Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Knowlton, Jim:

An Inventory of the Jim Knowlton Papers, 1913-1996, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Knowlton, Jim
Title: Jim Knowlton Papers,
Dates: 1913-1996 and undated
Abstract: The collection consists of family and genealogical records, financial records, government interaction records, KMF dispersal, legal documents, and miscellaneous printed and oversized materials.
Collection # S 1750.1
Quantity: 3 boxes (3 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Jim Knowlton graduated from Texas Technological College in 1960 and took over operation of the Knowlton Dairy. Jim Knowlton's grandfather Ed Knowlton, whose father was a trail driver named Rufus Knowlton, founded the Knowlton creamery in 1908 with twenty cows he had bought on credit. At the time Jim started, there were 100 head of cattle and sixty milkers, a number which he increased to 600 head of cattle with 300 in the milking herd by 1966. Lloyd Knowlton, Jim's father, also worked for the family business and owned much of the land Jim leased in order to increase the size of the operation.


Scope and Content

The collection consists of family and genealogical records, financial records, government interaction records, KMF dispersal, legal documents, and miscellaneous printed and oversized materials relating to the history of Knowlton Creamery and its attendant farm.


 

Organization

The collection is organized alphabetically by series, then folder title, then date as appropriate.

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)
Knowlton, Jim
Subjects (Organizations)
Knowlton’s Creamery
Knowlton Dairy
Subjects (Places)
San Antonio (Tex.)
Subjects
Cattle--Texas
Dairy farmers--Texas
Dairy products industry
Family farms

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jim Knowlton Papers, 1913-1996 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
2011-0142-B

Gift, 2011

Processed by

Santosh Yadav, 2013


Collection Inventory

 

Family Records

box folder
1 1 Business Cards, undated
2 Family Tree, undated
3 Family Memorabilia, undated
4 Flight records, undated
5 Guest Book, 1965-1970
6 Miscellaneous photographs, undated
7 Nominee for 1966 Hoblitzelle award, undated



 

Finances

box folder
1 8 Banking Documents, 1980-1992
9 Balance sheets, 1948-49



 

Government Interactions

box folder
1 10 Raw milk ordinance papers, 1977-78
11 Senate Correspondence, 1968-78
12 Senate Correspondence, 1978-79



 

KMF Dispersal

box folder
1 13 Financial, undated
14 Printed Material, 1979



 

Legal Documents

box folder
1 15 Deeds and Titles, 1913-34
16 Deeds and Titles, 1935-49
17 Deeds and Titles, 1940-44
18 Deeds and Titles, 1945-49
19 Deeds and Titles, 1950-59
20 Deeds and Titles, 1960-64
21 Deeds and Titles, 1965-69
22 Deeds and Titles, 1970-74
23 Deeds and Titles, 1975-79



 

Printed Materials

box folder
1 24 Newspaper clippings and Awards, 1964-82
25 Newspaper clippings and Awards, 1966-83
26 Knowlton’s farm promotional materials, 1971-80
27 Knowlton’s farm promotional materials, 1976-80
box folder
2 1 Knowlton’s farm promotional materials, 1976-80
2 Knowlton’s farm promotional materials, 1971-96
3 Family awards and publications, undated



 

Oversize Materials

box folder
3 1 Loose book of remembrance materials, undated
2 book of remembrance materials, undated
box folder
4 1 Ledger, undated
box folder
5 1 Ledger, undated