Small Collections Inventory

The Collections are open for serious research and study. The archivist is available by appointment. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 432.682.5785 or email archives@haleylibrary.com to make an appointment. 

Small Collections are generally less than one file drawer in size and are filed in Gray Boxes on top of the Williams File Cabinets (except as noted below).

The first 25 were listed alphabetically and subsequently are listed as accessioned.

LIST OF SMALL COLLECTIONS

SC #1HORACE GREELY ADAMS, SR.
SC #2JAMES HARVEY ARMSTRONG
SC #3JAMES E. BECK (Filed under JEH, IV, A, #11, Wallet #1)
SC #4JOHN W. BENTLEY (Strack Letters) (Photocopies only, Originals returned)
SC #5MARY WHITE BOYKIN
SC #6MARGUERITE STARR CRAIN
SC #7T. DUDLEY CRAMER PHOTOGRAPHS (Filed in Chest- SW, Drawer #4)
SC #8HELEN CRAWFORD FAMILY
SC #9PAT ELLEBRACHT
SC #10JAMES KIMMINS GREER
SC #11J. HOLT JOWELL
SC #12ELIZABETH COFFEY KEY
SC #13BARBARA A. LEDBETTER
SC #14BOB MARRS
SC #15MRS. CHARLES MARTIN
SC #16MIDLAND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY (Filed in Cabinet #8)
SC #17JOHN AND HELEN MURPHEY
SC #18BILL POTTER
SC #19BEALE QUEEN
SC #20JOHN C. THORNILEY
SC #21UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY
SC #22EARL VANDALE (Filed in JEH, IV, A, 17)
SC #23FLO WARD
SC #24JOHN HENRY WILSON
SC #25JOHN and LILY ZURICK
SC #26ED FISHER
SC #27SKELTON GLENN MSS FILES
SC #28CHARLES LUCAS BRITE
SC #29ROBERT G. GOSS PAPERS
SC #30CHUCK G. HORNUNG
SC #31LEONA MCCORMICK BRYANT SMITH
SC #32NORMA MCGREW
SC #33LC RANCH (NM)
SC #34L.W. ANDERSON (BRAND BOOKS)
SC #35JOHN R. DONALDSON COLLECTION (Filed in 20 Newspaper Boxes above North Cabinets)
SC #36BOB DEAN LOAN (MICROFILM) (Filed in Microfilm Cabinet)
SC #37LANDRUM SOCIETY
SC #38ED M. TYSON (Filed in Cabinet #8)
SC #39HARWOOD P. HINTON
SC #40BETTY & KEN CLARK (BLK) (See also a separate wallet)
SC #41GEORGE W. McNAIR LETTERS
SC #42HILORY GREEN BEDFORD, JR.
SC #43MARY WILLIS RHODES
SC #44McKEE FAMILY ALBUM (See also a 11x17 photocopy for reference)
SC #45ZENO SMITH
SC #46DON BRADSHAW
SC #47STAN NELSON
SC #48AL LOWMAN
SC #49MARTIN COUNTY CONVENT
SC #50JEAN AND RAY DAVIS COLLECTION
SC #51BUSTER WELCH
SC #52PROSISE ZEBU RANCH
SC #53JAMES A. LOWE
SC #54BILL AND PAT LEE (FILED IN CABINET #25)

DESCRIPTIONS OF SMALL COLLECTIONS

SC #1 - ADAMS (HORACE GREELY, SR.) COLLECTION
Papers, photos
One wallet, 3"
Consists of the history of the XI Ranch (Meade County, Kansas; Adams Family
The files were photocopied from material furnished by H.G. "Kell" Adams IV of Kansas in 1995

SC #2 - JAMES HARVEY ARMSTRONG COLLECTION
Letters
One wallet, 1/4"
Contains the Civil War letters of James Harvey Armstrong, 1863-1865
Gift of Joan Cervenka Cobb, Oct 1999

SC #3 - JAMES E. BECK COLLECTION
Papers
One wallet, 2"
Consists of several folders of material on Texas history, used by JEH in production of The Diary of Michael Erskine
Gift of James E. Beck, November 1982
Location: Due to use of this Collection in the preparation of The Diary of Michael Erskine, it is still filed with that research file - JEH, IV, A, #11, Wallet #1

SC#4 - JOHN W. BENTLEY COLLECTION
Letters, 1860-1864
One wallet, 1"
Consists of ten Civil War letters from John W. Bentley, one from Wm. T. Beaver and one from Edward Bagby
Loan of Mrs. Dean "Tommie" Strack, 1999
Originals returned 16 Jul 2002 by Jim Bradshaw (Photocopies only now on file)

SC#5 - MARY WHITE BOYKIN COLLECTION
Newspapers and other items
One wallet, 1"
Consists of a number of newspapers from Waco, San Francisco, El Paso, Tombstone, and New York, 1873-1887. Also a pamphlet and menu from early El Paso. The Report of the Secretary of War, 1848, was transferred to the Library.
Gift of Mary Boykin. Her father was Zack White, prominent pioneer of El Paso who owned Hotel Paso Del Norte, with daughters Mrs. Boykin and Mrs. Paul Harvey

SC #6 - MARGUERITE STARR CRAIN COLLECTION
Papers
Two wallets, 6"
Contains the mss galleys, proof of her book "The Two Glass Buttons” and other papers related to the book and her research
Gift of Marguerite Starr Crain

SC #7 - T. DUDLEY CRAMER PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
Photographs (7)
Filed loose in S/W chest
Photographs by Cramer of early ranch houses in Texas Panhandle.
Gift of T. Dudley Cramer, September 1992
Original negatives were lost in the Oakland (Calif.) fire
There is a set of these images at the Ranching Heritage Museum, Lubbock

SC #8 - HELEN CRAWFORD FAMILY COLLECTION
Clippings and artifact
One wallet, 1½"
Consists of a stick of barbed wire, and articles on the history of Palo Pinto County, Texas
Gift of Helen Crawford and the Crawford family

SC #9 - PAT ELLEBRACHT COLLECTION
Papers, tapes and clippings
One wallet, ½"
Consists of audio tapes of interviews, (w/ transcripts), clippings, correspondence primarily on the history of Mason County, Texas.
Some items filed under JEH,II,B, ELLEBRACHT, IRVIN.
Tapes filed under JEH,VIII, SOUND AND VIDEO RECORDINGS
Gift of Pat Ellebracht, 1999

SC #10 - JAMES KIMMINS GREER COLLECTION
Papers, 1926-1983, books
One wallet, 3"
Consists of correspondence and original research notes of James Kimmins Greer
Gift of Dr. James Kimmins Greer (in 1983) of Waco, who was an historian and author/editor of several books on history, including a biography of Jack Hays and the memoirs and biography of Buck Barry, Texas Ranger. Greer had a doctor of philosophy degree in history (U of Texas) and for 16 years was head of the history dept. at Howard College in Birmingham, Alabama.

SC #11 - J. HOLT JOWELL COLLECTION
Photos, brochures, letters, clippings, notebooks,
One file box
Consists of papers, photos and mementos of the Holt family. Gift of the Jowell Family, 1988 and 1999
Temporarily filed in Haley Archives Room

SC #12 - ELIZABETH COFFEY KEY COLLECTION
Clippings, slides and pamphlets
Two wallets, 4"
Consists of extensive newspaper clippings from the "Memory Lane" series on the history of Albany, Shackleford County, Texas (1860-1970). A second file of clippings on Arizona (c. 1970). Also some slides and pamphlets.
Donated by R. McWilliams

SC #13 - BARBARA A. LEDBETTER COLLECTION
Papers
One wallet, 2 ½ "
Consists of various papers related to Fort Belknap, Texas, "Young County Civil War Dead" and other interesting material on Texas history.
Gift of Barbara A. Ledbetter, 1987-1989

SC #14 - BOB MARRS COLLECTION
Papers
One wallet, 3 ½ "
Consists of two ledgers (1942-1950) from his Stockman's Saddle Shop in Amarillo, Texas and one letter
Gift of Bob Marrs

SC #15 - MRS. CHARLES MARTIN COLLECTION
Papers and audio tapes
Two wallets, 5"
Consists of research notes and audio tapes on Texas history and various genealogies
Gift of Mrs. John P. Butler

SC# 16 - MIDLAND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY COLLECTION
Papers, periodicals, artifact
One box, 11" x 18" x 5"
Consists of magazines and newsletters of Midland Genealogical Society. The Thorney Trail magazines (1972-1990) placed in Library. Balance filed in Archives. One artifact placed in display case.
Gift of Mrs. C.H. "Lola" Burchitt

SC #17 - JOHN AND HELEN MURPHEY COLLECTION
Interviews, Gaucho artifacts, diaries, art, books and periodicals
Two wallets, 9". Art and artifacts on display.
Consists of taped interviews with Mrs. Murphey, Argentine gaucho artifacts, the diaries of Helen Geyer Murphey (1917-1967), Harold Bugbee drawings and Jeff Milton's coffee pot. Books and periodicals are shelved in Library.
Gifts of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Murphey, 1977-1985

SC #18 - BILL POTTER COLLECTION
Artifact
One wallet
Consists of a pair of football shoulder pads Potter wore in the 1920's at Midland High School. This is the same time JEH also played on the team.

SC #19 - BEALE QUEEN COLLECTION
Papers (1897-1970)
One wallet, 3"
Consists of brand books, letters and papers of Beale Queen
Given Apr 1992 by----

SC #20 - JOHN C. THORNILEY COLLECTION
Diary, 1852
One wallet 2 ½'
Consists of original diary, one photocopy and one typed copy of the John C. Thorniley Diary, Crossing the Plains, 1852. An account of the journey from Ohio to California.
Gift of Jack Gazalle, 1977

SC #21 - UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY COLLECTION
Papers, photographs, publications.
Three wallets, 8"
Consists of research papers, photographs and published articles on Confederate Veterans buried at Fairview Cemetery, Midland, Texas.
Presented to Library by Carolyn Sowell and Joann Cobb, September, 1999 on behalf of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Midland, Texas.
Donated by Dick Sparks and Jo Anne McClurg, March 2001

SC #22 - EARL VANDALE COLLECTION
Diaries (1911-1952), historical notes, clippings, books.
14 wallets containing diaries and other notes plus 16 loose diaries
File location: JEH,IV,A,17. Diaries are filed in wallets #11-14 (12") and 16 loose diaries (18"). Other files in Wallets #1-10 (18"). These items are co-mingled with other JEH research material in JEH,IV,A,17. See also file drawers 57-60 in main archives room for the Earl Vandale Correspondence Collection.
Loaned by Capt. John J. Vandale, USN retired, in 1986

SC #23 - FLO WARD COLLECTION
Photographs
One wallet, 1"
Consists of two photographs of Ward family members.
Gift of Flor. (Florence?) Ward, Sedona (?), AZ
(The name "T.C. Ward" was on a note with the photos.)

SC #24 - JOHN HENRY WILSON COLLECTION
Books and papers
1 wallet, 2"
Consists of Wilson genealogical information, articles on Texas Rangers and several photos. Also a collection of 800 books (shelved within the general library).
Gift of John H. Wilson, January 1981

SC #25 - JOHN and LILY ZURICK COLLECTION
Papers, photographs, periodicals and artifacts
One file box of papers, one cabinet section of photographs and artifacts
Consists of personal/ranch papers, land records, tally books, photographs, periodicals, numerous artifacts of saddles, tack and other ranch items.
Gift of Lily Zurick, October 1999

SC #26 - ED FISHER COLLECTION
Series I: Personal File
Obituary
Correspondence w/ Haley Library

SC #27 - THE W. SKELTON GLENN MSS FILES
Filed in Cabinet #8 in main archive room
This “collection” is an artificially created file containing the mss and items related to the Skelton Glenn mss. It is composed of material from the Mullin, Haley and Wood Collections.

SC #28 - LUCAS CHARLES BRITE COLLECTION
One wallet
One file folder
Collection consists of only one file folder with material on Lucas Charles Brite, founder of the Brite Ranch, Marfa, Texas.
Furnished by Jane Brite White, Marfa, Texas

SC #29 - THE ROBERT G. GOSS PAPERS
Consists of photocopies of some personal files and scrapbook material (including photographs) of Texas Ranger Robert G. Goss. It was first given to the J.E. Clark family of Shreveport and then to Judge Fitzgerald. The original material is being offered to the Texas Ranger Museum at Waco. It may be returned to us it they do not accept it. However these photocopies will be useful in following the career of Range Goss through several important events in the 1930’s such as the Houston Dock Strike of 1936, events in Kilgore in 1936-39, the London School Disaster in 1937 and other criminal cases.
Donor: Judge James Fitzgerald, Midland, TX

SC #30 - THE CHUCK G. HORNUNG COLLECTION
Mr. Hornung says that there will be more to come from his files.
All of the material is in the form of photocopies except the magazines.
Donated to the Haley Library by Chuck G. Hornung, 19 Sep 2001.

SC #31 - THE LEONA MCCORMICK BRYANT SMITH COLLECTION
Ranch quilt
Donor: Leona Bryant Smith, March 19, 1997

Additional material from the Estate of Leona McCormick Bryant Smith
Donor: Marty Connine, January 3, 2003

SC #32 - THE NORMA MCGREW COLLECTION
Items belonging to donor’s uncle Roy Coleman Bullock, born 14 Feb 1907, died Nov 2002. Ranched in New Mexico, and all around Roswell, NM.
Donor: Norma McGrew, Midland, TX

SC #33 - LC RANCH COLLECTION
Donor: Cline Library, Northern Arizona University / Gwen Patterson, Library Specialist, Flagstaff, AZ

SC #34 - LOWERY WALLACE ANDERSON (Brand Books)
2 - 5 ½ x 8 Black Ring Binders of Brand Records
Given in early 2005

SC #35 - JOHN R. DONALDSON NEWSPAPER COLLECTION
(See JEH Correspondence files for more on John R. Donaldson, New London, OH)
It was a gift to JEH in Jan 1958 and consists of 20 archival newspaper storage boxes on top of the cabinets.

SC #36 - BOB DEAN LOAN (Microfilm)
Three reels of microfilm
On Loan from Bob Dean, Midland TX, July 16, 2003

SC #37 - LANDRUM SOCIETY
One wallet received November 2003
No inventory yet

SC #38 - ED M. TYSON
Donor: Jont E. Tyson, Midland, TX, May 25, 2004
Inventoried 13 Jul 2004
Stored in gray box in Haley Room

SC #39 – HARWOOD P. HINTON
Donor: Harwood P. Hinton, various dates, up to October 2002
Inventoried Sep 2006
Caution – Box contains two heavy bricks.

SC #40 – BETTY & KEN CLARK (BLK)
Donor: Betty Clark, Midland, TX, October 27, 2006
Inventoried 27 Oct 2006
See Director for information re: a collection of hand and long guns.

