Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Carl Coke Rister:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1834-1963 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Rister, Carl Coke, 1889-1955
Title: Carl Coke Rister Papers,
Dates: 1834-1963 and undated
Abstract: The papers pertain to Carl Coke Rister, a noted teacher, historian, and author of southwestern history.
Collection # S 854.1
Quantity: 35 boxes (34.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Son of a Baptist minister, Carl Coke Rister was born on June 30, 1889, in Hayrick, Texas. He graduated from Simmons College (now Hardin-Simmons University) in 1915 and married Mattie May in 1916. While working for the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington, D.C., he attended George Washington University and earned a master's degree in 1920. Afterwards, he began teaching at Simmons College and attending summer school at the University of California, Berkeley.

Later, Rister returned to teach at George Washington University while working on his Ph.D, which he received in 1925. He then returned to teach at Simmons College and helped form the West Texas Historical Association, serving as the editor of its Yearbook from 1925 to 1929.

For the next 22 years, Rister taught at Oklahoma University, serving as professor of history, chairman of the history department, and research professor of history. His work in the areas southwestern military, Indian, and oil history garnered him notable reputation in his field. In 1951, Rister began teaching history at Texas Technological College. He passed away on April 16, 1955.

The Handbook of Texas has published a more in-depth online biography of Carl Coke Rister at http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/search.html


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of biographical material, personal correspondence, manuscript drafts, photographs, literary productions, correspondence regarding oil companies, Rister's research notes, diaries, newspapers, and scrapbook material.


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)
Rister, Carl Coke, 1889-1955
Rister, Carl Coke, 1889-1955--Awards
Rister, Carl Coke, 1889-1955--Career in teaching and writing history
Rister, Carl Coke, 1889-1955--Family
Rister, Carl Coke, 1889-1955--Knowledge and learning
Rister, Carl Coke, 1889-1955--Manuscripts
Rister family
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Technological College--Faculty
Texas Technological College--Faculty
University of Oklahoma. Dept. of History--Faculty
West Texas Historical Association
Subjects
Authors, American--Texas
College teachers--Oklahoma
College teachers--Texas
Historians--Texas
Petroleum industry and trade--Texas--History

Related Material

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

  • William Curry Holden oral history Interview [sound recording], 1970
  • William Martin Pearce oral history interview [sound recording], 1991

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Carl Coke Rister Papers, 1834-1963 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gifts, 1955-1969

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, 2000


Additional Sources

Richardson, Rupert Norval. In Memoriam: Carl Coke Rister. Abilene, Tex.: West Texas Historical Association, 1955.


Collection Inventory

 

Additional Material

Correspondence
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1 1 Mrs. Carl Rister-Condenses, A-H, 1955
2 Mrs. Carl Rister, I-Q, 1955
3 Mrs. Carl Rister, P-Z, 1955
4 Mrs. Rister’s Correspondence, 1953-1959
5 Rister, Carl Coke, A-Z, 1938-1957
6 Texas State Historical Survey Committee, 1954-1955
7 Texas State Historical Committee, 1953-1954
8 Texas State Historical Survey Committee, 1953-1954
9 Diaries and Address Book, 1948-1950 and undated
10 Diaries and Address Book, 1948-1950 and undated
11 Diplomas, 1942
12 List of Names and Addresses, undated
Literary Production
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1 13 Articles, 1951-1955
14 Comanche Bondage, undated
15 Library and Collection, undated
16 Library and Collection, undated
17 Miscellaneous Chapters, undated
box folder
2 1 Miscellaneous Chapters, undated
2 The Saga of the Southwest, 1950-1956
3 Speeches, undated
Printed Materials
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2 4 Miscellaneous, 1930-1948 and undated
5 Other Authors and Speakers, undated
6 Relating to Rister’s Books, 1944-1950 and undated
7 Relating to Rister’s Books, Corrections to Oil! Titan of the Southwest, undated
8 Speaking Engagements, 1931-1950
9 Dummy of the Greater Southwest, 1934
Scrapbook Material
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2 10 Miscellaneous Material, 1946-1951 and undated
11 Miscellaneous Guest Log, 1949-1954
12 News clippings, 1928-1962
13 News clippings, Other People, 1905-1950
14 News clippings, 1928-1962
15 News clippings: Professional, 1937-1943
16 News clippings: Personal, 1939-1950
17 News clippings: Professional, 1940-1944
18 News clippings: Professional, 1945 and undated
19 News clippings: University of Oklahoma, 1940-1951
20 Rister’s Death: Flowers Sent, 1955
21 Rister’s Death: Two Memorial Books, 1955



 

