University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Roy Bedichek Papers, 1897-1959

Descriptive Summary

Creator Bedichek, Roy, 1878-1959.
Title Roy Bedichek Papers
Dates: 1897-1959
Abstract Roy Bedichek (1878-1959) was a naturalist, educator, writer, and director of the University (of Texas) Interscholastic League from 1914-1948. Papers document his studies of ornithology, botany, wildlife, and conservation, history and philosophy and include literary productions, correspondence, and business records.
Accession No.: 67-041; 70-016; 70-055; 72-048; 2005-037
OCLC No.: 39179513
Extent 55 ft., 8 in.
Language English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas

Biographical Note

Roy Bedichek was born on June 27, 1878 in Cass County, Illinois. At the age of six he and his family moved to Falls County, Texas. Bedichek attended the Bedichek Academy at Eddy, a school founded by his father. He entered the University of Texas at Austin in 1898 and worked for John A. Lomax in the Office of the Registrar until graduating with a B.S. in 1903. In 1910 he married Lillian Greer; they had three children together. From 1903 until 1917, when he returned to the University, Bedichek held many jobs: reporter, high school teacher, newspaper editor, and secretary to two Chambers of Commerce, one in Deming, New Mexico, and the other in Austin (where the Chamber of Commerce was then known as the Young Men's Business League). From 1915-1916 Bedichek worked as the executive secretary to Will C. Hogg's Organization for Promoting Interest in Higher Education in Texas. In 1917 he returned to the University of Texas at Austin as the director of the University Interscholastic League (UIL, aka Texas Interscholastic League). Through his belief in the benefits of educational competition Bedichek shaped the UIL's policies and made the fledgling league a success. Bedichek served as director of the UIL until his retirement in 1948.

Bedichek is best known for his work as a Texas naturalist and his friendship with J. Frank Dobie and Walter Prescott Webb. His career as an author and his relationship with Webb and Dobie are intertwined, as it was these two friends who encouraged Bedichek to write his first book, Adventures with a Texas Naturalist (1947). To write this work, Bedichek took a hiatus from the UIL and went into a year long seclusion at Webb's Friday Mountain Ranch. Bedichek wrote two more books, Karankaway County (1950) and Educational Competition (1956) before his death in 1959. The Sense of Smell (1960) was published posthumously. Bedichek's letters have been collected into three books, including one detailing his friendships with Dobie and Webb.

Scope and Contents

Papers concern the career of Bedichek (1878-1959), naturalist, educator, and writer. Materials relate to Bedichek's activities as editor of the Deming (New Mexico) Headlight (1910-1912), director of the University (of Texas) Interscholastic League (1914-1948), and secretary of the Town and Gown Club of Austin (1930-1934); his studies of ornithology, botany, wildlife, and conservation; and historical philosophical studies. The collection includes documentation for Bedichek's publications: the Interscholastic Leaguer, published under his editorship; Adventures with a Texas Naturalist (1948); Karankaway Country (1950); Educational Competition (1956); and The Sense of Smell (1960). Included are correspondence, literary productions, business papers, pamphlets, brochures, broadsides, newspapers, newspaper clippings and photographs.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Beard, Ena.
Bedichek, Bachman Greer.
Bedichek, Lillian Greer.
Bedichek, J. M., Mrs.
Bedichek, Roy, 1878-1959--Archives.
Carroll, Gay B.
Carroll, Mary Virginia Bedichek.
Cowan, Ina.
Crane, Edward, 1883-1959.
Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964.
Doughty, Leonard.
Faulk, John Henry.
Holmes, Edwin R.
Lomax, John Avery, 1867-1948.
McJohnson, O. Sam.
Oberholser, Harry C. (Harry Church), 1870-1963
Owens, William A., 1905-
Pipkin, Sarah Bedichek.
Thompson, Fred.
Tinkle, Lon.
Webb, Walter Prescott, 1888-1963.
Willard, Una B.
Williams, Dan.
Witt, Edgar E.
Subjects (Organizations)
Single Tax League.
Town and Gown Club (Austin, Tex.)
