Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

William J. and Edna Wood:

An Inventory of Their Collection, 1896-1976 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Wood, William J.
Title: William J. and Edna Wood Collection,
Dates: 1896-1976 and undated
Abstract: The collection consists of the diaries of Edna Wood and other personal papers of Edna and William Wood dating 1896-1976 and undated.
Collection # S672.1
Quantity: 1 Box (1.0 linear foot)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

William J. Wood, born in Bentonville, Arkansas in 1897 and Mary Edna Huffman, born in Floyd County, Texas in 1896, married in 1918 in Plainview, Hale County, Texas. Following their marriage, the couple lived and farmed in Floyd County, Texas where they remained until 1955. Edna kept a daily diary for many years, chronicling the everyday activities of her family and community. Edna's brother, C. H. Huffman, lived in Lockney, Texas. In 1955, the couple moved to Bentonville, Arkansas.


Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection comprises the eleven diaries written by Edna Wood from 1937-1975. Other items included in the collection are birth certificates, the Woods' marriage license, and a small sample of correspondence.


 

Organization

The collection is organized into the following series:
Correspondence
Legal Material
Printed Material
Memorabilia
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)
Wood, Mary Edna Wood, 1896-1976
Wood, William J.
Subjects
Floyd County (Tex.)--Diaries
Floyd County (Tex.)--Social life and customs
Floyd County (Tex.)--History
Lockney (Tex.)--History

Related Material

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

  • William G. DeLoach Papers, 1911-1975
  • William J. and Edna Wood Photograph Collection
  • Lily Trostle Papers, 1902-1969

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William J. and Edna Wood Collection, 1896-1976 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
2002-0244-B

Gift, 2002

Processed by

Karen Hicks, 2004


Collection Inventory

 

Correspondence, 1922 and undated

box folder
1 1 To Mary Edna Huffman Wood from Mrs. C. H. Huffman, 1922 and undated



 

Legal Material, 1896-1934

box folder
1 2 Legal Material, 1896-1934



 

Literary Production Mary Edna Huffman Wood, 1937-1975

box folder
1 3 Diaries, 1937-1943
4 Diaries, 1944-1963
5 Diaries, 1964-1975



 

Printed Material, 1905-1944 and undated

box folder
1 6 Composition - Rhetoric, by Brooks, Stratton D. and Marietta Hubbard, 1905
7 Bibles, 1944 and undated



 

Memorabilia, 1976

box folder
1 8 Mary Edna Huffman Wood - Funeral, 1976



 

Scrapbook Material, 1901-1960 and undated

box folder
1 9 Scrapbook Material, 1901-1960 and undated