Correspondence

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2 22 DeGoyler Committee, 1949
23 General Correspondence, 1948
24 Correspondence A-F, 1945-1955
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3 1 Correspondence - C, 1943-1948
2 Correspondence - D, 1927-1948
3 Correspondence - F, 1927-1948
4 Correspondence - H, 1928-1948
5 Correspondence - J,K,L, 1928-1948
6 Correspondence - M, 1927-1948
7 Correspondence - N,O,P, 1928-1948
8 Correspondence - R, 1926-1948
9 Correspondence - S,T,U,V, 1928-1948
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4 1 Correspondence - W, 1928-1948
2 A.A.U.P. Speeches, 1933-1941
3 Administrative Policies for Teaching, 1950
4 Arcadia Book Shop, Appraisal of Dr. Rister, 1955
5 Biographical Information: Carbon Rister, 1889 and undated
6 Books and Articles, 1935-1938
7 Book, Company Correspondence, 1955
8 Book Orders, Company Correspondence, 1952-1955
9 Book Orders-History, 1949
10 College Matters, 1951-1954
11 Committee-Executive of M.V.H.A., 1947-1949
12 General Correspondence, 1952
13 General Correspondence, 1952
14 General Correspondence, A-L, Carl Rister, 1954
15 General Correspondence, G-L, Carl Rister, 1928-1952
16 General Correspondence, L-Z, Carl Rister, 1953
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5 1 General Correspondence, M-Z, Carl Rister, 1954
2 General Correspondence, A-K, Carl Rister, 1953
3 General Correspondence, M-Q, 1949-1952
4 General Correspondence, R-Z, 1949-1952
5 Graduate Council, 1927-1952
6 Graduates Working for Ph.D., 1945-1950
7 Greater Southwest, A-L, 1928-1935 and undated
8 Greater Southwest, M-Z, 1929-1948 and undated
9 Growth of American Economy, 1949
10 Hafen, Leroy E., 1948-1949
11 Hamner, Laura V., “Robert E. Lee in Texas,” for boys, 1949 and undated
12 History Department Administration, 1945-1950
13 History Positions open to Majors and Graduates, 1949
14 Johnson-Book Orders, 1949
15 Kinney Council CC of C, 1955
16 Microfilms, Government Library of Congress, 1951-1955
17 Mississippi Valley Historical Association (M.V.H.A.), 1949-1950
18 Mississippi Valley Historical Association, 1949-1950
19 Mr. Mason’s Exam Papers, 1951-1954
20 M.V.H.A., 1951
21 M.V.H.A. Committee Suggestions, 1952
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6 1 M.V.H.A. Meeting-Chicago, 1952
2 N.H.P.C.-M.V.H.A. Committee, 1951-1952
3 Office Supplies, 1951-1954
4 "Oil!", Revision Notes and a Letter, 1949-1954
5 Personal Data, 1947-1949
6 Personal File, 1951
7 Prizes and Awards Given in History, 1949-1950



 

Professional Correspondence

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6 8 “A”, 1948-1949
9 “B”, 1949
10 “C”, 1949
11 “D”, 1949
12 “F”, 1949
13 “G”, 1948
14 “H”, 1949
15 “L”, 1948-1949
16 “H”, 1949
17 “R”, 1949
18 “T”, 1949
19 “W”, 1949
20 Publishers Booksellers, 1927-1948
21 Publishers Booksellers, 1944-1949
22 Prentice Hall, 1904-1949
23 Proposed American History Text, 1904-1949
24 Proposed Kiowa Story, 1930
25 Radio Speech, undated
26 Research Assistance, Assistance for Assignment Abroad, 1948
27 Research Professorship, 1945-1950
28 Rockefeller Foundation, 1944
29 Simmons University, 1928-1945
30 Speeches, 1933-1941
31 Testimonials, 1919-1934
32 Various Papers, 1949 and undated
33 Westerners, 1949



 

