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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Alexander, Joseph E., 1909-1979 and undated

Alexander, F. Joab, 1976-1980

Edwards Family, 1939-2001 and undated

Legal Material, 1879-1971

Literary Production - Joann Edwards Alexander, 1980-1996

Photographs, undated

Financial Material, 1924-1925

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Joann Edwards Alexander:

An Inventory of Her Papers, 1879-2001 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Alexander, Joann Edwards
Title: Joann Edwards Alexander Papers,
Dates: 1879-2001 and undated
Abstract: The collection consists of business records of Joseph E. Alexander and correspondence and personal papers of the Edwards family.
Collection # S492.1
Quantity: 3 boxes (2.1 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Joann Edwards Alexander is the daughter-in-law of the late Joseph E. Alexander, a prominent oilman and real estate promoter in West Texas in the early to middle 20th century. He played an important role in the development of West Texas, especially the area around Levelland, by encouraging others to buy land in the area. Joseph and his brother Charles, acting as agents for the Yellow House Land Company, promoted the beginning of the farming community known as Pep, Texas. In addition to land sales, Alexander's interests included oil-related businesses and farming. Joann Edwards was born in Lynn County in 1926. Her father Marcus H. Edwards farmed and her mother Nettie was a music teacher in Tahoka. Joann received degrees from John Tarlton Agricultural College and North Texas State Teachers College and later married F. Joab Alexander, Sr. She has been a long-time resident of Hockley County and Levelland, Texas.

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Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection consists of material pertaining to the business interests of Joseph E. Alexander. Subjects covered include land sales in Cochran County, mineral interests, and oil production. Business files mostly contain correspondence, legal documents, and maps. Water well files contain details of drilling and maintenance of water wells on Alexander family farms in Hockley County, Texas. Material relating to the Edwards family includes correspondence and memorabilia as well as Joann's writings on mental illness.

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Organization

The collection is organized into the following series:
Alexander, Joseph E. (Box 1-2)
Alexander, F. Joab (Box 2)
Edwards Family (Box 2)
Legal Documents (Box 2)

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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)
Alexander, Joseph E.
Alexander, F. Joab
Alexander, Joann Edwards
Edwards, Billy Jack
Edwards, Homan R.
Places
Cochran County (Tex.)
Gaines County (Tex.)
Hockley County (Tex.)
Whiteface (Tex.)
Subjects
Land Sales
Oil Industry

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Related Material

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

  • Joann Alexander Photograph Collection
  • Jungman, Adolph and Annie. Buffaloes go to School; a True History of a Small Colony, 1969.
  • Littlefield Lands (Texas) Records, 1912-1918
  • Yellow House Lands Company Records, 1913-1943

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joann Edwards Alexander Papers, 1879-2001 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
2001-0232-B

Gift, 2001

Processed by

Karen Hicks, 2004

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Collection Inventory

 