SC #41 – GEORGE W. MCNAIR LETTERS
The Letters of George W. McNair — 28 letters from November 3, 1895, to March 30, 1896.
See also file on 5 Wells Ranch in JEH, II, C
Donor: Margaret McNair Comfort. Rochester, NY, October 16, 1998

SC #42 – HILORY GREEN BEDFORD JR
44 small vest pocket note books, tally records, bank stubs, several assorted papers and one negative of a home. Dated from 1896? to 1966.
Note: Hilory Green Sr was founder of Knox County TX.
See also JEH, II, B, Bedford, H.G. for large file of HGB Memoirs
Donor: Hilory George Bedford, Midland, TX, July 30, 2006

SC # 43 – MARY WILLIS RHODES
This collection was taken by the Librarian and the originals (except the [photographs ) were placed in Librarian’s files. Photocopies were placed in the Archives.
Donor: Mary Willis (Jake) Rhodes, Odessa, TX, April 13, 2007

SC #44 – MCKEE FAMILY ALBUM
This is an album from the McKee family of Midland contains 484 images of early Midland. The range in size from small cutouts to 5x7. A real treasure trove of early images.
Donor: Bob Staton, Lindale, TX, October 16, 2007

SC #45 - ZENO A. SMITH
Consists of a scrapbook with letters (1945-1965) and a scrapbook (1947-1958 and two photos which are filed in JEH, I, Z, 33.1 and 33.2.
This Collection is filed in a gray box in the cabinet
Donor: Unknown

SC #46 – DON L. BRADSHAW
An assortment of 18 items. Photos, clippings, postals, stock certificate, letter.
Donor: Don Bradshaw, Midland, TX, 2007

SC #47 – STAN NELSON
Correspondence and Articles
Donor: Stan Nelson, Harris, MN, 1998-2008

SC #48 – AL LOWMAN
Published Articles By Lowman

SC #49 - MARTIN COUNTY CONVENT
Three ring binders and other material related to the history of Marienfeld, Texas, Our Lady of Mercy Academy and the Carmelites Friars.
Donor: John Kennedy, Lenorah, TX, January 17, 2009

SC #50 - JEAN AND RAY DAVIS COLLECTION
Photographs of Texas Ranger Tombstones
Donor: Tuck (Terrell C.) Williams, Stanton, TX

SC #51 - BUSTER WELCH

SC #52 - PROSISE ZEBU RANCH
Photographs of the Ralph James Prosise ranch near Poteet, Texas by Jim Bradshaw (Haley Library Archivist)
"Gyr Cattle" an article on the history of Zebu from "Criador", a Mexican Zebu breeders magazine, June 2009. Translated by Dr. Richard Brooks, PhD, Midland, Texas.
Various articles related to the history and breeding of Zebu.
Assembled and donated by Jim Bradshaw, March 2011

SC #53 - JAMES A. LOWE
Brand Book, “1/3 Interest owned by James Lowe, Bought by J. M. Ussery”
News Clips; 1920 Bill of Sale to R. B. Lowe for 1,850 acres + 32 steer.

SC #54 - BILL AND PAT LEE
Anna Laura McGonagil’s Scrapbook (Filed in Cabinet #25)

