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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence, 1969-1981 and undated

Bromwell, Nancy, 1980-1981 and undated

Dottie's Daily Doing, 1978-1980 and undated

Employment Records, 1978-1980 and undated

Financial Material, 1979-1986

Genealogical Information, undated

Legal Material, 1872

Genealogical Information

Literary Productions, 1936-1987 and undated

Lubbock Site Survey, 1974-1977 and undated

Lubbock, Thomas, 1955-1983 and undated

Mahon, George, 1981-1988 and undated

Martin, Dorothy, 1987-1988 and undated

Medical File, 1982-1988 and undated

Obituaries, 1956-1987 and undated

Photographs, undated

Pioneer Ladies, 1986 and undated

Printed Material, 1936-1988 and undated

Correspondence, 1909-1982 and undated

Legal Material, 1918-1953

Financial Material, 1918-1967

News Clippings, 1973-1983 and undated

Printed Material, 1936 and undated

Spur Museum, 1971-1979 and undated

Walker, Savannah, 1980-1988 and undated

Washington, D.C., 1978-1986 and undated

Women, Early Lubbock, 1984-1986 and undated

Miscellaneous, 1971-1987 and undated

Scrapbook Material, 1854-1947 and undated

Memorabilia, 1984 and undated

Papers, 1962-1988 and undated

Correspondence, 1962-1986

Printed Material, 1976-1986 and undated

Newspaper Clippings, 1976-1988

Scrapbook Material, 1928-1950

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Dorothy Rylander:

An Inventory of Her Papers, 1854-1988 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Rylander, Dorothy, 1909-1988
Title: Dorothy Rylander Papers,
Dates: 1854-1988 and undated
Abstract: The papers of Dorothy Rylander, who was a former assistant to Congressman George H. Mahon from 1946 to 1953, and an administrative assistant to William C. Holden at the West Texas Museum from 1953 until retiring in 1971.
Collection # S 883.1
Quantity: 7 boxes (7.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

A former assistant to Congressman George H. Mahon, a historian, and a genealogist, Dorothy Rylander was born in 1909 in Belton, Texas, and moved to Lubbock, Texas, in 1918. She received her B.A. in history from Texas Technological College in 1930 and her M.A. in 1931. From 1932 to 1946, she worked as a faculty secretary in the College of Engineering at Texas Technological College. Rylander also served as an assistant to Congressman George H. Mahon from 1946 to 1953, and as an administrative assistant to William C. Holden at the West Texas Museum from 1953 until retiring in 1971. She was also involved in the South Plains Genealogical Society, the Lubbock County Historical Survey Committee, the Lubbock Cultural Affairs Council, the Lubbock Heritage Society, Friends of the Lubbock Library, and Pathfinders, an organization that recognizes the contribution of women in early Lubbock history.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of scrapbook material and printed material. It bulks (1938-1988) with material about West Texas and the Lubbock area in the form of newspaper clippings and scrapbook material. Of particular interest is Rylander's political scrapbook material concerning Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, George Mahon, and Sam Rayburn. Additionally, the collection contains scrapbook material pertaining to the Texas Centennial (1936).

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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)
Mahon, George Herman, 1900-1985--Career in politics and government
Rayburn, Sam, 1882-1961--Career in politics and government
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Rylander, Dorothy 1909-1988
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
Places
Lubbock (Tex.)--History
Texas--Centennial celebrations, etc.
Texas--Politics and government
Texas, West--History
Subjects
Texas Centennial (1936 : Dallas, Tex.)
Women--Texas--Societies and clubs

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Related Material

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

  • Dorothy Rylander oral history interview [sound recording], 1957
  • West Texas Museum Association: Women's Council Records, 1954-1985

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dorothy Rylander Papers, 1854-1988 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gifts, 1975-1983

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, 2000

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Collection Inventory

 
box folder
1 1 Correspondence, 1969-1981 and undated

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box folder
1 2 Bromwell, Nancy, "A Pictoral History of Lubbock," 1980-1981 and undated

