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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Agriculture of Midland County

Archeology

Architecture of Midland

Baby Jessica

Midlands Black History

Brown - Dorsey House

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

Midland Churches

Midland Citizens

Citizens of Midland (Articles Containing More Than One Individual)

City of Midland

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

Commemorative/Confederate Air force Museum

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

Confederate Veterans of Midland County

Early History of Midland

Schools of Midland

Entertainment

Fourth of July and Patriotic Events

Fairview Cemetery

General Articles about Midland

Historical Markers

Homes (Lancaster, Scarborough, Lineberg, and Others)

Hospitals/Hospice/Health

Midland College (Old and New)

Midland County

Midland County Historical Museum

Midland County Historical Society and Midland County Historical Commission

Midland Fire Department

Midland Public Library

Midland Post Office

Midland Centennial 1885-1985

Museum of the Southwest

Petroleum Museum/ Oil Industry

Petroleum/Oil

Ranching

Retirement Facilities

Sports/Athletics

Transportation

Midland Weather

Wildlife

Haley Library Newspaper

Maps

General Information/ Essays about midland/ Early Day Midland

Camber of commerce Information

Magazines

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

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

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

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

Town and Country Magazine - October, 1976

"Ultra" - July 1982

Chaparral (Magazine)

Objectives for Midland - 1967

Midland Chamber of Commerce Annual Report - 1985

Midland High School Ex-Students' Association Directory - 1996

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

"Ladies First and Others who Served" - 1976

First Presbyterian Church Directory - 1988

First United Methodist Church - Midland, TX

"A Blacksmiths Aero plane" - By Mary Beth Pliska

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

"Land of the High Sky" - John Howard Griffin

Two Calendars - 1985; Getting Around Midland

Midland Newspaper Covers - 1

Midland Newspaper Covers - 2

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

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.

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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.

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Organization

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

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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)
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.)

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Related Material

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

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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

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Collection Inventory

 
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1 1 Agriculture of Midland County

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box folder
1 2 Archeology

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box folder
1 3 Architecture of Midland

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Baby Jessica

box folder
1 4 1988
5 Magazines

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box folder
1 6 Midlands Black History

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box folder
1 7 Brown - Dorsey House

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

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box folder
1 9 Midland Churches

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Midland Citizens

box folder
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

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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

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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

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"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

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