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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Additional Sources

Description of Series

Correspondence, 1906-1981 and undated

Agricultural History Material, 1969-1978 and undated

Articles and Convention Papers, 1901-1980 and undated

Bibliographies, 1964-1980 and undated

Committees, 1975-1980 and undated

Exams, 1972-1981 and undated

General Files, 1972-1981 and undated

Grants, 1977-1981 and undated

History Department, 1976-1981 and undated

Courses, 1976-1980 and undated

John Orlowski

Literary Productions, 1967-1981

Printed Material, 1939-1973

Scrapbook Material, 1946-1966 and undated

Sound Recording, undated

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Charles L. Wood:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1901-1981 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Wood, Charles L., 1937-
Title: Charles L. Wood Papers,
Dates: 1901-1981 and undated
Abstract: Records of Charles L. Wood, Texas Tech University Agricultural history professor.
Collection # S 1214.1
Quantity: 9 boxes (9.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Wood was a public school teacher and administrator and Texas Tech University agricultural history professor. Born in 1937 in Hemingford, Nebraska, he received a B.A. degree from Benedictine College (1959) and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Kansas (1969 and 1974). He joined the Texas Tech University History Department in 1976. Wood authored Cattlemen, Big Business, and Government: the Kansas beef Industry, 1890-1940 (1980) and performed extensive research on a biography of Murdo Mackenzie. Wood died in 1981 in Lubbock, Texas.

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Scope and Contents

Contains materials pertaining to Wood's career as a teacher, a professor of history at Texas Tech University, and as an author of Agricultural history. Includes course lecture notes for classes including a general survey of American history, Agricultural history, and Ranching history. Also includes history class notes Wood produced as a student. Bulks (1976-1981) with materials related to the operations of the history department, which include faculty reports, department newsletters and course publicity. Some of the correspondence and research files pertain to Alexander Mackay and Murdo Mackenzie, including material researched in Scotland. Also includes personal correspondence and scrapbook material. Bulks with literary productions including research and articles related to ranching history and the publication of Cattlemen, Big Business, and Government: the Kansas beef Industry, 1890-1940 (1980).

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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)

Mackay, Alexander, 1855 or 6-1936
Mackenzie, Murdo, 1850-1939
Wood, Charles L., 1937-
Wood, Charles L., 1937- --Archives

Subjects (Organizations)

Matador Land and Cattle Company
Texas Tech University. History Dept.--Faculty

Subjects

Agriculture
Agriculture--Kansas--History
Beef cattle
Fences--Kansas
History--Study and teaching
Ranches--Texas
Ranches-Texas--History
Ranching--Kansas--History
Ranching--Brazil

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Related Material

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

  • Matador Land and Cattle Company Records, 1874-1960 and undated
  • Charles L. Wood Photograph Collection, 1890-1920, SWCPC 64B-E5.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles L. Wood Papers, 1901-1981 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession number(s):
94-0093-B, 96-0162-B, and unknown

Gifts, 1994-1996 and undated

Processed by

Karen Hicks, February 2003

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Additional Sources

Wunder, John R., ed. Historians of the American Frontier: A Bio-Bibliographic Sourcebook. New York, Greenwood Press, 1988

Wood, Charles L. Cattlemen, Big Business, and Government: the Kansas beef Industry, 1890-1940. Lawrence: Regents Press of Kansas, 1980.

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Collection Inventory

 

Correspondence, 1906-1981 and undated

box folder
1 1 General, 1973-1981
2 General, 1977-1981, and undated
3 The Kansas Beef Industry, 1906-1981 and undated
4 Letters of Recommendation, 1970-1981
5 Murdo Mackenzie, 1942-1981, and undated
6 Museum, 1977-1981
7 Publications, 1974-1981, and undated
8 Texas Tech, 1976-1981, and undated
9 Leonard and Bernice Wood, 1965-1974
10 Leonard and Bernice Wood, 1975-1976
11 Leonard and Bernice Wood, 1977-1978
12 Leonard and Bernice Wood, 1979-1981
13 Charles L. Wood to Alma Wood, 1980

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Agricultural History Material, 1969-1978 and undated

box folder
1 14 Agricultural Clippings, 1977 and undated
15 Beef Cattle, 1977
16 Cattlemen, 1969
17 Herefords, undated
18 Omaha Stockyards, 1978
19 Survey - Agricultural History Lecture, undated

