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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series 1: Shackelford County Official Records

Series 2: Shackelford County History

Series 3: Extended Area Records

Robert E. Nail, Jr. Historical Archives at Old Jail Art Center

Shackelford County Vertical File

A Subject Guide to Shackelford County History



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Shackelford County Residents
Title: Shackelford County Vertical File
Dates: 1871-1999
Abstract: Printed material on the history of Shackelford County, its cities, and the outlying area. Mostly secondary source material.
Identification: AR.2005.008; AR.2005.010
Quantity: 13 containers; 5.9 cubic feet
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Robert E. Nail, Jr. Archives  Old Jail Art Center,  201 S. 2nd St.,  Albany, TX 76430

Scope and Contents

Printed material and secondary source material make up this artificial collection of Shackelford County and Area history arranged by subject.

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Arrangement

The Shackelford County Vertical File is broken down into three series, Shackelford County Official Records, Shackelford County History, and Extended Area Records. Within each series, the records are ordered according to physical location.
The Shackelford County History series contains the following 16 sub-series, arranged generally by physical location:
Shackelford County History: General
Shackelford County History: Albany
Shackelford County History: Sedwick
Shackelford County History: Mugginsville
Shackelford County History: Court House
Shackelford County History: Schools
Shackelford County History: Albany Newspapers
Shackelford County History: Albany News Columns
Shackelford County History: Ranches
Shackelford County History: Oil
Shackelford County History: Water
Shackelford County History: Ft. Griffin
Shackelford County History: Maps
Shackelford County History: Albany Clubs and/or Activities
Shackelford County History: Albany Churches
Shackelford County History: Moran
The Extended Area Records series contains the following 5 sub-series, arranged generally by physical location:
Extended Area History
Extended Area Forts and Camps
Extended Area Counties
Extended Area Cities
Extended Area Ranches

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to the Public

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

AR.2005.008; AR.2005.010

Alternative Form Available

Shackelford County Vertical File - Raw XML

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1: Shackelford County Official Records

Financial Records
Box Folder
1 1 Scalp affidavits and Payments, 1889-1890; 1915
2 Diseased Mule, 1911
3 Payments to Jurors, 1910; 1915-1916
4 Sheriff's Records, 1904
5 County and District Clerk, 1904
6 County Treasurer, 1889; 1904
7 County Judges, 1904
8 Tax Assessor, 1890; 1915
9 Shackelford County Court House Bills, 1884-1910
10 Dry Goods stores, 1881-1910
11 Furniture, 1900; 1910
13 Grocery, 1902-1918
12 Hardware, 1901-1910
14 Drugstores and Doctors, 1904-1918
15 Texas Central Railway, 1904-1915
16 Photographers, 1899
17 Wagon yards and stables, 1904-1911
18 Janitor, 1911
19 Surveyor, 1900; 1911
20 Road work and bridges, 1899-1910
21 Auto repair, 1930; 1956
22 Truckers and draymen, 1905-1911; 1956
23 Contractors, 1911; 1929; 1956
24 Machinists and welder, 1956
25 Albany News, 1902-1915
26 Lumber Companies, 1900-1911
Box Folder
2 7 Blacksmiths , 1904-1918
8 Tick Eradication, 1916
9 Telephone, Water, Gas, Telegraph, 1902-1929; 1956
Box Folder
3 13 Criminal records, 1924-1935
Box Folder
4 1 Texas Schools, Records from Courthouse, 1886-1915
Box Folder
9 4 Liquor License, 1894
Printed Material
Box Folder
2 10 Blacksmith Shop, 1931
11 Ibex, 1994
12 Georgia Monument in Webb Park, 1976
13 Historical marker, 1993
14 Lawyers, 1974
15 Shackelford County, Edgar Rye, undated; 1983
16 Criminal records, 1900s
17 List of early settlers, 1951
18 Petition to organize, undated
19 Stats, undated
20 Fire, undated
21 Firemen and volunteer fire hall, undated
Box Folder
3 14 Prisoner information, 1878-1936
15 Birth and death records, undated
20 Census, 1880
Box Folder
7 18 Telephone company, 1916; 1977; undated
19 Gas and electric, 1916; 1990
20 Doctors, 1996; undated

