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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Description of Series

William Henry Bush

William R. Shafter

The Plains Indians

Printed Material

Texas Woolybacks

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Paul Carlson Papers:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1871-1998 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Carlson, Paul Howard
Title: Paul Carlson Papers,
Dates: 1871-1998 and undated
Abstract: Collection of research materials used in preparation of several books by Paul Carlson.
Collection # S 158.1
Quantity: 3 boxes (3.0 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Paul Carlson is a professor of History at Texas Tech University. He received his Ph.D. from Texas Tech, taught at Texas Lutheran for a time and returned to Texas Tech in the 1980s to teach. He is the author of Empire Builder in the Texas Panhandle: William Henry Bush, William R. Shafter, Texas Woollybacks, and The Plains Indians. His interest in history ranges from military, ranching, frontier life, and Native Americans in the Western U.S. He is a fellow of the Texas State Historical Association.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists mostly of research materials used for Dr. Carlson's books on William R. Shafter and William Henry Bush. Also includes galley proofs and original typescripts of his book on the Plains Indians and minor materials for Texas Woollybacks.

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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)
Carlson, Paul Howard--Archives.
Shafter, William Rufus, 1835-1906.
Bush, William Henry, 1849-1931.
Subjects
Authors--Western American History.
American Indian ethnohistory. Plains Indians
Sheep and goat industry--Texas.
Western U.S. History.
Texas Woollybacks.

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:
  • Carlson, Paul, Oversized Materials, O9.1
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Oral History Collection:
  • Paul Carlson, oral history interviews [sound recording], 1972
  • Paul Carlson, oral history interviews [sound recording], 1974
  • Paul Carlson, oral history interviews [sound recording], 1977
  • Carlson, Paul, Oversized Materials, O9.1
  • Many more oral histories may be found among our oral history abstracts as well as among our oral history transcripts.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Paul Carlson Papers, 1871-1998 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
n/a

Gift, 1990-2002

Processing Information

Processed by: Abel Ramirez, March 2002

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Bibliography

Carlson, Paul. Empire Builder in the Texas Panhandle: William Henry Bush. College Station: Texas A and M University Press, 1996.

Carlson, Paul. The Plains Indians.College Station: Texas A and M University Press, 1998.

Carlson, Paul. Texas Woollybacks.College Station: Texas A and M University Press, 1982.

Carlson, Paul. William R. Shafter: Military Commander in the American West.Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Texas Tech University, 1973.

Carlson, Paul. " Pecos Bill", a Military Biography of William R. Shafter. College Station: Texas A and M University Press, 1989.

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Collection Inventory

William Henry Bush

Box Folder
1 1 Additional Research Material, undated
2 Book Jacket Information and Illustration photocopies, 1995
3 Bush Family Biographical, Business, and Railroad Information, undated
4 Bush Letterhead and collection donation, 1971
5 Chapter One sources, undated
6 Chicago, Illinois fire, undated
7 Correspondence to Paul Carlson, 1994-1995
8 Interview with Caroline Bush Emory, Aug. 7, 1994
9 Interviews and news clippings, 1994
10 Labeled photocopied photos, undated
11 Maps including Frying Pan Ranch, 1990 and undated
12 Martinsburg, New York research material, 1871-1931
13 Martinsburg, New York research material, 1924-1925
14 Miscellaneous research material and hand notes, 1994 and undated
15 News clippings, 1887-1938
16 Note cards, undated
17 Notes from Bush's letters, undated
18 Notes from Southwestern Collection, Amarillo, Texas, 1940-1982
19 Photograph Collection, undated
20 Railroads, undated
21 Research Letters from Chicago Historical Society, 1994
22 Secondary Sources as research materials, 1922-1971
23 "Taking Charge" research materials, 1930-1983
24 Trust Report, 1994
25 William S. Bush, Correspondence, 1995

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William R. Shafter

Box Folder
1 26 Hand notes, undated
27 Photograph Collection, undated
28 Research material and hand notes on Shafter, undated
29 Research material and hand notes, 1972
30 Research material and hand notes, 1972
31 Research material, 1919 and undated
32 Resources at Stanford University Libraries, 1975
Box Folder
2 1 Research materials on General Henry C. Corbin, undated
2 Research materials from University of Michigan, undated
3 Research material and hand notes, undated
4 Research materials on Russell A. Alger, undated
5 Research material, Chapter I and II, undated
6 Research material and hand notes, undated
7 Research materials from Michigan Historical Collections, undated
8 Research material on Presidio mining agreement, 1886
9 Research material for Chapter 3 and 4, undated
10 Research material, Chapter 4, Civil War to Texas Frontier, undated
11 Research material, Texas Border Troubles, undated
12 Research material, Tampa to Cuba, undated
13 Research material, The Final Years, undated
14 Research material, Long Island, undated
15 Research material and notes on 1875 Expedition, 1938-1997
16 Research material, Miscellaneous and Last Years, undated

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The Plains Indians

Box Folder
3 1 Galley Proofs with notations, 1998
2 Original Typescript, undated

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Printed Material

Box Folder
3 3 "Blacks in the American West" Bibliography, 1974

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Texas Woolybacks

Box Folder
3 4 Photograph Collection, undated
5 Maps, undated

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