also contains an 1884 land sale deed for property located in Lubbock County.
    A Lubbock, Texas, history collector, Ogletree was born in Oklahoma. She received her B.A. from Texas Tech University and has worked for the Texas Tech Museum in the capacity of giving tours and managing the museum shop. Her interests include the folklore of the Blackwater Draw and Yellowhouse Canyon region.

Ogletree, Mardema
Texas wine-making collection, 1970-1981
1 microfilm reel (5 ft.) : negative

    The collection contains materials on wine-making in Texas with an emphasis on the Lubbock area and the Llano Estacado Winery. It also includes Texas Grape Association by-laws (1976) and newspaper and magazines articles about the   Llano-Estacado Winery in Lubbock, Texas.
    A local Lubbock, Texas, historian, Ogletree collected materials on wine-making in Texas.

Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico
Collection, 1909
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

     Item is a photocopied report of 38 pages entitled "The Economic Geology of the Sierra Rica, Sierra San Carlos, and Las Orientales and a railway survey in the Municipality of Ojinaga, District of Iturbide, State of Chihuahua, Mexico" by C. F. Zeilinger-Caracristi, 1909.  It was from the office of C. F. Z. Caracristi, C. E. E. M., Consulting Civil and Mining Engineer.
      The report discusses the mineral resources and the economic significance of the Nogal Valley, the Sierra Rica, Sierra San Carlos, and the Valley of the Orientales in the State of Chihuahua, Mexico.  It also has a survey on a proposed railway system, which would help in the transportation of these minerals.

Olberton, Robert
Papers, 1916-1918
304 leaves

    Contains photocopies of letters written to Essie R. Nelson, and a notebook written by Albert B. Mathis, Olberton's grandfather, when he was Undersecretary in the Commerce Department.

Oldham, Nellie
Papers, 1994
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Item is a manuscript on Nellie Florede Vinson Oldham.  Nellie Oldham is a pianist and organist residing in Lubbock, Texas.  Originally from Georgia, she and her husband John moved to Lubbock during World War II.  She was instrumental in helping establish the Department of Music at Texas Tech University.

Olive, Jeanette Ramsey
Papers, 1906-1970
1,350 leaves

    Includes correspondence, photographs, printed material, record books, and scrapbook material. The collection bulks (1906-1930) with scrapbook material consisting primarily of recital and performance programs.
A music teacher, Olive was born in 1888 in Kilgore, Texas. She taught piano in the Texas towns of Timpson, Carthage, Sweetwater, Slaton, San Angelo, and Henderson, which included instruction for both high school and private pupils. Olive was also active in civic and church groups and served as president of the South Plains Music Teachers Association.
Oliver, Charles Murray
Papers, 1864-1963
1 microfilm reel (5 ft.) : negative

    Includes a copy of the San Saba Star from March 1, 1956, and a detailed account of the Oliver family genealogy. Also contains portions of Alexander Oliver's diary from 1864 through 1866, which gives an account of the beginnings of the Oliver family.
Oney, G. P. General Merchandise Store (Pearl, Texas)
Records, 1892-1925
3,936 leaves

    Consists of financial materials, primarily ledgers (1892-1921, 1925), and day books (1898-1920). The collection also contains an invoice book (1914-1918), an accounts receivable book (1892), a bank book (1892-1899), and an order book (1900).
    Located in Pearl, Texas, the G. P. Oney General Merchandise Store sold hardware, clothing, groceries, and automotive parts. The owner and operator, George P. Oney, also bought and sold local cotton and produce. By 1910, Oney served as the broker for most of Pearl's annual production of 6,000 to 8,000 eggs.

Open Heart Club of the Southwest (Lubbock, Tex.)
Records, 1976-1999
1 wallet (0.3 linear feet)

   Collection of brochures and news clippings, agendas and financial reports, membership correspondence, membership cards and notes, Methodist Hospital bookmark, visitation schedules, and Officers and Board Directors lists concerning the activities of the Open Heart Club of the Southwest of Lubbock, Texas.
   Lawrence L. Graves is a retired History professor and administrator at Texas Tech University.  He was once a member and president of the Open Heart Club of the Southwest.  The Club volunteer members participate in visiting patients who have undergone open-heart surgery.  They help patients to alleviate any fears and desolation, depression and pain from a traumatic experience.

Oppenheimer, Evelyn
Papers, 1962
326 leaves

    Consists of typed drafts and galley proofs for a literary production entitled Book Reviewing for an Audience.
A radio commentator, literary agent, book reviewer, and agent, Oppenheimer was born in 1907 in Dallas, Texas. She graduated from the University of Chicago. Her broadcasts have been featured on radio stations in Dallas, Phoenix, and San Francisco. Oppenheimer's published works include Red River Dust (co-author), Texas in Color, and the introduction to Heroes of Texas. Her book, Book Reviewing for an Audience, is based on special courses taught at Texas Tech University, University of Texas, and Amarillo College Evening School from 1957-1960.

Orbeck, Betty Wingate
Papers, 1919-1985
3 boxes and 1 wallet (3.1 linear feet)

    Includes correspondence, petitions, political materials, scrapbook memorabilia, and newsclippings related to the Permian Basin area. Also contains materials pertaining to an Odessa Writers and Book Collectors luncheon.   A West Texas author and historian, Orbeck founded the Permian Historical Society in Odessa in 1958, and served as its director and archivist.  For further details, click here:  Orbeck.

Orem, John
Paper, 1985-1994 and undated
4 boxes (3.5 linear feet)

     The collection consists of legal documents, printed material, photographs, scrapbooks, journals, newspapers, plaques, and awards given to John Orem. Many pertain to the attack by the ACF upon Orem.
     John M. Orem was a Murray Professor of Physiology at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine.

Overton Drug Company (Dublin, Texas)
Records, 1899-1935
4,819 leaves

    The collection bulks with financial materials (1901-1935) reflecting both customer purchases and company orders. The customer files (1904-1932) contain alphabetically, and chronologically, sorted financial statements.
In 1899, G. H. Connell, A.A. Hartgrove, and H.L. Overton founded the Overton Drug Company in Dublin, Texas. Managed by Clifton S. Bowden, the company sold prescription and retail drugs, stationery, and sundries. Bowden later became the sole owner of the company, and operated the company in the 1920s and 1930s. Bowden also served as Dublin's mayor in 1925.
Owen, Gene
Papers, 1872-1981
3 microfilm reels : negative

    Contains legal and court documents, a case procedure file, case and legal research, and related scientific research correspondence.
    A defense attorney for the Plains Weather Improvement Association, Owen defended the Association from objections to weather modification procedures being conducted in Hale and Lamb counties, Texas.
Owens, Mrs.
Papers, 1937
31 leaves

    The collection consists of a scrapbook with nine poems of friendship apparently as an expression of gratitude for Mrs. Owens' service in a women's organization. Also includes a single photograph, apparently of a Mrs. Molloy. Other photographs are missing from the scrapbook.
    Identity unknown--apparently she was active in a women's organization circa 1937. The scrapbook contains one reference to Mrs. Owen's year as "Orical", and to Denver Camp 5293.

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