Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Midland, Texas Files of Carolyn E. Sowell:

An Inventory of Her Papers, 1962-2000 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Sowell, Carolyn E., 1939-
Title: Midland, Texas Files of Carolyn E. Sowell Papers,
Dates: 1962-2000 and undated
Abstract: The collection magazines, learning tools, and related printed material collected or created by Carolyn E. Sowell.
Collection # S 1749.1
Quantity: 4 boxes and 1 folder (4 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Carolyn E. Sowell lived in Midland, Texas, from August 1961 until September 2008. She taught third grade students in the Midland public schools from 1961-1994. In part of the third grade curriculum, students were to develop and expand their knowledge of the city's history, people, culture, and economy. Since retirement, Ms. Sowell has continued to collect materials related to Midland. From 1973-2008, Ms. Sowell was a member of the Midland County Historical Society. In 1975, she was appointed by the Midland County Judge to serve on the Midland county Historical Commission which she served on until 2008 when she moved to Lubbock.


Scope and Content

The collection contains information about the people, culture, history and economy of Midland, Texas, including information about churches, businesses, Midland Centennial, Civil War Veterans grave locations, and the Chamber of Commerce, as well as magazines and learning tools collected and created by Carolyn E. Sowell.


 

Organization

The collection is organized alphabetically, and by the following subjects: Haley Library, Magazines, and Newspapers.

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)
Sowell, Carolyn E., 1939-
Subjects (Organizations)
J. Evetts Haley History Center
Subjects (Places)
Midland County (Tex.)--History
Texas--History, Local
Subjects
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Social aspects
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans
Petroleum--Texas--Midland County
Petroleum industry and trade--Permian Basin (Tex. and N.M.)

Related Material

Midland, Texas Files of Carolyn E. Sowell Papers, Artifacts, Maps, and Oversized Materials


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Midland, Texas Files of Carolyn E. Sowell Papers, 1962-1995 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
2008-0045-B

Gift, 2008

Processed by

Jessica Masters, 2010


Collection Inventory

 
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1 1 Agriculture of Midland County



 
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1 2 Archeology



 
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1 3 Architecture of Midland



 

Baby Jessica

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1 4 1988
5 Magazines



 
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1 6 Midlands Black History



 
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1 7 Brown - Dorsey House



 
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1 8 Businesses (Banks, Department Stores, Grocery Stores, and Others)



 
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1 9 Midland Churches



 

Midland Citizens

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1 10 A-K
11 L-Z



 
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1 12 Citizens of Midland (Articles Containing More Than One Individual)



 
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1 13 City of Midland



 
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1 14 Clubs/Organizations (Jr. League; Lions; Rotary; Women's; and Others)



 
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1 15 Commemorative/Confederate Air force Museum



 
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1 16 Communities of Midland County (Greenwood, Prairie Lee, and Valley View)



 
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1 17 Confederate Veterans of Midland County



 
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1 18 Early History of Midland



 
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2 1 Schools of Midland



 
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2 2 Entertainment



 
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2 3 Fourth of July and Patriotic Events



 
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2 4 Fairview Cemetery



 
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2 5 General Articles about Midland



 
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2 6 Historical Markers



 
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2 7 Homes (Lancaster, Scarborough, Lineberg, and Others)



 
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2 8 Hospitals/Hospice/Health



 
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2 9 Midland College (Old and New)



 
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2 10 Midland County



 
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2 11 Midland County Historical Museum



 
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2 12 Midland County Historical Society and Midland County Historical Commission



 
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2 13 Midland Fire Department



 
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2 14 Midland Public Library



 
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2 15 Midland Post Office



 
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2 16 Midland Centennial 1885-1985



 
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2 17 Museum of the Southwest



 
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2 18 Petroleum Museum/ Oil Industry



 
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2 19 Petroleum/Oil



 
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3 1 Ranching



 
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3 2 Retirement Facilities



 
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3 3 Sports/Athletics



 
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3 4 Transportation



 
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3 5 Midland Weather



 
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3 6 Wildlife



 

Haley Library Newspaper

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3 7 Clippings
8 Newsletters- Opening Day, 1976 - 1996
9 Newsletters- 1997-2007
10 Event Invitations
11 Publications of Haley's Library



 
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3 12 Maps



 
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3 13 General Information/ Essays about midland/ Early Day Midland



 
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3 14 Camber of commerce Information



 
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3 15 Magazines



 
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3 16 "Why Midland?" - A Teaching Unit by Carolyn E. Sowell



 
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4 1 "The Cowboy" - A Teaching Unit by Carolyn E. Sowell



 
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4 2 "Colorful Mind" - A Coloring Book by Carolyn E. Sowell



 
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4 3 "Stones Unturned" - A Collection of Midland County's Civil War Veterans by Carolyn E. Sowell



 
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4 4 Town and Country Magazine - October, 1976



 
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4 5 "Ultra" - July 1982



 
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4 6 Chaparral (Magazine)



 
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4 7 Objectives for Midland - 1967



 
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4 8 Midland Chamber of Commerce Annual Report - 1985



 
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4 9 Midland High School Ex-Students' Association Directory - 1996



 
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4 10 "The Midlander" Magazine - October 1982, November 1982, May 1985



 
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4 11 "Ladies First and Others who Served" - 1976



 
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4 12 First Presbyterian Church Directory - 1988



 

First United Methodist Church - Midland, TX

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4 13 Directory - 1988
14 Directory - 1885-1985



 
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4 15 "A Blacksmiths Aero plane" - By Mary Beth Pliska



 
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4 16 " Justly the Pride of her Citizenship" Architecture of Midland to 1948 by Alisanne Toomey



 

"Land of the High Sky" - John Howard Griffin

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4 17 Book
18 Condensed Version, Ch. 1-9



 
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4 19 Two Calendars - 1985; Getting Around Midland



 
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4 20 Midland Newspaper Covers - 1



 
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4 21 Midland Newspaper Covers - 2



 
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4 22 Midland Reporter - Telegram City of Midland - 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1985, 1987, 1995