Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Tanner Laine:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1880-1978 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Laine, Tanner
Title: Tanner Laine Papers,
Dates: 1880-1978 and undated
Abstract: The Tanner Laine papers consist of newspaper articles written by Laine as well as photographs taken by him. Several newspaper scrapbooks and slide images are also included.
Collection # S 1809.1
Quantity: 2 boxes (2 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Tanner Laine, a veteran reporter for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, covered West Texas news and the people of the South Plains from 1952 to his retirement on June 2, 1978. Mayor Dirk West proclaimed the day as ''Tanner Laine Day.''

Laine held a number of positions on the paper and for 12 years he was in charge of the regional desk. The stories and folklore that he collected ultimately wound up in five books that he authored. He also won several awards from the Associated Press, United Press International, and twice won old Texas Railroad Association's contest for Texas newspapermen. He also taught feature writing at Texas Tech University where he received his journalism degree. He claimed, ''I didn't use a textbook, I taught it from the heart.'

Laine grew up in Spur, Texas, and worked for the Texas Spur, the Dickens County Times, The Las Vegas (New Mexico) Optic and the Midland Reporter-Telegram before coming to Lubbock. He died July 12, 1990. Many of his columns are housed in the Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University and are available to interested persons.


Scope and Content

The Tanner Laine papers consist of newspaper articles written by Laine as well as photographs taken by him, primarily in a series entitled “Cowboy Faces,” which consists of several volumes. Several newspaper scrapbooks documenting his work and area of interest are included, as are slides of Lubbock, Texas areas of interest.


 

Organization

The collection is organized by the following series: Newspapers, Photographs, Printed Materials, Scrapbooks, and Slides.

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)
Laine, Tanner
Subjects (Organizations)
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Subjects (Places)
Lubbock (Tex.)
Subjects
Cowboys
Journalism--Texas--Lubbock
West Texas--History

Related Material

The Lubbock Texas Avalanche-Journal (newspaper)


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Tanner Laine Papers, 1880-1978 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
89-0288-B

Gift, 1989

Processed by

Griffin Smith, 2014


Collection Inventory

 

Newspapers

box folder
1 1 Bachelor Buttons, undated
2 Folk Medicine, Home Remedies, undated
3 Shoe Shine Boy, undated
4 Estacado, undated
5 Gus Lafoon, undated
6 Farmer Lick’s Bat Masterson, undated
7 Eggs Eggs Eggs, undated
8 Hurricane Deck of a Model T, undated
9 House of the Golden Windows, undated
10 Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, undated
11 Goin’ Broke Too Easy, undated
12 Saltlick and Saddles, undated
13 Cowboy on Roller Skates, undated
14 Cowboy and Dentist, undated
15 Sandstorms and Boy Names, undated
16 Medicine Mounds, undated
17 Kewpie Dolls, undated
18 "Avalanche" - Story of a Newspaper Name, undated
19 Cowboy "Outrassles" Turk, undated
20 Velocipedes, undated
21 Xmas 1880 - Matador Ranch, undated
22 "Too Nicey", undated
23 The Church Bell Ringer, undated
24 Coal Oil Lamp, Catclaws, undated
25 Spurs, Jingle, Jangle, Jingle, undated
26 Santa Claus Bank Robbery, undated
27 Holly Sadler - Tent Show, undated
28 Schumann Heink, undated
29 Temple Houston, undated
30 Moonrise and Moonshine, undated
31 Yes! Yes!!!, undated
32 Angels of Mercy , undated
33 Mollie Bailey Circus , undated
34 Buster Brown and Tige, undated
35 Chisolm Trail (D. Burns), undated
36 Frank Norfleet , undated
37 Water Witching, undated
38 Post Toasties and Condensed Milk, undated
39 Cowboy Catches Goose, undated
40 Grandpaddy's Wash in a No.2 Washtub, undated



 

Photographs

box folder
1 41 Cowboy Faces Vol.1 A, undated
42 Cowboy Faces Vol.1 B, undated
43 Cowboy Faces Vol.1 C, undated
44 Cowboy Faces Vol.1 D, undated
45 Cowboy Faces Vol.2 A, undated
46 Cowboy Faces Vol.2 B, undated
47 Cowboy Faces Vol.2 C, undated
48 Cowboy Faces Vol.2 D, undated
49 Cowboy Faces Vol.4 A, undated
50 Cowboy Faces Vol.4 B, undated
51 Cowboy Faces Vol.4 C, undated
52 Cowboy Faces Vol.4 D, undated
53 Cowboy Faces Vol.3 A, undated
54 Cowboy Faces Vol.3 B, undated



 

Printed Materials

box folder
1 55 Historical Calendar of the South Plains, undated



 

Scrapbooks

box folder
1 56 1973 Newspaper Scrapbook #1, 1973
57 1973 Newspaper Scrapbook #2, 1973
58 1962 Newspaper Scrapbook , 1962
59 1965 Newspaper Scrapbook, 1965
60 1967 Newspaper Scrapbook, 1967
61 1968 Newspaper Scrapbook, 1968
box folder
2 1 1971 Newspaper Scrapbook #1, 1971
2 1971 Newspaper Scrapbook #2, 1971
3 1963 Newspaper Scrapbook, 1963
4 1961 Newspaper Scrapbook, 1961
5 1965 Newspaper Scrapbook, 1965
6 1966 Newspaper Scrapbook, 1966
7 1966 Newspaper Scrapbook, A, 1966
8 1966 Newspaper Scrapbook, 6, 1966
9 1967 Newspaper Scrapbook #1 , 1967
10 1967 Newspaper Scrapbook #2, 1967
11 1969 Newspaper Scrapbook, 1969
12 1970 Newspaper Scrapbook #1, 1970
13 1970 Newspaper Scrapbook #2, 1970
14 1972 Newspaper Scrapbook #1, 1972
15 1970 Newspaper Scrapbook #2, 1970
16 1970 Newspaper Scrapbook #3, 1970
17 1973 Newspaper Scrapbook, 1973
18 1969 Newspaper Scrapbook, 1969
19 1973 Newspaper Scrapbook, 1973
20 1972 Newspaper Scrapbook #1, 1972
21 1972 Newspaper Scrapbook #2, 1972
22 1975 Newspaper Scrapbook, 1975
23 1964 Newspaper Scrapbook, 1964
24 1974 Newspaper Scrapbook, 1974
25 1974 Newspaper Scrapbooks, 1974
26 1965 Newspaper Scrapbook, 1965
27 1974 Newspaper Collection, 1974
28 1978 Newspaper Collection, 1978
29 1976 Newspaper Scrapbooks, 1976
30 1977 Newspaper Scrapbooks, 1977
31 1976 Newspaper Scrapbooks, 1976
32 1964 Newspaper Scrapbooks, 1964



 

Slides

box folder
2 33 Lubbock, Texas: Pictorial History Collection, 1880-1977 and Undated, Slides, Undated, Pictorial History, Tray 4, 1910-1920, Unnumbered, undated
34 Lubbock Lakeside Slideshow, Scotland 5721 B807 506-0, undated