University of Texas. Bureau of Extension.
University Interscholastic League (Tex.)
Environmental protection--Texas.
Austin (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Deming (N.M.)--History--Sources.
Photographic Subjects (Persons)
Barron, Anne--Photographs.
Bedichek, Bachman--Photographs.
Bedichek, Lillian Greer--Photographs.
Bedichek, Mary--Photographs.
Bedichek, Roy, 1878-1959--Photographs.
Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964.--Photographs.
Doughty, Leonard--Photographs.
Faulk, John Henry--Photographs.
Kidd, Rodney J.--Photographs.
Lomax, John Avery, 1867-1948--Photographs.
Pipkin, Alan Collins--Photographs.
Pipkin, Sarah Bedichek--Photographs.
Shelby, T. H.--Photographs.
Bedichek family--Photographs.
Photographic Subjects (Organizations)
Deming Chamber of Commerce (N.M.)--Photographs.
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity--Photographs.
University of Texas--Photographs.
Photographic Subjects
Athletic clubs--Texas--Austin--Photographs.
Bird watching--Photographs.
Boards of trade--New Mexico--Deming.
Greek letter societies--Texas--Austin--Photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Roy Bedichek Papers, 1897-1959, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Detailed Description of the Collection



Subject classified files:
3Q1 Abbott-Ames - Bergeron-Bloodgood
3Q2 Blow-Bordner - Corpus-Crain
3Q3 Crane Edward 1917-47 - Dobie, J. Frank 1950-59
3Q4 Dobie, J. Frank-clippings, etc. - Duke-Dunagan
3Q5 Duncan, H.-Ekfelt - Ellis, Mrs. A. C.,-Ettlinger
3Q6 Evans-Farr - Fort Worth-Fuermann
3Q7 Fullingim-Gelling - Hatchitt, Joe B.
3Q8 Hedgpeth-Hendricks - Huff-Johnson, Sikes
3Q9 Johnson W. W.-Jones, J. J. - Lomax, J. A. 1942-44
3Q10 Lomax, J. A. 1945-48 - McTeer, John M.
3Q11 Meeks-Miller, E. T. - Owens William A.
3Q12 Oxford-Peek - Ross-Sealy
3Q13 Seever-Shuffler - Talley-Texas Geographic Society
3Q14 Texas Intercollegiate-Texas, State of Press Assn. - Wasson-Webb, J. O.
3Q15 Webb, Walter P. 1937-1943 - Williams, Dan 1922-1939
3Q16 Williams, Dan 1940-1945 - Witt, Edgar E. 1947-1949
3Q17 Witt, Edgar E. 1950-1951 - Yager-Zimmer
Correspondence files:
3Q17 Bedichek, Bachman (photocopies)
3Q18 Bachman 1943 - Bedichek, Bachman 1953
3Q19 Bedichek, Bachman (1954-62; undated) - Bedichek
3Q20 Beard, Ena - Bedichek, Bachman 1942
3Q21 Bedichek, Mrs. J. M. - Bedichek, Lillian 1902-19
3Q22 Bedichek, Lillian 1920-1959
3Q23 Bedichek, Paul - Carroll, Mary V. B. (Mrs. Gay) to 1938
3Q24 Carroll, Mary V. 1939-59 - Cowan, Ina 1922-44
3Q25 Cowan, Ina 1945-59 - Cowan, Ina 1922-44
3Q26 Luna Osburn - Louise Ramey
3Q27 Willard, Una B. - Yoder, Mrs. Kimball (Beryl)
3Q28 Special Correspondence - Refile Dobie and Webb correspondence
Printed material:
Education, 1917-1931
Miscellaneous, 1912-1921, 1943
Literary productions
3Q29 Speeches
3Q30 Speeches
3Q31 Speeches
Verse, "Poetry"
3Q32 Articles
3Q33 Articles
3Q34 Book correspondence, etc.