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Articles and Convention Papers, 1901-1980 and undated

box folder
1 20 Agricultural History Symposium - Kansas State (1978), 1901-1979 and undated
21 Agricultural Symposium, 1975-1979
22 Association and Industrialization, 1975 and undated
23 Conference - Cultural Heritage of the Great Plains, 1977 and undated
24 Convention Papers and Proposals, undated
25 Denver, 1978 and undated
26 Farmer's Union Talk, 1978 and undated
27 Mackay "Cowboy" Speech, undated
28 Perry Paper, 1924-1971 and undated
29 Railroads and Kansas Livestock Association, 1974-1977 and undated
30 Southwest Collection, 1965 and undated
31 Texas A and M Agricultural Symposium, d 1979 and undate
32 Upbreeding Article, 1976 and undated
box folder
2 1 Western Historical Association Meetings, 1978-1980 and undated
2 Christ the King High School Graduation Speech, 1978 and undated

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Bibliographies, 1964-1980 and undated

box folder
2 3 Agricultural Fiction, undated
4 Agricultural History, 1980 and undated
5 Bibliographies, 1964-1971 and undated
6 Nineteenth Century, undated
7 Ranching, undated
8 Range (History 536), undated
9 Western History, undated

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Committees, 1975-1980 and undated

box folder
2 10 Executive Committee Minutes, 1977-1980 and undated
11 Graduate Studies Committee (1979-1980), 1979 and undated
12 Library Committee, 1976-1978 and undated
13 Internal Review Committee: Museum Science, 1979-1980 and undated
14 Publicity and Recruitment Committee, 1976 and undated
15 Undergraduate Sub-Committee, 1975-1979 and undated
16 Undergraduate Studies, 1977-1978 and undated

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Exams, 1972-1981 and undated

box folder
2 17 Great Plains Exam, undated
18 History #7, 1973
19 History #8, 1972
20 History 231, 1977
21 History 231, 1980
22 History 232, 1979
23 History 232, 1979
24 History 3319, 1979
25 History 3320, 1979
26 History 4399, 1977
27 History, undated
28 Old Exams, 1978-1981

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General Files, 1972-1981 and undated

box folder
2 29 Applications, 1973
30 Arid Land Resources, 1977 and undated
31 Baseball, 1977-1981 and undated
32 Book Reviews, 1979-1981 and undated
33 Book Review: Bartlett Richards: Nebraska Sandhills Cattleman by Bartlett Richards, Jr.: Draft, undated
34 Books to Buy, 1978-1981 and undated
35 Brink Evaluation, 1978 and undated
36 Education Courses and Bibliographies, undated
37 "Great Plains Newsletter", 1979
38 Historical Analysis and Material Culture, 1981
39 Information File, 1977-1981 and undated
40 Job Search, 1972-1973
box folder
3 1 Job Search, 1973-1974
2 Job Search, 1974-1975
3 Job Search, 1975-1976
4 Kansas University Loaned Material, 1977-1981 and undated
5 Multi-Media Guides - Latin America, 1971 and undated
6 Museum Science, 1980
7 Poster, , 1980 and undated
8 Slide Material, 1978-1980 and undated
9 Student Reactions, 1980
10 Vita, undated

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Grants, 1977-1981 and undated

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3 11 Agricultural school grant, undated
12 American Philosophical Society, American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities Proposals, 1979-1980 and undated
13 Arts and Sciences Grant (Summer, 1977), 1977-1978 and undated
14 DeLoach Diary, 1981
15 Grant Proposals, 1977-1980 and undated
16 Murdo Mackenzie Grant Proposal (Summer, 1980), 1979-1980 and undated
17 National Endowment for the Humanities - Museum Grant, 1977 and undated
18 Newberry Program, 1977-1978 and undated
19 New Zealand Fulbright, 1978-1981 and undated
20 Papers Proposed on Murdo Mackaenzie, 1981 and undated
21 Review: Veterinary Medicine Proposal, 1979-1980 and undated
22 Summer 1982 - Murdo Mackenzie - Boston Grant, undated
23 Travel Forms, 1978-1980 and undated
24 United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Proposal (July, 1979), 1979 and undated

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History Department, 1976-1981 and undated