INDEX TO SMALL COLLECTIONS

14th TX Inf, CSA, Co. F, letters of James Harvey Armstrong, 1863-65SC # 02
A Fast Trip in Slow Wagons, by Ed FisherSC # 26
A Review of Frank Waters and the Earp Book. Hildreth HallewellSC # 30
Adams FamilySC # 01
Adams, H.G. “Kell” IVSC # 01
Adams, Horace Greely, Kell, IVSC # 01
Adams, Horace Greely, Sr.SC # 01
Albany, Shackleford County, TX clippingsSC # 12
Alexander’s Messenger and Philadelphia Weekly Chronicle, 1842,43 (2)SC # 35
Allie's Story, Mrs. Virgil Earp and the "Tombstone Travesty", Gary L. Roberts, WOLASC # 30
American Quarter Horse Stud Book 1941,1943SC # 25
An Arizona Vendetta (The Truth about Wyatt Earp) by Forrestine C. HookerSC # 30
Anderson, Lowery Wallace Brand Book CollectionSC # 34
Argentine artifacts (displayed)SC # 17
Arizona Newspapers and slides, some from 1970’sSC # 12
Arizona Territory, Tombstone (newspapers)SC # 05
Arizona, clippings, 1970’sSC # 12
Armstrong, James Harvey, Civil War letters, 1863-1865SC # 02
Arthur’s Home Gazette, 1853,1854 (2)SC # 35
Augburg, Ann Conf. Vets research material bySC # 21
Bagby, Edward, Civil War letters of, John W. Bentley, Wm. T. BeaverSC # 04
Baker, Lemuel K., Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Barbed Wire strand (artifact)SC # 08
Bates, A. T. items related toSC # 38
Beaver, Wm. T., Civil War letters of, John W. Bentley, Edward BagbySC # 04
Beck, James E., see JEH, IV, A, #11, Wallet #1SC # 03
Bedford, Hilory Green J, papers, notebooks, tally records, etc., 1896-1966SC # 42
Bell Cord Rutherford: Cowboy Quixote of the West Texas Plains, by Al LowmanSC # 48
Bell, James review of Col. Hunt’s Journal 1869SC # 03
Bentley, John W. Civil War letters of, and Wm. T. Beaver and Edward BagbySC # 04
Bentley, John, Letters, 1860-1862SC # 04
Bexar County, RR Survey (Bell Collection)SC # 03
Big Bend National Park itemsSC # 43
Billy the KidSC # 01
Bingham, Gloria, tape ofSC # 15
Bizzell, Francis Marion Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Bloody Easter, R.K. DeArmentSC # 26
Books for Their Tombstones, speech by Al LowmanSC # 48
Boots, by Ed FisherSC # 26
Bounds, Michael M. Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Boykin, FooteSC # 26
Boykin, Mary WhiteSC # 05
Bradshaw, Don, L. various postals, letters, photosSC # 46
Brand book from Beale QueenSC # 19
Brand book of the State of N.M., Alb. 1915, 1917SC # 19
Brand Books, Lowery Wallace AndersonSC # 34
Branding iron of Billy BryantSC # 31
Brite FamilySC # 28
Brite RanchSC # 28
Brite, Charles LucasSC # 28
Brite, Lucas Charles CollectionSC # 28
Brollier, Lisa, & Ellebracht, Irvin, Mason County, c. 1970's interviewSC # 09
Brother Jonathan, Newspapers, 1855, 56, 57 (3)SC # 35
Brunson, Almorane B. Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Bryant, Billy, branding iron ofSC # 31
Bryant, Billy, quirts ofSC # 31
Bryant, Billy, spurs ofSC # 31
Bryant, Mrs. Wilson, The Story of Travel in Texas, Typed mss ofSC # 31
Bugbee drawings, (displayed)SC # 17
Bullock, Roy Coleman, 1907-2002, NM Rancher, items belonging toSC # 32
Burchitt, Mrs. C.H. “Lola,” donor of SC #16SC # 16
Burnett, Warren, Clipping re: Warren BurnettSC # 39
Butler, Mrs. John P., donor of Martin CollectionSC # 15
Butterfield Stage (Bell Collection)SC # 03
California, San Francisco, (newspaperSC # 05
Camp Pena Colorado, Texas, March 1880-February 1893, MicrofilmSC # 36
Campbell, Angus and Thomas Lyons, founders of LC Ranch, clippings, photosSC # 33
Campbell, Joan, tape ofSC # 15
Carpenter, Fred, Cofler, Raymond, Feb 1976 interviewSC # 09
Carpenter, Fred, Ellebracht, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin, 10 Jun 1976 interviewSC # 09
Carpenter, Fred, William Koock, Mason, TX,, 3 Feb 1976 interviewSC # 09
Carpenter, Fred, Zesh, Kurt, Fort Mason, TX, 2 Feb 1976 interviewSC # 09
Carter, Lida, tape ofSC # 15
Cason Manuscript (The), She Married Wyatt Earp, by Mabel Earp Cason / Vinolia EarpSC # 30
Cason, Mabel Earp, The Cason Manuscript, She Married Wyatt Earp, w/ Vinolia EarpSC # 30
Cattle TrailsSC # 01
Cattleman, August 1961SC # 11
Cattleman, September 1961SC # 11
Cattleman, The, August, September 1961SC # 11
Cattleman, The, various issues, 1933, 34, 35, 36, 41, 57SC # 25
Chisum FamilySC # 01
Chisum, Sallie, Diary (portions)SC # 01
Civil War Letter from Billie DawsonSC # 21
Civil War letters of James Harvey Armstrong, 1863-1865SC # 02
Civil War letters of John W. Bentley, Wm. T. Beaver and Edward BagbySC # 04
Civil War Letters of, James Harvey Armstrong, Co. F, 14th TX Inf., CSASC # 02
Civil War Veterans buried in Midland, TexasSC # 21
Civil War Veterans, files (Midland County)SC # 21
Clark, Betty & Ken Gun Collection guns and artifactsSC # 40
Clark, Betty & KenSC # 40
Clark, J.E. original owner and donor or Goss CollectionSC # 29
Cline Library, AZ, donor of LC Ranch CollectionSC # 33
Cobb, Joan CervenkaSC # 02
Cobb, Joan, donor of UDV papersSC # 21
Cofler, Raymond with Fred Carpenter, Feb 1976 interviewSC # 09
Cofler, Raymond, interviewSC # 09
Cole, Don, Medicine ShowSC # 26
Cole, Judy, tape ofSC # 15
Collom, J.P. Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Comfort, Margaret McNair, donor of George McNair lettersSC # 41
Conf. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Conf. Veterans files, buried Fairview Cemetery, MidlandSC # 21
Conf. Vets research material by Judy McClure, Wanda Perry, Ann AugburgSC # 21
Connine, Marty, Donor of Leona, McCormick Bryant Smith QuiltSC # 31
Conspiracy on the TO, The Killing of Foote Boykin, Robert, S. RollingSC # 26
Cowden, George Franklin, Sr, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Cowden, William Hamby, Sr., Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Craft At Work (The), from Scottish Rite NewsSC # 26
Crain, Marguerite StarrSC # 06
Cramer, T. Dudley, set of photographs of early ranch houses in Panhandle bySC # 07
Crawford, Helen (Family)SC # 08
Crawford, Helen, CollectionSC # 08
Crossing the Plains, 1852. An account of the Journey from Ohio to CaliforniaSC # 20
Custer, General, clippings, photos, postalsSC # 46
Dake, C.:P. U.S. Marshal C.P. Dake's Special Account for the Earp BrothersSC # 30
Dawson, Billie, Civil Letter fromSC # 21
De Vos, Julius, interviewsSC # 09
Dean, Bob (microfilm loan)SC # 36
DeArment, R.K. Bloody EasterSC # 26
Discovery of Old Friends Leads to Publication, Ross McSwainSC # 26
Donaldson, John R. Newspaper CollectionSC # 35
Dyer, Benjamin Franklin, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Earl Vandale on the Trail of Texas BooksSC # 22
Earp Brothers of Tombstone, Letters about publication of and Reviews and BiosSC # 30
Earp, Josie, Interview with Laing, Jeanne re: JosieSC # 30
Earp, Vionlia -The Cason Manuscript, She Married Wyatt Earp, by Mabel Earp CasonSC # 30
Edson, James Eugene, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
El Paso as a Health Resort, by Chas. T. Race, M.D., 1844SC # 05
Ellebracht, PatSC # 09
Ellebracht, Irvin, interviewSC # 09
Ellebracht, Irvin, Mason County, with Lisa Brollier, c. 1970's interviewSC # 09
Ellebracht, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin, with Fred Carpenter, 10 Jun 1976 interviewSC # 09
Ellebracht, Pat and Vos, Julius De, 8 Jun 1997, interviewSC # 09
Enola Gay B-29, Pyote, slides-photosSC # 39
Erskine, Diary of Michael, see JEH, IV, A, #11, Wallet #1SC # 03
Essay, “Texas!” by Leona McCormick. Hand decorated by A. LanhamSC # 31
Fairview Cemetery, Midland, photos of graves and files of Conf. VetsSC # 21
Fisher, Ed CollectionSC # 26
Fisher, Ed, Correspondence w/ Haley LibrarySC # 26
Fitzgerald, Judge James. Donor of Goss CollectionSC # 29
Flood, Terrence, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Foote Boykin, The Killing of, by Robert S. RollingSC # 26
Fort Belknap, Texas, historySC # 13
Fort Belknap, various articles related toSC # 13
Fort Davis Centennial Parade, slides-photosSC # 39
Fort Davis Centennial, 1954, slides-photosSC # 39
Fort Stockton, Texas, April 1859-December 1874, MicrofilmSC # 36
Fort Stockton, Texas, January 1875-June 1886, MicrofilmSC # 36
Foster, William, photograph and articleSC # 06
Frank Waters "Truth or Travesty?", by Roy B. Young, WOLASC # 30
Frontier Times , Summer, 1959, page 4. clippingSC # 38
Frontier Times, March, 1976, two copies, article by Eve Ball on Henry RecordSC # 11
Ft. Stockton Map, Geological SurveySC # 03
Gazalle, Jack, donor of Thorniley CollectionSC # 20
Geer, Harold A, clippings, bio, photoSC # 46
Gill, Ted, tape ofSC # 15
Glanton, John Research files fin James Greer CollectionSC # 10
Glenn, Skelton mss filesSC # 27
Glenn, W. Skelton File (An artificially created file from JEH, RNM, LBW, re: Glenn)SC # 27
Glenn, William Jones Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Good Family Reunion, 13 May 1917 Photocopy ofSC # 38
Goss, Robert G., Texas RangerSC # 29
Grammer, Joseph C., Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Greer, James Kimmins CollectionSC # 10
Greer, James Kimmins, Correspondence: 1926-1933SC # 10
Guide to the Harwood P. Hinton Collection 1874-1995”, Cent. for Am. Hist., The UTSC # 39
Haddon, Judy, tape ofSC # 15
Haley, J. Evetts Jr., Article and NotesSC # 01
Hallewell, Hildreth, A Review of Frank Waters and the Earp BookSC # 30
Hardeman, Dorsey, tape ofSC # 15
Hardin “Old West Collectors Series” Printed post card, picture ofSC # 40
Hardin business card – “Hardin, Attorney at Law, El Paso”SC # 40
Hardin, Bail Bond issued for, Texas vs Hardin, re; holdup of Gem Saloon 1 May 1895SC # 40
Harrell Ranch House, Scurry County, TX photoSC # 07
Harvey, Mrs. PaulSC # 05
Hendrey, Gene, tape ofSC # 15
Hinton, Harwood P Collection, slides and photos of general subjectsSC # 39
Hodge, Kegans, and Pevehouse Family Traditions, by Marguerite CrainSC # 06
Hodnett, Thomas Jefferson, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Holcombe, William Franklin, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Holloway, Willis A., Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Holm, Gill, tape ofSC # 15
Holt, John Oscar, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Hooker, Forrestine C., An Arizona Vendetta (The Truth about Wyatt Earp)SC # 30
Hornung, Chuck G. CollectionSC # 30
Hornung, Chuck, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday in Las Vegas, New MexicoSC # 30
Horsehead Crossing and Cattle Trail mapsSC # 03
Horsehead CrossingSC # 03
Hotel Paso Del NorteSC # 05
Houston Dock Strike of 1936SC # 29
Huffman, Leland, tape ofSC # 15
Hunt, Col. (Journal)SC # 03
Hunt’s, Col., Journal, 1869, review by James BellSC # 03
Hutchison, Archibald Benian, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Hutchison, John Dickinson, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Hyatt, John Seth, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Indian arrowhead from near Blue Caves west of Odessa, springSC # 39
Indian arrowhead picked up in Sandhills north of Blue Caves near Monahans, TexasSC # 39
Indian Cave near No Trees, slides-photosSC # 39
James J. Byrne - A Many Faced Man, by Ed FisherSC # 26
Jowell family papers, photosSC # 11
Jowell Ranch House, Palo Pinto County, TX photoSC # 07
Jowell, HoltSC # 11
Jowell, J. Holt Collection combined with file from JEH, II, G, 5 - J. Holt JowellSC # 11
Jowell, J. Holt photo filesSC # 11
Jowell, J. Holt, brochures, letters, newspapers magazines, etc., and family historySC # 11
Jowell, Spence photosSC # 11
JY ranch photoSC # 07
Kansas, Meade County, XI RanchSC # 01
Kegans, Clarinda Pevehouse, memoirs ofSC # 06
Kegans, James Bingham, photograph and articleSC # 06
Kegans, John, photograph and articleSC # 06
Kegans, Pevehouse and Hodge Family Traditions, by Marguerite CrainSC # 06
Kegens, Clarinda Pevehouse, photographSC # 06
Key, Elizabeth Coffey CollectionSC # 12
Kilgore, Texas Rangers investigation, 1936-39SC # 29
King, William Andrew, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Koock, William, interviewSC # 09
KS, Meade CountySC # 01
Laing, Jeanne, Interview with re: Josie Earp, Spring 2001SC # 30
Land of the High Sky, Stories Along the Pecos", as told by Sue WilsonSC # 24
Landrum SocietySC # 37
Las Escarbadas Division Headquarters, XIT Ranch, Deaf Smith County, TX, 1970SC # 07
Lawler, Jack J., Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
LC Ranch CollectionSC # 33
LC Ranch, NMSC # 33
Lea, Remembering Tom Lea, by Al LowmanSC # 48
Ledbetter, Barbara A. Collection (no inventory)SC # 13
Ledger. “Roy C. Bullock, File No. 115-292, Cattle Record”SC # 32
Letter re: Hardin weapons, 1989SC # 40
LIT Outfit taken near Tascosa, TX, Summer 1898, Theodore CottonSC # 25
Little, William A., Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Locklin, Dee, tape ofSC # 15
London School Disaster of 1937SC # 29
Longhorn pictureSC # 08
Lowman, Al Collection, article bySC # 48
LT Ranch, Headquarters, May 1, 1907, Beal QueenSC # 25
LT Range Cows, Feb 2 1908, Folsom, NM, Reverse-Beal QueenSC # 25
Lundie, William Henry, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Lyons, Thomas and Angus Campbell(founders of the LC Ranch, clippingsSC # 33
Mammoth Saturday Gazette, 1849 (1)SC # 35
Maps, Geological Survey, Sonora, San Angelo, Ft. StocktonSC # 03
Marrs, Bob Collection (ledgers)SC # 14
Martin, Mrs. Charles Collection, notebooks, tapes, Texas historySC # 15
Martin, Nancy, tape ofSC # 15
Mason County TX, Papers, tapes and clippings.SC # 09
Mason County TX, video tape "Early Days of Mason County, Texas"SC # 09
Massengale, Bob, letters to Beale Queen, 1936-37SC # 19
Masterson (JY) Bunkhouse, King County, TXSC # 07
Masterson Bunkhouse photoSC # 07
McCl;ung, Anne, donorSC # 21
McClintic, George Thomas, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
McClintic, Henry, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
McClure, Judy, Conf. Vets research material bySC # 21
McColkin, Dorothy, tape ofSC # 15
McCormick, Leona, Essay “Texas!”SC # 31
McFee Family AlbumSC # 44
McGrew, Norma CollectionSC # 32
McKee Family AlbumSC # 44
McManis George Washington, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
McMullin, John, research files in James Greer CollectionSC # 10
McNair, George W. Letters, 1895-1896SC # 41
McSwain, Ross, Discovery of Old Friends Leads to PublicationSC # 26
McWilliams, R. donor of Key CollectionSC # 12
Medicine Show, Don ColeSC # 26
Member New Mexico Cattle Growers Association, Metal sign, for fence or vehicleSC # 32
Menu, "The Gold Room", c. 1940-50'sSC # 05
Microfilm, Camp Pena Colorado, TX, March 1880-February 1893SC # 36
Microfilm, copy #617, Roll #1229, Returns from U.S. Military Posts, 1800-1916SC # 36
Microfilm, copy #617, Roll #1230, Returns from U.S. Military Posts, 1800-1916SC # 36
Microfilm, copy #617, Roll #901, Returns from U.S. Military Posts, 1800-1916SC # 36
Microfilm, Fort Stockton, Texas, April 1859-December 1874SC # 36
Microfilm, Fort Stockton, Texas, January 1875-June 1886SC # 36
Midland Genealogical Society Collection, newsletters, clippings, etc.SC # 16
Milton, Jeff, coffee port (displayed)SC # 17
Moller ErnestSC # 01
Mooar, J. Wright, Ranch House, Scurry County, TX photoSC # 07
Moore, Judge Allen, tape ofSC # 15
Morse, D.L., Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Moseley, William J., Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Mumford, Elihu Johnson, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Murphey, Diaries of Mrs. Helen Geyer , 1917-1967SC # 17
Murphey, John, Helen Collection, interviews, diaries, Argentine artifacts, Bugbee dwg.SC # 17
Naylor's Epic-Century Magazine, issue April, 1936, Vol. 3, No. 1SC # 11
Neal’s Saturday Gazette (1844,1849 (6)SC # 35
Nelson, Stan, Collection, articles written by and correspondenceSC # 47
Nevill, V.G., tape ofSC # 15
New Mexico Stockman, December 1950, Vol. XV, No. 12.“Our Brands in the Issue”SC # 32
New York Weekly Tribune, 18541872 (14)SC # 35
Newspaper - El Paso Daily Times, El Paso, Texas, August 188SC # 05
Newspaper - El Paso Sentinel, El Paso, Texas, 1 Jun 1873SC # 05
Newspaper - El Paso Sentinel, El Paso, Texas, 14 Jun 1873SC # 05
Newspaper - El Paso Southwest, El Paso, Texas, 1 Jul 1886SC # 05
Newspaper - Evening Gossip, Tombstone, A.T., 29 Mar 1881SC # 05
Newspaper - Frank Leslie's Chimney Corner, 26 Mar 1881SC # 05
Newspaper - The Two Republics, El Paso, Texas, 10 Jun 1886SC # 05
Newspaper - Weekly Chronicle, San Francisco, Calif., 7 April 1881SC # 05
Newspaper, The Kyle Weekly Nutshell, obituary of William M. PerrySC # 38
Newspapers, Donaldson CollectionSC # 35
Newspapers, Misc. 1843-1969SC # 35
NM, Chavez County, items related to Sheriff TysonSC # 38
Odessa Meteor Crater, slides-photosSC # 39
Oil Show Parade, 1954, slides-photosSC # 39
Old Trail Driver, author unknown, Clipping ofSC # 31
On the 1915 Murder in Sierra Blanca of Foote Boykin, S.R. SimpsonSC # 26
Palo Pinto Co. TX, History Book; "Stuarts "Blab' Wire Fence"SC # 08
Palo Pinto Co. TX, History Book; "The Simpson Crawford Fences"SC # 08
Palo Pinto Co. TX, History Book; "What is a Dipping Vat?"SC # 08
Patterson, Gwen, Cline Library, Northern AZ Univ., donor of LC Ranch CollectionSC # 33
Patterson, Paul tape ofSC # 15
Pecos County Notes (Bell Collection)SC # 03
Perry, Wanda, Conf. Vets research material bySC # 21
Pevehouse, Clarinda, ancestry ofSC # 06
Pevehouse, Kegans and Hodge Family Traditions,by Marguerite CrainSC # 06
Potter, Bill Collection, football shoulder pads from 1920’s, Midland HighSC # 18
Potter, William, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Powers, S.F. letter to Beale Queen, 1936SC # 19
Prendergast, Andrew Thomas, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Queen Beale, correspondence, 1936-1937SC # 19
Queen, Beale CollectionSC # 19
Queen, Beale, photoSC # 25
Quilt, Ranch Brands, made 1934, 68”x78”SC # 31
Quirts of Billy BryantSC # 31
Rankin, William Thomas, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Ray, Greenberry, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Reagan County (Bell Collection)SC # 03
Real Tombstone Travesty (The). from Bechdolt to Boyer, by Gary L. Roberts, WOLASC # 30
Reeves, Barbara tape ofSC # 15
Report of the Secretary of War, 1848, (see Library)SC # 05
Returns from U.S. Military Posts, 1800-1916, Microfilm, copy #617, Roll #901SC # 36
Returns from U.S. Military Posts, 1800-1916, Microfilm, copy #617, Roll #1230SC # 36
Returns from U.S. Military Posts, 1800-1916, Microfilm, copy #617, Roll #1229SC # 36
Rhodes, Mary WillisSC # 43
Rhodes, Mary Willis Collection, incl. photographsSC # 43
Richardson, S.O., Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
River That Was (The), by Ed FisherSC # 26
Waters Travesty (The), by Jeffrey WheatSC # 30
Robert, WilliamSC # 01
Roberts, Dr. Gary L., Allie's Story, Mrs. Virgil Earp and the "Tombstone Travesty"SC # 30
Roberts, Dr. Gary L., Whose Voice? The Heart of the Tombstone TravestySC # 30
Roberts, Dr. Gary L., The Real Tombstone Travesty, from Bechdolt to BoyerSC # 30
Rogers, Williams Everett, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Rolling, Robert S. Conspiracy on the TO, The Killing of Foote BoykinSC # 26
Roundup, Y Ranch, July 1928, 37 individuals, 4 autos, chuck wagon Vintage photoSC # 31
Saddle makers, Bob Marrs, AmarilloSC # 14
San Angelo, Map, Geological SurveySC # 03
Saturday Evening Post, 1848-1856 (9)SC # 35
Scout trip to Iraan, slides-photosSC # 39
Settlement of the Llano Estacado, by Ed FisherSC # 26
Seven Brothers Theus Confederate Fighters; by Cobb & Sowell, 1999SC # 21
Simpson, S.R., On the 1915 Murder in Sierra Blanca of Foote BoykinSC # 26
Sitton, Elbert R., Letter fromSC # 38
Slaton, Bob, donor of McFee AlbumSC # 44
Smart, Brice Miller, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Smith, Leona, McCormick Bryant CollectionSC # 31
Smith, Zeno Collection, ScrapbooksSC # 45
Sonora, Map, Geological SurveySC # 03
Southwesterner (newspapers) (1962-63 (2)SC # 35
Sowell, Carolyn, donor of UDC papersSC # 21
Sparks, Dick, donorSC # 21
Spicer Trial Testimony. Hornung’s copy filed with RNM, VI, GGSC # 30
Spurs of Billy BryantSC # 31
Stand on Solid Ground, by Ed FisherSC # 26
Stock certificates for Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Co. (9)SC # 38
Stockman’s Saddle Shop, AmarilloSC # 14
Stones Unturned, Bios of Confed. Vets buried at Fairview Cemetery, Midland, TXSC # 21
Story of Travel in Texas, by Mrs. Wilson Bryant Typed mss ofSC # 31
Strack, Mrs. Dean “Tommie”SC # 04
Strack, Mrs. Dean “Tommie”SC # 04
Straugh, Betty, tape ofSC # 15
Taped Interviews (transcripts)SC # 01
Terfertiller, Casey, -What Was Not In Tombstone TravestySC # 30
Texas Ranger Robert G. Goss papersSC # 29
Texas Rangers articlesSC # 24
Texas Rangers photos transferred to JEH Collection (HH-91.1 to 91.10)SC # 24
Texas, an essay by Leona McCormick. Hand decorated by A. LanhamSC # 31
Texas, Bexar County, RR SurveySC # 03
Texas, El Paso (newspapers)SC # 05
Texas, Fort Belknap, historySC # 13
Texas, Mason County, historySC # 09
Texas, Midland County, Fairview CemeterySC # 21
Texas, Palo Pinto County, historySC # 08
Texas, Pecos County notesSC # 03
Texas, Presidio County, Brite RanchSC # 28
Texas, Reagan CountySC # 03
Texas, Shacklelford County (Albany), historySC # 12
These Riders Hit the Trail, from unknown publication Clipping ofSC # 31
Thomas, Edward, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Thorney Trail, 1972-1990 (placed in Library)SC # 16
Thorniley, John C. Collection, diarySC # 20
Thurber Bricks from the 1920’s. One is a “paving” brick the other a “regular” brickSC # 39
Tombstone Epitaph. All issues from Jan 79 to Dec 2004SC # 30
Tombstone Travesty vs The Earp Brothers of Tombstone, by Editors, WOLASC # 30
Tombstone Travesty, by Frank Waters, mss of 1st versionSC # 30
Trade tokens from Strawn Merchandise Company, Strawn, TXSC # 39
Tweedle LineSC # 06
Two Glass Buttons, mss, galley proofs, legal documents, clippings etc.SC # 06
Tyson, Ed M, items related toSC # 38
Tyson, Ed M. Collection, photos, clippings, etc.SC # 38
Tyson, Jont, donor of Tyson CollectionSC # 38
Tyson, W.S. items related toSC # 38
U.S. Marshal C.P. Dake's Special Account for the Earp Brothers. C.P. DakeSC # 30
United Daughters of the ConfederacySC # 21
United Daughters of the Confederacy CollectionSC # 21
US Gov. Report of the Secretary of War, 1848, (see Library)SC # 05
Vandale, Capt. John J., donor of Vandale CollectionSC # 22
Vandale, Earl Collection, Diaries 1911-1952, notes, clippings, books, interviewsSC # 22
Vandale, Earl Collection, File location: JEH,IV,A,17SC # 22
Vandale, Earl Collection, see also - corres. files in file drawers 57-60SC # 22
Vos, Julius De, interview by Pat Ellebracht, 8 Jun 1997SC # 09
Ward, Flo, Collection, two photographsSC # 23
Warfield, Jimmy, tape ofSC # 15
Warren FamilySC # 01
Warren, John R., Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Waters, Frank, -Tombstone Travesty, mss of 1st versionSC # 30
Weight tickets “Weighed on Fairbanks Type-Registering Beam” dated 1953SC # 32
West Texas Cow-Boys' South American Adventures, by Ed FisherSC # 26
West Texas Scenes, slides-photosSC # 39
Western Writers Convention in 1963 by Gill Holm, and Paul Patterson, tapes fromSC # 15
What Was Not In Tombstone Travesty, by Casey Terfertiller, WOLASC # 30
Wheat, Jeffrey, The Waters TravestySC # 30
White, ZackSC # 05
Whose Voice? The Heart of the Tombstone Travesty, by Dr. Gary L. Roberts, WOLASC # 30
Wild Horse Race, Carlsbad, NM, 1939SC # 07
William Koock, Mason, TX, with Fred Carpenter, 3 Feb 1976.interviewSC # 09
Wilson Family (John H.)SC # 24
Wilson, John Henry CollectionSC # 24
Windham, William Marion, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Wolcott, William Henry, Confed. Vet. buried at Fairview Cem. MidlandSC # 21
Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday in Las Vegas, New Mexico, by Chuck HornungSC # 30
Wyatt Earp's New Mexico Adventures. Old West, Summer 1999SC # 30
XI Employees: Ernest MollerSC # 01
XI Ranch (Meade County, Kansas; Adams FamilySC # 01
XI Ranch, Cattle DrivesSC # 01
XI Ranch, Hog FarmingSC #0 1
XI Ranch, Map of Lane PlaceSC # 01
XI Ranch, MapsSC # 01
XI Ranch photosSC # 01
XIT Ranch photosSC # 07
Y Ranch, Roundup, July 1928, 37 individuals, 4 autos, chuck wagon Vintage photoSC # 31
Young, Roy B. - Frank Waters "Truth or Travesty?"SC # 30
Young, Sam, interview ofSC # 17
Young, Sam, interviewSC # 17
Zesh, Kurt, Fort Mason, TX, with Fred Carpenter, February 2,1976, interviewSC # 09
Zurick artifacts (see inventory)SC # 25
Zurick family and ranch photographsSC # 25
Zurick, John & Lily Collection (an extensive family collection, see inventory)SC # 25

D. INVENTORIES OF SMALL COLLECTIONS

SC #1 - ADAMS (HORACE GREELY, SR.) COLLECTION

Papers, photos
One wallet, 3"
Collection consists of the history of the XI Ranch (Meade County, Kansas; Adams Family
The files were photocopied from material furnished by H.G. "Kell" Adams IV of Kansas in 1995.