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Series 2: Shackelford County History

Shackelford County History: General
Printed Material
Box Folder
2 1 Scrapbook, undated
2 Crime, undated
3 Dr. John Shackelford, undated
4 Shackelford County, by Bob Green, undated
22 Newspaper clippings I, undated
23 Newspaper clippings II, undated
Box Folder
3 3 Chronology of Shackelford County, undated
Box Folder
4 16 Railroad II, 1903-1965; undated
Box Folder
5 1 Railroad I, 1933-1965; 1990-1994; undated
9 Cattle Trails, Military Roads, undated
Box Folder
6 8 Post offices, 1922-1998, undated
9 Hospital, 1987
Box Folder
7 12 Airport, 1985, 1989
18 Telephone company, 1916; 1977; undated
19 Gas and electric, 1916; 1990
20 Doctors, 1996; undated
Box Folder
9 3 Typed Articles - undated material recounting the history of Shackelford County. Some printed material, some manuscript, a few maps.
9 Battle Creek, undated
10 Opera House, undated
Box Folder
11 1 history working file, Joan Farmer, undated
2 Chronological history of area by Robert E. Nail, Jr., undated
9 Livestock Weekly Columns - articles about area history, 1990
10 Extended Area History, noted lawmen, three articles on lawmen, 1990s
Shackelford County History: Albany
Printed Material
Box Folder
2 6 Newsletters: OJAC,
24 Albany events, undated
Box Folder
3 16 Albany Main street, 1976-1993
Box Folder
5 2 Historical Houses File I, undated
3 Historical Houses File II, undated
4 Albany Business Houses File II (see below for File I), undated
5 Albany Banks I, undated
6 Albany Banks II, undated
7 Albany Banks III, undated
Box Folder
7 13 Albany "Home of the Hereford" sign, 1976; 1988, undated
14 Albany, general newspapers articles about the town , 1930s-1990s
15 Albany Youth Center, 1954
16 City hall and Chamber of Commerce, 1891; 1990; undated
17 Albany Theatres, 1987-1996, undated
11 Albany Community Awards, Albany First Lady, 1974-1993
Box Folder
8 15 Albany Brochures, undated
Box Folder
9 1 Albany Historic - mostly undated material recounting the history of Albany, printed and manuscript material, some maps.
2 Albany Historical Marker, 1970s
11 Albany Business Houses File I (see above for File II)
Shackelford County History: Sedwick
Printed Material
Box Folder
10 1 Sedwick - A bound History of the town of Sedwick, undated
Shackelford County History: Mugginsville
Printed Material
Box Folder
10 2 Mugginsville - short Albany news article, 1937
Shackelford County History: Court House
Printed Material
Box Folder
3 1 Court house newspaper clippings, 1945-1996
2 Friends of the Courthouse furniture inventory, undated
4 Court house newspaper clippings, 1998-1999
5 Court house, J.E. Flanders, Architect, undated; 1883-1884
6 Court house comparison, undated
7 Court house publications, 1964-1974
8 Court house square, 1974; 1993; undated
10 Building of Court house, 1978-1999; undated
12 Court house clock, undated
17 Criminal activities, 1989-1992
18 Scholarships, 1969; 1986-1994
19 Teachers, 1967; 1976-1979; 1990; undated
Correspondence
Box Folder
3 5 Court house, J.E. Flanders, Architect, undated; 1883-1884
6 Court house comparison, undated
9 Court house fences, 1903; undated
12 Court house clock, 1884
Shackelford County History: Schools
Financial/Legal Records
Box Folder
4 1 Records from Courthouse, 1886-1915
Printed Material
Box Folder
4 2 Classes, 1924-1993
6 History of Albany Public Schools, 1960; undated
7 Newspaper Articles, 1935-1986
9 Leech Grove, 1975
10 Reynolds Presbyterian Academy, 1937-1994; undated
11 Reynolds Bend, undated
12 Rockhill, undated
13 Sedwick, undated (only has an undated, unidentified school photo from 1924)
14 Football, 1961-1983
