Rackett, Elisha M.
This collection consists of fifteen small diaries
written possibly by Elisha M. Rackett from 1889-1892. It is unclear as to
whether he is the writer. The diary writer records his efforts as a farmer
raising all kinds of vegetables and grains, doing odd jobs such as fishnet
weaving, participating in social interactions, town service such as school
board meetings, building of a new schoolhouse, religious attendances, and
day-trips and recreational activities.
Items are song lyrics and a musical score for The Ballad of Charlie Ratliff. Bernice Railsback was a prominent educator from Levelland, Texas. The song is about one of Charles Goodnights cowboys who died after falling into a canyon. Charles Goodnight was a rancher and partner of John G. Adair who help found the JA Ranch in the Texas Panhandle region.
Ralls Study Club (Texas)
Consists of yearbooks and other printed material
concerning the Study Club of Ralls, Texas. Bulks (1961-1970) with yearbooks.
The Papers contains files, printed material, and other items relating to
the Ralls and Watkins families from Ralls, Texas. Some of the most
significant materials are genealogical research and records of the Ralls and
Watkins families, and the personal account books of Percy Ralls, the family
founder. Also includes the collected travel plans, records, and news
clippings of the Watkins family world tour circa 1958. There are also
collected files from a Ralls missionary society, usually dealing with
efforts that took place in East Asia.
Contains a biography of Ramirez, Jose, eulogy for Ramirez, Jose, photocopy of a news clipping honoring Ramirez, Jose, photocopy of the dedication program for Jose S. Ramirez Elementary School, 1987, and a Spanish poem, Mi Razon, 1994.
Jose Ramirez was a prominent Lubbock businessman, LULAC member, civic leader, and school board member. He passed away in the mid 1990s.
Ranching Heritage Association
Collection includes guidebooks, note cards, letters, and papers of the Ranching Heritage Association of Lubbock, Texas that were collected by Mrs. H. Allen Anderson who was a member. She volunteered as a guide at the Ranching Heritage Center. The Ranching Heritage Association collects artifacts that describe the ranching and pioneers days of the South Plains in Texas.
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Ranching in Texas
Includes a bound account book containing a handwritten manuscript relating brief histories and biographies of ranches and their founders throughout Texas. The author is unknown.
Ransom Canyon, Texas
The collection contains invitations, newsletters, programs, and correspondence concerning the Texas Historical Marker dedication at Ransom Canyon, Texas on Sept. 24, 1994. Ransom Canyon is southeast of Lubbock and part of the Yellow House Canyon. It sports a lake for recreational activities and is also into real estate development.
Contains letters, Rash family genealogical material,
an Acton Methodist-Episcopal Church register, and Acton Telephone Company records.
Rassman, Emil C.
Contains correspondence, financial information, and legal and
legislative material. The collection bulks (1946-1969) with papers concerning the Pecos
River Compact Commission. Of special interest are Rassman's activities for the Texas
Chamber of Commerce and the West Texas Chamber of Commerce.
Ratliff, C. W.
Bulks with mostly assorted printed material and
scrapbook items collected by Lubbock newspaperman C. W. Ratliff. It includes a calendar
from 1914 and minutes of the Lubbock City Council in 1909.
The collection concerns the life of
C. W. (Charles Wesley) Ratliff, a Texas Technological College graduate and prominent
Lubbock journalist. The boxes contain many
published materials concerning Lubbock and Texas, as well as reference materials
pertaining to journalism. Other materials
include personal correspondence, Texas Tech history, and various magazine and newspaper
clippings. For further details, click here:
Contains newsclippings and a speech written, and given, by O.B. Ratliff
to the Texas Technological College graduating class of 1946. Also includes a biographical
sketch of Ratliff's brother, Dennis Pace Ratliff.
Consists of a typed genealogical manuscript about the Thomas Rattan
family, descendants of John Rattan.
Contains family correspondence, financial and legal documents, a map,
photographs, and printed material. The collection bulks (1947-1972) with printed material
consisting of farmers' almanacs. Also includes a 1918 map of France.
Contains record books of the Rayner Cattle Company (1886-1890) and
Rayner Land Company (1904-1907).
