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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the R. Beal Pumphrey, Jr., Collection, 1873-1942



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pumphrey, R. Beal, Jr.
Title: R. Beal Pumphrey, Jr., Collection
Dates: 1873-1942
Abstract: R. Beal Pumphrey, Jr., was in the stockyards business in Missouri and Texas.The images in this collection range from photographs of soldiers and cowboys to livestock and other scenes of Texas and Missouri. Other subjects include the oil fields, the trial of members of the 24th infantry for the 1917 Houston race riot and a barbecue by the “Boys of the Old Trail” at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio in 1915.
Accession No.: 63-31
Extent: 10 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

R. Beal Pumphrey, Jr. was a native of Taylor, Texas, and the son of a pioneer cattleman. He worked as assistant to the general manager and president of the San Antonio Union Stockyards from 1937 to his death in 1957. Prior to that time he had worked for the Kansas City stockyards. Pumphrey was also a founder of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition.

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Scope and Contents

The images in this collection range from photographs of soldiers and cowboys to livestock and other scenes of Texas and Missouri. There is a series on angora goats taken by Alfred Eisenstadt for LIFE magazine and a photo of a “Texas X” dinner in Pompeo Coppini’s studio in 1932. The oil fields are also covered, as is the trial of the 24th infantry members for the 1917 Houston race riot and a barbecue by the “Boys of the Old Trail” at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio in 1915. An aerial view of Mission San José ca. 1935 includes a biplane. Kansas City, Mo., is represented by the American Royal Building and a series of images of cowboys in the city streets in 1921. Subjects also include the U. S. S. Houston, San Antonio’s “Battle of Flowers,” Will Rogers, the wheat harvest in Plainview, Texas in 1924, and longhorn cattle.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions.

Access to negatives in this collection is restricted. Contact repository for further information.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Cordova, Isidro
Pumphrey R. Beal, Jr.—Archives
Rogers, Will (1879-1935)
Subjects (Organizations)
U. S. Army
Subjects
Angora goat--Texas
Battle of Flowers Festival (San Antonio, Tex.)
Bison
Cattlemen
Cowboys
Hunters
Longhorn cattle
Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo (San Antonio, Tex.)
Oil fields--Texas
Palo Duro Canyon (Tex.)
Ranches—Texas
Sheep
Places
Houston (Tex.)
Kansas City (Mo.)
Leon Springs (Tex.)
Plainview (Tex.)
San Antonio (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

R. Beal Pumphrey, Jr., Collection, 1873-1942, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3T88 Photographs:
Ranch scenes
Oilfield scenes
Kansas City (Mo.) stockyards and cowboys
American Royal Building, Kansas City (Mo.)
Battle of Flowers
Hunters with deer, ca. 1915
Bison
U. S. S. Houston
San José Mission
Cattle branding
Portraits of cattlemen
Angora goats and portraits by Alfred Eistenstadt for LIFE magazine, 1942
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3S204 Oversize photographs and prints:
Wheat fields, Plainview, Texas, 1924
4-H stock show
"Texas X” dinner in Pompeo Coppini’s studio, 1932
Will Rogers and two other men
Longhorn cattle
Trial of 24th infantry members for Houston race riot, 1917
Unidentified military groups
“Texas Terrain” photographs, including Palo Duro Canyon
Camp Leon Springs, ca. 1917-1918
San Antonio City Coliseum (architectural drawing)
Copy print of “Surrender of Santa Anna” painting
Battle of Flowers
box
OP9 Bird's Eye view of Houston, 1873
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OD 1288 “Lone Star Officers” soldiers group ca. 1917 [?]
Aerial view of Mission San Jose, ca. 1935
Herding goats into a corral
Flock of sheep at stock tank
“Boys of the Old Trail” barbecue at Menger Hotel by Archey’s Art Shop, 1915
“Friedrichsburg” by Lungwitz
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AHC [restricted] Negatives [nitrate]
Cowboys and ranch scenes

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