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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Additional Sources

Description of Series

Correspondence

Legal Material

Literary Production

Manuscripts

Newspaper Clippings

Personal Material

Printed Material I

Research Material

Scrapbook Material

Printed Material II

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Donald Emmet Worcester:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1855-2000 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Worcester, Donald Emmet, 1915-
Title: Don Worcester Papers,
Dates: 1855-2000 and undated
Abstract: These are the papers of historian and author Don E. Worcester.
Collection # S1220.1
Quantity: 10 boxes (10.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Don E. Worcester, a highly respected author and Spanish-Borderlands historian, was born on April 29, 1915, in Tempe, Arizona, but soon moved to his grandfather’s homestead on the edge of the Mojave Desert with his mother and brother. It was on this homestead that Worcester became a true cowboy, rodeoing with the Indians who lived on the nearby reservation and learning their way of life.

Worcester received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bard College in 1939 and his Masters Degree from the University of California at Berkley in 1940. After a stint in the Navy, he returned to the University of California at Berkley and received his Ph.D. in 1947. Worcester was at the University of Florida from 1947-1963, serving as the Chairman of the History Department from 1955-1959. He then took a professorship at Texas Christian University, serving as Chairman of the History Department from 1963-1972.

Worcester also played vital roles in many historical and literary organizations and reviews. Most notably, he served as the Phi Alpha Theta national president from 1960-1962. He was the president of the Western Writers of America from 1973-1974 and of the Western History Association from 1974-1975. Worcester also served as the Chairman of the Board of University Press Managers from 1961-1963 and was the managing editor of the Hispanic American Historical Review from 1960-1965.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of business correspondence and literary productions (proofs, manuscripts, and index drafts). These manuscripts pertain mostly to Worcester’s publications on southwestern history. The collection covers the extensive writing career of Dr. Donald E. Worcester. It comes in the form of typed manuscripts, printers’ proofs, original handwritten research notes, business correspondence with publishers and faculty members, book reviews, teaching materials, news articles, and news clippings. Topics of his writing included the American Southwest, Latin America, Native Americans, Historical fiction, and even children’s books.

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Organization

The collection is organized into the following series: Correspondence, Legal Material, Literary Production, Manuscripts, Personal Material, Printed Material, Research Material and Scrapbook Material.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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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)
Worcester, Donald Emmet, 1915-
Worcester, Donald Emmet --Archives
Worcester, Donald Emmet- --Manuscripts
Subjects
History--Texas
History--American Southwest
History--Native Americans
History--Latin America
Horses-Mustangs
Longhorns
Cowboys

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Related Material

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

  • Ernest Wallace Papers, 1899-1986 and undated
  • Don Worcester Papers, 1919-2000 and undated

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Don Worcester Papers, 1855-2000 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
90-175-B, 91-0322-B, 92-0243-B, 1999-0264-B, 2000-0201-B

Gifts, 1983-2000

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, Summer 2003.

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Additional Sources

"Texas," Houston Chronicle Magazine, April 4, 1999.

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Collection Inventory

 