Contains correspondence, legal and financial documents, a map, and
genealogical material. The collection bulks (1880-1893) with correspondence concerning
land in Chappell Hill, Texas. Of special interest is genealogical information on the
Thomas Raysor family.
Collection contains three
photographs, some penciled sketches, some ephemera, a portrait of Reaugh by
Knott (1953), an article by J. Evetts Haley (1960), two books and one booklet,
art club pamphlets, all concerning Frank Reaugh the artist and his works.
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Contains four minute books from February 17, 1928 to January 13, 1975. Organized on February 17, 1928, to develop irrigation and other projects, the district covers the counties of Loving, Reeves, Ward, and Pecos, Texas.
Redbluff Water Control District (Texas)
Documents and legal records of the Redbluff Water Power District. It includes land transactions, bills, ballots and other legislative material of the State of Texas. The aim of the legislation is the erection of a large storage reservoir, hydro-electric generating plant, distribution system and irrigation systems.
Prior to the mid-1930s, due to the deplorable conditions existing in areas of Loving, Reeves, Ward, and Pecos, counties, plans were enacted to rectify and improve water conditions within these parts of Texas. The documents within the collection state the aim of the Red Bluff Water Power District as the following: To ...purchase funds to construct a large storage reservoir on the Pecos River for the purpose of impounding flood waters, to provide for the irrigation of the lands within such District and the construction and operation of a hydro-electric plant and distribution system,....
Includes correspondence, financial material, legal material, a literary production, and scrapbook material. The collection bulks (1903-1950) with financial material relating to Field's Grocery and Field's Battery and Electric Shop, operated by W. W. Field in Shallowater, Texas, during the Great Depression.
Reed, Elsie Brashears
Bulks with sheet music from the early twentieth century. Part of the collection relates to World War I and the Mexican Revolution.
The Reed Family Papers consist of
artifacts, newspapers, printed material, and a large number of periodicals
such as AAM newsletters and related publications. All of these items relate
to the Reed family’s involvement with the AAM from the late 1970s until the
late 1980s. Issues of the
American Agriculture News are available among the on the
Collections Library digital collections.
Reed, Malcom Hiram
Contains personal, financial, and legal documents, including vouchers,
invoices, and contracts pertaining to the building of the Reed home in Austin, Texas
(1928-1929). Also includes tax returns and papers of Mrs. Margaret B. Reed (1940).
Reese Air Force Base
Inlcudes publications and books, files from the
Public Affairs office and Historians office and scrapbook material from the Officers
Wives Club pertaining to Reese Air Force Base as a military base in Lubbock, Texas
for 56 years. The bulk of the collection consists of wing histories and public affairs
materials. For further details, click here:
Air Force Base
Situated on 2000
acres and located 10 miles west of Lubbock, Texas,
Reese Air Force Base was
named after 1st Lt. Augustus F. Reese, Jr., a pilot from Shallowater, Texas,
who was killed in a bombing raid in Italy on May 14, 1943. It was previously
known as the Air Corps Advanced Flying School and the Lubbock Army Air
Field. On September 1, 1949, the name was changed to Reese Air Force Base.
The base's history extends from 1941-1997 and after 56 years of training
pilots the base was forced to close due to federal budget cuts on military
Reese, James V.
Consists of newsclippings, scrapbook material, committee reports,
minutes of meetings, American Association of University Professors newsletters, Texas Tech
Faculty Council search committee letters, bulletins of various organizations, and
information and reports of the history department, graduate school, College of Arts and
Sciences, and Texas Tech University.
Includes correspondence, minutes, financial and insurance material,
newsclippings, notes, public notices, and miscellaneous items pertaining to various civic
activities and organizations.
Reeves, C. C.
Includes water reports concerning nitrate contamination in the Ballinger area of Runnels County, Texas in 1969. Reeves is a Texas Tech professor of Geology. His specialty is in the study of ground water systems especially the Ogallala Aquifer.
Includes correspondence, literary productions,
photographs, and financial, legal, and printed material dealing with the life and
activities of Frank Reeves. Bulks (1952-1967) with drafts of articles concerning ranches
and the Texas cattle industry.
Collection of business letterheads, envelopes, business cards, receipts, price sheets, and brochure on the Reeves Photography Studio in Lubbock, Texas. Winston Reeves was a long-time photographer of Lubbock, Texas who owned and operated his own photography and camera store. His images have captured the history of Lubbock from the 1940s-1960s.
