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S. W. Hughes and Company
Records, 1856-1952 and undated
40 boxes (40.0 linear ft.)

       Contains materials pertaining to Hughes’ dealings as a lawyer and of S. W. Hughes and Company and additional business interests.  Bulks with copies of correspondence, abstracts, and legal documents generated by activities of S. W. Hughes and Company.  The collection does not include an index for the abstract copies.  Of special interest are files of land mortgages that cover a time range from early 20th century into the mid-1930s.  For further details, click here:  SWHughes.
       Samuel W. Hughes was born in 1874.  In 1899 he began legal practice as a partner with J. E. Shropshire in Brady, McCullough County, Texas.  He formed S. W. Hughes and Company in 1910.  The company prepared abstracts and titles, dealt in land sales, and acted as an agent for land mortgage companies including Brown Brothers of Austin of which R. L. Slaughter was an associate.  Hughes participated in the formation of The Brady Building and Loan Association in 1922, was Vice-President of Farmers and Merchants State Bank and a director in the Brady National Bank.  In 1933 Hughes purchased the assets of two liquidated banks, the Lohn State Bank and Brownwood State Bank.  Offices held by S. W. Hughes include County Attorney in 1902-1904 and President of the Texas Abstracters Association (Texas Land Title Association) in 1919-1920.  S. W. Hughes died in 1952.

Sabinal Christian College
Collection, 1910-1911
1 microfilm reel (10 ft.) : negative

The collection consists of printed materials in the form of a yearbook and catalog for the 1910-1911 school year.
The school was founded in 1907 at Sabinal in Uvalde County, Texas, by members of the Church of Christ religion for the purpose of providing Bible teaching and religious training in addition to the usual literary curriculum. G. H. P. Showalter served as the school's first president. Due to poor patronage, inadequate financing due to World War I conditions, and to crop failures in the area, the school closed on May 15, 1917.

Sackman, Mrs. Hattie
Papers, 1920
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

     The item is a photocopied 26-page handwritten manuscript of J. F. “Jeff” Sackman’s family journey from Las Vegas, New Mexico to Miami, Florida in the fall of 1920 written by Mrs. Hattie Sackman.
     Mrs. Hattie Sackman is the daughter of J. F. Sackman.  In October 1920, the Sackman family traveled by road from New Mexico to Miami, Florida.  Mr. Sackman was relocating his family to a new home and life by the Atlantic coast.  Hattie describes their journey as they experience the ordeal of driving through New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.  They arrived in late November 1920.

Sadler, Harley Herman
Papers, 1910-1981
986 leaves

    The collection contains newsclippings, correspondence, financial material, tickets and passes, photocopies of scripts and advertisements, and other promotional material, including one letter. All deal with the tent show career of Harley Sadler and his wife, Billie.  For further details, click here:  HSadler.
    Sadler was a West Texas showman, oilman, and Texas legislator. As an actor and tent show owner, he traveled over the United States in tent shows during the period 1910 to 1944, primarily in Texas and the Southwest. He was elected to the Texas Senate in 1943, where Sadler served until his death in 1954.  

Sadler, Harley
Papers, 1976 and undated
1 wallet (0.3 linear feet)

    Collection of plays written for the Harley Sadler Tent Shows.  Harley Sadler was a vaudeville actor and was most famous for his role as “Toby the Clown”.  Tent shows traveled through the rural country entertaining the pubic during the early 20th Century especially in West Texas.  They lost their interest due to movie theatre and television.

Sadler, Jerry
Collection, 1957-1963
1 wallet (0.2 linear feet)

    Consists of correspondence, news clippings, legal material, and financial material from Jerry Sadler and the Sadler Corporation of Grapeland, Texas.  Jerry Sadler was a prominent figure and civic leader in Grapeland, Texas

 Saenger, Lillie May
Papers, 1943-1967
777 leaves

The collection consists entirely of the original manuscript, both the rough draft and the final draft, of Mrs. Saenger's book, Touring Texas Through the Eyes of an Artist. Also includes original pencil sketches of Texas landmarks.
Saenger is an author and artist. She wrote Touring Texas Through the Eyes of an Artist.
 
Saga of Texas

Collection, 1963
1,439 leaves

Contains the manuscripts of each of the six volumes of the Saga of Texas: A Successful Failure, by Odie B. Faulk; The Revolutionary Decades, by David M. Vigness; Adventure in Glory, by Seymour V. Connor; Texas in Turmoil, by Ernest Wallace; The Search for Maturity, by Billy M. Jones; and Texas After Spindletop, by Odie B. Faulk and Seth S. McKay.
The Saga of Texas, a series of six volumes on Texas history, was compiled by various historians and published in 1966 by the Steck-Vaughan Company. Seymour V. Connor edited the series.
 
Salinas, Froy
Papers, 1979-1984
694 leaves

Consists of general office files, including bills sponsored by Salinas, papers relating to the State, Federal, and International Committee, and the State Office of State-Federal Relations. Also included is a campaign bumper sticker endorsing Salinas.
Salinas was a State Representative for District 83 of Lubbock County, Texas, in the Texas House of Representatives from 1979 to 1984. He chaired the State, Federal and International Committee in 1983-1984.

Salt Repository Sociological Study
Collection, 1971-1987
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

   Research material of a sociological study concerning the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) in regards to high level radiation waste sites and its impact on society.  Includes models and photocopied news clippings.  The DOE through the Salt Repository Project Office has been actively pursuing a site to dispose of nuclear waste in safe remote areas of the United States.  They have encountered resistance from the public concerning contamination.

Salvation Army (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1958-1960
270 leaves

Contains printed material dealing with the activities of the Lubbock, Texas, branch of the Salvation Army. Bulks (1959-1960) with annual reports and building campaign material.
A Christian mission society founded in 1865, the Lubbock division was established in the early 1910s and is active in sponsoring religious meetings and social welfare programs.
 
Samson, George
Papers, 1949-1968
1 microfilm reel (37 ft.) : negative

Consists of correspondence (1950-1968), literary productions (1949-1967), photographs, newspaper clippings (1968), and a scrapbook and scrapbook materials. The collection concerns stone masonry in Post, Texas, the Garza County Historical Survey Committee, the Panhandle South Plains Fair, and a history of Post, Texas.
Samson was a stone mason who came from Scotland in 1905 and settled in Post, Texas, in 1907. He cut stone for many of the town's buildings, including the Post-Tex Mill. Samson was also involved in the Garza County historical survey committee and with the Panhandle-South Plains Fair.
 
San Angelo Board of City Development (Texas)
Records, 1945-1975
5 microfilm reels : negative

Consists of general business and civic affairs files and several scrapbooks. Also contains files for Goodfellow Air Force Base and San Angelo College.

Sandefer, Jefferson Davis
Papers, 1963-1975
1 microfilm reel (10 ft.) : negative

Consists of correspondence to the Sandefer family concerning the deaths of Jake D. Sandefer, Jr. and his wife, Carrie Lynn. Also includes newspaper clippings of his life and his obituary. Topics include West Central Texas Oil and Gas Association and the National Stripper Well Association.
Sandefer was a pioneer West Texas oilman (Breckenridge oil boom). His father served as president of Hardin-Simmons University from 1909-1940.
 
Sander, H. Greely, Estate

Papers, 1899-1963 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection primarily pertains to the Civic and Culture Club of Slaton, Texas.
 
Sanders, Charles E.
Papers, 1955-1976
34,797 leaves

The collection includes correspondence, agricultural material, financial material, printed material, and scrapbook material. The collection bulks with financial material relating to Sanders' ranching interests. Of particular interest are programs from West Texas rodeos and scrapbook material relating to the John F. Kennedy assassination.
Sanders was a pioneer West Texas farmer. He married Venoy Coughran and resided in Lynn and Crosby counties. The couple experienced changes in agribusiness from ranching to dryland farming to irrigated farming. He was active in the Texas State Historical Commission and in old settlers' organizations.
 
Sanders, Mildred Shafer

Collection, 1923-1955
1 microfilm reel (40 ft.): negative

Contains newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbook material, and Tornillo (Texas) bridge negotiations. The main topics are education and the cotton industry in the El Paso Valley. Also includes records documenting the efforts of L. N. Shafer, Mildred Sander's father, to secure an international bridge at Tornillo.
Sanders is the daughter of L. N. Shafer of Tornillo, Texas.
 
Sanders, Venoy
Papers, 1846-1980
3,919 leaves

Includes scrapbook material, a literary production, correspondence, printed material, memorabilia, photographs, yearbooks, and news clippings. Bulks with material collected by Sanders on various aspects of Texas history.
Sanders was a pioneer West Texas farm wife. She married C. E. Sanders and resided in Lynn and Crosby counties. The couple experienced changes in the agribusiness from ranching to dry land farming to irrigated farming. She was active in the Texas State Historical Commission, the old settlers' organization, and in the Ralls, Texas, Study Group.
 
Sandifer, Ruby Lee

Papers, undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection contains a handwritten literary production of Sandifer’s entitled "A Portion of the Life of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Williams - Pioneers of Wheeler Co., Wheeler, Texas, in the Panhandle of Texas."
 
Santa Fe Opera (Santa Fe, New Mexico)

Collection, 1960s-1990s
2 small boxes (0.6 linear feet)

Bulks with annual programs of the Santa Fe Opera of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
 
Santa Fe Passage

Collection, 1952-1986
560 leaves

Contains correspondence, literary productions, printed material, and a videotape. The collection bulks (1957-1974) with four signed copies of Clay Fisher's Santa Fe Passage. It also includes William Witney's copies of the movie script and a videotape of the finished movie.
A western genre movie, the Santa Fe Passage was released in 1956. It was directed by William Witney, and starred John Payne, Faith Domerque, and Rod Cameron. It was adapted from Clay Fisher's (a.k.a. Hank Allen) book of the same title; the screenplay was written by Lilly Hayward.
 
Santa Maria Magdalena Mission
Records, undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

   The collection contains photocopies of a typescript of the Santa Maria Magdalena Mission records, 1698-1825.  The records record the deaths of Fathers Manuel Gonzales and Ygnacio Yturmendi in 1782, of Father Eusebio Francisco Kino in 1711, and descriptions of Seri raids at San Lorenzo in 1757 and Magdalena in 1776.  Spanish missions were a part of early Texas and California history.  When the Spanish rulers came they establish church missions based on the Catholic religion to Christianize the natives.  However the native population reacted in most cases violently against religious persecution.

Sappington, Roberta
Papers, 1974-1983 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection consists of an interview with Dennis D. Fisher in1983 by Roberta Sappington. Also includes a research paper written by Sappington.
 
Sauer, Erwin
Family papers, 1908-1931
202 leaves

Contains correspondence, financial and legal material, literary productions, and scrapbook material. The collection bulks (1908-1930) with correspondence between family members. Of special interest are the many different postcards found in the correspondence. Most of the correspondence is written by children.
The Sauer family immigrated from South Texas to Runnels County near Ballinger, Texas. The family farmed cotton.
 
Sawyer, Monroe Brown
Monroe Brown & Rebecca Skeen Sawyer family papers, 1817-1977
722 leaves

Includes correspondence, legal and financial material, literary productions, scrapbook material, genealogical charts, and photographs pertaining to the family history of Monroe Brown and Rebecca Skeen Sawyer, and their early settlement in Terry County, Texas. The collection bulks (1881-1973) with photographs, financial material, and scrapbook material which document primarily the Sawyer family while in Terry County, Texas.
Sawyer was born in 1861 in Williamson County, Texas, and served as a Texas Ranger from 1881-1882. In 1884 he married Rebecca Skeen who was born in 1868 in Williamson County, Texas. The couple ranched in Runnels County, Texas, until 1902, and then moved to a 21,000 acre ranch in Terry County, Texas, near present-day Brownfield, Texas. Mr. Sawyer died in 1941 and Mrs. Sawyer died in 1949.
 
Sayles, Edwin Booth
Papers, 1892-1975
588 leaves

Contains correspondence and legal, printed, and scrapbook material. The collection bulks (1918) with a literary production written by Sayles about World War I. A scrapbook and scrapbook material about Sayles' book Throw Stone are also included. Of special interest are the photos and postcards of France before and after World War I, the muster-in roll for Company "B" of the Texas and Oklahoma National Guard, and a field notebook with notes and sketches of observations Sayles made during World War I. Some notes are in shorthand.
An archaeologist, author, and museum curator, Sayles was born in 1892 in Abilene, Texas. He served in the 142nd Infantry 36th Division as a captain during World War I, and was awarded the Croix de Guerre by the French Government. He began a career as an archaeologist in 1931 for Gila Pueblo, and became the curator for the Arizona State Museum in 1943. He was a member of the Society of American Archaeology and the American Anthropological Association. Sayles is the co-author of Throw Stone: The First American Boy, and author of Fantasies of Gold; Legends of Treasures and How They Grew. He died in 1977.
 
Sayles, Henry, Jr.
Papers, 1830-1957
2,608 leaves

Contains correspondence, financial and legal documents, photographs, maps, newsclippings, and scrapbook material. The correspondence concerns the Butterfield Trail, Abilene, Texas, the game preserve on the Sayles ranch, mining stocks, politics, and the Texas and Pacific Railroad. The collection bulks with Sayles' family papers. Of special interest are the historical papers collected primarily for the autographs of famous military leaders and Texas pioneers.
A real estate developer and city builder of Abilene, Texas, Sayles was born in 1877. He owned extensive ranch and oil lease holdings. Sayles was the grandson of the Texas pioneer attorney, author, and ex-Confederate General, John Sayles. In addition to his active interest in politics, Henry Sayles was an avid collector of autographs, books, and maps. He died in 1957.
 
Scarborough, Laura Jewelle Davis
Papers, 1902-1967
52,075 leaves

Includes literary productions, research materials, photographs, printed, legal, and financial material, maps, and scrapbooks and scrapbook material pertaining to Scarborough's writings, research, civic and social activities, travels, and family. The collection bulks with manuscripts and research material relating to her genealogical work.
Scarborough was a genealogical researcher, civic leader, suffrage activist, and homemaker. She was born in 1887 in Pittsburg, Texas, and graduated from Wesleyan College in 1902 and from the University of Texas in 1907. She moved to Abilene, Texas, in 1907 and married Dallas Scarborough in 1908. She organized the University of Texas Ex-Student Association in 1916; the Taylor County Equal Suffrage Association in 1918; and the Abilene Women's Forum in 1921. She was also active, or assisted in, organizing the Taylor County Red Cross Chapter, Abilene YWCA, Taylor County Child Welfare Board, West Texas Historical Association, and the Abilene Panhellenic Association. She served as Taylor County Democratic Chairperson for 25 years, as Taylor County Chairperson of the Red Cross during World War I, and on the Draft Registration Board during World War II. She is the author of Southern Kith and Kin, an extensive four-volume genealogical study published in 1951-1958. The study pertains to Mrs. Scarborough's family and families associated with hers, primarily in Abilene, Texas, and Georgia. Jewell Davis Scarborough died in 1968 in Abilene, Texas.
 