Correspondence

box folder
1 1 Anderson, Gilbert, 1956
2 Bailey, Janice, undated
3 Bane, Kirk, 1996-1997
4 Barly (daughter), undated
5 Barnard, Jeff, 1991-1993
6 Bernabeo, Paul, Encyclopedia of the Mexican War, 1995
7 Borom, Bill, 1979-1995
8 Cashion, Ty, 1993-1997
9 Chisholm Trail Round-up Committee, 1977-1978
10 Davis, George and Ruth, 1997
11 Deleon, Arnoldo, 1974-2000
12 Deloria, Vine, 1995
13 Dysourt, Jane, 1986-2000
14 Erickson, John, 1978-1983
15 Essin, Emmett, 1981-2000
16 Forester, Kent and Robert, Man and Civilization, 1956-1961
17 Getz, Lynn, 1982-1995
18 Gillham, Will, Publications Manager-Among Carter Museum, 1998
19 Gleaso, Bill and Jamie, 1989-1994
20 Goldman, Mary Elizabeth, 1993-1994
21 Grove, Fred, 1988-1997
22 Hall-Little, Marianne E., 1996
23 Hardin, Stephen L., 1988-1994
24 Harman, Douglas, Ft. Worth Convention: Visitors Bureau, 2000
25 Henderson, Jim, 1977-1997
26 Hillerman, Tony, 1987-1992
27 Hinger, Charlotte, 1980-1999
28 Joerschke, John, Editor Western Publication, 1995-1996
29 Johnstone, Bill, 1991-1993
30 Kinnaird, Lucia, 1989
31 Koestler, Fred, 1983-1991
32 Kramer, Paul, 1976-1991
33 Landreth, Maksha, 1989-1997
34 Lawrence, Dr. Elizabeth A., 1989-1993
35 Lewis, David R., Assistant Editor-Western Historical Quarterly, 1993
36 Long, Joann M., 1997
37 McGaffey, Beth Ann, 1991
38 Mette, Anne Haigh, 1995-1996
39 Metz, Leon C., 1978-1997
40 Mihesuah, Devon Abbott, 1990-1997
41 Miller, Bob, 1996
42 Muller, Caroz, 1996
43 Nakagawa, Fumio, 1988
44 (Nas Naga), Native American-Shawnee, Vietnam Veteran, 1974-1992
45 Nixon, Ann, 1993-1996
46 Nord, David, Editor of Journal of American History, 1993
47 Orkin, Kenneth H. and Suzanne Schultz, 1986-1990
48 Pasztoe, Suzanne, 1988-1997
49 Pelcher, Jeff, 1994
50 Personal House Business, 1961-1973
51 Personal-Miscellaneous, 1986-1993
52 Peyton, Joan Williams, 1981-1993
53 Phi Alpha Theta, 1973-1976
54 Phillips, Kenneth H., 1994
55 Professional, Recommendations Appearances, Jim Wright Letters, 1957-1998
56 Professional, Writing/Books subject, 1955-1996
57 Puechner, Barbara, 1988-1995
58 Rengifo, Antonio, 1979-1980
59 Richeson, Cena Golder, 1987-1996
60 Richter, Harvena, 1991
61 Rigler, Judyth, 1986-1989
62 Ritchey, Mike, 1994
63 Robertson, Jack (Australia), 1992
64 Rogers, Gary, 1991-1993
65 Sanchez, Lynda, 1965-1995
66 Sanders, Leonard, 1993
67 School, Ft. Worth Hebrew Day, 1994
68 Seelman, Jennifer, 1993
69 Shook, Skipper, 1983
70 Short, Marilyn, 1997
71 Sizemore, Deborah Lightfoot with photo, 1986
72 Society of Friends, 1986-1998
73 Solberg, Ron, 1993
74 Speer Award, Western Writers of America, 1963-1967
75 Standing Bear, Z. G., undated
76 Staniminoo, Dr. Stefan, 1991
77 Stround, Jacqueline Sue, 1995
78 Sudak, Alexander (Poland), 1987-1988
79 Sweeney, Ed, 1996
80 Sweeney, John, 1991
81 Texas A and M University Press, 1986
82 Texas Books in Review, 1990-1993
83 Texas Christian University Press, 1977-1995
84 Texas Christian University Writers Conference, 1978-1983
85 Texas Folklore Society, 1990-1993
86 Texas Institute of News Letters, 1992-1996
87 Texas Tech Press, 1992
88 Thomas, Willard, 2000
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2 1 Thomson, Beer (Bantam Books) to Don Worcester, August 12, 1991
2 Townsend, Betty, 1994-1997
3 Tsosie, Olivia, 1990
4 Tucker, Bill, 1979-1981
5 Tucker, Spence and Beverly, 1996-1999
6 Tyler, Ron, Former Student, Texas State Historical Association, 1979-1994
7 University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1982-1983
8 The University of New Mexico, 1986-1993
9 University of North Texas Press, 1991
10 University of Oklahoma Press, 1996
11 Utley, Bob, 1994
12 Van Zandt, Carolyn, 1919-1994
13 Virgines, George, 1967-1979
14 West, Elliot, 1976
15 Western Historical Research Association, 1973
16 Western Historical Quarterly, 1976-1979
17 Westerners International Minutes, 1978-1994
18 Western Writers of America, Part A, 1991-1998 and undated
19 Western Writers of America, Part B, copies of President’s page, 1971-1990
20 Westmoreland, Ron, 1992
21 White, Benton, 1984-1992
22 Wiarda, Howard J., 1993
23 White, Christine, undated
24 Williams, Heather, 1991
25 Williams, Jeanne, Part A, with photo, 1989-2000
26 Williams, Jeanne, Part B, 1973-1990

