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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Collection Inventory

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

James F. Albright:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1933-1968, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Albright, James F.
Title: James F. Albright Papers,
Dates: 1933-1968
Abstract: Concerns management of Cokesbury Book Store in Dallas, TX.
Collection # S 14.1
Quantity: 1 box (1 linear foot) and 1 oversized scrapbook
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Abright was the manager of Cokesbury Bookstore, in Dallas, Texas, from 1946-1968. He was instrumental in promoting the Southwest Book Fair and he was the chairman of the American Booksellers Association in 1965. Cokesbury Bookstore was recognized in 1949 as the largest retail bookstore in the United States.

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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.

Concerns management of Cokesbury Book Store in Dallas, TX, and Mr. Albright’s retirement in 1968.

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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 James F. Albright Papers is 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)
James F. Albright.
Subjects (Organizations)
Abingdon Press.
American Bookseller’s Association.
Cokesbury Book Store.
Southwest Book Fair.
United Methodist Publishing House.
Subjects (Places)
Dallas (Tex.)
Subjects
Bookstores.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James F. Albright Papers, 1933-1968, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
n/a

Gift, 1969

Processing Information

Processed by: n/a, post-1969

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1937-1968

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Photographs, 1965

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Printed Material, 1933-1968

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Scrapbook, 1945

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Scrapbook Material, 1937-1948

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