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T.I.M.E. Freight, Inc. (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1958-1968
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection contains general records, financial material and printed material. Included in the financial material is information concerning stock dividends. 

Taber, C. C. and H. M.
Papers, 1867-1868
1 wallet (0.1 linear ft.)

     This collection consists of 170 letters written by C. C. and H. M. Taber, cotton brokers or suppliers of New York, to Henry L. Aldrich, a cotton dealer living in Providence, Rhode Island.  The letters provide insight into the reconstruction period of the post-U.S. Civil War especially with cotton as a reviving commodity.  Information regarding the South’s cotton crop includes price fluctuations connected with weather conditions and/or gold prices, and the shipment of cotton from New Orleans, Mobile, Vicksburg, and Charleston.  These letters also disclose that the Taber's navigated the economic difficulties of Reconstruction by feeding Southern cotton slowly and carefully into New England through Aldrich, and preventing cotton from being sold to speculators because it works against selling to their regular customers.
     Henry L. Aldrich established his Providence cotton house in 1855.  He survived the Civil War and its impact on the cotton industry.  During the war he pioneered a number of innovative trade practices for cotton and the letters within this collection help document his equally successful navigation of Reconstruction.  With the Taber’s help, Aldrich contracted for and moved huge quantities of “Gulf”, “Upland” and “Inland” cotton, mostly of the “middling” grade to New England mill owners. 

Tahoka Chamber of Commerce (Texas)
Records, 1954-1977
1 microfilm reel (15 ft.) : negative

Consists of minutes from meetings held by the organization and depicts a variety of projects in which the organization became involved.
Located in central Lynn County, Texas, along the Santa Fe Railroad, the city was named for the nearby Lake Tahoka--an Indian word for deep or clear water--and became the county seat in 1906. The Chamber of Commerce formed to promote the interests of the town.
Tahoka City Council (Texas)
Records, 1916-1977
2 microfilm reels : negative

Consists of minutes of the city council meetings.  Tahoka was founded in 1903 and later became the county seat of Lynn County.

Talbot, Lyle Florenz
Papers, 1918-1927
1 microfilm reel (30 ft.) : negative

Contains printed material and scrapbook material, including newspaper clippings, programs, contracts and tickets from various tent shows. Also includes printed material and receipts from the Actor's Equity Association and the Actors' Fund of America.
An actor, comedian, and tent show performer, Talbot toured with repertoire tent and theater shows throughout the Midwest. He performed with the Orpheum Players, the Chase-Lister Company, and the Wertz and Whetten Big Dramatic Show. Talbot also performed in several motion pictures.
Tapp, Brace Peeler
Family records, 1626-1975
3 microfilm reels : negative

Contains correspondence, legal documents, printed material, and photographs tracing the ancestry of the Tapp, Peeler, and Waddle families back to the colonial United States and, in some cases, to Europe. Also includes genealogical charts and related material to support Tapp's membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution.
A long-time Lubbock, Texas, resident, Tapp was born in 1904 in Beckham County, Oklahoma. She married Aubrey Tapp, who is formerly of Navarro County, Texas. She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonial Dames. The couple's daughter married Billie Jean Waddle of Dallas.
Tarbox, Elmer Lois
Papers, 1863-1978
16,484 leaves

    Includes correspondence, printed and scrapbook material, financial and legal material, literary productions, legislative material, and memorabilia pertaining to Tarbox's legislative career, military service, business affairs, athletic career, and personal interests. The collection bulks (1937-1978) with materials relating to his legislative career and Texas politics. Also includes a genealogy of the Tarbox family and a literary production (ca. 1863) concerning a soldier's account of the home front during the Civil War.  For further details, click here:  Tarbox.
    Tarbox was a Texas legislator, World War II veteran, businessman, inventor, and philanthropist. Born in 1916 in Bishop, Oklahoma, he received a B.B.A. degree from Texas Technological College in 1939. He was active in football, basketball, and track programs, and set three NCAA records while attending Texas Technological College. He also participated in the 1939 Cotton Bowl game. Tarbox served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II in the China-Burma-India theater with the famed "Flying Tiger" Squadron. He was awarded the Air Medal, Silver Star, Purple Heart, and the Golden Eagle of China. After his military service, Tarbox developed, patented, and marketed "Elmer's Weights," used primarily for athletic conditioning and physical rehabilitation. He served as State Representative of West Texas' Seventy-Sixth District, Place Two, from 1966-1976 and helped establish the Schools of Law and Medicine at Texas Tech University. Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, he founded the Tarbox Parkinson's Disease Institute in 1972 at the Texas Tech Medical School. Tarbox and his wife, Maxine Barnett, reared four children prior to her death in 1978. Tarbox died in 1987 in Lubbock, Texas.
Tarbox, Maxine Barnett

Papers, 1937-1942
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection consists of scrapbook material and memorabilia kept by Maxine Barnett Tarbox. Maxine Barnett Tarbox was the wife of late Elmer Lois Tarbox. Mr. Tarbox was an outstanding Texas Tech football player.
Tarin, Robert L., Jr.
Papers, 1819-1988
53 leaves

Includes computer transcripts of Baptisms at the Cathedral of Monterrey in Nuevo Leon, Mexico (1667-1673), and James Long's Republic of Texas Declaration of Independence (1819). Also includes Robert and Randall Tarin's essay on their ancestor, Vizente Tarin, who was a member of Long's expedition, was Long's secretary in the Declaration of 1819, and later, was an Indian commissioner for the Mexican government in Texas.
Tarin is a Texas historian, who has transcribed many important Spanish documents pertaining to his Spanish colonial ancestry.
Tatum, New Mexico
Collection, 1959
1 microfilm reel (5 ft.): negative

The collection consists of a copy of "Saddles to Satellites," the Golden Jubilee Souvenir program of Tatum's 50th anniversary. It also contains photographs and a brief history of the town's founding, growth and development.
Tatum was founded in Lea County, New Mexico, in 1909 by James Green Tatum for whom it was named. The Tatums, who migrated from San Antonio, Texas, established the town's first general store, and Mrs. Tatum was the first postmaster. In August 1959, the city celebrated its Golden Jubilee anniversary.
Taylor, Betty Holland

Papers, 1982-1986 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Includes the manuscript of "Holland and Vaye and Vaudeville, the Life and Times of Harve and Euna Holland.

Taylor, Henry J.

Papers, 1948-1949
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Bulks with reprints of Your Land and Mine, radio talks by Henry J. Taylor.

Taylor, Jesse
Papers, 1970-2006 and undated
3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)

     The collection bulks with materials relating to Jesse “Guitar” Taylor’s career as a musician and includes many posters, programs, and music guides listing his performances or articles about him and his music. Additionally, the collection includes lesser materials relating to the business aspects of his career - legal documents and itineraries for tours, etc. Color and black and white reproductions of some of Jesse’s artwork are included in albums with various photographs and awards.
     Born in 1950, Jesse “Guitar” Taylor became one of Lubbock’s premier musicians. Known for his innovative and high-energy guitar playing, Taylor attracted music fans from all over the world. In addition to playing early in his career with fellow Lubbock native, Joe Ely, Taylor formed the band “Macumba Love” and recorded solo albums. He toured and played throughout the United States and Europe with various artists. Befriended by C. B. Stubblefield in Lubbock, Taylor helped bring live music to Stubb’s Bar-B-Q. In recent years, he began creating colored pencil drawings and had a successful gallery showing in Austin as well as preparing illustrations for Deal Me In, a book of poems by Alyce Guynn. Jesse “Guitar” Taylor died March 7, 2006.

Taylor, Robert D.
Papers, 1996
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Manuscript entitled “A Legendary Family of the Southwest:  The Slaughters:   Their History and Ancestry”.  Robert D. Taylor is a descendant of the famous pioneer and ranching family, the Slaughters.  He compiled his manuscript on the Family after twelve years of research.

Teague, Myrtle
Papers, 1923-1997
2 microfilm reels

     The collection includes fourteen scrapbooks and a small box of loose letters and news clippings belonging to Myrtle Teague.  The scrapbooks document her life from her high school years in Slaton, Texas, to Texas Tech in the 1930s and her life in the Dallas area.
     Myrtle Teague lived in Slaton, Texas from the time she was born in 1917 until 1948 when she moved to Dallas.  She returned to Slaton in 1982 and died April 8, 2004 at the age of 87.  Miss Teague was a 1937 Texas Tech graduate.  Myrtle is the aunt of Ann Murrah.

Teal, Joseph Lonnie
Papers, 1922-1968
12,135 leaves

Includes correspondence, financial material, legal material and printed material. Bulks (1926-1942) with correspondence and financial material relating to Teal's automobile and farming business.
A car salesman and farmer, Joseph Teal owned the J. L. Teal Company which sold used cars in Lubbock, Texas, and was involved in a farming operation known as Cocanougher and Teal. He died in 1974 in Lubbock, Texas.
Tedford, Donald S.
Papers, 1908-1967
533 leaves

Contains correspondence, legal and financial material, notes, and printed material. The collection bulks (1945-1967) with correspondence with various agencies of the U.S. government concerning mining claims in the Cibola National Forest near Albuquerque, New Mexico.
A mining and highway engineer and prospector, Tedford was born in 1892 in Diamond, Missouri. He attended the Missouri School of Mines and worked as a mining and highway engineer and prospected privately in New Mexico. He waged a 20-year legal battle with the U.S. Forest Service and the New Mexico Bureau of Land Management over his mining claim in the Cibola National Forest. Tedford died in 1968 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Tefft, Dorothy
Papers, 2002
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Collection contains several unpublished short stories and poems and several scanned photographs.  Topics include:  Biography and early life history, The Family, Tie In & Night Raid, The Father, The Unfortunate Marriage, The Party, The Ring, Late, Serenade, Aftermath & Young Wife, Jose Antonio, Dominoes, Divorce, At the Airport, Las Estacas, North of the Border, Atzacapotzalco, The Dig, Neighbors, Tlachihualtepetl, Cholula, Mexico 1519 & The Next Day, Poems from a Cholula Garden, Roses, Mystery, Six Haiku, Apologia for Mexico, and El Raton Perez.  For further details, click here:  DTefft.
    Dorothy Tefft was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1925.  Her father, a military aviator and medical doctor moved his family to Wellsville, New York, where she finished public schools.  After attending Alfred University she enrolled in UNAM's Spanish Language School in Mexico City in 1945.  There she met and married Enrique Gaona, son of Rodolfo Gaona, Mexico's most renowned bullfighter.  Her unique insights into Mexican culture, in particular family life in aristocratic Mexican society, have been recorded in a number of short stories, two of which are published in "Gringos In Mexico".  After teaching creative writing for a decade at the Universidad de las Americas in Cholula, she has retired and currently resides near the campus.