INVENTORY
File Folders:
William Robert
Adams Family
Horace Greely Adams, Sr.
Article and Notes by J. Evetts Haley, Jr.
Taped Interviews (transcripts)
Billy the Kid
Warren Family
Map of Lane Place
Cattle Trails
Chisum Family
Sallie Chisum Diary (portions)
XI Employees: Ernest Moller
Maps
Cattle Drives
Photos
Hog Farming

SC #2 - JAMES HARVEY ARMSTRONG COLLECTION

Letters
One wallet, 1/4"
Contains the Civil War letters of James Harvey Armstrong, 1863-1865
Gift of Joan Cervenka Cobb, Oct 1999

INVENTORY
The Civil War Letters of James Harvey Armstrong, Co. F, 14th Texas Infantry, Confederate States Army
Twenty-five letters from 1863 to 1865
55 pages, incl. one sheet photocopy of an original letter
Donated October 1999 by Joan Cervenka Cobb, Midland, TX
The collection is edited and copyrighted by Joan Cervenka Cobb, 1994-1996 President of Seven Brothers Theus Chapter #2393, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Midland, TX

SC #3 - JAMES E. BECK COLLECTION

Papers
One wallet, 2"
Collection consists of several folders of material on Texas history, used by JEH in production of The Diary of Michael Erskine
Gift of James E. Beck, November 1982
Location: Due to use of this Collection in the preparation of The Diary of Michael Erskine it is still filed with that research file - JEH, IV, A, #11, Wallet #1

INVENTORY
Folders:
Horsehead Crossing and Cattle Trail maps
Maps, Geological Survey (5)
Sonora (1), San Angelo (2), Ft. Stockton (2)
Col. Hunt's Journal, 1869 and a review by James Bell
Pecos County Notes
Historical Society
Butterfield Stage
Reagan County
Bexar County, RR Survey

SC #4 - JOHN W. BENTLEY COLLECTION

Letters, 1860-1864
One wallet, 1"
Collection consists of ten Civil War letters from John W. Bentley, one from Wm. T. Beaver and one from Edward Bagby
Loan of Mrs. Dean "Tommie" Strack, 1999

INVENTORY
The Civil War letters of John W. Bentley (10), Wm. T. Beaver (1) and Edward Bagby (1)

John Bentley Letters:
Page 118 Mar 1860To: Sister
Page 23 Aug 1861To: Sister
Page 317 Aug 1861To: Father
Page 428 Aug 1861To: Sister
Page 51 Sep 1861To: Father
Page 613(15) Sep 1861To: Father
Page 818 Oct 1861To: Sister
Page 1018 May 1862To: Sister
Page 11ndTo: Sister
Page 12ndTo: Father
The Wm. T. Beaver Letter:
Page 134 Dec 1861To: Sam
The Edward Bagby Letter:
Page 159 Jul 1864To: Sister

This set of letters on indefinite loan from Mrs. Dean "Tommie" Strack, Midland, TX, September 1999
Credit line on Loan Receipt: "Collection of Tommie Strack"
Originals returned July 2002 by Jim Bradshaw (Photocopies only now on file)

SC #5 - MARY WHITE BOYKIN COLLECTION

Newspapers and other items
One wallet, 1"
Collection consists of a number of newspapers from Waco, San Francisco, El Paso, Tombstone, and New York, 1873-1887. Also a pamphlet and menu from early El Paso. The Report of the Secretary of War, 1848, was transferred to the Library.
Gift of Mary Boykin. Her father was Zack White, prominent pioneer of El Paso who owned Hotel Paso Del Norte, with daughters Mrs. Boykin and Mrs. Paul Harvey.

INVENTORY
Newspapers:
Evening Gossip, Tombstone, A.T., 29 Mar 1881
El Paso Daily Times, El Paso, TX, August 1887, "Midsummer Trade Edition"
El Paso Sentinal, El Paso, TX, 14 Jun 1873
El Paso Sentinal, El Paso, TX, 1 Jun 1873
El Paso Southwest, El Paso, TX, 1 Jul 1886
The Two Republics, El Paso, TX, 10 Jun 1886
Weekly Chronicle, San Francisco, CA., 7 April 1881
Frank Leslie's Chimney Corner, 26 Mar 1881
Pamphlet:
"El Paso as a Health Resort," by Chas. T. Race, M.D., 1844
Menu:
"The Gold Room," c. 1940-50's
Periodical:
Report of the Secretary of War, 1848, Examination of New Mexico by Lt. B. W. Apert, 30th Cong, (Senate), 1st Session, Ex. Doc. #23.
This item was moved to the Library Collection

SC #6 - MARGUERITE STARR CRAIN COLLECTION

Papers
Two wallets, 6"
Wallet #1: Contains the mss galleys and proof of her book "The Two Glass Buttons"
Wallet #2: All other papers related to the book and her research
Gift of Marguerite Starr Crain

INVENTORY
Photocopies of various legal documents – 58 sheets
Photocopies of various newspaper and magazine articles – 27 sheets
Ancestry of Clarinda Pevehouse – 4 sheets
Copy of memoirs of Clarinda Pevehouse Kegans – 6 sheets
Tweedle Line – 7 sheets
Kegans, Pevehouse and Hodge Faily Traditions (by Marguerite Crain) – 15 sheets
Photographs:
Clarinda Pevehouse Kegens
John Kegans, c.1850
Three men: James Bingham Kegans, John Kegans and William Foster w/ short article about them

SC #7 - T. DUDLEY CRAMER PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION

Photographs (7)
Filed loose in S/W chest
Photographs by Cramer of early ranch houses in Texas Panhandle
Gift of T. Dudley Cramer, September 1992

INVENTORY

  1. Wild Horse Race, Carlsbad, N.M. 1939
  2. Las Escarbadas Division Headquarters, XIT Ranch, Deaf Smith County, TX, 1970 (close-up)
  3. Las Escarbadas Division Headquarters, XIT Ranch, Deaf Smith County, TX, 1970 (windmill in background)
  4. J. Wright Mooar Ranch House, Scurry County, TX
  5. Masterson (JY) Bunkhouse, King County, TX
  6. Jowell Ranch House, Palo Pinto County, TX
  7. Harrell Ranch House, Scurry County, TX

Photos #2-7 are early ranch headquarters buildings and line camps, subsequently moved to the Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock, TX
Prints are 9 ½ x12 ½ mounted on 16x20 boards
Original negatives were lost in the Oakland (Calif.) fire
There is set of these images at the Ranching Heritage Museum, Lubbock
Full descriptions with photographs
Filed in S/W Chest in middle room

SC #8 - HELEN CRAWFORD FAMILY COLLECTION

Clippings and artifact
One wallet, 1½"
Consists of a stick of barbed wire, and articles on the history of Palo Pinto County, TX
Gift of Helen Crawford and the Crawford family

INVENTORY
Strand of barbed wire
Card with picture of two longhorns
Articles from Palo Pinto Co. History Book:

"The Simpson Crawford Fences"

"Stuarts "Blab' Wire Fence"

"What is a Dipping Vat?"

Gift of Helen Crawford and the Crawford Family on the occasion of Mr. Haley's birthday, 1991

SC #9 - PAT ELLEBRACHT COLLECTION

Papers, tapes and clippings
One wallet, ½"
Consists of audio tapes of interviews, (w/ transcripts), clippings, correspondence primarily on the history of Mason County, TX
Some items filed under JEH,II,B, ELLEBRACHT, IRVIN
Tapes filed under JEH,VIII, SOUND AND VIDEO RECORDINGS
Gift of Pat Ellebracht, 1999

INVENTORY
Series I. Transcripts, correspondence and other material filed as the "Pat Ellebracht Collection" under Small Collections
Transcripts of interviews:
Irvin Ellebracht, Mason County, with Lisa Brollier, c. 1970's
Julius De Vos, interview by Pat Ellebracht, 8 Jun 1997
Kurt Zesh, Fort Mason, TX, with Fred Carpenter, Southwest Collection, Lubbock, TX, 2 Feb 1976
Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Ellebracht with Fred Carpenter, Southwest Collection, Lubbock, TX, 10 Jun 1976
William Koock, Mason, TX, with Fred Carpenter, Southwest Collection, Lubbock, TX, 3 Feb 1976
Raymond Cofler with Fred Carpenter, Southwest Collection, Lubbock, TX, Feb 1976
Series II. Audio and Video tapes:
Video tape "Early Days of Mason County, Texas", created for Mason County Bank
The six audio tapes and one video tape were placed in JEH,VII, Sound and Video Recordings
Series III. Clippings were placed in the JEH,II,B, Ellebracht, Irvin file

All items relate to Mason, and Eastland Counties, TX history

SC #10 - JAMES KIMMINS GREER COLLECTION

Papers, 1926-1983, books
One wallet, 3"
Collection consists of correspondence and original research notes of James Kimmins Greer
Gift of Dr. James Kimmins Greer (in 1983) of Waco, who was an historian and author/editor of several books on history, including a biography of Jack Hays and the memoirs and biography of Buck Barry, Texas Ranger. Greer had a doctor of philosophy degree in history (U of Texas) and for 16 years was head of the history dept. at Howard College in Birmingham, AL.

INVENTORY
Books, papers and research notes dating from 1926-1983
CORRESPONDENCE: 1926-1933 and undated (186 leaves), includes letters from E.C. Barker, J.
Frank Dobie, J. Marvin Hunter, W. Turrentine Jackson, Rupert N. Richardson
RESEARCH FILE: John Glanton, 1947-1969 and undated (104 leaves, 1 magazine)
RESEARCH FILE: John McMullin, "The Great Western," the Yankee Blade, 1946-1948 and undated (103 leaves)
PHOTOSTATS: undated (16 leaves)
BOOK MATERIAL: 1935-1981 and undated (25 leaves)
PRINTED MATERIAL: 1933-1983 and undated (13 leaves)
A very detailed inventory will be placed in the Inventory Binder.
Books were placed in the general Library stacks.

SC #11 - J. HOLT JOWELL COLLECTION

Photos, brochures, letters, clippings, notebooks
One file box
Collection consists of papers, photos and mementos of the Holt family. Gift of the Jowell Family, 1988 and 1999
Temporarily filed in Haley Archives Room

PRELIMINARY INVENTORY, 15 Jan 1999

Combined with file from JEH, II, G, 5 - J. Holt Jowell Collection

Series I. Photographs

  1. 8x10 photo of cattle, no date or description
  2. 11x14 framed photo of
  3. 8x10, cowboys around chuck wagon, no identification or date
  4. 8x10, family grouping, full identification on back
  5. 5x8, seven men, c. 1940, identification on back
  6. 4 ¼ x6 ½, Spence Jowell, age in 20's
  7. 4 ¼ x6 ½, Spence Jowell, no date
  8. 5x7, Graduating Class, Spencer Jowell, Baylor University, Waco, TX
  9. 11x14, Eight riders, also negative and 5x7 print, and original printed copy (very fragile)
    11x16, all boxed in 11 ½ x15 black box

Series II. Brochures

  1. 8 ½ x11 brochure. "Time will not wait, The boy cannot," by Buffalo Trail Council, BSA, c. 1957, 16 pages, plus fold-out and covers
  2. 8x9 ½ brochure, "Only Youth can carry on," 12 pages plus fold-out and covers. 2 copies, one is signed by Jowell and 11 others
  3. 8 ½ x11 brochure, "To All Boys of U.S.A. Greetings," by Bob Beverly, signed, 12 pages plus cover w/ letter from Beverly, no date

Series III. Letters

  1. Letter from Mrs. Kenneth Harlow to Mr. Holt Jowell, 2 Apr 1969, one page
  2. Letters from Elmer Kelton (Livestock Weekly), 3 Jun 1980, 23 Jan 1979, 14 Mar 1980 and clipping from The Cattleman, Sept 1961, "Latin Rodeo" by Ray Camp
  3. 11x14 photographic copy of letter to "Frances" from "John A.," 1 July 1864, two copies, and typewritten copy
  4. Letter, from W.W. Lackey to M/M J. Holt Jowell, 25 Nov 1951
  5. Letter, from J.O. Holt, 16 May 1863 to Maj. S. Croom (laminated)

Series IV. Family History

  1. The Jowell History, 9«x11« black binder, by Mrs. Roy B. (Dennise Cobb) Davis, February 1975. 36 plastic sleeves containing the material. Includes 16 photo images. Loose; one plastic sleeve and a printed image of C.C. Slaughter
  2. Bundle of typed material related to Jowell family

Series V. Newspaper Articles and Clippings

  1. Clipping, "Ask Adam", Amarillo Globe-Times, Friday, November 7, 1975 re: Jowell Community
  2. Clipping, "Revisits Jal Ranch Headquarters Site," The Jal Record, Jal New Mexico, Thursday Sept. 22, 1966
  3. Clipping, "Midlanders Will Bid Farwell (sic) to Famous Hotel Scharbauer," Midland Reporter-Telegram, Sunday July 15, 1973
  4. Typed copies of articles from San Angelo Standard, Oct. 28, 1905; March 31, 1906; March 14, 1906; 28 April 1906

Series VI. Notebooks

  1. Eight vest pocket size notebooks, dated: 1900, 1900, 1905, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1922, 1929

Series VII. Documents

  1. Tax Receipt #375, Midland County, to J.O. Holt. (laminated), 1893
  2. Tax Receipt #1191, Williamson County, to J.O. Holt, 1881 (laminated)
  3. Form #58, Discharge Certificate, to William Hobson, signed by J.O. Holt, 1st Lt., 9 Apr 1864 (laminated)

Series VIII. Magazines and Magazine Articles

  1. Naylor's Epic-Century Magazine, issue April 1936, Vol. 3, No. 1
  2. Frontier Times, March 1976, two copies, featuring article by Eve Ball on Henry Record
  3. The Cattleman, August 1961, Jowell mentioned on page 133
  4. The Cattleman, September 1961 issue
  5. Article from Livestock Weekly, 1942, Around the Bull Pen, by Ray Camp, includes letter to Spence from Bob Beverly

Series IX. Misc.

