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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Description of Series

Correspondence, 1907-1975

Financial Materials, 1905-1975

Legal Material, 1875-1975

Literary Productions, 1826-1975 and undated

Printed Material, 1899-1975 and undated

Scrapbook Materials, 1892-1975 and undated

Memorabilia, 1940-1961 and undated

Financial Materials, 1947-1949

Scrapbook Materials, 1945-1971 and undated

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Otto F. Jones:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1826-1976 and undated, in the Southwest Collection, Special Collections Libraries



Descriptive Summary

Creator Jones, Otto F., 1888-1975
Title: Otto F. Jones Papers,
Dates: 1826-1976 and undated
Abstract: Papers relating to Otto F. Jones' personal and business activities, especially as manager of the Renderbrook Ranch in West Texas.
Collection # S 509.1
Quantity: 10 boxes (9.3 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University,

Biographical Sketch

A ranch manager, Otto F. Jones was born in 1888 in Nolan County, Texas. He joined Isaac Ellwood's Renderbrook Ranch in 1907 and managed the Renderbrook Ranch from 1912-1966. Jones married Myrtle "Honey" Annie Bartlett in 1914. The couple had two daughters, Pauline and Francis Jones. He was active with the Texas Cowboy Reunion and served as its president in 1954. Jones was a master Mason and member of the Sweetwater Chuck Wagon, Knights Templar, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Southwestern Ranchers Association, Texas Hereford Association, and was a charter member of the Ranch Headquarters Association of Texas Tech University. Jones died in 1975.

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, financial and legal materials, literary productions, printed materials and scrapbook materials related to Jones' personal and business activities. It bulks (1892-1975) with financial material related to the ranch and Jones' "Day Books" (1910-1975), which document ranch operations and weather conditions and contain handwritten recollections. Also contains a significant number of printed materials including livestock brochures, pamphlets, rodeo programs, and news clippings dealing with the ranching and cattle trade.

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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)
Jones, Otto F., 1888-1975
Jones, Otto F., 1888-1975--Archives
Jones, Otto F., 1888-1975--Diaries
Places
Mitchell County (Tex.)--history
Renderbrook Ranch (Tex.)
Spade Ranch (Tex.)
Subjects
Ranches--Texas
Ranchers--Texas
Ranching--Texas

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Related Material

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

  • Otto F. Jones Photograph Collection, SWCPC 836
  • D. N. Arnett Papers, 1866-1939 and undated
  • Isaac L. Ellwood Papers, 1878-1938
  • Ellwood Estate Records, 1860-1966
  • Spade Ranch Papers, 1939

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Otto F. Jones Papers, 1826-1976 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gift, 1976

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, June 2003

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Bibliograpy

Kelton, Steve. Renderbrook: A Century Under the Spade Brand. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 1989.

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Collection Inventory

 

Correspondence, 1907-1975

box folder
1 1 Business, 1907-1959 and undated
2 Business, 1960-1961 and undated
3 Business, 1962-1965 and undated
4 Business, 1966-1967 and undated
5 Business, 1968
6 Business, 1968-1969 and undated
7 Business, 1970
8 Business, 1971-1975 and undated
9 General, 1916-1975 and undated
10 Personal, 1912-1939
11 Personal, 1940-1945 and undated
12 Personal, 1946-1949
13 Personal, 1950-1957 and undated
14 Personal, 1957 and undated
15 Personal, 1957-1959 and undated
16 Personal, 1960-1962 and undated
17 Personal, 1963-1969 and undated
18 Personal, 1970-1972 and undated
19 Personal, 1973-1975 and undated
box folder
2 1 Post Cards, 1911-1975 and undated

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Financial Materials, 1905-1975

