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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

University of Texas Arlington

Joyce Gibson Roach Historical Research Collection:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Roach, Joyce Gibson.
Title: Joyce Gibson Roach Historical Research Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1916-2004
Bulk Dates: 1993-2004
Abstract: Joyce Gibson Roach, teacher, folklorist, author, was born in Cleburne, Texas in 1935. She grew up in Jacksboro, graduating from Jacksboro High School in 1954. Roach holds bachelors and masters degrees from Texas Christian University and did post-graduate work at the University of North Texas. Roach taught in Fort Worth and Keller ISDs, and has been an adjunct faculty member at TCU. Her numerous awards for non-fiction works include three Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America and the Carr P. Collins prize from the Texas institute of Letters. Roach is a Fellow in the Texas Folklore Society, Texas State Historical Association, and the Clements Center for Southwestern Studies at Southern Methodist University, and is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters. This collection is comprised of materials that Roach collected on her home town of Jacksboro, Texas; the 50th reunion of the Jacksboro High School Class of 1954; and research and original materials collected for her book, Wild Rose: A Folk History of a Cross Timbers Settlement, Keller, Texas.
Identification: Unprocessed mss. 2008-29
Extent: 2 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Biographical Note

Joyce Gibson Roach, teacher, folklorist, author, was born in Cleburne, Texas in 1935. She grew up in Jacksboro, graduating from Jacksboro High School in 1954. Roach holds bachelors and masters degrees from Texas Christian University and did post-graduate work at the University of North Texas. Roach taught in Fort Worth and Keller ISDs, and has been an adjunct faculty member at TCU. Her numerous awards for non-fiction works include three Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America and the Carr P. Collins prize from the Texas institute of Letters. Roach is a Fellow in the Texas Folklore Society, Texas State Historical Association, and the Clements Center for Southwestern Studies at Southern Methodist University, and is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, photographs, ledgers, newspaper clippings, printed materials, maps, ephemera. This collection is comprised of materials that Roach collected on her home town of Jacksboro, Texas; the 50th reunion of the Jacksboro High School Class of 1954; and research and original materials collected for her book, Wild Rose: A Folk History of a Cross Timbers Settlement, Keller, Texas.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Roach, Joyce Gibson--Archives.
Subjects
Jacksboro High School (Jacksboro, Tex.).
Places
Jacksboro (Tex.)--History.
Keller (Tex.)--History.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Joyce Gibson Roach, 2008.

Citation

Joyce Gibson Roach Historical Research Collection, Unprocessed mss. 2008-29, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift, 2008.

Accessioned as number 2008-29.

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