3Q35 Book reviews
3Q36 Diaries and journals
Reference files:
3Q37 Bird lists
Notebook: notes
3Q38 Notes on books
3Q39 Notes on books and clippings
3Q40 Notes on books and clippings
Literary production: "Patriots and Patrioteers"
3Q41 Sense of Smell
3Q42 Sense of Smell
Early manuscript and notes
3Q43 Odors
Adventures with a Texas Naturalist
3Q44 Adventures with a Texas Naturalist
Diaries and journals
3Q45 Karankaway Country
3Q46 Interscholastic Leaguer
"Water in Texas"
3Q47 Soil water conservation
"Water in Texas"
3Q48 "The Land Question & the Singletax"
Town & Gown Club
Water and soil conservation
3Q49 Bird scrapbooks
3Q50 1956 revision of MA thesis
Miscellaneous clippings, 1939-1944 and undated
3Q51 2 scrapbooks
3Q52 University Interscholastic League clippings and scrapbook
3Q53 University Interscholastic League
3Q54 Educational Competition
3Q55 Educational Competition
3Q56 Educational Competition
4N19a Scrapbooks 1946-1957
Business correspondence and papers:
3Q57 Business correspondence and papers
3Q58 Business correspondence and papers
Town & Gown Club (Austin), 1929-1935 and undated
3Q59 Papers taken from Bedichek's desk upon his death
Educational competition:
2L419 Page proofs
Typed copy (portion of the book)
Galley proofs with revisions
Author revisions
Rearranged material
Authors deletions
Printed materials:
TXC 41 Educational Competition, galley proofs
TXC 42 Rainey-Regents controversy, University of Texas, clippings and other printed material, 1943-1945
University of Texas Press, printed material, 1952-1956
Single Tax and Single Tax League, printed material, 1913-1937
TXC 43 Town & Gown Club, 1930-1958
Natural History, 1946-1949
Texas Game & Fish, 1947, 1950, 1958
Science Newsletter, 1950, 1952, 1957
Southwest Review, 1958, 1959
Audubon Magazine, 1950
Crisis, 1957
Saturday Review, 1954
Newsweek, 1958
Reader's Digest, 1958
Nation, 1952
Scientific American, 1948
Pathfinder, 1943
Louisiana Conservationist, 1948
New Yorker, 1949, 1950
Alcalde, 1937, 1942
Emancipator, 1949
TXC 44 Nature Magazine, 1930, 1947-1948
Soil and water quality and conservation in Texas, publications
TXC 45 Soil and water quality and conservation in Texas, publications
Soil and water quality and conservation outside of Texas, publications
Focus newsletter, 1950-1951
In Fact newsletter, 1948-1950
Southern Patriot newsletter, 1944-1946
I. F. Stone's Weekly newsletter, 1958-1959
TXC 46 University Interscholastic League material
TXC 47 Publications related to plants and animals, Texas
Publications on plants and animals, non-Texan
Newsletters and other publications on Thoreau Society, 1947-1952
Publications of Texas Orinthological Society and Travis Audubon Society, 1954-1959
Material concerning 17 organizations and businesses in Austin, Texas, non-UT
Material concerning education, Texan and non-Texan
Publications concerning national and international affairs
TXC 48 Material related to UT-Austin
Material related to Roy Bedichek (duplications of clippings and sheets, unannotated copies of pamphlets and reprints)
Material related to scholastic competitions
TXC 49 Material related to organizations and businesses in Texas
Material concerning organizations and businesses outside of Texas
TXC 49 Vertical file and other materials on persons in Texas, including Walter Prescott Webb, J. Frank Dobie, William James Battle, Alexander Caswell Ellis, Eugene Campbell Barker, Joseph Weldon Bailey and others
TXC 50 Publications on the plants, animals, soil and water of Texas
Publications of the Travis Audubon Society, Texas Orinthological Society and Texas Game and Fish Commission
Material related to UT-Austin, including T. N. Campbell, Roger Williams, C. Clarence Albers and others
TXC 51 Material concerning Texas organizations and businesses, non-UT and unrelated to plants, animals, soil or water
