Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center:

An Inventory of Its Photographs, 1908-1920, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University. Southwest Collection
Title: Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center, Photograph Collection,
Dates: 1900-1930
Abstract: Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center, photographs dated 1900-1930.
Collection # SWCPC 93 E2
Quantity: 6 prints
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Founded in 1903, Artesia, New Mexico, boasted a system of water works based on clear artesian wells. In the 1920s, extensive oil fields developed east of Artesia. Today, oil production and refining, agriculture, and ranching support the community.


Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs of artesian wells and oil wells near Artesia, New Mexico (1908-1920). It also contains a photograph of the world's largest artesian well, owned and operated by C. G. Ditto. This well was located in Lake Arthur, New Mexico (undated).

The negatives and prints are housed in separate envelopes.

Images from this collection have been digitized and can viewed at http://hdl.handle.net/10605/7733


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Home Refining Company--Photographs.
Kansas-New Mexico Oil Company--Photographs.
Turknett Well of Artesia, New Mexico--Photographs.
Places
Artesia (N.M.)--Photographs.
Artesia (N.M.)
Lake Arthur (N.M.)--Photographs.
Lake Arthur (N.M.)
Subjects
Oil wells--New Mexico--Photographs.
Petroleum industry and trade--New Mexico--Artesia--Photographs.
Water distribution structures--New Mexico--Artesia--Photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center, Photograph Collection, 1908-1920, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gifts, 1972-1982

Digitized by

Maria Vallejo, 2011


Collection Inventory

 

Photographs

envelope
1 SWCPC 93-E1: New Mexico schools (4 negatives and 6 print), 1900-1919
envelope
2 SWCPC 93-E2: New Mexico - Artesia/Oil (6 negatives and 6 prints), 1908-1920
envelope
3 SWCPC 93-E3: New Mexico - Roswell, Chaves Co., miscellaneous New Mexico (14 prints), 1908-1920
envelope
4 SWCPC 93-E5: New Mexico - Feed mill and warehouse (3 negatives and 3 prints), 1908-1920
envelope
5 SWCPC 93-E6: New Mexico - Artesia, New Mexico (1919); Navajo lodge; San Miguel Mission in Santa Fe; and Elizabeth Town, New Mexico (3 negatives and 7 prints), 1919-1939