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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence

Literary Productions

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Don Worcester:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1986-1991 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Worcester, Donald Emmet, 1915-
Title: Don Worcester Papers,
Dates: 1986-1991 and undated
Abstract: Historian Don Worcester served as the Phi Alpha Theta national and president of the Western Writers of America.
Collection # S 1220.3
Quantity: 1 box (1.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Don Worcester, a highly respected author and Spanish-Borderlands historian, was born on April 29, 1915, in Tempe, Arizona, but soon moved to his grandfather's homestead on the edge of the Mojave Desert with his mother and brother. It was on this homestead that Worcester became a true cowboy, rodeoing with the Indians who lived on the nearby reservation and learning their way of life.

Worcester received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bard College in 1939 and his Masters Degree from the University of California at Berkley in 1940. After a stint in the Navy, he returned to the University of California at Berkley and received his Ph.D. in 1947. Worcester was at the University of Florida from 1947-1963, serving as the Chairman of the History Department from 1955-1959. He then took a professorship at Texas Christian University, serving as Chairman of the History Department from 1963-1972.

Worcester also played vital roles in many historical and literary organizations and reviews. Most notably, he served as the Phi Alpha Theta national president from 1960-1962. He was the president of the Western Writers of America from 1973-1974 and of the Western History Association from 1974-1975. Worcester also served as the Chairman of the Board of University Press Managers from 1961-1963 and was the managing editor of the Hispanic American Historical Review from 1960-1965.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence and literary productions (proofs, manuscripts, and index drafts). These manuscripts pertain mostly to Worcester's publications on southwestern history.

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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)
Worcester, Donald Emmet, 1915-
Worcester, Donald Emmet, 1915- --Awards
Worcester, Donald Emmet, 1915- --Archives
Worcester, Donald Emmet, 1915- --Manuscripts
Subjects (Organizations)
Western Writers of America
Western Writers of America--Awards
Western Writers of America--Presidents
Subjects
Authors, American
Historians--Texas
Western stories--Manuscripts

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Don Worcester Papers, 1986-1991 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
90-0175-B, 91-0322-B, 92-0243-B

Gifts, 1983-1993

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, 2000

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Collection Inventory

 

Correspondence

box folder
1 1 Tom Beer (Bantam Books) to Don Worcester, 1991

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Literary Productions

Index Drafts
box folder
1 2 "The Texas Longhorn" by Don Worcester, undated
Manuscripts
box folder
1 3 "A Search for Public Administration: the Ideas and Career of Dwight Waldo" by Brack Brown and Richard Stillman III, 1986
4 " A Visit from Father" by Don Worcester, 1990
5 "Brazos Scout" by Don Worcester, undated
6 "Brazos Scout" by Don Worcester, design copy, 1991
box folder
Box 1 7 Proofs, "Brazos Scout" by Don Worcester, undated
box folder
1 8 Reader's Set, "Brazos Scout" by Don Worcester, 1991
9 Essays on the American West, "The Texas Longhorn" by Don Worcester, 1987
10 "The Texas Longhorn"by Don Worcester, 1986-1987
11 "Man on Two Ponies" by Don Worcester, undated

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