Poetry and other writings by John G. Sinclair
Material on plants, animals, soil and water outside of Texas
Material on miscellaneous subjects, non-Texan
Focusnewsletter, 1950-1951
In Factnewsletter, 1947, 1948, 1950
TXC 52 Texas Game and Fish, 1956, 1958
New Republic, 1957, 1958
Prevention Magazine, 1951
Ford Times, 1956
Monthly Review, 1949
Science Newsletter, 1958
School Activities, 1952
Arabian Horse News, 1948
State Observer, 1953
The Land, 1947
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 1949
Harper's Magazine, 1957, 1958
TXC 53 Clippings and newspaper sections concerning Rainey-Regents controversy at UT-Austin, 1944-1945
Interscholastic Leaguer, 1922, 1928, 1929, 1948-1950, 1953-1959
Clippings and other material related to Roy Bedichek
Clippings and other material related to persons, places, businesses and organizations in Texas
Material on miscellaneous subjects, non-Texan
Oversized materials
3S143 Newspaper and magazine clippings
Plants and animals in Texas
Soil and water conservation, ecology, in Texas
Miscellaneous subjects, in Texas
Plants and animals, non-Texan
Soil and water, non-Texan
Science and technology, non-Texan
National and international affairs
Parks and museums, non-Texan
Miscellaneous subjects, non-Texan
3S165 Newspaper, magazine clippings and printed material
Roy Bedichek and his family
Plants, animal, soil and water conservation, ecology, in Texas
University Interscholastic League
Miscellaneous subjects, in Texas
Plants and animals, non-Texan
3S165 Soil and water conservation, ecology, non-Texan
Miscellaneous subjects, non-Texan
2.325/V33 Newspaper and magazine clippings
Athletics, 1930-1937
University Interscholatic League [and program], 1923-1926
Politics, 1941-1944 and undated
Austin Town & Gown Club correspondence with enclosure related to Rotary Club, 1933
3S167 Austin Quadrangle, topographical map, US Department of Interior, Geological Survey, 1910, 1914
Principal watershed of Texas, 1936
Texas State Game, Fish, Oyster Commission, eight maps showing ranges of scaled quail, prong-horned antelope, bobwhite quail, mule deer, fox squirrel, Texas bighorn sheep, black-tailed jack rabbit, and wild turkey, 1945
2.325/OD15 Highland lakes of Central Texas, Lower Colorado River Authority, 1947
Buchanan Dam, Resevoir Clearing, Lower Colorado River Authority, ["approximate location Center Point Par" marked], 1936
Kinney and Uvalde Counties, Texas, Texas State Highway Department, [location of "Roy Miller Ranch (Vic Rodgers)" marked], 1936
"Texas Info-Map," Gulf Oil Company, ["Prade Ranch," "Maple Flat," "Umlang," and other locations marked], circa 1948
2.116/OD1220 Oversize maps
2.116/OD1273 "Map of the World," American Geographical Society, [with annotations], 1947, 1950
Highway map, Texas Highway Department, [marked] 1949
4J508-515d Newspapers clippings and subject files
4M689-690 Scrapbooks
4N19a Scrapbooks
2.325/Y2B Pocket knife [personal gear]
Wallet [personal gear]
Branch [personal gear]
4Zg1.4c Carrying case [personal gear]
VHS Videotape:
2.325/F265 “Roy Bedichek’s Vanishing Frontier,” KERA, 2003


Photographs (156 photographic prints, 3 slides, 4 photographic negatives)

Photographs document the personal and professional life of Roy bedichek, naturalist, educator and writer. Included are photographs of Bedichek, alone and in groups, beginning with his days as a University of Texas student and covering his employment with the Deming, New Mexico Chamber of Commerce, the University (of Texas) Interscholastic League, and his activities and interests outside of work. Images of his family and friends are included along with photographs of natural phenomena and miscellaneous items. Includes fine art reproductions and halftone reproductions of Roy Bedichek photographs and wildlife conservation stamps.
