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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Manuscripts

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

History of Engineering Programs:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1904-1976, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University
Title: History of Engineering Programs Records,
Dates: 1904-1976
Abstract: The collection contains miscellaneous photographs and correspondence dealing with the cotton industry, as well as images of the Blankenship Family.
Collection # U 89.1
Quantity: 1 box and 1 oversized folder (0.6 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

There is little biographical information on this collection other than it was donated courtesy of T. Lindsay Baker. In one of the correspondence, W. S. Chennault explains that he worked for Western Union from 1920-1962 and discusses the background of the six telegraph lines from Sweetwater. The other correspondence, this time from John A. Focht, suggests doing a survey of the Camp Verde area to collect biographies and memoirs of the older engineers in the state.

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Scope and Content

The collection is made up of miscellaneous photographs, correspondence and a felt covered scrapbook with the Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College logo on it. The majority of the photographs deal with the cotton industry. The scrapbook consists of images of the Blankenship family.

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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 (People)
Chennault, W. S.
Focht, John A.
Subjects (Organizations)
Western Union Telegraph Company--History
Subjects
Cotton--Photographs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

History of Engineering Programs Records, 1904-1976, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gift, 1978

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, 2004

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Collection Inventory

 

Manuscripts

box folder
1 1 Correspondence, 1974-1976
2 Cotton Harvesting News Clippings and Photographs, 1904-1974
Photo 1- Unlabeled image of men by carts filled with cotton, undated
Photo 2- Unlabeled image of cars and carts filled with cotton, undated
Photo 3- Unlabeled image of view down onto carts filled with cotton and men with machinery, undated
Photo 4- J. D. Cotton Stripper, LCHC, undated
item
Photo 5- Unlabeled image of two men on machinery, undated
Photo 6- Lubbock's First Gin where compress now stands, Lubbock, Texas, by Daniel Studios (1 negative), December 1904
Photo 7- Unlabeled image of suited men before a train with a banner that reads "1,200 Bales of Cotton biggest individual shipment to a co-op in U. S. from Ellwood Farms, Lubbock, to Texas Farm Bureau Cotton Assn." Photo by Brown Studio, undated
item
Photo 8- One of the new "Friend Cotton Harvesters" at Lubbock. G. O. Reeves, Lubbock, Texas (2 duplicate images), undated
Photo 9- Unlabeled image of an unidentified man by bales of cotton (5 duplicate images), undated
Photo 10- Unlabeled image of bales of cotton surrounding an unidentified building and windmill, undated
Photo 11- Unlabeled early image of trucks and horse-drawn wagons filled with cotton, undated
Photo 12- Cotton sled, Lubbock, Texas, undated
Photo 13- Alton Brazell with 1910-1911 Cotton Clipper, LCHC at Shallowater, photo by Gerry Burton, AJ, January 1974
Photo 14- John Deere Cotton Stripper, photo by Gerry Burton, January 1974
Photo 15- Close up Friendly Cotton Stripper at Prec. 4 Maintenance Shop, photo Gerry Burton, AJ, January 1974
Photo 16- Unlabeled image of bales of cotton surrounding an unidentified building and windmill (2 duplicate images), undated
box folder
1 3 Photographs, 1974-1978 and undated
Photo 17- Unidentified men with dissected cow, labeled "1st class BSA and N," (1 print, 1 negative), undated
Photo 18- Unidentified man writing at desk (1 print, 1 negative), undated
Photo 19- Unidentified man with dinosaur bones (1 print, 1 negative), undated
Photo 20- Bust of an unidentified man (1 print, 1 negative), undated
Photo 21- Inoculation of cow's ear, undated
Photo 22- Inoculation of cow's ear, undated
Photo 23- Unidentified man threading cotton, undated
Photo 24- Unidentified man threading cotton, undated
Photo 25- Unidentified man with rolls of cotton, undated
Photo 26- Unidentified man testing cotton strength, undated
Photo 27- Unidentified man with cotton, undated
Photo 28- Unidentified man with machinery that is spooling cotton, undated
Photo 29- Windmill- ¼ mile south of County Line Community in Lubbock County, Nelson Farm, photo by Gerry Burton, AJ, January 1974
Photo 30- Turkeys in fenced yard with cows, pigs and horses, undated
Photo 31- Chickens- "A poultry scene-- Lubbock County. Two poultry packing plants here. Lubbock Chamber of Commerce," undated
Photo 32- Unlabeled scene of people and horses by the entrance of "W. H. Vaughn Livery and Feed Stable," and back of photo labeled "Vanderschels' Studio," undated
Photo 33- Unlabeled scene of cattle in pens, undated
Photo 34- Unlabeled scene of cattle in pens, undated
Photo 35-Unlabeled scene of cattle in pens, undated
Photo 36- Unlabeled scene of cattle in pens, undated
Photo 37- Unlabeled scene of cattle grazing in field, undated
Photo 38- Unlabeled scene of field of (sun?) flowers, undated
Photo 39- Unlabeled scene of field of (sun?) flowers, undated
Photo 40- Unlabeled scene of sacks of onions in field, undated
Photo 41- Unlabeled scene of sacks of onions in field, undated
Photo 42- Unlabeled scene of sacks of onions in field, undated
Photo 43- Unlabeled scene of Hereford cattle in field, undated
Photo 44- Unlabeled scene of Hereford cattle in field, undated