Literary Production

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6 34 “American History” 1st Draft, Obsolete, Part I, undated
35 “American History” 1st Draft, Part II, undated
36 “American History” 1st Draft, Obsolete, Part III, undated
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7 1 “American History” Revised Manuscript, Part IV, Chapters XI-XVI, Dec. 2, 1953
2 “American History” 1st Draft, Obsolete, Part IV, undated
3 “American History” Dale Rister, Part VII, undated
4 “American History” Dale Rister, Part VII, VIII, IX, undated
5 “American History” Dale Rister, Part VIII, Chapter 19, undated
6 “American History” Dale Rister, Part IX, undated
7 “American History” Dale Rister, Part X, “Era of the New West,” undated
8 “American History” Part XI, “Industrial and Labor Production,” undated
9 “American History” Part XI, “Dawn of a New Century” and “The United States in Embryo,” undated
10 “American History” Chapter XXI-XXIV, miscellaneous Chapters, undated
11 “American History” Aggressive Democracy, Part XIX-XXIII, undated
12 “American History: Beyond the Mississippi,” Chapter XVI, 1950
13 “American History” Revised, Manuscript, Part I, undated
14 “American History” Revised Manuscripts, Part II, undated
15 “American History” Revised Manuscripts, Part III, undated
16 Articles by Rister: “David L. Payne” and “Oklahoma, Land of Promise,” undated
17 Baptist Missions Among American Indians, undated
18 Biography: Personal Data-Carl Coke Rister, 1938-1955
19 Border Captives, Workshops and Index, undated
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8 1 Border Command, undated
2 Border Command, undated
3 Buffalo: The Frontier, The Indians, 1896-1940
4 “Carlota, A Confederate Colony in Mexico,” 1945
5 “Carlota, A Confederate Colony in Mexico,” 1945
6 "Comanche Bondage," undated
7 "Comanche Bondage," 1839 and undated
8 Comanche Captives, undated
9 “The Confederacy Southwest War Plans,” undated
10 “David Payne,” undated
11 David L. Payne, May 18, 1942
12 David L. Payne, (1884-1885), by C.C. Rister, undated
13 David L. Payne, by C.C. Rister, (1879-1883), 1932
14 David L. Payne, Memories, undated
15 David L. Payne, Material, 1880-1885, plus miscellaneous material, undated
16 David L. Payne, Miscellaneous, by C.C. Rister, undated
17 Diary Account of a Creek Boundary Survey, 1850
18 “A Diary Account of a Creek Boundary Survey,” 1949
19 Drafts of Articles, 1939 and undated
20 Everett, Mrs. Melissa C., (Frontier Experience), 1927
21 Fort Griffin, undated
22 Fort Griffin, undated
23 The Fort Griffin Country, by C.C. Rister, undated
24 “Free Land Hunters of the South Plains,” undated
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9 1 “Free Land Hunters of the Southern Plains” and “Oklahoma, Land of Promise” In One Reprint, undated
2 "Frontier Life and Experiences," Book I, undated
3 “The Great Plains,” undated
4 Ft. Griffin Country, C.C. Rister, undated
5 Ft. Griffin Country, (1866-1888), undated
6 Ft. Griffin Country 2, 1955
7 Ft. Griffin Country 3, 1954
8 “General Sheridan and Indian Affairs” and “The Olive Branch a Prickly Pear,” undated
9 Gisborne’s Williams Copy, 1936
10 “The Greater Southwest,” 1934
11 Hefen-Rister, “Western America,” undated
12 “John Charles Beales, A Southern Plains Empresario,” 1933-1949
13 “John Charles Beales, Southern Plains Empresario,” 1933-1949
14 “Land Hunger,” undated
15 “The Oil Man’s Frontier,” undated
16 Oil! Titan of the Southwest, manuscript, 1948
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10 1 “No Man’s Land,” by C.C. Rister, 1947
2 “No Man’s Land,” by C.C. Rister, 1947
3 “No Man’s Land,” by C.C. Rister, undated
4 “No Man’s Land,” Duplicate, 1947
5 Pioneering the Santa Fe Trial, undated
6 R.E. Lee in Texas, mss. 1, undated
7 R.E. Lee in Texas mss. 2, undated
8 “The Rio Grande Colony,” July 1940
9 Rister’s Record of Thirty-Six Years as an American Historian, 1938
10 “Satanta, Orator of the Plains,” Articles by Rister, undated
11 “Satanta, Orator of the Plains,” Autumn 1931
12 Sheridan Materials, by C.C. Rister, 1969 and undated
13 Sheridan Manuscript, three miscellaneous manuscripts, 1868
14 Sheridan Materials, by C.C. Rister, “Border Command”, 1969 and undated
15 “The Significance of the Jacksboro Indian Affair of 1871,” 1926
16 “Southern Plainsman,” Mss. 1, undated
17 “Southern Plainsman,” Mss. 2, Chapter 3, undated
18 “Southern Plainsman,” Complete, undated
19 “The Southern Camels,” a speech, undated
20 “Southwestern Oil,” Mss. 1, Chapters I-III and V-XXI, undated
21 "Southwestern Oil,” Part I, First Copies and Rewrite, 1948
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11 1 “Southwestern Oil,” Part I, Mss. 2, undated
2 “Southwestern Oil,” Part I, Mss. 3, undated
3 “Southwestern Oil,” Part I, Chapters I-IX, Mss. 2, Summer 1948
4 “Southwestern Oil,” Part I, Chapters I-IX, Mss. 1, Summer 1948
5 “Southwestern Oil,” Part I, Re-write, Fall 1948
6 “Southwestern Oil,” Part II, Mss. 1, Chapters X-XVIII, Summer 1948
7 “Southwestern Oil,” Part II Mss. 1, First Copies and Re-write Suggestions, 1948 and undated
8 “Southwestern Oil,” Part II, Mss. 2, Chapters X-XVIII, 1948
9 “Southwestern Oil,” Part II, Mss. 2, First Copies and Re-write Suggestions, 1948 and undated
10 “Southwestern Oil” Chapters I-II and V-XXI, 1948
11 “Southwestern Oil,” Part 3, Mss. 1, Chapters XIX-XXVI, Summer 1948
12 “Southwestern Oil, Part 3, Mss. 2, Chapters XIX-XXVI, Summer 1948
13 “Southwestern Oil,” Reader’s Suggestions, Mss. 1, undated
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12 1 “Southwestern Oil,” Reader’s Suggestions, Mss. 2, undated
2 “Southwestern Oil,” Part 3, Mss. 3, Chapters XIX-XXVI, Summer 1948
3 Texas (miscellaneous), (1850-1880), “A” thru “I” Vol. I, undated
4 Texas (miscellaneous), (1850-1880), “J” thru “Z” Vol. II, undated
5 Texas 1867-1911, General W. T. Sherman, Satanta and Big Tree, 1928 and undated
6 Texas; Hutchinson Co. Report, Martial Law, Carbons, 1932, undated
7 Texas Materials, Frontier Newspapers and Army Records, (1868-1878), undated
8 Texas Materials Frontier Newspapers and Army Records, (1878-1910), undated
9 Texas 1880-1935, West Texas Historical Association, 1924-1929
10 “Twenty-Five Years Research, Record of C.C. Rister,” undated
11 “Western America” (Chapters by Hafen), Mss. 1, undated
12 “Western America” (Chapters by Hafen), Mss. 2, undated
13 “Western America,” (Chapters by Rister), Table of Contents, Mss. 1, undated
14 “Western America,” Mss.2, Chapters by Rister, Table of Content, undated



