Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Elizabeth Zickefoose:

An Inventory of Her Papers, 1919-1992 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Zickefoose, Elizabeth McKeown, 1925-
Title: Elizabeth Zickefoose Papers,
Dates: 1919-1992 and undated
Abstract: These are the papers of Elizabeth Zickefoose whose father was Frank McKeown.
Collection # S1583.1
Quantity: 2 boxes (1.3 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Mrs. Elizabeth Zickefoose is the daughter of Frank McKeown, an armless baseball player who entertained crowds and war veterans with his ability to play baseball. Elizabeth who was born on May 30, 1925 in Stephenville, Texas is a 1943 high school graduate and attended Texas Technological College in the late 1940s. Her mother was Jessie McKeown.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains mostly family scrapbook materials with some correspondence, financia material, and two diaries. These papers reflect only a small portion of Elizabeth McKeown Zickefoose's life.



The collection is organized into the following series: Scrapbook Material, Literary Production, Personal Effects, and Financial Material.


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)
Zickefoose, Elizabeth McKeown, 1925-
Zickefoose, Elizabeth McKeown- --Archives
Zickefoose, Elizabeth McKeown- --Manuscripts
McKeown, Frank, (Happy)
McKeown, Jessie, 1883-1962
Subjects (Places)
Stephenville (Tex.)

Related Material

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

  • Frank McKeown Papers, 1900-1952
  • Frank McKeown Papers, 1910-1957 and undated

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Elizabeth Zickefoose Papers, 1919-1992 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):

Gift, 1996

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, May 2001

Collection Inventory



box folder
1 1 Funeral Book of Jessie McKeown (1883-1962), November 17, 1962
2 Funeral Book of Frank McKeown (1887-1957), October 5, 1957


Literary Production

box folder
1 3 Diaries of Elizabeth McKeown Zickefoose (2 items), 1941-1942 and undated


Printed Material

box folder
1 4 New Orleans Guidebook, complete with postcards, 1951


Personal Effects

box folder
1 5 Frank McKeown Funeral Expenses and Divorce Costs, 1919-1963
6 Financial Material: Frank McKeown's Tax Information, 1950


Scrapbook Material

box folder
2 1 Scrapbook #1: Contains cards and photos, 1925-1930
2 Scrapbook #2: Contains cards and undated letters, 1935-1948
3 Scrapbook #3: Contains cards and memorabilia from childhood, class reunions and Texas Tech, 1925-1992