Don Woodard, Papers, 1903-1999 and undated
Collection of three boxes of mostly research materials used by Don Woodard for his book Black Diamonds! Black Gold!: Saga of the Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company. They include comments on draft copies of his chapters, illustrations and photographs used in the book, research files on the Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company, Thurber, Texas, H. B. Fuqua, index files from A-Z, and TP Voice and TP Panorama magazines.
Don Woodard a resident of Fort Worth, Texas and president of Woodard Insurance was an employee of the Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company for a decade beginning in 1952. He worked as a landman until the company was sold in 1963 to Seagrams. He researched the history of the Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company for his book Black Diamonds! Black Gold!, published in 1998 by Texas Tech University Press. He helped found Fort Worth's Petroleum Club. The collection can be accessed at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library during opening hours.