 

Special Correspondence

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12 15 Barnhart, John D., 1948-1949
16 Personal Correspondence - W, 1951-1952



 

Financial Material

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12 17 Business Receipts - Petition of Property, 1947



 

Magazines on Oil

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12 18 Life, 1948
19 Mineral Resources of the U.S.-U.S.D.S., copy, (1902), undated
20 Oil and Gas-Journal-Oil City Derrick, (1889-1904), undated
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13 1 “Oil and Gas Magazine”/Oil Progress Week, Oct. 15-21, 1950
2 Oil Investor Journal, copy, (1902-1909), undated
3 Oil Investors Journal, (1902-1910), undated
4 U.S. News and World Report, Jan. 30, 1953
5 Miscellaneous, undated
6 Miscellaneous, (1899-1955), undated
7 News Clippings Regarding Oil, 1946-1949
8 Oil Forms, 1920
9 Oil Information Magazine and Reports, (1944-1953), undated
10 The Oilman’s Frontier, (handwritten notes), undated
11 Oil Notes, undated
12 Petroleum in American History and Petroleum Library, 1947-1949
13 U.S.G.S. Reports, Sept., 8, 1951



 

Printed Materials on Oil Men

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13 14 Interviews from Standard Oil (N.J.) files, (1945-1946), undated
15 Oil Field Maps, undated
16 Oil Industry Information Committee, 1945-1949 and undated
17 Oil Publications, 1947-1953
18 Personal Experiences, Book I, (1924-1948), undated
19 Personal Experiences, (1931-1945), undated



 

Speeches on Oil

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13 20 Oil, Miscellaneous, (1939-1954), undated
21 Oil, Miscellaneous, (1951-1957), undated
22 “Oil Progress Week,” five speeches, 1950 and undated
23 “Oil for War and Peace,” Sept. 8, 1950
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14 1 “Southwestern Oil” Lecture, undated



 

Academic Affairs

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14 2 Americana, list of, 1948 and undated
3 American Monthly, Cards, Ribbons, etc., (1902), undated
4 Committee-University Research, 1948
5 Expense Reports, 1951
6 Hollie C. Brown, “Pastoral New Mexico,” July 30, 1949
7 Maps and Photographs, undated
8 Membership, List of M.V.H.A., Dec. 28, 1950
9 Memorandum on Examination of Grant Forman’s Library, 1943
10 Names of House and Senate Member, 1949
11 Norman, Oklahoma Telephone Dictionary, 1950
12 The Oil Forum, Test and Exams, undated
13 Rister’s Study under H.C. Bolton, 1921-1922
14 Seminar Material, undated
15 Sparks, Bancroft, Palfrey, and Hildrfth, undated
16 Society of American Historians, 1948
17 University of Oklahoma, Faculty Handbook, 1950
18 University Regulations, Teaching, March 19, 1948
19 Texas Tech College Matters, 1952-1953 and undated



 

Miscellaneous

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14 20 General History-Book Orders, undated
21 General History, Book Orders, undated
22 Newspapers, Archer County News, 1929-1947
23 Photograph List, National Archives, undated



 

Proofs and Corrections

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14 24 Southwestern Frontier, Influence of the Cattle Industry on the Frontier, undated
25 Texas Tech Library, Book Orders, Part I, 1951-1954
26 Texas Tech Library, Book Orders, Part II, 1953-1954



 