Schaefer, Martin
Papers, 1926-1956
319 leaves
Includes recipe books and similar printed items relating to the home and to household goods, plus some newsclippings.
The Schaefers are residents of Kenedy, Texas.
 
Schlaefli, Lyle
Papers, 1968
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

   Item is a nine-item list entitled “This is my promise to God and the poor of New Mexico if I am elected governor of New Mexico on November 5, 1968.”  Mr. Schaefli was a contractor in Hobbs, New Mexico.

Schradle, Ora Laura Carlton
Papers, 1900-1961
1 microfilm reel (11 ft.): negative

Consists of a scrapbook containing photographs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia of the Whitacre, Carlton, Dickie, and Schradle families. Also, includes newsclippings related to Schradle's involvement in the Daughters of the American Revolution and items of interest from various Texas towns in which she resided.
Schradle was a milliner, drama teacher, postmaster, and real estate agent. She was born in 1895 in Lingleville, Texas, and married James Thomas Dickie in 1919. She married James J. Schradle in 1948.
 
Schulze, Hugo Oscar
Papers, 1945-1968
1 microfilm reel (13 ft.): negative

Consists of scrapbooks (1945-1968), newspaper clippings, mementos, and correspondence concerning Schulze's activities in Soil Conservation in Mason County (Texas) and in Methodist churches in Llano and Mason counties. Also includes material about Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Oscar Schulze's 50th wedding anniversary.
Schulze was born in 1893 in Fredericksburg, Texas. His father, Gustave A., was a Methodist minister. Hugo served in the Army during World War I and married Hulda Dina Eckert in 1919. Hugo farmed and ranched at 10 Mile, Capitola, Texas.
 
Scioli, Helen
Papers, 1896-1989
51 leaves

Includes correspondence and printed material relating to membership in the Texas Grape Growers Association. Bulks (1987-1988) with newspaper articles on the Llano Estacado, Pheasant Ridge and Texas Winery Products, Inc. wineries, all located in Lubbock, Texas.
Scioli is a patron of the Texas Grape Growers Association and, along with husband, Dr. Eugene R. Scioli, operates the Evening Star Vineyard near Ropesville, Texas.
 
Scoggin-Dickey Motor Company (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1928-1930
102 leaves

Contains mostly financial statements, and some correspondence, pertaining to the Scoggin-Dickey Motor Company and its parent firm, the Oakland Motor Car Company in Pontiac, Michigan.
Originally the Scoggin-Dickey Motor Company in Lubbock, Texas, the firm is Lubbock's oldest GM car dealership, dating from the early 1920s.

Scopel, Marie Biondini
Papers, 1926-1940 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Photocopied collection of photographs, school certificates, school sign book, hand written notes, and records of Marie Biondini Scopel's school days in Mingus, Texas in the 1920s. Some images show her family.
    Marie Biondini Scopel was born in Italy before immigrating to Thurber, Texas with her parents in the 1910s. Her father worked as a coal miner. Most of her childhood was spent in nearby Mingus, where she attended school and became an all-state basketball player on one of the renowned Mingus High School girls team of the 1920s. She is married to Primo Joseph Scopel, also of Thurber, Texas.

Scott, George
Papers, 1944-1979
1 microfilm reel (25 ft.) : negative

Includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, programs, photographs, and miscellaneous material on Scott and his activities with the NAACP. Bulks with a scrapbook (1944-1979) concerning the life and career of George Scott, Jr. Also includes a typed manuscript of A Bicentennial History of Taft, Oklahoma.
Scott was born in 1926, and graduated from Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma, in 1949. He later served as teacher, coach, vice-principal, and principal at Dunbar High School, Lubbock, Texas. In 1969, he was named Assistant Dean of Students at Texas Tech University. He is a member of many civic boards and organizations, and is the president of the NAACP in Lubbock.
 
Scott, Milton Moore
Papers, 1902-1931
87 leaves

Includes correspondence, legal material, and financial documents.
Scott was a physician in Brownwood, Texas. He was born in 1852, and was a graduate of Missouri Medical College in 1880. He married Zona (Arizona) Baugh Scott and divorced her in 1915. Scott died in 1920.
 
Scruggs, Charles G.
Papers, 1951-1969
9,599 leaves

Includes correspondence, printed material, charts, tables, photographs, medical material, and newspaper material pertaining to agriculture in the South. The collection bulks (1952-1969) with material pertaining to brucellosis disease.
Born in 1923 in McGregor, Texas, Scruggs received a B.S. Degree in Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M in 1947. He served as associate editor (1947-1961) and editor (1961- ) of The Progressive Farmer magazine. He was a member of the Texas Tech University Board of Regents (1971-1978), the National Fibers Committee (1971), the Coordinating Board For Texas Colleges and Universities (1965-1969), the Texas Animal Health Council (1955-1961), the Texas Rural Safety Commission (1957-1959), and the National Brucellosis Committee (1958-1959).

Scurlock, Dan
Papers, 1906-2005 and undated
5 boxes (5.0 linear feet)

      The collection contains mostly research materials gathered by Dan Scurlock in his areas of interest.  Most deal with the environmental history of Eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle region.  The collection also contains seven card file boxes of chronological and bibliographic cards of historic events of the New Mexico and Texas region.  Some files deal with the Comanche, Comancheros, Ciboleros, and the buffalo.  The photographs and slides detail historic sites and tourist attractions.
       Dan Scurlock has worked in the American Southwest as an archeologist, historian, and naturalist for more than forty years.  He has been employed by the U. S. National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, several state agencies, universities, and private companies in the Southwest and Florida, as well as grant organizations funding his independent efforts.  During this time Dan has carried out extensive library and archives research, oral history interviews, field survey and site selection, historic artifact analyses, and report writing.  One of his more recent efforts was co-authoring four regional New Mexico overviews funded by the Historical Preservation Division for which he received an award from the New Mexico Historical Society.  He also carried out research of the environmental history of the region, especially the Rio Grande and Pecos River basins and southwestern ponderosa pine forests under U. S. Forest Service contracts.  He has published more than 200 books, reports, journal papers, and magazine and newspaper articles; and has led field trips across the Southwest, northern Mexico, and southwestern Canada over the past several decades.  Dan recently moved from Albuquerque to Fort Sumner, New Mexico, where he is working on a history of the area, a biography of Doc Scurlock, who fought in the Lincoln County War, conducting an oral history program, and working to preserve an early 20th century adobe church.  For further details, click here:  DScurlock.

Scurlock, Dan
Papers, 1890-2006 and undated
18 boxes (18 linear feet)

The papers of Dan Scurlock, dated 1890-2006, contain materials relating to the subject's life and career, including research papers and related material covering topics from range and wildlife and related environmental history, including studies on the impact of mining, pollution, and the use of water, to data about flora and fauna in Texas and New Mexico. Photographs, correspondence, historical diaries from the 19th century, studies and papers regarding Native Americans—in particular, the Comanches—and other diverse materials are also included. 
Dan Scurlock received his B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin. He has served in numerous capacities with organizations and projects such as archeologist with the Texas Archeological Salvage Project, consultant for the Texas Historical Commission, private contractor with United States Forest Service in New Mexico and Texas Parks and Wildlife, instructor at University of New Mexico on history and native plants, and independent scholar at Fort Sumner. In addition, he conducted research on various Southern Plains topics, wrote newspaper articles on the history of the Fort Sumner area, and has published an environmental history of the Middle Pecos Basin, New Mexico.

Scurry County, Texas
Collection, 1905-1920
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

     Item is a register or log book entitled “County Superintendent’s Register of Teachers’ Certificates and County State Attendance for Scurry County, State of Texas,” 1905-1920.  This item was compiled by the State Department of Education of Austin, Texas.  Scurry County, Texas was created from Bexar in 1876 and organized in 1884.  It was named for Confederate General W. R. Scurry.  Indians occupied the region until they were relocated to Indian Territory in Oklahoma.  Ranching began in the 1870s until the lands were partition for agricultural use.  Snyder is the county seat.
 
Scurry County Historical Survey Committee (Texas)

Collection, 1899-1969
122 leaves

Contains news clippings, printed material with photographs, records, and literary productions pertaining to Scurry County and Snyder, Texas. The collection bulks (1937-1969) with literary productions pertaining to the settlement and early history of Scurry County, Texas. Of particular interest are an archaeological report (with illustrations) on camp and kill sites of Paleo-Indians in Scurry County, Texas, and a booklet entitled "Historical Markers of Scurry County."
Founded in 1963, the Scurry County Historical Survey Committee works to record, survey, encourage interest, and erect markers and displays pertaining to the history of Scurry County, Texas.

Sears, Era McLeroy
Collection, 1920s-1940s
4 volumes (2 linear feet)

    Approximately 436 quilt patterns in news clipping format kept in four volumes, collected by Era McLeroy Sears, a farm housewife during the 1920s-1940s.   The clippings are preserved in plastic sleeves.
   Era McLeroy Sears lived on a farm 5.5 miles southwest of Brownfield in Terry County, Texas.  She collected her quilt patterns from the Kansas City Star newspapers, the Farm and Ranch Magazine, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspapers, and other magazines.  From quilt patterns, she was able to hand make quilts.

Secular Music
Collection, 1848-1953
938 leaves, 1 microfilm reel (50 ft.) : negative

The collection was originally based on materials donated by the Julia Duggan Hart Estate, which contained song books and sheet music. Other materials representing popular or secular music, including several college fight songs, principally from the West Texas area, have been added to create a general music collection. The microfilm contains sheet music of popular dance and marching tunes, including waltzes (1910-1934); fox trots (1905-1935); marches (1910-1934); marches or fox trots (1925-1935); and other mainstream music (1932-1935).
 
Security Abstract and Title Company

Records, 1979-1984 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Is comprised of index and notes pertaining to the Security Abstract and Title Company. Also available on microfilm.
 
Seibert, Lewis
Papers, 1948-1975
1 microfilm reel (10 ft.): negative

Consists of correspondence to and from President Lyndon Baines Johnson and Texas Governor John Connally. Also includes newspaper clippings related to political campaigns and Goodfellow Air Force Base.
Seibert was the manager of radio station, KGKL, in San Angelo, Texas, the Director of the San Angelo Board of City Development, and Local Director of the 1964 Johnson Campaign, and the Connally Campaign.

Selby, Ida
Papers, 1872-2001 and undated
18 boxes (18 linear feet)

The papers of Ida Selby include church bulletins, Mu Phi Epsilon newsletters and related material, teaching materials including items from the Texas Music Teachers Association, and a large quantity of sheet music.
Ida Selby was a close friend of Louise Nystel, was a music teacher of many years practice. Louise G. Nystel was the wife of Archie C. Nystel, a former army serviceman and professional engineer who owned Nystel Realty in Lubbock, Texas, as well as Nystel Auto Sales.

Sellmeyer, Ralph L.
Papers, 1960-1977 and undated
1 box and 4 wallets (1.4 linear feet)

Includes manuscripts, notes, photographs (including negatives), and legal material pertaining to The Red Raiders: Texas Tech Football (1978), which Sellmeyer co-authored with James E. Davidson.
Sellmeyer is a professor of journalism in the Mass Communications Department at Texas Tech University. Previously, he worked as a newspaper writer, photographer, and editor of several national magazines. Sellmeyer has authored a textbook on photography, one on high school publications, and with James Davidson, authored The Red Raiders: Texas Tech Football (1978).

Sense of Place:  Llano Estacado
Collection, 2002-2003
1 small box (0.3 linear feet)

     These items come from Wilkinson's (Course #3304) Honors' Class students, which is taught at Texas Tech University.  They include an article, a photo scrapbook, and a "bag" artifact.  The main subject revolves around the Llano Estacado and the students’ conception of a sense of place on the region.
      Andy Wilkinson is a singer and song writer.  His best well known works deals with the life of Charles Goodnight, a Texas rancher.  He teaches an Honors Class at Texas Tech and his students' class projects deal with the Llano Estacado.
     The Llano Estacado is a large plateau-like region, which is located in the southern plains of West Texas and extends into the eastern portion of New Mexico.  The area was known for its wide open and flat spaces with little or no land marks and very few water sources except for the playa lakes.  For many years the Native Americans of the region were the only ones who migrated through it until expeditions during the mid to late nineteenth century traversed the terrain.  The Spaniards went through it during the sixteenth century on their way in search of fortunes.  Now the region is known for its agricultural and ranching opportunities and to some extent its petroleum aspects.

Serious Texans Against Nuclear Dumping (STAND)

Records, 1978-1987 and undated
2 boxes (2 linear feet)

Contains correspondence and legal material pertaining to Serious Texans Against Nuclear Dumping. Legal material details a case in the fifth circuit court concerning the disposal of radioactive waste in the U. S. There also includes an area geological chart and miscellaneous items.
 
Serna, Luis U.
Collection, 1944-1985
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

   Contains photocopy of a photographic history of the 106th Infantry Division in World War II and photocopies of Luis U. Serna’s wartime records, awards, and correspondence.
    Luis U. Serna is a resident of Bovina, Texas.  He served in the 106th Infantry Division during World War II.  He was captured by the Germans, sent to a POW camp and was later rescued by the Russian Army.

Settle, J. Doyle
Papers, 1940
25 leaves

Includes correspondence from Settle to Governor W. Lee O'Daniel and Dr. Clifford B. Jones that contains his recommendations. Also includes a printed copy of Texas Industrialization News (March 20, 1940).
Settle was an official of the Texas State Industrial Division under Governor W. Lee O'Daniel.
 
Sever, James E.

