Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Charles R. and Jane Eatherly:

An Inventory of Their Collection, 1890-2014, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Eatherly, Charles R.
Title: Charles R. and Jane Eatherly Collection,
Dates: 1890-2014
Collection # U 322.1
Quantity: 2 boxes and 1 oversized Box (2.5 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Charles R. Eatherly was a Park Administration student and worked in the Texas Tech Greenhouse in the summer of 1960. He received his BS degree in 1961 and his MS in 1963, with both degrees coming from Texas Tech. His thesis, "A preliminary plan for redevelopment and future expansion of Huntsville State Park," was published in 1963. He later worked for the Park Service in Arizona.

Jane Alva Hicks was born on July 1, 1940, in Lubbock, Texas. Her father, James Lawrence Hicks, was a car and implement dealer in Childress, Texas. Jane graduated from Childress High School in 1958 and then attended Texas Technological College, where she met her future husband, Charles Eatherly.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of reports, news clipping, and printed materials on park services in Texas and Arizona and Texas Technological College's E. J. Urbanovsky's student projects. Included are: photographs and printed materials on the Huntsville State Park. The "Study of Needs for Future Development Huntsville, Inks Lake and Garner State Parks" report was done by Eatherly and his classmates; 2) Papers on projects worked on by Eatherly and classmates in E. J. Urbanovsky's Horticulture and Park Management classes. The reports were presented to the West Texas Chamber of Commerce in 1962; 3) Miscellaneous printed materials on Texas State Parks dated 1961-1962; 4) News clippings and newsletter with articles on Urbanovsky and his students, dated 1962-1975; 5) A program for the 3rd Annual Fall Horticultural Festival at Texas Tech, 1960; 6) A bound report by Urbanovsky and his students on "North Lubbock: A Plan for its Future Development," dated 1960; and 7) A scrapbook on Urbanovsky and his students work on the North Lubbock Re-Development Study. It includes news clippings and photographs. For his part of the project, Mr. Eatherly researched the Lubbock Lake Landmark. Included are his photographs of the site in 1959, as well as photographs of the dioramas and displays about the Landmark that were situated in the old Texas Tech Museum when it was located in Holden Hall.

Also included are family photographs and memorabilia, particularly of Lillie Mae Eatherly, mother of Charles R. Eatherly, and James Lawrence Hicks, Jane Alva Hick's father.

Transferred to be cataloged was a bound report Mr. Eatherly worked on entitled "Arizona State Parks... 'The Beginning,'" dated 2006.



Photocopies of the scrapbook pages were made as the original news clippings were glued on pages of black paper and some have already started peeling apart and/or degrading. The photocopies are placed separately in a folder preceeding the originals. When possible, the black pages were replaced with white pages.


Access Restrictions

Open for research

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)
Eatherly, Charles R.
Eatherly, Lillie Mae
Hicks, James Lawrence
Hicks, Jane Alva
Slagle, Alton
Urbanovsky, Elo J.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Technological College
Texas Tech University
Subjects (Places)
Garner State Park (Tex.)
Huntsville State Park (Tex.)
Inks Lake State Park (Tex.)
Lubbock Lake Site (Tex.)
Lubbock (Tex.)
City planning--Texas
Historic sites--Texas--Lubbock Lake Landmark--Conservation and restoration
Land use--Texas
National parks and reserves--Texas--Planning
Parks--Economic aspects--Texas
Parks--Social aspects--Texas
Regional planning--Texas

Related Materials in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:

Charles R. and Jane Eatherly Collection, 1930-1938

Elo J. Urbanowsky Papers, 1941-1978 and undated

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles R. and Jane Eatherly Collection, 1890-2014, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
2008-0128-B and 2014-0196-B

Gift, 2008

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, 2009 and 2015

Collection Inventory



box folder
1 1 Academic Records for James Lawrence Hicks, 1928-1962
2 Arizona State Parks, 1968-2013
3 Brochures and Newspapers, 1961-1970
4 Church Newsletters, 1960-1962
5 Church Newsletters, 1960-1962
5 Cinema Magazines, undated
6 Correspondence 1960-1987
7 Department of Park Administration and Horticulture, 1972-1981
8 Eatherly, Charles: Biographical Material, 1960-2014
9 Eatherly, Charles and Jane: Memorabilia, 1952-2062
10 Eatherly, Charles: Student Papers, 1957-1958
11 Eatherly, Lillie Mae: Diploma and yearbooks, 1918-2028
12 Lubbock Garden-Arts Center Incorporation, 1961
13 Lubbock Map of Hotels and Churches, 1956
14 Lubbock Map, undated
15 Lubbock High School yearbook - “The Westerner”, 1928
16 Lubbock Lake Landmark, 1990 and undated
17 Memorabilia: Texas Tech decals (2 different ones), leather embossed stamp of two flowers and a leaf, and a 11 cm drinking glass from the Texas Tech Bookstore, undated
18 Newspaper Clippings, 1960 and undated
19 Photographs: Charles and Jane Eatherly, and Texas Tech (60 prints, 28 slides, 9 postcards, 5 ID cards, 25 negatives, and 2 contact sheets), 1926-1960
20 Photographs: Eatherly Family, 1910-1940
21 Pressed Flower Scrapbook, 1954
22 Report: Economic Impact of Recreation, 1962
23 Report - North Lubbock: A Plan for Its Future Development, 1960
box folder
2 1 Report - Study of Needs for Future Development: Huntsville, Inks Lake and Garner State Parks (5 prints), undated
2 Report: Texas State Parks Research, 1962
3 San Antonio Trip - includes mages of the River Walk and San Saba Mission (100 slides, 9 prints), 1961-1968
4 [Bound] “School Friendship Book” for Lillie Mae Matthews (includes photographs) for Erick High School in Weatherford, Oklahoma, 1928-1928
5 Scrapbook (with photographs), 1959-1960
6 Scrapbook (photocopy), 1959-1960
7 Scrapbook album: “Addie”, 1890-1899
8 [Loose] Scrapbook Pages: Hicks, James Lawrence (includes 3 prints), 1930-1938
9 Sigma Chi, 1956-1992 and undated
10 Sigma Chi pledge books (2 items), 1957-1958
11 Slagle, Alton (includes 1 print), 1956-1976
12 Texas Parks brochures, 1961-1967
13 Texas Tech brochures and programs, 1951-1986
14 Texas Tech Horticulture Club, 1960-1962
15 World War II ration books, 1940-1942


Oversized Items

box item
3 1 ”Paper Dolls to Cut and Color Book 1 from the Ranching Heritage Center by Betsy Sasser”, 1976
2 Sigma Chi group headshots, 1959
3 Sigma Chi group headshots, 1961
4 Sigma Chi pledge paddle, Spring 1958
5 Sigma Chi plaque for “Chas Dick”, 1959
6 Sigma Chi plaque in the shape of an artist’s palette for “Charlie Lew”, 1961
7 Texas Tech 40th anniversary publication: “Forty Years Forward, 1925-1965” (2 copies), undated