3S134 First University of Texas track team (includes Bedichek), circa 1899-1900
3S105b Negatives RESTRICTED
Roy Bedichek as a young man,probably used in the Cactus, glass plate negative, undated
Robertson Ranch, 1900-1901
Close up of front side of briefcase given to Roy Bedichek on his retirement from UIL, circa 1948
Close up of back side of briefcase given to Roy Bedichek on his retirement from UIL, circa 1948
Madrona tree, undated
box folder
3S108 1 Postcards
Navajo Bill, sitting, Deming, New Mexico, 1910
Navajo Bill, standing, Deming, New Mexico, 1910
Roy Bedichek and other men in bathing suits in the water, Saltair Bathing Beach, June 10, 1926
Roy Bedichek and three other men watching two men dig in country, Deming, New Mexico, circa 1910-1911
Right side profile portrait of Roy Bedichek, undated
Roy Bedichek as a young man, probably used in the Cactus, undated
Sidney Millspaugh, Jr., age 13, and horse, by Sarah Millspaugh, undated
Austin Millspaugh, age 11, and horse, Black Beauty, by Sarah Millspaugh, undated
Hurley Case and John Hund, circa 1910
Leonard Doughty, age 54, November 1919
John A. Lomax, mounted on cardboard, circa 1899
Leonard Doughty, portrait in suit and cowboy hat, mounted on cardboard, undated
Mrs. Leonard (Annie) Doughty, circa 1919
Willie Mae Thompson and Roy Bedichek, working in University Scholastic League office, circa 1920
Lillian Greer Bedichek with dog, Hobo, Deming, New Mexico, undated
Roy Bedichek in group photograph of the Deming (New Mexico) Chamber of Commerce directors, mounted on cardboard, 1911
Roy Bedichek in group photograph of Phi Delta Theta, mounted on cardboard, circa 1902-1903
Harris B. Duncan, portrait, mounted in cardboard frame, circa 1900
Leonard Doughty, portrait, mounted in cardboard frame, February 9, 1909
Two men in office, signed "Yours faithfully, Jas. R. Waddill," Deming, New Mexico, mounted on cardboard, circa 1911
Leonard Doughty, portrait, signed "Sincerely yours, Leonard Doughty, a.s. 1913," 1913
2 Postcards
Friday Mountain Ranch, undated
Royal George Suspension Bridge, undated
Summer view of the Timberline Lodge, Oregon, undated
Close up of figurine of child praying, surrounded by pine cones, with banner, "Merry Christmas, 1953 From Peggy," from Pegggy cavitt, 1953
Close up of figurine of child praying next to lit candle, with banner, "Merry Christman from Peggy," from Peggy Cavitt, undated
Close up of front side of briefcase given to Roy Bedichek on his retirement from UIL, circa 1948
Close up of back side of briefcase given to Roy Bedichek on his retirement from UIL, circa 1948
Cut out close up of Bedichek's retirement breifcase, with front and back sides glued together, circa 1948
Ina Cowan's cafeteria in Altus, Oklahoma, front cigar case and cash register, mounted on cardboard, undated
Ina Cowan's cafeteria in Altus, Oklahoma, food tables and servers, tables numbered with corresponding description of food items, mounted on cardboard, undated
Unidentified submarine, from Christmas card in Birdella M. Bergeron file, undated
3 Photographs
Roy Bedichek at typewrite, from Chronicle Magazine, April 13 issue, 19?? undated
Roy Bedichek with Katherine Schulze (?), another man and girl at Barton Springs pool, Austin, Texas, September 1956
Roy Bedichek, Dunken (advertising manager for the Magnolia Corporation), and R. J. Kidd at camp on Marshall Ford Lake, June 1943
Roy Bedichek with binoculars in bushes, by Bill SHrout of the Saturday Evening Post, undated
Roy Bedichek, porttrait, mounted on cardboard, circa 1898-1899
Roy Bedichek as a young man, probably used in the Cactus, undated
Roy Bedichek, portrait, "Print sent to Mrs. Drummond, July 12, 1943," circa 1943
Roy Bedichek, Mrs. Bedichek and unidentified man, undated