Includes bound hymnals, choral music, and religious sheet music.
The collection originated from old hymnals and sheet music from the First Baptist and
First Methodist Churches in Ralls, Texas. Other materials, some of which date back to the
late 19th century, have been added to create a collection of religious music.
Collection bulks with abstracts of title for 2119 23rd
Street, Lubbock, Texas from 1879-1976.
Contains correspondence, financial material, narcotic drug records,
product catalogs, employee information, legal documents, photographs, and prescription
records. The collection bulks (1925-1967) with prescription ledgers. Also includes
employee W-4 forms, address books and lists, payment books, and general journals.
The collection contains newspapers and public announcements, printed in
Spanish, regarding an attempt to establish a confederation of the northern states of
Republic of Texas
Collection contains printouts from the Republic of Texas web site and a Texas Tech Law Review (vol. 28, no. 3, 1997) detailing activities and the constitutionality of the Republic of Texas supporters.
The Republic of Texas is a small group in Texas that supports the return of Texas as a nation (republic) rather than stay as a state of the United States. They claim a rebirth of the republic on December 13, 1995 after legal proceedings begin in Jeff Davis County in 1985.
Contains correspondence, bulletins, notices, minutes, newsletters, and
miscellaneous materials pertaining to the activities of the Greater Lubbock Chapter, the
Texas Council of TROA, and the national TROA, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.
Includes photograph albums, postcard albums, scrapbooks, and manuscripts
concerning the life and activities of Charles William Reynolds. Bulks (1900-1977) with
The collection contains
mostly manuscripts of Clay Reynolds’ written works, some in draft format and
galley proofs with corrections. There are also research files and printed
materials used for his works. The business correspondence deals with book
publishers and associates. Dissertation notes and drafts and other
materials related to his professional ties with universities make up a small
portion of this collection as well. For further details, click here:
Consists of material pertaining to the establishment and growth of
Crane, Texas. Contains legal material, one map, and one photograph of Oscar Reynolds with
the first truck-load of soda (Coca-Cola) shipped into Crane from Post, Texas, 1927. The
collection bulks (1939) with the Abstract of Title for land in Crane, Texas, for M.S.
Contains a photocopied manuscript of Phin Reynolds' experiences on the
frontier as related to J.R. Webb. Webb published this manuscript in the West Texas
Historical Association Year Book XXI (1945), pp.110-143.
Includes sale tickets, trust files, and vouchers, many of them undated,
regarding transactions and legal agreements between W.B. Reynolds and various companies
Contains correspondence, legal and financial
documents, and general office files. The collection bulks (1919-1956) with financial
documents, specifically the records of cattle sales and tallies. Of special interest are
the records of companies run by the Reynolds Family such as the Cisco Oil Mill, Monroe
Cattle Company, Ralls County Cattle Company, Reynolds Brothers and Conrad, and the Rock
Pile Ranch. For further details, click here:
Consists of literary production written by Harvey Rhoads. Some of the
text documents his World War II service. Rhoads used the material during his 1995 taped
oral history interviews. Harvey Rhoads is a long-time Midland, Texas resident and oil
operator. He is married to Sharleen Formby, former spouse to the late Marshall Formby.
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Rhoads, Sharleen Formby
Collection of Sharleen Rhoads' newsclipping files on several subjects such as George Bush, Plainview, Texas, Texas Tech University, Southwest Collection, Al Gore, Weather, World War II, J. Evetts Haley, Lubbock Christian University, Wayland Baptist University, Education, Texas A&M, People in West Texas, National Politics, Medicine, Oil, Midland, Texas, and Rotary Club files.
Sharleen 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/Regents. Sharleen Rhoads married Marshall in Seale, Alabama in 1946. She graduated from Montevallo University as an English major in 1940. 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. In 1984, Marshall Formby passed away.
Richards, Frank "Buck" McDonald
Includes correspondence, financial material, and
legal material. Bulks (1869-1921) with land titles from McCulloch County.
Includes Richardson's diary and day book, plus typed explanatory sheets
by J. N. Thorton.
Contains newsclippings pertaining to the history of Texas Technological
College, especially the appointment of Clifford B. Jones as college president.