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Legal Material

box folder
2 27 Masters and PhD. Candidates Under Dr. Don E. Worcester, 1974-1986
28 Vita, Worcester, Don E., undated

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Literary Production

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2 29 American Civilization, undated
30 The Apaches, Part 1, 1979
31 The Apaches, Part 2, 1979
32 The Apaches: Eagles of the Southwest, 1880-1950
33 The Apaches: Eagles of the Southwest, undated
34 “The Apaches in the History of the Southwest,” 1975
35 “The Apaches in the History of the Southwest,” undated
36 “Apache Scouts and Pack Trains: the Keys to Crook’s Success,” undated
37 “The Beginnings of the Apache Menace of the Southwest,” 1941
38 Bibliography for untitled book, undated
39 Book Jackets, 1985
40 Book Reviews, 1979-1993
41 Book Reviews on Don Worcester books, 1956-1993
42 Book Reviews of works by Don Worcester, 1956-1993 and undated
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3 1 Book Reviews of Don Worcester’s works, 1976-1998
2 Book Reviews, works of others, 1961-1998
3 Brazil, undated
4 Brazil, undated
5 Brazil, undated
6 Brazos Scout, 1991
7 Brazos Scout, 1991
8 Brazos Scout, 1991
9 Brazos Scout, (reader’s set), 1991
10 Brazos Scout, undated
11 “Brief Communications: The Comanche Sun Dance and Messianic Outbreak of 1873,” 1941
12 Chato, undated
13 The Chisholm Trail, 1980
14 The Chisholm Trail, 1980
15 The Chisholm Trail, 1980
16 The Chisholm Trail, 1980
box folder
4 1 The Chisholm Trail, 1980 and undated
2 “The Commanding General of the Provincials Internas,” undated
3 Cowboy with a Camera, undated
4 “Do’s and Don’t for Aspiring Writers,” undated
5 Essays on the American West-“The Texas Longhorn,” 1987
6 Forked Tongues and Broken Treaties, Part 1, 1975
7 Forked Tongues and Broken Treaties, Part 2, 1975
8 Forked Tongues and Broken Treaties, undated
9 Gone to Texas, 1993
10 The Growth and Culture of Latin America, undated
11 The Growth and Culture of Latin America, undated
12 “Herbert Eugene Bolton: The Making of a Western Historian,” undated
13 “Herbert Eugene Bolton: The Making of a Western Historian,” undated
14 Long Horn Cowboy, 1942
15 “The Loser,” undated
16 “Man and Civilization” with Kent and Robert Forester, undated
17 “Man on Two Ponies,” undated
18 “Night Rider,” 1994
19 “The Present and The Late Roman Republic,” undated
20 Proof reader’s marks, undated
21 Publishers list, undated
22 Research Papers, 1995
23 Review of Texas Books, 1991
24 “Satana,” undated
25 “The Search,” undated
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5 1 “A Search for Public Administration: The Ideas and Career of Dwight Waldo,” 1986-1991
2 “The Significance of the Spanish Borderlands to the United States,” 1976
3 “The Significance of the Spanish Borderlands to the United States,” 1976
4 “Spaniards, Frenchmen, and Indians,” undated
5 “Spanish Horses Among the Plains Tribes,” 1945
6 “Spanish Horses Among the Plains Tribes,” 1945
7 “The Spanish Mustang,” undated
8 The Spanish Mustang and The Texas Longhorn, undated
9 “Spread of Firearms Among the Indians on the Anglo-French Frontiers,” undated
10 “The Spread of Spanish Horses in the Southwest,” 1944
11 “The Spread of Spanish Horses in the Southwest, 1700-1810,” 1945
12 “Sources of Anglo and Latin American Differences,” 1963
13 Style sheer-World Publishing-Indian History Series, undated
14 “Texans on the Teche: the Texas Brigade at the Battles of Bisland and Irish Bend,” April 12-14, 1863
15 “Texas Cattle Origins,” by A. Y. Owen, 1983
16 The Texas Cowboy, undated
17 The Texas Cowboy, undated
18 The Texas Cowboy, 1986-1987
19 The Texas Cowboy, undated
20 The Texas Cowboy, 1987 and undated
21 The Texas Cowboy, photographs, 1987 and undated
22 The Texas Cowboy, typed version, 1987 and undated
23 The Texas Vaquero, undated
24 Untitled manuscript, undated
25 “The Use of Saddles by American Indians,” 1945
26 A Visit From Father, 1990
27 A Visit From Father and Other Tales of the Mojave, undated
28 In War in the Nueces Strip, 1989
29 “The Weapons of American Indians,” 1945
30 Western Civilization, undated
31 “The Writer and the West,” undated
32 Writing for Children, undated

