Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Arthur P. Duggan Sr.:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1860-1957, in the Southwest Collection, Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Duggan, Arthur P. (Arthur Pope), 1876-1935
Title: Arthur P. Duggan, Sr., Papers,
Dates: 1860-1957
Abstract: Collection consists of papers and other material related to Arthur P. Duggan's personal, business and political activities.
Collection # S 275.2
Quantity: 8 boxes and 2 ledgers (9 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

A real estate developer, attorney, civic leader, and politician, Duggan was born in 1876 in San Marcos, Texas. He was awarded a B.S. by the Agriculture and Mechanical College of Texas (1895) and an L.L.B. by the University of Texas (1899). He married Sarah Elizabeth Harral in 1902 and the marriage produced two children. Duggan worked as an abstractor in Denton, Texas, until 1912 when hired by Major George W. Littlefield as a general agent for the Littlefield Land Company. He also helped found the town of Littlefield, Lamb County, Texas, on Yellow House Ranch land owned by Major Littlefield (1912-1913). After serving in the Texas National Guard in World War I, he assisted in the organization of the Yellow House Land Company to continue the disposal of Yellow House Ranch Land until 1928. Duggan served as county commissioner of Lamb County (1915-1916), president of the Littlefield School Board (1914-1932), vice-president and president of West Texas Chamber of Commerce (1925-1927), and State Senator of Texas (1933-1935). He died in 1935 in Gonzales, Texas.


Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, business records, financial and legal material, literary productions, memorabilia, political material, printed material, and scrapbook material concerning Duggan's personal, business and political activities. It bulks (1893-1944) with correspondence, business records, political material, and scrapbook material. Of particular interest is an 1898 letter from Carrie Harral to Arthur Duggan that describes her life in Austin, Texas.


 

Organization

Organized into the following subseries:
  • Correspondence
  • Business Affairs
  • Political Affairs
  • Financial Material
  • Scrapbook Material

Restrictions

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), 1876-1935
Duggan, Arthur P. (Arthur Pope), 1876-1935--Archives
Duggan, Arthur P. (Arthur Pope), 1876-1935--Correspondence
Subjects (Organizations)
Littlefield Lands Company (Tex.)
West Texas Chamber of Commerce--Presidents
Yellow House Land Company
Places
Littlefield (Tex.)--history
Lamb County (Tex.)--history
Subjects
Civic leaders--Texas, West
Politics, Practical--Texas
Real estate development--Texas, West
Legislators--Texas

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 Jr. Papers, 1936-1966
  • 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

Arthur P. Duggan Sr. Papers, 1860-1957, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gifts, 1965-1971

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, June 2002


Bibliograpy

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


Collection Inventory

 

Personal Papers, 1860-1940

box folder
1 1 Correspondence, General, 1895-1902
2 Correspondence, Social, 1893-1901
3 Correspondence, Social, 1893-1901
4 Correspondence, Social, 1893-1902
5 Correspondence, Social, 1893-1902
6 Business Records, Receipts, Records, Stock Certificates, Business Cards, 1895-1912
7 Memorabilia, The Cactus, University of Texas, Invitations, and Calling Cards, 1896-1902
box folder
2 1 Political Affairs, Senate Campaign, (Correspondence, List, Receipts), 1931
2 Political Affairs, Senate Campaign, 1932-1933
3 Political Affairs, Senate Campaign, 1932-1933
4 Miscellaneous Materials, Speeches, Clippings, Poems, Programs, 1930-1933 and undated
5 Diaries, Memoranda, and Cash Books, 1896-1929
The Air-O-Matic Manufacturing Company, 1928-1940
box folder
2 6 Promotional Material, Stock Certificates, and Company Balance Sheets, 1928-1930
7 Accounting Reports, Photos, and Correspondence, 1931
box folder
3 1 Pumps and Company Operation, 1934
2 Correspondence, Photostats, and Pump Descriptions, 1935 and undated
3 Correspondence, 1936
4 Blueprints, Patents, and Correspondence, 1937-1940
5 Correspondence, 1929-1931
6 Certificates, Licenses, Awards and Diplomas, 1895-1950