Papers, 1992-1993
2 wallets (0.2 linear feet)

Collection contains correspondence discussing the Marshall Family Tree. Also contains a printed manuscript, "The Marshall Connection," on the line of decent from Jean Baptiste Coloigne to Robert Hall Marshall and their descendents. Also includes a genealogy manuscript entitled “The Sever Connection” which represents a line of descendents from Robert Seaver, immigrant to James E. Sever, a banker.  James Sever is a long-time Lubbock, Texas resident and a World War II veteran.

Seymour Chamber of Commerce (Seymour, Texas)
Records, 1953-1966
1 microfilm reel (30 ft.) : negative

Contains correspondence, financial reports, minutes, and rosters from the Board of Directors of the Seymour, Texas, Chamber of Commerce.
 
Shackelford County, Texas
History collection, 1945-1969
1 microfilm reel (5 ft.) : negative

The collection consists of printed material (1941-1969), and scrapbook material on the history of Shackelford County. It also contains obituaries and a postcard photo of Shackelford County Courthouse.
 
Shafter, William Rufus
Collection, 1863-1897
500 leaves

Consists of photocopies of correspondence relating to Shafter's activities in Texas. The collection bulks (1876-1877) with material relating to Shafter's command of the 24th Infantry at Fort Clark, Texas. It also includes reports of scouts into Mexico and describes encounters with Mexican General, A. P. Falcon. Some materials are encrypted.
Born in 1835 in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, Shafter served in the Michigan Infantry during the Civil War. He was commissioned a lieutenant colonel in the regular army in 1866 and brevet brigadier general in 1897. He was awarded a medal of honor for gallantry at Fair Oaks. Shafter received the surrender of Santiago de Cuba during the Spanish-American War. He also served in Texas from 1863-1897. Shafter died in 1906.

Shand, Terry and Vi Ott
Papers, 1937-1975 and undated
2 boxes (1.5 linear feet)

     The collection contains holograph lyrics, typed lyrics, legal correspondence, legal contracts, copyright renewals, royalty statements, performance records and published sheet music.  Most of the lyrics and music were either written by Terry Shand, Vi Ott, or in collaboration with other song writers.  There are a few photographs of Mr. Shand, news clippings on Vi Ott, and an incomplete list of Shand’s music.
     Terry Shand was a composer, pianist, lyricist, early radio bandleader and recording artist.  He was a native of Uvalde, Texas.  He toured the U.S. periodically and lived most of his life in Texas, New Mexico and Florida.  His wife Vi Ott collaborated in some of Shand’s music and traveled with him.  Shand played piano with the Freddie Martin Band from 1933 to 1938 and thereafter created his own band.  Terry Shand died November 11, 1977.

Sharps Rifle Company
Records, 1874-1884
149 leaves

Contains letters written to the Sharps Rifle Company from persons in Texas, primarily comprising purchase requests for firearms and/or parts. The collection discusses various aspects of life in Texas such as buffalo hunting, business dealings, and the necessity of firearms. Also includes the circular, "A Description of Shackelford County, Texas."
The Sharps Rifle Company was founded in 1851 by Christian Sharps (1811-1874), and was originally called the Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company. After legal difficulties the company was reorganized as the Sharps Rifle Company in 1874. The company ceased operations in 1881.
 
Shaw, Roderick L.
Papers, 1983-1997 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Includes news clipping on Rod Shaw, campaign material, reports, and speeches by Judge Shaw.  Roderick L. Shaw served as a County Judge in Lubbock for 26 years.  He was a respected member of the community, often referred to as simply, “The Judge.”  He retired in December of 1990.  Shaw was interviewed as a part of the project to document South Plains legal history.

Sheep and Goat Ranching - Texas Style
Collection, 1996
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    The collection contains a 3.5” floppy disc containing transcribed interviews concerning the sheep and goat ranching industry in Texas, as well as a hard copy of the interviews.
    Bill Sims organized the oral history project.  He is a businessman/rancher, as well as a graduate of Texas Tech University.  Sim’s career as a Texas State Senator spans from 1983 to the present.  He has also been Executive Director of the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association.  The other interviewees are Judge O. L. Sims, Bryan Hunt, Ben Sims, and Joe York, Sr.

Shelton, Mrs. Ernest
Papers, 1948-1966
1 microfilm reel (25 ft.) : negative

Consists of newsclippings relating to irrigation in Dell City, Hudspeth County, Texas and a report on ground water in Otero County, New Mexico. Also includes a technical report by L. J. Bjorklund on Otero County water and an article on Dell City water from Life Magazine, December 11, 1950.
Mrs. Shelton was a resident of Dell City, Texas, in 1949. Her husband owned Shelton's drug store in Dell City.
 
Shelton, Travis
Papers, 1950-1987 and undated
2 wallets (0.2 linear feet)

    Collection contains political propaganda from the Democratic Party, Texas legal reform, and inauguration activities. Also includes collection of photocopies of news clippings documenting the cases involving Shelton during his career as a Lubbock County District Attorney in the 1950s.  Clippings arranged in files include accounts of the Walter E. Whitaker Case, the Harold Eidenoff Case, the Roy Hines Case,  the Girlstown case near Whiteface, Texas, the B. R. Sheffield Case, the Richard McGee Case, and John F. Kennedy’s Speech.  Some clippings pertain to Shelton’s involvement in politics as head of the Lubbock County Democratic Party.
    Travis Shelton is a widely known and prominent defense attorney.  He also served as Lubbock’s District Attorney earlier in his career.  He was involved in politics as head of the Lubbock County Democratic Party throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

Sheppard, Bessie Simms
Papers, 1807-1977
2 microfilm reels : negative

Consists of genealogies and photographs, 1807-1977. Also includes a scrapbook containing genealogical information concerning the Thetford and Lynn families in Jack County, Texas.
 
Sheridan, Jack Walrath
Papers, 1877-1979
17,785 leaves

Includes correspondence, literary productions, photographs, printed material, financial material, and scrapbook material pertaining to Sheridan's experiences in World War II in the United States Army Air Force 350th Bombardment Squadron, his novels and stories, his travels, his newspaper and radio work, and his personal life. The collection bulks (1928-1970) with manuscripts, correspondence, and galley proofs pertaining to his novels. Of particular interest are materials and personnel lists pertaining to the 350th Bombardment Squadron.
An editor, author, columnist, and radio personality, Sheridan was born in 1916 in Los Angeles, California. He attended San Mateo Junior College and later served in the United States Army Air Force during World War II. He was a newspaper writer in San Francisco, California, and Wichita Falls, Texas, and began work at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal in Lubbock, Texas, in 1955, serving as Arts Editor until 1972. He also hosted a program on KFYO radio in Lubbock, Texas. Sheridan was instrumental in organizing many local cultural events, including the Lubbock Symphony and Civic Lubbock, Inc. He authored fiction and non-fiction novels that include: They Never Had It So Good (1946), Mischief Done (1947), Mamie Brandon (1950), Girl From Town (1953), Fire in the Flesh (1960), Down the Road a Piece (1962), Hint of Thunder (1964), Circle of Friends (1965), The Scornful Madonna (1965), Touch of Irony (1965). Sheridan died in 1987 in Amarillo, Texas.
 
Sherrill, David W.
Papers, 1938-1968
89 leaves

The collection includes correspondence, printed material irrigation surveys, newsclippings, maps, and photographs documenting Sherrill's work as a County Agricultural Agent and Area Irrigation Specialist. Bulks (1955-1968) with printed material on agricultural irrigation and water and soil management.
Sherrill was a county agricultural agent and area irrigation specialist. He was born in 1909 in Kerens, Texas, and graduated with a B.S. degree from Texas A&M (1931). He was employed by the Texas Agricultural Extension Service from 1933 to the mid 1960s and served in Coryell, Hockley, and Lubbock counties as a county agriculture agent. From 1957 through his 1964 retirement, Sherrill was employed as an area irrigation specialist. He served as a captain in World War II and later was active in civic organizations.
 
Shields, William Walker
Papers, 1925-1944
80 leaves

Includes correspondence, financial material, legal material, printed material, and scrapbook material related to Shield's various interests.
Shields was a West Texas cotton farmer, who held lands in Collingsworth County, Texas, and eastern New Mexico. He moved to Roseos, Texas, and became involved with the Boys' Club.
 
Shurbert, Marvin
Papers, 1954-1983
2 boxes and 1 wallet (2.1 linear feet)

Includes correspondence, reports, charts, graphs, financial material, maps, photographs, patents, legal documents, scrapbook material, newsclippings, handbooks, newsletters, and other printed items, all relating to Shurbert's association with the Texas Water Development Board.
Shurbert was associated with the Texas Water Development Board. In 1963, he was the plaintiff for the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1 to determine the legality of a depletion allowance on his tax return for irrigation water. This landmark case against the U.S. government established a redefinition of water as a natural resource and brought about the need for better conservation measures for the Ogallala Aquifer.
 
Sidwell, Raymond
Papers, 1943-1951
106 leaves

Includes printed materials including Sidwell's article reprints in Sedimentary Petrology and American Mineralogist journals.
Born in Nebo, Illinois, in 1892, Sidwell attended the University of Iowa, where he received his B.A. (1925), M.A. (1926) and Ph.D. (1928). At Texas Technological College he worked as an assistant professor (1928-1932), associate professor (1932-1944) and full professor of geology(1945-1958). He also served as head of the department. Sidwell specialized in studying the origins and alterations of sediments. He published numerous articles for scholarly publications focusing upon such topics and examined sedimentary alterations in the terrain of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. He is a member of the Society of Economic Paleontology and Mineral Sedimentation and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Sidwell served as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Army during World War I (1917-1918), and married in 1926. He returned to his farm in Illinois after retiring from Texas Tech.
 
Siler, Bob
Papers, 1929-1967
1 microfilm reel (20 ft.) : negative

Consists of a scrapbook (1929-1944), newspaper clippings (1950-1967) and a playbill.  Siler was a member of Harley Sadler's traveling road show during the 1930s and 1940s.
 
Silverton City Council (Texas)
Records, 1925-1968
1 microfilm reel (80 ft.) : negative

Consists of Silverton City, Texas, Council minutes.
 
Silverton Fire Department (Texas)
Collection, 1945
1 microfilm reel (15 ft.) : negative

The collection consists of a booklet containing a membership list and the bylaws of the Silverton, Texas Volunteer Department (1945).
 
Silvius, Mrs. J. W.
Papers, 1930-1945
51 leaves

Contains a photo album with Silvius family pictures. Most photos are unidentified and undated; however, some appear to date to the early 1900s. Also contains two letters from Dr. Leo L. Spears.
Mrs. Silvius was a resident of Denver, Colorado, during the 1930s.
 
Simmons, Mae
Papers, 1943-1977
1 microfilm reel (40 ft.): negative

Includes newspaper clippings, programs, correspondence, photographs, three scrapbooks (1943-1977) that concern the life and career of Mae Simmons.
Simmons was a school teacher and administrator in Lubbock, Texas for 29 years. Mae Simmons Community Center and Mae Simmons City Park in Lubbock are named for her. Born in Navarro, Dawson County, Simmons moved to Lubbock in 1939 and then to Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1978.

Simpson, Ira
Papers, undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Item is a written description of Mr. Ira Simpson’s experiences as a prisoner of war in Europe as well as an article describing the living conditions and disposition of POW’s in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.  Mr. Simpson is the National Director of the South Central region of the American Ex-Prisoners of War.   He was instrumental in arranging for state scrapbooks and records and individual POW accounts to be housed at the Southwest Collection.

Six-State High Plains-Ogallala Aquifer Area Study
Records, 1964-1982 and undated
89 boxes (93 linear feet)

    Collection of materials related to the research involved with the Six-State High Plains – Ogallala Aquifer Area Study.   All items deal with water in the Ogallala Aquifer as a resource for the region.  Such materials included published works, raw data, charts, overheads, maps, rough drafts of their publications, and correspondence from each state that participated in the study: Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Nebraska.  For further details, click here:  6-State.
    The Six-State High Plains Ogallala Aquifer Area Study also known as the High Plains Study began in 1976 with federal funding to examine the present and future water resources.  Targeting the water sensitive region which included Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Nebraska the study was empowered to formulate plans that would increase water supplies.  The entire study was highly organized from the review board, project director and manager and technical consulting panel.  The project was broken into their respected levels from State Research to Regional Assessments and Administration.

Skaggs, Jimmy M.
Papers, 1965-1968
165 leaves

Contains drafts and published literary productions, one class paper, one map, and one résumé. All literary productions deal with the Southwest, with several pertaining to cattle men and cattle trails.
An educator, author, and historian, Skaggs was born in 1940 in Gorman, Texas. He received his B.S. from Sul Ross State University in 1962 and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Texas Tech University in 1965 and 1970, respectively. He taught in the Lubbock, Texas, public schools from 1962-1965, and taught in the Texas Tech University History Department as an instructor and served as an archivist for the Southwest Collection at Texas Tech University from 1965-1973. He has been a professor of American Studies and Economics at Wichita State University since 1973. Skaggs holds membership in the Texas State Historical Association, West Texas Historical Association, and the Texas Folklore Society. Skaggs died in 1996
 
Skibell, Norma Glassman
Papers, 1921-1948
1 microfilm reel (30 ft.) : negative

Consists of three wedding albums that document the following: the wedding of Norma Glassman to Albert Skibell; the wedding of Norma's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfort Glassman; and Alfort Glassman's second wedding to Anna Cohen in 1948.
The wedding of Norma Glassman and Albert Skibell was the second Jewish wedding in Lubbock, Texas. They were married January 12, 1941 on the 20th anniversary of Norma's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfort Glassman. Both families are long time Lubbock merchants and civic leaders.

Slagle, Alton H.
Papers, 1999
1 wallet (0.1 linear ft.)

    Manuscript entitled "Alton Slagle's Life," by Jo S. Stone, begun 11/10/1999, 117 pages.  Alton Slagle was a special reporter for the New York Daily News in New York City and frequently wrote on space-related subjects. Slagle, a Lubbock native, was a graduate of Texas Technological College. He was influenced by his father who had been a night managing editor at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal before becoming editor and part-owner of a farm magazine, Southwestern Crop and Stock. While attending Texas Tech, Slagle interned in the summers at the Amarillo Globe-News.  Ms. Jo S. Stone, Slagle's sister, donated the collection on behalf of her brother, who is now deceased.

Slaton, Oscar L.
Family papers, 1858-1925
198 leaves

Includes the family's personal and business correspondence, financial material, photographs, and a diary.
Slaton was an early pioneer, land agent, and Lubbock County businessman. The town of Slaton, Texas, is named for him.
 
