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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Description of Series

Correspondence: Research on Lynn County, Texas, 1974-1975

Literary Production

Photograph: Donald and Sally Abbe, 1978

Printed Materials

Research Material

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Donald R. Abbe:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1965-1992 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Abbe, Donald R.
Title: Donald R. Abbe Papers,
Dates: 1965-1992 and undated
Abstract: The Papers contains charts, tables, and notes regarding Lynn County, Texas.
Collection # S1.1
Quantity: 2 Boxes (2.0 linear foot)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Donald R. Abbe, a historian, educator, and writer, was born in 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Tahoka, Texas in 1963. He was awarded B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees by Texas Tech University. He also taught and worked with the Center for Historic Preservation and Technology at Texas Tech University. He was the curator of Lubbock’s Silent Wings Museum until his retirement in the 2010s.

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Scope and Content

This collection may have been originally inventoried prior to the adoption of current standards. Patrons are advised to request any associated Reference File upon visiting the archives to view the collection, as it may provide additional information regarding the organization and scope of the materials.

The Donald R. Abbe Papers contains charts, tables, and notes regarding Lynn County, Texas. It also includes research papers written by students of Dr. Abbe, a photograph of Donald and Sally Abbe, and printed materials containing information on Lynn County and mining.

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Organization

This collection may have been originally inventoried prior to the adoption of current standards. Patrons are advised to request any associated Reference File upon visiting the archives to view the collection, as it may provide additional information regarding the organization and scope of the materials.
The Donald R. Abbe Papers are organized by the following series:

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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.

Duplication requests are limited by 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)
Abbe, Donald R.
Subjects (Places)
Austin (Nev.)--History.
Tahoka (Tex.)--History.
O'Donnell (Tex.)--History.
Wilson (Tex.)--History.
New Home (Tex.)--History.
Lynn County (Tex.)--History.
Subjects
Land settlement--Texas--Lynn County--History.
Cities and towns--Texas--History.
Mining districts--Nevada--Reese River Valley--History.
Silver mines and mining--Nevada--History.
Lynn County (Tex.)--Politics and government--History.

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Oral History Collection:

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Donald R. Abbe Papers, 1965-1992 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
92-0176-B

Gift, 1992

Processing Information

Processed by: n/a

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Bibliography

Abbe, Donald R. Austin and the Reese River Mining District: Nevada's Forgotten Frontier. 1985.

Abbe, Donald R. The History of Lynn County. 1974.

Abbe, Donald R., David J. Murrah, Paul Howard. Carlson, and Lubbock County Historical Commission. Lubbock and the South Plains: An Illustrated History. 1989.

Abbe, Donald R., Lea. Ruggieri, United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Fort Worth District, and Texas Tech University. Historic Site Inventory and Bibliography, Brazos River Basin. 1979.

Carlson, Paul Howard., Donald R. Abbe, and Monte Latimer. Monroe. The Centennial History of Lubbock: Hub City of the Plains. 2008.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence: Research on Lynn County, Texas, 1974-1975

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Literary Production

Box Folder
1 2 Hand notes on Lynn County, Texas, Chapter I, undated
3 Hand notes on Lynn County, Texas, Chapter II, undated
4 Hand notes on Lynn County, Texas, Chapter III and IV, 1966 and undated
5 “The History of Lynn County” by Donald R. Abbe, manuscript, 1974
6 Research Papers by Students of Dr. Abbe, 1992
7 Research Papers by Students of Dr. Abbe, 1992

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Box Folder
2 1 Photograph: Donald and Sally Abbe, 1978

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Printed Materials

Box Folder
2 2 Booklets on Lynn County, Texas, 1965-1975
3 News clippings on Lynn County, Texas, 1974-1976

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Research Material

Box Folder
2 4 Charts and Tables on Lynn County, Texas, undated
5 Expenses on wood purchase, photocopied leaves, 1875
6 Hand notes, miscellaneous, on Lynn County, Texas, undated
7 Information on mining, 1874-1973 and undated

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