Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Frank Reaugh:

An Inventory of the Collection, 1902-1960, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Reaugh, Frank
Title: Frank Reaugh Collection,
Dates: 1902-1960
Abstract: The collection consists of items relating to 19th and 20th century artist Frank Reaugh dating from 1902-1960.
Collection # S1646.1
Quantity: 1 small box (0.2 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Frank Reaugh was the son of George Washington and Clarinda Spilman Reaugh, born on December 6, 1860 near Jacksonville, Illinois. In 1876 his family moved to a small ranch near Terrell, Texas. Inspired by his mother and the landscape where he grew up with its natural environs, young Reaugh began drawing wildlife and scenic views. Ranch scenes with cattle grazing and longhorns seem to draw his attention the most. He received his training from the School of Fine Arts in St. Louis during 1884-1885 but he also did some studies in Paris, France in 1888. By 1889 he was back in Texas teaching and painting mostly in pastel and oils, images, which gave him the honor and praise his works have delivered to the public. Some of his works are stored at the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas and the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library in Lubbock, Texas. Frank Reaugh, who never married, died in Dallas on May 6, 1945 at the age of 84 years.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains three photographs, some penciled sketches, some ephemera, a portrait of Reaugh by Knott (1953), an article by J. Evetts Haley (1960), two books and one booklet, art club pamphlets, all concerning Frank Reaugh the artist and his works.



The collection is organized by types of materials.


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)
Reaugh, Frank
Painter--Southwest Artist
Ranch scenes--cattle--longhorns

Related Material

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

  • Anna Elizabeth Keener Wilson Papers, 1913-1979
  • Helen Rumpel Papers, 1947-1998 and undated

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Frank Reaugh Collection, 1902-1960, Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):

Gift, 2004

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, March 2004.

Additional Material

"Reaugh, Charles Franklin", The New Handbook of Texas (Austin: The Texas State Historical Association, 1996), 1981.

Collection Inventory


Frank Reaugh Collection, 1902-1960

1 Memorabilia: Portrait of Frank Reaugh by Knott, 1953
2 Memorabilia: Ephemera, photos, and drawings, 1902-1941 and undated
3 Article on Frank Reaugh by J. Evetts Haley, 1960
4 Biographical Information on Frank Reaugh, 1950
5 Book: Paintings of the Southwest by Frank Reaugh, ca. 1940s
6 Book: Twenty-Four Hours With the Herd by Frank Reaugh, 1934
7 Booklet: Frank Reaugh Art Club Year Book, 1932