Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Sandra L. Myres:

An Inventory of Her Papers, 1847-1968 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Myres, Sandra L.
Title: Sandra L. Myres Papers,
Dates: 1847-1968 and undated
Abstract: The collection contains manuscripts compiled by Sandra L. Myres for her written works.
Collection # S745.1
Quantity: 2 boxes (1.3 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

A historian, author, and educator, Myres was born in 1933 in Columbus, Ohio. She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from Texas Tech University and her Ph.D. (1967) from Texas Christian University. She joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Arlington in 1967, and was made full professor in 1983. Her published works include Westering Women and the Frontier Experience, Ho for California, The Ranch in Spanish Texas, and Force without Fanfare: the Autobiography of K.M. Van Zandt. Active in various professional associations, Myres also served as president of Westerners International in 1985. She died on October 16, 1991.


Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, literary productions, printed materials, research material, and scrapbook material. The collection bulks (1959-1968) with literary productions including drafts for Force Without Fanfare: the Autobiography of K. M. Van Zandt, S. D. Myres: Saddlemaker, and The Ranch in Spanish Texas. A small portion of the correspondence is actually letters from William V. Morrison to S. D. Myres. Research materials also includes hand notes on the Pendleton family.


 

Organization

The collection is organized into the following series:
  • Correspondence
  • Literary Production
  • Printed Material
  • Research Material
  • 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)
Myres, Sandra L.
Myres, S. D. (Samuel Dale), 1871-1953
Van Zandt, Khleber Miller, 1836-1930
Van Zandt, Oclavia Pendleton
Subjects (Organizations)
S. D. Myres Saddle Company
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life--Texas
Leather industry and trade--Texas--History
Manuscripts--Editing
Ranches--Texas--History
Saddlery--Texas--History
Texas history--ranching
Women authors--20th century

Related Material

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

  • Sandra L. Myres oral history interview [sound recording], 1968
  • S. D. Myres Papers, 1879-1962 and undated
  • S. D. Myres Saddle Company Records, 1898-1969 and undated
  • Khlebler Miller Van Zandt Papers, 1774-1953 and undated

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sandra L. Myres Papers, 1847-1968 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gifts, 1969 and 1974

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, 2005


Collection Inventory

 

Correspondence

box folder
1 1 Gates, W. B., 1960
2 Morrison, William V., 1950-1953
3 Miscellaneous, 1959-1966
4 Myers, Sam D. “Tio Sam,” 1952 and undated
5 Relating to “Force Without Fanfare,” research and editing, 1965
6 Relating to “The Ranch in Spanish Texas,” undated



 

Literary Production

box folder
1 7 “Force Without Fanfare: The Autobiography of K. M. Van Zandt, 1836-1930,” 1965
8 “Force Without Fanfare” original manuscript with corrections, undated
9 “Force Without Fanfare” bibliographical information, ca. 1960s
10 “Force Without Fanfare” original manuscript edited by Sandra L. Myers, undated
11 “The Ranch in Spanish Texas, 1690-1800” original manuscript with corrections, undated
12 “The Ranch in Spanish Texas, 1690-1800” original manuscript with corrections, undated
13 “The Ranch in Spanish Texas, 1690-1800” original manuscript with corrections, undated
14 “The Ranch in Spanish Texas, 1690-1800” original manuscript with corrections, undated
15 “The Ranch in Spanish Texas, 1690-1800” original manuscript with corrections, undated
16 “S. D. Myers and the S. D. Myers Saddle Company” by Sandra L. Myers, 1959
17 “S. D. Myers: Saddlemaker” thesis manuscript, 1961
18 “S. D. Myers: Saddlemaker” original thesis manuscript, 1961
19 “S. D. Myers: Saddlemaker” manuscript draft for book, 1961



 

Printed Material

box folder
2 1 “Force Without Fanfare” galley proof, 1968
2 Fort Worth National Bank Ad-Views, 1948
3 S. D. Myers, Saddlemaker, flyer for book, ca. 1960s
4 S. D. Myers: Saddlemaker edited by Sandra L. Myers, 1961



 

Research Material

box folder
2 5 Bibliographical Information for “S. C. Myers: Saddlemaker” research, undated
6 “Force Without Fanfare” hand notes, undated
7 Genealogical material on K. M. Van Zandt family, undated
8 Hand notes on Pendleton family by Octavia Pendleton Van Zandt, ca. 1910s
9 Hand notes relating to “S. D. Myers: Saddlemaker” research, undated
10 News clippings concerning K. M. Van Zandt, 1847-1968
11 Relating to “The Ranch in Spanish Texas, 1690-1800,” hand notes, 1967
12 Statement of R. E. Bryant, a deputy sheriff of El Paso County, Texas, ca. 1902



 

Scrapbook Material

box folder
2 13 Miscellaneous, 1961-1966
14 Photograph of house and torn sheet with flag image, undated