A Guide to the Goldie and Floyd Hummon Papers, 1916-1919
Married on July 18, 1916, Floyd Truman Hummon (1891-1984) and Goldie Amstutz (1895-1988) owned a farm near Perryton in Ochiltree County, Texas, where they raised hogs, grew corn, and transported coal to the railway in Liberal, Kansas. In 1920, the Hummons moved with their five children to Lenawee, Michigan, where they also operated a farm before retiring to East Aurora, New York. In addition, the couple wrote and published songs on farming and farm life, which they performed in Texas and Michigan.
"Hummon and Extended Families." Rootsweb. Accessed June 17, 2011. http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ewhum&id=I00546.
Composed of audiocassette tapes, a transcript, correspondence, notes, newspaper clippings, sheet music, a legal document, an obituary notice, and photographs, the Goldie and Floyd Hummon Papers, 1916-1919, chronicle the Hummons’ activities on their farm in Ochiltree County, Texas, as well as their interest in songwriting. Audiocassette tapes and an accompanying transcript consist of an interview with the Hummons on their experiences farming and living in Ochiltree County. Correspondence concerns familial affairs and includes descriptions of the Hummons’ farm; notes contain the couple’s reminiscences; newspaper clippings document their 60th wedding anniversary; and a legal document consists of a title for land in Ochiltree County. Additionally, the collection includes the Hummons’ sheet music, an obituary for Floyd, and photographs depicting their farm.
This collection is open for research use.
Goldie and Floyd Hummon Papers, 1916-1919, 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