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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Papers, 1899-1986

Genealogical Notes and Records, 1899-1965 and undated

Director: 1963

Correspondence, 1899-1986

Genealogies, 1971-1982 and undated

Pedigree Charts, 1972-1981

Printed Material, produced by Fred Cowart, 1971-1983

Scrapbook Material, 1948-1985 and undated

Papers, 1908-1999 and undated

Correspondence

Literary Production

Printed Material

Scrapbook Material

Oversized Material

Papers, 1943-1999 and undated

Correspondence

Literary Production

Printed Material

Scrapbook Material

Papers, 1943-1999 and undated

Legal Material

Literary Production

Printed Material

Scrapbook Material

Memorabilia

Papers, 1983-1999 and undated

Literary Production

Scrapbook Material

Papers, 1912-1990 and undated

Correspondence, 1987-1988

Correspondence, 1988-1990 and undated

Correspondence, 1989 and undated

Correspondence, Letter from George Bush, 1989

Correspondence, 1990

Correspondence, 1990

Correspondence, 1990

Literary Production

Printed Material

Scrapbook Material

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Fredric H. Cowart II:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1899-1999 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

creator Cowart, Fredric H., II
Title: Fred H. Cowart II Papers,
Dates: 1899-1999 and undated
Abstract: Papers of Lubbock graphic artist Fred H. Cowart II from 1966-1998 and undated.
Collection # S 221.1
Quantity: 10 boxes and 1 scrapbook (11.0 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

A Lubbock graphic artist, historian, petroleum draftsman, and poet, Fred Cowart was also Chief illustrator for Reese Air Force Base. He composed The Firepower Theme, which was written in 1983 in honor of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerobatics team. The materials came from Mr. Cowart's personal collection.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, scrapbook material, literary production, and printed material. For the scrapbook material, the collection contains envelope art and personal writings. Printed material includes the Firepower theme and information on various military precision flight teams such as the Thunderbirds and the Blue Angels.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Some archival collections may be housed in storage outside of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library building. Requests to retrieve such materials may take up to 10 business days to complete. Please contact our Reference Department to arrange retrieval.

Audio, video, and film recordings may not be immediately accessible due to format, condition, or copyright status. All items must be digitized prior to patron use. Because not all collections materials have been digitized, please contact the Reference Archivist at least 10 days prior to arrival in order to coordinate digitization. Though we can digitize much of our holdings within two weeks, some media may be fragile and require specialized digitization outsourcing, which can take up to three months for completion.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by either the archives or the creators and authors of items in this collection, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law.

Copy requests are restricted based on departmental policies. Please contact our Reference Department for further information.

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Cowart, Fredric H., II.
Coward family.
Ramsey family--Genealogy.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Air Force.
United States. Air Force. Thunderbirds.
United States. Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron.
Places
Midland (Tex.)--History.
Subjects
Artists--Texas.
Illustrators--Texas--Lubbock.
Poets, American--Texas.
Stunt flying.

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:
  • Fred Cowart Papers, 1899-1991

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Fred Cowart Papers, 1899-1999 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
98-0008-A, 98-0016-B, 98-0024-B, 98-0025-B, 98-0039-B, 98-0040-B, 98-0043-B, 98-0049-B, 98-0070-B, 98-0081-B, 98-0226-B, 98-0340-B, 98-0345-B, 98-0349-B, 98-0362-B, 98-0384-B, 98-0464-B, 99-0039-A

Gifts, undated

Processing Information

Processed by: Abel Ramirez, August 2000

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Collection Inventory

Papers, 1899-1986

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Box Folder
1 1 Genealogical Notes and Records, 1899-1965 and undated

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Box Folder
1 2 Director: Snedelor's Greene County Directory 1856, 1963

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Box Folder
1 3 Correspondence, 1899-1986

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Genealogies, 1971-1982 and undated