15 Public Officials, 1937-1993; undated
Ephemera
Box Folder
4 3 Memorabilia, 1913-1993
Box Folder
13 9 The Fighting Lions Yellbook, 1939-1940
Box Folder
3 19 Junior Historian Handbook, 1940-1941
Notes
Box Folder
4 4 Boogsburg School, 1990
5 Ft. Griffin School, 1877-1878
Correspondence
Box Folder
4 8 Hastings, 1918
Shackelford County History: Albany Newspapers
Printed Material
Box Folder
6 1 Albany Sun, 1938, undated
2 Albany News, 1939-1975, undated
3 Frontier Echo, undated
4 Homespun by Shirley Caldwell, 1974-1976
5 Tomahawk, 1937
6 The Moran News, undated
Shackelford County History: Albany News Columns
Printed Material
Box Folder
3 11 Legal Briefs, 1996
Box Folder
5 10 Bailing Wire and Memories, 1985
11 Meanwhile Back at the Ranch, 1976-1977
Box Folder
6 7 Ketch Pen, by John Vail, 1976-1987, undated *note: "Ketch Pen" actually appeared in the Breckenridge American but the content relates to Albany.
Box Folder
9 4 Up and Down the Street, by Elsa Turner, undated
Shackelford County History: Ranches
Printed Material
Box Folder
6 10 Nail Ranch, 1997-1999, undated
11 Matthews Ranch, 1997-1999
12 Texas Ranch Roundup, 1996
Shackelford County History: Oil
Printed Material
Box Folder
6 13 History - Graham Oil , 1938-1965, undated
14 W.G. Webb records, 1938-1957
15 Legal Files, 1922-1944
16 Oil - Written history, 1957; 1974; undated
17 Oil - newspapers articles, 1938-1991, undated
18 Roeser, Pendleton, and Young, undated
Box Folder
7 1 Cook Field, 1975-1976, undated
2 Ledbetter Salt Works, 1948-1971, undated
Shackelford County History: Water
Printed Material
Box Folder
7 3 Drought, 1938, undated
4 Weather, 1936-1998, undated
5 Water sources, public well, 1911
6 Water sources, undated
7 Water systems, undated
8 Collins Creek, undated
9 Bridges, 1995-1996, undated
Shackelford County History: Ft. Griffin (Also see Ft. Griffin Records)
Printed Material
Box Folder
7 10 Ft. Griffin Bridge, 1997-1998, undated
Shackelford County History: Maps
Printed Material
Box Folder
7 11 Maps, undated
Box Folder
10 8 Extended Area Maps, Comanche Indian Reservation, undated
9 Extended Area Maps, Texas, 1845, 1871, 1874, 1891
10 Map, undated
11 Extended Area Maps Camp Cooper, undated
12 Map by Robert E. Nail, Jr., undated
13 Ft. Griffin Maps, undated
14 Map by TxDot, 1955; 1960
15 Maps by Joan Farmer, undated
16 Map, General Land Office, undated
17 Reynolds Bend/Clear Fork Map, undated
Shackelford County History: Albany Clubs and/or Activities
Printed Material
Box Folder
7 21 Albany Country Club, undated
22 Albany Masonic lodge, 1993
23 Albany American Legion, undated
24 Boy Scouts, 1946; undated
25 Bluebonnet Study Club, 1932-1958; 1987; undated
26 Lions Club, undated
27 Woman's Civic League, undated
28 Albany Booster Club, undated
29 Albany Jaycees, undated
30 Albany Band, undated
Box Folder
8 1 Albany Clubs, DAR, 1938-1976, undated
Shackelford County History: Albany Churches
Printed Material
Box Folder
8 2 Baptist, 1962-1967; undated
3 Friendship Baptist, 1991
4 Bethel CME, 1980
5 First Christian, 1936-1991; undated
6 Church of Christ, 1937; 1984; undated
7 Episcopal, 1910; 1937; 1965; undated
8 Trinity Lutheran, undated
9 Wendish Lutheran Community, 1907-1910
10 Methodist, 1937-1965; undated
12 Presbyterian, 1950-1986; undated
13 Reynolds Presbyterian Home/Orphanage File I, 1923-1983
14 Reynolds Presbyterian Home/Orphanage File II, 1923-1983
Shackelford County History: Moran
Printed Material
Box Folder
9 5 Moran History - written works, newspaper clippings, calendar, undated
6 Moran Fajita Cook Off - Supposed National Fajita Championship, 1987
7 Moran Bank, undated
8 Moran Business Houses, undated