Collection is comprised of material from the POWER organization between
the years 1984-1988. Contents include correspondence, statements, petitions, studies, and
research from government organizations, seed companies, opposition groups, and study
groups. Most of the cataloged books come from the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste
Management. Included in the collection are materials concerning the designation of Deaf
Smith County, Texas as a nuclear waste dumpsite.
Contains printed material on Richardson Seed Farms and sorghum seed
production, and how the same would be effected by the proposed nuclear waste repository in
Deaf Smith County, Texas.
Ricketts, Carl E.
Consists of the original typed manuscript for El Lobo and Spanish
Gold: A Texas Maverick in Mexico and the book jacket. Published by Madrona Press,
Austin, Texas, the book is based on stories Richard Thompson told concerning mining and
the lifestyle, traditions, and legends of the Yaqui Indians.
Ridgway, Joseph C., Colonel
Includes correspondence, literary productions, photographs, and scrapbook material. The collection deals primarily with Colonel Ridgway's efforts to correct a historical marker commemorating the 1943 liberating of Panay, Philippines. It also includes stories authored by Ridgway.
Dr. Richard L.
The Dr. Richard L. Ridgway
Papers consists of materials documenting his education, career, and service
to various organizations. Educational documentation includes newspaper
articles and clippings, excerpts from periodicals, awards and diplomas, and
assorted dissertations and theses related to his research interests in
agriculture and pest management.
This collection has class papers compiled by students from Juan
American courses taught during the Fall 2001 and Spring 2002 period at Texas Tech
University. Topics concentrate
and their influences in culture such as higher education, rural schools, Dia de los
Muertos, and collected
materials at the National Ranching Heritage Center and Texas Tech
University Museum. Other topics included are
Barry Lopez, LaSalles ship, LaBelle, Nuestra Senora de Atocha, and Juanitas
Diary. Also includes a South Plains Mall
ten dollar coin promoted by the mall and redeemable at any store in the mall
during the early 1980s.
collection bulks with literary productions and printed material authored by
Fred Rigby concerning his mathematical interests such as computing, planning
and logistics, and game theory. Additional material relates to his career
at Texas Tech University and includes his involvement in an Institutional
Self-Study and mathematical analysis of topics such as grading trends and
funding. For further details, click here:
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows
Includes correspondence, press kits, advertising kits, performer
biographies, news releases, employee policy guidelines, programs, photographs, trivia, and
literary productions pertaining to the history of the circus. The collection bulks
(1976-1977) with press kits for the Bicentennial Tour of the circus. Of particular
interest are the policy guidelines of the circus which pertain to public relations and
boosterism, and papers dealing with the business and logistic aspects.
Contains a scrapbook relating to the activities of the Rio Blanco
Includes correspondence, financial and legal material, school records,
newsclippings, diaries, periodicals, photographs, and literary productions pertaining to
the Riordan family and the Presbyterian Church. The collection bulks (1842-1965) with
material pertaining to Nellie Riordan and the Riordan family.
Collection contains legal and financial documents and miscellaneous
material concerning the Ripley Townsite Company. The Ripley Townsite located in Titus
County, Texas was originally started in 1912 by four business men from Titus County. It
was built along the Paris and Mount Pleasant Railway. However the town declined in
population soon after World War I and by 1984 Ripley became a ghost town.
Includes personal papers (1901-1973) consisting of correspondence,
financial and legal documents, printed material, literary productions, photographs, and
scrapbook material. Business papers (1905-1973) consist of printed material, financial
documents, and correspondence regarding the Risien pecan business, general pecan business,
and water rights. Risien family papers (1879-1973) consist of correspondence, biographical
information, literary productions, financial and legal documents, property notices, and
Includes correspondence, research material,
manuscripts, printed material, scrapbook material, diaries, photographs, maps, and legal
and financial material pertaining to Dr. Rister's work, life, and academic career. The
collection bulks (1946-1949) with correspondence, research material, printed material, and
literary productions pertaining to his work Oil! Titan of the Southwest. For
further details, click here:
Item is a CD with three scanned images of Camp Nelson and a poem entitled “The Brakeing Up of Camp Nelson,” written by S. T. Rister, ca. 1863. Hardcopies of the poem and one image accompanies the CD. S. T. Rister and W. C. Rister fought in the Civil War serving their time in the Army of Texas. The poem describes a time when Camp Nelson was set up by a creek and the spirit of bravery among the troops waiting to fight against the Union Army. W. C. presented the poem to Martha Dovy Bass on April 12, 1863. Carl Coke Rister the historian is from the same family, so Martha Bass is related to C. C. Rister.
