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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Collection Topics

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence, 1959-1970

Financial, 1927-1980

Legal, 1935-1987

Political, 1951-1971

State Parks, 1957-1965

Insurance, 1936-1986

Historical Society, 1955-1988

West Texas Chamber of Commerce, 1948-1973

Edwin Dyess, 1943-1958

Louise Hamilton Hill, 1870-1995

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

J. Carter King Jr.:

An inventory of His Papers, 1870-1995 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator King, J. Carter Jr.
Title: J. Carter King, Jr., Papers,
Dates: 1870-1995 and undated
Abstract: The collection consists of personal, business and political papers of J. Carter King Jr. from 1870-1995 and undated.
Collection # S 1703.1
Quantity: 5 boxes and 10 Ledgers (7.5 linear feet)
Repository Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

J. Carter King Jr. was born in Dallas, Texas December 29, 1911 and died January 16, 2002. He was elected mayor of Albany, Texas in 1942 but resigned to serve in the United States Army January 21, 1944 – November 3, 1945. Upon returning to Albany he was re-elected. Additionally, he served as president of the Albany Independent School District board of trustees beginning in 1953, was appointed to the State Parks Board in 1957, served as president of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce, was named Top West Texan in 1961 and owned both an insurance firm and the Shackelford County Abstract Company as well as being involved in cattle ranching and oil business.

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Scope and Content

The bulk of the collection consists of materials relating to J. Carter’s time in the State Parks Board, his political activities and his insurance business as well as material consisting of legal and financial documents relating to the Shackelford County Abstract Company, the Fort Griffin Fandangle, correspondence and two folders relating to Edwin Dyess and the Dyess Air Force Base. Additionally the collection includes cash books, ledgers and scrapbook material pertaining to the financial, legal and social activities of J. Carter King's grandfather, Louis Hamilton Hill of Albany, Texas.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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Collection Topics

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (persons)
King, J. Carter Jr.
Hill, Louis Hamilton
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas State Parks Board
Subjects (Places)
Albany (Tex.)--History
Shackelford County (Tex.)--History
Albany, Texas Business
Subjects
Albany (Tex.)--Economic conditions

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Related Material

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

  • Hill, Louis Hamilton, Papers, 1883-1947

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

J. Carter King, Jr., Papers, 1870-1995 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
2004-0189-B

Gifts, 2004

Processed by

John Perrin, March 2006

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Collection Inventory

 

Correspondence, 1959-1970

box folder
1 1 to J. Carter King Jr. from Mr. Dowe H. Mayfield, 1970
2 Oil drilling correspondence, 1959

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Financial, 1927-1980

box folder
1 3 Cassidy Commission Co. cattle sales, 1955-1956
4 Shackelford County Abstract Company Stock, 1927-1980

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Legal, 1935-1987

box folder
1 5 Assignment of oil and gas lease, 1950
6 Correction Warranty Deed, 1947
7 Division order: Pride Pipeline Company, 1973
8 Division order: Ruby Hill King estate, 1973-1976
9 Divorce papers: J. Carter and Dixie King 1957
10 Separation agreement: J. Carter and Dixie Chauncey King, 1957
11 Grass lease materials and correspondence 1957-1983
12 W. L. Hill estate grass lease, L. H. Hill estate power of attorney 1956-1987
13 Land dedication to Albany from Joe, Ollie and Proctor Clarke, 1957
14 Lease rental receipt, 1976
15 Mechanic’s lien, deed of trust, real estate note, poll tax, voter registration and notice of appointment, 1935-1970
16 Quit-claim deed, 1950
17 Release of vendor's lien, 1947
18 Shackelford County Abstract Company Records: abstract materials and correspondence, 1967
19 Subordination of lien, 1951
20 Warranty deed and release of vendor's lien, 1949-1950

