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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondece

Financial Material

Newspapers

Printed Material

Reports

Magazines

Maps

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

William Stalls:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1963-2004 and undated at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Stalls, William
Title: William Stalls Papers,
Dates: 1963-2004 and undated
Abstract: The papers of William Stalls, dating from 1963-2004, contains comprehensive statistics, reports, and financial/economic information on the cattle industry in the Texas Panhandle, particularly regarding the EXCEL Corporation and Missouri Beef Packers. The most complete sections of the collection are pricing records tracing beef prices and costs from the late 1970s through the 1980s. Also includes business correspondence, memos, and information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding the proper regulations of the beef industry, as well as a few academic reports on South Plains Agriculture.
Collection # S 1759.1
Quantity: 4 boxes (2 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

William D. Stalls (Texas Tech, class of 1949), was a cattle buyer for over 25 years in the Texas Panhandle. In 1968 he helped start the Missouri Beef Packers (MBP), which later became Excel Packing Company, with plants in Friona and Plainview, and later became Meat Solutions, a subsidiary of Cargill. He also bought cattle for Aztec Cattle Company (Hereford, Texas), after retiring from Excel. Following his retirement he lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife, Thala Foster Stalls. During the course of his work he acquired a large amount of material related to the cattle industry in West Texas. Mr Stalls passed away on August 30, 2011.

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Scope and Content

Includes comprehensive statistics, reports, and financial/economic information on the cattle industry in the Texas Panhandle, particularly regarding the EXCEL Corporation and Missouri Beef Packers. The most complete sections of the collection are pricing records tracing beef prices and costs from the late 1970s through the 1980s. Also includes business correspondence, memos, and information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding the proper regulations of the beef industry, as well as a few academic reports on South Plains Agriculture.

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Organization

The collection is organized alphabetically.

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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)
Stalls, William, 1924-2011
Subjects (Organizations)
Aztec Cattle Company
Excel Packing Company
Missouri Beef Packers
Texas Cattle Feeders Association
Subjects (Places)
United States--New Mexico
United States--Texas--Bovina
United States--Texas--Friona
United States--Texas--Hereford
Subjects
United States--Texas--Cattle Industry
Texas-Oklahoma Meat Industry

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Related Material

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

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Stalls Papers, 1963-2004 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
2011-00173-B

Gift, 2011

Processed by

Robert Weaver and Nicholas Wallace, 2012

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Collection Inventory

 

Correspondece

box folder
1 1 Business Correspondence, 1970 to 1973
2 Business Correspondence, Memos and Related Materials, 1968 to 1975
3 Miscellaneous Letter (Thai?), 1987

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Financial Material

box folder
1 4 Aztec Cattle Company Sale Invoices, 1993
5 Bank Statements and Checks, 1966 to 1992
6 Benefit Information, 1976 to 1977
7 Blank Invoices, undated
8 Buyer's Profit or Loss Per Head 1966 to 1974
9 EXCEL Expenses, Production Statistics, Profit/Loss Statements, 1972, 1989 to 1990
10 EXCEL and MBXL Financial Reports and Related Materials, 1982 to 1990
11 EXCEL and MBXL Purchase Confirmations and Cattle Buyer's Report, 1974 to 1985
12 Live Cattle Purchase Records, 1990
13 Loan Contract and Payments, 1993
14 Lot Ownership and Feed Yard Invoices, 1975 to 1977
15 MBXL Corp. Blank and Miscellaneous Financial Files, 1973 to 1987 and undated
16 Miscellaneous Cost Estimates, Statistics, and Related Materials, 1974 to 1990 and undated
17 Notebooks and Receipts, June to December 1967
18 Profit/Loss Reports, 1979 to 1981
19 Profit and Loss, Year-to-Date Summaries, 1980 to 1981
20 Stock Options and Related Memos, 1968 to 1976
21 Weekly Profit and Loss Reports, 1981 to 1982

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Newspapers

box folder
1 22 Newspaper Clippings (photocopied), 1968 to 1984

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Printed Material

box folder
1 23 Beef Sale and Assessment, 1980 to 1992 and undated
24 Blank Cost and Pricing Forms, undated
25 Buyer Estimates, 1986 to 1987
26 Cattle Buyer's Analysis, 1981 to 1990
27 Cattle Feed Yard Statistics and Comparisons, February to November 1991
28 Company Organization and Phone List, 1982 and undated
29 Cooler Data, 1986 to 1987
box folder
2 1 Department of Agriculture Reports and Statistics, 1967 to 1987 and undated
2 EXCEL Corp. Charts and Graphs, 1982 to 1990
3 EXCEL Corp. Buyer-Production Meeting Files, 1974 to 1987 and undated
4 EXCEL Corp. Directories, Driver Records, Memos, etc., 1985 to 1990 and undated
5 EXCEL "Inside Round-Up" Newsletter, 1988
6 Estimated Cattle on Feed, undated
7 Fab Data, 1968 to 1987
8 Handbooks and Map, October 1973 and undated
9 Live Animal Evaluation, 1986 to 1987
10 Livestock Market Reports, 1970
11 Marketing and Promotional Publications, 1966 to 1994 and undated
12 Market Report Maps and Pamphlets, 1970 to 1981
13 Meat Reports, undated
14 Miscellaneous Newspapers and Articles, 1968 to 1986 and undated
15 Miscellaneous Personal Papers, 1980 to 2004
16 MBPXL Sales Receipts, Kill Costs, and Related Material March 1967 to April 1976
17 Missouri Beef Packers, Inc. Buyer Counts, Grading, and Performance Analysis, 1970 to 1990
18 Press Releases, 1971 to 1974
19 Ranch Reports and Related Material, 1982 to 1989
20 Slaughter Data, 1986 to 1987
21 Texas Brands, undated
22 Texas Cattle Feeder Association Newsletter, 3 October 1986 to December 1990
23 Texas Cattle Feeder Association Newsletter, 27 December 1991 to 30 December 1994

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Reports

box folder
2 24 "Analysis of Direct Selling Methods Employed by Texas Panhandle Cattle Feedlots, Riethmayer, Robert, May 1972
25 "Liver Condemnation," Johnsrud, Jeff, February 1988
26 National Live Stock and Meat Board Annual Reports and Research, 1966 to 1972
27 Texas-Oklahoma Meat Industry, 1963 to 1967 and undated
28 USDA Cattle on Feed Report, 28 July 1989 to 26 October 1990

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Magazines

box folder
3 1 "Cargill News," 1983 to 1989
2 "Cattle Feeders Annual," 1973 to 2003
3 Miscellaneous Magazines, 1968 to 1997
4 "New Mexico Agriculture Statistics," 1981
5 "The Finishing Touch," Ball, Charles 1992

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Maps

box folder
4 1 TCFA Member Feed Yards Maps, 1989 to 1994

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