box folder
2 2 Bank Statements, 1905-1957
3 Bank Statements, 1961-1963
4 Bank Statements, 1963
5 Bank Statements, 1964
6 Bank Statements, 1965
7 Bank Statements, 1968
8 Bank Statements, 1968-1969
9 Bank Statements, 1970-1971
20 Bank Statements, 1971-1972
21 Bank Statements, 1973-1974
22 Bank Statements, 1974
box folder
3 1 Bank Statements, 1959-1975
Ledgers
box folder
3 2 Family Record and Miscellaneous Accounts, 1900-1913
3 Renderbrook Ranch Expenses, 1918-1928
4 Renderbrook Ranch Expenses, 1928-1932
5 Renderbrook Ranch Expenses, 1933-1936
6 Renderbrook Ranch Expenses, 1937-1945
7 Ranch Expenses, 1913-1935
8 Ranch Expenses, 1937-1944
9 Ranch Expenses, 1947
10 Ranch Expenses, 1948
11 Ranch Expenses, 1949
12 Ranch Expenses, 1951
13 Ranch Expenses, 1952
14 Ranch Expenses, 1953
15 Ranch Expenses, 1954-1955
16 Ranch Expenses, 1956-1957
17 Ranch Expenses, 1958-1959
18 Ranch Expenses, 1960-1961
19 Ranch Expenses, 1962-1963
20 Ranch Expenses, 1964-1965
21 Ranch Expenses, 1966-1967
box folder
4 1 Ranch Expenses, 1968-1969
2 Ranch Expenses, 1969-1970
3 Ranch Expenses, 1970-1971
4 Ranch Expenses, 1972-1973
5 Ranch Expenses, 1974-1975
Receipts
box folder
4 6 City Taxes, 1927-1974 and undated
7 General, 1892-1975 and undated
8 Medical, 1945-1975 and undated
9 Personal, 1944-1975 and undated
10 Insurance, 1928-1970 and undated
11 Livestock, 1948-1962 and undated
12 Poll Tax, 1910-1949
box folder
5 1 School Tax, 1926-1974 and undated
2 State and County Taxes, 1926-1971 and undated
3 Voter Registration, 1967-1971 and undated
4 Wage and Tax Statements, 1958-1975

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Legal Material, 1875-1975

box folder
5 5 Contracts, 1925-1975 and undated
6 General, 1875-1974 and undated
7 Insurance Policies, 1952-1975 and undated
8 Stocks and Bonds, 1941-1944 and undated

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Literary Productions, 1826-1975 and undated

box folder
5 9 Manuscripts, various, 1929-1938
10 Manuscripts, various, 1957-1973 and undated
11 Miscellaneous Hand Notes, 1826-1975 and undated
12 Miscellaneous Hand Notes, 1826-1975 and undated
13 Miscellaneous Hand Notes, 1826-1975 and undated
14 Miscellaneous Hand Notes, 1826-1975 and undated
15 Miscellaneous Hand Notes, 1826-1975 and undated
16 Miscellaneous Hand Notes, 1826-1975 and undated
17 Miscellaneous Hand Notes and Diaries, 1913-1967
box folder
6 1 Miscellaneous Hand Notes and Diaries, 1910-1974 and undated
2 Miscellaneous Hand Notes and Diaries, 1910-1975 and undated
3 Miscellaneous Hand Notes and Diaries, 1910-1975 and undated
4 Miscellaneous Notes and Poems, 1964-1975 and undated

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Printed Material, 1899-1975 and undated

box folder
6 5 Brochures, Pamphlets, and Booklets, 1934-1976 and undated
6 Brochures, Pamphlets, and Booklets, 1936-1972 and undated
7 Brochures, Pamphlets, and Booklets, 1936-1972 and undated
box folder
7 1 Cattle Sales Programs, 1948-1975 and undated
2 Club Programs, Hesperian Club of Colorado City, Texas, 1932-1968
3 La Cebolla, Raymondville, Texas High School Yearbook, 1950
4 Leaves of Gold, book, 1942
5 News Clippings, 1899-1969
6 News Clippings, 1920-1974 and undated
7 Newsletters, 1941-1975
box folder
8 1 Newspapers, 1929-1973
2 Programs, Miscellaneous, 1928-1971 and undated
3 Prose, 1972 and undated
4 Publications, 1930-1959 and undated

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Scrapbook Materials, 1892-1975 and undated

box folder
8 5 Certificates, 1933-1973 and undated
6 Greeting Cards, undated
7 Invitations, 1892-1975 and undated
8 Scrapbook "As It Happened" of Pauline Jones, 1932-1935
box folder
9 1 Miscellaneous, 1914-1974 and undated

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Memorabilia, 1940-1961 and undated

box folder
9 2 Badges, Ribbons, Whips, and Miscellaneous Items, 1940-1961 and undated

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Financial Materials, 1947-1949

box folder
10 1 Ledger - Livestock Records, 1947-1949

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Scrapbook Materials, 1945-1971 and undated

box folder
10 2 Grass on Renderbrook Ranch Scrapbook, 1945-1971
3 Otto Jones' Scrapbook, 1948-1967
4 Otto Jones' Family Scrapbook, undated
5 Renderbrook Ranch Celebration Scrapbook, 1957

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