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Series 3: Extended Area Records

Extended Area History
Printed Material
Box Folder
2 5 1846: The way we were, undated
Box Folder
5 8 Old Texas Cattle Trails, undated
Box Folder
11 22 Butterfield Stage File I, undated
Box Folder
10 3 Butterfield Stage File II, undated
4 Camp Cooper - Newspapers and a typed article with references, undated
5 Fort Davis on the Clear Fork File I - THC archeological report and supplemental information, newspapers, notes, published high school article, undated
6 Fort Davis on the Clear Fork File II - more THS archeological report supplemental information, newspapers, undated
7 Picketville, newspaper, undated
Box Folder
11 4 Frontier Battalion, undated
3 Notes Taken, manuscript by M.B. Parker, undated
5 Texas Rangers, Tx Monthly, 1994
6 Declaration of Independence, List of Presidents, 1989
7 19th and early 20th century advertisements, undated
8 Pony Express - 3 newspaper articles, early 20th century
9 Livestock Weekly Columns - articles about area history, 1990
Box Folder
13 6 Extended Area Flora, undated
7 Extended Area Fauna, Rattlesnakes, undated
8 19th Century Fashions, undated
Extended Area Forts and Camps
Printed Material
Box Folder
11 11 Texas Forts Trail, undated
12 Fort Chadbourne, undated
13 Camp Colorado, undated
14 Camp Cooper and Fort Griffin, by Col M.L. Crimmons, West Texas Historical Association Yearbook, 1941
15 Fort Belknap, undated
16 Fort Concho, undated
17 Fort McKavett, brochure, undated
18 Old Fort Parker State Historical Site, undated
19 Fort Worth in the Civil War, published by the Fort Worth Star Telegram, 1960
20 Fort Phantom Hill, undated
21 Fort Richardson, undated
Extended Area Counties
Printed Material
Box Folder
12 1 Bell, undated
2 Callahan, undated
3 Carson, undated
4 Coleman, undated
5 Colorado, undated
6 Dallas, undated
7 Denton, undated
8 Eastland, undated
9 Erath, undated
10 Gillespie, undated
11 Haskell, undated
12 Hood, undated
13 Jack, undated
14 Jones, undated
15 Palo Pinto, undated
16 Foard, undated
17 Parker, undated
18 Pecos, undated
19 Scurry, undated
20 Taylor, undated
21 Throckmorton, undated
22 Wise, undated
23 Young, undated
Box Folder
13 1 Stephens, undated
Extended Area Cities
Printed Material
Box Folder
13 2 Anson - The Anson Story, by Robert Nail, 1956
3 Rath City, undated
Extended Area Ranches
Printed Material
Box Folder
13 4 Stone Ranch, undated
5 Samuel A. Maverick, undated

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