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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Description of Series

Diaries

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

William G. DeLoach:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1911-1964, in the Southwest Collection, Special Collections Libraries



Descriptive Summary

Creator DeLoach, William G. (William Green), 1880-1967
Title: William G. DeLoach Papers,
Dates: 1911-1964
Abstract: A series of diaries chronicling the day-to-day experiences of William G. DeLoach as a West Texas farmer.
Collection # S 253.1
Quantity: 2 boxes (1.3 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

William G. DeLoach was a longtime resident of Crosby County and Lamb County, Texas. His family traveled from southern Oklahoma to settle in a small farmstead in Crosby County. For fifty years, he kept a diary to record his life experiences as a farmer and family man in West Texas. Some of his diary entries have been used to compile the book Plains Farmer: The Diary of William G. DeLoach, 1914-1964. The book was edited by Janet Neugebauer. DeLoach was born in 1880 and he died in 1967.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains twelve diaries arranged in chronological order written by William G. DeLoach between the years 1911-1964. They have daily entries on weather, farming, family, community, financial entries, and other topics.

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Organization

The diaries are organized as follows:
Box 1: Diary I, 1911 through Diary VIII, 1945
Box 2: Diary IX, 1946 through Diary XII, 1964

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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)
DeLoach, William G. (William Green), 1880-1967
DeLoach, William G. (William Green), 1880-1967--Diaries
Places
Crosby County (Tex.)--History
Subjects
Agriculture--Texas, West
Farm life--West Texas
Farmers--Texas--Crosby County

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Related Material

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

  • Mason Family Papers, 1900-2002 and undated

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William G. DeLoach Papers, 1911-1964, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gift, 1975

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, July 2002

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Bibliograpy

Neugebauer, Janet M., ed. Plains Farmer: The Diary of William G. DeLoach, 1914-1964. College Station, Texas A and M University Press, 1991.

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Collection Inventory

 

Diaries

box
1 Diary I through Diary VIII 1911-1945
box
2 Diary IX through Diary XII 1946-1964

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