General
box folder
3 25 Annual Faculty Report, 1976-1980
26 Department Newsletters, 1977-1980
27 History Department Meetings, 1977-1980
28 History Department Rules, 1977-1979 and undated
29 Texas Tech Contracts, 1976-1981 and undated
30 Texas Tech Courses: Publicity, 1976-1981 and undated
31 Texas Tech Miscellaneous, 1976-1977 and undated

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Courses, 1976-1980 and undated

History of the United States to 1877 (231)
box folder
3 32 Age of Jackson, undated
33 Agricultural Technology 1820-1860, undated
34 Civil War and Reconstruction, undated
35 English Colonial (French) to Revolutionary War 1783, undated
36 Garland, Main Traveled Roads, undated
37 Green's Eli Whitney, undated
38 How to Study, undated
39 Indian Removal, undated
40 Map Items, undated
41 National Period (Early), undated
42 National Period (Late), undated
43 Nature of History, undated
44 Reconstruction, undated
45 Slavery and the 1850s, undated
46 United States Slavery - Pre-English, undated
47 Westward Movement 1820-1850, undated
History of the United States since 1877 (232)
box folder
3 48 The 1920s, undated
49 The 1930s, undated
50 Agrarian Revolt - Populists, undated
51 The Day of the Cattleman by E. S. Osgood, undated
52 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, undated
53 Henry Ford by Burlingame, undated
54 Humor, undated
55 Imperialism, undated
box folder
4 1 Industrialization, undated
2 Jim Crowism, undated
3 The Jungle by Sinclair Lewis, undated
4 Post World War II, undated
5 Progressives, undated
6 The West, undated
7 Wilson Foreign Policy, undated
8 World War II, undated
History of Agriculture in the United States to 1890 (3319)
box folder
4 9 Agriculture and the Civil War, undated
10 Giants in the Earth by O. Rolvaag, undated
11 Indian and English Agriculture - Pre-Colonial, undated
12 Origin of Ranching, undated
13 Agriculture - Midwest (Illinois and Iowa), undated
14 Agriculture in the South to 1860, undated
15 Agriculture in the West, undated
16 Agricultural History of the West, undated
17 Agricultural History of the West Study Question, undated
18 Ranching Heritage Tour and Lecture, undated
19 Revolutionary War - Land Policy, undated
History of Agriculture in the United States since 1890 (3320)
box folder
4 20 Agriculture 1900-1914, undated
21 Agriculture - 1920s, undated
22 Agriculture - 1930s, undated
23 1977 Farm Bill (Food and Agriculture Act, 1977), undated
24 Agriculture and World War I, undated
25 Agriculture World War II and After, undated
26 American Colonial, undated
27 Colonial Agriculture - Middle and New England, undated
28 Ethnic Contributions to Agriculture, undated
29 Populists (Hicks), undated
Cattle Ranching in America (4333)
box folder
4 30 California - Oregon, undated
31 Cattlemen and Conservation, undated
32 English Background, undated
33 Fencing, undated
34 Great Plains, undated
35 Matador Ranch, undated
36 Midwest, undated
37 Minorities in the Beef Industry, undated
38 Museum Talk (Uniqueness of Great Plains Cattle Industry), undated
39 Origin of Cattle and Middle Ages, undated
40 Packing Industry, undated
41 Ranching Overview, undated
42 The Cattlemen By Sandoz; Cattletowns By Dykstra; XIT By Haley, undated
43 Sheep, undated
44 The South to 1860, undated
45 Spanish Background, undated
46 Texas and the Southwest, undated
47 Transition, undated
48 Transportation, undated
49 Twentieth Century, undated
50 Upbreeding, undated
American History - High School
box folder
4 51 Notes, undated
52 Notes, Colonial to Civil War, undated
53 Transparencies, undated
Note Cards
box folder
5 1 Exams, 1976-1980 and undated
Class Material, 1976-1981 and undated
box folder
5 2 Book Orders for Classes, 1976-1981 and undated
3 Course Proposals, 1976-1980 and undated
4 Possible Class Material, 1976-1979
5 Syllabi, 1976-1981 and undated
Class Notes, 1957-1971 and undated
box folder
5 6 19th Century European History, 1971
7 20th Century European (History 330), 1965
8 American Church History, undated
9 American Development to 1887 (History 171), 1964
10 American Diplomatic History II (History 178), 1967
11 Colloquium - National Latin America (History 301), undated
12 Colloquium in Russian History (History 301), undated
13 Church - State in Mexico, undated
14 English 54, 1959
15 Geography of North America (Geography 110), 1971
16 Geography Readings, undated
17 History 1d, undated
18 History 2d, undated
19 History 62, undated
20 History 71, 1957
21 History of Europe 1815-1918 (History 128), 1965
box folder
6 1 History of Mexico (History 164), 1971
2 History 189 Trans-Mississippi West, 1965
3 History of the Trans-Mississippi West, 1965-1971
4 Latin American Readings, undated
5 Miscellaneous Subjects from the NDEA(National Defense Education Act,) History Institute for Advanced Study, Arizona State, 1968
6 Modern European History (History 74), 1958
7 Problems in Social Studies, (Education 398) undated
8 Readings in American History - Church History (History 300) Book Reviews, 1967
9 Recent American History (History 174), 1964
10 Rise of Modern America/ Colloquium in United States History since 1920, undated
11 Seminar in World History (History 323), 1966
12 State and Local History (History 390)/ Notes on Religious History Readings, undated