Slaton Chamber of Commerce (Texas)

Records, 1923-1977
1 microfilm reel (80 ft.) : negative

Contains the minutes of the Slaton Chamber of Commerce and the Slaton Board of City Development and lists of directors for the Chamber of Commerce and the Board of City Development.
 
Slaughter, Alexander Averill, 1881-1931
Papers, 1878-1966 and undated
26 boxes and 26 ledgers (31 linear feet)

    Includes correspondence, financial material, legal records, daily journals and cash books, literary productions, some printed material, and photographs. The collection bulks with the minute details relevant to the daily operation of a ranching enterprise in West Texas and eastern New Mexico, and later (post-1937), the development of the petroleum industry in West Texas.
    A rancher and entrepreneur, Slaughter was born in 1881 as the third son of Colonel C. C. Slaughter. He served in an official capacity in the family-owned-and-operated C. C. Slaughter Cattle Company. Slaughter died in 1931. His widow, Dorothy L. Slaughter, assumed direction of the estate in 1931 and participated in the development of the petroleum industry in West Texas.  For further details, click here:  AASlaughter.
 
Slaughter, Allie D.

Papers, 1891-1947 and undated
1 box (0.3 linear feet)

    Collection concerns the Slaughter estate, including Allie’s children’s inheritance; her grandsons’ letters and copies of her letters after George M. Slaughter’s death.  For further details, click here:   ASlaughter.
 
Slaughter, C. C., Cattle Company

Records, 1912-1964
7 boxes (7 linear feet)

    Consists of financial material in the form of cancelled checks of the C. C. Slaughter Cattle Company from 1912-1964.  For further details, click here:  Slaughter.
 
Slaughter, Christopher Columbus
Papers, 1876-1953 and undated
1 box (1 linear foot)

    Includes correspondence, financial and legal material, photographs, and printed material pertaining to Slaughter and his family. Bulks (1876-1921) with correspondence written to him by his second wife Carrie Averill Slaughter, and with legal materials pertaining to Slaughter's death and the division of his estate (1921). Of particular interest is a speech written by Slaughter in 1907 entitled "The Passing of the Range" and his scrapbook pertaining to the Confederate Veteran's Reunion held in Dallas, Texas, in 1902.  For further details, click here:  CCSlaughter.
    A trail driver, Texas Ranger, banker, philanthropist, and cattleman, Slaughter was born in 1837 in Sabine County, Texas. With his father, George Webb Slaughter, and his brothers, he established a frontier ranch in Palo Pinto County, Texas, in 1857. He participated in the Civil War as frontier militia and also served in the Texas Rangers. Slaughter drove cattle over the Chisholm Trail and later moved operations to West Texas where, by 1905, he owned 40,000 head of cattle and controlled over one million acres. Slaughter was the founder of the American National Bank of Dallas (1884), co-founder of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (1877), the Texas Baptist Education Commission (1897) and Baylor Hospital of Dallas, Texas (1904). He died in 1919 in Dallas, Texas.
 
Slaughter, Carrie Averill
Family Papers, 1862-1960
1 microfilm reel (50 ft.) : negative

    Consists of Slaughter family scrapbooks and genealogies (1862-1960). Also includes genealogies of the Averill and Sherman families and news clippings relating to the Slaughter estate settlement.  Carrie was the wife of C. C. Slaughter, who was a rancher, banker, and trail driver.
 
Slaughter, George Morgan
Papers, 1879-1973 and undated
1 microfilm reel and 2 boxes (2 linear feet)

    The collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, biographical information, genealogical data, poetry and essays, and scrapbooks. The majority of the correspondence is between George Morgan Slaughter and his father, Colonel C. C. Slaughter. The scrapbooks contain the writings of E. M. Pierce as well as newspaper clippings on the Slaughter family, the "Long S" ranch, and the prize Hereford bull, "Sir Bredwell." Other newspaper clippings include the story of Jack Alley, an employee of the Slaughter family for forty years. Several notebooks contain essays on George M. Slaughter and his wife, Alice Louise Donohoo Slaughter, while others contain genealogical information on the descendants of C. C. Slaughter.
    George Morgan Slaughter, the eldest son of C. C. Slaughter, by his first wife, Cynthia Ann Jowell, was born in Palo Pinto, Texas, on November 2, 1862. He received formal training both in Texas schools and at the Virginia Military Institute, and later served in the Spanish-American War. He married Alice Louise Donohoo and they had three children. Slaughter managed ranches for his father in West Texas and New Mexico and became a prominent cattle breeder. In 1910 he was elected president of the Panhandle Cattle Raisers Association. He moved to Roswell, New Mexico, in 1900, where he served as a president of the American National Bank. George Morgan Slaughter died on the Cochran County, Texas, ranch on July 15, 1915, and was buried in Roswell.  For further details, click here:  GSlaughter.
 
Slaughter Land and Cattle Company

Records, 1909-1916 and undated
1 box and 1 wallet (0.4 linear feet)

    Concerns various business and financial transactions of the Slaughter Land and Cattle Company in Mexico while George M. Slaughter served as its president.  For further details, click here:  SlaughterLCC.
 
Slaughter, Luther

Papers, 1925-1954 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Collection contains correspondence of Luther Slaughter from Saint Jo, Texas.  For further details, click here:  LSlaughter.
 
Slaughter, Robert Lee, Jr.
Papers, 1921-1960 and undated
4 boxes (4.0 linear feet)

    Includes correspondence, financial materials, maps, and photographs. The collection bulks (1938-1956) with financial documents and with correspondence between R. L. Slaughter, Jr. and Ira Wells regarding the operation of the ranch.
    A rancher, oilman, and entrepreneur, Slaughter was born in 1892, and was a grandson of C. C. Slaughter. He operated (1915-1916) the family's 300,000 acre ranch in Sonora, Mexico, until forced to leave as a result of the Mexican Revolution. Slaughter then operated the family ranch in West Texas and became involved with the growth of the oil industry in Hockley County, Texas. He died in 1969.  For further details, click here:  RSlaughter.
 
Smart, Walter V. V.

Papers, undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Bulks with reminiscences of Walter V. V. Smart, who was born in New York and later settled in Oklahoma.

Smauley, Marge
Papers, 1988
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

     The item is a seventeen-page type-written manuscript by Marge Smauley of Matador, Texas concerning her life around and on the Matador Ranch and in West Texas.
     Marge Smauley was born on June 16, 1921 in Munday, Knox County, Texas.  Her parents were share crop farmers.  In 1927 the family moved to Motley County and continued farming on a small scale.  Marge married Shorty (Clarence Coston) Smauley on December 17, 1938, a cowboy from the Matador Ranch.  Her life story reminiscences about the hard life that cowboys and farmers faced during the first half of the Twentieth Century living in West Texas.

Smith, Billee Rhodes
Papers, 1927-1972
2 microfilm reels : negative

Includes correspondence, legal documents, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and photographs concerning the Helms family, Rhodes family, George Washington Helms, John Jackson Helms, and DeWitt County, Texas. Bulks with genealogical data concerning Billee Rhodes Smith's family, particularly the Helms family.
Smith, a housewife, flower show judge, and landscape designer, was born in 1928 in Stanton, Martin County, Texas.
 
Smith, Charles E.
Papers, 1988
45 leaves

Includes a typed manuscript of Smith's reminiscences of his earlier years as a pioneer, cowboy, soldier, and realtor, including views of Oklahoma, Southeastern New Mexico, West Texas and Lubbock, Texas. The work is entitled From Oxwagon to Man in the Moon.
Charles E. Smith grew up in Oklahoma, while it was still Indian Territory, and worked as a cowboy before investing in ranching and real estate in southeastern New Mexico and West Texas. He served in the Army during World War I and became involved in the border troubles around El Paso.
 
Smith, David T.
Papers, 1898-1918
55 leaves

Includes correspondence and an autograph book pertaining to David T. Smith. The correspondence deals primarily with discussions of everyday life on topics ranging from the weather to personal relationships. One letter from Smith's sister, Mattie Montgomery, discusses World War I and expresses her sentiments toward the war.
David T. Smith lived in Gorman and Carbon, both located in Eastland County, Texas.
 
Smith, Preston E.
Papers, 1930-1975 and undated
1,500,000 leaves

    The collection consists of correspondence, audit reports, general files, legislative session documents, reports, campaign material, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and memorabilia, which contains an abundance of information about Texas politics, education, community development, highway safety, and crime prevention. The materials also include personal papers and correspondence, State Senator files, Lieutenant Governor files, central files with an index, public information documents, and financial material.  For further details, click here:  PSmith.
    Born in 1912 in Williamson County, Texas, Smith moved with his family to a farm 14 miles west of Lamesa in 1923. He graduated from Lamesa High School in 1930 and received his B.B.A. from Texas Technological College in 1934. Smith married Ima Smith in 1935 and the two became parents of two children. In 1944, Smith was elected to the Texas House of Representatives where he served three terms. He moved to the Texas Senate in 1956, and served three terms there as well. In 1962 Smith was elected Lieutenant Governor, and in 1968, Preston Smith was elected the Governor of Texas. His professional accomplishments include: the establishment of more state universities and medical and dental facilities; the implementation of the Criminal Justice Council for the prevention of crime; the initiation of the first comprehensive drug abuse program; an Early Childhood Development Program; and the establishment of the Texas Urban Development Commission. In 1973, the Smiths returned to Lubbock where Preston is active in banking, real estate, and oil and gas interests.

Smith, Preston E.
Papers, 1998 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    The collection consists of a set of commissioned papers, memorial bulletins on Ima Smith, the wife of Preston Smith, and invitation cards and commemorative scrolls for the opening of the Preston Smith Library of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
    Preston Smith was the Governor of Texas for two terms during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.  He is also known for signing into law the legislation that created the Texas Tech University School of Medicine.

Smith, John Lee
Papers, 1906-1956
10,403 leaves

Includes correspondence, financial and legal material, printed material, photographs, literary productions, scrapbooks, and albums.
A lawyer and politician, Smith was born in 1894 in Chico, Texas, and moved to Throckmorton, Texas, at the age of six. He served in the Army during World War I and afterward went into law. He was elected Throckmorton County Judge in 1920 and admitted to the Texas bar in 1927. He was elected to the Texas Senate in 1940 and to the first of two terms as Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1942. Smith unsuccessfully ran for governor in 1946. He practiced law in Lubbock from 1947 until his death in 1963.
 
Smith, Wilmer
Papers, 1959-1985
137 leaves

The collection includes correspondence, legal material, printed material, and miscellaneous material related to Smith's involvement as President of Texas Technological College's Ex-Student Association and as a member on the Board of Directors. Also includes an evaluation form for Farm Credit Managers and a synopsis of the Farm Credit Act Amendments of 1985.
Smith is a cotton farmer and director of the Central Bank of Cooperatives in Houston, Texas. He was born in 1912 in New Home, Texas, and is a graduate of Texas Technological College (1939). Smith served as President of the Ex-Student Association and as a member of the Board of Directors of Texas Tech University.
 
Smith House Family Restaurant (Crosbyton, Texas)

Records, 1907-1976
2 microfilm reels : negative

Consists of financial documents, hotel registers, and miscellaneous material.
The Smith House was built for Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank Smith by Dave Weller. The main building was completed in 1921, while the east and west wings were completed later. The 32 room hotel and restaurant was the scene of many community activities, banquets and dances. The building was restored by the Bassett family in 1982.
 
Smylie Family
Papers, 1910-1967
1 microfilm reel (10 ft.) : negative

Consists of information about the Smylie family descendants. Included are family history materials (1944-1967), a genealogical chart, photographs, and printed material.
James and William Smylie settled in North Carolina in 1776, moving from Arguelshire, Scotland. Descendants include Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Smylie, early settlers of Plainview, Texas.
 
Sneed, Arch
Papers, 1937-1940
1 microfilm reel (2 ft.) : negative

Consists of scrapbook material relating to Arch Sneed. Includes newspaper clippings, photographs, and printed material (1937-1940 and undated).
Sneed was a cowboy for the XIT Ranch from May 1901 until November 1904. He worked for the Rock Island Railroad from 1904 until 1951 as an engineer.
 
Snider, Clarence
Papers, 1841-1975
1,792 leaves

Includes correspondence, financial materials, and printed material. Bulks (1913-1923) with correspondence and other materials pertaining to Snider's activities as a scoutmaster.
Banker, scoutmaster, and local historian, Snider was a resident of Brady, Texas, and involved in the Boy Scouts of America, Knights Templer, and the Masons. He served in the U.S. military during World War I. Snider was a member of the Brady Presbyterian Church and wrote a history of both the church and the Brady Masonic Lodge.
 
Snodgrass, S. E.
Papers, 1906-1907
203 leaves

Consists of financial material and includes a single ledger (1906-1907) pertaining to Snodgrass' pharmacy business.
Snodgrass owned and operated a drug and general merchandise store in Desdemona (Eastland County), Texas.
 
Soash, William Pulver
Papers, 1894-1967 and undated
5 boxes (5.0 linear feet)

    The collection includes business and personal correspondence, legal and financial material, printed and scrapbook materials, land advertisements, small maps, and posters.  It bulks (1900-1950) with business files and correspondence of Soash’s real estate company, and also includes copies of the Soash-produced magazine, The Golden West and information on C. C. Slaughter.  For further details, click here:  Soash.
    A real estate developer and land colonizer in early twentieth century, Soash was born in 1877. He founded the W. P. Soash Land Company in 1905. Operating from Waterloo, Iowa, and later in Florida and West Texas, he sold land developments in the Midwest, the Plains States, and Florida, but principally in Texas. He founded, with members of the C. C. Slaughter family, the Lone Star Land Company in 1924. Soash was extensively engaged in the sale and purchase of oil leases and royalty, generally for others, in the late 1930s. He opened West Texas and Panhandle ranch lands for colonization, including lands in Hockley, Cochran, Lamb, Hale, Borden, Martin, and Howard counties. The towns of Ware and Olton, Texas, were two of his successful projects. He was married to Minnie Hasse, and served in World War I as a second lieutenant in the Texas Cavalry. Soash was also a member of the Methodist church and a Mason. He died in 1961.
 