Writings and Reports

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14 27 “American History Dictionary Items,” undated
28 American History Documents, undated
29 Articles on Manifest Destiny, undated
30 Articles for Yearbook, July 13, 1945
31 Baptist Missions Among Indians, undated
32 Book Reviews by C.C. Rister, undated
33 Book Advertising: States West of the Mississippi River, undated
34 Book Reviews, Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1946-1949
35 Border Command Comments and Reviews, News Clippings, 1944
36 Comments and Reviews, Robert E. Lee, 1946
37 Course Outlines, 1950 and undated
38 Crude Oil Productions of the United States, (1859-1897), undated
39 Fort Griffin, May 13, 1955
40 Growth of the American Economy, Revision, undated
41 Mexico, Chapter X, 1940
42 “The Natural Setting or Geographical Background,” undated
43 News Clippings, 1949
44 New York Times, History Articles, April 4, 1943
45 Report of Sub-Committee on Archives Papers and Documents of the State Historical Survey Committee, 1954
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15 1 Saturday Review Article Reviews, etc., 1949
2 Spaniards and Teutons, undated
3 Writing Non-Fiction Correspondence Study, undated



 

Miscellaneous Oil Materials

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15 4 Colorado City, Texas, undated
5 Impact of Petroleum-First Draft, A Proposed History of American Petroleum, 1949
6 Newspaper Oil Reports, 1947
7 Printed Reports on Rister’s Fall Speaking and Writing on Oil History, 1950
Newspapers
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15 8 Amarillo Texas, undated
9 Cushing-Daily Citizen, Cushing, Oklahoma, 1936
10 El Dorado (Arkansas) Daily News, 1948
11 Glad Water Daily Times Tribune, Gladware, Texas, June 11, 1944
12 Kilgore News-Herald, 1943
13 Oil! Titan of the Southwest, 1929-1949
14 Oklahoma, 1947 and undated
15 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 23, 1939
16 Seminole (Oklahoma) Producer, 1946
17 The Sunday Item Tribune New Orleans, Louisiana, March 14, 1937
18 Wichita Falls, Texas, undated
19 Work Sheets, undated
20 Breckenridge, Texas, undated



 

Oil Correspondence and Printed Items

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15 21 Correspondence: Oil, 1946, 1949
22 Correspondence: Oil, September, 1949
23 Correspondence: Oil “A-B”, 1940-1948
24 Correspondence: Oil “A-W”, 1947-1949
25 Correspondence: Oil “A-M”, 1949-1951
26 Correspondence: Oil “C-D”, 1946-1948
27 Correspondence: Oil “E-K”, 1940-1948
28 Correspondence: Oil “N-Z”, 1950-1951
29 Correspondence: Oil “N-Z”, 1950-1951
30 Correspondence: Oil “P-V”, 1945-1948
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16 1 Correspondence: Oil “W”, 1945-1949
2 Correspondence-Companies: Anderson-Prichard, 1948
3 Correspondence-Companies: Amerada Petroleum Company, 1944
4 Correspondence-Companies: Atlantic Refining Company, 1948
5 Correspondence-Companies: Carter, Oil Company, 1941-1949
6 Correspondence-Companies: Champlin Refining Company, undated
7 Correspondence-Companies: Cities Service, 1945-1948
8 Correspondence-Companies: Cosden, 1949 and undated
9 Correspondence-Companies: Gulf Oil, 1949 and undated
10 Correspondence-Companies: Humble Oil and Refining Co., 1945-1948 and undated
11 Correspondence-Companies: Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company, (I.T.I.O.), undated
12 Correspondence-Companies: Kerr-McGee Oil Industries, Incorporated, 1947-1948
13 Correspondence-Companies: Lion Oil Company, 1944-1951 undated
14 Correspondence-Companies: Magnolia Petroleum Co., 1931-1941
15 Correspondence-Companies: Ohio Oil, 1948 and undated
16 Correspondence-Companies: Phillips Petroleum Co., 1937-1950
17 Correspondence-Companies: Pure Oil, 1947-1948
18 Correspondence-Companies: Shell Oil Company, 1945-1948
19 Correspondence-Companies: Sinclair Company, 1948
20 Correspondence-Companies: Skelly Oil, 1945 and undated
21 Correspondence-Companies: Socony-Vacuum, 1948
22 Correspondence-Companies: Standard-Baton Rouge Refinery, 1946 and undated
23 Correspondence-Companies: Standard Labor Relations, 1945 and undated
24 Correspondence-Companies: Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, 1931-1949
25 Correspondence-Companies: Standard Refinery, 1946 and undated
26 Correspondence-Companies: Sun Oil, 1945-1948
27 Correspondence-Companies: Sunray Oil, 1948
28 Correspondence-Companies: The Texas Company, 1942 and undated
29 Correspondence-Companies: Tidewater, 1948
30 Organizations: American Pet Institute, 1947-1948
31 Organizations: Independent Petroleum Association of America, I.P.A.A., 1948



 

