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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Photographs

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Burkburnett, Texas:

An Inventory of Its Photographs, 1900-1936, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University. Southwest Collection
Title: Burkburnett, Texas, Photograph Collection,
Dates: 1900-1936
Abstract: Burkburnett, Texas, photographs dated 1900-1936.
Collection # SWCPC 26 E1
Quantity: 69 prints
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

This is an artificial collection of photographs of Burkburnett, Texas. It is located in northeastern Wichita County, Burkburnett, Texas, was founded in 1867. Originally known as Nesterville, then Gilbert, the town was finally named for rancher Samuel Burk Burnett in 1907. The first oil well began production in 1912. By 1918, the town was a major oil producer and became one of the boomtowns of the 1920s.

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs of Burkburnett, Texas. Bulks with photographs of the oil industry (1919-1936). It also contains a panoramic scene of Burkburnett (ca. 1920).

The negatives and prints are housed in separate envelopes.

Images from this collection have been digitized and can viewed at http://hdl.handle.net/10605/1897

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Electra Field (Burkburnett, Tex.)--Photographs.
Places
Burkburnett (Tex.)--Photographs.
Burkburnett (Tex.)
Waggoner Ranch (Tex.)--Photographs.
Waggoner Ranch (Tex.)
Wichita County (Tex.)--Photographs.
Wichita County (Tex.)
Subjects
City and town life--Photographs.
Oil wells--Texas--Photographs.
Petroleum industry and trade--Texas--Burkburnett--Photographs.
Streets--Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Burkburnett, Texas, Photograph Collection, 1900-1936, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gift, undated

Digitized by

Maria Vallejo, 2011

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Collection Inventory

 

Photographs

envelope
1 SWCPC 26: Burkburnett, Texas - Wichita County (68 negatives and 64 prints), 1923
enveloope
2 SWCPC 26-E1: Burkburnett, Texas - Oil field photos (12 prints and 1 print), 1925

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