Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Arthur P. Duggan Jr.:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1936-1966, in the Southwest Collection, Special Collections Libraries

Descriptive Summary

Creator Duggan, Arthur P. (Arthur Pope), 1910-
Title: Arthur P. Duggan Jr. Papers, 1936-1966
Dates: 1936-1966
Abstract: Papers of Arthur P. Duggan's activities related to aspects of water law including work with various associations and water districts.
Collection # S 275.1
Quantity: 6 boxes (6 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

An FBI agent and attorney, Duggan was born in 1910 in Stamford, Texas. He served as the attorney for the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1. He also served on Water Laws Committee of the State Bar of Texas, and as a legal advisor specializing in water law. His father, Arthur P. Duggan, Sr., was active in the founding of Littlefield, Texas.

Scope and Contents

The materials in the water papers include committee reports, printed material, scrapbook material, correspondence, and legal material. Personal papers include correspondence and financial material. The Air-O-Matic Pump Company records contain correspondence and photographs.



Organized into the following series:
  • Conferences
  • Law Cases
  • Water District files
  • Legislation files


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)
Duggan, Arthur P. (Arthur Pope), 1910-
Subjects (Organizations)
High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1.
Texas Water Conservation Association
Air-O-Matic Pump Company (Littlefield, Tex.)
Littlefield (Tex.)
Groundwater--Texas, West
Water conservation--Texas, West

Related Material

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

  • Duggan and Gracy Properties (Littlefield, Tex.) Papers, 1934-1958
  • Arthur P. Duggan Sr. Papers, 1860-1957
  • Sarah Elizabeth Harral Duggan Papers, 1920-1965
  • Arthur P. Duggan Jr. oral history interview [sound recording], 1956
  • Mrs. Alice Duggan Gracy oral history interview [sound recording], 1956

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Duggan, Arthur P. Jr. Papers, 1936-1966, Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gift, 1967

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, August 2002


Gracy, David Bergen II. George Washington Littlefield: A Biography in Business.1971.

Collection Inventory


Associations and Conferences, 1947-1966

box folder
1 1 Lamb County Soil Conservation Association, National Reclamation Association, and Texas Water Conservation, 1947-1955
2 Texas Water Conservation Association, Includes photos, 1947-1949
3 High Plains Water Conservation and Users Association, Correspondence, High Plains Water Conservation and Users Association, 1948-1951
4 Texas Water Conservation Association, 1950-1954
5 Water Committee Conference, University of Texas Law School (1952-1953), Water Law Conference, UT Law (1953), Water for Texas Conference (1956), West Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association (1954), 1952-1956
6 Texas Water Conservation Association, 1952-1956
box folder
2 1 Texas Water Conservation Association, 1964-1965
2 Texas Water Conservations Association, 1965-1966


Committees, 1950-1962

box folder
2 3 Water Resources Committee (1950), Texas Water Committee, (1951), Board of Water Engineers vs. Colorado Municipal Water District, 1952
4 Highway Steering Commission (Water District) and Texas Water Code Committee, 1950-1954
5 Governor's Statewide Water Committee (1961) and Governor's Water Planning Committee, 1956-1961


Duggan, Arthur P., Jr., 1947-1966

box folder
2 6 Water, 1947-1961
box folder
3 1 Correspondence, General (1954-1965); Adkins, Folley, McConnell and Hankins (Legal) (1955-1956); Broadhurst, William L. (1955-1961); Tom McFarland (1949-1957), 1949-1965
2 Expenses, Financial Documents, and Correspondence as Attorney for Water District No. 1, 1951-1966


Law Cases, 1951-1958

box folder
3 3 Groundwater Legislation and Regulations (1945-1951); Texas Groundwater Bill (1948); High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1, Miscellaneous Water Legislation, 1945-1955
4 Cases, City of Corpus Christi v. City of Pleasanton, (1954); High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1 v. T.J. Bryson, Hockley County, TX (1955); Pecos County Water Control and Improvement District v. Clayton W. Williams, Fort Stockton, 1953-1955


Laws, 1936-1963

box folder
3 5 Legislation, Water and Miscellaneous Legislation, Texas, 1947-1957
6 State Water Regulations, Arizona, Kansas, New Mexico, and Texas, 1948-1963


Water Districts, 1948-1963

High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No.1
box folder
4 1 Establishment, Hearings, Voting Information, Election Returns, 1950-1958
2 Establishment, Approval, Bonds for Directors, Board of Directors, 1950-1957
3 General, 1951-1953 and undated
4 County Relations and Notice of Elections, 1952-1962
5 Annexation, Briscoe County, Hale County and Swisher County, 1954
6 Dallam County Water District #1, Brazoria County; Groundwater Conservation District #2, 1949-1954
box folder
5 1 North Plains Water District (1954-1961); Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District #3 (1962-1963); Reeves County and City of Pecos Petition (1956), 1954-1963
2 Hudspeth County Underground Water Conservation District No. 1; Lamb County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1; Correspondence with Corwin Johnson; County Committeemen, 1956-1961
3 Publicity; Texas State Board of Water Engineers, 1948-1957
4 Canadian River Dam, Bailey County Water; General Groundwater, 1952-1953


Water, 1938-1961

box folder
5 5 Texas, Miscellaneous, 1950-1952
6 Printed Material, 1950-1964
box folder
6 1 Printed Material, 1949-1952
2 News Clippings, 1945-1950
3 Miscellaneous Reports, Speeches, Legislation, Publications, etc., 1948-1965