Ritchie, Cornelia "Ninia" W.
Collection of genealogy materials tracing the ancestry of
Cornelia "Ninia" Ritchie. The materials include information on the
Ritchie, Wadsworth, Rodney, and Otis Families and was conducted by some of
Ninia's relatives. The collection also includes a bound research project entitled
"Cornelia's Worlds: A History of Geneseo, 1850-1900" by David W. Parish. Mr.
Parish is the town historian of Geneseo Village in New York.
Rittenhouse, Jack D.
printed ephemera from Jack Rittenhouse’s estate. They are mostly samples of
materials produced from the Jack Rittenhouse Advertising Agency and
Stagecoach Press. Such items include letterheads, envelopes, annoucements
and invitations, prospectuses, catalogues and booklists, business cards,
typographic proof sheets, Christmas cards, order forms and invoices,
certificates, broadsides, and dust jackets. Some hand notes are included.
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Ritz, Rodolfo Victor
Includes photocopies of correspondence, a marriage certificate,
citizenship certificates, and military appointments concerning the Ritz family.
Contains correspondence, legal and financial documents, tax receipts,
bank notes, checks, and bills of lading on shipments of sheep. Also includes
correspondence with the Internal Revenue Service regarding income taxes.
Consists of compositions and lists of compositions by Robb. Also
contains literary productions by Robb about folk songs and composing. The collection bulks
(1962-1965) with programs of musical events attended and/or participated in by Robb. Some
of these programs are in Spanish. Of special interest is the copy of Robb's opera called
The papers of John Robbins contain correspondence, postcards, photographs,
and other printed material relating primary to the Mexican Border war
(1910-1919). Much of the material pertains to the 4th Field
Artillery of the United States Army.
Roberts, Lou Ellen Young
Includes correspondence, photographs, and newsclippings pertaining to
Crowell and Foard County, Texas (1904-1969). The collection bulks (1917-1919) with
literary productions on topics pertaining to the World War I era, such as food
conservation, patriotic programs, and post-war propaganda pamphlets. Of particular
interest are photographs of the first courthouses in Hardeman and Foard counties, and
newsclippings concerning the 1942 tornado in Foard County, Indian wars, World War I, and
the women's suffrage movement.
Contains a scrapbook of newsclippings and photos of Crowell, Texas kept
by N. J. Roberts.
Roberts, Rupert Tracy
Bulks (1947-1980) with general business files (including codes,
catalogues, and reports), project files, certificates, a ledger book, and several printed
booklets and pamphlets.
Includes newsclippings pertaining to World War II. The collection bulks
(December, 1941 to December, 1945) with a day by day account of the war as depicted in the
Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Also includes a scrapbook containing articles pertaining
to pre-American participation (1939-1941) in the war.
Includes correspondence with, and reports from, the United States
Department of Labor and its various supervisors. The collection bulks with correspondence
concerning the bracero program.
Items are printed material related to the Silent Wings Museum and efforts to relocate the institution to Lubbock, Texas. Mr. Robinson is a veteran of the South Plains Army Glider training program.
Robinson, W. I.
Includes a scrapbook consisting of one letter, postcards, and
photographs of Robinson's home, Texas Technological College, Blanco Canyon, and various
trips. The collection bulks with literary productions (1915-1923) and printed material
(1936-1955). Also includes copies of geology and paleontology articles by Robinson and
Consists of the manuscript for the book, Gone From Texas: Our Lost
Architectural Heritage, published in 1981. The book documents important works of Texas
architecture which have been demolished. It creates a complete history of Texas
architecture by examining past and present buildings.