Society for Range Management (Texas Section)
Records, 1949-1992
4 boxes (4 linear feet)

   These records document the operations of the Texas Section of the Society for Range Management over roughly a 40 year span.  Records abound on the activities and business affairs of the Society’s numerous committees through which the Society operated and conducted business.  Other records relate to organization matters such as those relating to the Board of Directors, financial matters, youth activities, including the Range Camp, membership information and annual meetings of the Texas Section.  For further details, click here:  Range.
    Established in 1948, the purpose of the Society for Range Management (SRM) is to study, conserve, manage and sustain the varied resources of range lands around the world.  Founded in 1950, the Texas Section of the SRM sponsors a diverse range of activities to achieve these goals in Texas.  These include field days, symposiums, tours, a general meeting held annually and the publication of a newsletter.  Sam Coleman served on various committees and was archivist of the SRM, Texas Section.  He served as the Texas Section president in1982.

Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1956-1971
270 leaves

Contains printed material and newspaper clippings pertaining to the society. Bulks with programs of shows.
The Lubbock chapter was chartered in August 1945--the first chartered in Texas. The chapter presents an annual program with the proceeds given to various charities. The national organization was founded in 1938 by Owen Cash and Rupert Hall in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
 
Soffar, Allan

Papers, 1974
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection contains Allan Soffar’s dissertation entitled "Differing Views of the Gospel of Efficiency: Conservation Controversies between Agriculture and Interior, 1892-1938".

Sohns, Fiona and Oscar
Papers, 1871-1872
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Contains two photocopied letters.  One letter is written by a friend or relative to William Sutherlin Family (1871), and the other written by W. T. Magness to William Sutherlin (1872).
    William Sutherlin is the great grandfather of Fiona Emde Sohns.  W. T. Magness is the first cousin of Mr. Sutherlin.  Mr. Sutherlin lived in Little Red, Arkansas.

Sonnamaker, Virgil
Virgil & Eunice Redwine-Sonnamaker papers, 1863-1974
1 microfilm reel (50 ft.) : negative

Includes correspondence, legal material, photographs, financial documents, genealogical data, and printed material relating to the Redwine and Sonnamaker families.
Sonnamaker was an early settler of Haskell County, Texas. Eunice Redwine, daughter of pioneer Samuel Jackson Redwine, married Virgil Sonnamaker in Haskell, Texas.
 
South Overton Residential Historic District (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1996
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Items are a National Register of Historic Places Registration Form for 1996 and images of the Overton Residential District in Lubbock, Texas.  The forms were used to designate the South Overton Residential District as part of the National Register of Historic Places.

Sonora, Mexico
Collection, 1897
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Item is a bill of sale receipt from Senior Guillermo N. Sosa and Don Antonio Calderon to J. C. Waterman.  The place is called La Dura in the district of Ures in the State of Sonora, Mexico.  This financial document was executed in Hermosilla on April 12, 1897.  This document is in Spanish.
    Sonora, Mexico is located south of the State of Arizona.  It has an acreage of 70,484 square miles with a population of about 1.9 million.  Hermosilla is the capital of Sonora.  It is predominately mountainous with surrounding desert regions.

South Plains Army Air Field
Records, 1993-1998 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Mainly correspondence, Silent Wings periodicals, membership roster, and publications on the combat glider squadron of the South Plains Army Air Field in Lubbock, Texas.   The South Plains Army Air Field located where the current Lubbock International Airport is at today was responsible for training glider pilots to fly motorless planes such as Hal E. Robinson.  They were used extensively in World War II to fly troops and equipment into a battle zone.

South Plains Children’s Shelter
Records, 1977-1981 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection includes Administrator’s reports of the South Plains Children’s Shelter as well as scrapbook material.

South Plains Council Boy Scouts of America
Collection, 1985-1988
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    The collection contains newsletters, registration forms, rosters, activity sheets, meeting notices and some ephemera concerning the South Plains Council Boy Scouts of America, No. 694 and its association with the West Texas Data Processing Management.
    The South Plains Council Boy Scouts of America, No. 694, meet in the City of Lubbock, Texas.  Kathleen Hennessey associate professor of Computer Science at Texas Tech University formed the Explorer Post No. 820 during the late 1980s in order to encourage boy scouts members and give them an opportunity to work with computers.

South Plains Genealogical Society
Collection, 1976-1978 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Is comprised of obituaries of various Lubbock, Texas residents.
 
South Plains Iris Society (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1963-1999
1 wallet (0.2 linear feet)

    Collection of mostly printed materials such as their annual show programs (1964-1999) and yearbooks (1963-1999).  The programs and yearbooks detail the Society's activities, show rules, membership roster, officers' names, constitution and rules, and history.  
    The South Plains Iris Society, Lubbock's branch (Region 17) of the American Iris Society, has been actively involved with promoting interest in and the culture of all plants of the genus iris.  They are also closely associated with the Lubbock Texas Council of Garden Clubs.  They hold their meetings once a month at the Lubbock Garden and Arts Center and every year they host a show of their best works in the horticulture of the iris.

South Plains Music Teachers Association
Records, 1923-1961
733 leaves

Contains correspondence, general office files, programs, printed material, newsclippings, and other miscellaneous items related to the teaching of music.
This association of area music teachers was organized in 1923, and is affiliated with the National Music Teachers' Association.

South Plains Quilters Guild
Records, 1978-2006
3 boxes (3 linear feet) and 1 oversized (quilts)

The collection contains correspondence, directories, financial material, handwritten notes, legal material, newspapers, periodicals, photographs, printed material, and scrapbooks, all created during its various years of operation. Several quilts and awards from the organization are also present.
In July of 1976, Betty Arper coordinated an all-day quilting bee as a Special Event at the Mahon Library in Lubbock, Texas. Area quilt makers brought quilts for display and demonstrated methods of quilt making. The event aroused so much interest that several of those present decided to organize a quilting group.
The first meeting was held in the Garden and Arts Center in Lubbock, Texas on January 25, 1977. Approximately 40 persons attended and displayed about 100 quilts, and gave the history of each quilt. An organizational meeting was set, and on March 1, 1977, the group was formed. The Quilting B's was chosen for the name. Betty Arper was elected president. On October 8, 1978, the name of the organization was changed to The South Plains Quilters Guild. Dot Lawson served as the first president of the new guild.
At the time of this publication, the guild participates in community activities including the annual Lubbock Arts Festival, the Ranching Heritage Center's Ranch Day and Candlelight at Christmas. Annual exhibits of quilts are hung in the Mahon Library with occasional exhibits in the Garden and Arts Center. Quilts made by guild members hang in the local Ronald McDonald House.
The SPQG Logo was designed by Carrie Lou Holtman. The banner was constructed by Martha Spears, Edna Thompson, Donna Locke, Syble Tarrance, and Carrie Lou Holtman. The Windmill block signifies the importance of water to the semi-arid region around Lubbock. The border is quilted with cotton bolls – cotton being the major money crop of the area.

South Plains Quilters Guild
Records, 1977-2012 and undated
2 boxes (2 linear feet)

The Records contains correspondence, financial materials, periodicals, organizational records, photographs, other printed material, and scrapbooks. These materials document all aspects of the South Plains Quilters Guild from 1977 to 2012, including events such as the Dallas Quilt Celebration, financial operations, and even its monthly/yearly meetings.
In July of 1976, Betty Arper coordinated an all-day quilting bee as a Special Event at the Mahon Library in Lubbock, Texas. Area quilt makers brought quilts for display and demonstrated methods of quilt making. The event aroused so much interest that several of those present decided to organize a quilting group.
The first meeting was held in the Garden and Arts Center in Lubbock, Texas on January 25, 1977. Approximately 40 persons attended and displayed about 100 quilts, and gave the history of each quilt. An organizational meeting was set, and on March 1, 1977, the group was formed. The Quilting B's was chosen for the name. Betty Arper was elected president. On October 8, 1978, the name of the organization was changed to The South Plains Quilters Guild. Dot Lawson served as the first president of the new guild.
At the time of this publication, the guild participates in community activities including the annual Lubbock Arts Festival, the Ranching Heritage Center's Ranch Day and Candlelight at Christmas. Annual exhibits of quilts are hung in the Mahon Library with occasional exhibits in the Garden and Arts Center. Quilts made by guild members hang in the local Ronald McDonald House.
The SPQG Logo was designed by Carrie Lou Holtman. The banner was constructed by Martha Spears, Edna Thompson, Donna Locke, Syble Tarrance, and Carrie Lou Holtman. The Windmill block signifies the importance of water to the semi-arid region around Lubbock. The border is quilted with cotton bolls – cotton being the major money crop of the area.

South Plains Plant Society
Records, 1974-1997
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Collection of the organization's yearbooks (1981-1997) and flower show schedules (1974-1997).  It is not a complete set.
    The South Plains Plant Society's objective is to promote interest in the culture of horticulture for the best quality.  The plant society helps to popularize a variety of plants such as roses and dahlias.  Organized in 1972, they also host annual flower shows.

South Plains Writers Association
Records, 1973-1980 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Bulks with correspondence and scrapbook material on the South Plains Writers Association.

Southland Life Insurance Company
Collection, 1957-1965
52 leaves

Contains brochures, annual reports, invitations, and programs pertaining to Southland Life Insurance Company. Also includes invitations to the grand opening of the Sheraton-Dallas Hotel and the dedication of the Southland Center on April 12-14, 1959.
Founded in 1908 in Dallas, Texas, the company expanded to encompass dozens of field offices across the southern and western United States.

Southwest Academic Library Consortium (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Records, 1965-1980
11,238 leaves

Contains materials pertaining to the consortium's grants and disbursement, minutes, financial material, and miscellaneous material pertaining to consortium membership. Also includes copies of the survey of Reciprocal Policies and Procedures conducted by the organization.
This is an organization to promote library cooperation among colleges and universities in New Mexico, West Texas, and Western Oklahoma. Founded March 15, 1967, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, it is headquartered at Zimmerman Library at the University of New Mexico, and holds biannual meetings. In 1979, the consortium dissolved and reorganized as the Southwest Academic Library Compact to continue providing copy at no charge for members and interlibrary loan service.
 
Southwest Compress and Warehouse Association

Records, 1913-1974
ca. 16,000 leaves

Contains correspondence, legal and financial material, printed materials, photographs and literary productions pertaining to the association's workings within the Texas, Southern, and U.S. cotton industry. The collection bulks (1932-1973) with correspondence between Frank Brooks, the General Counsel and Secretary of the association, and other directing members of the organization, and with other cotton-related businesses with which the organization had dealings. Of particular interest are documents outlining preferred political candidates in Texas elections, as well as correspondence dealing with tariffs, loading, marking and shipping problems, and legislative issues affecting the cotton industry.
Originated in 1899 as Texas Compress Association, the organization became the Texas-Oklahoma Compress Association in 1927, and in 1932 became the Southwest Compress and Warehouse Association. It was absorbed by the national Southwestern Association and disbanded in 1972.
 
Southwest Compress and Warehouse Association

Records, 1956-1963
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection consists of bulletins from the Southwestern Compress and Warehouse Association’s mains office in Dallas, Texas to all members.
 
Southwest Conference

Records, 1914-1996 and undated
333 boxes (336 linear feet)

    Collection of the day-to-day business records of the Southwest Athletic Conference consisting of correspondence, memorandums, financial material, media guides, game programs, and memorabilia. The collection is organized by series such as football, basketball, championships, and compliance, marketing, and administrative files.  For further details, click here:  SWAC.
    The Southwest Conference was an athletic organization that began in May 6, 1914 and represented the universities from a particular region of the United  States, namely Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. It promoted awareness, spirit, and unity in an area of the country that generated many legends in sports. At its inception, it had eight schools as members: Baylor University, Rice University, University of Texas, Texas A&M University, University of Arkansas, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma A&M ( Oklahoma State), and Southwestern University. Only four of the original schools, Baylor University, Rice University, University of Texas, and Texas A & M University, remained among the conference's eight members when it was disbanded in 1996. Along the way, Texas Tech, Houston, Texas Christian, and Southern Methodist had joined the conference. Administrative offices of the conference were located in Dallas, Texas. 

Southwest Conference
Records, 1914-1996
1 box (1 linear foot)

Collection contains the original minutes of the Southwest Athletic Conference (SWAC), 1914-1923, and several media guides from the SWAC office and member universities such as Baylor and University of Texas.  The rest of consists of manuals and directories of contacts, procedures, and committees.  This collection includes more materials for the above collection.  For a brief history of the organization see the above description.

 
Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute

Records, 1969-1982
1,629 leaves

Contains correspondence about annual meetings, minutes of board meetings, and printed material related to the ongoing activities of the organization.
The organization was established in 1954 to foster, gather, and disseminate information with reference to parks and recreation facilities, grounds, programs, and other objectives. It also works to promote a greater degree of professionalism among those in the park and recreation profession, by encouraging and supporting those colleges which train people in these fields. The organization holds an annual meeting at Lake Texoma Lodge in Kingston, Oklahoma.
 
Southwest Research Associates (Lubbock, Texas)

Records, 1991-1993
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

   The collection consists of political telephone surveys from Lubbock, Texas entitled “The Pulse of America.  “The Pulse of America” surveys were performed by Southwest Research Associates.   The organization capitalized on the notoriety gained by Lubbock, Texas, when President George Bush referred to the city’s public values as the “Pulse of America”.

Southwest Theatre Conference
Records, 1953-1967
550 leaves

Contains printed material and essays pertaining to drama and the Southwest Theatre Conference. The collection bulks (1953-1955) with essays and addresses written for annual conventions. Of particular interest is an address written by playwright Arthur Miller for the 1953 convention in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
The conference was founded in 1948 as a non-profit organization to foster educational theater in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. The name has since changed to the Southwest Theatre Association.
 
Southwestern Bell Telephone Company (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1924-1925
51 leaves, 2 microfilm reels : negative

Contains two typewritten reports detailing economic and business conditions in Lubbock and Plainview, Texas. The reports include statistics on population, climate, cotton production, construction, and telephone lines. Printed statistics and a history of Southwestern Bell in Lubbock are located in the reference file. The microfilm reels contain printed material relating to general news and information about the company, various events and personalities, and early telephone franchise ordinances between certain cities in West Texas and various telephone companies.
Southwestern Bell Telephone Company began operating in Lubbock, Texas, in 1910 after purchasing the Staked Plains Telephone Company.