Temple, Frank M.
Papers, 1959-1992
1 box (0.3 linear feet)

    Collection of 15 scrapbooks filled with photographs and notes on specific topics: Aztec Ruins (1992), Fort Davis Scenery (1987), Fort Union (1986), Canyon De Chelly (undated), Grierson's Spring and Head of the Concho (1959-1984), Centralia (1985), Century Plants, Bird of Paradise, and Fort Davis (1992), Pecos (undated), Gran Quivira (undated), Grady Wallace Ranch (1987), Matador Country Field Trip (1989), Great Sand Dunes (1986), Friends Tour of Llano Estacado (1988), Salmon Ruins (1986), Aztec Ruins (1981).
    Irene Temple is the widow of Frank Temple, who was a long-time employee of the Texas Tech Library and a frequent researcher at the Southwest Collection. Mr. Temple and his wife traveled to various state and national parks and museums and took images of their visits. The scrapbooks are compose of the memories they acquired while visiting areas.

Temple, Frank M.
Papers, 1982-1986
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Manuscripts:  "Historical Sketches of the 10th Regiment of Cavalry by Major John Bigelow, Jr." and "Garrison Tangles in the Friendless Tenth:  The Journal of First Lieutenant John Bigelow, Jr. Fort Davis, Texas," edited and introduction by Douglas C. McChristian.  Various research notes regarding the 10th Cavalry and Benjamin H. Grierson, etc.
    Irene Temple is the widow of Frank Temple, who was a long-time employee of the Texas Tech Library and a frequent researcher at the Southwest Collection.  Mr. Temple did some of his research on the military during the 19th Century in the American West such as the 10th Regiment Cavalry.

Templer, Otis W.
Papers, 1973-1988
184 leaves

Includes a literary production and printed material pertaining to Templer's professional career as a professor of geography at Texas Tech University. The primary subject matter includes Texas groundwater law and water conservation.
Templer is a professor of geography at Texas Tech University. His primary area of research concerns Texas groundwater law. He has authored several articles on the subject matter and chaired the 1985 annual meeting of the Association for Arid Land Studies held in Fort Worth, Texas.
Templeton, R. L.
Papers, 1928-1985
6,095 leaves

Includes financial, legal, scrapbook, and printed materials and photographs. The collection bulks with correspondence (1937-1965) and journals (1940-1985). The correspondence includes material relating to Templeton's service as a State Representative; material pertaining to family and friends; and material concerning his various occupations and business endeavors, such as his law practice, farm and ranch work, and service as a Royal Canadian Air Force pilot. The journal material ranges from personal notes to business notes and covers a wide variety of topics and events.
A lawyer, legislator, rancher, and pilot, Templeton was born in 1920 in Wellington, Texas, and served as a pilot for the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. He received a law degree from the University of Texas and acted as the State Representative for the 122nd District of Texas from 1947-1948. He also served as Collingsworth County Judge and County Attorney. He is the author of several children's books. Templeton is also involved in the farm and ranch industry, including production of fruits, vegetables, hogs, and cattle.
Tent Shows
Collection, 1902-1978 and undated
34,660 leaves

    Contains primarily music scores, play scripts, advertisements for sound equipment and plays, and sound equipment catalogs. There are also photocopies of tent show scripts and a biographical sketch of Harvey Haverstock included in the collection.
From the turn of the century through the era of the Great Depression, tent shows were a popular medium of entertainment particularly in rural areas. Harley Sadler and Harvey Haverstock were among the more famous tent show owners in Texas and the Southwest.   For further details, click here:  Tent.
Tepe, Benjamin Franklin
Collection 1854-1935
87 leaves; 1 microfilm reel (25 ft.) : negative

Includes correspondence, legal material, business reports, and a scrapbook (microfilm). The collection bulks (1924-1935) with reports on the mining activities of the Deep Tunnel Mining and Milling Company near Elizabethtown, New Mexico.
Born in 1873, Tepe was a long-time resident of Canadian, Texas, where he owned and operated a lumber business. In 1953, he moved to, and established a lumber business in, Pampa, Texas. Tepe died in 1960.
Tereshkovich, George
Papers, 1951-1980
1 wallet (0.3 linear feet)

    Contains correspondences, literary productions, and printed material concerning Dr. Tereshkovich’s work on Buffalo Gourd research.  Dr. George Tereshkovich was Chair of the Department of Plant and Soil Science at Texas Tech University.  He retired in 1995 and moved to Austin, Texas.

Terry and Childress Hardware (Lubbock, Texas)

Records, 1934-1936
1,750 leaves

Contains an account book and other financial items pertaining to the hardware business' accounts from 1934 to 1936.
A Lubbock, Texas, hardware firm that operated in the 1930s which provided gas heaters and other similar equipment for many of Lubbock's downtown business corporations.
Terry County Historical Survey Committee (Texas)
Collection, 1968
561 leaves

The collection contains edited typewritten manuscripts written by various Terry County, Texas residents in the compilation of Early History of Terry: A History of Terry County, Texas, which was published by Pioneer Book Publishers, Hereford, Texas, in 1968.
Texas A&M University

Papers, 1943-1965 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection contains publications from the Texas A&M University called "The Texas Aggie," plus other numerous printed materials. Publications were pulled from the reference file.
Texas Agricultural Experiment Station

Records, 1960-1980
6,649 leaves

The collection consists of printed material. Bulks (1967-1974) with printed material regarding the ongoing experimentation being performed by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station. Included are papers dealing with test results and different varieties of sorghum, cotton, wheat and corn in Texas.
Texas and Mexican Border Campaign
Collection, 1916
1 small box (0.2 linear feet)

     This collection consist of a photo album with 184 original b & w photographs of the New York National Guard, 7th Regiment’s activities while encamped near McAllen and Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Texas during the Texas and Mexican Border Campaign in 1916.  They were taken by an unidentified member of the regiment.  The images show officers and enlisted men at their camp site, tents and other wooden structures, troop formation, horses, supply depot, men doing chores and recreation, and the Mexican people of McAllen and Edinburg.
     The New York National Guard 7th Regiment was sent to relieve the tension, which existed between the people living on the Texas border along the Rio Grande from Mexican bandits and marauders.  During the Mexican Revolution of the 1910s, Mexican revolutionaries would cross the border for safety.  Bandits would cross to steal supplies, guns, cattle and horses.  In 1915, a few Mexicans interested in the repatriation movement created the “Plan of San Diego” in order to organize the Mexican population living across the northern borders to rebel and re-conquer the lands lost to the U.S. in the mid 19th Century.  This created hostilities between Mexicans and Anglos resulting in the use of U.S. troops to protect property and people from destruction and harm.


Texas and Pacific Coal Company (Thurber, Texas)
Records, 1887-1969 and undated
813 ledgers and 41 wallets

    Contains correspondence, financial material, legal material, printed material, news clippings, and photographs. Bulks (1888-1933) with ledgers, journals, and record books relating to company operations. Also included are the records of subsidiary companies which include Green and Hunter Brick Company (later renamed Thurber Brick Company) and Texas Pacific Mercantile and Manufacturing Company.  For further details, click here: TP1.
    The company was formed by Colonel Robert Dickey Hunter in 1888 in Erath County, Texas. Hunter also formed the company town of Thurber, named for H. K. Thurber, his business partner. The area reached peak development in the early 1900s, providing half the coal supply for Texas. Oil discoveries near Ranger, Texas in 1917 prompted the company to cease operations. In 1933, the company moved its headquarters to Fort Worth and, in 1963, after Seagrams Distillers Company purchased the company, the offices were moved to Dallas, Texas, and its operations were merged with the Frankfort Oil Company.  See also the Don Woodard Collection.

Texas and Pacific Coal Company (Thurber, Texas)
Records, 1889-1979 and undated
5 boxes (5 linear feet)

    The collection contains correspondence, financial material, legal materials, charter records, business reports, meeting minutes of the directors, stockholders, and executive committees relating to the company’s operation including Green and Hunter Brick Company, Texas Coal and Fuel Company, Texas Pacific Mercantile and Manufacturing Company, Thurber Brick Company, Thurber Construction Company, and Thurber Earthen Products Company.  For further details, click here: TP2.
   The company was formed by Colonel Robert Dickey Hunter in 1888 in Erath County, Texas.  Hunter also formed the company town of Thurber, named for H. K. Thurber, his business partner.  The area reached peak development in the early 1900s, providing half the coal supply for Texas.  Oil discoveries near Ranger, Texas in 1917 prompted the company to cease operations.  In 1933, the company moved its headquarters to Fort Worth and, in 1963, after Seagrams Distillers Company purchased the company, the offices were moved to Dallas, Texas, and its operations were merged to the Frankfort Oil Company.