Alexander, Joseph E., 1909-1979 and undated

Business Files
box folder
1 1 Bronte 20A Minerals - I. M. Crumby - Coke County, 1919-1967 and undated
2 W. A. Lewis Oil and Land Deal, E. A. Manning, Labor 6, 1936-1944
3 Gaines County, Texas Section 82, 1929-1964 and undated
4 Cochran County - Whiteface - Old Town Lots, 1934-1971 and undated
5 Gaines County (Section 84) Correspondence and Maps, 1909-1957
6 Dr. Dunn (Sam G.) - Alexander's Subdivision, 1937-1963
7 Labor 25 League 63 of Midland County School Land, Cochran County, Texas, 1951-1957
8 Coke County School Land - Cochran County, Texas North ½ Labor 1 League 128-1A - Madison - Josh Randolph, 1934-1969 and undated
9 John Redfern, Jr., 1945-1963 and undated
10 Mineral Interest in Dallam County, Texas, 1971 and undated
11 Walter Booth, Sweetwater, Texas, 1926-1972
12 Section 82 Block H, Gaines County, Texas, 1929
13 Great Western Drilling Company, 1964-1966 and undated
14 John T. Chapman, 1919
15 Standard Oil Company, 1964
16 Miscellaneous Royalty Contracts, 1919
17 Royalty Statements, 1952-1960
18 Mobile Oil Company, 1969
19 Miscellaneous Oil Business Papers, 1922-1974 and undated
20 Unit Agreement - West Levelland Unit - Pan American Petroleum Corporation, 1965-1967
21 Printed Material - News Clippings, 1966 and undated
Water Wells
box folder
1 22 Oil Tank Battery Water Test Hole 540 ft., 1967
23 Drilling Logs, 1949-1968
24 Dry Hole (Boggs) Well N. E. of Old Well, Permit #3250, 1962
25 Dry Hole (East of Tank Battery) Next to Barney Thompson, 1962
26 General File, 1957-1967 and undated
27 N. East Dry Well, 1963
28 Well #1, 1961-1971
29 Well #2 North West Well, 1956-1978
30 Well #3, 1964-1978 and undated
31 Well #4, 1965-1978 and undated
32 Well #5 Combination House Well, 1960-1979
33 Well #6 House Well, 1948-1979
34 Well #7 Middle East Old Well, 1954-1979
35 Well #8 (45 GPM) East Old Well, 1962-1978 and undated
box folder
2 1 Well #9, 1962-1968
2 Well #10 East Well, 1956-1979 and undated
3 Well #11 N. E. of East Well, 1962-1979 and undated
4 Well #12 in North Part of S. E. Lake, 1964-1979 and undated
5 Well #13 Southeast of Well in Lake, 1960-1977
6 Well #14 Half Moon Well, 1960-1977
7 Well #15 Mail Box Well, 1956-1979
8 Well #16 West Chrysler #2, 1965-1974 and undated
9 Well #17 N. E. Lake Well 8, 1960-1974 and undated
10 Well #18, 1977-1979
11 Well #19, 1968-1979
12 Well #20, 1969-1978
13 Well #21, 1956-1972 and undated
14 Map of Hockley County, Texas, undated

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Alexander, F. Joab, 1976-1980

box folder
2 15 South Plains College - Taxes, 1979
16 Division Order - Division of Royalty Interests, 1976-1977
17 Change of Address, 1980

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Edwards Family, 1939-2001 and undated

Correspondence
box folder
2 18 Joann Edwards Alexander, 1946-2001 and undated
19 Homan R. Edwards - General, 1941-1964
20 To: M. H. (Marcus) and Nettie Edwards from Billy Jack and/or Mary Edwards, 1943-1955 and undated
21 To: M. H. (Marcus) and Nettie Edwards - General, 1942-1973
22 To: M. H. (Marcus) and Nettie Edwards and Family from Homan R. and/or Wanda Edwards, 1941-1959
23 To: M. H. (Marcus) and Nettie Edwards and Family from Homan R. and/or Wanda Edwards, undated
24 Homan R. Edwards - Miscellaneous Papers, 1940-1967 and undated
Memorabilia, 1939-1968 and undated
box folder
2 25 Joann Edwards Alexander, 1939-1943
26 Billy Jack Edwards, 1939-1952 and undated
27 Homan R. Edwards, 1943-1955
28 Miscellaneous, 1939-1968 and undated

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Legal Material, 1879-1971

Abstract of Title
box folder
2 29 Labor 24 League 127 Coke County School Land, Cochran County, Texas, 1897-1934
30 Section 82 Block H. Gaines County, Texas, 1879-1938
31 Section 82 Block H Tract 1, Gaines County, Texas, 1938-1954
32 Section 82 Block H Tract 4, Gaines County, Texas, 1938-1952
33 Section 82 Block H Tracts 4-5, Gaines County, Texas, 1952-1964
34 Section 82 Block H Tract 5, Gaines County, Texas, 1938-1947
35 Judgment - State of Texas vs. Cora Thomerson et al, Dismissal of Delinquent Tax Lien, 1944
36 Labor 11 League 699, Hockley County, Texas - Town of Pep, 1888-1971
37 Blank Sales Contract - Yellow House Land Company, 1920s
38 Warranty Deed - W. B. and Susan Edwards to M. H. Edwards, Survey 32 Georgetown Railway Co., Lynn County, Texas, 1919

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Literary Production - Joann Edwards Alexander, 1980-1996

box folder
2 39 "In Sickness and in Health", 1980
39 "This is My Beloved", 1985
39 "Jean Girl", 1986
39 "Joann's Journals", 1987
39 "In the Wee Hours", 1989
39 "He Who Hath an Ear", 1996

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Photographs, undated

box folder
2 40 Computer Generated Copies - F. Joab and Joann Edwards Alexander and Family, undated

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Financial Material, 1924-1925

box
3 Day Book, 1924-1925

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