Roy Bedichek, sitting on fallen sycamore tree, behind group of standing people, at University of Texas Extension Building, April 1947
Roy Bedichek, standing in field with walking stick, next to wood-paneled car, by Texas Game and Fish Commission, undated
Roy Bedichek and unidentified man at view point of Vista House in Oregon, July 25, 1947
Roy Bedichek sitting with Gladys Henninger, Mina Marle Miller and Lillian Raven, counselors of the Austin Public School Nature Camp, 1950
Roy Bedichek standing with Gladys Henninger, Mina Marle Miller and Lillian Raven, counselors of the Austin Public School Nature Camp, 1950
Roy Bedichek, J. Frank Dobie and Mrs. E. P. Conkle, at Bedichek's 78th birthday party, July 1956
Roy Bedichek birdwatching with Eunice Merton and Harold Wallin, Cleveland, Ohio, May 21, 1957
Roy Bedichek standing with Eunice Merton and Harold Wallin in front of Railside Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, May 21, 1957
Roy Bedichek and unidentified woman examining plants, Spring 1951
Roy Bedichek eating plant, with unidentified woman, Spring 1951
Roy Bedichek with T. H. Shelby, Hartman Wilson and D. W. McLavick, Olivia, Texas, May 14, 1944
Roy Bedichek and Rodnay J. Kidd, at Vista House ont he Columbia Highway, Oregon, July 25, 1947
Roy Bedichek, Alan C. Pipkin and Roy Bedichek Pipkin, December 1950
Roy Bedichek and Rodney J. Kidd standing on glacier at Mt. Hood, July 26, 1947
Roy Bedichek in front of sign for Adventures with a Texas Naturalist, circa 1947
Roy Bedichek with unidentified man and woman, cutting cake, undated
Roy bedichek sitting with unidentified woman, looking at radio, undated
Roy Bedichek, Ratcliffe, Dunken and Rodney J. Kidd, Standing and talking in front of cabin, Marshall Ford Lake, June 1943
Roy Bedichek and Anne Barron, reading Adventures with a Texas Naturalist, photograph taken for the Austin American-Statesman, cliiping attatched to abck of one copy, January 1956
Roy Bedichek lecturing a group of mena nd women on nature hike, by Glenn Burgess, undated
Roy Bedichek lecturing a group of men and women on ranch house porch, by Glenn Burgess, undated
Roy Bedichek in the garden, leaning over pea plants, by Neal Douglass Photos undated
Roy Bedichek in garden, leaning on handle, by Dick Arregano (?), March 1956
Roy Bedichek in garden, examining plants, Chronicle Magazine, April 13, 19??, undated
Roy Bedichek, Clyde Rembert, Rodney J. Kidd and Dunken, around table at camp on Marshall Ford Lake, June 1943
Roy Bedichek examining trees and grass, Spring 1951
Roy Bedichek with Earnest Villavaso, Professor Villavaso and Mrs. A Caswell Ellis, at Bachman Bedichek's wedding reception, Austin Country Club, January 2, 1946
Roy Bedichek reading, Austin Public School Camp, Fall 1949
Roy Bedichek outside, right side profile, by Bill Johnson, 1956
J. Frank Dobie, at Cherry Springs Ranch, near Spicewood, annotated and signed by Dobie, November 1954
O. Sam McJohnson, wallet-size portrait, undated
Roy bedichek speaking to group at dedication ceremony of the nature trail on the Bee Creek end of the Miller Dam, near Austin, Summer 1954
Roy Bedichek on the phone, 1950
Laurence M. Klauber, author of Rattlesnakes, publicity stills, undated
H. U.(?) Rhodius, circa 1947
J. Frank Dobie, Mrs. Espinel and Sam Lindauer, Case de Adobe, Los Angeles, California, March 25, 1956
John Franklin Doughty, November 1919
O. Sam McJohnson, close up from portrait, undated
Bradley "Uncle B" Davis and Lee Wilborn, circa 1950
Mrs. Una B. Willard, colored photograph, undated
O. Sam McJohnson and daughter Nelly, playing pool with unidentified woman, undated
Max Bickler under tree, circa 1952
Mark Bergeron, age 9 months, in infant pool, undated