Texas and Pacific Railway Museum
Collection, 1989
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Item is a hand written catalog of the Texas and Pacific Railway Museum’s inventory of items for sale.  The Texas and Pacific Railway Museum located in Thornbury, Ontario has a variety of items pertaining to the railroad industry of the Texas and Pacific Railway such as photographs, annual reports, timetables, promotional items, blueprints, correspondence, written and taped recorded reminiscences.  It was a private collection belonging to Don Watson.

Texas Archaeological Society (Abilene, Texas)
Records, 1928-1943
50 leaves

Contains a single scrapbook concerning the organization and activities of the Society.
Formed in 1928 in Abilene, Texas, by Dr. Cyrus N. Ray, an Abilene physician, to promote interest in Texas archaeology. Dr. William C. Holden was also a charter member of the organization.
Texas Association of Accredited Beauty Culturalists
Records, 1945-1970
217 leaves

Contains scrapbooks and printed material. The collection bulks with scrapbooks (1945-1967) which chronicle activities and contests.
Organized in 1931, this organization helps to maintain professional standards and supply members with current styling trends.
Texas Association of College Teachers. Texas Tech Chapter
Records, 1956-1970
3,281 leaves

Contains materials related to the Texas Association of College Teachers and the Texas Tech Chapter. Bulks with correspondence (1961-1970) and general files (1957-1967). Other material includes membership, printed, and miscellaneous material, minutes, legal and financial documents, charts, and lists. The correspondence offers a wide variety of discussions related to the Texas Association of Classroom Teachers activities and interests.
Organized as the College Classroom Teachers' Association of the Texas State Teachers' Association in November 1948, the Texas Association of College Teachers was reorganized and separated from the Texas State Teachers' Association in 1956. It is composed of local chapters located in state-supported universities and colleges and helps develop programs to attain high personal standards of teaching, scholarship and research. The Texas Tech Chapter is one of the largest chapters.

Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Records, 1927-1998
4 boxes (4 linear feet)

    Collection of bound records of the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (TACRAO).  They include Proceedings of Annual Meetings, 1929-1973 (9 items), Historical Records, 1927-1998 (18 items), Past Presidents Material, 1991-1998 (6 items), and their 75th Anniversary booklet, 1996 (8 items).  The records detail their activities over the years.
   Established in 1916, the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers is a “voluntary and nonprofit professional educational association of collegiate institutions.”  Its general purpose is to contribute to the advancement of higher education in its fullest and broadest implications.  The specific purposes are to advance professionally the work and the positions in offices of admissions, records, registration and other closely related functions at institutions of higher learning as quoted in the Historical Perspective of the TACRAO 75th Anniversary booklet.

Texas Association of Museums
Records, 1990
6 leaves

Contains an information packet for the Texas Association of Museums' 1990 annual meeting, which was held in Lubbock.
The Texas Association of Museums holds annual meetings and workshops for people involved in museum professions throughout the state.
Texas Association of Nurserymen
Records, 1961-1965
313 leaves

Consists of correspondence advertising the organization's annual convention, and also includes a buyers guide and program.
The association was formed in 1935 to further the interests of the nursery industry. The first president was J. M. Ramsey and in 1937 the organization held its first annual convention.
Texas Centennial
- 1936
Collection, 1934-1937 and undated
1 small box (0.3 linear feet)

Includes souvenir booklets, pamphlets, ticket stubs, postcards, calendars, news letters, and publications concerning the Texas Centennial in 1936.
Texas Central Railroad Company

Records, 1892-1967
4 microfilm reels : negative

Contains stock certificate books, ledgers, journals, stock transfer books, and legal documents.
The Texas Central Railroad Company, headquartered in Waco, Texas, was incorporated December 16, 1892, by Charles Moran, Cornelius B. Gold and Henry K. McNarg of New York.
Texas Civil War Centennial Program

Collection, 1961-1965
1 microfilm reel (2 ft.) : negative

Contains official program of events, list of sites to be memorialized, and a chronological list of events in Texas during the Civil War (1861-1865).
The Governor of Texas designated the Texas State Historical Survey Committee to head the observance of the Civil War Centennial from 1961-1965. The state's program gave special emphasis to the preservation of the Civil War and Confederate heritage.
Texas Commission on Higher Education
Records, 1952-1965
1,031 leaves

Contains minutes and agenda booklets of regular quarterly meetings, published reports, enrollment, finance studies, and statistical data.
The commission was established in 1953 as a temporary body by the 53rd Legislature to study the current needs of higher education in Texas, and to recommend a coordinated system of state-supported higher education. It reports findings and recommendations to the Governor and legislature annually, and also helped lead the passage of the Higher Education Coordinating Act of 1955, which created the permanent Coordinating Board for the Texas College and University System.
Texas Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Records, 1964-1977
19,907 leaves

Contains financial, printed, project, and program materials, correspondence, general files, minutes, notes of meetings, reports, proposals, and speeches. The collection bulks with general files materials (1964-1975), which include various notes and records, and with printed materials (1966-1976) such as journals and conference reports.
Formerly entitled the Texas Fine Arts Commission, this agency fosters the fine arts for the enrichment of Texas citizens, helps promote tourism in Texas, and attracts outstanding creators in the fine arts field through appropriate education and publicity programs.
Texas Conference on Juvenile and Family Courts

Records, 1954
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection consists of reference materials dated April 9-10, 1954 on the Texas Conference on Juvenile Family Courts.
Texas Constitutional Convention (1974)
Collection, 1960-1975
11,323 leaves

Includes correspondence, daily journals, committee reports, convention publications, photographs, financial documents, news releases, speeches, printed material, and other miscellaneous materials. The collection bulks with copies of the convention's daily journals (1974) and printed materials (1973-1974), such as copies of "Texas Constitutional Convention News" and "Texas in Action" reports.
The convention was held in January 1974 to attempt the revision and/or rewriting of the Texas Constitution. However, as with previous attempts, the proposals failed to achieve the necessary approval of two-thirds of the voters required for ratification.
Texas Corn Producers Association
Records, 1980-1986
193 leaves

Contains correspondence, annual reports, newsclippings, speeches and scrapbook material, as well as photocopies of records and information regarding U.S. Farm Policy, Ethylene Dibromide, National Programs, and farming and general information regarding corn and the agriculture industry.
The Association, presided over by the Texas Corn Producers Board, represents seven West Texas counties and is dedicated to raising high quality, hard endosperm U.S. #2, or better, white or yellow food-grade corn. It is headquartered in Dimmitt, Texas.
Texas Cotton Association

Collection, 1931-1965
223 leaves

Consists of printed materials including addresses and speeches delivered at the annual Texas Cotton Association meetings from 1931 through 1965. Also includes programs and schedules of the Texas Cotton Association and American Cotton Congress meetings from 1936 and 1961.
Organized at Waco, Texas, on February 17, 1911, by representatives from major cotton producing corporations throughout the states, the Texas Cotton Association is a non-profit cooperative organization dedicated to improvements in, and the promotion of, the cotton industry in Texas.
Texas Cotton Ginners' Association
Records, 1918-1973
2 wallets (0.2 linear feet) and 3 microfilm reels

     Consists of correspondence and legal and financial material on microfilm. Also includes records related to the Association's charter and constitution, minutes from business meetings, and printed material comprised of the Association's numerous newsletters, financial reports, and miscellaneous reports. The collection bulks (1958-1962) with publications which include "Roller Cotton Ginning Methods", "Saw and Toothed Cotton Ginning Methods," and "Cotton Ginning Systems and Auxiliary Developments" all compiled by Charles A. Bennett of the United States Department of Agriculture.  Also includes two photocopied lists of cotton gins and ginners in Texas during 1930 and 1931.  Listed by counties and districts.
     A Dallas-based non-profit organization dedicated to research and improvement of cotton ginning methods, its origins extend back to the turn of the century when cotton processors organized the Texas State Ginners' Association. By 1910, Charles Baughman of the West Texas Ginners' Association transformed it into the modern Texas Cotton Ginners' Association. Officially chartered in June 1929, the association devoted itself to establishing uniform commercial use of cotton, encouraged productive business methods, distributed important information, and promoted group interests. It began publishing The Cotton Ginners' Journal in October 1929, and works closely with the U. S. Department of Agriculture.
Texas Cotton Industries (Pecos, Texas)
Records, 1927-1967
106,573 leaves

Consists of corporation documents, general office files, materials concerning farms, government loans, and ledgers. Bulks with general office files (1936-1966) and ledgers (1930-1967). Also includes financial accounts of various farm corporations, cotton gins, and individual farmers associated with the Texas Cotton Industries. The ledgers include records of the main office in Pecos, Texas, and weekly cotton price quotations from the Agricultural Marketing Administration.
Texas Cotton Industries is a cotton gin co-op based in Pecos, Texas, and the gins and corporation farms under its jurisdiction are located throughout the Trans-Pecos region.

Texas Cottonseed Crushers Association
Records, 1894-1974
6,076 leaves

     Contains correspondence (1920-1934), speech notes (undated), a list of U.S. cottonseed oil mills for 1974, and literary productions. The microfilmed records are comprised of TCCA membership rosters for 1967 to 1968, a 79th Annual Convention Program (1973), and newsclippings.
     Founded in 1894, the Texas Cottonseed Crusher's Association (TCCA) is the oldest organization of its type in the industry, and is a Dallas-based organization of cottonseed oil plant owners and workers in Texas. The association established operating standards, trading rules and procedures, and promoted production and use of cottonseed products. It has worked closely with colleges and extension services for product improvement and, on the national scene, it has cooperated with other regional associations in establishing such uniform standards under the auspices of the National Cottonseed Products Association which was created in 1929.

Texas Crime Investigating Committee
Records, 1950-1953
3 wallets (0.3 linear feet)

     Contains correspondence, legal documents, testimonies, reports, and photographs. Bulks with testimony of witnesses (1951-1952). Of special interest are a report on Mickey Cohen and his associates, containing photographs, newsclippings, police records, and a history of the Mafia containing a list of prominent members. The final report of the committee deals with financial matters, findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the committee. The Records may also be found among the Southwest Collection's digital collections.
     The committee was formed by the Texas House of Representatives, 52nd legislature, to investigate organized crime activities, including bootlegging and bribery in Texas during the early 1950s. Waggoner Carr served on this committee.