  1. Poster, 9 3/4 x 12, "No steer is so fat...."
  2. Two page note, Christmas, 1984, 4x7
  3. One page fax, 29 Dec 1998, re: nomination to Cowboy Hall of Fame
  4. Check book, FNB, Midland, "J. O. Holt's Book" 1898

SC #12 - ELIZABETH COFFEY KEY COLLECTION

Clippings, slides and pamphlets
Two wallets, 4"
Collection consists of extensive newspaper clippings from the "Memory Lane" series on the history of Albany, Shackleford County, TX (1860-1970). A second file of clippings on Arizona (c. 1970). Also some slides and pamphlets.
Donated by R. McWilliams

INVENTORY
Wallet #1: Newspapers clippings about Albany, Shackleford County, TX, primarily from the "Memory Lane" series. Events covered from 1860-1970. Slides of the "Albany Parade", c. 1970s.
Wallet #2: Newspaper clippings on Arizona mostly from the 1970's. Slides of Arizona scenes. Some pamphlets.

SC #13 - BARBARA A. LEDBETTER COLLECTION

Papers
One wallet, 2 ½"
Collection consists of various papers related to Fort Belknap, Texas, "Young County Civil War Dead" and other interesting material on Texas history
Gift of Barbara A. Ledbetter, 1987-1989

INVENTORY
None

SC #14 - BOB MARRS COLLECTION

Papers
One wallet, 3 ½"
Collection consists of two ledgers (1942-1950) from his Stockman's Saddle Shop in Amarillo, Texas and one letter
Gift of Bob Marrs

INVENTORY
Ledgers (or "order books") from the Bob Marrs, Stockman's Saddle Shop, Amarillo, TX
Ledger #1 covers the period from 13 Apr 1942 to 26 Dec 1945
Ledger #2 covers the period from 2 Jan 1946 to 17 Jul 1950
One letter from Betty Marrs, 25 Feb 1992
Bob Marrs began as a cowboy at the age of 15, working at ranches in Arizona, Texas, California, and Oklahoma. He became, in 1951, a saddler in Amarillo, owning and operating the Stockman's Saddle Shop until retirement in 1992.

SC #15 - MRS. CHARLES MARTIN COLLECTION

Papers and audio tapes
Two wallets, 5"
Collection consists of research notes and audio tapes on Texas history and various genealogies
Gift of Mrs. John P. Butler

INVENTORY
The notebooks and tapes of Mrs. Charles Martin
I. Magnetic tape recordings. Six reels of 7" (1/4" x 1200') of various events from 1957 to 1963.
Tapes include two talks at the Western Writers Convention in 1963 by Gill Holm, and Paul Patterson. Other tapes carry the names of: V.G. Nevill, Judy Cole, Jimmy Warfield, Barbara Reeves, Judy Haddon, Betty Straugh, Gloria Bingham, Nancy Martin, Joan Campbell, Lida Carter, Dorothy McColkin, Ted Gill, Leeland Huffman, Dee Locklin, Judge Allen Moore, Gene Hendreyx, and Dorsey Hardeman.
II. Twenty-two spiral steno notebooks containing notes on a variety of historical subjects including some genealogical information. No effort has been made to inventory these notes but they seem to cover Texas history incl. the Civil War period.

SC #16 - MIDLAND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY COLLECTION

Papers, periodicals, artifact
One box, 11" x 18" x 5"
Collection consists of magazines and newsletters of Midland Genealogical Society. The Thorney Trail magazines (1972-1990) placed in Library. Balance filed in Archives. One artifact placed in display case.
Gift of Mrs. C.H. "Lola" Burchitt

INVENTORY
Series I. Thirty-nine issues of The Thorney Trail. 1972 to 1990. Placed in Library.
Series II. Midland Genealogical Society Newsletters
Series III. Clipping file
Series IV. Four magazines (4) containing articles on JFK assassination and Prince Ranier and various newspapers, primarily on Midland historical celebrations and events
Series V. Artifact: A "taba calzaba," the ankle bone of a steer used in a pampas game by Gauchos in Argentina. Made of bone and brass, 4"x2"x2". Placed in Argentina display case with two others.

The Thorney Trail - Midland Genealogical Society

Vol. I1November 72
Vol. I2May 73
Vol. II1November 74
Vol. II2May 74
Vol. III1November 74(75)
Vol. III2May 75
Vol. IV1September 75
Vol. IV2December 75
Vol. IV3March 76
Vol. IV4June 76
Vol. V1Summer 76
Vol. V2Fall 76
Vol. V3Winter 77
Vol. V4Spring 77
Vol. VI1Summer 77
Vol. VI2Fall 77
Vol. VI3/4Winter/Spring 78
Vol. VII1Summer/Fall 78
Vol. VII2Winter/Spring 79
Vol. VIII1Summer/Fall 79
Vol. VIII2Winter/Spring 80
Vol. IX1Summer/Fall 80
Vol. IX2Winter/Spring 81
Vol. X1Summer/Fall 81
Vol. X2Winter/Spring 82
Vol. XI1Summer/Fall 82
Vol. XI2Winter/Spring 83
Vol. XII1Summer/Fall 83
Vol. XIII1Summer/Fall 84
Vol. XIV1Summer/Fall 85
Vol. XIV2Winter/Summer 86
Vol. XV1Summer/Fall 86
Vol. XV2Spring 87
Vol. XVI1Fall 87
Vol. XVI2Spring 88
Vol. XVII1Fall 88
Vol. XVII2Spring 89
Vol. XVIII1Fall 89
Vol. XVIII2Spring 90

SC #17 - JOHN AND HELEN MURPHEY COLLECTION

Interviews, Gaucho artifacts, diaries, art, books and periodicals
Two wallets, 9"; Art and artifacts on display
Collection consists of taped interviews with Mrs. Murphey, Argentine gaucho artifacts, the diaries of Helen Geyer Murphey (1917-1967), Harold Bugbee drawings and Jeff Milton's coffee pot. Books and periodicals are shelved in Library.
Gifts of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Murphey. Donated from 1977 through 1985

INVENTORY
Wallet #1:
Transcript of taped interviews, 29 Jul 1985, 202 pages, 2 copies.
Interview with Sam Young, 3 Aug 1985, 12 pages, 1 copy
Interview with John and Helen Murphey, 19 Feb 1974, 26 pages, 3 copies
Interview notes on steno pad
General correspondence file
Wallet #2: Diaries of Mrs. Helen Murphey

#1.1917-1918
#2.1921-1924
#3.1933-1937
#4.1938-1942
#5.1943-1947
#6.1948-1951
#7.1954
#8.1955
#9.1959
#10.1967

Artifacts are on display or stored in vault. Books are shelved in the Library. Full details in Collection Information files.

SC #18 - BILL POTTER COLLECTION

Artifact
One wallet
Collection consists of a pair of football shoulder pads Potter wore in the 1920's at Midland High School. This is the same time JEH also played on the team.
Gift of

INVENTORY
See above

SC #19 - BEALE QUEEN COLLECTION

Papers (1897-1970)
One wallet, 3"
Collection consists of brand books, letters and papers of Beale Queen
This collection received 21 Apr 1992. Donors name not in files.

INVENTORY

#1.Brand book, black, 3-ring binder, 4 1/4" x 7 1/4", dated 30 Jul 1925. Looseleaf, typed and hand written. Inside pocket contains:
- Card - "Working Press", Mrs. Beale Queen, brand notes on back
- Letter - 9 Nov 1936, from Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Assoc., W.H. Sweeney
- Letter - 18 Jul 1936, from Dayton Moses
- Papers for Pierce Arrow truck
- Tickets (2) for gasoline, 4 Jan 1937, 4, Feb 1937
- Post Card
- Card for McClains' Roundup
#2.Brand book of the State of N.M., Alb. 1915
#3.Supplement #1 to the 1915 Brand Book of State of N.M. Alb. 1917, 4 1/4" x 7 3/4",wraps
#4."School Reading by Grades," Second Year, James Baldwin, N.Y.,, 1897, boards, poor condition
#5.Report Cards (3) Beale Queen, Channing, Texas, 7th, 8th and 9th grades (1912-1914)
#6.Weekly Reminder Book (5x7), Jan 1958 to Nov 1970. A record of breeding and foals, lists of horses sold, etc.
#7.Check stub book, nd
#8.Applications (5) to Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Assoc., blank but signed by W.H. Sweeney
#9.Report blank for Hog and Milk Cow Report, 1936
#10.Letter, 29 Jun 1936, from Bob Massengale, Texas DPS, Special Ranger Commission
#11.Letter, 22 Dec 1936, from Bob Massengale, Texas DPS, re: Ranger Commission
#12.Letter, 8 Mar 1937, from Bob Massengale, Texas DPS, blank petition re: law restricting Rangers
#13.Letter, 26 Jul 1936, from S. F. Powers re: cattle theft
#14.Letter, Nov 1936, from Cattle Sanitary Board (N.M.) list of stock reported strayed or stolen
#15.Letter, 3 Mar 1937, same subject as above

SC #20 - JOHN C. THORNILEY COLLECTION

Diary, 1852
One wallet 2 ½'
Collection consists of original diary, one photocopy and one typed copy of the John C. Thorniley Diary, Crossing the Plains, 1852. An account of the journey from Ohio to California.
Gift of Jack Gazalle, 1977

INVENTORY
Original diary in 2 vols. of John C. Thorniley, entitled "Crossing the Plains, 1852". An account of the journey from Ohio to California.
In addition to the two original diaries there is a complete photocopy and one typed copy.
Note in file:
John C. Thorniley, relative of Laura Williamson McNicols (was Jack Gazalle's great aunt) the aunt of Virginia Strong Gazalle (my mother). (Jack Gazalle) was landman with British American for years. Gift to the Library of Jack W. Gazalle, Midland, (friend of Ray Whiteside).

SC #21 - UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY COLLECTION

Papers, photographs, publications
Three wallets, 8"
Collection consists of research papers, photographs and published articles on Confederate Veterans buried at Fairview Cemetery, Midland, TX
Presented to Library by Carolyn Sowell and Joann Cobb, September 1999 on behalf of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Midland, TX

INVENTORY
Series I. Veterans Files. Research material on each of the 40 Veterans buried at Fairview Cemetery, Midland, TX. Two wallets.
Series II. Publications

A.Seven Brothers Theus Confederate Fighters; Compiled by Joan Cervenka Cobb and Carolyn E. Sowell, 1999
B.Stones Unturned, Biographies of Confederate Veterans Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Midland Texas; Compiled by Carolyn E. Sowell and Joan Cervenka Cobb.

Series III. Research material collected by Judy McClure, Wanda Linam Perry and Ann Auburg.
Green report binder and red ring binder.
Series IV. Photographs and negatives. Negatives and prints of tombstones at Fairview Cemetery by Joan Cobb and Wanda Perry. In blue ring binder.

List of Confederate Veterans Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Midland, TX
Baker, Lemuel K.
Bizzell, Francis Marion
Bounds, Michael M.
Brunson, Almorane B.
Collom, J.P.
Cowden, George Franklin, Sr.
Cowden, William Hamby, Sr.
Dyer, Benjamin Franklin
Edson, James Eugene
Flood, Terrence
Glenn, William Jones
Grammer, Joseph C.
Hodnett, Thomas Jefferson
Holcombe, William Franklin
Holloway, Willis A.
Holt, John Oscar
Hutchison, Archibald Benian
Hutchison, John Dickinson
Hyatt, John Seth
King, William Andrew
Lawler, Jack J.
Little, William A.
Lundie, William Henry
McClintic, George Thomas
McClintic, Henry
McManis George Washington
Morse, D.L.
Moseley, William J.
Mumford, Elihu Johnson
Potter, William
Prendergast, Andrew Thomas
Rankin, William Thomas
Ray, Greenberry
Richardson, S.O.
Rogers, Williams Everett
Smart, Brice Miller
Thomas, Edward
Warren, John R.
Windham, William Marion
Wolcott, William Henry
Series V. Civil War Letter from Billie Dawson and 1863 one cent piece.
Donated by Dick Sparks and Jo Anne McClurg, March 2001

SC #22 - EARL VANDALE COLLECTION

Diaries (1911-1952), historical notes, clippings, books
14 wallets containing diaries and other notes plus 16 loose diaries
File location: JEH,IV,A,17. Diaries are filed in wallets #11-14 (12") and 16 loose diaries (18"). Other files in Wallets #1-10 (18"). These items are co-mingled with other JEH research material in JEH,IV,A,17. See also file drawers 57-60 in main archives room for the Earl Vandale Correspondence Collection.
Loaned by Capt. John J. Vandale, USN retired, in 1986

INVENTORY
(As shown in JEH,IV,A,17. Found in File Drawers #47 and 48 in Haley Archives Room)
Wallets:

#1.Interviews and notes
Interview- 2 Nov 1945
Interview- 16 Feb 1947
Interview- 20 Jun 1949
#2.Notes, Misc.
#3.MSS, Earl Vandale on the Trail of Texas Books
#4.Earl Vandale on the Trail of Texas Books
Page proof
MSS
Hertzog's Dummy
General file re: Earl Vandale on the Trail of Texas Books
#5.Clippings and newspapers
#6.Rare Book Catalogs
#7.Catalogue of Vandale Collection
#8.Hodam MSS
#9.Check list of Books When on Jefferson St., #5
#10.Card Catalog Dobie Prices"

Diaries:

#11.1911-1926
#12.1928-1940
#13.1932-1949
#14.1941-1947

Also: Haley's Option Cards
Printer's Engraving Cut
Notebook re: Early Panhandle & N.M. Ranches
Loose Diaries (16): 1911, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1933, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1935, 1936, 1936, 1948, 1951, 1952

SC #23 - FLO WARD COLLECTION
Photographs
One wallet, 1"
Collection consists of two photographs of Ward family members
Gift of Flor. (Florence?) Ward, Sedona (?), AZ
(The name "T.C. Ward" was on a note with the photos.)

INVENTORY
Two photographs:
Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Ward
Mary Annie Asher Ward ("Travis' Mother")

SC #24 - JOHN HENRY WILSON COLLECTION

Books and papers
1 wallet, 2"
Collection contains Wilson genealogical information, articles on Texas Rangers and several photos. Also a collection of 800 books (shelved within the general library).
Gift of John H. Wilson, January 1981

INVENTORY
Material about the Wilson family, church minutes, Texas Rangers and a few misc. items. Ten photos of Texas Rangers were placed in the Photograph section of the JEH Collection (HH-91.1 to 91.10).
The bulk of this Collection was a library of 800 books which were catalogued and placed in the general Library. The files in the Collection Information file contains some correspondence re: the collection.
Biographical information is in "The Land of the High Sky, Stories Along the Pecos", John H. Wilson as told by Sue Wilson, Land of the High Sky Press, 1992."