Oil! Titan of the Southwest

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16 32 Associations, Oil and Gas, 1948
33 Bureau of Mines: Central Classified Correspondence Files, undated
34 Bureau of Mines: Central Classified Correspondence Files, undated
35 Comments: Interstate Oil Compact Commission, 1947-1950
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17 1 Comments, Interstate Oil Compact Commission, 1947-1950
2 Comments: Interstate Oil Compact Commission, 1947-1950
3 Conservation Material, undated
4 Correspondence-Companies: Arkansas to Oklahoma Vol. 1, Photographs, undated
5 Correspondence-Companies: General Material (1920), 1940-1948
6 Correspondence-Companies: Illustrations-Photographs, used in oil, undated
7 Correspondence-Companies: Oil-Miscellaneous, Book 1, 1939-1942
8 Correspondence-Companies: Oklahoma to Texas, Vol. 3, Photographs, undated
9 Correspondence-Companies: Photographs from National Archives, miscellaneous, Vol. 2, undated
10 Correspondence-Companies: Pipeline General, 1946 and undated
11 Correspondence-Companies: Refineries-Photographs, Vol. 6, 1914-1948
12 Correspondence-Companies: Texas to Texas, Photographs, Vol. 4, undated
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18 1 Correspondence-Companies: Union Oil of California, 1948
2 Correspondence-Companies: Warren Petroleum Company, 1947
3 Correspondence-Companies: Warren Petroleum Company, March 31, 1947
4 Louisiana, (copy), handwritten notes, undated
5 Louisiana, Book I, undated
6 Louisiana, Book I, (1901-1936), undated
7 Miscellaneous, undated
8 Book II, undated
9 Campbell Materials on Glenn Pools, (1907-1947), undated
10 Miscellaneous: Copied Material on Oil, undated
11 Miscellaneous: Copied Material on Oil, undated
12 Miscellaneous: Copied Material on Oil, (1829-1949), undated
13 Miscellaneous: Glossary, undated
14 Miscellaneous: Mimeographed Forms, 1946 and undated
15 Miscellaneous: News Clippings, 1951 and undated
16 Miscellaneous: News Clippings, Oil, 1952-1953
17 Miscellaneous: Oklahoma Newspaper, (copy), handwritten, undated
18 Miscellaneous: Other Miscellaneous Items, (1897-1947), undated
19 Miscellaneous: Other Miscellaneous Items, 1949-1950
20 Miscellaneous: Petroleum Production Charts on Southwestern Fields, undated
21 New Mexico: New Pools Summary, etc., undated
22 Oklahoma: Vol. III, 1929-1949
23 Oklahoma: Bartlesville, Cushing, Healdton and Hewitt, undated
24 Oklahoma: Cleveland, Glenn Pool, Red Fork and Tulsa, undated
25 Oklahoma: Gould Report and New Pools Data, undated
26 Oklahoma: Oklahoma City, 1928 and undated
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19 1 Oklahoma: Osage, undated
2 Oklahoma: Osage and Other Indian Material (1837-1946), undated
3 Research Materials, Crude Oil Purchases-Kansas and Oklahoma Field, 1930 and undated
4 Research Materials, History of the Refining Division, Petroleum Administration for War, undated
5 Research Materials, Investigating Questionable Oil Deals, 1918-1922
6 Research Materials, Oil for the Navy-Leasing Osage Lands, 1914-1916
7 Research Materials, Oil for the Navy-Leasing Osage Lands, 1917-1933
8 Rister’s Articles and Miscellaneous Notes, undated
9 States and Regions, Arkansas, 1938 and undated
10 States and Regions, Arkansas, (copy), Vol. 148, handwritten notes, 1923-1924 and undated
11 States and Regions, Colorado, undated
12 States and Regions, Kansas Carbons, Parts I and II, undated
13 States and Regions, Kansas, Part I, Carbons, undated
14 States and Regions, Kansas, Part II, 1946-1948 and undated
15 States and Regions, Mid-Continent Area, Book I, undated
16 States and Regions, Mid-Continent Area, Book II, undated
17 States and Regions, Oklahoma-Vol. I, (1849-1910), undated
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20 1 States and Regions, Oklahoma-Vol. II (1910-1929), undated
2 States and Regions, Southwest Regions Book I, undated
3 Southwest Region, Oils Impact in Southwest, Book II, 1947-1949 and undated
4 States and Regions, Rocky Mountain Area, undated
5 Texas, Central Region, (1910-1946), undated
6 Texas, East Texas, Part I, 1886-1940, undated
7 Rister’s Articles and miscellaneous notes, undated
8 Rister’s Articles and miscellaneous notes, undated
9 Rister’s Articles and miscellaneous notes, (1905-1944), undated
10 Rister’s Articles and miscellaneous notes, (1935-1944), undated
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21 1 Rister’s Articles and miscellaneous notes, (1935-1944), undated
2 Rister’s Articles and miscellaneous notes, steel file cards, undated
3 Texas Eastern Part II, (1940), undated
4 Texas, General (1889-1947), undated
5 Texas, Gulf, Book I, 1901-1935 and undated
6 Texas, Gulf, Book II, 1902-1910 and undated
7 Texas, Gulf, Book III, 1911 and undated
8 Texas, New Pools Data by Counties, undated
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22 1 Texas North Central Desdemona, undated
2 Texas, Northern Texas, undated
3 Texas, Panhandle-Hutchinson County Martial Law Report, undated
4 Texas, Southland Southwest Regions, (1901-1934), undated
5 Texas, West Texas, 1892-1927, undated
6 Texas, West Texas, 1927-1940 and undated
7 Texas, West Texas Fields, 1940-1949
8 Texas, Wichita Falls Oil Review, (copy), (1920), undated
9 Texas, Wyoming-Southwest, undated



