A Guide to the John J. Ledbetter Papers, 1950-1958
An engineer by profession, John J. Ledbetter (1901-1963) served as Texas Governor Allan Shivers’ representative for the Arkansas-White-Red Basins Interagency Committee around the 1950s.
"Railroad Commission of Texas Arkansas-White-Red Basins Inter-Agency Committee Records." Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Accessed January 28, 2011. http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/tslac/20081/tsl-20081.html.
Consisting of correspondence, reports, bulletins, a map, newspaper clippings, and photographs, the John J. Ledbetter Papers, 1950-1958, document Ledbetter’s involvement in the Arkansas-White-Red Basins Interagency Committee (AWRBIAC) and the Red River Compact Commission during the 1950s. Reports from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the AWRBIAC discuss the history, archaeology, geography, and hydrographic survey data of the Arkansas-White-Red river basins. Correspondence, bulletins, photographs, and newspaper clippings concern agricultural appropriations, flood control, pollution, and the conservation of natural resources. A map outlines land in Texas suitable for irrigation development.
This collection is open for research use.
John J. Ledbetter Papers, 1950-1958, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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.
Detailed Description of the Papers