Box Folder
1 4 The Elliot Family, The Martin Family, The Rosser Family, The Smith Family, 1972-1981
5 The Cowart Family, 1982
6 The Holt Family, The Blanton Family, The Peacock Family, The Wells Family, 1972-1981
7 The Terry Family, 1971-1981
8 Nelson Cowart Family Notebook, undated
9 Our Cowart Family,1981
10 The Ramsay Family, The Fairly Family, The Richards Family, 1973-1981
11 Stormy Carol Cowart, 1963-1981 and undated

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Box Folder
1 12 Pedigree Charts, 1972-1981

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Box Folder
1 13 Printed Material, produced by Fred Cowart, 1971-1983

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Scrapbook Material, 1948-1985 and undated

Box Folder
1 14 Graduation, 1961-1972
15 Mr. And Mrs. Claude Terry's 50th Anniversary, 1965
16 Newsclippings, 1948-1965
17 Photographs and Negatives, 1916 and undated
18 Post Cards, 1986
19 Report Cards, 1953-1985 and undated

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Papers, 1908-1999 and undated

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Correspondence

Box Folder
2 1 Cowart, Fred, 1983-1991
2 Cowart, Fred, 1993-1994
3 Cowart, Fred, 1998 and undated
4 Memo from School of Law, 1988

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Literary Production

Box Folder
2 5 "Charles Sanders Pierce, Petroglyphs and Pictographs,"1997
6 "Coronado: Which Path to Glory?"1989
7 English Essays, 1996
8 The Firepower Theme, 1985-1991
9 "The Horned Water Serpent and the Six Directions,"1997
10 "Milestones of Methodism,"1990
11 "Mock Heroics on the Midway,"1998
12 "Petroglyphs and Pictographs," Essay, 1998
13 "Thunderbirds,"1998 and undated
14 "You're Angel Fire,"1983

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Printed Material

Box Folder
2 15 "Aircraft Nose art,"1992
16 "American Poetry Anthology,"1988
17 "Architecture of Ancient Peru,"1969
18 "Battle of Britain Memorial Flight,"1985
19 "The Battle of Britain,"1991
20 Christian Single, 1989
21 "'Firepower' Poet Still Seeking Right Market,"1985
22 "The Firepower Theme,"1983 and undated
23 "Frecce Tricolori '94,"1994
24 "Frecce Tricolori '97,"1997
25 "The Harbinger,"1997
26 "How They Got Planes on Ships,"1994
27 National Geographic, 1929
28 "On the External Appearance of the Dodo, Raphus cuculutus,"1993
29 "Patrouille de France,"1997
30 Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1990
Box Folder
3 1 "The Red Arrows,"1993-1997
2 Thunderbirds, 1983-1993
3 Thunderbirds, 1998
4 Thunderbirds and Blue Angels, 1991-1996 and undated
5 "USAF Thunderbirds Coloring Book,"undated
6 US Space Program, 1969-1994
7 "Welcome to Altus,"1990s

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Scrapbook Material

Box Folder
3 8 Architecture Notebooks, 1968-1969
9 Envelope Art, 1997-1998 and undated
10 "The Firepower Theme,"1983 and undated
11 Folder Art, 1996
12 Folder Art, "Ghosts,"1996
13 "Fun Stuff" Scrapbook, 1987-1997 and undated
14 History 1302 Class Gradebook, 1993
15 History 1302 Class Roles, Alamo Community College, 1993
16 "Lubbock" Scrapbook, 1988-1997 and undated
17 New Reconstruction of the Dodo, 1994
18 "Nice Stuff " Scrapbook, 1985-1997 and undated
19 "Nomads" Scrapbook, 1967-1997 and undated
Box Folder
4 1 "Poetry" Scrapbook, 1908-1997
2 "Texas" Scrapbook, 1966-1974 and undated
3 Thunderbirds, undated
4 "Wings"Scrapbook, 1994-1997 and undated
5 "Wings II" Scrapbook, 1988-1990 and undated
6 "Wings III" Scrapbook, 1969-1997 and undated
7 "Wings VI" Scrapbook, 1981-1997
8 Untitled Scrapbook, 1997-1998 and undated

