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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Additional Sources

Description of Series

Internal Affairs

External Affairs

External Affairs - Printed Material

General Mixed

Internal Affairs

Internal and External Affairs

External and General Affairs

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

West Texas Chamber of Commerce:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1918-1968, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator West Texas Chamber of Commerce
Title: West Texas Chamber of Commerce Records,
Dates: 1918-1968
Abstract: The West Texas Chamber of Commerce promoted the economic opportunities of the region to growing industries.
Collection # S 1152.3
Quantity: 20 boxes (20.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The West Texas Chamber of Commerce had its beginning in Fort Worth, Texas, in December, 1918. This organization was established to effectively serve West Texas through economic growth. At the time of its merger with the Texas Chamber of Commerce in 1986, its main office was located at Abilene, Texas. The records represent fifty years of its history and operation in promoting better industries to develop in West Texas in areas such as agriculture, education, tourism, medicine, and other businesses. Today its main office is in Austin, Texas.

The Handbook of Texas has published a more in-depth on-line biography of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce at http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/search.html

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of printed material, newspaper clippings, photographs, office records, financial documents, and motion pictures all relating to the West Texas milieu.

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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 (Organizations)
West Texas Chamber of Commerce
Places
Texas, West--Economic conditions
Subjects
Agriculture--Texas
Boards of trade--Texas, West--History
Business enterprises--Texas, West
Cities and towns--Growth--Economic aspects--Texas, West
City planning--Texas--History
Civic improvement--Economic aspects--Texas, West
Civic leaders--Texas, West
Civic leaders--Texas--History
Community development, Urban--Texas, West
Industrial promotion--Texas, West
Municipal government--Public relations--Texas, West
Place marketing--Texas, West

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Related Material

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

  • Arthur P. Duggan Sr. Papers, 1860-1951, 1893-1944
  • James Fike Godfrey Collection, 1911-1979, 1971-1979
  • Haskell Chamber of Commerce (Haskell, Tex.) Records, 1967-1970
  • Mason Chamber of Commerce (Mason, Tex.) Records, 1938-1973
  • Odessa Chamber of Commerce (Odessa, Tex.) Records, 1912-1975, 1934-1972
  • Plains Cotton Growers, Inc. Records, 1933-1973
  • West Texas Chamber of Commerce Photograph collection, 1926-1974
  • West Texas Chamber of Commerce Records, 1893-1987 and undated

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

West Texas Chamber of Commerce Records, 1918-1968, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gifts, 1965-1993

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, October 2000

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Additional Sources

West Texas Today, May 1933.

West Texas Today, November 1937

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Collection Inventory

 