Photo 45- Unlabeled scene of Hereford cattle in field, undated
Photo 46- "Horse drawn manure spreader (Galloway) vintage 1900-1919, Mark Field Ranch, Lake Victor, Texas, Burnet County, undated
Photo 47- "Horse drawn manure spreader (Galloway) vintage 1900-1919, Mark Field Ranch, Lake Victor, Texas, Burnet County, undated
Photo 48- "Horse drawn manure spreader (Galloway) vintage 1900-1919, Mark Field Ranch, Lake Victor, Texas, Burnet County, undated
Photo 49- "Horse drawn manure spreader (Galloway) vintage 1900-1919, Mark Field Ranch, Lake Victor, Texas, Burnet County, undated
Photo 50- "Horse drawn manure spreader (Galloway) vintage 1900-1919, Mark Field Ranch, Lake Victor, Texas, Burnet County, undated
Photo 51- Windcharger in Ray West Farm, 4 mi east of New Deal, Texas, undated
Photo 52- Cars parked by windmill and unidentified house, undated
Photo 53- Unidentified bull, undated
Photo 54- Unidentified bull, undated
Photo 55- Three unidentified men showing bulls in unidentified auditorium, sign in background says "Tuborg Beer Room," undated
Photo 56- Two unidentified men by tractor in field, undated
Photo 57- Close up of cooked beef being sliced, undated
Photo 58- Tech Meat Lab: Two unidentified men with hanging slabs of meat, undated
Photo 59- Close up of bug on flower bud, undated
Photo 60- Longhorn cow and calf, undated
Photo 61- Longhorn bull, labeled "Courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department" and "Longhorn cattle by Hope," undated
Photo 62- Longhorn bull, labeled "Courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department" and "Longhorn cattle by Hope," undated
Photo 63- Two men on horseback with longhorn cattle, labeled "Courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department," undated
Photo 64- Longhorn bull, labeled "Courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department," undated
Photo 65- Irrigation of field and three unidentified men by stalks of corn (1 contact sheet, 9 negatives), undated
Photo 66- Unidentified man, undated
Photo 67- Unidentified man looking at dinosaur display (1 negative), undated
Photo 68- Rodeo scenes, labeled "Gene Brothers" (6 negatives), undated
Photo 69- "All School Rodeo" (30 negatives), March 13, 1978
Photo 70- Unidentified men with horse remunda and bronc riding, labeled "Hinson" (23 negatives), undated
Photo 71- Old unidentified machinery, labeled "Mr. Griggs and Mr. Brazell" (6 negatives), undated
Photo 72- Old unidentified machinery, labeled "Mr. Griggs and Mr. Brazell," undated
Photo 73- Old unidentified machinery, labeled "Mr. Griggs and Mr. Brazell," undated
Photo 74- Old unidentified machinery, labeled "Mr. Griggs and Mr. Brazell," undated
Photo 75- Old unidentified machinery, labeled "Mr. Griggs and Mr. Brazell," undated
Photo 76- Old unidentified machinery, labeled "Mr. Griggs and Mr. Brazell," undated
Photo 77- Old unidentified machinery, labeled "Mr. Griggs and Mr. Brazell," undated
Photo 78- Old unidentified machinery, labeled "Mr. Griggs and Mr. Brazell," undated
Photo 79- Unlabeled image of a "J Cisneros" drawing of a Spaniard on horseback, undated
Photo 80- Unlabeled image of three unidentified women weaving on looms, undated
Photo 81- Unlabeled image of people in horse-drawn covered wagons, undated undated
box folder
1 4 Scrapbook: Blankenship Family, . Maroon felt cover with "Mechanica College of Texas Agricul" on cover. Parts of the felt letters are missing. Several pages of the scrapbook are loose from the binding. Includes various family images. The college images were taken at Texas A & M and includes football and band scenes. Includes several loose, typed fragile pages of what appears to be a book, mostly of family biographical information and a dedication page. The author is not named but does identifies his/her father as Andrew Wesley Blankenship. 1913-1928
Photo 82- Loose from scrapbook, unidentified aerial view, undated
Photo 83- Loose from scrapbook, group portrait of three people, the photo is labeled on back in an unreadable handwriting except for "Blankenship 1950," undated
Photo 84- Loose from scrapbook, two unidentified women seated on a porch, undated
Photo 85- Loose from scrapbook, three people with dog- "Doyle, Wallace, Bessie and Trixie (dog)," undated
Loose item- First Annual Commencement Program, Texas Technological College, 1927
Loose item- Concert Tech Band and Orchestra, H. LeMaire, Director, December 8, 1927
Loose item- Opening Fourth Annual Session, Texas Technological College, September 21-30, 1928
Loose item- Second Annual Commencement Program, Texas Technological College, 1928 1928
folder
1 Oversized Folder
Photo 86- Three persons inside Thornhill Drug Company, 1103 Avenue G, Lubbock, Texas, (?) 1928
Photo 87- James G. Thornhill, co-owner of Thornhill Drug, and Harry LeMaire, Tech Band Director. Both are leaning against a car, 1926
Photo 88- Unidentified women sewing large piles of white fabric, undated
Photo 89- Unidentified room filled with textile machines, probably cotton, undated
Photo 90- Textile machines with spools of thread, undated
Photo 91- Textile machines with spools of thread, undated
Photo 92- Textile machines with rolled cotton, undated
Photo 93- Textile machines with coils of cotton, undated
Photo 94- Textile machines smoothing out cotton into a thin roll, undated
Photo 95- Textile machines with coils of cotton, undated
Photo 96- Textile machines, undated
Photo 97- Textile machine with cotton, undated
Photo 98- Textile machines, undated
Photo 99- Textile machines with threads of cotton, undated
Photo 100- Textile machines with coils of cotton, undated
Photo 101- Textile machines, undated
Photo 102- Unidentified peole in some sort of auction or stock market like setting, undated

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