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Oversized Material

Box Folder
5 1 Military Aircraft Posters, undated
2 Autographed T-Shirts, undated

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Papers, 1943-1999 and undated

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Correspondence

Box Folder
6 1 Thank You Letters, 1983-1986
2 Thank You Letters, 1983-1997

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Literary Production

Box Folder
6 3 Firepower Theme honoring the Thunderbirds, 1986
4 Marines, 1986
5 Poems, the collected Works of Fred H. Cowart, II, 1969-1981

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Printed Material

Box Folder
6 6 Blue Angels, 1985-1991
7 Brochures, undated
8 Poetry Booklets, 1991

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Scrapbook Material

Box Folder
6 9 Art of Fred Cowart, Vol 1-2, 1961-1981
10 Art of Fred Cowart, Vol 3, 1981-1986
11 Artwork, 1986
12 Cowart's Artwork on Cards, 1975-1988
13 Envelope Art by Cowart, 1999
14 Fred Cowart's Personal Scrapbook, 1943-1979
15 Thank You Cards, 1991-1999
16 Miscellaneous, undated

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Papers, 1943-1999 and undated

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Legal Material

Box Folder
7 1 Certificate of Registration, 1993

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Literary Production

Box Folder
7 2 New Lunar Poems, Fred Cowart, 1969
3 Ramsay Family Genealogy Book, by Fred Cowart, 1983
4 "Riddle of the Big Country's Store Maps, Remains Unsolved," Duane Kendall Hale, 1998

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Printed Material

Box Folder
7 5 News Clippings, 1999
6 Voyages to Paradise, William R. Gray, 1981

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Scrapbook Material

Box Folder
7 7 Artwork, Fred Cowart, 1975-1990 and undated
8 Artwork Samples in Slides and Prints, 1988
9 Caraway Mulberry Tree and Windmill, Slides, 1988
10 High Flight Poem and Thunderbirds, 1992
11 High School Diploma, 1961
12 Omega Album, 1943-1999
13 US Air Force Recruiting Certificate, 1991
14 Wings V, 1997-1999
15 Wings X Portfolio, 1983-1999

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Memorabilia

Box Folder
7 16 Tassel from 1992 Masters Ceremony

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Papers, 1983-1999 and undated

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Literary Production

Box Folder
8 1 Research Material of Coronado's Quest
2 Mahon Paper, 1992

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Scrapbook Material

Box Folder
8 3 Thunderbirds, undated
4 Thunderbirds, undated
5 Eye Photograph, undated
6 Miscellaneous, undated
7 Miscellaneous, undated
8 Thunderbirds and Blue Angel, 1983-1988 and undated
9 Wings, 1997-1999
10 Notebook, History 5304, Historical Methodology

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Papers, 1912-1990 and undated

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Box Folder
9 1 Correspondence, 1987-1988

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Box Folder
9 2 Correspondence, 1988-1990 and undated

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Box Folder
9 3 Correspondence, 1989 and undated

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Box Folder
9 4 Correspondence, Letter from George Bush, 1989

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Box Folder
9 5 Correspondence, 1990

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Box Folder
9 6 Correspondence, 1990

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Box Folder
9 7 Correspondence, 1990

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Literary Production

Box Folder
9 8 Research Material, Coronado Expedition, 1912-1981 and undated
9 Firepower Theme, 1983
10 The White Rose Literary Magazine, 1988-1990 and undated
11 American Poetry Anthology, 1989
12 The White Rose, 1990

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Printed Material

Box Folder
9 13 Brochures and Pamphlets, 1985-1987
14 Cross-Country News, 1985

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Scrapbook Material

Box Folder
9 15 Announcements, 1961 and undated
16 Supplement #1 to Family Album, 1941-1971 and undated
17 Photo Album, 1943-1951
Box Folder
10 1 Family Album, undated

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