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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Description of Series

Research Material, 1860-1980 and undated

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Donald R. Abbe:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1860-1980, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Abbe, Donald R.
Title: Donald R. Abbe Papers,
Dates: 1860-1980
Abstract: Includes correspondence, literary productions, printed material, and numerous research materials used in preparation of Abbe's graduate work.
Collection # S1.2
Quantity: 1 box (1 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, and also taught and worked with the Center for Historic Preservation and Technology at Texas Tech University. He was 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 includes correspondence, literary productions, printed material, and numerous research materials used in preparation of Abbe's thesis, The History of Lynn County (1974), and dissertation, Austin and the Reese River Mining District: Nevada's Forgotten Frontier (1982). The collection bulks (1860-1977) with manuscripts and research material.

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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 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)
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, 1860-1980, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
84-0056

Gift, 1984

Processing Information

Processed by: Camille Carter, post-1984

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Bibliography

Donald R. Abbe. Austin and the Reese River Mining District: Nevada’s Forgotten Frontier. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1985.

Donald R. Abbe, Paul Howard Carlson, David J Murrah. Lubbock and the South Plains: an Illustrated History. Chatsworth, Calif. :Windsor Publications, 1989.

Donald R. Abbe. The History of Lynn County. Texas Tech University, 1974.

Paul Howard Carlson, Donald R. Abbe, Monte Latimer Monroe. The Centennial History of Lubbock: Hub City of the Plains. Virginia Beach, VA: Donning Co. Publishers, 2008.

Donald R. Abbe.Historic Site Inventory and Bibliography, Brazos River Basin. Lubbock, Tex: Dept. of Park Administration and Landscape Architecture, Texas Tech University, 1979.

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Collection Inventory

Research Material, 1860-1980 and undated

box folder
Correspondence, 1864-1977 and undated
Statements of Account and Payrolls, 1875-1884 and undated
Printed Material, 1980
General Research Material, 1865-1959 and undated
box folder
Grubb's Well, Eureka Co., Nevada, undated
Research Articles 1864-1977 and undated
Prospectus and Reports of Mines, 1860-1910 and undated

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