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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 Panhandle Stock Association Records, 1887-1888, 1926



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Panhandle Stock Association
Title: Panhandle Stock Association Records
Dates: 1887-1888, 1926
Abstract: A bound volume of Photostats comprises the Panhandle Stock Association Records, 1887-1888, 1926, documenting the organization of the Panhandle Stock Association.
Accession No.: 1930
OCLC No.: 754922015
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Created by Charles Goodnight for the benefit and protection of cattle ranchers against rustlers in 1880, the Panhandle Stock Association hired inspectors, detectives, and attorneys to arrest and prosecute rustlers. Additionally, they rewarded those who apprehended cattle thieves. The association was also responsible for building the great drift fence across the northern Panhandle in 1882, and controlled the movement of tick-infested herds from south Texas. After periods of drought, depression, and the close of the open range, the Panhandle Stock Association disbanded in 1889.

Anderson, H. Allen. “Panhandle Stock Association,” Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed July 28, 2011.

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Scope and Contents

A bound volume of Photostats comprises the Panhandle Stock Association Records, 1887-1888, 1926, documenting the organization of the Panhandle Stock Association. Photostats include application surveys, a constitution, by-laws, and meeting minutes. Additionally, a 1926 article from the newspaper The Southwest Plainsman chronicles the history of the group.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Goodnight, Charles, 1836-1929
Subjects (Organizations)
Panhandle Stock Association -- Archives.
The Southwest Plainsman
Subjects
Ranching -- Texas -- Texas Panhandle -- History -- Sources.
Cattle brands -- Texas.
Places
Texas Panhandle (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Panhandle Stock Association Records, 1887-1888, 1926, 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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2K170 Records, 1887-1888
Records, 1887-1888

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