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Manuscripts

box folder
5 33 “The American Indian,” undated
34 “The American Indian,” undated
box folder
6 1 “The American Indian,” undated
2 American Indian Wars, Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, untitled, undated
3 Bolivar, Index copy, 1976-1977
4 Bolivar, Part 1, 1977
5 Bolivar, index copy, 1977
6 Bolivar, authors file set, 1977
7 Bolivar, Part 2, 1977
8 “Brazil: from Colony to World Power,” 1973
9 Broken Treaties, Part 1, (Photocopy), undated
10 Broken Treaties, Part 2, undated
11 Broken Treaties, Part 1, 1974
12 Broken Treaties, Part 2, 1974
13 Broken Treaties, Part 3, undated
14 “Bull Adams, The Paluxy Eccentric,” by Robert J. Duncan, undated
15 “The Development of a Tupamaro,” by Ann Q. Tiller, Edited by Don Worcester, undated
16 “European-Indian Relations in the Southwest, undated
17 Famous Sires (chapter IV), subject: horses, undated
box folder
7 1 “Fire Arms and Indians,” undated
2 “Fort Worth and The Chisholm Trail,” 1981
3 “Fort Worth Chisholm Trail Round-up,” 1978
4 “Fort Worth and The Chisholm Trail,” undated
5 “The Genesis of the Texas Longhorn,” Chapters I, VI, undated
6 “The Genesis of the Texas Longhorn,” Chapter VIII, undated
7 “The Ghost of the Llano Estacado,” undated
8 “History of Texas,” Chapters 1,6,9, undated
9 “History of Texas,” Chapters 2, 6, 27, 28, undated
10 “History of Texas,” Chapters 6, 26, undated
11 “History of Texas,” Chapters 12,13,14,20,22, undated
12 “The Horse in the West,” undated
13 Index for unidentified work, subjects: American Indian, undated
14 “The Indians of America,” undated
15 Inventions, (various chapters), undated
16 “Makers of Latin America,” 1966
17 “Makers of Latin America,” undated
18 “The Naming of a Warrior,” undated
19 “Nothing but Cows and the Sky,” undated
20 “The Past Continues, Indians Relocation in the 1950s,” undated
21 “The Perils and Pitfalls, challenges and rewards of writing western history, undated
22 “Quarter Horses, Mustangs, and Longhorns, undated
23 “The Search,” undated
24 “A Sheep of a Pony,” by Benton White, undated
25 “Spaniards, Frenchmen, and Indians,” undated
26 “Spanish Conquest,” 1972
27 “The Spanish Mustang,” undated
28 “The Spanish Mustang,” 1986
29 “The Spanish Mustang,” 1986
30 “The Spanish Mustang: from the Plains of Andalusia,” undated
31 “The Texas Longhorns,” undated
32 “The Texas Longhorns,” undated
33 “Texas Under Spain,” 1985
34 “Trouble on the Trail,” undated
35 Untitled, Chapters I, II, III, IV, V, VI, from unidentified work, subject: cattle, undated
36 Untitled, subjects: a History of Horses, 1940s
37 Untitled, subjects: American Indians, undated
38 Untitled, subjects: Indian Wars, Chapters XXVI-XXXIII, undated
box folder
8 1 Untitled, subject: Spanish Cavalry, Southwest, and U.S. Army, undated
2 Untitled, subjects: U.S. Army, cattle chapter VI-VIII, undated
3 “A Visit from Father and other tales of the Mojave, November 16, 1987
4 “A Visit from Father and other Tales of the Mojave, undated
5 “A Visit from Father and other Tales of the Mojave, undated
6 “The War in the Nueces Strip,” Part 1, undated
7 “The War in the Nueces Strip,” Part 2, undated
8 “The War in the Nueces Strip,” 1989
9 “The War in the Nueces Strip,” undated
10 “The War in the Nueces Strip,” Part 2, undated
11 War Pony, undated
12 “Western Horse Tales,” Part 1, undated
13 “Western Horse Tales,” Part 2, undated