The item is a scrapbook of news clippings concerning Texas Tech’s basketball coach Polk Robison, mostly from the year 1961. Polk Robison was a Texas Tech men’s basketball coach from 1942-1961. In 1960, he was able to guide the basketball team to Tech’s first Southwest Conference championship. They placed third in the NCAA regional tournament. In November 1960, Polk was named athletic director for Texas Tech where he stayed until 1969; he officially retired from active coaching in 1961 and retired from the department in 1977. During his earlier years he coached football on both the high school and college level. He also coached tennis during Texas Tech’s Border Conference days and was assistant athletic director under football coach Weaver for five years. Robison was born on May 1912 in Springfield, Tennessee and later moved to Ranger, Texas and then Lubbock, where he attended Texas Technological College in the early 1930s. He graduated in 1934.
Rocky Mountain Churches
Item is a binder entitled
"History of the Rocky Mountain Churches and the Home Board, 1908". The Rocky
Mountain records list important data of Presbytery Churches in Utah,
New Mexico, Colorado, and Montana. Such data include date of organization,
number of charter members, number of years aided by the Home Board, total amount
of aid received, date self-support was attained, and total amount received by
the board from church offerings since their organization.
Roddy, Mary Lee
Contains correspondence, legal, printed, and financial material,
photographs, survey logs, and reports concerning oil lease agreements, and Graham family
material. The collection bulks (1952-1965) with financial documents concerning oil well
expenses and returns. Of special interest are the Graham family photographs, many of which
were taken in or near Taylor County, Texas, ca. 1900-1935.
This is an incomplete untitled manuscript from an unknown source. The story contains journeys and events in the Rodgers family in Oklahoma, Colorado, and Texas from 1889-1914.
Rodgers, Irene VanLeer
Includes correspondence, financial and legal material, photographs,
newsclippings, and literary productions pertaining to ranch life, cattle, cowboys, the
Rodgers family, school experiences, and political offices and events of Kent, Garza, and
Dickens counties. The collection bulks (1902-1970) with related newsclippings. Of
particular interest are photos of the Spur Inn, Stamford, Texas (ca. 1910), the school
house and students of Dickens, Texas (ca. 1910), and other photos of early residents and
structures of Garza, Kent, and Dickens counties of Texas.
Rogers, Bobby G.
Biographical information, information on Rogers career as a court reporter, 1950-1995. Includes personal correspondence and anecdotal information on prominent judges and lawyers of Lubbock and surrounding areas. Bobby G. Rogers is a native of Hale County and served as a court reporter in various courts in the Lubbock area from 1950-1995.
Rogers, Del Marie
Includes some correspondence, scrapbook materials, and documents
relating to the National Endowment for the Arts from which she received a grant in poetry
(1974-1975). Bulks with the poetry of Del Rogers and other poets, and materials relating
to Cafe Solo, which Rogers edited.
Includes three academic papers pertaining to Walter Prescott Webb,
cattle brands of the Davis Mountains, and Alsatian and Wendish colonies in Texas.
Contains a school notebook, printed material, and photographs. The
collection bulks (1881-1911) with printed material, including seven dime novels and
ladies' almanacs. Of special interest is the large photo collection (1890-1926) of the
Rogers family. Also includes Rogers' childhood diary (1906-1915) describing his boyhood
experiences and school days.
The collection has a variety of materials detailing
the literary works of Pattiann Rogers. It includes manuscripts copies of
published and unpublished works, final copies and revisions of poems and
essays, research material, workshop, conference and project materials,
business, literary and personal correspondence, teaching materials, reviews,
audio and video recordings, photographs, and computer disks. Correspondents
include Rick Bass, Barry Lopez, Robert Michael Pyle, Annick Smith, David
James Duncan, and many other writers. Literary works in this collection
include: Wayfare, The Grand Array, Summer’s Company and Generations, as well
as Rogers’ entries in Home Ground, a dictionary of landscape terms edited by
Barry Lopez and Debra Gwartney. The collection is part
of the James Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the
Natural World. For further details, click here:
Rogers, W. D. "Dub"
Collection of Dub Rogers Mayoral Papers, consisting of City of Lubbock
General Files, election, conferences, and correspondence files, minutes of meetings,
Mayors committees, broadcast files, speech files, newspapers, photographs, plaques
and awards, and other memorabilia. For further details, click here:
Rogers, Willie Mae Hawthorne
The collection contains an acceptance speech by Mrs. Rogers upon receiving the Distinguished Graduate of the English Department award, as well as photocopies from La Ventana yearbook.