Internal Affairs

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1 1 West Texas Chamber of Commerce File Index, 1964
2 American Chambers of Commerce Executives, 1964
3 American Chambers of Commerce Executives, 1966-1967
4 Applications for Employment, 1964
5 Chamber Managers, 1966-1967
6 Chamber of Commerce Presidents, 1966-1967
7 Management Placement Files, 1965-1966
8 Manager Placement Application Forms, undated
9 Past Presidents, 1962
10 Shepperd, John Ben, 1966
11 Shepperd, John Ben - President of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce, 1966
12 Staff Schedules, 1964
13 West Texas Chamber of Commerce Past presidents, 1964
14 Duncan, Ralph - Biography, undated
15 Walker, Loyan H. - Biographical Data and Photo, undated
16 Handbook - Director, 1966
17 Executive's Digest from Hotel Adolphus, 1964
18 West Texas Chamber of Commerce Directors Meetings, 1965
19 West Texas Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting, 1964
20 Abilene Board Meeting, 1956
21 Abilene Board Meeting, 1960
22 Abilene Board meeting, 1950
23 Abilene Board Meeting, 1953
24 Ft. Worth Board of Directors, 1958
25 Board of Directors Meeting and Congressional Forum, 1960
26 Midland Board Meeting, 1960
27 Board of Directors, 1966
28 Board Agenda, 1966
29 Directors Nominations, Appointments, 1965
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2 1 Director Nominations, 1966
2 Work Programs, 1966
3 Directors - Business Classification, 1965
4 New Directors, 1966-1967
5 Directors Bulletin, 1966 and undated
6 West Texas Chamber of Commerce Director, undated
7 Board of Directors - Resolutions, 1964
8 District Meetings, 1966
9 District Directors - Lists, 1966
10 District I Meeting - Panhandle, 1966
11 District II Meeting - Abernathy, 1966
12 District III Meeting - Olney, 1966
13 District IV Meeting - Decatur, 1966
14 District V Meeting - Merkel, 1966
15 District VI Meeting - Stanton, 1966
16 District VII Meeting - Van Horn, 1966
17 District VIII Meeting - McCamey, 1966
18 District IX Meeting - Eldorado, 1966
19 District X Meeting - Hamilton, 1966
20 District XI Meeting - Llano, 1966
21 District I West Texas Chamber of Commerce Director Nominations, 1964-1966
22 District II West Texas Chamber of Commerce Director Nominations, 1964-1966
23 District III West Texas Chamber of Commerce Director Nominations, 1964-1966
24 District IV West Texas Chamber of Commerce Director Nominations, 1964-1966
25 District V West Texas Chamber of Commerce Director Nominations, 1964-1966
26 District VI West Texas Chamber of Commerce Director Nominations, 1964-1966
27 District VII West Texas Chamber of Commerce Director Nominations, 1964-1966
28 District VIII West Texas Chamber of Commerce Director Nominations, 1964-1966
29 District IX West Texas Chamber of Commerce Director Nominations, 1964-1966
30 District X West Texas Chamber of Commerce Director Nominations, 1964-1966
31 Women's Meeting - Albany, 1966
32 Miscellaneous Meetings and Reports, 1963-1964
33 Recognition Dinner - Pampa, 1966
34 West Texas Delegation Banquet, 1965
35 Abilene Annual Convention, 1957
36 Greig, Ben - Infocade, 1965
37 Infocade Clippings, 1965
38 Infocade Clippings, 1966
39 Annual Meeting Speakers Supplemental, 1963
40 Washington Meeting, 1967
41 Austin Meeting, 1967
42 Report to Members Meeting - Llano, 1966
43 Report to Members Meeting - Mason, 1966
44 Report to Members Meeting - Lampasas, 1966
45 Report to Members Meeting - Kerrville, 1966
46 Newsletter to Membership, 1966
47 Newsletter to Membership, 1967
48 West Texas Chamber of Commerce Newsletter, 1967
49 Miscellaneous Speech and Minute Excerpts, 1920-1925, 1960
50 Miscellaneous Bulletins and Newsletters, 1963-1964
51 News Releases, 1964
52 News Releases, 1966-1967
53 West Texas Chamber of Commerce News Releases, 1967
54 West Texas Chamber of Commerce Audits, 1966
55 Savings Books - West Texas Camber of Commerce, 1919 and 1930
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3 1 Committees, 1965
2 Agriculture - Miscellaneous, 1965-1966
3 Agricultural Chemicals Conference, 1965-1966
4 Agriculture Committee, 1966-1967
5 Cotton, 1966-1967
6 Cotton's Week, 1966-1967
7 Farm Bureau News, 1966-1967
8 Farm Tour Subcommittee Meeting, 1965
9 The Kiplinger Agricultural Letter, 1966-1967