Southwestern Historical Association
Records, 1976-2001
1 box (0.3 linear feet)

    Box contains materials consisting of minutes and treasurer’s reports, correspondence, and financial documents concerning the business activities of the Southwestern Historical Association, an affiliate of the Southwestern Social Science Association.   The Southwest Historical Association is an academic organization among southwestern colleges and universities to promote the interest in history.

Southwestern Political Science Association
Records, 1965-1989
17,471 leaves

Contains general correspondence, financial material, general organizational files, printed programs, minutes, scrapbook material, rosters, and copies of papers read at annual meetings.
This is an academic organization among Southwestern Colleges and Universities to promote teaching and foster interest in political science.
 
Southwestern Political Science Association

Records, 1989-1991
1 box and 1 wallet (1.1 linear feet)

Is comprised of research papers presented at a meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association in Fort Worth, Texas. Also contains meeting minutes, budgeting and membership lists.
This is an academic organization among Southwestern Colleges and Universities to promote teaching and foster interest in political science.

Southwestern Political Science Association
Records, 1970-1998 and undated
1 box (1 linear feet)

    Collection contains correspondence, financial reports, papers from symposiums, meeting notes, memos, minutes, newsletters, programs, and questionnaires of the Southwestern Political Science Association (SWPSA).   The SWPSA is a scholarly organization that is regionally based and supports to further the education, academics, and discipline of political science.


Southwestern Public Service Company

Records, 1944-1967
561 leaves

Contains printed material in the form of advertisements, form letters, one magazine, information to company stockholders, financial reports, and one board meeting program. Bulks (1944-1963) with Securities Exchange Commission Reports on the Southwestern Public Service Company. The form letters, the SEC reports, and stockholder information pertain to the financial position of Southwestern Public Service Company.
Formed in 1904 as the Roswell Electric Light Company, Southwestern Public Service Company evolved as a result of specification set forth by the Securities Exchange Commission under the Holiday Company Act of 1935.
 
Southwestern Social Science Association

Records, 1930-1999
18,142 leaves

Contains manuals of correspondence, committee reports, executive council reports, constitution and by-laws, Walter T. Watson files, annual meeting programs and schedules, and files relating to the Social Science Quarterly and the University of Texas Press. All relate to activities and meetings of the SWSSA, plus its relationship with Southwestern Sociological Association.
Established at University of Texas in 1918 as the Southwestern Political Science Association, the organization became the Southwestern Political and Social Science Association in 1923, and, then, the Southwestern Social Science Association in 1931. The oldest such regional association in the nation, it seeks to bring the social sciences together. The disciplines included are: economics, geography, history, political science, international studies, Slavic studies, women's studies, urban and regional planning, anthropology and minority studies. Its mouthpiece, the Social Science Quarterly, is published jointly with the University of Texas at Austin. The association holds annual spring meetings.

Southwestern Social Science Association
Records, 1991-1999
1 box (1 linear feet)

    Collection contains research papers for symposiums, meeting notes and minutes and reports of the Southwestern Social Science Association (SWSSA).  The SWSSA is a scholarly organization that is regionally based and supports to further the education, academics, and discipline of social science.

Southwestern Sociological Association
Records, 1920-1981
8,718 leaves, 469 slides, 7 audio tapes

Contains correspondence, legal and financial material, organizational and meeting material, printed material, lists, periodicals, slides, and audio recordings pertaining to the activities of the Southwestern Sociological Association. The collection bulks (1963-1974) with correspondence, organizational and meeting material, and printed material.
This association is an outgrowth of the Sociology section of the Southwestern Social Science Association founded in 1920. By 1972, the Southwestern Sociological Association described itself as a scientific association, yet sought harmony in the development of the social sciences by remaining affiliated with the larger Southwestern Social Science Association.
 
Southwestern Unitarian Universalist Church

Records, 1945-1989
24 boxes and 7 wallets (24.7 linear feet)

Contains organizational records and correspondence concerning the Unitarian Universalist Churches in the Southwest.
 
Southwestern Unitarian Universalist Conference

Records, 1983-1993
1 wallet (0.2 linear feet)

    Mostly publications from the Southwestern Unitarian Universalist Conference.  The Unitarians have an active religious organization and annually hold a conference of representatives of the Southwest region.

Southwestern Unitarian Universalist Conference
Records, 1958-1991
7 boxes (7 linear feet)

    Collection contains the records generate from the annual meetings of the Southwestern Unitarian Universalist Conference (SWUUC).    They include board minutes, annual reports, religious publications, programs, directories, financial material, convention material, and policy and procedures.  For further details, click here:   SWUUC.
    Southwestern Unitarian Universalist Conference (SWUUC) holds their annual meetings usually in East Texas or Oklahoma.  The SWUU is the regional organization for the Unitarians and Universalist.  Unitarians and Universalist practice a liberal approach to Christianity through social action and freedom of belief.

Southwestern Unitarian Universalist Women
Records, 1981-1992 and undated
2 wallets (0.2 linear feet)

Includes correspondence and notes pertaining to the Feminist Theology Award, an award granted by the Southwest Unitarian Universaliat Women. Also contains printed material and newsletters as well as notes from organized meetings.
This is the women’s branch of the Southwestern Universalist Conference, which holds seminars and engages in various programs and projects.
 
Southwestern Unitarian Universalist Women

Records, 1944-1987
2,609 leaves

Contains correspondence, financial material, general office material, minutes, programs, membership lists, reports, and scrapbook material pertaining to the organization's activities.
This is the women's branch of the Southwestern Unitarian Universalist Conference, which holds seminars and engages in various programs and projects.
 
Spade Ranch
Papers, 1939
1 oversized item (2 linear feet)

   The item is an oversized manuscript entitled Material Used in Colonization of Spade Ranch, by M. C. Ludeman, (Thesis: AC 805 T3 1939, no. 34).  In 1889 Isaac L. Ellwood bought about 128,000 acres of land which was the north pasture of the Snyder brothers’ ranch and called it the Spade Ranch.  Its brand resembled a shovel or spade.  The brand was registered in Mitchell, Hale, and Lubbock Counties in Texas.  Over the years more land was added and the headquarters was located in southeastern Lamb County.  The addition of the south pasture was in eastern Hockley County.  In 1924, W. L. Ellwood place a majority of the land for sale to farmers.  When the railroad arrived small towns like Anton, Spade, and Ropesville sprang to life.  By 1947, colonization of the old Spade Ranch was finished and only 21,754 acres remained with the Ellwood estate.

Sparkman, Mrs. C. M. (Gladys Porter)
Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
1 scrapbook and 1 wallet (1.1 linear feet)

Bulks with a scrapbook complied by Gladys Porter, an elementary school teacher, that deals with World War II and its impact on Fresno, California and the world in general. Also contains clippings from the Fresno Bee and other newspapers.
 
Sparkman, Florence
Papers, 1963
51 leaves

The collection consists of a copy of Ms. Sparkman's essay.
Sparkman was a graduate student in the Education Department of Hardin-Simmons University. The collection consists of a copy of Ms. Sparkman's essay, "A Study of the Ranching Industry as Reflected in the History of J. F. Newman." The essay fulfilled a course requirement and discussed the early history of Nolan County and Sweetwater, Texas.
 
Spearman City Council (Texas)

Records, 1921-1960
2 microfilm reels : negative

Consists of 4 minute books for the Spearman City Council. Spearman is located in Hansford County, Texas.
 
Spencer, Hal P.

Papers, 1936-1952
1 box (1 linear foot)

Collection contains photographs and printed material concerning Hickman Field, Hawaii. The printed material consists of reports and news bulletins. Hal P. Spencer was First Lieutenant, U.S. Army assigned to the Constructing Quartermaster of Hickman Field in 1936 or 1937. He build the installation and was stationed on the island during World War II. After the war he worked at Reese Air Force Base as a general engineer. He lived in Lubbock, Texas and is retired.
 
Spencer, Hamilton
Papers, 1907-1918
64 leaves

Includes a time book kept by Hamilton Spencer over an eleven-year period as hoist engineer.
Spencer was a hoist engineer for the Texas and Pacific Coal Company at Thurber, Texas during the boom years.
 
Spencer, Percy
Papers, 1907-1924
9 leaves

Includes certificates of appointment for Notary Public, Draft Board, and Deputy Food Administrator, plus a photocopy of a proclamation by Mayor Spencer for a memorial service for former President Woodrow Wilson.
Spencer was appointed a notary public of Terry County, Texas, by three governors. He later moved to Lubbock, Texas. During World War I he was appointed a U.S. Deputy Food Administrator and also supervised the Draft Board. During the 1920s Spencer was elected the mayor of Lubbock.
 
Spikes, Joseph Jefferson
Papers, 1899-1902
Ledgers: 1691 leaves

Includes several hand-written ledgers consisting of daily records of purchases made in Spikes' store from August 5 to October 18, 1899, and from January 1 to February 24, 1902.
A cowboy, farmer, sheep raiser, freighter, businessman, and bank vice-president, Spikes settled on the Llano Estacado in 1897 and was a cowboy on the IOA Ranch. He farmed in Crosby County from 1907-1950.
 
Spikes, Nellie Witt
Papers, 1930-1957
763 leaves

Contains newsclippings about rural life and Spikes' column, "As A Farm Woman Thinks."
A West Texas pioneer and author, Nellie was born in 1888 in Weatherford, Texas, and moved to Crosby County, Texas, in 1892 with her family. She married farmer J. J. Spikes in 1906, and wrote a newspaper column, "As A Farm Woman Thinks," which appeared in several area newspapers. She also co-authored A History of Crosby County with her sister-in-law, Temple Ann Ellis. Nellie Spikes died in 1977 in Ralls, Texas.
 
Spiller, Thomas Edward
Family papers, 1800-1985
30,557 leaves

Papers focus on ranching and agricultural endeavors and include correspondence, financial materials, legal materials, printed and scrapbook material, newsclippings, literary productions, and genealogical material.
The Spillers are a farming and ranching family in the small community of Voca, McCulloch County, Texas (since 1865).
 
Spoede, Robert W.
Papers, 1800-1968
955 leaves

Includes correspondence and research notes used in preparation of Spoede's thesis: "William Whipple Johnson: An Enterprising Man." Also includes a rough draft of the thesis.  Spoede received his M.A. degree from Hardin-Simmons University in 1968, and was employed there as an Air Force ROTC instructor.

Spooner, Ethel
Collection, 1914-1945
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

     The item is a scrapbook compiled by Ethel Spooner concerning World War I.  It is full of pasted clippings of pictures and illustrations from magazines and news articles detailing American troops fighting in Europe during the First World War.  It also includes some ration stamps used during the Second World War.
     Ethel Spooner lived in Slaton, Texas during the first half of the Twentieth Century.  She probably had a loved one who served with the American Expeditionary Force during World War I.  Ration stamps were issued in the U. S. to every citizen to control the amount of materials being used such as fuel for vehicles, various clothing and food, tires and metal.

Sports Illustrated
Collection, 1954-1996
20 boxes (20 linear feet)

Collection of Sports Illustrated magazines that contain articles on Texas Tech University’s Athletics from football, basketball, baseball, and volleyball.
 
Spur Inn (Stamford, Texas)
Records, 1910-1911
190 leaves

Contains the first hotel guest register, plus a few remarks by Dr. Clifford B. Jones. The register dates from the September 3, 1910, opening to August 27, 1911.
The inn was built in Stamford, Texas, in 1910 by the Swenson interests, and was originally designed by architects C.S. Oats and E.J. Holderness in the Spanish Revival style. The inn burned in 1924, was rebuilt by the Swensons, and burned again in 1964. The site is now occupied by a supermarket.
 
St. Clair Hotel (Tahoka, Texas)
Records, 1926
21 leaves

Contains a bill of sale and an inventory of furnishings and linens for the St. Clair Hotel.
The hotel is located on the west side of the courthouse square in Tahoka.
 
St. John's United Methodist Church (Stamford, Texas)

Records, 1887-1975
5 microfilm reels : negative

Consists of registers, record books, financial records, photographs, and scrapbook material concerning the historical importance of St. John's Methodist Church.
The church was officially organized in 1900, however, some records date back to 1887. The church supported Stamford College, which later became McMurry College of Abilene.
 
St. Louis, Rocky Mountain and Pacific Company
Collection, 1905-1955
474 leaves

The collection consists of printed materials including a complete run of annual reports (1908-1955), a condensed title history of the company's properties (1908), a prospectus (1905), and the syndication agreement (1905).
This enterprise was a northern New Mexico coal mining and coking company organized in 1905 by Henry and Hugo Koehler of St. Louis, Missouri. As owner of the Raton Coal Field in Colfax County, New Mexico, the company owned all of the coal in an 800 square mile area of Northern New Mexico. To assure competitive rail service for their coal and coke traffic, the company opened the St. Louis, Rocky Mountain and Pacific Railway Company in 1907. This rail line ran 120 miles, traversing the company's holdings and connected with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, the Colorado and Southern, and the El Paso and Southwestern lines. The rail line also provided transport for the agricultural products of the area. The railway was sold to the Santa Fe in 1913 and, in 1915, was renamed the Rocky Mountain and Santa Fe. The entire interest of the coal company was sold to the Kaiser Steel Corporation in 1955.
 
St. Mary of the Plains Hospital (Lubbock, Tex.)
Records, 1940-1954
1 wallet (0.4 linear feet)

    The collection consists of a photocopied volume containing the medical staff proceedings of St. Mary of the Plains Hospital from 1940-1954.  St. Mary of the Plains Hospital in Lubbock, Texas has been one of two major hospitals in Lubbock and in the West Texas region for more than half the 20th Century.  Currently the hospital has merged with the Methodist Hospital to create the Covenant Health System.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1930-1986
1 wallet and 200 blueprints (4 linear feet)

    Architectural plans, blueprints, and manuals (on renovations and landscaping) of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (1930s-1986).  Some of the plans and blueprints are rolled and some are flat.  Project manuals include Specifications for Church Annex Building (1959), Building Renovation (Dec 1986), and Nursery Renovation (Sept. 1986).  For further details, click here:  St.Pauls.
    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has been in Lubbock for many years.  It has gone through a number of renovations and landscaping since its construction.  The original church known as the St. Paul’s on the Plains Episcopal Church was a small wooden building which was sold in 1939 by the Church.   The new building located downtown is larger than the old church.

Stamford Chamber of Commerce (Texas)
Records, 1929-1975
2 microfilm reels : negative

Consists of eight chronologically arranged minute books.
 

