Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Glenn Biggs:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1929-1970 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Biggs, Glenn, 1933-
Title: Glenn Biggs Papers,
Dates: 1929-1970 and undated
Abstract: These are the papers of Glenn Biggs and his efforts to establish the Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
Collection # S85.1
Quantity: 5 boxes and 1 scrapbook (5.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Biggs is a real estate broker, insurance executive, banker, politician, and civic leader, who was born in 1933 in Eola, Texas. A graduate of Baylor University (1956), he married Ann Carolyn Dendy in 1955. His professional activities include: Assistant Manager for Business Development, City of Abilene, Texas (1956- 1959); partner with Millerman & Millerman real estate dealers (1959-1965); executive assistant to Texas Speaker of the House, Ben Barnes (1965-1967); Vice-president and, later, President of National Western Life Insurance Company (1968-1970); President of Aberdeen Petroleum, Inc., of Tulsa, Oklahoma, (1968-1970); and Vice-president (1968-1969) and President (1970) of the First National Bank of San Antonio, Texas. Biggs also served as chairman of the Texas Conservation Foundation Board, as a board member of the Metropolitan General Hospital of San Antonio, Texas, as a trustee for Hardin-Simmons University, and on the Texas State Historical Foundation. While employed with Millerman and Millerman, Biggs played a significant role in establishing the Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Scope and Contents

Includes mostly office files, and some printed and scrapbook materials related to Biggs' business and religious activities, and to his efforts in creating the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The collection bulks with materials that pertain to the creation of the park and with correspondence pertaining to Biggs' business and personal affairs and to the Texas state legislature. Of special interest is the scrapbook consisting of color prints of the Guadalupe Mountains National Park.



The collection is organized into Office Files kept in alphabetical order.


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)
Biggs, Glenn, 1933-
Biggs, Glenn- --Archives
Biggs, Glenn- --Manuscripts
Subjects (Places)
Guadalupe Mountains National Park (Tex.)
Guadalupe Mountains National Park (Tex.)--History
National parks and reserves--Texas
Texas--Politics and government
United States. National Park Service

Related Material

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

  • Glenn Biggs oral history interview [sound recording], 1984
  • Glenn Biggs Photograph Collection, SWCPC #865, 1958-1964
  • Glenn Biggs Film Collection
  • Guadalupe Mountains Maps

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Glenn Biggs Papers, 1929-1970 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
None for the record.

Gift, 1970

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, April 2004.

Additional Sources

Monroe, Monte Latimer. "Glenn Biggs and the crusade for a Guadalupe Mountains National Park. "Thesis (M.A.)--Texas Tech University, 1991.