 

Oversized Papers

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22 10 Frontier Military History, Camp Cooper, undated
11 Frontier Military History, Fort McKavett, undated
12 Frontier Military History, Robert E. Lee Texas (1860), undated
13 Notebooks and Note Cards, undated
14 Notebooks and Note Cards, 1953-1955
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23 1 Oklahoma, Creek Boundary Survey, (1837-1850), 1947 and undated
2 Oklahoma, David L. Payne, undated
3 Oklahoma, Indian Material, (1870), undated
4 Oklahoma, No Man’s Land, 1890-1891 and undated
5 Petroleum Industry History, General Oil Material, 1943 and undated
6 Petroleum Industry History, General Oil Material, 1952-1954 undated
7 Petroleum Industry History, Leasing Cherokee Lands (1899-1902), undated
8 Petroleum Industry History, Leasing Osage Lands, (1902-1913), undated
9 Petroleum Industry History, Martial Law in Texas, Sept. 28, 1929
10 Petroleum Industry History, Oil for the Navy, leasing Osage Lands, (1908-1914), undated
11 Photographs, David L. Payne and Oklahoma Boomers, undated
12 Texas Land Grants, Deeds and Contracts, Jefferson County, Texas, undated
13 Texas Land Grants, Early Land Grants in Texas, undated



 

Printed Material

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23 14 “Archival Needs in Latin America” by Castaneda, 1942
15 “Augustinians Wend Their Way Westward,” by Castaneda, 1956
16 Beales’ Texas Colonial Grants, presented by C.C. Rister, undated
17 Bibliographies, undated
18 Bibliographies, undated
19 Bibliography of Books on Historiography, 1949 and undated
20 Bibliography, Santa Fe Expedition, 1951
21 “Boletin dela Academia Venezolanda” correspondence de la Espanola,” 1955
22 Brandts Translation, undated
23 “Communications between Santa Fe and San Antonio in Eighteenth Century,” by Castandea, 1941
24 Confederate Veteran, 1916-1923
25 “The Corregidor in Spanish Colonial Administration,” by Castaneda, 1929
26 Dr. C.C. Rister History, 1951
27 “First European Settlement on the Rio Grande,” by Castaneda, 1945
28 “Fly Casting Instructions,” undated
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24 1 Fort Griffin, Medical History, Volume 1, 1867-1872
2 Frontier Life and Experiences, Book II, undated
3 Frontier Life and Experiences, Book I, undated
4 Frontier Life and Experiences, Book II, undated
5 Horn’s (Mrs.) Captivity, 1839
6 Horn’s (Mrs.) Captivity Forms, 1955
7 “The Human Side of a Great Collection,” by Castaneda, 1940
8 “Inter-American Cultural Relations” by Castaneda, 1947
9 “The Irresistible Challenge of the Pueblos” by Castaneda, 1950
10 John Charles Beales, 1933-1934
11 Lulac News, Issued Dedicated to Castaneda, July 1932
12 “The Manuel E. Gondra Collection” by Castaneda and Dabbs, 1941
13 Medical History of Fort Griffin, Texas, 1867-1881
14 Middle Border Bulletin, Spring 1948
15 “Publications of the Faculty” Texas Tech, 1951
16 “Publications on Latin American History in 1939,” 1940
17 Reise Church doie MexiKanischen Provinzen, Translation, 1954
18 “Relations of General Scott with Santa Anna” by Castaneda, 1949
19 “Report of Committee of Library Cooperation with Hispanic Peoples” by John B. Vance, 1929
20 Review on Books by C.C. Rister, 1948-1950
21 “Spanish Medieval Institutions in Overseas Administration: The Prevalence of Medieval Concepts” by Castansda, 1954
22 “The Southwest Collection,” Texas Tech, 1952
23 Texas, (1818-1866), undated
24 Various Miscellaneous Manuscripts, 1931-1947
25 Westerners Brand Book, 1945
26 West Texas Memories, 1946-1951



 

