Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Dr. Otis W. English:

An Inventory of His Papers 1869-1988, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator English, Otis W.
Title: Otis W. English Papers,
Dates: 1869-1988
Abstract: An active member of the Lubbock medical community for the over 50 years, Dr. Otis W. "Babe" English came to Lubbock, Texas, in 1926 and established his medical practice downtown in the old Myrick Building.
Collection # S 1528.1
Quantity: 3 boxes (3.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Otis W. "Babe" English came to Lubbock, Texas in 1926 and established his medical practice downtown, in the old Myrick Building. Active in Lubbock medicine for the next 50 years, Dr. English served on the staffs of the city's major hospitals. He also owned the Two-Buckle Ranch in Crosby County. A veteran of both World Wars and a prominent Lubbock civic leader, he was appointed to several offices in professional organizations. Dr. English died in 1990.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a wide range of personal and professional materials belonging to pioneer physician, Dr. O.W. "Babe" English and/or his family. Included are booklets, correspondence, religious publications, educational materials, newspaper clippings, souvenirs of trips, and financial documents.


This collection has a variety of materials collected by Dr. English from scrapbook materials, artifacts, correspondence, publications, and miscellaneous.


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)
English, Otis W.
Two-Buckle Ranch (Tex.)
Medical care--Texas--Lubbock

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Otis W. English oral history interview [sound recording], 1968
  • Otis W. English oral history interview [sound recording], 1979
  • Otis W. English oral history interview [sound recording], 1989
  • Methodist Hospital (Lubbock, Tex.) Records, 1926-1983.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dr. Otis W. English Papers, 1869-1988, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):

Gift, 1991

Processed by

A. Ramirez

Collection Inventory


General Files I

box folder
1 1 Address Books, ca. 1959 and undated
2 Book Plates, authors, undated



box folder
1 3 "Vest Pocket for Christian Workers", "Watchmakers and Jewelers Practical Handbook,""What My Family Should Know ", undated, 1892, undated
4 House planning, 1937 and undated
5 Military related, " Americans in World War II ", by Texas Tech Museum, Relocation and property acquisition pamphlets, "Crisis at the Airport ", 1975; 1973; 1975
6 Universities, Baylor School of Medicine Hardin-Simmons, 1953, undated


General Files II

box folder
1 7 Certificates, 1869-1985
8 Civic Material, "Lubbock Leads the Way", undated



box folder
1 9 Incoming business, 1929-1977
10 Incoming personal, 1938-1949
11 Incoming personal, 1950-1958
12 European trip, 1954
13 Incoming personal, 1960-1968
14 Incoming personal, 1970-1979
15 Incoming personal, undated
16 Outgoing, 1954-1962
17 Ranch, 1951-1977


General Files III

box folder
1 18 Cards, unsorted, 1920-1977
19 Genealogical material, Posey family, undated
20 Guest book, 1965-1976
21 Invitations, 1966-1989
22 Invitations, undated
23 Legal documents, 1937-1977
24 Letterhead, undated


Printed Materials

box folder
1 25 The American Home, Saturday Evening Post, (Replica) 1938-1940, 1905
26 Texas Parade, 1969
27 Miscellaneous, ca. 1930-1940's
28 Miscellaneous, ca. 1940s


General Files IV

box folder
1 29 Medical records, Restricted, 1976-1977
30 Memorial book, D.C. Couch, 1953
31 Newsletters, Hardin-Simmons, West Texas Hospital, 1940-1976


Newspaper Clippings

box folder
1 32 Miscellaneous, 1934-1984
33 "Without A Trace"Series, 1977
34 Robert S. Allen, undated
35 Miscellaneous, undated
36 Jay Harris, undated
37 Kiwanis, undated
38 "One Man's Opinion," undated
39 Miscellaneous organizations, undated
40 "The Plainsman", undated
41 Sylvia Porter, undated
42 Henry J. Taylor, undated
43 Toastmasters Club, undated
44 Andrew Tully, undated


General Files V

box folder
1 45 Organizations, Kiwanis, Knife and Fork, First National Bank, 1944-1967
46 Passports, 1954-1963
47 Maps, Road Atlas, State of California
box folder
2 1 Personal Account Records, 1949-1978
2 Playbills, 1958-1963
3 Poems, undated
4 Postcards, European trip, 1954
5 Postcards, Unsorted, 1927-1986
6 Programs, Miscellaneous, 1920-1989
7 Programs, Miscellaneous, undated
8 Receipts, 1929-1969
9 Recipes, undated
10 Religious material, Miscellaneous, 1907-1952 and undated
11 Religious material Miscellaneous, 1903-1988
12 Newspapers, 1945-1986
13 Scrapbooks, European Trip, 1954
14 Scrapbooks, House Decoration, undated
15 Stamp collection, ca. 1940s
16 Student notes, Religious class, 1960
17 Student notes, New Testament survey, 1964
18 Student notes, Religious class, undated
19 Tax receipts, 1961-1962
20 Tax receipts, 1963-1964
21 Tax receipts, 1965-1966
22 Tax receipts, 1967-1968
23 Tax receipts, 1969-1970
24 Tax receipts, 1971-1972
25 Tax receipts, 1973-1974
26 Tax receipts, 1975-1976
27 Tax receipts, 1977-1978
28 Tax receipts, 1979-1980
29 Telegrams, 1926-1953
30 Travel Stickers, European Trip, 1954
31 Memorabilia: Antique eyeglasses, in case
31 Memorabilia: Name badges
31 Memorabilia: Souvenir Texas playing cards
31 Memorabilia: Bicentennial knife
31 Memorabilia: Bound writing: "Hattie Hasie's Collection"
31 Memorabilia: Lapel pins
3 Artifacts: "Ginger" Bowen's Drug Store, undated
Artifacts: Fur hat, undated
Artifacts: Walnut Pen holder, engraving: "O.W. English, M.D., Baylor Medical Class of 1926", undated
Artifacts: Plaque engraved: "In Recognition of O.W. English, M.D...", from Downtown Bible Class, 1984
Artifacts: Plaque engraved: "West Texas Hospital Loves You, Dr. O.W. English," September 17, 1976
Artifacts: Plaque engraved: "Dr. 'Babe' English," from Kiwanis, May 12, 1988
Artifacts: Cowboy boots Bookends, undated
Artifacts: Seashell paperweight, undated
Artifacts: Boot Jack, marked: "Lee Riders", undated
Artifacts: Camera attachments and accessories, undated