Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Alice Duggan Gracy:

An Inventory of Her Papers 1910-1951, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Gracy, Alice Duggan
Title: Alice Duggan Gracy Papers,
Dates: 1910-1951
Abstract: The papers of Alice Duggan Gracy concern her family and includes news clippings about the death of Arthur P. Duggan, Sr., Texas State Senator and civic leader from Littlefield, Texas.
Collection # S 378.1
Quantity: 1 box (1.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Arthur Pope Duggan, Sr., was a real estate developer and sales manager for the Littlefield Lands Company in Littlefield, Texas, president of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce, and a Texas State Senator. Born in 1876 in Hays County, Texas, Duggan attended the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (now Texas A&M University), where he received a bachelor of civil engineering degree in 1895. He then went to attend the University of Texas, from which he received a law degree in 1898. In 1900, Duggan opened a law office in Stamford, Texas, and married Sarah Elizabeth Harral, a niece of Maj. George W. Littlefield, on June 18, 1902, in Austin. They had two children.

Duggan owned the Duggan Abstract Company from 1904-1911. From 1925-1927, he was president of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce in Littlefield, Texas. His civic activities eventually led him to serve as a Texas senator from 1933-1935. He died of heart failure on September 6, 1935.

The donor of the collection, Alice Duggan Gracy, was his daughter.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, printed material, and scrapbook materials. It bulks (1935) with news clippings concerning the death of Arthur P. Duggan, Sr., Texas State Senator and civic leader from Littlefield, Texas.

Of special interest are the photographs which include family portraits and snapshots. The card scrapbook was badly deteriorated, crumbling, and stained, and the greeting cards were removed.


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)
Boyce, Katie E.
Gracy, Alice Duggan
Duggan, Alston
Duggan, Arthur Pope, 1876-1935
Duggan family
Soash, W. P. (William Pulver), 1877-1961
Subjects (Organizations)
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company
Halsell Farms (Tex.)
Spade Ranch (Tex.)
Yellow House Land Company
Lamb County (Tex.)--History
Littlefield (Tex.)--Social life and customs
Civic leaders--Texas--Littlefield
Land companies--Texas--History
Land titles--Registration and transfer--Texas--History
Transportation--Texas, West

Related Material

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

  • Arthur P. Duggan Sr. Papers, 1898-1899
  • Yellow House Land Company Records, 1913-1943

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alice Duggan Gracy Papers, 1910-1951, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Gifts, 1962 and 1981

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, June 1, 2000

Additional Sources

The Handbook of Texas has published a more in-depth online biography of Arthur Pope Duggan (1876-1935) at

Seymour V. Connor, ed., "Builders of the Southwest. "Lubbock: Southwest Collection, Texas Technological College, 1959.

David B. Gracy II. "Littlefield Lands. "Austin: University of Texas Press, 1968.

Collection Inventory


Manuscript Files

box folder
1 1 Cards, 1910-1922
2 Correspondence, 1944-1945
3 Family Bible: Duggan, Alston, undated
4 Lamb County: Yellow House Ranch, undated
5 Lamb County: Land Abstracts and Sales, 1940-1942
6 Littlefield News, 1912-1913
7 Maps: Ellwood's Lands and Texas Trails, undated
8 Miscellaneous Advertisements and Pamphlets, undated
News Clippings
box folder
1 9 News Clippings: Duggan, Arthur P., Senator, 1935
10 News Clippings: Duggan Airfield, 1945-1946
11 News Clippings: Halsell Farms, undated
12 News Clippings: Irrigation and Rainfall in Lamb County, 1945-1947 and undated
13 News Clippings: Lamb County, Littlefield and Olton History, 1939-1951 and undated
14 News Clippings: Santa Fe System Lines Railroad, 1945-1947 and undated
15 News Clippings: Texas Agriculture, 1935-1950 and undated
16 News Clippings: Texas Politics, 1934-1935 and undated
17 News Clippings: Texas Sales Taxes, 1935 and undated
18 News Clippings: University of Texas 1935
box folder
1 19 Photograph Inventory, 1956
20 Photographs, undated
Negatives, black and white- 6 (35 mm), 7 (4 x 5)
Prints, black and white- 61 (various sizes)
box folder
1 21 Rainfall Chart: Amarillo, Texas, 1910-1937
22 Soash, W. P., 1944 and undated
23 Spade Ranch: Payment Totals, undated