Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

William Thomas Gaston:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1865-1966 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Gaston, William Thomas, 1879-1969
Title: William T. Gaston Papers,
Dates: 1865-1966 and undated
Abstract: These are the papers of William Thomas Gaston, a Texas Technological College business manager.
Collection # S356.1
Quantity: 2 boxes (2.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Born in Henderson, Texas on May 10, 1879, William Thomas Gaston worked as a store clerk and Pullman car conductor prior to launching his career in the state auditor's office in Austin for six years, three of them as budget director of the State Board of Controls. In 1929, he resigned that post to become business manager and secretary to the Board of Directors at Texas Technological College, a position he held until his retirement in 1954. Afterward he was business manager emeritus until his death in January 1969. Gaston Hall a dormitory on the Texas Tech campus is named after him.


Scope and Contents

The collection includes personal correspondence, some legal and financial documents, some typewritten speeches and autobiographical sketches, a few photographs, some Rotary Club rosters, certificates, news clippings, and scrapbook items of William T. Gaston. Among these are miscellaneous notes concerning Texas Technological College in Lubbock, world events, and a photocopy of his father's 1865 enlistment certificate in the U.S. Cavalry. The personal correspondence have business letters detailing Gaston’s activities from the 1920s to the 1950s.


 

Organization

The collection is organized into the following series: General Files, Financial Documents, Legal Documents, Printed Material, and 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)
Gaston, William Thomas, 1879-1969
Gaston, William Thomas- --Archives
Gaston, William Thomas- --Manuscripts
Subjects (Places)
Lubbock (Tex.)
Subjects
Texas Technological College--Administration
Texas Technological College--Finance

Related Material

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

  • William T. Gaston Oversized Materials, O8.2
  • William Thomas Gaston oral history interview [sound recording], 1963
  • Clifford B. Jones Papers, 1814-1973 and undated

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Thomas Gaston Papers, 1865-1966 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
1999-0141-B

Gift, 1999

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, May 20, 2004


Collection Inventory

 

General Files

box folder
1 1 Personal Correspondence, to and from, 1938-1952 and undated
2 Personal Correspondence, to and from, 1937-1953 and undated
3 Personal Correspondence, to and from, “A”, 1930-1953 and undated
4 Personal Correspondence, to and from, “B”, 1924-1953
5 Personal Correspondence, to and from, “C”, 1923-1934 and undated
6 Personal Correspondence, to and from, “C”, 1935-1952 and undated
7 Personal Correspondence, to and from, “D”, 1929-1953 and undated
8 Personal Correspondence, to and from, “E”, 1925-1953
9 Personal Correspondence, to and from, “F”, 1925-1948
10 Personal Correspondence, to and from, “G”, 1921-1953
11 Personal Correspondence, to and from, “H”, 1932-1953
12 Personal Correspondence, to and from, “I”, 1931-1934
13 Personal Correspondence, to and from, “J”, 1930-1952 and undated
14 Personal Correspondence, to and from, “K”, 1927-1952
15 Personal Correspondence, to and from, “L”, 1929-1953 and undated
16 Personal Correspondence, to and from, “M”, 1920-1934
17 Personal Correspondence, to and from, “M”, 1935-1953
18 Personal Correspondence, to and from, “N”, 1929-1946 and undated
19 Personal Correspondence, to and from, “P”, 1929-1949
20 Personal Correspondence, to and from, “Q”, 1946
21 Personal Correspondence, to and from, “R”, 1932-1952
22 Personal Correspondence, to and from, “S”, 1927-1953 and undated
23 Personal Correspondence, to and from, “T”, 1929-1952 and undated
24 Personal Correspondence, to and from, “U”, 1932-1942 and undated
box folder
2 1 Personal Correspondence, to and from, “W”, 1929-1952
2 Personal Correspondence, to and from, “Y”, 1952
3 Personal Correspondence, to and from, 1925-1964 and undated
4 Personal Correspondence: Home, Friends and Family, 1931-1949 and undated
5 Personal Correspondence: Home Property issues, 1934-1949
6 Personal Papers of W. T. Gaston, 1924-1946 and undated
7 Rotary of Lubbock, 1950-1952
8 Texas Technological College Business Manager Correspondence, 1929-1943 and undated



 

Financial Documents

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2 9 City, County, and State Taxes, 1922-1950
10 General Ledger, 1922-1940
11 Income Tax Files, 1951-1953
12 Income Tax, Maud and W. T. Gaston, 1937-1952 and undated
13 Insurance Files and Letters, 1929-1949
14 Miscellaneous Receipts, 1895-1966 and undated



 

Legal Documents

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2 15 Abstracts of Title for Austin, Texas property, 1926
16 Hunting Licenses and Miscellaneous, 1933-1965 and undated
17 Land Holdings and Transactions, 1931-1951
18 Lubbock Building and Loan Association, 1933-1942 and undated
19 Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and Lubbock City Development, 1931-1950 and undated



 

Literary Production

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2 20 Biography of William T. Gaston and Faculty Dinner Speech, 1955 and undated



 

Printed Material

box folder
2 21 Lubbock Rotary Club Rosters, 1932-1958
22 Miscellaneous, undated
23 News clippings, 1935-1962 and undated
24 Obituaries, 1940-1955 and undated



 

Scrapbook Material

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2 25 Addresses, undated
26 Certificates, 1865-1965 and undated
27 Family photographs, 1954-1960 and undated
28 Notes, undated
29 Poetry, undated
30 Miscellaneous, 1921-1954 and undated