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John Orlowski

Class Notes
box folder
6 13 History of Kansas (History 190), undated

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Literary Productions, 1967-1981

Articles
box folder
6 14 "Cattlemen, Railroads, and the Origin of the Kansas Livestock Association - the 1890s" by Charles L. Wood, 1977
15 "The Development of an Enclosure System for Five Kansas Counties, 1875-1895" by Charles L. Wood, 1969
16 "Science and Politics in the War on Cattle Diseases: The Kansas Experience, 1900-1940" By Charles L. Wood, 1980
"Fencing in Five Kansas Counties Between 1875 and 1881" By Charles L. Wood
box folder
6 17 Charts, 1967
18 Mimeograph Copies, 1967
19 Mimeograph Stencils, 1967
"Fencing in Five Kansas Counties Between 1875 and 1895" by Charles L. Wood, Thesis, circa 1969
box folder
6 20 Charts, circa 1969
21 Draft, circa 1969
box folder
7 1 Notes, circa 1969
2 Note Cards, circa 1969
Speeches
box folder
7 3 "The Development of an Enclosure System for Five Kansas Counties, 1875-1895", 1969
Cattlemen, Big Business, and Government: The Kansas Beef Industry By Charles L.Wood, Dissertation
box folder
7 4 Abstract, 1976
5 Manuscript with Revised Introduction as Sent to Kansas University Press, December 1976
Book: The Kansas Beef Industry By Charles L. Wood
box folder
7 6 Draft, circa 1980
7 Galley, circa 1980
8 General, undated
9 Index, circa 1980
10 Manuscript Part 1, circa 1980
11 Manuscript Part 2, circa 1980
12 Photographs, undated
13 Reviews, 1980-1981
box folder
8 1 Note Cards, undated
2 Note Cards, undated
3 Note Cards, undated
4 Note Cards, undated
Notes
box folder
8 5 Alexander Mackay Statement, undated
Murdo Mackenzie, 1903-1981 and undated
box folder
9 1 Archival Inventories, 1956-1957
2 Inheritance Tax Report (copy), 1939
3 Material from the J. Evetts Haley History Center, 1912-1932 and undated
4 Miscellaneous Material, 1903-1981 and undated
5 Notes, undated
6 Notes, 1964-1981 and undated
7 Note Cards, circa 1979-1980
8 Note Cards, circa 1979-1980
9 "The Evacuation of the British Forces at Dunkirk" By Greg Wood, 1980

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Printed Material, 1939-1973

box folder
9 10 A Chronological Subject Guide to American Heritage magazine December 1954-October 1966, 1967
11 American Expansion: A Book of Maps, 1962
12 "Barbed Wire Fencing - A Prairie Invention: Its Rise and Influence in the Western States" By Earl W. Hayter, 1939
13 Federal Service Entrance Examination, 1970-1973
News clippings, 1945-1971 and undated
box folder
9 14 Barbed Wire, 1945-1968 and undated
15 "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", 1971
16 "Mari Sandoz: A Product of the Sandhills", 1971
17 Syllabus for History of Kansas, 1968
18 Time magazine " July 4, 1776", 1975
19 "University of Kansas Faculty and Staff Newsletter", 1973

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Scrapbook Material, 1946-1966 and undated

box folder
9 20 Assorted Maps, 1946-1966 and undated

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Sound Recording, undated

box folder
9 21 Tom Lehrer "That Was the Year that Was", undated

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