Willie Mae Hawthorne Rogers transferred credit hours from West Texas State College to Texas Tech in 1925, and she graduated with the first class at Tech two years later. She has been involved in many different pursuits, from her childhood experiences growing up on one of C.W. Posts experimental farms to her work with her husband, manufacturing government contracted munitions and materials during World War II.
Collection of 5 boxes and 1 sea chest and 1 cushion
which contains the personal papers of Tom Rollins such correspondence, financial material,
military records from his experience in the U.S. Navy during World War II, printed
material, and family scrapbook material. Also contains some files on Grace Inez Edgar,
Toms sister, who was a teacher at Idalou (Texas) Elementary. For further
details, click here:
Contains the notary record book for Roosevelt County (1931-1932).
Chartered on October 1, 1908, the Roscoe, Snyder and Pacific Railroad
ran the 50 miles between Roscoe and Fluvanna, Texas, connecting the Atchison, Topeka, and
Santa Fe Railway with the Texas and Pacific Railway. Headquartered in Roscoe, Texas, the
railroad carried passengers until 1954, but was most noted for carrying freight between
the two railroads it connected. The line was abandoned in 1985.
Bulks with copies of the Roscoe Times, Roscoe, Texas, dated 1938.
Contains newsclippings and correspondence dealing with the dedication of
the Len and Harriett McClellan Memorial Infirmary. The collection bulks with newsclippings
(1950-1965) about the infirmary and student health service at Texas Technological College.
Contains a list of scripts, several programs, and a playbill.
collection consists of 71 volumes with each representing a year of weather
log books from the
station with recorded information such as temperature, barometer, wind
speeds, precipitation, etc. From 1905-1976, they represent surface weather
observations compiled for the U. S. Department of Commerce Weather Bureau
for 71 years.
Rotary Club International (Lubbock, Texas)
Contains correspondence, financial material, general business files, and
printed material. Bulks (1922-1974) with directories and manuals.
Rotary Club International
Collection has printed materials, newsletters, bulletins, and annual reports from the Rotary Club International at the local, district, and national levels. The International Rotary Club was organized through the efforts of Walter Myrick, Jr. in 1920. It became affiliated with the International Association of Rotary Clubs in 1928, and is one of first mens service clubs organized in Lubbock, Texas.
Rotary Club International (Texas)
This collection contains the records of Rotary Clubs International,
District 5730, which consists of towns and cities in the West Texas region. Records that document the activities of local
Rotary Clubs are included, among which are membership lists, club activity reports, and
newsletters published by each club. The
papers of District Governors are also included as well as records relating to the District
5730s relationship with the state and national organization. National membership records, district directories
and programs of annual meetings are also contained in the collection. For
further details, click here:
Contains correspondence and printed material related to various plans
and programs sponsored by the Floydada Rotary chapter.
Contains correspondence, financial material, programs, committee
reports, by-laws and constitutions of Rotary Clubs, and membership lists. Also includes
issues of the Lubbock Rotary magazines, variously titled The Hub, The Rotary
Landslide, and The Rotary Eye, and a 1955 resolution issued by the Texas House
of Representatives on the death of Overton W. Ribble, past president of the Lubbock Rotary
Royal Theatre Company (Tulia, Texas)
Collection includes financial statements of the Royal Theatre Company of Tulia, Texas. The statements reveal profits and loss from the dates 1954-1958.Richard Griffith was born on January 30th, 1930 in Tulia, Texas. His father owned the family general store. Richard was educated at Baylor University and Texas Tech University. He now lives in Lubbock, semi-retired. The Royal Theatre was a drive-in theatre in Tulia, Texas.
Includes personal and business correspondence, architectural
specifications, and volunteer firefighters' records.
