Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Margaret McCollum (Mrs. John Wesley) Mooar:

An Inventory of Her Papers, 1870-1920, in the Southwest Collection, Special Collections Libraries

Descriptive Summary

Creator Mooar, Margaret McCollum
Title: Margaret McCollum (Mrs. John Wesley) Mooar Papers,
Dates: 1870-1920
Abstract: Papers related to activities of Margaret Mooar in Colorado City, Texas.
Collection # S 721.1
Quantity: 1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

A music teacher, Margaret was born in 1862 in Newburgh, New York. She married John Wesley Mooar, a businessman and rancher, and moved to Colorado City, Texas. They had two children, Lydia Louise Mooar and John Combs Mooar. Mrs. Mooar was the first music teacher in Colorado City and was active in women's clubs. Margaret M. Mooar died in 1918 in Colorado City.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence and literary productions. It bulks (1911-1912) with correspondence pertaining to the genealogy of the Mooar family. Includes notes from women's club meetings most notably the Up-to-Date Club of Colorado City, Texas. Also includes some musical programs and club ribbons.


Access Restrictions

Open for research

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)
Mooar, Margaret McCollum
Mooar, Margaret McCollum--Family
Moore family--Genealogy
Colorado City (Tex.)
Colorado City (Tex.)--Social life and customs
Women--Texas--Colorado City--Societies and clubs

Related Material

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

  • John Wesley Mooar Papers, 1871-1917 and undated
  • Lydia Louise Mooar Papers, 1876-1971 and undated

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Margaret McCollum Mooar Papers, 1870-1920, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gift, 1955

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, June 2003


Colorado City, Texas. Odessa, Texas: Backroads Graphics, 1976.

Lore and Legend: A Compilation of Documents Depicting the History of Colorado City and Mitchell County. Colorado City, Texas, 1976.

Collection Inventory


Papers, 1870-1920

box folder
1 1 Correspondence to Mrs. John W. Mooar, 1912
2 Musical Programs for Beethoven and Harmony Halls, 1900
3 Up-to-Date Club, Women's Club of Colorado City, Texas, 1870-1920
4 Up-to-Date Club, Women's Club of Colorado City, Texas, 1900