Research Material

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24 27 Bibliography, Carbon Border Command, News Clippings, undated
28 Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico and Oklahoma, 1846-1949
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25 1 Documents and Research Materials, (1870), undated
2 Documents and Research Materials, Part I, (1846-1900), undated
3 A Federal Experiment INS, Plains Indians Relations, undated
4 Frontier Material, Miscellaneous, undated
5 Frontier Material, Miscellaneous (1837-1890), undated
6 Frontier Material, Miscellaneous (1837-1890), undated
7 Holden and Rister, News Clippings, 1952-1954
8 Kiowa File, undated
9 Maps of the United States, miscellaneous, undated
10 Military Division of Missouri, undated
11 Music as a Means of Historical Research, undated
12 No Man’s Land Material (1541-1899), handwritten notes, 1953
13 No Man’s Land, undated
14 No Man’s Land Material, Part I, (1884-1935), undated
15 No Man’s Land Part II, (1880-1934), undated
16 No Man’s Land, Articles, 1944-1947
17 No Man’s Land, Comments on, 1948
18 No Man’s Land, (1889-1895), notes, undated
19 No Man’s Land Materials, Personal Notes, (1898-1935), undated
20 No Man’s Land, Various Authors, handwritten notes, 1900-1949
21 “River of Oil,” and “What is a Texan,” speeches, undated
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26 1 Robert E. Lee, 1850-1861
2 Robert E. Lee, Documents, 1872
3 Robert E. Lee, miscellaneous, (1846-1860), 1947
4 Robert E. Lee and Frontier, Microfilm Material, (1855-1858), 1954
5 Robert E. Lee and Frontier, Microfilm Material, Vol. II, 1934
6 Robert E. Lee and Frontier, Microfilm Material, Vol. II, 1934
7 Robert E. Lee in Texas, (photographs), (1864), undated
8 The Sheridan Papers, by C.C. Rister, handwritten, 1868-1869
9 The Sheridan Papers, Military Operations, 1868-1869
10 Smith, Joseph R., 1947
11 Smith, Joseph R., Diary, 1949 and undated
12 Texas, Miscellaneous, Pictures of Forts in Texas, 1852-1949
13 Texas Capital, 1954 and undated
14 Texas Items, 1951 and undated
15 W.C. Holden and Rister, Notes on Spur Ranch, undated
16 W.C. Holden and Rister, Notes on Spur Ranch, undated
17 W.C. Holden and Rister, Notes on Spur Ranch, undated
18 W.C. Holden and Rister, Notes on Spur Ranch, undated
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27 1 W.C. Holden and Rister, Notes on Spur Ranch, undated
2 W.C. Holden and Rister, Notes on Spur Ranch, undated
3 W.C. Holden and Rister, Notes on Spur Ranch, undated
4 Western America, W.C. Holden and Rister-Notes on Spur Ranch, undated
5 Western America, Index and Note Cards, undated
6 Western America, Index and Note Cards, undated
7 Western America, Index and Note Cards, undated
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28 1 Western America, Index and Note Cards, undated
2 Western America, Index and Note Cards, undated
3 Western America, Index and Note Cards, undated
4 Western America, Index and Note Cards, undated
5 Western America, Index and Note Cards, undated
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29 1 Western America, Index and Note Cards, undated
2 Western America, Index and Note Cards, undated
3 Western America, Index and Note Cards, undated
4 Western America, Index and Note Cards, undated
5 Western America, Index and Note Cards, undated
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30 1 Western America, Index and Note Cards, undated
2 Western America, Index and Note Cards, undated
3 Western America, Index and Note Cards, undated
4 Western America, Index and Note Cards, undated
5 Western America, Index and Note Cards, undated
6 Work Sheets, undated



 

Scrapbook Material I

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31 1 Correspondence, Rister’s Writings, 1938-1939 and undated
2 News Clippings, 1939-1950
3 News Clippings, 1949 and undated
4 News Clippings, Articles by Rister, Part I, Miscellaneous, 1926-1927 and undated
5 News Clippings, Articles by Rister, Part II, 1938-1941 undated
6 News Clippings, Current Clippings on Rister, 1946-1949 undated
7 News Clippings, David L. Payne, 1932-1941 and undated
8 News Clippings, Oil, 1950-1951 and undated
9 News Clippings, Texas Frontier Forts, 1951 and undated
10 No Man’s Land-Reviews, Newspaper Articles, 1948
11 Printed Materials, News Clippings, 1925-1939 and undated
12 Rister’s Death, 1949-1955
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32 13 Texas, Newspapers, 1921-1954



 

Oversized Material

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32 1 Scrapbook Material with photostats relating to the Southwestern Border, 1834-1896, undated



 

Scrapbook Material II

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33 1 News Clippings, 1924-1963
2 News Clippings, 1924-1963
3 News Clippings, 1951-1955
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34 1 News Clippings, 1924-1963
2 News Clippings, 1924-1963
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35 1 News Clippings, 1924-1963