Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Willis Harrison Bledsoe:

An Inventory of Photographs, 1896-1963 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Bledsoe, William Harrison, 1869-1936
Title: Willis H. Bledsoe Photograph Collection,
Dates: 1896-1963 and undated
Abstract: Photographs donated by Willis Harrison Bledsoe, dated from 1896-1963 and undated.
Collection # SWCPC 409
Quantity: 272 photo prints and 1 negative
Language English.
Repository Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

William Harrison Bledsoe was an attorney, politician, and investor. He was born in 1869 in Cleburne, Texas, and died in 1936. He set up his law practice in Lubbock, Texas, and eventually the law office became Bledsoe, Crenshaw, and Dupree. Bledsoe also served in the Texas legislature as a House of Representative member and as Senator. He helped to sign into law the creation of Texas Technological College.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of photographs of individuals, groups of individuals, architecture, school children, interior of a machine shop, Texas Tech University, the wake for Senator William Harrison Bledsoe, and various street scenes.


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)
Allen, Ben
Black, Charles
Black, Elizabeth
Bledsoe, Brownwen
Bledsoe, Emma K.
Bledsoe, Karen
Bledsoe, William Harrison, 1869-1936
Boone, Delle W.
Boone, Grace
Boone, Mildred
Boone, Sandra
Boone, Sula Ann
Byrd, Joseph
Graves, Martha
Gregory, Gary
Jones, Clifford Bartlett, 1885-1972
Keltz, Eugene
Mash, Joseph
Overton, Ruthie
Shurtleff, Peggy
Shurtleff, V. L. (Dan)
Tomlinson, Vada Belle
Wilson, Roscoe
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Bank & Trust Company
Texas Tech University--History
Texas Technological College--History
Austin (Tex.)--Views
Brandon (Tex.)--Views
Breckenridge (Tex.)--Views
Cisco (Tex.)--Views
Dallas (Tex.)--Views
Hillsboro (Tex.)--Views
Lubbock (Tex.)--Views
Maxgate (England)
San Antonio (Tex.)--Views
Surrey (England)
Texas--Politics and government
Texas Technological College--Photographs

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Willis Bledsoe Oral History Interview [sound recording], 1983
  • Emma K. Bledsoe Papers, 1905-1983

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Willis Harrison Bledsoe Photograph Collection, 1896-1963 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Gift, 1985

Processed by

Abel Ramirez