Stalls, William
Papers, 1963-2004
4 boxes (4 linear feet)

  The collection includes comprehensive statistics, reports, and financial and economic information on the cattle industry in the Texas Panhandle, particularly regarding the EXCEL Corporation and Missouri Beef Packers. The most complete sections of the collection are records tracing beef prices and costs from the late 1970s through the 1980s. Also included are business correspondence, memos, and information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding the proper regulations of the beef industry, as well as academic reports on South Plains Agriculture.
  William D. Stalls graduated from Texas Tech in 1947, and went on to prosper as a cattle buyer for over 25 years in the Texas Panhandle. In 1968 he helped start the Missouri Beef Packers (MBP), which later became Excel Packing Company, with plants in Friona and Plainview. The business later became Meat Solutions, a subsidiary of Cargill. He also purchased cattle for Aztec Cattle Company of Hereford, Texas, after his retirement from Excel. Following his retirement, Stalls lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife, Thala Foster Stalls. Mr. Stalls passed away on August 30, 2011.

Stamford College
Records, 1907-1950
1 microfilm reel (25 ft.): negative

Consists of correspondence and printed material, including Stamford Collegiate Institute bulletins and newspaper clippings.
Founded in 1906 by the Methodist church at Stamford, Texas, as Stamford Collegiate Institution, the name was changed to Stamford College in 1911. The school burned in 1918 and was never rebuilt. Reverend James Winford Hunt, president of Stamford College, helped found McMurry College in Abilene in 1923.
 
Standard Abstract Company (Lubbock, Texas)
Records, 1878-1948
69 leaves

Contains an abstract of title pertaining to the history of ownership of Lot 13 and the south one-half of Lot 14 in block 184, for Lubbock County.
The company housed the ownership records for lots within the city and county of Lubbock.
 
Standley, Mrs., Robert J.
Collection, 1907-1976
792 leaves

Includes correspondence and research material pertaining to the history of Bailey County, Texas, and bulks (1962-1963) with information concerning the 50th anniversary of Muleshoe, Texas.

Stanfield Family
Papers, 1898-1899 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Includes a personal letter, diary (1899), and photocopy of a wagon train.  The materials deal with Manty Stanfield who pioneered through the West Texas frontier during the turn of the 20th Century.  She is the great aunt of Retha Vandivere who lives in Brownfield, Texas.

Stanford and Black Family
Papers, 1904-1969
1 microfilm reel (60 ft.) : negative

Consists of Hereford cattle breeding records and sales catalogs connected with the E. B. Black company in Hereford, Texas (1920-1927), and contains legal documents of Nellie D. Black and printed materials from Clarendon College (1904-1907) and Southwestern University (1904-1907). Also includes newspaper clippings concerning a 1910 general conference of the Methodist Church.
E. B. Black sold furniture in Hereford, Texas (1909-1946), and also bred and sold Hereford cattle.
 
Stangel, Wenzel Louis
Papers, 1888-1975
163,233 leaves

    The collection is arranged in four files: Agriculture, Education, Livestock, and Personal. Includes correspondence, photographs, legal and financial documents, speech notes, calendars and diaries, as well as publications and office files relating to livestock, higher education and agriculture.   For further details, click here:  WStangel.
    Stangel was a Texas Tech University Professor. He was born August 16, 1889 at Stangelville, Wisconsin, and received degrees from Texas A&M University and the University of Missouri. He married Mary Ruth Canon in 1920 and became an original Texas Technological College faculty member in 1925. Stangel developed the Animal Husbandry Department, served as the Dean of the College of Agriculture, and chaired the Texas Technological College Athletic Council for 25 years. He published numerous works on animal science. A dormitory at Texas Tech University is named for Stangel who died in 1978 in Lubbock, Texas.
 
Stanley, Francis
Papers, ca. 1951
446 leaves

Contains an original typed manuscript of The Duke City: Albuquerque, New Mexico by F. Stanley (Stanley F. L. Crocchiola), ca. 1951.
A Catholic priest and author, Stanley was born in New York City, New York, and attended the Catholic University in Washington, D.C. He moved to Hereford, Texas in 1938, to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1940 and, later, to various other towns in Texas and New Mexico that include: Socorro, Raton, Pecos, Dumas, and Canadian. He has published under the pseudonym of F. Stanley, and authored numerous books and pamphlets on Texas and New Mexico history.
 
Starley, J. E.

Records, 1910-1943
6 microfilm reels : negative

Contains correspondence, office records, petitions, surveys, contracts, newsclippings, and photographs related to the Red Bluff Water Power Control District.
Starley was the District Attorney for Pecos County, Texas, while the Red Bluff Reservoir and Power Plant were under construction on the Pecos River.
 
Starnes, Orville
Tent show collection, 1897-1967
1 microfilm reel (20 ft.) : negative

The collection is comprised of a scrapbook of photocopied materials relating to tent shows. It also includes a list of tent shows available for production and two bibliographies from a thesis on Toby shows. The scrapbook was compiled by Orville Starnes, and contains articles on Toby shows, drama theory, melodrama, and playbills.
 
Stars and Stripes
Collection, 1918-1919
1 oversized box (2 linear feet)

    Newspaper collection:  Stars and Stripes, February 8, 1918 to June 13, 1919.  A bound volume consisting of the Armed Forces newspapers for the World War I years.  It is the official newspaper of the American xpeditionary Forces.  Printed in France.   The United States military sent forces to expedite the war effort.  The Stars and Stripes newspapers details accounts of the U. S.’ involvement in assisting France and Great Britain defeat Germany during the Great War.

State of Texas v. Jack Hall
Collection, 1931
2 microfilm reels : negative

Contains a transcript of the trial and a population census of Crane County.
Jack Hall, a rancher in Crane County, Texas was tried and convicted for the shooting of T. C. Barnsley, a Crane County politician, over a land dispute (1931). The dispute centered around old time ranching and the new oil interests. The court proceedings took place on a change of venue in Reeves County, Texas, with Roy Biggs as the District Attorney, and J. A. Drane as the District Judge.
 
Steele, Letha
Papers, 1935
80 leaves

Consists entirely of a scrapbook of news articles compiled by Letha Steele that deals with the inordinate amount of dust on the Oklahoma-Texas Plains and how it affected the area's wheat crop in 1935.
 
Steen, Harry E.
Papers, 1942-1952 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Contains material on the Frank Spears murder case, photocopies of Prisoners of War during World War II, Bataan Relief Organization Bulletin, citation of units, and other publications on Prisoners of War.  Harry E. Steen, a native of New Mexico, was drafted during the second world war and served in the Philippines until his capture at Bataan in 1942.   He remained a Prisoner of War for the duration of the war.

Steen, Harry E.
Papers, 1992
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Contains a paper entitled “Experiences in World War II in the Far East:  The Philippines and Niigata, Japan”.  Harry E. Steen, a native of New Mexico, was drafted during the second world war and served in the Philippines until his capture at Bataan in 1942.  He remained a Prisoner of War for the duration of the war.

Stehlik, John
Papers, 1929-1958
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Consist of financial material such as two carpenter’s time books, two grist mill register books, and a register book of chickens and expenses.  The items were used by John Stehlik to record his business transactions.  Most of it was written on the backs of old school work and business correspondence.
    John Stehlik was born in June 3, 1880 and died December 26, 1958.  His wife was Annie Stehlik born in November 6, 1881 and died in September 3, 1959.  Both were born in Czechoslovakia.  John Stehlik operated a grist mill in Littlefield and Anton, Texas.  He was also a carpenter and built many of the early homes in both towns.  He used the day books to record his expenses such as supplies cost and monies made from customers.  At one time he had a hatchery and raised chickens.  His brothers were Michael and Andrew both from Czechoslovakia.

Stehr, William G.
Universalist Church in Texas Collection, 1851-1972
1 microfilm reel (10 ft.) : negative

Consists of materials relating to Texas Universalist Church. Includes yearbook excerpts, church record books (Hico, Texas), convention programs, circulars, newspaper clippings, biographical material on Judge J. D. Barker, correspondence, and lists of churches and ministers. Also includes an historical sketch "The Universalist Church and Texas."
Stehr was born in 1931 in San Antonio, became a Dallas resident, and received his M. B.A. from Harvard in 1953. He was an engineer and manufacturer sales representative, who was active in Dallas area politics and the Unitarian-Universalist Church.
 
Stengal, W. E.

Collection, 1929-1936
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection consists of a scrapbook kept by Stengal in 1929-1936.
 
Stenis, Tom
Papers, 1947
16 leaves

The collection contains a class project, "Antenna Characteristics," done at the University of Texas School of Physics.
Stenis was professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Texas Tech University from 1968-1989.
 
Stephens, Carriewood

Collection, 1940-1974 and undated
4 boxes (4 linear feet)

Contains teaching material used by Carriewood Stephens.
 
Stephens, William Eli
Papers, 1864-1902
38 leaves

Includes correspondence between William Eli Stephens and his wife, Nannie. Of particular interest are several letters from 1864 in which Stephens describes his experiences as a Confederate soldier.
 
Sterling City, Texas
Collection, 1944-1965
1 microfilm reel (75 ft.) : negative

The collection consists of handbooks for: a Parent-Teachers Association, 1945-1965; Noratadata Club, 1944-1962; Order of the Eastern Star, 1944-1957; Sesame Club, 1946-1948; Epsilon Zeta Club, 1958-1961; Lydia Circle, 1951-1952; and the Woman's Missionary Society, 1950-1951.
 
Stewart, Allen T.
Papers, 1930-1969
125 leaves

Includes news clippings, printed material, and photographs. Bulks with Stewart's articles in medical journals and addresses he gave. Also includes materials concerning the dedication of Stewart Elementary School in Lubbock, Texas, in 1961.
A Lubbock physician and civic leader, Stewart was born in 1891 in Sherman, Texas, and received a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School (Galveston) in 1922. He completed his internship and residency in Cleveland, Ohio, and began his medical practice at the West Texas Hospital in Lubbock, Texas, where he lived and was active in various civic and medical organizations until his death in 1984.

Stewart Family
Collection, 1907-1997 and undated
3 boxes (2.2 linear feet)

     Items in the collection include six pamphlets and flyers from Daniel McIntyre Stewart, Jr., ledgers generated by the practice of Evans Paul Stewart, and certificates and awards of Everett Paul Stewart.  The financial material bulks with daily summaries of patient accounts that include the persons name, new charges, cash paid, and amount paid toward account, but no indication of what services the charges represent.  For further details, click here:  Stewart.
     Creators of the collection were physicians Daniel McIntyre Stewart, Jr., Evans Paul Stewart, and Everett Paul Stewart.  The family has been active in medical service at least since Daniel McIntyre, Sr., who died in 1906, served as a physician in Argyle, Texas after receiving training in Tennessee.  His son, Daniel McIntyre, Jr., set up practice as a general practitioner in Canyon, Texas.  Evans Paul Stewart, in the next generation, served as a general practitioner in Tulia, Texas.  Everett Paul Stewart, family practice and environmental medicine, practiced from 1966-2000 in Wheeler and Lubbock, Texas, where he was Chief of Staff of West Texas Hospital.  He served also as a deacon of the Second Baptist Church.

Stidham, Maryan
Papers, 1988
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    Item is a manuscript of “Teacher at Hilltop” compiled by Maryan Stidham.  It was used for the Cochise County Historical Quarterly of Arizona.
    Hilltop was a small mining town in Cochise County, Arizona.  Maryan Stidham became a teacher in that community during the 1920s.  The story tells of her experience in rural Arizona.

Stock Raisers Association of Northwestern Texas
Records, 1877-1892
62 leaves

Consists of a typescript of the original minute book that was located in the vault of the Texas Cattle Raisers Association in 1925. The typescript was prepared under the direction of Dr. Curry Holden.
The association was founded in Graham, Texas, in February 1877, for the promotion of common interests of stock raisers. Its name changed to Cattle Raisers Association of Texas in 1893 and then to Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association in 1925.
 
Stone, Frank

Papers, 1929-1965
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Collection contains general files of Frank Stone.

Stone, Jo Slagle
Papers, 1856-1950 and undated
1 small box (0.2 linear feet)

    Collection from John Maxwell Slagle, which includes twelve small notebooks with financial information, diary notes, and hand notes, ten World War II ration booklets, and some miscellaneous scrapbook material.  Jo Slagle Stone is the granddaughter of John Maxwell Slagle.  He moved to Lubbock from Troup, Texas and worked as a carpenter.  Some of the financial records detail his payroll and supply expenses.  The war ration booklets were assigned to the following names: Stella Ida McCasland, Stella Kathleen McCasland, Patsy Ruth McCasland, and Thomas Elmer Francis.  All of Lubbock, Texas.  Alton Slagle was her brother.

Stonewall County Courthouse Cornerstone (Texas)
Collection, 1911
1 microfilm reel (10 ft.) : negative

The collection consists of newspapers from a time capsule removed from the cornerstone of the Stonewall County Courthouse in November 1982, and includes a November 6, 1911, Chicago Daily Socialist, an Old and New Testament, and a masonic publication.
The Stonewall County Courthouse, built in 1911, had a time capsule inserted in the cornerstone. When the courthouse was demolished in November 1982, the capsule was opened.
 
Stovall, Allan A.
Papers, 1912-1975
2577 leaves

Includes correspondence, legal and financial material, literary productions, printed material, and newsclippings pertaining to Stovall's literary work, and his civic and religious activities. The collection bulks (1959-1967) with correspondence, research notes, and literary productions of his two books.
A teacher, author, and judge, Stovall moved to the Edwards Plateau Region of Texas in 1907. He received a B.A. degree from Southwest Texas State Teachers College and taught public school for thirty-three years. He is the author of Nueces Headwater Country (1959) and Breaks of the Balcones (1967). Stovall was appointed County Judge of Edwards County, Texas, in 1969. He was also associated with the Nueces County Chamber of Commerce and served as Chairman of the Edwards County Historical Survey Committee.
 
Strandtmann, R. W.

Papers
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Bulks with a manuscript, "The Mesostigmatic Nasal Mites of Birds," written by Standtman in 1951. Also contains a survey of Typhus in rats and rats ectop. Dr. Strandtmann was a professor of Biology at Texas Tech for many years.
 
Stribling and Kirkland

Records, 1877
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Includes a letter copybook used by Stribling and Kirkland.
 