10 Labor Advisory Committee, 1965-1966
11 Livestock, 1966-1967
12 Sugar, 1966-1967
13 Texas A & M University, 1966-1967
14 Texas Commercial Agriculturist Council, 1966-1967
15 Texas Grain and Feed Association, 1966-1967
16 Texas Independent Ginners Association, 1966-1967
17 Texas Sheep & Goat Raisers Association, 1966-1967
18 Agriculture - Texas Technological College, 1966
19 Walker, Master Tour File, 1963
20 Reports for Agricultural & Livestock Tour, 1962
21 Farm Tour, 1966
22 Statement - West Texas Chamber of Commerce Brush Problems - Lubbock, 1966
23 Statement - West Texas Chamber of Commerce Interim Committee on Agriculture, 1966
24 Community Services Committee, 1966-1967
25 Speakers Bureau, 1965-1966
26 Cultural Affairs Committee, 1966
27 Education Committee, 1966-1967
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4 1 Education Committee, 1964
2 Finance and Membership Committee, 1966-1967
3 Finance and Membership Committee Meeting, 1965
4 Industrial Committee, 1963-1965
5 Industrial Committee, 1966
6 Industrial Development Committee, 1966-1967
7 Industrial Development Council, Texas, 1966-1967
8 Inventors Exposition, 1966-1967
9 Information Committee, 1966-1967
10 National Affairs Committee, 1964
11 National Affairs Committee, 1965
12 National Affairs Committee, 1965
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5 1 National Affairs Committee, 1966-1967
2 National Affairs, 1966
3 Congressional Action, 1966-1967
4 Labor Relations Council, 1966-1967
5 Name File, 1966-1967
6 Public Relations Committee, 1965-1966
7 Petroleum and Chemicals Committee, 1966-1967
8 National Affairs Convention File, 1966
9 Federal Spending Facts, 1966-1967
10 Washington Report, 1966-1967
11 West Texas Congressional Districts, undated
12 Program of Work, 1966
13 Work Programs, 1966
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6 1 Brainstorming Sessions - Agriculture - Lubbock, 1966
2 Education - Midland, 1966
3 Information - Hunt, 1966
4 Brainstorming Sessions - Industrial Development - Sweetwater, 1966
5 National Affairs - Rio Vista, 1966
6 Petroleum and Chemicals - Eastland, 1966
7 State Affairs - Monahans, 1966
8 Tourist Brainstorm Session, 1966
9 Brainstorming Sessions - Water Resources - Possum Kingdom Lake, 1966
10 State Affairs Committee File, 1964-1965
11 State Affairs, 1965
12 State Affairs Committee, 1966-1967
13 State Affairs, 1966-1967
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7 1 Austin Report, 1966
2 Austin Report, 1966-1967
3 Capitol Tax Letter, 1966-1967
4 Public Affairs Comment by University of Texas, 1966
5 Texas Businessman, 1966-1967
6 The Texas Front, 1966
7 Texas State Representative Districts in West Texas, undated
8 Texas State Senatorial Districts in West Texas, undated
9 Texas State Senatorial Districts in West Texas, undated
10 West Texas Chamber of Commerce State Affairs Bulletin, 1966-1967
11 Tourist Development Committee, 1963-1965
12 Tourist Development Committee, 1963-1965
13 Tourist Development Committee Meeting - Amarillo, 1965
14 Tourist Development Committee, 1966-1967
15 Operation Sparkie, 1965-1966
16 Tourist Seminar, 1966
17 Texas Tech History, 1965
18 Texas Tech, 1966-1967
19 Texas Tourist Council, 1966-1967
20 Water, 1965
21 Water - Miscellaneous, 1966
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8 1 Water Resources Committee, 1965-1966
2 Water Resources Committee, 1966-1967
3 Water Resources Committee, 1966-1967
4 Texas Water Bulletin, 1966-1967
5 Texas Water Conservation Association, 1964
6 Texas Water Conservation Association, 1966-1967
7 Water Pollution Committee, 1966-1967
8 Water Pollution Subcommittee, 1964
9 Water Research Institute, 1966-1967
10 West Texas Water Institute, 1964
11 West Texas Water Institute, 1966-1967
12 Texas Water Report, 1966-1967
13 Texas Water Bulletin, 1966-1967
14 Texas Water Board Development Board, 1966-1967
15 Future Water for West Texas, 1966-1967
16 West Texas Congressmen Correspondence, 1966
17 Statement - West Texas Chamber of Commerce Before Texas Water Development Board, 1966
18 Statement - West Texas Chamber of Commerce Before Texas Water Development Board, 1966
19 West Texas Water Conference, 1965
20 Water Use Fee Policy, 1961
21 Water - J.W. Buchanan, 1966
22 Women's Activities Committee, 1967