Texas Dietetic Association
Records, 1935-1969
2,206 leaves

     Contains the organization's records and minutes (1935-1964), printed material (1935-1967), which includes copies of the Association's periodical, and five volumes of scrapbooks. The collection bulks (1935-1969) with the scrapbooks.
     The Texas State Dietetic Association was founded February, 1935 in Houston, Texas, to promote effective dietary standards, training, and foster professional interests. It published the "Bulletin of Texas State Dietetic Association" from 1936 to 1942, and its successor, the "Newsletter of the Texas Dietetic Association." The association holds an annual convention during the spring.

Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation
Collection, 1954-1966
130 leaves

     The collection consists of annual reports of the Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation (1954-1966).
     Incorporated in January 1947, Texas Eastern began as a gas transmission pipeline firm and later expanded its activities to include exploration, processing, and oil refining.

Texas Farmers Alliance (Hood County)
Records, 1887-1896
1 microfilm reel (8 ft.) : negative

     Consists of a minute book of the Hood County lodge of the Texas Farmers' Alliance.
     Organized originally in 1875, the Texas Farmers' Alliance was reorganized at Poolville, Parker County, Texas, in 1879 as a non-partisan organization devoted primarily to farm welfare. By 1886, almost 3,000 lodges had been organized. Divided over political issues of railroad regulation and anti-trust laws, the Alliance merged with the Farmers' Union of Louisiana and ultimately became a part of the National Farmers' Alliance and Co-Operative Union of America.

Texas Federation of Women's Clubs
Records, 1947-1980
468 leaves

    Consists of printed materials. Bulks with various printed reports and annual convention programs. Also includes newsclippings, and information about the Caprock District charities, such as Girlstown U.S.A. in Whiteface, Texas.
    The Texas Federation of Women's Clubs was chartered at Waco, Texas, on May 13-14, 1897, with Mrs. Edward Rotan as the first president and 21 charter clubs represented. It is now comprised of twelve regional districts. Lubbock, Texas, is in the Caprock District, and the state headquarters are in Austin, Texas.
Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs

Records, 1976-1991
3 wallets (0.3 linear feet)

    Collection includes general file from the terms of Mrs. Billy Winn and Mrs. J. C. Rhoderick, past presidents of the Caprock district. Collection also contains printed material, information on conventions and workshops, newsletters, president’s folders and a short history of the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs.

Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs (Caprock District)
Records, 1960-1998
1 box (1 linear foot)

    Box of agendas, convention materials, meeting minutes, newsletters, programs, history file, and speeches from the Caprock District of the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs.  The Caprock District of the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs was founded on April 12, 1960.  The Club has been in many social activities to better its community through involvement programs.

Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs (Caprock District)
Records, 1998-2000
1 box (0.3 linear feet)

    Files contained information generated by the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs (Caprock District) such as Awards List, Caprock Comments Newsletter, Caprock District Treasurer Receipts, Convention Minutes, Fall Board Workshop of Tahoka and Matador, Spring Convention at the Lubbock Plaza, and Scholarship List.
    The Texas Federation of Women's Clubs (Caprock District) is a women's service organization composed of many clubs devoted to improving the local West Texas community.  They are active in social programs, education, the fine arts, and history programs.

Texas Forestry Association
Collection, 1958-1974
348 leaves

Contains printed materials including conference announcements, the association's Golden Anniversary news releases, newsletters, brochures, and pamphlets related to forestry in Texas.
The association was organized at Temple, Texas, in 1914 by W. Goodrich Jones, who served as its first president. The purpose of this non-profit, privately-supported statewide educational organization is to promote the fullest economic development, conservation, and utilization of the state's forests and related resources. Its headquarters are in Lufkin, Texas.

Texas Freethinkers
Collection, 1983-2000
1 box (0.3 linear feet)

    The material is related to the controversy surrounding the erection of a monument and marker commemorating the intellectual German Freethinkers (Freidenkers) who moved into central Texas in the mid 1800s.  Materials include mostly correspondence, research material, and news clippings.
    Gregory J. Krauter is a descendent of a Texas Freethinker.  German "Freethinkers" migrated into the Texas Hill Country from 1845 to 1861.  They supported reason and democracy over religious and political autocracy.  It was a secular society who built no churches and freethinkers took full advantage of their freedom and supported social causes to improve man's life.  The Texas freethinkers established the town of Comfort when they arrived.  In 1998, some of the towns' folks signed a petition for the removal of a historic marker honoring the Freethinkers because of its alleged support of atheism.  The controversy still lingers.

Texas Gulf Sulphur Company
Collection, 1947-1963
159 leaves

Contains printed materials including "Letters to Stockholders" (1951-1958), annual reports (1947-1962), statements of income (1952-1958), and a report on the annual meeting of shareholders in 1963.
Incorporated in Texas on December 23, 1909, to acquire a promising sulphur deposit in Matagorda County, Texas, the Texas Gulf Sulphur Company established its first major plant at Big Hill Dome in 1919. Since then it has produced and marketed over 50 million tons of sulphur. Currently, with its business offices in Houston and New York, Texas Gulf, Inc. as it is now known, has sulphur processing plants throughout the United States and Canada and a major potash mine in Utah. It is the world's largest producer of sulphur.
Texas Heritage Foundation, Inc.
Records, 1944-1957
350 leaves

Contains printed material including copies of Under Texas Skies (1944-1954), the Texas Pictorial Handbook (1956-1957), and two copies of the foundation's 1956 report, "These Things Are Too Soon Forgotten."
The Texas Heritage Foundation was founded at Austin, Texas, in 1948 for the purpose of promoting Texas history and government through public education. Among other endeavors, the foundation works in close association with the Texas Memorial Museum and has acquired several valuable documents for permanent exhibition at the museum. The foundation's publications Under Texas Skies and the Texas Pictorial Handbook have been utilized by public schools and universities statewide.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Collection, 1965-1978
3,094 leaves

Consists of minutes (including minutes from the first meeting of the board) and printed materials. The collection bulks with printed material (1965-1978) including annual reports, statistical supplements (to the annual reports), other various reports, study papers, and policy papers.
The Texas College and University System Coordinating Board was created by the Texas Legislature in 1965. The name was changed in 1987 to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. This statutory, 18-member board is responsible for statewide planning and policies for higher education in Texas. Its major areas of responsibility include financial planning, program development, services to students and campus planning. It replaced the earlier Texas Commission on Higher Education.
Texas Historical Commission

Records, 1973
2 boxes (1 linear foot)

Contains a manuscript of "Historic Preservation in Texas."
Texas Historical Map
Collection, 1995
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

   The collection contains a photocopy of a military map of West Texas, circa 1858.  It was reproduced from copies.  A data sheet with historical facts accompanies it.  The original map exists at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point.

Texas Home Economics Association
Records, 1909-1984
9,406 leaves

Bulks (1913-1984) with printed material, including newsletters and pamphlets. The proceedings volumes contain meeting minutes, membership rolls, officer rolls, committee reports, and the constitution and by-laws.
Organized in Houston, Texas, in 1913 by members of several state and area women's organizations. Mamie E. Gearing was the first president. Affiliated with the American Home Economics Association in 1923.

Texas House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock
Records, 1984
86 leaves

Contains testimonials and studies presented by different individuals from the South Plains region regarding soil and water conservation methods and long-range agricultural programs to the Agriculture and Livestock Committee in April 1984.
The committee focused on statewide agricultural interests in conjunction with soil and water conservation.
Texas in Review

Papers, 1954-1957
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection includes applicable clips from Texas in Review program "Roller Wheels."
Texas Joint English Committee Workshops

Records, 1948-1975
98 leaves

Contains a table of contents by Alan Gunn (1975). The collection bulks with programs and reports for the Texas Joint English Committee Workshops in District IV, 1948-1959; District XIII, 1960-1968; and District XVII, 1969-1973. Also includes photocopies of newsclippings related to the Texas Joint English Committee Workshops.
The annual Texas Joint English Committee Workshops were begun in October, 1948, for area secondary and college-level English teachers. Held each fall in an area city and featuring a guest speaker, these annual conferences were discontinued in the northern area of the South Plains after 1973.
Texas Knights of Columbus Historical Commission
Collection, 1930-1948
18 leaves

The collection consists of printed minutes of the semi-annual meetings from 1930 to 1948.
The Knights of Columbus Historical Commission holds semi-annual meetings, usually in May and November at various locations, usually in a Catholic institution, in Texas.
Texas Land and Development Company
Records, 1898-1956
9 boxes and 5 ledgers (10 linear feet)

    The collection bulks in business correspondence, financial documents, such as ledgers and sales records, and legal documents, such as contracts and deeds. Other records consist of printed material, annual reports, and business minutes.  For further details, click here:  TexasLandDC.
    Founded in 1912 by Dr. Frederick Stark Pearson and Milton Day Henderson, the land development operation was centered in Plainview, Hale County, Texas. The company also included subsidiaries and holding companies (Texas Prairie Land Ltd. and Staked Plains Trust). The Texas Land and Development Company ceased operations in 1956.
Texas Legislative Council

Records, 1950-1954
4 wallets (0.4 linear feet)

Collection contains printed material concerning higher education in Texas and council report to the 52nd legislature.
Texas Medical Students Auxiliary

Records, 1981-1982
83 leaves

Consists of a scrapbook pertaining to the activities of the Texas Medical Students Auxiliary Chapter for Lubbock, Crosby, and Garza counties.
The Texas Medical Students Auxiliary was set up "to acquaint the members with the profession of medicine. . .; to promote interest in intellectual growth; to stimulate and strengthen individual participation in civic and medical fields; and to promote fellowship among the members."
Texas Methodist Student Movement
Records, 1958-1967
455 leaves

