University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

West Texas Pioneers Collection, 1931-[circa 1934]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fort Worth star-telegram
Title: West Texas pioneers collection
Dates: 1931-[circa 1934]
Abstract: Containing autobiographical information of West Texas settlers, forms, letters, notes, printed material, and photographs compose the West Texas Pioneers Collection, 1931-[ca. 1934].
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02456
Extent: 2.08 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

A campaign by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in the 1930s to preserve the stories of early West Texas settlers resulted in the newspaper receiving over 1,500 forms, letters, and notes from self-identified pioneers detailing their experiences on the frontier.


Scope and Contents

Containing autobiographical information of West Texas settlers, forms, letters, notes, printed material, and photographs compose the West Texas Pioneers Collection, 1931-[ca. 1934]. Forms, letters, and notes sent to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram by self-identified pioneers detail their experiences as early settlers of West Texas, including encounters with Native Americans, trail drives, dust storms, wagon travels, and cattle rustling. Some responses also contain clippings and photographs. The bulk of the collection has been arranged alphabetically by the sender's surname.

Archivist's note:

An index of the collection's biographical material A-C, published in Austin Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. XLII, Number 1 (March 2001), is available in the holding record.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.


Index Terms

Corporate Names
Fort Worth star-telegram
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life
Genealogy
Pioneers
Places
Texas
West Texas
Document Types
Biography (general genre)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

West Texas Pioneers Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1936

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project," 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2H354 [SRH1230008369] Biographical information, A-D
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2H355 [SRH1230008370] Biographical information, E-K
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2H356 [SRH1230008371] Biographical information, L-Q
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2H357 [SRH1230008372] Biographical information, R-Y and miscellaneous
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2H358 [SRH1230008373] Unclassified information