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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Sales Files, 1924-1948

Abstracts of Title, 1924-1925

Company Building Number 1, 1924-1925

Peter Igoe, 1940-1954

Census of Anton I.S.D., 1925

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Anton Townsite Company (Hockley County, Texas):

An Inventory of Its Records, 1924-1954, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Anton Townsite Company
Title: Anton Townsite Company (Hockley County, Texas) Records,
Dates: 1924-1954
Abstract: The Records contain sales files, abstracts of title, financial documents, and school censuses pertaining to the activities of the Anton Townsite Company.
Collection # S34.1
Quantity: n/a
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Anton, in Hockley County, Texas, was the first town developed from land sold by the Spade Ranch, a 262,000 acre ranch owned by barbed-wire manufacturer Isaac L. Ellwood. Land selling began in 1924 and continued until 1967, when the company was dissolved. Ed M. Hart served as first assistant sales manager and then as a manager (1924-1967).

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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 Records contain sales files, abstracts of title, financial documents, and school censuses pertaining to the activities of the Anton Townsite Company. The collection bulks (1924-1948) with land sale files.

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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 Anton Townsite Company (Hockley County, Texas) Records 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)
Hart, Ed M.
Igoe, Peter.
Subjects (Organizations)
Anton Townsite Company. (Hockley County, Tex.)
Subjects (Places)
Anton (Tex.)--History.
Hockley County (Tex.)--History.
Subjects
Cities and towns--Texas--Hockley County--History.
Land settlement--Texas--Hockley County--History.
Land titles--Registration and transfer--Texas--Hockley County.

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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

Anton Townsite Company (Hockley County, Texas) Records, 1924-1954, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
n/a

n/a

Processing Information

Processed by: n/a

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Collection Inventory

Sales Files, 1924-1948

Records of Sales Number, 1924-1948

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Abstracts of Title, 1924-1925

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Company Building Number 1, 1924-1925

Blueprints, Contract, and Invoices, 1924-1925

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Peter Igoe, 1940-1954

Letters, Financial Statement, Sale Contract and Deeds, 1940-1954

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Census of Anton I.S.D., 1925

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