Contains the Texas Methodist Student Movement annual reports for 1958-1967.
The Methodist Student Movement began in 1900 at Urbana, Illinois. By the late 1950s, its work in Texas had spread to nearly every sizable college and university campus through the Wesley Foundations and Wesley Bible Chairs.
Texas Music Educators Association

Records, 1924-1969
626 leaves

The collection bulks (1924-1961) with two bound copies of Minutes and Proceedings of the Texas Music Educators Association, by Nelson G. Patrick, editor, 1924-1961. Also includes printed copies of the Texas Music Educators Association proposed constitution (1968), and a souvenir program of the Texas Music Educators Association Grand Concert (1969).
Organized in 1924 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, and renamed in 1937 as the Texas Band and Orchestra Association, it became the Texas Music Educators Association in 1938. The association sponsors contests and promotes music education in the public schools, colleges and universities of Texas.
Texas National Guard
Records, 1900-1964
5 boxes, 2 wallets and 8 oversized items (7.0 linear feet)

      Bulk of the collection consists of general files (1918-1961), the medical records and notes of Dr. G. Schilling (1903-1919), records and notes pertaining to the 36th Division (1914-1962), and material concerning the 36th Division Association (1952-1955). Also included in the collection are letters and financial records, materials of Texas National Guard Commander Carl L. Phinney, the Texas Adjutant General's Department, general military materials, and scrapbook materials. Of special interest is a six-volume stereographic photo library on World War I.  For further details, click here:  TexasNG.
     The Texas National Guard serves as a state and federal agency. During peace time, the Guard is under the command of the governor and the adjutant general. In wartime, the Guard is under federal supervision. The National Militia Act of 1903 (the Dick Law) made all of the different militia units within each state subject to the U.S. Army. During World War I and World War II, the Texas National Guard served as the U.S. Army 36th Division.

Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation, Inc.
Records, 1960-1983
1 box and 4wallets (1.4 linear feet)

Contains correspondence, literary productions, and printed material. The collection bulks with printed material including programs, broadsides, leaflets, pamphlets, and news clippings. Of special interest are news releases issued by the Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation describing the creation of the drama Texas.
The collection was donated by Ples and Margaret Harper who were instrumental in the founding of the Foundation in 1960, for the purpose of producing and financing a summer outdoor drama in the new Pioneer Amphitheater in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Paul Green, the well-known outdoor dramatist was commissioned by the Foundation to write an outdoor play. The result was Texas, now produced annually during the summer months. The Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation also produced other plays, which include Thundering Sounds of the West (1965) and They Came From Spain (1971).
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Records, 1960-1976
1 microfilm reel (50 ft.) : negative

Contains hearings and minutes of the Texas State Parks Board and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department was created by the 58th Legislature, replacing the Texas Game and Fish Commission and the State Parks Board. The merger became effective on August 23, 1963. Governed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, which is appointed by the governor, the department is headed by an executive director named by the commissioners.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Records, 1963
1 wallet (0.1 linear ft.)

    Contains Texas Parks and Wildlife Department hunting, fishing, and trapping proclamations pertaining to numerous Texas Counties.  The proclamations included in the collection dictated certain rules and regulations involving hunting, fishing, and trapping in Texas.  The proclamations applied to all species of fish, game animals, game birds, and fur-bearing animals in the aforementioned counties.

Texas Pork Producers Association

Records, 1919-1970
1 microfilm reel (10 ft.) : negative

Consists of legal and financial material, including the organization's charter, by-laws, and minutes of annual meetings.
Formed as Texas Swine Breeders Association in 1919 to promote scientific swine breeding and to better the conditions of swine breeding in Texas, the organization changed its name to Texas Pork Producers Association in 1967.
Texas Research League

Records, 1952-1975
242 leaves

The collection includes government policy and agency operation studies. Consists of printed material including reports, articles in the newsletter "Analyzes," annual reports, and other miscellaneous printed material.
The league was established in 1952 as an educational, non-profit, nonpartisan organization to research problems of both state and local governments in Texas which are undertaken only at the request of governmental agencies.
Texas Restaurant Association

Records, 1957-1965
124 leaves

Contains printed materials related to the Texas Restaurant Association, including newsletters, pamphlets, brochures, and four copies of The Chuck Wagon, the Texas Restaurant Association magazine.
Organized in 1937, the Texas Restaurant Association is the state chapter of the National Restaurant Association. The Texas Restaurant Association is involved in a wide variety of activities, ranging from education programs to lobbying for legislation related to the restaurant business.
Texas Retired Teachers Association

Records, 1962-1973
1 scrapbook (2 linear feet)

    The item is a large scrapbook of news clippings, photographs, workshop information, newsletters, and programs from the South Plains unit of the Texas Retired Teachers Association.  Organized in June 22, 1962, its first president was O. V. Adams.  They were a social organization in Lubbock, Texas who were comprised of retired teachers.  They supported charitable events and promoted the general welfare.

Texas River Recreation Association
Records, 1970-1984
1,225 leaves

Contains correspondence, board meetings, documents on cruises for the disabled, legal documents, membership lists, newsletters, pamphlets, photographs (including slides), reports, research on conservation projects, general river information, safety and rules, trips and contests, symposium materials, wild and scenic rivers course syllabus, and materials on the Canoe Association meetings--all pertaining to the organization and activities of the Texas River Recreation Association.
The association was incorporated in 1974 in Austin for the purpose of establishing guidelines for the recreational use and wise management of Texas rivers, lakes, and waterways.
Texas Safety Association, Inc.
Records, 1960-1965
221 leaves

Contains printed material including pamphlets, brochures, several copies of "Texas Safety News," safety conference reports, and a Texas Safety Association annual report.
A non-profit organization established in 1939 to promote accident prevention through public education, its membership is comprised of business, industrial, and insurance firms. It also works with other safety organizations and public officials.

Texas - Sanborn Maps
See Sanborn Maps (Texas) Collection

Texas Senate
Records, 1971
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Contains a single record submitted by the Committee on Appropriations from the Texas Senate on Senate Bill No. 11 concerning appropriating funds for the fiscal years 1971-1972 and 1972-1973.  It would support Judicial, Executive, and Legislative Branches of the State Government, construction of State buildings, and aid to junior colleges.
   The State of Texas government is responsible for allocating funds to various agencies and departments for numerous reasons.

Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association
Records, 1934-1997 and undated
148 boxes and 4 scrapbooks (151 linear feet)

    Contains business correspondence, financial material, and printed material reflecting the organization's concern with a wide variety of matters. These include areas of legislation, promotion, research, education, control of theft, American Sheep Producing Council, awards, Environmental Rights, Mohair Council of America, Natural Resources, National Wool Growers Association, predatory animals, and ranch labor.  For further details, click here:  TSGRA.
    Organized at Del Rio, Texas, in October, 1915 to combat a wave of sheep and goat thefts, the association's first president was J. B. Murrah of Del Rio, Texas. It has become a key organization in the promotion of various aspects of the state's wool and mohair industry.

Texas Social Welfare Association. South Plains Chapter (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1955-1966
318 leaves

Includes correspondence, committee records, legal materials, printed materials, rosters and scrapbook material. The collection bulks (1955-1961) with correspondence and program announcement material.
The Texas Social Welfare Association was established in 1955 to foster working relationships between all persons, organizations, and agencies dealing with community welfare, and to further interest in community and state-wide welfare programs.
Texas Society of Mammalogists
Records, 1983-1990
176 leaves

Contains a copy of the society's constitution, correspondence, photographs, programs of annual meetings, newsletters, scrapbook material, and other printed items.
The Texas Society of Mammalogists is dedicated to the study and preservation of wild mammal species throughout Texas. It holds annual meetings in which mammalogy students and professors present their findings and works closely with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission. The society puts out a monthly newsletter.
Texas Society of Mammalogists

Records, 1991
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection contains a Texas Society of Mammalogists 1991 Newsletter and a program of their ninth annual meeting.

Texas Society of Mammalogists
Records, 1981-1991
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Contains minutes of the meeting and some correspondence of the Texas Society of Mammalogists.  The correspondence concerns the humane treatment of research animals.
    The Texas Society of Mammalogists is a professional organization of specialists who promote the study of mammals.  The organization became active in the 1980s due to researchers interested in animal life at Texas Tech University.  The SWC serves as a repository for the Society.

Texas State Chamber of Commerce

Records, 1959-1969
14,326 leaves

Contains correspondence, financial materials, maps, printed material, and two photographs of Jesse H. Hall in Houston, Texas. All pertain to the official activities of the organization.
This is an Austin, Texas-based organization to promote statewide tourism and industry.
Texas State Historical Association Programs

1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Contains programs for the Texas State Historical Association Annual Meetings dated 1943 and 1995.
Texas State Historical Survey Committee
Records, 1953-1966
96 leaves

Contains printed materials, news clippings, newsletters, legal and financial material, and correspondence related to the Texas State Historical Survey Committee. The collection bulks with printed materials and newsletters.
Founded by the Texas legislature in 1953, the Texas State Historical Survey Committee, acting as a collecting and information center, was created to preserve, record, and restore all aspects of Texas history. In 1973, the Texas State Historical Survey Committee became the Texas Historical Commission.
Texas State Industrial Union Council
Collection, 1958-1966
105 leaves

The collection consists of printed material related to the Texas State Industrial Union Council. Included are 12 Industrial Union Department, AFL-CIO publications, 5 copies of the "Texas State Industrial Union Council Report," a newsletter, and a report by the Texas State Industrial Union Council concerning occupational safety in Texas.
The Texas State Industrial Union Council was chartered by the Industrial Union Department of the AFL-CIO.

