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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Additional Sources

Description of Series

William Henry Bush

William R. Shafter

The Plains Indians

Printed Material

Texas Woolybacks

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Paul Carlson Papers:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1871-1998 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Carlson, Paul Howard
Title: Paul Carlson Papers,
Dates: 1871-1998 and undated
Abstract: Collection of research materials used in preparation of several books by Paul Carlson.
Collection # S 158.1
Quantity: 3 boxes (3.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Paul Carlson is a professor of History at Texas Tech University. He received his Ph.D. from Texas Tech, taught at Texas Lutheran for a time and returned to Texas Tech in the 1980s to teach. He is the author of Empire Builder in the Texas Panhandle: William Henry Bush, William R. Shafter, Texas Woollybacks, and The Plains Indians. His interest in history ranges from military, ranching, frontier life, and Native Americans in the Western U.S. He is a fellow of the Texas State Historical Association.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists mostly of research materials used for Dr. Carlson's books on William R. Shafter and William Henry Bush. Also includes galley proofs and original typescripts of his book on the Plains Indians and minor materials for Texas Woollybacks.

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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)
Carlson, Paul Howard--Archives
Shafter, William Rufus, 1835-1906
Bush, William Henry, 1849-1931
Subjects
Authors--Western American History
Plains Indians
Sheep and goat industry--Texas
Western U.S. History
The Plains Indians
Texas Woollybacks

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Related Material

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

  • Paul Carlson, oral history interviews [sound recording], 1972
  • Paul Carlson, oral history interviews [sound recording], 1974
  • Paul Carlson, oral history interviews [sound recording], 1977
  • Carlson, Paul, Oversized Materials, O9.1

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Paul Carlson Papers, 1871-1998 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gift, 1990-2002

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, March 2002

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Additional Sources

Carlson, Paul. Empire Builder in the Texas Panhandle: William Henry Bush. College Station: Texas A and M University Press, 1996.

Carlson, Paul. The Plains Indians.College Station: Texas A and M University Press, 1998.

Carlson, Paul. Texas Woollybacks.College Station: Texas A and M University Press, 1982.

Carlson, Paul. William R. Shafter: Military Commander in the American West.Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Texas Tech University, 1973.

Carlson, Paul. " Pecos Bill", a Military Biography of William R. Shafter. College Station: Texas A and M University Press, 1989.

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Collection Inventory

 

William Henry Bush

box folder
1 1 Additional Research Material, undated
2 Book Jacket Information and Illustration photocopies, 1995
3 Bush Family Biographical, Business, and Railroad Information, undated
4 Bush Letterhead and collection donation, 1971
5 Chapter One sources, undated
6 Chicago, Illinois fire, undated
7 Correspondence to Paul Carlson, 1994-1995
8 Interview with Caroline Bush Emory, Aug. 7, 1994
9 Interviews and news clippings, 1994
10 Labeled photocopied photos, undated
11 Maps including Frying Pan Ranch, 1990 and undated
12 Martinsburg, New York research material, 1871-1931
13 Martinsburg, New York research material, 1924-1925
14 Miscellaneous research material and hand notes, 1994 and undated
15 News clippings, 1887-1938
16 Note cards, undated
17 Notes from Bush's letters, undated
18 Notes from Southwestern Collection, Amarillo, Texas, 1940-1982
19 Photograph Collection, undated
20 Railroads, undated
21 Research Letters from Chicago Historical Society, 1994
22 Secondary Sources as research materials, 1922-1971
23 "Taking Charge" research materials, 1930-1983
24 Trust Report, 1994
25 William S. Bush, Correspondence, 1995

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William R. Shafter

box folder
1 26 Hand notes, undated
27 Photograph Collection, undated
28 Research material and hand notes on Shafter, undated
29 Research material and hand notes, 1972
30 Research material and hand notes, 1972
31 Research material, 1919 and undated
32 Resources at Stanford University Libraries, 1975
box folder
2 1 Research materials on General Henry C. Corbin, undated
2 Research materials from University of Michigan, undated
3 Research material and hand notes, undated
4 Research materials on Russell A. Alger, undated
5 Research material, Chapter I and II, undated
6 Research material and hand notes, undated
7 Research materials from Michigan Historical Collections, undated
8 Research material on Presidio mining agreement, 1886
9 Research material for Chapter 3 and 4, undated
10 Research material, Chapter 4, Civil War to Texas Frontier, undated
11 Research material, Texas Border Troubles, undated
12 Research material, Tampa to Cuba, undated
13 Research material, The Final Years, undated
14 Research material, Long Island, undated
15 Research material and notes on 1875 Expedition, 1938-1997
16 Research material, Miscellaneous and Last Years, undated

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The Plains Indians

box folder
3 1 Galley Proofs with notations, 1998
2 Original Typescript, undated

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Printed Material

box folder
3 3 "Blacks in the American West" Bibliography, 1974

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Texas Woolybacks

box folder
3 4 Photograph Collection, undated
5 Maps, undated

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