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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Curtis Tunnell Papers, circa 1950s-1980s



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Tunnell, Curtis
Title: Curtis Tunnell Papers
Dates: circa 1950s-1980s
Abstract: Professional papers of Curtis Tunnell, including detailed research notes, articles, oral histories, photographs, correspondence, videocassettes, audiotapes, and drafts.
Accession No.: 2008-046; 2012-286
Extent: 48 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Curtis Dale Tunnell, from Turkey, Texas, was an archaeologist, historical preservationist, oral historian and folklorist. Tunnell attended West Texas State College and the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a master’s degree in anthropology. He completed fieldwork throughout Texas, Kansas, and Arizona. Tunnell enjoyed a varied career and served in the Navy following college and worked for the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the Texas Memorial Museum, and in 1965, Tunnell became State Archaeologist, the first person to ever hold this position. Tunnell became the Executive Director for the Texas Historical Commission in 1981. Curtis Tunnell died on April 13, 2001.

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Scope and Contents

Professional papers of Curtis Tunnell, including detailed research notes, articles, oral histories, photographs, correspondence, videocassettes, audiotapes, and drafts.

Collection also contains a small subcollection consisting of the bi-weekly Turkey, Texas community newsletter called Turkey Trails and three binders of classic square dances and calls issued by Northern California Dance Association during the 1950s.

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Restrictions

Restrictions

Most of this collection is stored off-site. Contact repository for retrieval..

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Curtis Tunnell Papers, circa 1950s-1980s, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Stored on-site at SRH:

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2.325/N39d Turkey Trails (bi-weekly issues of Turkey, Texas community newsletter), 1979-1982
Square Dances and Calls, Northern California Dance Association, circa 1950s

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Stored off-site:

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2012-286/1 Research files:
Musicians such as Al Stricklin, Bob Wills, and the Texas Playboys
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2012-286/3 “In Their Own Words”
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2012-286/19 “In Their Own Words”
Interviews, personalities
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2012-286/4 LaSalle
Fort St. Louis cannon cache
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2012-286/20 Postcard collection
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2012-286/5 Postcard collection
Miscellaneous reports and photos
Stoneware pottery
Texas cotton industry
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2012-286/6 Interviews: personalities
Lithic caches
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2012-286/7 Interviews: personalities
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2012-286/8 Harrell site
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2012-286/10 Cotton industry
Marshall pottery
Buildings
Musicians, including Bob Wills
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2012-286/11 La Junta
Texas towns
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2012-286/12 Texas towns
Meteorites
La Junta
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2012-286/14 Various sites
Speeches and essays
Correspondence
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2012-286/15 Various sites
Mission San Jose
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2012-286/26 Hispanic culture
Miscellaneous sites
Mission San Jose
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2012-286/17 Spanish missions
Hispanic culture
Paleo Indian scrapers
South Padre Island olive jar
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2012-286/22 Cannons
Fort St. Louis
Cemeteries
Japanese Internment
Hispanic culture
Mexican flag
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2012-286/13 Nino Fidencio
Curanderas
Fort St. Louis
Goliad cannons
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2012-286/24 Peyote
Material culture
Jewelry
Adobe Walls
Burials
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2012-286/29 Fort McKavett
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2012-286/36 Fort McKavett
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2012-286/25 Fort McKavett
Clovis, Folsom, etc.
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2012-286/30 Clovis, Folsom, etc.
Articles
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2012-286/28 Clovis, Folsom, etc.
Spanish missions and artifacts
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2012-286/27 Nino Fidencio
Curanderas
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2012-286/31 Burials
Jewelry
Treaty stones
Photographs
Texas towns
Valle Nuevo, Chihuahua
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2012-286/32 La Junta
Creation science
Depression
Texas buildings
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2012-286/33 Texas music, including Bob Wills
Material culture
Photographs
Reports
Sotol
Bats
Plague
Jake Leg
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2012-286/34 Oral histories
Caches--Comanches
Lithic caches
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2012-286/35 Reference papers
Sotol
Coronas--paper flowers
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2012-286/37 Reference papers
Sotol
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2012-286/38 Texas State Historical Survey files
Texas Historical Commission files
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2012-286/39 Perdiz references
Publications, pamphlets, fliers
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2012-286/40 Sotol
Cock fighting
Wax camp
Espinazo and La Junta
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2012-286/42 Slides
State agency reports
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2012-286/43 Pamphlets, publications
Early college papers
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2012-286/44 Notebooks
Clippings
Research
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2012-286/45 Research and project material
Photographs
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2012-286/46 Magazines
Journals
Clippings
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2012-286/47 Personal and family correspondence
Family photographs
Clippings and articles
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2012-286/21 Cassette audiotapes
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2012-286/23 Cassette audiotapes
VHS tapes
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2012-286/2 VHS tapes
Slides
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2012-286/8 Slides
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2012-286/9 Slides
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2012-286/18 Slides
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2012-286/16 Slides, by topic and area
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2012-286/20 Slides, by topic and area
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2012-286/1 VHS tapes
Digital images of LaSalle shipwreck

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