Texas Surgical Society
Records, 1914-1974
1 microfilm reel (100 ft.) : negative

     Contains letters and papers on the Society's organization and minutes of its meetings over a sixty year period.
     Organized at Galveston, Texas, in October 1914, Dr. J. H. Reuss of Cuero was elected chairman, and membership was limited to those physicians who actually practiced surgery.

Texas Surveyors Association. South Plains Chapter (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1954-1970
853 leaves

     Contains correspondence, financial material, membership lists, minutes, records, reports, and scrapbook material pertaining to the association. Bulks (1954-1970) with minutes, records, and correspondence.
     Established in Lubbock, Texas, in 1954, the association's purpose is to bring together surveyors of the South Plains.

Texas Tech University Wind Science and Engineering Research Center
Records, 1851-2012 and undated
119 boxes including 1 oversized box and flat file, as well as approximately 400 A/V items (122 linear feet)

     The Records of the Wind Science and Engineering Research Center (WISE) and National Wind Institute (NWI) include reports, maps, photographs, slides, conference proceedings, and data records documenting such phenomena as wind speeds. Books, building codes, and a host of other printed material are also present. Documentation of specific meteorological events such as tornadoes, hurricanes, downbursts, and related events comprises the bulk of the material. Furthermore, events throughout the globe have been documented, but the majority concern weather in the United States. Over 200 VHS tapes are present and document news stories, research efforts, and similar activities. Hi-8 tapes, cassettes, mini-cassettes, computer disks, 16mm film, and 8mm film in similar quantity document the same.
     The Wind Science and Engineering (WISE) Research Center at Texas Tech University (now the National Wind Institute(NWI)) was established in 1970, following a tornado in Lubbock that caused 26 fatalities and more than $100 million in damage. The WISE Center is focused on research, education and information outreach. The comprehensive and interdisciplinary research program aspires to exploit the useful qualities of wind and to mitigate its detrimental effects. The Center develops information on windstorm disaster mitigation and other wind-related subjects that can be made available to professionals and the public.

Texas Tech University Wind Science and Engineering Research Center
Collection, 1972-2007 and undated
2 boxes (2 linear feet)

     The Texas Tech University Wind Science and Engineering Research Center Collection, dating from 1972-2005, contains photographs, printed material, course materials for the Wind Engineering Program, and related material.
The Wind Science and Engineering (WISE) Research Center at Texas Tech University was established in 1970, following a tornado in Lubbock that caused 26 fatalities and more than $100 million in damage. The WISE Center is focused on research, education and information outreach. The comprehensive and interdisciplinary research program aspires to exploit the useful qualities of wind and to mitigate its detrimental effects. The Center develops information on windstorm disaster mitigation and other wind-related subjects that can be made available to professionals and the public.

Texas Water Resources Institute
Records, 1968-1977
2,160 leaves

     Consists of printed material such as reports on the organization and its activities. The collection bulks with technical reports on resource management.
     The Texas Water Resources Institute is located at Texas A&M University and seeks to promote and support research in water resources and to disseminate research information on water.  

Texas Wheat Producers Association
Records, 1949-1986
3 microfilm reels : negative

     Contains surviving minutes of the Texas Wheat Growers Association, minutes of the Texas Wheat Producers Board, foundations, printed material, and miscellaneous organizational material.
     The Texas Wheat Producers Association grew out of the old Texas Wheat Growers Association, organized by Panhandle farmers at Amarillo during the 1920s to combat falling wheat prices in the years following World War I. Run by a governing board, its primary purpose is to promote production, research, and marketing of wheat products in the Texas Panhandle.

Texas Wine Industry
Collection, 1984-1989
92 leaves

Consists of printed material, correspondence, news clippings, and literary productions pertaining to the wine industry in Texas.
Thirty-Sixth Division Association
Records, 1943-1965
8 microfilm reels : negative

Contains correspondence, financial documents, newspaper clippings, membership lists, minutes, and programs from the Division's annual reunions.
Founded at Brownwood, Texas, in January 1946, by veterans who served with the 36th Division during World War II, membership was opened (after September 1947) to those who served in the 36th Division during World War I. The association holds annual reunions to perpetuate the comradeship engendered by their common service.

Thomas, Juanita
Collection, 1930s-1982
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Items are photocopies of scrapbook material which includes photographs, news clippings, pilot log books(1930s-1940s), post cards, and business cards.  Images detail professional boxing during the 1930s and small private planes.  One image is of a group of boxers in the ring.  Most materials belong to Lester David (L. D.) Thomas.
    Juanita Thomas is the former daughter-in-law of Texas Tech's second band director, Harry LeMaire.  Her father, L. D. "Pup" Thomas, was a local entrepreneur and president of Rocket Aircraft Sales Corp., and her grandfather, William McFarland, helped build Texas Tech's Administration building.  Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Thomas were civic and business leaders in Lubbock from the 1930s to 1960s.

Thomas, William T.
Papers, 1930-1970
4,033 leaves

Consists of various reports pertaining to petroleum in Texas, with some material related to New Mexico. These include oil data reports, subsurface reports, and well reports. Also contains a physiographical study of Texas. The collection bulks with Geologists Oil and Gas Test Reports for Brown County, Texas. Also includes correspondence related to Thomas' work as a geological engineer and some legal documents concerning oil and gas.
Thomas was a petroleum geologist. He worked in Brown County, other counties of West Texas, and parts of New Mexico from the 1930s through the late 1960s.

Thompson, John H.
Papers, 1863
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Collection contains five letters and one envelope written by Dr. John H. Thompson while attending Bellvue Medical School in New York City in the Fall of 1863.  The letters were provided by Leroy T. Patton, a Geology professor at Texas Technological College from 1925-1951.  The letters of Dr. John H. Thompson were written to his father and mother Thomas and Eliza Jane Thompson, Patton’s grandparents, and his sister Lauretta Thompson, Patton’s mother.  At the time, John was only 20 years old.  Dr. Thompson practiced medicine in St. Clairsville, Ohio, until his death in 1884.  Patton grew up in Ohio.

Thompson, L. O'Brien
Papers, 1958-2001
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Manuscript entitled "This is My Life" by L. O'Brien Thompson, Feb. 2001, 81 pgs. Also includes a photocopied scrapbook compiled by Thompson.
    The manuscript details the life of L. O'Brien Thompson. He was a 1931 Texas Tech graduate and was appointed to a number of state boards by Texas Governor Preston Smith. He also served with the TTU Care Givers Committee. Mr. Thompson will turn 91 years old on March 25, 2001.

Thompson, Philip
Papers, 1968
37 leaves

Includes an interview transcript, printed material, and a photograph relating to Thompson's career. Of particular interest is information on the founding and early years of Abilene, Texas, that mentions Arthur G. Anderson, Charlie Cowan, Joe Ken, Robert Massie, and J. H. Parrmore.
Thompson was a rancher, sheep rustler, and Abilene, Texas, pioneer. He was born in 1884 in Abilene and worked as herder and sheep rustler for Arthur G. Anderson, a pioneer West Texas sheep rancher. Thompson died in 1971 in San Angelo, Texas.
Thornton, Daniel I. J.
Papers, 1924-1956
2,946 leaves

Includes assorted items, campaign material, congratulatory messages, miscellaneous material, news clippings, school memorabilia, speech material, photographs, and "White House" correspondence. The collection bulks with campaign material (1950-1952) and speech material (1948-1952). Of special interest is White House correspondence, including letters and telegrams from various governmental and political figures such as Dwight D. Eisenhower, Mamie Eisenhower, and Richard Nixon.
A rancher and political figure, Thornton was born in 1911 in Hall County, Texas, and graduated from Lubbock High School in 1929. He attended Texas Technological College from 1930-1931 and graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles. He developed the Thorton's Triumphant Type (TT) strain of Hereford cattle. He was elected to the Colorado State Senate in 1948 and served two terms as Governor of Colorado from 1951-1954. Thornton unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. Senate seat of Colorado in 1956. He died in 1976.

Thurber, Texas
Collection, 1897-1986 and undated
3 boxes (3 linear feet)

    This is an artificial collection built around an initial donation of Thurber historical information compiled by the Texas and Pacific Coal and Oil Company. The Southwest Collection built on this information by making an appeal to former Thurber residents for historical background and by conducting interviews at the yearly reunions at the Thurber town site. As a result, a large body of information has been compiled which provides information on life, culture, class system, strike actions, and politics of a company town around the turn of the century. Information also exists about the life and customs of immigrant workers. The interview forms also contain a wealth of genealogical information about families who lived and worked there as well as do rent records which indicate who lived in the town and when. The collection also contains photographs and news clippings Of particular interest is a manuscript written for the twenty-fifth anniversary of Thurber.  For further details, click here:  Thurber.
    Named for H. K. Thurber, a friend of the founders of the Texas and Pacific Coal Company, Thurber, Texas was a company town. Coal was discovered by W. W. Johnson (1886) who sold out to the Texas and Pacific Coal Company (1888) who, in turn, sold the coal to the Texas and Pacific Railroad. The coal company also produced a high quality paving brick. At its peak, Thurber had a population of 10,000, including immigrant workers of at least 13 different nationalities. Every structure within the city limits was company owned. The stores, schools, churches and all medical care were provided to the workers by the company as a part of their salary. The advancement of oil burning locomotives cut the demand for coal, and the last coal mine in the area closed in 1931. Only four structures remain in the city today.  See also the Don Woodard Collection.
Tidmore, Dave
Papers, 1930-1931
16 leaves

Consists of a 16-page time book in which Tidmore recorded his work hours as a contractor in Albany, Texas.

