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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

Electra, Texas:

An Inventory of Its Photographs, 1900-1930, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University. Southwest Collection
Title: Electra, Texas, Photograph Collection,
Dates: 1900-1930
Abstract: Electra, Texas, photographs dated 1900-1930.
Collection # SWCPC 47 E1
Quantity: 226 prints
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Electra, Texas, originally known as Beaver, was established in western Wichita County as a trading post for the Comanches under Quanah Parker in 1889. In 1900, W.T. Waggoner convinced the Fort Worth and Denver Railroad to build a switch in Beaver, and the town was renamed to honor his daughter, Electra. Testing for oil in 1911 set off a boom that peaked at 8,288,000 barrels in 1914. The Electra wells turned out over a million barrels per year into the 1950s.

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs of Electra, Texas (1900-1973). It bulks with photographs of early town life and the oil boom days (1909-1918).

The negatives and prints are housed in separate envelopes.

Images from this collection have been digitized and can viewed at http://hdl.handle.net/10605/1903

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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.
Dixie Theatre (Electra, Tex.)--Photographs.
Electra Furniture Company (Electra, Tex.)--Photographs.
Electra Hardware Company (Electra, Tex.)--Photographs.
Hotel Electra (Electra, Tex.)--Photographs.
Michael Imoudu Institute for Labour Studies--Texas--Electra--Photographs.
Richardson's Drug Store (Electra, Tex.)--Photographs.
Robb, A.L.--Photographs.
Stidham, O.M.--Photographs.
Waggoner Bank of Electra (Electra, Tex.)--Photographs.
Places
Electra (Tex.)--Photographs.
Electra (Tex.)
Wichita County (Tex.)--Photographs.
Wichita County (Tex.)
Subjects
Banks--Texas--Electra--Photographs.
Barbershops--Texas--Electra--Photographs.
Carriages and coaches--Photographs.
Football--Photographs.
Garages--Texas--Electra--Photographs.
Hotels and taverns--Texas--Electra--Photographs.
Petroleum industry and trade--Texas--Electra--Photographs.
Schools--Photographs.
Sports--Photographs.
Telegraph--Photographs.
Theaters--Texas--Electra--Photographs.
Track and field--Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Electra, Texas, Photograph Collection, 1900-1930, 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

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1 SWCPC 47(A): Electra, Texas - Wichita County (103 negatives and 101 prints)
envelope
2 SWCPC 47(B): Electra, Texas - Wichita County (57 negatives and 57 prints)
envelope
3 SWCPC 47(C): Electra, Texas - Wichita County (86 negatives and 86 prints)

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