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Political, 1951-1971

box folder
1 21 Barry Goldwater campaign materials, 1964
22 Barry Goldwater campaign material and voting results, 1965
23 Democratic County and State convention materials and correspondence, State and National campaign materials, 1956
24 Democratic convention correspondence, 1964
25 Democratic State convention correspondence and clippings, 1960
26 Democratic County convention minutes, 1964
27 Democratic Precinct and State conventions materials, 1956-1958
28 Democratic conventions, 1958
29 Democratic conventions, 1966
30 Democratic State convention 1966
31 The Leaders of Texas, 1967
31 Inauguration, 1959
31 Tax Study and Proposal for Texas Undated
32 The Men Who Lead Texas, 1963
33 Abilene Reporter-News May 29, 1959
33 Fort Worth Star-Telegram May 23, 1956
34 Abilene Reporter-News April 28, 1964
34 Democratic Reporter September and October, 1957
34 Democratic Reporter June and April, 1958
34 Congressional Courier April 11, 1963
35 Abilene Reporter-News October 29, 1962
35 Abilene Reporter-News May 23, 1956
36 Abilene Reporter-News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram October, September and August, 1956
37 Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Abilene Reporter-News and Waco News-Tribune November 7, 1956
38 Omar Burleson correspondence, 1971
38 Democratic Convention materials, 1964
39 Omar Burleson campaign materials and correspondence, 1964
40 Omar Burleson campaign materials and correspondence, 1966-1969
41 Political articles and correspondence 1951-1968
42 Houston Post, Abilene Reporter-News and Dallas morning news June, 1964
42 Fort Worth Star-Telegram May, 1964
43 Texas Government Almanac and Business Guide, 1963
44 Texas Inaugural Souvenir Program, 1969

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State Parks, 1957-1965

box folder
1 45 Annual Financial Report of the State Parks Board, 1961
46 Annual Financial Report of the State Parks Board, 1962
47 Budget Request: Texas State Parks Board August 13, 1962
48 Confederate Information Markers 1963
49 December Board Meeting, Carter King III Scholarship correspondence and Insurance correspondence, 1959-1960
50 Longhorn Caverns State Park Improvement material and correspondence, 1961
box folder
2 1 Newspaper clippings, correspondence etc relating to Resolution HB21, 1963
2 Padre Island A 1959-1962
3 Padre Island B 1959-1962
4 Palo Duro Canyon State Park Sunday Creek Dam materials and correspndence, 1961
5 Recreation Report Undated
6 State Parks Board Oath of Office, 1957
7 State Parks Board, 1957
8 State Park improvement materials, articles, correspondence, 1965
9 State Parks Board correspondence and articles, 1963
10 State Parks Finances and articles, 1963
11 State Parks Board appointment June 15, 1957
12 State Parks Finances and articles, 1963
13 State Parks Records, 1957-1958
14 Texas Game, Fish and Parks Department proposal (HB21), correspondence and articles, 1963
15 Texas Game, Fish and Parks Department articles, etc 1963
16 Texas Game, Fish and Parks Department materials, correspondence 1963
17 Texas State Parks and Tax policy reports, 1963
18 Texas State Parks research report May 25, 1962

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Insurance, 1936-1986

box folder
2 19 Agency Contract: AEtna Insurance Company 1936-1980
20 Agency Contract: Conn. Life Mutual Life Ins. Co, 1945-1948
21 Agency Contract: Elliot and Waldron 1942-1979
22 Agency Contract: Floyd West and Company, 1953-1961
23 Agency Contract: Great American Ins. Co, 1942-1957
24 Agency Contract: Gulf group companies 1946-1973
25 Agency Contract: The Hanover Ins. Co, 1961-1970
26 Agency Contract: The Home Ins. Co. and Indemnity, 1964
27 Agency Contract: Houston Fire and Casualty Co, 1961-1963
28 Agency Contract: Jefferson Standard Life Ins. Co, 1964-1969
29 Agency Contract: National Automobile and Casualty Insurance Company, 1952-1971
30 Agency Contract: Pan American Fire and Casualty Co, 1949-1962
31 Agency Contract: Republic National Life Insurance Co, 1957-1968
32 Agency Contract: Superior Insurance Company (Great Southern Life), 1948-1966
33 Agency Contract: Traders and General Insurance Co, 1942-1977
34 Agency Contract: Trinity Universal Insurance Company, 1942-1980
35 Agency Premium Services, Inc, 1975
36 American Foundation Life Insurance Company 1939-1978
37 Agency Contract: Bituminous Casualty Corp. and Bituminous Fire and Marine Insurance Company, 1964
38 J. Carter King Jr. Licenses and Power of Attorney 1936-1986
39 Notary Public and Insurance Certificates 1936-1945

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Historical Society, 1955-1988

box folder
3 1 Butterfield Overland Mail Centennial 1958
2 Fort Griffin Fandangle articles, 1955-1988
2 Brush Control Research on Rangeland, 1972
3 Historical Society Records 1965-1979
4 Texas State Historical Survey Committee, Statewide Historic Heritage Meeting, 1960-1965