SC #25 - JOHN and LILY ZURICK COLLECTION

Papers, photographs, periodicals and artifacts
One file box of papers, one cabinet section of photographs and artifacts
Collection consists of personal/ranch papers, land records, tally books, photographs, periodicals, numerous artifacts of saddles, tack and other ranch items
Gift of Lily Zurick, October 1999

INVENTORY
Inventory Outline

SERIES I: PHOTOGRAPHS
(See detailed inventory)
Sub-series A, Framed
Sub-series B, Mounted on boards
Sub-series C, Unframed black and white
Sub-series D, Unframed color prints
Sub-series E, Unframed color photocopied images
Sub-series F, Framed documents
sub-series G, Paintings and sketches

SERIES II: PERSONAL PAPERS
Bibles, diary, correspondence, etc.

SERIES III: EARLY LAND RECORDS (10)

SERIES IV: RANCH AND PERSONAL RECORDS
Three ledger books

SERIES V: TALLY BOOKS (16)

SERIES VI: BUSINESS PAPERS
Tax, bank, leases, etc.

SERIES VII: PERIODICALS
These have been placed in the Library periodical section.

American Quarter Horse Stud Book
1941, Vol. 1, #1
1943, Vol. 1, #2
The Cattleman
January, 1933, Vol. XIX, #8
April, 1933, Vol. XIX, #11
December, 1933, Vol. XX, #6
February, 1934, Vol. XX, #9
November 1935, Vol. XXI, #6
December, 1935, Vol. XXII, #7
May, 1936, Vol. XXII, #12
July, 1936, Vol. XXIII, #2
August, 1936, Vol. XXIII, #3
January, 1941, Vol. XXVII, #8
October, 1957, Vol. XLIV, #5

SERIES VIII: ARTIFACTS
(See detailed inventory)


Detailed Inventory

SERIES I - PHOTOGRAPHS
Note: Photos are Black and White unless noted as color.
Sub-series A - Framed (Must be taken out of frames to get a good photocopy)

  1. Jess Zurick, Winner of Ladies Races, Cowboys Roundup at Clayton, NM, Aug 2, 1920: 18 x 22 ½
  2. Man and horse: 18 x 22 ½
  3. LIT Outfit taken near Tascosa, TX, Summer 1898, Theodore Cotton sitting next to fly pole on left of picture, Chuckwagon scene, 11 men, 1 mounted: 21 ½ x 13 ½
  4. Johnie Zurick, 3rd daughter of John & Lily Zurick, 5 images of child on a single print, by Stoffel, 1943: 11 ½ x 28
  5. John Watson Zirick, 16 year old, Zurick Ranch (right), older man on left (same?), 2 images (7 x 10) in single frame: 11 x 15
  6. Calf Roping, Las Vegas, NM, color print: 11 ½ x 11 ½
  7. Starlight, 4 yr old, taken 1925, tinted photo of horse: 9 ½ x 15 ½
  8. John Zurick (left), two men on horseback: 9 x 10 ½
  9. Grandpa J.H. Zurick, early 1920's, Location unknown: 9 x 10 ½
  10. Man on horseback: 9 x 10 ½
  11. Star, favorite for sure: 8 ½ x 11
  12. Patroni and Gangster, July 5, 1943, two horses, two men: 8 ½ x 10
  13. Jon W. Zurick and Jeff, Zurick Ranch, Stead, NM, sometime early 50's: 8 ½ x 10 ½
  14. Keno, 5 yr old, by Red Keeno, taken summer of 1950. I sold him to Everett Shaw in 1952, he made a steer horse, Don McLaughlin told me that Keeno was best steer horse he ever rode: 8 x 10
  15. Man and horse, #402: 4 3/4 x 6 ½
  16. Group of 27 people on horseback, names on back of photo: 7 ½ x 10 ½
  17. John Zurick, office at ranch, color print: 8 ½ x 10 ½
  18. "Always Love, Lily": 8 x 10
  19. Johnie J. Zurick, her cow, too, age 3, I actually remember this photo being made. 8 x 10

Sub-series B - Mounted on Board

  1. LT Range Cows , Feb 2 1908, property of Fowler and Tod near Folsom, NM, Reverse - “Beal Queen": 10 x 24 board, 6 ½ x 20 image
  2. Yearling LT Heifers, Property of Fowler & Tod, LT Ranch, May 1, 1907, Reverse- "Beal Queen": 10 x 24 board, 6 ½ x 20 image
  3. Headquarters LT Ranch, May 1, 1907, Reverse - "Beal Queen': 10 x 24 board, 6 ½ x 18 ½ image
  4. Man on bucking horse: 14 x 17 board, 9 ½ x 11 ½ image
  5. Man on horse, chuckwagon, tent; This was taken in Old Mexico when Lily and the girls came to visit in the summer, they stayed in Nogalis (sic), Arizona. I am believing this was one of the Mexican(s) Grandpa used to care for the cattle he had.

Sub-series C - Unframed black and white images

  1. Horse Race, 9/18/69, NM State Fair, Mighty Classy, winner
  2. John Zurick, "Red Bird", photocopy
  3. John W. Zurick and Blondie, Zurick Ranch, 1948, color tinted
  4. Man with horse
  5. Man with horse
  6. Man with horse
  7. Man with horse
  8. Badger & me, about 11 or 12
  9. Corral scene, photocopy
  10. Papa John & Red Bird, 1964
  11. J. H. Zurick, Papa
  12. Johnie, red felt hat, & patches, Skipper
  13. Daddy & Brillard
  14. Parade scene
  15. Grandpa and Daddy
  16. Your father's "Floating outfit", Winter 1889-90. From left to right – #1. John Like; #2. Grude Crow; #3. John O'Dell; #4. Jess Tarrner; #6. Jack Zurick (on grey horse); #5. Arthur Lightwood;#7. Arch Lane; #8. Harve Branlett, (cook). Taken fall of 1889.
  17. Four men on horseback, no id, mounted on board
  18. John shipping cattle, Bull Burress, Clarence Howell
  19. John Zurick, 8-9 years
  20. Two children
  21. Unidentified lady, taken in Lamar, CO
  22. Unidentified lady
  23. Rose Ann Zurick, College days in Albuquerque, NM
  24. Juanna
  25. Grandpa, Jack Zurick
  26. Poppie John Zurick
  27. John & Lily Zurick, 50's
  28. John & Johnie Zurick
  29. John-Lily, early 50's
  30. Johnie about 2 at the house in Clayton
  31. Poppies sister Rosalee Smith, my precious little Aunt
  32. John & Lily house at Rosebud, 1938
  33. Zurick Ranch

Sub-series D - Unframed color prints

  1. Zurick Ranch gate
  2. Ranch scene
  3. Tack room
  4. Chuck box, Zurick Ranch
  5. Rock Barn
  6. Zurick Ranch
  7. Zurick Ranch, living room
  8. John Zurick office, ranch
  9. Zurick Ranch
  10. Zurick Ranch
  11. Bunkhouse, Zurick Ranch
  12. Zurick Ranch
  13. Xmas, '76, ages: 74-15-14-5
  14. John W,. Zurick, 1962, His office
  15. Poppie John & grandson Eddie, son of Johnie
  16. Lily Zurick
  17. Lily Zurick, Johnie Zurick, John Zurick
  18. Taken summer 1982, The country better than I've ever seen it. JWZ
  19. Chookie, age 17
  20. Grave, J.H. "Jack" Zurick, 1869-1938, Kenton, Oklahoma
  21. Grave, Rosa L. Wife of J.H. Zurick, 1869-1924, Kenton, Okla.
  22. Cemetery, Kenton, Okla.
  23. Not identified
  24. Not identified

Sub-series E - Unframed color photocopies

  1. Ranch, New Mexico, my home
  2. Zurick Ranch house
  3. Tack Room
  4. Zurick, Saddle room, 1969
  5. Barn
  6. Zurick Rock Barn, Stead, NM
  7. Zurick ranch, Saddle room
  8. Ranch office
  9. John Zurick and Santo
  10. John Zurick and Santo
  11. John Zurick, Shipping Pens, 86 years young
  12. John Zurick, Ranch, 1987
  13. John Zurick, Hans & Fritz dogs
  14. Eddie Labrier, John Zurick, Zurick Labrier

Sub-series F - Framed Documents

  1. Marriage Certificate, 6 Jul 1926, John W. Zurick and Lily May Tixier: 8x10
  2. Marriage License, John W. Zurick and Lily May Tixier, 6 Jul 1926, reverse of above document: 8x10
  3. Poem, Watchin' Em Ride, by Omar S. Barker:8 ½ x14 ½

Sub-series G - Painting or Sketch

  1. J. H. Zurick, Papa, charcoal sketch. loose from frame, 16x20 frame, 18 ½ x22 ½ sketch
  2. Painting, man on horse, by Greta Campbell, 20x26, framed, oil

SERIES VIII: ARTIFACTS
1- Perfection brand oil heater, model #1691, 24"tall on 12x12 base
1- Medicine box, wooden, 10x12x19, w/ medicines
5- Meat saws;
1. 13" blade, 18" long
2. 20" blade, 28" long
3. 20" blade, 27" long
4. 24" blade, 32" long
5. 32" blade, 41" long
1- Medicine chest, factory made, w/ medicines, 19x11x9
1- Suitcase, brown, (mt) 24x14x7
1- Hat box, 10x18, (mt)
1- Meat cleaver, 9 ½ " blade, 20" tip to tip
1- #5 iron skillet
1- #10 iron skillet
1- 8 ½ "dinner plate, white enamel, blue trim
1- Billfold
1- Novelty nutcracker
1- Tobacco can, round, 14 oz
4- Tobacco tins, 1 5/8 oz
3- Pipes, (one w/o mouthpiece)
2- Tobacco sacks
1- Cigarette paper packet, OCB
1- Wooden box, carved, 1 ½ "x4x13, contents: spelling list of John Zurick, 3/11/1916 and ribbon from 5th Annual Cowboys Ball, La Junta, Colo., 28 Dec 1906
1- Rock, curious shape
2- Carved teeth or claws, ivory(?), 3 ½ "
2- Stuffed animals
1- Skirt, black and gold
1- Shift, black and gold
1- Doll, 8"
1- Dehorn spoon, homemade, 5"
1- Saddle pouch, 4 ½ x8 ½
1- Medical kit w/ 7 medical tools, 3 ½ x7
1- Stove handle, 8"
1- Pair gloves, leather
1- Tool used to float horse teeth, 6 ½ x14
1- Bit, tack room, 5 ½ x5 ½
1- Auto hand crank, Monarch, 9"
1- Wagon wheel wrench, #7307C, #5
1- Pair old stirrups, metal, 5 ½ x5 ½
1- Pistol holster, YO brand, and brand, JWZ, Made by O.J. Snyder, Denver
1- Cartridge belt and holster, Old Mexico, brands:
1- Lariet, horsehair
1- Quilt 61x79
4- Chaps,
2- Rope, short
1- Rifle scabbard, 30", "U.S., Milwaukee Saddlery Co., 1942"
1- Jockey Bat, 20 ½ "
1- Horse wound protector, homemade, 34" pipe w/ strap
3- Horse collars
1- Metal stirrup, "Vallejo", England, Ecuntine - Used in Polo and racing by Jack and John Zurick
1- Tool of unknown purpose
1- Jockey iron, 3 3/4x3 3/4
1- Jockey iron, 3 3/4x 3 3/4
4- Spurs, pairs
1. Bill Burris, "Kelly Bros(?)"
2. John Zurick, "ST", "Stainless"
3. Johnie Zurick, Mark:
4. Rozann, no marks
4- Saddles:
1. John Zurick, "JWZ", ...r,....Colo
2. Jack Zurick. "YO", "R.T. Frazier, Maker, Pueblo, Colo.
3. All Matador 6666 Pitchfork cowboys rode these Switzer saddles. "Schweitzer, Matador, Texas"
4. Racing or Jockey saddle, "Hermes"
1- Wooden chest, 30x19x18, w/ cooling blanket and many other horse care items
1- Wooden chest, 63x37x31, w/ misc. tack
1- Wooden chest, 22x19x34, w/ 15" oil lantern, tent, broken grinding wheel
1- Iron wagon wheel, 34"
1- Child's push-pull riding toy, 4'x18"
8- Wagon top hoops, 56x42
1- Double tree

SC #26 - ED FISHER COLLECTION

Series I: Personal File
Obituary
Correspondence w/ Haley Library
Series II: Articles by Ed Fisher
Boots
The River That Was
Settlement of the Llano Estacado
A Fast Trip in Slow Wagons
West Texas Cow-Boys' South American Adventures
Stand on Solid Ground
James J. Byrne - A Many Faced Man
Series III: Articles by Others
The Craft At Work, from Scottish Rite News
See also Goodnight file for The Impact of Masonry on the Texas Frontier
Foote Boykin File including:
Conspiracy on the TO, The Killing of Foote Boykin, Robert, S. Rolling
On the 1915 Murder in Sierra Blanca of Foote Boykin, S.R. Simpson
Medicine Show, Don Cole
Discovery of Old Friends Leads to Publication, Ross McSwain
Bloody Easter, R.K. DeArment
See JEH for Black Cowboy articles furnished by Fisher
Series IV: Artifacts
Labels
Ox Shoes

SC #27 - THE W. SKELTON GLENN MSS FILES

Filed in Cabinet #8 in main archive room
This “collection” is an artificially created file containing the mss and items related to the Skelton Glenn mss. It is composed of material from the Mullin, Haley and Wood Collections.