Collection Inventory


Office Files

box folder
1 1 Books about Texas Decisions – Correspondence, Notes, and Manuscripts, 1965-1967 and undated
2 Book about Texas Decisions, manuscripts, undated
3 Braniff Airlines – Rocker B ranches, 1962-1964
4 Brazos River Gas Company, 1959-1962
5 Financial Material, 1965-1967
6 Gas Systems – Brady, Gorman, and Ozona, 1962-1964
7 Gas Systems – Brady System Operations, 1954-1962
8 Gas Systems – Gorman System Operations, 1952-1962
9 Gas Systems – Ozona System Operations, 1951-1962
10 Gas Systems – Franchise Agreements, Brady, Gorman and Ozona Gas Systems, 1946-1964
11 Gas Utilities Division, 1961-1962
12 Guadalupe Mountain Ranch – Hunter File, August 1961-March 1963
13 Guadalupe Mountain Ranch – Hunter File, April - June 1963
14 Guadalupe Mountain Ranch – Hunter File, July – August 1963
15 Guadalupe Mountain Ranch – Hunter File, September-December 1963
box folder
2 1 Guadalupe Mountain Ranch – Hunter File, January – May 1964
2 Guadalupe Mountain Ranch – Hunter File, June – December 1964
3 Guadalupe Mountain Ranch – Hunter File, 1963-1965
4 Guadalupe Mountain Ranch – Hunter File, 1964-1965
5 Guadalupe Mountain Ranch – Hunter File, 1940-1965
6 Guadalupe Mountain Ranch – Hunter File, 1966-1970 and undated
7 Guadalupe Mountain: Brochures, undated
8 Guadalupe Mountain: “Businessmen Who Love the Land,” Fortune, March 1963
9 Guadalupe Mountain: Climbing Arrow Ranch Kit and Gamble Ranch Kit, undated
10 Guadalupe Mountain: Conservation Plans, 1952-1956
11 Guadalupe Mountain: El Paso Group Trip, 1963
12 Guadalupe Mountain: Fact Sheets, undated
13 Guadalupe Mountain: Governor’s Trip, 1963
14 Guadalupe Mountain: Guadalupe Mountain Report, 1962
15 Guadalupe Mountain: Guest Lists and Guest Correspondence, 1963 and undated
box folder
3 1 Guadalupe Mountain: Land Ownership Information, 1962-1964
2 Guadalupe Mountain: Legal Documents (Deeds, Leases, and Offers to Sell Real Property), 1929-1967
3 Guadalupe Mountain: Legislation, 1961-1965
4 Guadalupe Mountain: Legislation, 1966-1967 and undated
5 Guadalupe Mountain: Legislation, Witnesses, Statements, 1965-1966
6 Guadalupe Mountain: Maps, small, undated
7 Guadalupe Mountain: McKittrick Canyon Report, 1938
8 Guadalupe Mountain: National Advisory Board, 1963 and undated
9 Guadalupe Mountain: Newspaper Articles and Editorials, 1963
10 Guadalupe Mountain: Newspaper Articles and Editorials, 1964-1965
11 Guadalupe Mountain: Newspaper Articles and Editorials, 1966-1968
12 Guadalupe Mountain: Newspaper Editors Association Trip, 1963
13 Guadalupe Mountain: Newspaper Editorials, 1963-1965
14 Guadalupe Mountain: Oil and Gas, Mineral Rights and Mining Claims, 1957-1968 and undated
15 Guadalupe Mountain: The Pinery, 1952-1964 and undated
16 Guadalupe Mountain: Press Kits, undated
17 Guadalupe Mountain: Resolutions Supporting Guadalupe National Park, 1963-1965 and undated
18 Guadalupe Mountain: Shepperd, John Ben, letters, 1964-1966
19 Guadalupe Mountain: Tax and Income Statements (J.C. Hunter), 1957-1962
20 Guadalupe Mountain: Texas State Historical Survey Committee Trip to Guadalupes, 1963
21 Guadalupe Mountain: Travel Writers’ Tour, 1964
22 Guadalupe Mountain: Udall, Stewart: Plea for Green Legacy, 1961-1962
23 Guadalupe Mountain: Udall, Stewart, Secretary of the Interior, Trip, 1964
24 Ideas for a book, undated
25 Konecci, Dr. Eugene – Science File, 1963-1967
26 Language Disabilities and Disorders – Biographical Information, 1965-1967
27 Language Disabilities and Disorders – Foundation Letters, 1966
28 Language Disabilities and Disorders – Speakers Symposium on Language Disabilities and Language Disorder Committee and Program, 1965-1967
box folder
4 1 Marshall Motels, Inc. and Holiday Inn, 1966-1967
2 Missouri Fidelity/Union Trust Board of Directors, 1962-1967
3 National Democratic Convention, 1963-1964
4 Newspaper clippings about Glenn Biggs, 1960-1967
5 Tax Lein Data, 1962-1966 and undated
6 Texas 59th Legislature Directory and List of House Candidates, 60th Legislature, 1965 and undated
7 “U” Correspondence, 1968-1970
8 Personal – Medical Bills and Correspondence, 1965
9 Personal, 1956-1959
10 Personal, 1956-1964
11 Personal, 1960-1964
12 Personal, 1960-1964
13 Personal, 1964-1965
14 Personal, 1964-1965
box folder
5 1 Personal, 1965-1966
2 Personal, 1967
3 Personal, 1960s


Printed Material

box folder
5 4 Magazines about the Guadalupe Mountain and its National Park, 1961-1969


Scrapbook Material

Scrapbook #1 Guadalupe Mountain Ranch Scrapbook with photos and illustrations, 1960s