Includes correspondence memorabilia, notebooks,
photographs, printed material, scrapbooks, and newsclippings, pertaining to Helenn
Rumpels artistic career. Included in the donation were several of Rumpels
works of fine art fiber. Collection also contains two scrapbooks. One documents
Rumpels Wasserman Stalls design; the other, her trip to the Spaso House at the
American Embassy in Moscow, Soviet Union. For further details, click here:
Collection includes a 1999 Fine Arts desk calendar designed by Rumpel and a 1997-1998 annual archive scrapbook.Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1937, Helenn Rumpel is an internationally renowned fine art and multi-media artist, lecturer, and teacher based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The artisan has held many workshops, including an annual retreat to Hermits Peak, located thirty miles northwest of Las Vegas, NM, now in its twenty-sixth year. Additionally, Rumpel is a member of Artist Equity, the Embroiderers Guild of America - Fiber Forum, and the National Standards Council of American embroiderers. Helenn Rumpel is considered a transitional artist who has transcended needle crafts, from which fine art fiber grew, to establish "a true medium of creative expression like painting or sculpture." The artist has two grown sons and several grandchildren
Collection includes two Year 2000 Fine Art desk calendars "Helenn" (#84 of 100) (7 1/2" x 8 1/2") and "Helenn's Book of Days" (#38 of 200) (7 1/2" x 8 1/2") with artwork by the Ms. Rumpel. Also includes two postcards with "Mirrors of Soul" image on the cover (6" x 8 1/2"). The calendars are sign by the artist.
Helenn Rumpel is an internationally renowned fine art and multi-media artist, lecturer, and teacher based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a member of Embroiderer's Guild of America - Fiber Forum. The Southwest Collection archives her personal materials.
This collection is comprised of personal correspondence, literary
productions by Walter Rundell, research material for Rundell’s books and
articles, course files for classes that he took as a graduate student at The
American University and also course files for classes that he taught. A
large portion of the collection is Office Files which includes business
correspondence, his activities in several associations, and other
miscellaneous work related topics. The Literary Production section holds
the writings of Rundell, but it also houses the pictures used in several of
his books. His Personal Material includes biographies, photographs,
correspondence and his notes and work on the Walter Prescott Webb Biography.
Includes correspondence, financial documents, legal documents, printed
material, miscellaneous material, and photographs pertaining primarily to the Las Moras
Ranch. Other subjects include ranches and ranch brands in Texas, soil conservation, the
65th Field Artillery, and Texas A&M University.
Includes correspondence (one letter), manuscript drafts, and galley
proofs of Rushing's first four novels: Walnut Grove (1964), Against the Moon
(1968), Tamzen (1972), and Mary Dove (1974).The collection bulks (1964-1974)
with drafts and proofs of the four novels.
Includes photographs, memorabilia and copies of the Spring 1986 Impressions
and the July 25, 1989 Transmitter of Lubbock General Hospital. All contain articles
describing Rushing's role in donating a small moon rock to the Tech Campus.
Includes correspondence, photographs, newsclippings, cards, invitations,
magazine clippings, and other scrapbook memorabilia relating to Harvey Russell's career
Contains a typed copy of Russell's diary, dating from 1862 to 1873. Russell was a pioneer farmer and school teacher in northeast Texas during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. Married with a family, he raised corn, cotton, vegetables, and some livestock in addition to teaching school. Russell came to Texas from Kentucky.
Russell, Richard Joel
Contains field notes from ecological studies of counties surrounding
Lubbock, Texas. Some notes are in a code and have hand drawn maps; the key to some codes
used is included.
Russell, W. S. L.
The item is a diary of 32
pages handwritten by W. S. L. Russell from March to December 1859 detailing his
experience as a teacher in the frontier. W.
S. L. Russell was a teacher living probably near Pittsburg around 1859 but
the handwriting is uncertain. It is uncertain which state he lived in
during 1859. He has a wife, a son (three years old) and a daughter (one
year old). He keeps a log of his expenses, some general information of the
weather, an accident involving his kids, and his efforts to teach. He
mentions Wright, Ford and Company as a mercantile, Dr. W. A. Harrison a
physician, and his efforts to establish a writing school in the area.
Rutherford, Blanche Scott
The collection consists of a typed manuscript copy, One Corner of
Heaven, and a brochure about the book and its author.
Rutledge Store Builders
The donation consists of architectural and interior design drawings and
blueprints produced by L. C. Rutledge and Rutledge Store Builders.
Includes scrapbook material, and printed material.
The collection bulks (1938-1988) with material about West Texas and the Lubbock area in
the form of newspaper clippings and scrapbook material. Of particular interest is Rylander's political scrapbook material concerning Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman,
George Mahon, and Sam Rayburn. Also contains scrapbook material pertaining to the Texas
Centennial (1936). For further details, click here:
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