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External Affairs

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9 1 Banks, 1966
2 Bank Deposits, 1966-1967
3 Small Town Task Force - Clippings, 1966-1967
4 Small Town Task Force, 1966-1967
5 Cooperatives, 1960
6 Cooperative Tax Hearings, 1960
7 Public Information Committee of the Cotton Industry: Co-op Taxation, 1959
8 Public Information Committee of the Cotton Industry: Co-op Taxation, 1959
9 Public Information Committee of the Cotton Industry: Co-op Taxation, 1958 and undated
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10 1 Co-op Taxation, 1959-1963
2 Co-op Taxation - Hearings, 1961-1962
3 Co-op Taxation - Husbands File, 1954-1955
4 Co-op Taxation - Printed Material, 1959-1962
5 Co-op Taxation - Correspondence, 1959-1960
6 Education, 1962-1967
7 Education - News Clippings, 1963-1966
8 Texas State Committee for Public Education, 1963-1965
9 Industrial, 1964-1966
10 Industrial Speeches, 1963-1966
11 Community Industrial Development Survey, undated
12 Oil and Gas, 1964
13 Industrial Conference, 1964
14 Industrial Development Conference, 1966
15 Industrial Development Committee - Minutes of Annual Convention, 1966
16 Industrial Conference Lists, 1966
17 Industrial Suggestions Made at Annual Convention, 1966
18 Industrial Conference - Wichita Falls, 1966
19 Industrial - News Clippings, 1962-1965 and undated
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11 1 International Trade, 1964-1966
2 International Trade - News Clippings, 1962-1966
3 Population, 1964
4 Population, 1964
5 Postage, 1965
6 Postal Zip Code Directory, 1964
7 Retail Sales, 1964
8 Statistics, 1960-1965
9 Instructor's Manual "Selling and Serving Tourists," 1963
10 Tourist Attractions and Vacation Brochure, 1966
11 Tourists and Travel, 1964
12 Tourists and Travel, 1965
13 Tourists Inquiries, 1967
14 Recreation and Vacation Brochure Subcommittee, 1965
15 Texas Tourist Development Agency, 1964-1966
16 Tourists and Travel - News Clippings, 1963-1966
17 Dallas Show, 1964
18 Sports Show - Houston, 1965
19 Sports and Vacation Show - San Antonio, 1966
20 Mexico, 1964
21 Miscellaneous, 1964
22 Inventory of West Texas Resource and Museum Institute, undated
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12 1 Rural Electric Association vs. West Texas Chamber of Commerce - Correspondence, 1959
2 Rural Electric Association vs. West Texas Chamber of Commerce - Correspondence 1960
3 Rural Electric Association vs. West Texas Chamber of Commerce - Correspondence, 1961
4 Rural Electric Association vs. West Texas Chamber of Commerce - Correspondence, 1962
5 Rural Electric Association vs. West Texas Chamber of Commerce - Correspondence, 1963
6 Rural Electric Association vs. West Texas Chamber of Commerce - Notes and News Articles, 1960-1963
7 Rural Electric Association vs. West Texas Chamber of Commerce - Suit, 1962 and undated
8 Rural Electric Association vs. West Texas Chamber of Commerce - Suit, 1962 and undated
9 Court Briefs for The West Texas Chamber of Commerce (3 copies), undated
10 Reprints, 1964
11 Publicity - Local Stories, 1964
12 West Texas Press Association, 1964-1966
13 West Texas Press Association, 1966
14 Roby, 1961-1963

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External Affairs - Printed Material

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13 1 News Clippings, 1966-1967
2 News Clippings, 1967
3 News Clippings, 1967
4 News Clippings, 1967-1968
5 News Clippings, 1966-1968