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Newspaper Clippings

box folder
8 14 Set One, 1950s-1970s
15 Set Two, 1980s and undated
16 Set Three, 1990s and undated

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Personal Material

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8 17 “The American Indian Quarterly,” Vol. VIII, November 2, 1984
18 “Apaches as Prisoners of War,” by David Goodman, 1886-1894
19 Articles of History, 1949-1984
20 Biochemical Polymorphisms, breed relations, by K.K. KIDD, undated
21 Brochures, “Chisholm Trail Round-up,” 1978
22 History Notes, undated
23 Photos of Ranches, 1884 and undated

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Printed Material I

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9 1 Books of the Southwest, Brochures and newsletters, 1986-1999
2 Buckskin Bulletin, Saddlemand Award Article, 1989
3 “Cattle Trails of Texas,” by T.C. Richardson, 1937
4 Defendant’s Rebuttal to Zuni Indians Tribe of New Mexico vs. U.S., 1981
5 Dissertation Summary, 1947
6 Electronic Media Bio, 1999
7 The Florida Historical Quarterly vol. XXIX, No. 3, 1951
8 History and Historians, 1970-2000 and undated
9 Historian Tomo III, November 2, 1953
10 History of Indian White Relations, 1972
11 Horse lovers National Magazine, “One Texas and his Horses,” 1974
12 The Houston Chronicle Magazine, “A Cowboy for all Seasons,” 1999
13 “I Remember Things,” by Ross Estes, 1978
14 “John Francis Bannan and the Historiography of the Spanish Borderlands;” by Weber, David J., undated
15 Mayan Numbering System, undated
16 “The Mission as a Frontier Institution,” 1960
17 “The Modern Mexican Charro,” undated
18 “The Navaho During the Spanish Regime in New Mexico,” 1951
19 “New Mexico Humanities Review,” 1981
20 The Pirate Press, 1971
21 Publications: Far West Magazine, “Coyote,” The American Indian Quarterly, 1980
22 Republic of Texas Press Release, 1993
23 Research articles on Graduate Students, 1970
24 Research articles on John Stuart Mill, 1926
25 Research article “The Muster Roll of The Coronado Expedition,” undated
26 Research article photo copies, 1992
27 Research article “Quarrels Between the Missionaries, Rev. D.M. Aguirre, undated
28 Research article, “Texas Ranch woman Film Project, 1983
29 Research article, on world Civilization, undated
30 Research, Reports of second war, 1855-1860
31 Research, Rhodes, Eugene Manlove, undated
32 Rose, N.H. “Collection of Old Time Photographs,” 1952
33 Senate Resolution 847, subject: Donald Emmett Worcester, undated
34 The Skiff, 1966
35 Texas Books in Review, 1978
36 Texas Christian Magazine, newsletters, 1980-1997
37 Texas Christian University, Press Release, 1988
38 U.S. Tobacco Review, Don Worcester page 8, Fall 1979
39 The West Texan, 1990
40 Wright, Jim, Speaker of the House, undated

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Research Material

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9 41 American Indians, undated
42 History of Arizona, Chapters XII, Indian Troubles, undated
43 Kiowa Treaties, 1863
44 Kiowa Treaties, senate documents, American Indian Census, undated
45 Notes on cattle, ranches, scouts, undated
46 Notes Hand written on American Indian War, undated
47 Notes on Indians and Air arms, 1673-1890, undated
48 Notes on Mustang and Cowpony, undated

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Scrapbook Material

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9 49 Certificate of appreciation, El Paso County Historical Society, 1990
50 Certificate of Authors Guild, 1957
51 Worcester, Harris, undated

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Printed Material II

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10 1 Books, 1964
2 Books, 1965-1966
3 Books, 1971
4 Books, 1971
5 Books, 1971-1977

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