INVENTORY
RING BINDER #1 - Mullin/Haley files

I.RNM, II, D, Glenn notes:
Sheet listing Glenn mss sections:
I.Boyhood & Civil War Experiences2-48
II.Forty years on the Frontier29-70
Forty Years on the Frontier, subtitled:
III.The Buffalo Hunt1-49
(combined from 2 Metz Sections)1-74
IV.Indian Fighting on Plains1-118
V.End of B(uffalo) Hunt, Buying Hide1-20
VI.Cynthia Ann & Quanah Parker1-18
VII.Sketches from Life of Montashanna1-40
VIII.Buying Cattle in Texas - Cowtrail1-38
IX.History of Clay County & N.E. Tex1-48
Pat Garret As I Knew Him(72 pages)
Stray sheet numbered 1, "Sheep Men were Coming"
II.Glenn mss: "Pat Garret As I knew Him on the Buffalo Ranges"
Found in JEH, II, B, GLENN, SKELTON and RNM, II, D, GARRETT, PAT (4)
III.The Recollections of W.S. Glenn, Buffalo Hunter, by Rex Strickland,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Review, 1949
IV.Correspondence RNM and others re: Glenn material
V.Correspondence between Haley and Mullin
VI."Pat Garrett - Two Forgotten Killings", by Robert N. Mullin, Password, Summer, 1965

RING BINDER #2 - Lestor Blake Wood Collection

I.Correspondence between H. Bailey Carrol, Rex W. Strickland, Maurice G. Fulton and Lestor B. Wood
II.Skelton Glenn mss, LBW, II, A
Introduction1-2
Introduction3-5
Indian Fights on the Plains6-49
"This introduction was written by Maurice G. Fulton who had the Skelton manuscript borrowed for a long time." LBW
(See also a duplication of pages 21-49 in LBW, II, D)
III.Skelton Glenn mss, LBW, II, B
Indian Fights on the Plains, Part Two, pages 1-59
"This is part of the manuscript written by Skelton Glenn & given me by Maurice G. Fulton about 18 months before he died." LBW
(See also a duplication of pages 37-59 in LBW,II,D)
IV.Skelton Glenn mss, LBW, II, C
A Journey Into New Mexico, pages 1-29
"Skelton Glenn's Account, typed and arranged by M.G. Fulton"
"Skelton Glenn's Account, see introduction by Maurice G. Fulton." LBW
V.Skelton Glenn mss, LBW,II, D
Same as pages 21-49 in LBW,II,A
VI.Skelton Glenn mss, LBW, II, D
Same as pages 37-59 in LBW,II.B
VII.Skelton Glenn mss, pages 1-12 "Pat took his two defeats..."
Same as pages 6-17 in LBW, II, C

RING BINDER #3 - Metz/Mullin Correspondence
THIS MATERIAL SHOULD NOT BE MADE AVAILABLE TO RESEARCHERS DUE TO THE FACT THAT LEON METZ IS LIVING AND IT MAY BE AN INVASION OF HIS PRIVACY.

RING BINDER #4 - Judia Drawings

I.Bert J. Judia biographical sketch and correspondence
II.List of Judia drawings (RNM,II, D, Judia, Bert)
III.Numbered list
IV.Unnumbered list
V.Unnumbered w/ captions
VI.No captions or numbers

SC #28 - LUCAS CHARLES BRITE COLLECTION

One wallet
One file folder
Collection consists of only one file folder with material on Lucas Charles Brite, founder of the Brite Ranch, Marfa, TX. Furnished by Jane Brite White, Marfa, TX.

SC #29 - THE ROBERT G. GOSS PAPERS

Donor:
Judge James Fitzgerald, Midland, TX

This Collection consists of photocopies of some personal files and scrapbook material (including photographs) of Texas Ranger Robert G. Goss. It was first given to the J.E. Clark family of Shreveport and then to Judge Fitzgerald. The original material is being offered to the Texas Ranger Museum at Waco. It may be returned to us it they do not accept it. However these photocopies will be useful in following the career of Range Goss through several important events in the 1930’s such as the Houston Dock Strike of 1936, events in Kilgore in 1936-39, the London School Disaster in 1937 and other criminal cases.

SC #30 - THE CHUCK G. HORNUNG COLLECTION

Donor:
Chuck G. Hornung, September 19, 2001
Mr. Hornung says that there will be more to come from his files.

INVENTORY
All of the material is in the form of photocopies except the magazines.

  1. U.S. Marshal C.P. Dake's Special Account for the Earp Brothers. C.P. Dake. U.S. Marshal for Arizona Territory. He appointed the Earps deputies in Tombstone area. (76 pages, loose)
  2. Wyatt Earp's New Mexico Adventures. Old West, Summer 1999, page 17.
    Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday in Las Vegas, New Mexico, by Chuck Hornung. True West, May 1999, page 12.
  3. Interview with Jeanne Laing on Josie Earp, Spring 2001, an internet interview. Laing was the daughter of the woman who co-authored the "Cason Manuscript" on the life of Mrs. Wyatt Earp. BJ's Tombstone History Discussion Forum, 30 pages.
  4. An Arizona Vendetta (The Truth about Wyatt Earp and some others) by Forrestine C. Hooker.
    MSS, 85 pages and 6 additional pages from BJ's Tombstone History Discussion Group.
  5. Western Outlaw-Lawman History Association (WOLA) Journals.
    1. Winter 2000 issue:
      Whose Voice? The Heart of the Tombstone Travesty, by Dr. Gary L. Roberts, page 11
    2. Fall 2000 issue:
      Frank Waters "Truth or Travesty?", by Roy B. Young, page 3
    3. Fall 1999 issue:
      Tombstone Travesty Vs The Earp Brothers of Tombstone, by Editors, page 9
      The Waters Travesty, by Jeffrey Wheat, page 13
      Allie's Story, Mrs. Virgil Earp and the "Tombstone Travesty", by Gary L. Roberts, page 23
      What Was Not In Tombstone Travesty, by Casey Terfertiller, page 30
      The Real Tombstone Travesty; The Earp Controversy from Bechdolt to Boyer, by Gary L. Roberts, page 35
    4. Editor's notes for the above series of articles (46 pages)
  6. Letters about publication of Earp Brothers of Tombstone and Reviews and Bios. These are taken from the Waters Collection at the Center for Southwest Studies in Albuquerque, University of New Mexico (22 pages)
  7. A Review of Frank Waters and the Earp Book. Hildreth Hallewell, niece of Wyatt Earp (10 pages)
  8. Tombstone Travesty, by Frank Waters, mss of 1st version (314 pages)
  9. The Cason Manuscript, She Married Wyatt Earp, by Mabel Earp Cason and Vinolia Earp (421 pages)
  10. Spicer Trial Testimony. Hornungs copy filed with RNM, VI, GG, Spicer Trial Testimony.
    This is in addition to the photocopy of The Coroner's Jury Hearing and Justice of the Peace Hearing after The Gunfight at the OK Corral (227 pages) which we traded for our copy of the same in the Mullin Collection. His copy contained 33 pages of newspaper clippings which our copy did not contain.
  11. Tombstone Epitaph. All issues from Jan 79 to Dec 2004. (given 5-23-05)

SC #31 - THE LEONA McCORMICK BRYANT SMITH COLLECTION

Donor:
Leona Bryant Smith, March 19, 1997
Gift Deed on file
Ranch Brand Quilt, made in 1934, 68”x78”, stored in vault

Donor:
Marty Connine, January 3, 2003

  1. Spurs of Billy Bryant (2 pair)
  2. Branding Iron - “Open 6”
  3. Quirts, braided (2)

From the Estate of Leona McCormick Bryant Smith:

  1. Photocopies of three pages from Midland Historical book on McCormick-Vest and William Bryant families
  2. One copy of essay “Texas!” by Leona McCormick. Hand decorated by A. Lanham (8 ½ x 11)
  3. Clipping of photo of cattle inside outline of Texas (8 x 8)
  4. Clipping of “Old Trail Driver”, author unknown (2 ½ x 6)
  5. Typed mss of “The Story of Travel in Texas,” by Mrs. Wilson Bryant (3 pages, 8 ½ x 11)
  6. Clipping of “These Riders Hit the Trail”, from unknown publication (2 sheets, 8 ½ x 11)
  7. Vintage PHOTO, 7 x 11, “Roundup, Y Ranch, July 1928”, 37 individuals, 4 autos, one chuck wagon

SC #32 - THE NORMA MCGREW COLLECTION

Donor:
Norma McGrew, Midland, TX

INVENTORY:
Items belonging to donor’s uncle Roy Coleman Bullock, born 14 Feb 1907, died Nov 2002. Ranched in new Mexico, and all around Roswell, NM

  1. Copy of The New Mexico Stockman, December 1950, Vol. XV, No. 12. “Our Brands in the Issue” (Probably in the brands shown between pages 89 and 99)
  2. Metal sign, “Member New Mexico Cattle Growers Association,” either for fence or vehicle. 3 ½” x 10”
  3. 12 each, 2”x4” carbon weight tickets “ Weighed on Fairbanks Type-Registering Beam” dated 1953
  4. One 10 ¼‘ x 12 ½‘ Ledger. “Roy C. Bullock, File No. 115-292, Cattle Record”. Information on pages 3,5,7,9,11,17,18 re: pedigree of stock

SC #33 - LC RANCH COLLECTION

Donor:
Cline Library, Northern Arizona University
Gwen Patterson, Library Specialist
Flagstaff, AZ

INVENTORY

  1. Documentation re: collection
  2. Clippings re: the LC Ranch, Thomas Lyons and Angus Campbell (founders of the LC Ranch)
  3. 81 - 4 1/2 “ x 3” PHOTO PRINTS. Prints are from original negatives. Once offered for sale by L.E. Gay Southwest Books, Catalog 82. Their catalog states that the original negatives were given to the Nita Stewart Haley Memorial Library (no date). They have not been found as of Mar 2003. These are quite good images of ranch life between about 1900 and 1920.

SC #34 - LOWERY WALLACE ANDERSON (BRAND BOOKS)

Donor:
His grandson,  Harrison Anderson, October 2004

2- 5 ½ x 8 black ring binders, H through S and Numbers and Figures. A-G has not been found as of May 2005.

SC #35 - JOHN R. DONALDSON NEWSPAPER COLLECTION

(See JEH Correspondence files for more on John R. Donaldson, New London, OH)
It was a gift to JEH in Jan 1958 and consists of 20 archival newspaper storage boxes on top of the cabinets.

INVENTORY

Arthur’s Home Gazette
1853 – Dec 31 issue onlyBox 1
1854 – Jan-Dec, incompleteBox 1
Brother Jonathan
1855 – Dec 15 onlyBox 1
1856 – Jan-Dec, incompleteBox 1
1857 – Christmas-New Years issue onlyBox 1
Alexander’s Messenger and Philadelphia Weekly Chronicle
1842 – Oct-Dec, incompleteBox 2
1843 – Jan-Oct, incompleteBox 2
The Mammoth Saturday Gazette
(formerly “Neal’s Saturday Gazette)
1849 – Mar-Nov, incompleteBox 3
Misc. Newspapers
1843-1969 – single issues scattered issues and small collectionsBox 4
“Itemized in card index” -This index not found
Neal’s Saturday Gazette
1844 – Oct-Dec, incompleteBox 5
1845 – Jan-Dec, incompleteBox 5
1846 – Jan-Nov, incompleteBox 6
1847 – Jan-Dec, incompleteBox 7
1848 – Jan-Dec, incompleteBox 8
1849 – Jan-Mar 17, completeBox 8
New York Weekly Tribune
1854 – Dec 30 issue onlyBox 9
1855 – Jan-Dec, incompleteBox 9
1861 – May-Nov, incompleteBox 10
1862 – Jan-Nov, incompleteBox 10
1863 – Dec 26 onlyBox 10
1864 – Apr-Dec, incompleteBox 10
1865 – Jan 14 onlyBox 10
1866 – May-Dec, incompleteBox 10
1867 – Jan-Jul, incompleteBox 10
1868 – Mar-Dec, incompleteBox 10
1869 – Jan-May, incompleteBox 10
1870 – Mar-Nov, incompleteBox 11
1871 – Jan-Dec, incompleteBox 11
1872 – Jan-Jul, incompleteBox 11
Saturday Evening Post
1848 – Dec 30 issue onlyBox 12
1849 – Feb-Dec, incompleteBox 12
1850 – Jan-Dec, incompleteBox 13
1851 – Jan-Dec, incompleteBox 14
1852 – Feb-Dec, incompleteBox 15
1853 – Mar-Dec, incompleteBox 16
1854 – Jan-Dec, incompleteBox 17
1855 – Jan-Dec, incompleteBox 18
1856 – Jan-Dec, incompleteBox 19
The Southwesterner
1962 – Feb-Dec, incompleteBox 20
1963 – Jan-Nov, incompleteBox 20

SC #36 - BOB DEAN LOAN (MICROFILM)

On Loan:
Bob Dean, Midland TX, July 16, 2003
Received by Jim Bradshaw

INVENTORY
Three reels of microfilm

  1. Micro-copy #617, Roll #901, Returns from U.S. Military Posts, 1800-1916
    Camp Pena Colorado, TX, March 1880-February 1893
  2. Micro-copy #617, Roll #1229, Returns from U.S. Military Posts, 1800-1916
    Fort Stockton, TX, April 1859-December 1874
  3. Micro-copy #617, Roll #1230, Returns from U.S. Military Posts, 1800-1916
    Fort Stockton, TX, January 1875-June 1886

On file in the Microfilm cabinet

SC #37 - LANDRUM SOCIETY
One wallet received – November 2003
No inventory yet

SC #38 - ED M. TYSON

Donor:
Jont Tyson, Midland, TX, May 25, 2004

INVENTORY
Subjects: “Ed. M. Tyson and Descendants”

  1. 9x14 photo image, posterized and mounted on board, subject not known. This is probably Ed M. Tyson. Note the handcuffs and weapons
  2. Newspaper, The Kyle Weekly Nutshell, 13x19, extremely fragile, 4 leaves (8 pages).  Containing obituary of William Michael Perry, 23 Sep 1800 - 17 Nov 1883. His daughter “E.J.” married first, Mr. R.L. Redding and second, Mr. W.S. Tyson
  3. Photostat of the obituary
  4. Photocopy of Good Family Reunion, 13 May 1917
  5. Clipping from Frontier Times, Summer 1959, page 4. Letter from Elbert R. Sitton, 1211 Nashua, Houston 8, TX re: Rufus Perry
  6. Items related to Ed M. Tyson, Deputy Sheriff, Chaves County, NM. Served under Sheriff: C.L. Ballard, Roswell, NM
    1. Receipt from U.S. Land Office, 21 Sep 1914, Fort Sumner, NM. For Homestead Application
    2. Notice of Allowance on Homestead, U.S. Land Office
    3. Warranty Deed, Roosevelt County, NM Terr., 14 Sep 1910, to E.M. Tyson
    4. Appointment as Deputy Sheriff, Chaves County, NM, 12 Jan 1907
    5. Appointments as Deputy Sheriff, Eddy County, NM, 12 Feb 1908 and 18 Dec 1908
    6. Arrest Warrants (3) Eddy County dated,; 14 – 1902, 10 Mar 1905, 6 Sep 1905
    7. Arrest Warrants (2) Chaves County, dated. 25 Oct 1905
    8. Receipt from Wagnon Lumber and Trading Co. 8 Nov 1908
    9. Receipt from Western Grocery Co., Roswell, NM, 28 Apr 1907
  7. Stock certificates for Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Co. (9), made out to: Ladenburt, Thalmann & Co., The English Association of American Bond *& Stockholders, Ltd., Scholle Brothers ,De Coppel & Co., Alley, Dowd & Co., Jacquelin & De Coppel Brothers. Dated from 183 to 1900.
  8. Items related to A.T Bates:
    1. Stock Certificates, Miami Consolidated Mines Co., (2), 17 Nov 1916 and 20 Dec 1920. Made out to Annah T. Bates and A.T. Bates
    2. Letter from First National Bank of Roswell, 16 Nov 1934. Re: “getting out of the cattle business”
    3. Envelope to A.T Bates from Miami Consolidated Mines, Miami , AZ
    4. Envelope to Mrs. G.W. Bates from E.M. Tyson, Oklahoma Livestock Com. Co., 15 Oct 1921
    5. Warranty Deed, Potter County Texas, 7 Oct 1910 to William Bates
  9. Note “W.S. Tyson , Pvt Co. D, 5th Regt. Texas Cav. CSA, Enlisted 1 Sep 1961, at San Antonio, TX, age 25, killed in Battle of Val Verde, NM, 21 Feb 1962”

Due to the size of some of this material the Collection will be filed in a gray box in the Haley Archives Room.