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General Mixed

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14 1 Austin Banquet for Legislators, 1965
2 Chamber of Commerce of the United States, 1964
3 Chamber of Commerce of the United States, 1966-1967
4 Clergy Economic Education Foundation, 1965
5 Congress, 1966
6 Council of State Chambers of Commerce, 1964
7 Council of State Chambers of Commerce, 1966-1967
8 Bulletins - Council of State Chambers of Commerce, 1965-1966
9 Legislative Breakfasts - Austin, 1967
10 Redistricting, 1964
11 Representation Before the Legislature Registration Form, 1965
12 Southern Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, 1966-1967
13 State Affairs Bulletin, 1963
14 Public Affairs Project, 1963
15 State Senators and Representatives, 1965
16 United States Department of Commerce, 1966-1967
17 Office of Economic Opportunity, 1967
18 Out-of-State Chambers of Commerce - Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1966
19 Public Affairs File, 1961-1967
20 Legislative Status Report, 1967
21 Interim Studies of 59th Legislature, 1965
22 Public Affairs, 1965
23 Public Hearings Posted House of Representatives, 1965
24 ROTC, 1969
25 Reapportionment, 1964-1965
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15 1 East Texas Chamber of Commerce, 1964
2 Lower Rio Grande Valley Chamber of Commerce, 1964
3 Service Clubs, 1965
4 South Texas Chamber of Commerce, 1966-1967
5 Texas Business Review, 1966-1967
6 Texas Chamber of Commerce Managers, 1964-1966
7 Texas Chamber of Commerce managers, 1966-1967
8 Texas Employment Commission, 1966
9 Texas Fine Arts Commission, 1967
10 Texas Good Roads Association, 1966
11 Texas Manufacturers Association, 1966-1967
12 Texas Mohair Promotion Council, 1966
13 Texas Municipal League, 1965
14 Texas Municipal League, 1966-1967
15 Texas Research League, 1964
16 Texas State Chamber of Commerce, 1966-1967
17 Texas State Chamber of Commerce, 1965-1966
18 Texas State Chamber of Commerce Inquiries, 1966-1967
19 Texas State Historical Survey Committee, 1966
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16 1 Inventory of West Texas Resource and Museum Institute, 1969
2 Objectives of West Texas Chamber of Commerce, undated
3 Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation, 1964
4 Badges, 1966
5 Craftsman Printers, Incorporated, 1966
6 History, 1960
7 Institute - Houston, 1965-1967
8 International Good Neighbor Council, 1966
9 Miscellaneous, 1966-1967
10 Morgan Express, 1964
11 Presidents - Colleges, 1964
12 President's Potentials of Progress Revue, 1966
13 Rural Electric Association, 1962-1963
14 Study Group on Junior Colleges, 1967
15 This is West Texas, 1966-1967
16 Top West Texan, 1962-1963
17 West Texas Today - Miscellaneous, 1966-1967
18 United Student Aid Funds, Incorporated, 1963-1964

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Internal Affairs

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17 1 Office Records -- Miscellaneous, 1923-1961 and undated
2 Office Records - Building, 1926-1958 and undated
3 Office Records - Building, 1954 and undated
4 Office Records - Headquarters Removal Suit, 1937 and undated
5 Office Records - Headquarters Removal Suit, 1937-1938
6 Office Records - Mailing Lists, 1931-1939
7 Office Records - Personnel, 1937-1953
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18 1 Executive Board Meetings - Minutes Book, 1929-1937
2 Office Records - Speeches and News Releases, 1964-1967
3 Organization, 1931-1968
4 Finances - Audit Reports, 1955-1963
5 Finances - Audit Reports, 1924-1953
6 Board of Directors Meetings - Minutes, 1929-1937 and 1963
7 Board of Directors Meetings - Minutes Book, 1918-1929

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Internal and External Affairs

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19 1 Cash Book, 1920
2 Cash Book, 1921
3 Cash Book, 1922
4 Financial Supports Book, 1956
5 Bureau of Business Research Subscribers, 1956-1958
6 Finances - Deficit Report, 1937
7 Finances - Miscellaneous, 1957-1962
8 Reports - Cattle, 1935-1936

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External and General Affairs

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20 1 Reports - Civil Aeronautics and Communities, 1949 and 1967
2 Reports - Drouth Relief, 1930-1933
3 Reports - Education - Public Works, 1934-1952
4 Reports - Relief Funds, 1933-1934
5 Projects - Cotton, 1955-1956 and undated
6 Reports - Taxes and Water, 1948-1963
7 Printed Material, undated
8 General - Mixed Affairs - Correspondence and Historical Files, 1925-1968

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