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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

General Files

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Ruth E. Cowart:

An Inventory of Her Papers, 1908-1963, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Cowart, Ruth Evans
Title: Ruth E. Cowart Papers,
Dates: 1908-1963
Abstract: These are the papers of former Lubbock, Texas, teacher Ruth Evans Cowart.
Collection # S1644.1
Quantity: 1 small box (0.3 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Ruth Evans Cowart was a teacher with the Lubbock Independent School District. Her mother was Beulah Evans of Canyon, Texas and her dad was Roscoe Cowart of Lubbock. She graduated from Texas Technological College in the 1940s with a bachelor’s and master’s degree. Ruth grew up in Lubbock, Texas and her family lived in the Tech Terrace neighborhood.

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Scope and Contents

The collection has personal correspondence addressed to three people: Ruth E. Cowart, Beulah Evans Cowart, and Roscoe Cowart. The collection also has a photo album of Ruth Cowart showing friends and family members in 1941-1942. There is also a specifications bulletin for a school building for the Grovesville Independent School District of Lubbock County (1925).

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Organization

The collection is organized into the following series: Correspondence, Printed Material, and Scrapbook Material.

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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, Ruth Evans.
Cowart, Ruth Evans- --Archives.
Cowart, Ruth Evans- --Manuscripts.
Subjects
Teachers-Lubbock (Tex.)

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:
  • Helen M. Bisbee Papers, 1874-1988 and undated

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ruth E. Cowart Papers, 1908-1963, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
2003-0127-X

Purchase, 2003

Processing Information

Processed by: Abel Ramirez, August 2003

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Collection Inventory

General Files

Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence to Beulah Evans Cowart, 1918-1963
2 Correspondence to Roscoe Cowart from Beulah Evans, 1920
3 Correspondence to Ruth Cowart, 1944-1963
4 Literary Production: “Tanning Process” hand written notes, 1937
5 Printed Material: Grovesville Independent School District of Lubbock County, Texas, Specifications for School Building, ca. 1925
6 Scrapbook Material: Miscellaneous, 1908-1955
7 Scrapbook Material: Photo Album, 1937-1942

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