SC #39 - HARWOOD P. HINTON COLLECTION

Donor:
Harwood P. Hinton
Dates – Various up to Oct 2002

INVENTORY
SERIES I- SLIDES
Photos and captions by HPH

Enola Gay B-29, Pyote

    1. B-29, dropped A-Bomb on Hiroshima, on display, Pyote, TX, May 1953
    2. Hundreds of B-29’s mothballed at Pyote AF Base, TX, May 1953
    3. Bomb sight of Enola Gay. Sight used to drop first A-Bomb fastened on metal arm in center, Pyote, TX, May 1953

General West Texas Scenes

    1. Big Spring Refinery, Aug 1953
    2. Sulphur plant, Carbon Black Plant in background, Penwell, 10 mile west of Odessa, March 1953
    3. Sunset, west of Odessa, Feb 1953

Odessa Meteor Crater

    1. Excavations , Meteor crater, w. of Odessa, 2nd largest in USA, March 1953
    2. Crater area and rim, March 1953

Indian Cave near No Trees

    1. Primitive Indian markings, cave near Notrees, April 1953
    2. Markings, Notrees
    3. Indian markings, Notrees, Apr 1953

Scout trip to Iraan

    1. Cave formations, near Iraan, May 1953
    2. Scout trip – Iraan, May 1953
    3. Scouts, Iraan, May 1953
    4. “Scout Leaders?”, L-R: H.P. Eddie Gilbo, Jerry Weinert & A.H. Smith

1954 Oil Show Parade

    1. Oil Show Parade, Oct 1954 (or 52?), Odessa “Frontier hearse”
    2. Parade, Midland Band, 15 Oct 1952
    3. Bowie Jr. High Band, 145Oct 1952
    4. Odessa Sr. High “Pep Squad”, Odessa, 15 Oct 1952
    5. Oil Show Parade (?) Pep Squad, 15 Oct, 1952
    6. Parade A. Leke “Dogwood” unit, 15 Oct 1952
    7. Parade, Shriners show off, Odessa 15 Oct 1952
    8. Parade, Shriners lead, 15 Oct 1952
    9. Parade begins Oil Show, Odessa 15 Oct 1952

Fort Davis Centennial, 1954

    1. Officer’s Row, Fort Davis, Oct 1954
    2. Commandant or office Bldg, Oct 1954
    3. Looking south, Parade ground, Davis, Oct 1954
    4. Looking east, E.M. Barrack remains, Davis Cen. Oct 1954
    5. Officer’s row, box canyon, to rear & west where original post was situated, Oct 1954, Fort Davis
    6. Looking North across Parade ground, Davis, Oct 1954

Fort Davis Centennial Parade

  1. Rear of Officers row (west) site of commissary, hospital, etc.
  2. Centennial “old buggies (gas)” Fort Davis, Texas Oct 1954
  3. Frontier transportation Davis Centennial, Oct 1954
  4. Typical buggy, Davis Centennial, Oct 1954
  5. “Old time hack” Davis Cen. Oct 1954
  6. Mexican 2 wheeled cart, Davis, Oct 1954
  7. Photo of “My Classroom, 8th grade history & 9th grade social science. Spent two year in Band Hall (band room on left). 1948-1950. Crockett Junior High School, Odessa, TX. This site now (2002) wiped clean of bldgs.
  8. Crockett Jr. High, Odessa, 1955 (?), 8th grade, Harwood P. Hinton, teacher; not all kids showed up for group picture, 8th grade room

SERIES II. ARTIFACTS

  1. Collection of eleven coin style trade tokens from Strawn Merchandise Company, Strawn, TX and two paper coupons
  2. Indian arrowhead from near Blue Caves west of Odessa, spring, 1954 2” x ¾”
  3. Indian arrowhead picked up in Sandhills north of Blue Caves near Monahans, TX, May 1953. 1 ½” x ¾”
  4. Clipping re: Warren Burnett
  5. Thurber Bricks from the 1920’s. One is a “paving” brick the other a “regular” brick. (Which is which, not known at this time)
    One is marked Thurber” – 8 ½ x 3 ¾ x 3
    One is marked “Thurber Brick” – 8 x 4 x 3

Additional Item: “A Guide to the Harwood P. Hinton Collection 1874-1995” at The Center for American History, The University of Texas, Austin, TX.

SC #40 - BETTY & KEN CLARK (BKC)

Donor:
Betty Clark, Midland, TX, October 27, 2006

INVENTORY

  1. Hardin business card – “Hardin, Attorney at Law, El Paso”
  2. Printed postcard picture of Hardin “Old West Collectors Series”
  3. Photo copy of two guns, one from Harding and one from Selman with notes attached to back.
    Hardin gun was a Smith and Wasson, serial #352, a 44-50, nickel finish taken from Hardin’s body
    The Selman piston was a 45 Colt, serial #141805, used to shoot Hardin
  4. Bail Bond issued for Hardin, TX vs Hardin,. Re; holdup of Gem Saloon 1 May 1895
  5. Letter re: Hardin weapons, 1989, from E.R. Rinehart to Joe W. Watson re: Winchester rifle that “was in the John Wesley Hardin display at the Wax Museum …in Grand Prairie.” (notarized) This was a Winchester model 1894, serial #28986.

The balance of this collection was a collection of hand guns and long rifles. See Haley Library Director for additional information.

SC #41 – GEORGE W. MCNAIR LETTERS

Donor:
Margaret McNair Comfort, Rochester, NY, October 16, 1998

INVENTORY:
28 letters from George W. McNair dated from 3 Nov 1895 to 30 Mar 1896

SC #42 – HILORY GREEN BEDFORD JR PAPERS

Donor:
Hilory George Bedford, Midland, TX, July 30, 2006

INVENTORY:
44 small vest pocket note books, tally records, bank stubs, several assorted papers and one negative of a home. Dated from 1896? to 1966.

  • 1896?
  • ND?
  • ND?
  • 1927
  • 1928
  • 1929
  • ND – 1929-31?
  • ND – 1930?
  • 1931
  • 1931
  • 1931
  • 1932
  • 1932
  • 1932
  • 1933
  • 1933
  • 1933
  • 1933-34
  • 1934
  • 1934-35
  • 1935
  • 1935-37
  • 1936 (Bank)
  • 1936
  • 1937
  • 1937-1940
  • 1938
  • 1938
  • 1938
  • 1938-39
  • 1939-40
  • 1939-41, 1942
  • 1939-40
  • 1940
  • 1942
  • 1943
  • 1943
  • 1944
  • 1945
  • 1947-48
  • 1948-49 (Bank)
  • 1951
  • ND – 1951-54?
  • 1954 (Bank)
  • 1966

Folder of assorted small notes and receipts.

JAB 30 Jul 2006 – On temporary Loan

SC #43 – MARY WILLIS RHODES

Donor:
Mary Willis (Jake) Rhodes, Odessa, TX, April 13, 2007

This collection taken by Librarian and the originals (except the photographs) were placed in Librarians Files. Photocopies were placed in Archives

INVENTORY:
These items relate to Big Bend National Park
J.J. Willis came to Odessa in 1927 and had a ranch in Brewster County
He was Majority Owner of the Glenn Springs Ranch
Photographs
“Mrs. Greene at big Bend Ranch” (undated) and “Mr. J. J. Willis at the ranch” (can be dated in 1931 by another photo in printed material)

These images will NOT be added to the general photo files at this time.

SC #44 – MCKEE FAMILY ALBUM

Donor:
Bob Staton, Lindale, TX, October 16, 2007

INVENTORY:
This album originated in the McKee family of Midland. It was inherited by Bob Staton, He loaned (11 Jun 2007) it to Barbara Tom Jowell and Bob Midkiff to identify the photographs. With is permission it was brought in by Bob Midkiff and donated to the Haley Library.

Letter enclosed:
“Ms Barbara Tom, Please identify who you can before I arrive in July. Ethel McKee had two sisters, Mamie & Nola Kendricks & two brothers Alvis & Roy. Roy was in insurance, daughter Royce Ray (Farmington, NM) & Scott. Thanks, Bob S.”

The McKee siblings were : Ethel McKee, Mamie McKee, Nola McKee Kendricks, Alvis McKee and Roy McKee. They were an old Midland family with some connections to the Prestons and Midkiffs.

The album measures 9 ½ x 14 x 1 ½. The leather covers are hand-tooled with an Indian scene on the front. “Photographs” appears on the front and “Glove, Ariz.” on the back. Thirty-six leaves. It contains 484 photographs, some are very small cutouts and others range up to 5x7. The average size is in the 3x4 range. A few photos have been removed and several pages have holes where photos were cut out of the album.

The pages have been photocopied to be numbered and the identified images listed.
This is a veritable treasure trove of early Midland people and places.

SC #45 – ZENO SMITH

Donor:
Unknown
Date: Unknown
(Filed in flat gray box in cabinet)
Subject: Zeno A. Smith, Texas Ranger

INVENTORY:
Scrapbook containing letters (1945-1965) and clippings (1947-1958), somewhat fragile.
Two photographs: one a 2 ½ x 4 ½ and one 8x10.
Transferred to the JEH Photo Files - Z-33.1 and Z-33.2.

SC #46 – DON L. BRADSHAW

Donor:
Don Bradshaw, Midland, TX, 2007
An assortment of 18 items. Photos, clippings, postals, stock certificate, letter.

INVENTORY:
Clipping about Harold Geer
Clipping about Harold Geer
Clipping about Harold Geer
Brief Bio about Harold A. Geer
Photo, Harold A. Geer, 3 ½ x 5

Photo, General Custer’s Birthplace, 8x10
Photo, General Custer’s Birthplace, New Rumley, Ohio, 3 x 5
Postal, Real Photo, Monument to General George A. Custer, New Rumley, Ohio, 3 ½ x 5 ½
Postal, Real Photo, General Custer’s Birthplace, 3 ½ x 5 ½

Clipping about Little Sorrel’s Bad Tooth
Letter from Stan Nelson, 11-10-99
Photo, unidentified round bronze, “Human Trophies,” 3 ½ x 5
Postal, "Holding my Own,” 1913, 3 ½ x 5 ½
Postal, Judge Roy Bean, ”Law West of the Pecos,” 1941, 3 ½ x 5 ½
Postal, Depot Street, Looking Towards:Public Square, Comanche, TX, 1914, 3 ½ x 5 ½
Photo, Cabinet, unidentified, “for Mrs. Geo. McChristian, March 13, 1897,” 4 ¼ x 6 ½
Photo, Emmanuel Custer on Dandy, 2 copies 5 x 6 ½
Stock Certificate, Lea Cattle Company, #293, $1,000, 1 Jul 1885, coupons #13-30 still attached, 12 x 13 ¾

SC #47 – STAN NELSON

Correspondence File – 1998-2010
MWCA Bulletin, 30th Anniv. Ed. 1954-1984, Stan Nelson Editor
Articles by Nelson:
- Foreword
- Weapons: Collection or Investment
- The Guns of Northfield
- Roosevelt the Hunter
MWCA Bulletin – Articles by Nelson:
- Sharps Model 1874, Business Rifle – Summer 1993
- Mark Twain Out West - Spring 1994
- American Arms and Ammunition (1880) (edited by Nelson) – Winter 1994
- Remembering Ed McGivern – Spring 1995
- A Good Man’s Guns – Dec 1998
- Hopkins and Allen XL No. 8 – March 1999
- Forehand & Wadsworth Army Revolvers – Jan 2000
- The Guns of Northfield – Dec 2001 (Update of 1984 article)
- Fanning the Hammer – March 2001
- The Moore Seven Shooter – March 2001
- Evolution of the Merwin-Hulbert .44 – March 2003
- Introduction to the Pocket Army – March 2003
- Closed Frame .44 Merwin-Hulbert Revolvers – Feb 2004
- The Remington 1871 Army Pistol – Feb 2005
- A Matter of Choice – Jan 2006
- Chevalier Ira Paine – Jan 2007
- Spur Trigger Pocket Revolvers
- The Remington Model 1871 Army Pistol
- A Matter of Choice
- American Double Action Pocket Revolvers, 1875-1900
- Some Thoughts on Gun Leather
- Gunman With a Badge

Charley Russell Trades a Gun – nd
Ethan Allen Co./Forehand & Wadsworth (Forward by Nelson ) nd
Misc. Illustrations
Poem by Mildred Tait
Photo of Mrs Elizabeth Fountain Armendariz and Nelson 1958

SC #48 – AL LOWMAN

Books for Their Tombstones, speech delivered at Haley Library, Nov 1997

Bell Cord Rutherford: Cowboy Quixote of the West Texas Plains; or, Some Shards of Our Storytelling Past. Lowman’s presidential speech at Texas State Historical Association’s meeting, Houston, TX,  Independence Day, 2001

Bell Cord Rutherford: Cowboy…
Published copy of above speech, The Press in The Smokehouse, Springtown, 2001

Remembering Tom Lea, Fellow, Texas State Historical Association, Southwestern Historical Quarterly, July 2003, disbound copy

SC # 49 - MARTIN COUNTY CONVENT

Donor:
John Kennady, Lenorah, TX, January 17, 2009

This is no doubt the most complete history of Stanton, Marienfeld, the Friars and the Convent ever assembled.

Binder One: Marienfeld, Texas, Books and Pamphlets, copy 6 of 6, ten plastic sleeves containing photocopied material related to the history of Marienfeld.

Binder Two: Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Stanton, Texas, copy 6 of 6. Forty plastic sleeves containing photocopies of material related to the history of Our Lady of Mercy Academy.

Ring Binder Three: The Carmelites Friars, in Marienfeld, Stanton, Texas, copy 6 of 6. Forty-seven plastic sleeves containing photocopies of material related to the Friars.

Nine 8 1/2 x 11 leaves related to the "20th Annual, Great Texas Soup Cook-Off, Stanton, Texas"

Two 11x17 poster related to the "20th Annual, Great Texas Soup Cook-Off, Stanton, Texas"

SC #50 - JEAN AND RAY DAVIS

This is a photo collection and is filed in a white binder on the Researcher's bookshelf. Full inventory in binder.

SC #51 - BUSTER WELCH

Not inventoried Dec 10, 2010

SC #52 - PROSISE ZEBU RANCH

A copy of Criador, a Zebu breeders magazine published in Mexico June 2009. The article "el Ganado Gyr" ("Gyr Cattle") is a brief history of the Zebu breed and was translated by Dr. Richard Brooks PhD, of Midland, TX
Photographs of the Ralph J. Prosise Ranch near Poteet. Prosise was a breeder of Zebu cattle and crossed them with Hereford. The photographs were taken by Jim Bradshaw Haley Library archivist.
Brief genealogical information about Ralph Prosise.
Various articles re: the Zebu breed.

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