 

Papers, 1891-1902

box folder
4 1 Correspondence, 1891-1893
2 Correspondence, 1891-1894
3 Correspondence, 1895-1897
4 Correspondence, 1898-1899
5 Correspondence, 1900-1902 and undated
6 Literary Productions, "Religion In Common Life" and Unidentified, undated
7 Business Affairs, 1897-1901
8 Political Affairs, undated



 

Papers, 1897-1938

Personal Papers, 1897-1935
box folder
5 1 Correspondence, 1897-1899
2 Correspondence, 1900-1902
3 Correspondence, 1921-1922
4 Financial Documents, 1914-1935
5 Scrapbook Materials, 1927-1931
Business Affairs, 1911-1938
box folder
5 6 Correspondence, 1917-1935
Legal Documents, 1911-1935
box folder
5 7 Deeds and Vendor's Lien Notes, 1911-1923
8 Deeds and Vendor's Lien Notes, January-May 1924
9 Deeds and Vendor's Lien Notes, June-December 1924
10 Deeds and Vendor's Lien Notes, 1926-1927
11 Deeds and Vendor's Lien Notes, 1928-1935
12 Mortgages, 1927-1934
13 Releases, 1924-1930
14 Contracts, 1927-1935
15 Leases, 1925-1935
Financial Documents, 1917-1938
box folder
5 16 Tax Receipts, 1918-1938
17 Stock and Insurance Certificates, 1917-1935
18 Bills, 1930, 1935
19 Littlefield State Bank, Liquidation, 1926-1927 and undated
20 Printed Materials, 1923-1927 and undated
21 Surveyor's Notes and Plat, 1916 and undated
Political Affairs, 1932-1935
box folder
5 22 Correspondence and Legal Documents, Lamb County Courthouse, 1932
23 General Political Materials, 1932-1935
24 Printed Materials, Telephone Directory of State Officials, 1935
25 Printed Materials, Texas Senate Resolutions, 1935
26 Letter, Regarding Littlefield Presbyterian Church Pastor Resignation, 1925
27 Photos, undated



 

Papers, 1919-1935

Business Records, 1919-1935
box folder
6 1 Ledger, Expenses/Accounts Ledger, 1926-1934
2 Ledger, Cash Book, 1925-1928
3 Ledger, Cash Book, January 1929-October 1933



 

Papers, 1881-1940

box folder
6 4 Scrapbook Material, "In Memory of Senator Arthur P. Duggan"; Photos; Receipt Book, 1926-1936 and undated
5 Sallie P. Duggan v. W. O. Wood et ux, Lillie May Wood, Correspondence and Legal Documents; Arthur P. Duggan, Sr. Estate Settlement, Correspondence, Legal Documents, and Business Affairs, 1935-1938
6 Correspondence, V. V. Wright, General Business Affairs, 1934-1935



 

Business Records, 1927-1944

box folder
6 7 Cotton Production, Rental Property, and Insurance Policies, 1927-1944



 

Papers, 1894-1927

box folder
7 1 The Cactus, Yearbook, University of Texas, 1899
2 Calendar of Correspondence and General Correspondence, 1896-1927
3 Calendared Correspondence, 1894-1900



 

Papers, 1920-1934

Business Records, 1920-1934
box folder
7 4 "Report on Texas Alkali Lakes", 1920-1934



 

Papers, 1860-1940

box folder
8 1 Scrapbook, Alice Payne Tellar (Mrs. George W. Littlefield) and Sarah (Sallie) Elizabeth Harral, 1860-1898
2 Scrapbook, 1892-1897
3 Scrapbook, 1926-1957



 

Papers, 1898-1899 and undated

box folder
8 4 Correspondence, 1898-1899 and undated



 

Financial Materials - Ledgers, 1913-1955

othertype
Ledger 1 Bills Receivable, 1913-1937
othertype
Ledger 2 Bills Receivable, 1919-1955