Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Burkburnett, Texas:

An Inventory of Photographs, 1910-1940, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University. Southwest Collection
Title: Burkburnett, Texas, Photograph Collection,
Dates: 1910-1940
Abstract: The Burkburnett, Texas, Photograph Collection, dating from 1910-1940, was donated by many individuals.
Collection # SWCPC 26
Quantity: 62 b/w photo prints and 1 contact sheet
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Burkburnett is located in north central Wichita County. In 1912, oil was discovered west of town. Large strikes drew thousands of people to the area until the boom died out in the late 1920s. In 1941, Sheppard Air Force Base was established nearby. By 1989 the population had grown to over 11,000 and the economy was based on the production of chemical products, plastics, and machinery.


Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs of groups of people, oil fields, oil wells, oil rigs, architecture, and street scenes.


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.
Subjects (Persons)
Brumley, J. H.
Heiseaman, Ed
Gilchrist, B. F.
Gragg, Herbert
Hill, W. R.
Jameson, F. A.
Kemp, Oscar
Lohoefener, Al
Mapes, Duffy
Willis, T. Guy
Subjects (Organizations)
Republic Supply Company
Texas Chief Drilling Co.
Texhoma Oil & Refining Company
Thatman Stone Company
Places
Burkburnett (Tex.)
Wichita Falls (Tex.)
Waggoner Ranch (Tex.)
Waggoner Ranch (Okla.)
Subjects
Petroleum industry and trade--Texas--Wichita falls--Photographs
Trade Promotion Day, 1920

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Burkburnett, Texas, Photograph Collection, 1910-1940, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gifts, undated

Processed by

A. Ramirez