Tidmore, Max
Papers, 1872-1972 and undated
5 boxes (4.5 linear feet)

       The bulk of the material in the collection is associated with Max Tidmore’s term as Mayor of Lubbock and includes reports on various municipal concerns and interests such as budgets and funding, the city Charter, infrastructure and utilities, and citizen boards and commissions.  Files on Lubbock City Council meetings include minutes of meetings, correspondence, and maps and citizen input regarding zoning change requests.  The collection also includes research material Tidmore accumulated in his study of and search for the Mackenzie Trail, the route traveled across the Llano Estacado by United States troops led by R. S. Mackenzie in pursuit of hostile Native Americans.  For further details, click here:  MTidmore.
        Max Tidmore was born in Mt. Pleasant, Texas in 1916, grew up in the area of Albany, Texas and came to Lubbock, Texas in 1933 as a student at Texas Tech University where he studied engineering.  Tidmore remained in Lubbock where he owned and operated a construction company.  In addition to serving as Mayor of Lubbock from 1964-1966, he held office as President of the West Texas Chapter of Associated General Contractors of America, President of the South Plains Chapter of Texas Society of Professional Engineers, and the South Plains Council of Boys Scouts of America.  Tidmore engaged in research of the Mackenzie Trail and wrote two books:  Yesterday, an autobiography and Kinfolks and Ancestors:  Tabb, Tidmore, and Hanes Families, a genealogical study.  He died on May 3, 2001.

Tilton, Paul J.
Papers, 1919-1930
435 leaves

Consists of a printed, "Pastor's Life Record," book prepared by J. N. Greene. It contains Tilton's records of sermons preached, marriage and funeral services conducted, baptisms, memberships, lectures delivered, and special gifts received over an eleven-year period.
Tilton was a Methodist minister in Colorado during the 1920s.
Tinnin, Anna Rebecca
Papers, 1930-1973
1 microfilm reel (15 ft.) : negative

Consists of a biographical sketch of Anna Rebecca Tinnin written by Oda Lee Hall of Electra, Texas.
Anna Rebecca Tinnin moved to Collin County, Texas, prior to the Civil War. After her marriage to C. J. Tinnin, she settled six miles south of Granbury, Texas, in Hood County, until moving to Floyd County in 1911.
Tinsley, Willa Vaughn
Papers, 1936-1972
5,008 leaves

The collection bulks (1944-1971) with literary productions, comprised of speeches and publications on nutrition, education, and the role of women. Also includes copies of Tinsley's master's thesis (1936) and doctoral dissertation (1947).
Tinsley was the Dean of the School of Home Economics at Texas Tech University from 1953-1971. She died in 1981.
Tippit, Jack
Papers, 1959-1960
574 leaves

The collection bulks with original pen and ink "Dr. Bill" and special "Amy" cartoons done for Texas Tech University and the United Fund of Lubbock, Texas. Also includes newspaper clippings and promotional materials.
Born in Stamford, Texas, Tippit moved to Lubbock, Texas, in 1925. He attended Texas Technological College in 1941 and 1945-1946. He received a B.F.A. degree from Syracuse University in 1949. He is the creator of the cartoon series "Dr. Bill," published 1959-1963, and "Amy," which began publication in 1963. The "Dr. Bill" character was based on Lubbock, Texas, cardiologist, Dr. William H. Gordon. Tippit was a founding member of the Magazine Cartoonists Guild. He served in World War II, and toured Vietnam in 1967 as part of a group of six cartoonists who entertained troops. Tippit is the recipient of the Texas Tech University Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1968.
Tobolowsky, Hermine

Papers, 1932-1995 and undated
14 boxes and 31 oversized items (16 linear feet)

Collection consists of biographical material, correspondence, directories, legislative material, literary productions (speeches and articles), periodicals, printed materials, scrapbook material, and memorabilia pertaining to Hermine Tobolowsky’s activities and research regarding women’s rights in Texas and the U.S. The bulk of the collection is printed material. Collection donated by Hermine Tobolowsky’s nephew, an alumnus of Texas Tech University.  For further details, click here:  Tobolowsky.
Hermine Dalkowitz Tobolowsky is considered the "Mother of the Texas Equal Rights Amendment," successfully coordinating the Equal Legal Rights Amendment passage to the Texas Constitution in 1972. She was born on January 13, 1921 in San Antonio. She attended Incarnate Word College in San Antonio and University of San Antonio (now Trinity University) and obtained her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. After facing blatant discrimination, she opened a private law practice in San Antonio. She met and married Hyman Tobolowsky, a Dallas retail executive (d. 1968) in 1951, moved to Dallas and re-established her practice. They had no children. In 1957, she became the leader of a statewide campaign for equal legal rights for men and women, finally obtaining passage of the Texas Equal Legal Rights Amendment 15 years later in 1972. She remained active in the Women’s Rights Movement, working towards the passage of the ERA, presenting speeches and workshops on women’s issues, and serving as a legal advisor for numerous women’s organizations up to the time of her death on July 25, 1995.

Tobolowsky, Hermine
Papers, 1951-1986 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Collection of correspondence and news clippings and periodicals on equal rights for women.  Hermine Dalkowitz Tobolowsky is considered the “Mother of the Texas Equal Rights Amendment,” as she successfully coordinated the passage of Equal Rights Amendment to the Texas Constitution in Mrs. Tobolosky was active in the Women’s Rights Movement by working toward the passage of the ERA in Texas, presenting speeches and workshops on women’s issues, and serving as a legal advisor for numerous women’s organizations up to the time of her death on July 25, 1995.

Tolbert, Francis (Frank X.)
Papers, 1959-1969
1,800 leaves

Consists of copies of Tolbert's column from 1959-1969.
A journalist and novelist, Tolbert was born in Amarillo, Texas, in 1912. He was a war correspondent during World War II, and joined the Dallas Morning News as a columnist in 1946 from which he retired in 1978. Tolbert died in 1984 in Dallas, Texas.
Tomilson, Martha Ann
Papers, 1925-1962
940 leaves

Includes scrapbooks, periodicals, newsclippings, books, and Lubbock city records pertaining to aviation in Lubbock. Bulks (1925-1945) with notes from the Lubbock newspapers.
Tomlinson was a Texas Tech University graduate student. She received a Master's in history in 1973. Her thesis is on Lubbock, Texas, aviation history from 1925-1941.

Collection, 1884-1972
1  wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Collection of publications some photocopied on tornadoes:  The Nature of Violent Storms (1961), Tornado (1967), Lubbock Tornado! (1970), The Lubbock Tornado (1970), “Tornadoes and Windstorms” (1972), One of Life’s Greatest Tragedies (1909), and Report on the Character of Six Hundred Tornadoes (1884).
    Tornadoes are one of nature’s violent storms.   They can appear every month and anywhere in the world.  They are basically high velocity winds with the power to break and tear anything within its path.  In the U. S. they are prone to a well known area called the Beltway which is the Midwestern region and runs through the South Plains region.

Tornillo Cotton Oil Company (Tornillo, Texas)
Records, 1924-1971
1 microfilm reel (50 ft.) : negative

Contains correspondence, legal material, financial material, and miscellaneous material. Bulks (1924-1971) with office files reflecting the operational activities of the company.
This is a cooperative cotton seed mill located in Tornillo, Texas, formed by cotton farmers of West Texas and Dona Anna County, New Mexico. Arthur H. Ivey was at one time a director of the company.
Townsend, Charles R.
Collection, 1884-1976
1,871 leaves

Includes correspondence, financial material, legal materials, printed material, and photographs concerning Townsend's collections, and bulks (1911-1970) with photographs and scrapbook material on Colorado. Of particular interest are southwestern fundamentalist religious tracts and camp songs.
A professor of history, biographer, and collector, Townsend wrote a biography of Bob Wills. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1968, and has taught at West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas.
Townsend, Jeff
Collection, 1947-1973
868 leaves

Includes research notes, printed material, and newspaper clippings, and bulks (1954-1973) with information on weather modification.
Townsend is a collector, and was a Texas Tech University graduate student, ca. 1973.

Toxic Tour of Texas
1984-1997 and undated
13 boxes (13 linear feet)

     The collection contains the research, news clippings, printings, publications, and correspondence, pertaining to the Toxic Tour of Texas; as well as related movements in which Sharon Stewart took part in.
     After becoming aware of the toxicity of her darkroom, photographer Sharon Stewart began to investigate the environment of her native state. Texas has the largest concentration of oil refineries and chemical plants in the nation. It ranks first in the United States in the amount known or suspected carcinogens released into the environment. Texas also leads the nation in the number of hazardous waste disposal sites, seventy percent of which leak and threaten groundwater, and Texas industry discharges the highest level of toxic air emission in the country. (1993) Stewart’s Toxic Tour of Texas is a narrative photo-essay.

Tracy Estate
Records, 1918-1929 and undated
1 wallet (0.3 linear feet)

    Various legal and financial documents of the Tracy Estate such as a ledger, check stubs, receipts, and various itemizations of estate property and assets are found in this collection.  Most deal with business transactions from Carlsbad, New Mexico.  There is very little history to about the Tracy Estate.

Tracy, Francis G.
Papers, 1888-1975
15 microfilm reels : negative

    Includes correspondence and legal documents concerning Francis G. Tracy. Also includes land surveys.
Tracy was a banker, rancher, lawyer, land speculator, and pioneer resident of Eddy County, New Mexico. Born in 1863, he moved to Carlsbad, New Mexico, in 1893. Tracy promoted irrigation in the Pecos Valley and served as president of the Pecos Water Users Association. He died in 1951.
Trans-Pecos Cotton Association (Pecos, Texas)
Records, 1947-1963
47,509 leaves

Contains material on the bracero program that includes continuation of contracts, medical examination cards, and pay/time cards. Office files include correspondence and financial documents, such as employer credit and debit memos, sample bills, disbursement sheets, income tax forms, and ledgers.
Organized in Pecos, Texas, in 1947, the association became involved in the bracero program for supplying farm workers to the far West Texas area.
Traweek, A. C.

