Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Charles John Wagner:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1896-1952 at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Wagner, Charles John, 1878-1957
Title: Charles John Wagner Papers,
Dates: 1896-1952
Abstract: The collection consists of the personal and professional papers of Charles John Wagner.
Collection # S1126.1
Quantity: 2 boxes (1.3 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

A medical doctor, surgeon, and civic leader, Wagner was born in 1878 in Belle Center, Ohio. He attended the University of Illinois Medical School and moved from Chicago to Lubbock, Texas, in 1913. He aided in establishing the West Texas Hospital in Lubbock in 1922. He was a physician on the 1934 Yaqui Expedition which was sponsored by Texas Technological College and Harvard University. Wagner also served as president of the West Texas Museum Association (1937-1939). He died in 1957.


Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, financial and printed materials, business files, and literary production. Of particular interest are photographs and a journal pertaining to a Yaqui Expedition in 1934 conducted by the West Texas Museum Association of Texas Tech.


 

Organization

The collection is organized into the following series:
  • Business Papers
  • Civic Work
  • Personal Papers

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)
Wagner, Charles John, 1878-1957
Holden, William Curry, 1896-
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Tech University. Museum
Texas Technological College--History
West Texas Museum Association
Subjects
Lubbock (Tex.)--History
Physicians--Texas--Lubbock
Yaqui Expedition (1934)
Yaqui Indians

Related Material

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

  • William C. and Frances Mayhugh Holden Papers, 1836-1989 and undated
  • Richard A. Studhalter Papers, 1933-1955
  • Charles J. Wanger Photograph Collection, 1934

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles John Wagner Papers, 1896-1952, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
None for the record.

Gifts, 1966-1972

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, 2005


Collection Inventory

 

Business Papers

box folder
1 1 Investment Correspondence, 1937-1952
2 Investment Financial Documents, 1911-1942
3 Miscellaneous Medical Papers and Certificates, 1912-1942
4 Medical Correspondence, 1913-1938
5 Medical Bills and Receipts, 1917-1922



 

Civic Work

box folder
1 6 Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, 1936-1938
7 Monmouth College (Illinois), 1905-1941
8 Professional Organizations, 1918-1946
9 Texas Technological College, 1933-1944
10 West Texas Museum Association, 1937-1942
11 West Texas Museum Association Journal (original) by Charles Wagner on Yaqui Trip, 1934
12 West Texas Museum Association Journal (typescript) by Charles Wagner on Yaqui Trip, 1934
13 Yaqui Expedition, Loose Notes and Letters, 1934-1935



 

Personal Papers

box folder
1 14 Artifacts, 1897-1921 and undated
15 Correspondence, 1913-1946
16 Financial Documents 1902-1942
17 Financial Documents, 1934-1948
18 Literary Production: “Where is thy home?,” May 1896
19 Photographs of Family, Friends, and Lubbock Hospital, 1915-1932 and undated
box folder
2 1 Printed Material, 1896-1945
2 Tax Receipts, 1897-1945



 

Memorablia

box folder
2 3 Photographs of Yaqui Expedition, 1934