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West Texas Chamber of Commerce, 1948-1973

box folder
3 5 Economic Survey of Shackelford County, 1948
6 Newspaper clippings, brochures and other materials relating to the West Texas Chamber of Commerce, misc. 1961-1973
7 Texas State Chamber of Commerce, sales tax 1960-1961
8 West Texas Chamber of Commerce Director's Handbook, 1961-1962

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Edwin Dyess, 1943-1958

box folder
3 9 Edwin Dyess Welcoming Event, J. Carter King Discharge Papers, 1943-1945
10 Dyess Air Force Base Designation, 1955-1958

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Louise Hamilton Hill, 1870-1995

Financial, 1870-1981
box folder
4 1 Baker Cummings Correspondence, 1932
2 Gas and Oil Royalties Voucher, 1973-1976
3 L. H. Hill Estate Bank Records, 1956-1981
4 L. H. Hill Estate Papers and Naniboujou club Brochure, 1927-1932
5 Mixed Materials (legal, financial, correspondence) pertaining to I. M. Ewing Estate, 1870-1936
6 Oil and Gas Payment records; Ruby Hill King, 1954-1959
7 Oil Royalty Receipts; L. H. Hill Estate Correspondence, 1942-1945
8 Statement of Account; L. H. Hill Estate, 1981
9 Stocks of Black Hawk Consolidated Mining Company, 1919-1940
10 Unbound Financial Ledger Pages, 1915-1944
Legal Material, 1918-1950
box folder
4 11 Assignment of Oil and Gas Lease, 1928
12 General Warranty Deed of Correction, 1924
13 L. H. Hill Deeds, maps and W. J. Malone Survey of Stephens County, 1918-1924
14 Release of Vendor's Lien, 1950
15 Warranty Deed, 1946
Artifacts, 1892-1932
box folder
4 16 Two wallets, check book, Rail and Theater passes club and personal cards, 1892-1894
17 Check book, First National Bank, Albany Tx, 1932
Scrapbook Materials, 1909-1947 and Undated
box folder
4 18 Baylor University Alumni Directory, 1909
18 Baylor University Gifts Received, 1938-1939
19 Christmas Card, Undated
20 Texas Brewer's Institute Pamphlet "Exposing Prohibition Propaganda", 1947
Insurance Material, 1962-1970
box folder
4 21 J. Carter King Sr. Insurance Records, 1965-1970
22 J. Carter King Sr. Insurance and Abstract Company Papers, 1962-1970
Ledgers, 1901-1995
box folder
4 23 Cash Book, 1928-1936
24 Cash Book, 1937
25 Ericksdale, 1937-1939
26 L. H. Hill Estate Ledger, 1920-1921
27 L. H. Hill Estate Ledger, 1931-1932
28 L. H. Hill Estate Ledger, 1932-1935
box folder
5 1 L. H. Hill Estate Ledger, 1936-1937
2 L. H. Hill Estate Ledger, 1937
3 L. H. Hill Estate Check Book, 1919-1927
4 L. H. Hill Estate Check Book, 1957-1995
5 L. H. Hill Private Ledger #1, 1907-1911
6 L. H. Hill Private Ledger #2, 1912-1915
7 Luders' Additions, 1901-1942
8 Well and Hill's Addition to Luders', 1933-1941
9 Shackelford County Abstract Company Ledger, 1919-1927
10 Shackelford County Abstract Company Cash Book, 1919-1927
ledger
1 Abstract Index, Undated
ledger
2 Mr. and Mrs. J Carter King Sr. Journal and Cash Book, 1957-1958
ledger
3 Lands Rendered for Taxation and Taxes Paid by Webb and Hill, 1925-1940
ledger
4 J. Carter King Jr. Insurance Records, 1938-1966
ledger
5 J. Carter King Sr. Land Records and Monthly Statements, 1920-1969
ledger
6 J. Carter King Sr. Cash Journal and Insurance Records, 1959-1972
ledger
7 Hill and Hill (Hill King and Hill) Financial Ledger, 1936-1938
ledger
8 J. Carter King Jr. Insurance Accounts Ledger, 1965-1968
ledger
9 Insurance Agency Cash Journal, 1965-1967
ledger
10 Cash Received Journal, 1969

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