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Descriptive Summary

Historical 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 West Texas Pioneers Collection, 1931-[ca. 1934]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fort Worth star-telegram
Title: West Texas Pioneers, Collection
Dates: 1931-[ca. 1934]
Abstract: Containing autobiographical information of West Texas settlers, forms, letters, notes, printed material, and photographs compose the West Texas Pioneers Collection, 1931-[ca. 1934].
Accession No.: 1936
Extent: 2 ft., 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

A campaign by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in the 1930s to preserve the stories of early West Texas settlers resulted in the newspaper receiving over 1,500 forms, letters, and notes from self-identified pioneers detailing their experiences on the frontier.

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Scope and Contents

Containing autobiographical information of West Texas settlers, forms, letters, notes, printed material, and photographs compose the West Texas Pioneers Collection, 1931-[ca. 1934]. Forms, letters, and notes sent to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram by self-identified pioneers detail their experiences as early settlers of West Texas, including encounters with Native Americans, trail drives, dust storms, wagon travels, and cattle rustling. Some responses also contain clippings and photographs. The bulk of the collection has been arranged alphabetically by the sender’s surname.

Archivist’s note:

An index of the collection’s biographical material A-C, published in Austin Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. XLII, Number 1 (March 2001), is available in the holding record.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Fort Worth star-telegram -- Archives
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas, West
Pioneers -- Texas -- Biography
Places
Texas -- Genealogy -- Sources
Texas, West -- History -- 19th century

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

West Texas Pioneers Collection, 1931-[ca. 1934], 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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2H354 Biographical information, A-D
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2H355 Biographical information, E-K
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2H356 Biographical information, L-Q
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2H357 Biographical information, R-Y and miscellaneous
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2H358 Unclassified information

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