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box folder
1 3 Dottie's Daily Doing, 1978-1980 and undated

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box folder
1 4 Employment Records, 1978-1980 and undated

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box folder
1 5 Financial Material, 1979-1986

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Genealogical Information, undated

box folder
1 6 Miscellaneous, undated
Research Notes, undated
box folder
1 7 A-G, undated
8 H-Q, undated
9 R-Z, undated

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box folder
1 10 Legal Material, 1872

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Genealogical Information

box folder
2 1 General, undated
2 General, undated
3 Family History, undated

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Literary Productions, 1936-1987 and undated

box folder
2 4 Bell County, 1987 and undated
5 Diary, 1936
Lubbock, City of, undated
box folder
2 6 Banks and Post Office, undated
7 Cemetery Records, undated
8 Doctors and Hospitals, undated
9 General Information, undated
10 Hotels, undated
11 Newspapers, undated
12 Schools, undated
13 Rush, Squoir Station, 1973 and undated

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box folder
2 14 Lubbock Site Survey, 1974-1977 and undated

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box folder
2 15 Lubbock, Thomas, 1955-1983 and undated

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box folder
2 16 Mahon, George, 1981-1988 and undated

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box folder
2 17 Martin, Dorothy, 1987-1988 and undated

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box folder
2 18 Medical File, 1982-1988 and undated

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Obituaries, 1956-1987 and undated

box folder
3 1 Obituaries A-D, 1956-1982
2 Obituaries E-L, 1956-1982
3 Obituaries Mc-R, 1956-1982
4 Obituaries S-Z, 1956-1982
5 Miscellaneous, 1986-1987 and undated

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box folder
3 6 Photographs, undated

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box folder
3 7 Pioneer Ladies, 1986 and undated

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Printed Material, 1936-1988 and undated

box folder
3 8 Texas Tech 15th Anniversary, 1939-1973

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Correspondence, 1909-1982 and undated

box folder
3 9 Correspondence, 1966-1969 and undated
10 Correspondence, 1909-1922
11 Correspondence, 1982

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box folder
3 12 Legal Material, 1918-1953

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box folder
3 13 Financial Material, 1918-1967

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box folder
3 14 News Clippings, 1973-1983 and undated

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Printed Material, 1936 and undated