Stribling, Beverly

Papers, 1978-1983 and undated
1 box (1 linear foot)

Contains information relating to Beverly Stribling’s involvement with Lubbock, Texas Urban Commission.
 
Stribling, Cornelius Kinchelo
Papers, 1861-1960
4 microfilm reels : negative

Consists of correspondence, genealogical data, literary productions (1861-1960), and scrapbook material. Also includes a biographical sketch of Cornelius Stribling, masonic lodge records (1861-1862), and a biographical sketch of Texas Ranger, B. F. (Dock) Burris.
A cattle inspector, surveyor, land agent, lawyer, judge, and state legislator, Stribling moved to Washington County, Texas in 1841. He was a member of the Masonic order beginning in 1854. He married Callie Grover in 1859 and joined the Texas Rangers in 1862. He married Nancy Carolina Stribling after the Civil War. Stribling ranched in Throckmorton County until his death in 1918.
 
Stribling, John B.
Papers, 1916-1947
19,755 leaves

Includes printed material and photographs pertaining to the business of cattle breeding with references to Jack and Myrhl Frost, Charles H. Harris, W. J. Jinkins, Robert D. Mousel, Henry L. Mousel, J. P. Osborne, and W. A. McSpadden. The collection bulks with breeder sale catalogs (1916-1947) advertising the sale of Hereford cattle.
A leading West Texas Hereford cattle breeder and rancher, Stribling owned and operated a cattle ranch in Fisher County, Texas, with his son. He was a member of the American Hereford Cattle Breeders Association.
 
Stroder, Evelyn
Papers, 1985-1995 and undated
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

    This collection has photocopied news clippings and news articles on Elmer Kelton.  Mrs. Stroder succeeded Paul Patterson as the journalism teacher at Crane High where Kelton went to public school.  She is a life-long friend of Patterson and Kelton.

Strother Family
Papers, 1888-1954
63 leaves

Includes correspondence, financial and legal material, and newsclippings pertaining to the family's involvement in ranching and horse breeding. Also includes a notebook describing horse sales and local brands.
Originally from Missouri, Loyd Tillman Strother married Almeda Frances Bradford December 10, 1890, in Buffalo Gap, Texas. The Strothers owned and lived on lands in Taylor, Crosby, and Floyd counties (Texas), and were involved in ranching and the horse trade.
 
Strout, Alan L.
Papers, 1822-1984
3,524 leaves

Includes correspondence, class materials, literary productions, printed materials, research material, and scrapbook material. Bulks (1926-1969) with class materials used during his teaching career at Texas Technological College and with literary productions he authored.
Born in 1895 in Cohoes, New York, Strout received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1928 and taught English at Texas Technological College from 1928-1964. He has published several books and articles related to the study of Scottish literature and on the literature of the Renaissance.

Stuart, J. N.
Family papers, 1911-1980
2,797 leaves

Includes abstracts and financial material. Bulks (1911-1940) with abstracts of Palo Pinto County, Texas, including portions of the Henry Bird survey of Strawn, Texas. Of particular interest are family financial records from the 1920s.
Ranchers, bankers, and oilmen, the Stuart family settled in Palo Pinto County, Texas, in 1859 and established a ranch outside the current town of Strawn, Texas. S. J. Stuart organized and served as president of the First National Bank of Strawn and helped to develop the oil industry in Palo Pinto County.
 
Stuart, Rosa Allen

Papers, 1883-1911 and undated
2 boxes (2 linear feet)

Collection is comprised of correspondence, miscellaneous files and scrapbook material concerning Rosa Allen Stuart.
Rosa Allen Stuart was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Allen of Harrisburg, Texas. After attending schools in Austin, Texas; Columbia, Tennessee and Hollins, Virginia, she married R. C. Stuart. Stuart after attending Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, had a drug company and later worked for New York Life Insurance Company in Seattle, Washington, where and Rosa settled with their son, R. C. Stuart, Jr.
 
Stubbs, Lou Caraway
Papers, 1883-1904
90 leaves

Contains correspondence (some originals and copies), an autograph book, and newsclippings. Bulks with personal and family correspondence (1883-1894).
Born in 1875 near Granbury in Hood County, Texas, Stubbs was the daughter of early Lubbock, Texas settlers, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Caraway. She came to Lubbock about 1891, and married Charles F. Stubbs, a Quaker, from Kansas. In 1915, Mr. Stubbs established a seed business which his wife and sons continued to operate after his death. During her 67 years in Lubbock, Stubbs was active in the development of parks and beautification of the city. Lou Stubbs Park is named for her.
 
Studer, Carlton A.
Papers, 1907-1966
13,657 leaves

Includes correspondence (1914-1966), financial materials (1911-1953), legal materials (1907-1953), literary productions, photographs (1926-1945), printed material (1912-1952), a ledger book, a scrapbook and scrapbook materials. The collection bulks with financial documents (1911-1956), personal and business correspondence (1914-1933), and rodeo materials (1939-1965). The financial documents and correspondence refer to ranching operations, rodeos and the Studer family businesses. Of particular interest is the material pertaining to rodeo activities.
Son of pioneer rancher, J. C. (Julius Caesar) Studer and brother of archaeologist, Floyd V. Studer, Carlton Studer grew up on the Anvil Park Ranch near Canadian, Texas. He led the family's cattle operations and chain of bakeries, grocery stores, meat markets, and packing operations scattered throughout the Texas Panhandle. He was active in rodeos as an announcer, stock raiser, and secretary of the National Rodeo Association and organized the Anvil Park Rodeo (1918-1966). Carlton Studer also dealt in real estate.
 
Studhalter, Richard Arthur
Papers, 1933-1955
851 leaves

The collection contains material collected during a 1934 expedition to Mexico to study the Yaqui Indians including: correspondence (1933-1935), a diary (1934), newspaper clippings (1934 and undated), general notes (1934), and research notes (1934 and undated). Also included are articles dealing with botany.
Studhalter was a professor of botany at Texas Technological College. He also served as the first Chairman of the Department of Biology. In 1934, a group of Lubbock citizens and representatives from Texas Technological College traveled to Mexico and studied the culture and natural history of the Yaqui. The trip was sponsored by Texas Technological College and Harvard University.

Sudan Mercantile Company (Texas)
Records, 1918-1923
1 microfilm reel (20 ft.) : negative

Consists of a 1923 inventory and a wholesale accounts ledger (1918-1920) of the Sudan Mercantile Company.

Sugarek, Glen
Papers, 1937-2011
1 box (1 linear foot)

The papers consist of books, correspondence, church directories, and newspaper articles and printed materials. Most of the materials pertain to organizations and schools in Lubbock, Texas.
Glen (Sugarek) James was born in Houston, Texas in 1952 to parents Richard and Margaret Sugarek. Her family moved to Lubbock, Texas, in the 1960s where her brother, Richard, was born. She was a graduate of Lubbock High School.

Summers, Ellis
Collection, 1927-1982
1 wallet (0.1 linear ft.)

    The collection contains a poem by Raymond Hall, several news clippings and photographs concerning the Wichita Falls jail break involving two fugitives: Raymond Hall and John Keys.  It also includes news clippings on Wink’s efforts to honor Summers’ retirement from banking and law enforcement.
    Ellis Summers started law enforcement in Wichita Falls during the 1920s and relocated to Wink, Texas in 1931.  He was deputy sheriff for eight years before serving as Winkler County sheriff for another eight years.  In 1946, he left law enforcement and went into private business.  In 1954, he was employed with the Kermit State Bank as vice president.  After 26 years he retired from banking in 1978.  His wife is Eugenia.

Surman, Dr. A. C.
Papers, 1915-1961 and undated
73 Ledgers and 1 wallet (6.0 linear feet)

      The collection contains 73 ledgers both daybooks and annual, which record the patients’ name, company names, and the amount they paid for their doctor’s visit.  Some ledgers record financial expenses accrued from the doctor’s practice.  The wallet has a minutes booklet of the Post, Texas Parents-Teachers Association used while Mrs. Agnes Surman was member of the organization and a set of blank forms of the physical examination record used by Dr. Surman.
       Dr. A. C. (Arnold) Surman was a physician of Garza County, Texas from 1913 until 1964.  He attended Texas A&M University in 1903 and went to medical school at the University of Texas at Galveston in 1909.  He graduated in 1913.  By the time of his retirement in 1964 he had done 51 years of medical service to his community.  He was a pioneer doctor making long distance housecalls to see his patients.  He also had a hospital office in Post, Texas.  He and his wife Agnes were also active in their local historic preservation.  Agnes served on the PTA board for sixteen years and was chairperson of the Garza County Historical Survey Committee.  They had two children, Rosemary Surman Justice (b. 1916) and A. C., Jr. (1924-1945).  Dr. Surman shared his practice with Dr. David Williams for over forty years.  Surman also served on the staff of the Post, Texas Sanitarium and compiled eleven years as a member of the Post School Board.  A. C. Surman died May 3, 1985.

Sutherland, Ross
Papers, 1917-1972
1 microfilm reel (100 ft.) : negative

Consists of fourteen diaries spanning from 1917-1972 and relate to the day to day experiences of Ross Sutherland. Also includes copies of school work, correspondence, and cash accounts.
Sutherland was a cowboy, sheepherder, and rodeo clown. At Ten Sleep, Wyoming, he worked on area ranches (1918). Through the years he raised cattle and sheep while rotating between other jobs, such as mining and sugar processing. During the 1930s, Sutherland worked as a rodeo clown.
 
Sutton, Harvey H.

Papers, 1939
1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Contains the manuscript, "A History of Menard County," written by Harvey H. Sutton in 1939.
 
Svenson, Carl Lars
Papers, 1900-1970
21,655 leaves

Contains correspondence, financial material, photographs, research files, and literary, printed, educational, and scrapbook materials. Bulks with materials pertaining to Svenson's engineering activities and interests.
Svenson came to Texas Technological College as head of the Engineering Department in 1926 after a distinguished teaching career at Tufts and Ohio State Universities. He became the college registrar in 1933 and later the same year, returned to a private consulting practice while continuing to write and publish numerous technical studies on engineering and architecture. Svenson joined the State Board of Professional Engineers in 1937 and served as its executive secretary from 1942 to 1957.
 
Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce (Texas)
Records, 1951-1974
1 microfilm reel (110 ft.) : negative

Consists of four minute books arranged chronologically for the period of 1951 to 1974. Also includes financial reports of the Board of City Development, budgets, office inventories, and agendas of meetings.
 
Swenson, Axel Magnus Godfrey
Papers, 1858-1927
1 microfilm reel (16 ft.) : negative

Contains family correspondence, newspaper clippings on a coin gift, and governmental proclamations pertaining to Swen Magnus Swenson.
Born in 1900 on Ellerslie Swenson Ranch in Jones County, Texas, Swenson graduated from the University of Texas (Austin) in 1923. In 1927, he was elected director of the Southwest Cattleman's Association. He married Harriet Womack in Duncan, Oklahoma (1933). Swenson was president of the Stamford, Texas Chamber of Commerce in 1942 and served on the Board of Regents of the University of Texas in 1947. He died in December 1972.
 
Swenson Baptist Church (Swenson, Texas)
Records, 1920-1962
1 microfilm reel (78 ft.) : negative

Contains financial records, membership lists, church register, treasurer's report, and minutes of meetings pertaining to the Swenson Baptist Church.
 
Swenson Land and Cattle Company

Records, 1829-1968 and undated
31 boxes and 36 ledgers (39 linear feet)

    The collection bulks with business correspondence in loose or book format, legal documents such as abstracts, surveys, and field notes, and financial materials relating to the SMS Ranches and other business activities such as land sales of the Swenson Land and Cattle Company.  Other records include Spur Farm Land sales, Stamford and Northwestern Townsite Company, Swenson Oil and Gas Company, Stamford Water Works and Electric Light Company, and Stamford Oil Mill Company.  For further details, click here:  Swenson1.
   The Swenson Land and Cattle Company (originally Swenson Brothers), which controls the SMS Ranches of Texas, was founded by Svante Magnus Swenson (1816-1896), a Swedish immigrant. The Swenson ranches are located in northwest Texas.  He and his sons formed the S. M. Swenson & Sons banking corporation in New York.  The company’s headquarters, which are based in New York, and the various ranches, are run by Swenson family members.  Swenson also founded the town of Stamford, Texas in Jones County through the Stamford and Northwestern Townsite Company.

Swenson Land and Cattle Company
Records, 1846-1927
4 boxes and 3 books (3 linear feet)

    The collection contains legal documents from the Swenson Ranches concerning patent & land surveys and field notes of Crosby, Dickens, Garza, and Kent Counties, Texas.  For further details, click here:  Swenson2.
   The Swenson Land and Cattle Company (originally Swenson Brothers), which controls the SMS Ranches of Texas, was founded by Svante Magnus Swenson (1816-1896), a Swedish immigrant.   The Swenson ranches are located in northwest Texas.  He and his sons formed the S. M. Swenson & Sons banking corporation in New York.   The company’s headquarters, which are based in New York, and the various ranches, are run by Swenson family members.   Swenson also founded the town of Stamford, Texas in Jones County through the Stamford and Northwestern Townsite Company.

Swisher County Water Users (Texas)
Records, 1966-1968
19 leaves

Contains copies of the organization's by-laws (1966) and minutes (1966-1968). The material reflects the organization and operations of the Swisher County Water Users.
The association was organized on October 11, 1966, "to acquire information, data, guides, and maps of Swisher County of sufficient detail to obtain cost depletion deductions for the exhaustion of capital investment in ground water for federal income tax purposes."
 
Syers, William Edward
Papers, 1963-1964
44 leaves

Includes newsclippings of Syers' "Off the Beaten Trail" newspaper column (1963-1964) taken from the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
Syers is a newspaper columnist and author of Texas popular history. Born in 1914, Syers attended St. Mary's University and the University of Texas. He edited both the Daily Texan and the ex-student association's Alcalde. Syers also founded a radio station and served as a World War II U.S. Navy commander. After the war, he worked in advertising as a public relations executive. His first book, Seven-Navy Subchaser, was loosely based on Syers' war experiences as a ship captain in the Pacific. His subsequent books pertain to Texas. Off the Beaten Trail (1963, 1964, 1965) was originally published as a feature newspaper column across the state. In 1954, Syers moved to the Hill Country surrounding Kerrville, Texas, to concentrate on his writing.

     
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