Papers, 1901-1908
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection includes certificates concerning the education and early career of A. C. Traweek, M.D. Traweek was an early Motley County physician.
Traweek, Albert Carroll
Papers, 1901-1951
11 microfilm reels : negative

Includes legal material, financial material, and printed material. Consists primarily of ledgers depicting Traweek's medical practice in Matador, Texas.
A West Texas pioneer physician, Traweek was born in 1875 in Comanche, Texas. He received medical degrees from Fort Worth University and Baylor University. He moved to West Texas in 1897 and set up practice at Matador, where he served for sixty-two years. Traweek was known as the "pneumonia doctor" by locals for his successful treatment of the ailment. He died in 1959 in Matador.
Treadway, Gordon

Papers, 1945-1998
1 wallet (0.2 linear feet)

   Collection contains correspondence, speeches made by Treadaway, a story written by Treadaway titled “Our Fathers Brought Forth,” and news clippings.
    Gordon Treadaway was the son of an early Lamesa cotton farmer.  He attended Texas Technological College during its first several years and became one of their earliest graduates.  He also served as a major at the Lubbock Army Air Base and was a Lubbock attorney until 1996.

Trejo, Magdalena "Maggie"
Papers, 1999
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

   Contains photocopies of two scrapbooks, news clippings, and plaques.   Magdalena Trejo is a former member of the Lubbock City Council.  She was the first Hispanic to serve on the City Council.  She earned a B.A. degree in Management from Texas Tech University in 1979.  She and her husband, Louis, have been active on many civic boards.  Currently, Maggie is working in real estate.

Trostle, Lily
Papers, 1902-1969 and undated
1 box (1 linear foot)

    Collection contains Lily Trostle’s diaries dated 1902-1969. It details her family life and community activities in Wheeler County, Texas from the pioneer days to the Space Age. This collection has been microfilmed. Mrs. Trostle moved to Wheeler County, Texas with her parents in 1886. The family came from Missouri.
Trostle, Lily
Papers, 1902-1969
4 microfilm reels : negative

    Consists of twenty-six volumes of a diary which contains information about family life and community activities in Wheeler County, Texas from pioneer days into the 1960s.
    A teacher and pioneer resident of Wheeler County, Trostle was born in 1882 in Arkansas and came to Texas in 1886. She married Elmer Trostle in 1900 and taught at a pioneer school at the Plainview Community. She was active in religious and educational activities. Trostle wrote articles for farm publications and helped research and edit her sister's book on the history of Wheeler County. Lily Trostle died in 1974.
Tubbs, William

Papers, 1923
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    The collection contains two bank receipts from 1923 concerning the payment for securing land for the creation of the West Texas Technological College.
    The West Texas Technological College became Texas Technological College which is now Texas Tech University.  William Tubbs paid a sum of $500 on a pledge to secure land that lead to the creation of Texas Tech.

Collection, 1919-1946
349 leaves

The collection is comprised of material concerning tuberculosis, which consists of printed material including leaflets, pamphlets, brochures, and some copies of a publication entitled "Lessons in Tuberculosis." The material discusses the types of tuberculosis, possible prevention, treatment, and care.

Tucker, Scotti Mae
Papers, 1961-1969
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Items for this collection include Quarterly Club minutes and programs for a society of Texas Tech University.  Ms. Scotti Mae Tucker was a former professor of Spanish at Texas Tech University.

Tudor, Vincent
Papers, 1882-1969
1,460 leaves

Includes postcards, printed material, newsclippings, photographs, and scrapbook material. The collection bulks with 400 picture postcards (1900-1946) depicting, primarily, scenes in the West. Also includes programs of various women's clubs in Plainview and Amarillo (1906-1938); newsclippings pertaining to L. Lee Dye's early teaching career in Fall Branch, Tennessee, and McKinney, Texas (1880s); and photographs collected by Mrs. Dye's brother (1895-1915) of scenes on the LS and XIT ranches. The scrapbooks (1947-1969) pertain to livestock feeding and nutrition, the nutritive content and value of grain crops, and water resources on the South Plains
Vincent Tudor was the son-in-law of L. Lee Dye, a school teacher and farmer who moved to McKinney, Texas, from Tennessee in 1882, and then moved to Plainview, Texas, in 1889.

Tuesday Night Readers (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1940-1985
404 leaves

Contains correspondence, financial records, photographs, programs, records, and other memorabilia. Most of the material pertains to the monthly meetings of the Tuesday Night Readers, which also gives insight into its membership.
This is a women's literary organization founded in 1940 in Lubbock, Texas, whose main purpose is to review works and trends in regional literature.

Turkey City Council (Texas)
Records, 1926-1978
2 microfilm reels : negative

Contains financial and legal material, primarily in the form of minutes of the city council's meetings. Also includes a copy of the City Ordinance Record.
Located just below the Llano Estacado in Hall County, Texas, the city was named for wild turkey roosts discovered on Turkey Creek, from which it also took its name. The town's permanent location was delayed until the extension of Fort Worth and Denver Railroad to the South Plains was confirmed in 1928. The City Council formed in 1926, and supervised the building of a $50,000 hotel and numerous businesses and residences.

Turner Family
Papers, 1769-2000 and undated
3 boxes (3 linear feet)

The Papers consists of the narrative of the Turner family entitled Turner: Roots and Shoots, as well as the genealogical research material that was used to compose it. Legal documents, census records, correspondence, and newspaper articles that mention family members are the most prominent. A small number of photographs are also present.
This collection details the family history of Uncle Bill (John William) Turner, an Idalou farmer and President of Idalou State Bank until the 1920s. He donated the land for the Idalou Cemetery east of that town. Bill Turner's sister, Florence, buried her infant son Weldon there as the first person interred in the Idalou Cemetery.

Turner, Jack
Papers, 1936-1942
159 leaves

     Includes printed material, photographs, and scrapbook material all relating to Turner's participation in the Texas Technological College Band and Kappa Kappa Psi.
     Turner played cornet in the Texas Technological College Band from 1936-1942, under D. O. Wiley. He was elected to the music honorary, Kappa Kappa Psi, in 1938. A restauranteur in Lubbock during his later years, Turner died from cirrosis of the liver in 1956.  

Turner, Kirk B.
Papers, 1963
245 leaves

     Consists of a copy of the proceedings by the Trial Panel of the Faculty Advisory Committee. The proceeding concerns the Tenure Hearing for Kirk B. Turner in 1963.
     Turner was a professor of Animal Husbandry at Texas Technological College, now Texas Tech University. In 1962-63, the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences attempted to dismiss Turner, and a hearing was scheduled for the Faculty Advisory Committee to determine if dismissal of a tenured professor was appropriate.

Tweed Family
Papers, 1836-1952
1,852 leaves

     Includes correspondence, financial materials, legal materials, a literary production, news clippings, photographs, printed material, scrapbook material, and memorabilia pertaining to the Tweed family. The collection bulks (1836-1890) with correspondence to Mrs. Richard Tweed from her children, other relatives, and friends. The Papers may also be found among the Southwest Collection's digital collections.
     Mrs. Richard Tweed was the sister-in-law of William Marcy ("Boss") Tweed, who controlled the Democratic political machine at New York City's Tammany Hall during the mid-19th century. He and his associates misappropriated public funds on a large scale, leading to his arrest and imprisonment in 1871.  

Twentieth Century Club (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1909-1981
2212 leaves

     Contains minutes and attendance records, general files, printed material, newsclippings, scrapbook material, and photographs. Bulks (1915-1981) with printed and scrapbook material.
     This is a Lubbock study club founded in 1919 with Mrs. George Betly as principal organizer and first president. The club encouraged intellectual development, promoted library construction, and provided educational scholarships. It is a member of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs.  

Twentieth Century Study Club (Stamford, Texas)
Records, 1902-1903
1 microfilm reel (5 ft.) : negative

Consists of the constitution of the club, a membership list, and minutes of the club's bi-weekly meetings.
The Stamford, Texas Twentieth Century Study Club met bi-weekly to stimulate the intellectual and moral development of its members.
Tye, William Orby
Papers, 1939-1983
4,454 leaves

    Includes financial material, logs, printed items, soil stratification records, and wage records pertaining to the Tye and Sons Drilling Company. Also included is a four-page 1950 diary of W. Orb Tye. These materials contain references to Bill Goldsmith, Frank G. Goldsmith and George Goldsmith, Jim Tye, and Keith Tye.
    A West and North Central Texas well drilling contractor, Tye is the son of George Goldsmith Tye who, in 1907, moved his family from Rotan, Texas to San Jon, New Mexico, and started a well-drilling business. The family moved to Floydada in 1911, where Orb and Frank Tye formed a partnership during the oil boom years at Burkburnett and Borger, Texas. In the 1930s, they continued in irrigation well drilling, covering a three-state area. In 1940, W. O. and his son, Bill, built the first Tye rotary drilling rig in Wichita Falls. This led to the eventual formation of the Tye and Sons Drilling Company at Floydada, of which W. O. remained head until his retirement in 1960, when his son, Bill, became head of the business. Their company had the distributorship for Layne Pumps and Continental Engines.
Tyner, George S.

Papers, 1923-1985
2 boxes (2 linear feet)

    Collection includes research files concerning Sam Cullen Arnett. Collection also contains complete literary productions written by George S. Tyner. There are also litigation files and printed material on legislation concerning workman’s compensation.

Tyner, George S.
Papers, 1943-1944
1 oversized box (2 linear feet)

    Collection of a scrapbook with photographs and news clippings dealing with George Tyner as a naval medical officer during World War II (1943-1944).   Also includes a yearbook or photo album on the Marine Fighting Squadron III, Talofa (1943-1944), hardback (90 pgs.).
    Dr. George Tyner was a Navy Medical Officer stationed with the U. S. Marines in the Pacific for 14 months during World War II.  He practiced medicine after the war.  Dr. Tyner was the second dean of the Texas Tech University School of Medicine.

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