box folder
3 15 Song Books, 1936 and undated
American Families, 1972-1988 and undated
box folder
4 1 Bass, 1983-1987 and undated
2 Di Portanova, 1982-1987
3 General Information, 1980-1987 and undated
4 Hearst, 1972-1988
5 Hunt, 1986-1987 and undated
6 Kennedy, 1981-1987 and undated
7 Moody, 1986-1987
8 Murchison, 1985-19878
9 Post, 1979-1988
10 Princess Grace, 1986-1988
11 Rockefeller and Roosevelt, 1974-1988 and undated
12 Vanderbilt, 1981-1986 and undated
13 Computers and Genealogy, 1983-1984 and undated
14 Earthquakes, 1986-1987
15 Holiday Magazine, 1948-1977 and undated
16 Lubbock County Historical Commission, 1959-1987 and undated
17 Lubbock Cultural Affairs Committee, 1982-1987 and undated
18 Lubbock Heritage Society, 1979-1988 and undated
19 Lubbock High School Reunions, 1923-1933, 1981-1983 and undated
20 Lubbock High School Reunions, 1927, 1977-1988 and undated
21 Lubbock Library, Friends of, 1986-1988 and undated
22 Lubbock Music, 1984-1987 and undated
Lubbock Pioneers, 1932-1988 and undated
box folder
4 23 General Information, 1932-1987 and undated
24 Obituaries, 1966-1986 and undated
25 Residents After 1920, 1959-1983 and undated
26 Weddings, Anniversaries, and Announcements, 1938-1988 and undated
27 Lubbock's 75th Anniversary, 1959-1984 and undated
box folder
5 1 New Mexico History, 1983-1986 and undated
2 Southern Living Magazine, 1981-1987
3 Texas History, 1984-1987 and undated
Texas Tech, 1978-1988 and undated
box folder
5 4 Agricultural College, 1986-1987 and undated
5 Arts and Sciences Fund, 1984-1988 and undated
6 Class of 1930, 1980-1985 and undated
7 Engineering, 1986-1988 and undated
8 Enterprise Campaign, 1986-1987 and undated
9 Friends of the University Library and Southwest, Collection, 1984-1988 and undated
10 General Information, 1982-1988 and undated
11 Holden, WC, 1986 and undated
12 Home Economics, 1978-1988 and undated
13 Museum and Ranching Heritage Center, 1987-1988 and undated
14 Ranch Headquarters Association, 1987-1988
15 Tech Ex's, 1988 and undated
16 West Texas Museum Association, 1986-1987
17 Tornadoes, 1981-1986 and undated
Travel Information, 1952-1988 and undated
box folder
5 18 Arkansas, 1968-1987 and undated
19 Bell County, 1975-1982 and undated
20 California, 1982-1986 and undated
21 Colorado, 1987
22 Kentucky and Tennessee, 1952-1987 and undated
23 New Mexico, 1952-1987 and undated
24 North and South Carolina, 1947-1966 and undated
25 Oklahoma, Arkansas, 1981-1987 and undated
26 San Francisco, 1969-1983 and undated
27 Santa Fe, 1987 and undated
28 Texas, 1963-1981 and undated
Texas Cities, 1958-1987 and undated
box folder
5 29 Granbury, Palestine, Marshall, 1973-1987 and undated
30 Jefferson, 1958-1987 and undated
31 Salado and Temple, 1960-1985 and undated
32 San Antonio and Houston, 1974-1987 and undated
33 Texas Historical Sites, 1962-1982
box folder
6 1 Texas State Capitol, 1988
2 Utah, 1969-1985 and undated
3 Virginia, 1938-1987 and undated
4 Washington, D.C. - General, 1948-1988 and undated
5 Washington, D.C. - 1978 Trip, 1978 and undated
6 Miscellaneous, 1963-1964 and undated
7 United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1983 and undated
8 United States Constitution, 200th Anniversary, 1986-1987 and undated
9 Miscellaneous, 1956-1988 and undated

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box folder
6 10 Spur Museum, 1971-1979 and undated

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box folder
6 11 Walker, Savannah, 1980-1988 and undated

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box folder
6 12 Washington, D.C., 1978-1986 and undated

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box folder
6 13 Women, Early Lubbock, 1984-1986 and undated

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box folder
6 14 Miscellaneous, 1971-1987 and undated

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Scrapbook Material, 1854-1947 and undated

box folder
6 15 1854 and undated
16 Scrapbook, 1928-1947

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box folder
6 17 Memorabilia, 1984 and undated

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Papers, 1962-1988 and undated

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Correspondence, 1962-1986

box folder
7 1 Arrowhead Ruins, Glorietta, NM, 1962-1963
2 Ko Shari club Reunion, 1984
Sesquicentennial, 1984-1986
box folder
7 3 1984-1986
4 German Visitors, 1986
5 History of Lubbock, 1985-1986
6 Committee, 1984-1986
7 Schedules and Reports, 1986
8 Wagon Train, 1986

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Printed Material, 1976-1986 and undated

box folder
7 9 Lubbock Urban Design and Historic Preservation Markers, 1982-1985
10 Rush, S.S., 1976-1977 and undated
Sesquicentennial
box folder
7 11 1984-1986
12 Prince Charles Visit, 1986

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Newspaper Clippings, 1976-1988

box folder
7 13 Sesquicentennial, 1986
14 Statue of Liberty Restoration Project, 1983-1983
15 Texas State Capital Restoration, Liberty Statue, 1985-1986
16 Texas Tech Cultural Events, 1976-1988

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Scrapbook Material, 1928-1950

box folder
7 17 Personal Memoir, 1928-1947
18 Pages from Scrapbook, 1936
19 Texas A and M Homecoming Program, 1946
20 Political Scrapbook, 1945-1950

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