Frank Dobie Faulk with Johanna and Evelyn, Christmas 1957
Wayne L. Morse, Driskill Hotel, January 31, 1954
Ruth (Mrs. Stanley) Walker and dogs, 1948
John henry Faulk, portrait, in Western agrb, by White Studio, undated
Young men working leather, by Glenn Burgess, undated
Men, women, children and dog around campfire, by Glenn Burgess, undated
View of a camp at the bottom of a mountain, by Glenn Burgess, undated
O. Sam McJohnson and daughter Nelly, sitting with unidentified woman, undated
Stan and Una B. Willard and Arno Priller (?), April 28, 1949
Rodney J. Kidd and Una B. Willard on the highway between the Hood River and Mt. Hood, Oregon, July 26, 1947
Mark and Sena Bergeron, April 1957
4 Postcards
Squirrels, "We're nuts about Oregon!," circa 1947
Courthouse tower with trees growing out of it, Greensburg, Indiana, undated
Sheep, undated
Dog, "Hobo's great-grandson," undated
Horned owl, circa 1949
Inca doves in nest, by Dr. Paul Barker, October 25, 1947
"Wind molded" trees and beach, near Rockport, texas, by Jack Blackwell, undated
Deer caught in fence, by Norman Ives, 1956
White barn swallows on telephone line, by Norman Ives, August 1955
Corn, undated
Rows of trees, and two unidentified girls, at the University of Texas at Austin, September 1941
Tree, and unidentified girl, at the University of texas at Austin, September 1941
Acorn tree at the University of Texas at Austin, 1941
Souvenir photographs of Ameican S. S. West Quechee riding through a hurricane, covered in birds, August 27th 1926
5 Postcards
Mary Virginia and Sarah Craven Bedichek, circa 1915
James Madison Bedichek, Iowa, circa 1880-1882
Sarah Bedichek, circa 1915
Sarah Bedichek, undated
Bachman Greer Bedichek, circa 1946
Lieutenant Alan C. Pipkin, 1946
Ina Cowan, mounted on and framed by cardboard, undated
Sarah Bedichek Pipkin, in her genetics lab, undated
Roy Bedichek's grandfather Craven, undated
Family portrait, Vivian, Ena, Y. O., Beryl, and Lowellm Pauline and Portia Beard, October 1950
Sarah Bedichek on bicycle, Summer 1940
James Madison Bedichek, colored portrait, undated
Lucretia Craven (Mrs. James Madison) Bedichek, for Wichita Falls Record, March 1936
Jane and Bachman Bedichek, January 1952
Children of Bachman Bedichek, Scarsdale, New York, December 21, 1956
Paper reproduction of photograph of Lucretia Bedichek, with article from Wichita Falls Record, March 1936
6 Photographs
Roy Bedichek in the field, by Billie Bess Trenckmann Saustrup, Fall 1951
Roy bedichek looking through binoculars at Austin Public School Camp, Fall 1949
Roy Bedichek, by Joanne Henderson pratt, Spring 1957
Roy Bedichek, Austin, Texas, by Bill Johnson, 1956
Roy Bedichek in the garden, with tomato plants, by Neal Douglass, undated
Roy Bedichek in the garden, with pea plants, by Neal Douglass, undated
Roy Bedichek with binoculars and walking stick, in front of wood-paneled car, Game and Fish Commission, undated
Roy bedichek holding birdhouse, by Neal Douglass, 1947
7 Miscellaneous pictorials
Roy Bedichek, right side profile portrait on slick paper, undated
Roy Bedichek, in front of poster for Adventures with a Texas Naturalist, on slick paper, undated
Georgetown (Texas) Church, printed drawing by H. M., undated
National Wildlife Federation nature stamps, 1958
Bird Portraits, by J. C. Harrison, publication announcement, undated
Ducks, color plate and accompanying description, undated
Algernon Charles Swinburne, print from watercolor by Rosetti, circa 1918
Study for Head of Dante, print, circa 1918
Mary Magdalene with the Alabaster Box, print, circa 1918
Prosperpine, print, circa 1918
Print of woman standing by open window, title and artist unknown, circa 1918
Illustration from Swinburne's "A Year's Burden-1870," magazine page, circa 1918