Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Kate Adele Hill:

An Inventory of Her Papers 1861-1971 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Hill, Kate Adele
Title: Kate Adele Hill Papers,
Dates: 1861-1971 and undated
Abstract: Records of Kate Adele Hill, a former home demonstration agent with the Texas Agricultural Extension Service.
Collection # S 442.1
Quantity: 2 boxes and 3 scrapbooks (2.3 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

A home demonstration agent with the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Kate Adele Hill was born November 19, 1900, in Manor, Texas, and was the author of several books. Her family was engaged in breeding Angus cattle. She attended Texas Technological College and Texas Women's University, receiving her Ph.D. from TWU in 1957. Hill was active in the American Texas Home Economics Association, the Texas Agricultural Workers' Association, and the Business and Professional Women's Association. She died in a San Angelo nursing home on October 30, 1982.

Scope and Contents

These papers include correspondence, legal documents, literary productions, photographs, post cards, printed material and scrapbook material pertaining mainly to the business and civic affairs of Dr. Hill. The literary publications contain extensive information on cotton industry pioneer A. L. Ward.

The photos were transferred to Photographs. Of special interest are family photographs on the Hills' Kerr County ranch, including some from Christmas seasons from 1905 to 1908 showing mesquite Christmas trees and Kate Hill as a child with her parents.


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)
Hill, Kate Adele, 1900-1983
Hill, Kate Adele, 1900-1983--Archives
Hill, Sam Houston
Hill, William Hickman
Ward, A. L. (Arland Langdon), 1885-1965
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Agricultural Extension Service
Texas Cottonseed Crusher's Association
Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers' Association
Cal Farley's Boys Ranch (Tascosa, Tex.)
Kerr County (Tex.)--History
Tom Green County (Tex.)--History
Aberdeen-Angus cattle
Agricultural extension work--Texas
Home demonstration work--Texas
Home economics--Texas
Home economics, Rural--Texas
Home economics extension work--Texas
Sheep ranches--Texas--History
Women--Texas--Societies and clubs--History

Related Material

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

  • Hill, Kate Adele, 1900-1983. Kate Adele Hill oral history interview [sound recording], 1977.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kate Adele Hill Papers, 1861-1971, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Gifts, 1960-1968

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, July 2000

Additional Sources

The Handbook of Texas has published a more in-depth online biography of Kate Adele Hill at

Collection Inventory


Manuscript Files

box folder
1 1 Address by Dr. Walter Prescott Webb to Arlington State College, 1960
2 Book Draft: A. L. Ward- Texans, 1967
3 Correspondence, 1920-1971 and undated
4 Correspondence, 1952-1959
5 Genealogy: Hill Family, undated
6 Hill, Sam H., 1909-1933
7 Legal Documents, 1861-1933
8 Literary Publications, 1933-1951 and undated
9 Literary Publications by Kate Adele Hill, 1925-1965
10 Literary Publications by Kate Adele Hill, 1927-1963
11 Magazine Clippings, 1951-1957
12 News Clippings: Kate Adele Hill, 1965-1971 and undated
13 News Clippings: Literacy and Kate Adele Hill, 1965-1967 and undated
14 News Clippings: Will Hill, 1942-1950
15 Newspapers, 1918-1967
16 Printed Materials, 1931-1971 and undated
17 Printed Materials: Professional Agricultural Workers of Texas, 1967-1969
18 Printed Materials: Texas Agricultural Workers Association, 1964-1966
box folder
2 1 Proceedings of the 57th Annual Convention Texas Cottonseed Crushers' Association, Inc., 1951
2 Proceedings of Research Conference on Processing as Related to Cottonseed Meal Nutrition at Southern Regional Research Laboratory, 1950
3 Rolled item: Portrait of W. B. Mitchell of Marfa, Texas, 1940
4 Scrapbook, 1916-1937
5 Scrapbook, 1928-1929 and undated
6 Scrapbook: Kate Adele Hill News Clippings, 1939 and undated
7 Scrapbook: News Clippings, 1934-1941
8 Speeches by A. L. Ward, 1931-1943
9 Speeches by A. L. Ward, 1940-1947
10 Speeches by A. L. Ward, 1948-1953
11 Speeches by A. L. Ward, 1952-1958
12 Speeches by Kate Adele Hill, 1940-1966
13 Texas Cottonseed Crushers' Association: A. L. Ward Portrait Presentation to Texas A and M College, 1951
14 Texas County Name Origins, undated


Oversized Scrapbooks

Item 1 Scrapbook, 1938-1960
Item 2 Scrapbook, 1954-1960
Item 3 Scrapbook: Boys' Ranch, 1950