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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

John D. Alexander:

An Inventory of His Photographs, 1908-1978, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University. Southwest Collection
Title: John D. Alexander Photograph Collection,
Dates: 1908-1978
Abstract: John D. Alexander photographs dated 1908-1978.
Collection # SWCPC 384
Quantity: 43 prints
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

John D. Alexander grew up on the Screw Bean Ranch near Orla, Texas. In 1918, he went to work in the oil fields following the oil boom as a pipeliner, roughneck and, finally, drilling superintendent. He retired to Carlsbad, New Mexico in 1961.

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs of the Alexander family and their experiences in farming and in the oil industry (1908-1949; 1978).

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

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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.
Subjects (Persons)
Alexander, John D.--Portraits.
Alexander family--Portraits.
Bailey, Nellie--Portraits.
Gray, J. D.--Portraits.
Places
Burkburnett (Tex.)--Views.
Burkburnett (Tex.)
Chaning (Tex.)--Views.
Chaning (Tex.)
Fort Davis (Tex.)--Views.
Fort Davis (Tex.)
Juarez (Mex.)--Views.
Juarez (Mex.)
Ochoa (Tex.)--Views.
Ochoa(Tex.)
Orla (Tex.)--Views.
Orla (Tex.)
Subjects
Agriculture machinery--Photographs.
Automobiles--Photographs.
Bars (Drinking establishments)--Photographs.
Farm life--Texas--Photographs.
Horses--Photographs.
Hotels--Photographs.
Oil industries--Texas--Photographs.
Oil wells--Texas--Photographs.
Taverns (Inns)--Photographs.
Wheat--Texas--Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John D. Alexander Photograph Collection, 1908-1978, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gift, 1983

Digitized by

Maria Vallejo, 2011

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Collection Inventory

 

Photographs

envelope
1 SWCPC 384-E1: John D. Alexander Collection (40 negatives and 42 prints)
envelope
2 SWCPC 384-E2: John D. Alexander Collection (2 negatives and 2 prints), 1928 and 1978

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