Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Daniel Otto Blackmon:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1907-1991 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Blackmon, Daniel Otto, 1896-1991
Title: Daniel Otto Blackmon Papers,
Dates: 1907-1991 and undated
Abstract: These are the papers of Texas war veteran Daniel O. Blackmon.
Collection # S202.1
Quantity: 1 box (1.0 linear foot)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Daniel Otto Blackmon was born in 1896 in Bald Prairie, Robertson County, Texas. He lived in Lamesa, Texas after serving in the U.S. Army during World War I. Daniel was a member of the 142nd Infantry, 36th Division and camped at Camp Bowie near Fort Worth, Texas. He was a member of the Selective Service Board during the 1920s and worked for the U.S. Postal Service. He corresponded with his future wife Earle Elizabeth Barrett (1898-1976) during the war and they married in 1920. He died in 1991 in Lamesa. They had one daughter Lucille Blackmon Everett and her husband was Jack Everett.

Scope and Contents

This small collection contains correspondence, some legal papers, genealogy, printed materials, scrapbook material, and memorabilia. Of interest are the personal letters dated 1918 written by Daniel O. Blackmon to his future wife Earle Elizabeth Barrett during his time of military enlistment during World War I. Other correspondence deal with his duties with the Selective Service System and his daughter Lucille Blackmon Everett, especially her European trip in 1973. Also of interest are the brochures and travel guides from the Texas Centennial of 1936, Chicago World’s Fair of 1933, and the New York World’s Fair of 1939. This collection also includes several items from Norton Fuller, a friend he met in the military. Mr. Fuller had left the items in Blackmon’s possession over the years. They contain souvenir post cards bought in France, 1918.



The collection is organized into the following series: Correspondence, Research Material, Printed Material, Scrapbook Material, Memorabilia, and the Norton Fuller Collection.


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)
Blackmon, Daniel Otto, 1896-1991
Blackmon, Daniel Otto- --Archives
Blackmon, Daniel Otto- --Correspondence
Blackmon, Daniel Otto- --Manuscripts
Blackmon, Earle Elizabeth, 1898-1976
Fuller, Norton
U. S. War letters, 1918
World War I – military experiences
U. S. Army - 142nd Infantry, 36th Division
Camp Bowie (Fort Worth, Texas)
American Expeditionary Force

Related Material

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

  • Daniel O. Blackmon Photo Collection
  • Daniel O. Blackmon Artifact Collection on World War II
  • Daniel O. Blackmon Framed Items on World War II

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Daniel Otto Blackmon Papers, 1907-1991 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
2003-0186-B, 2004-0022-B

Gifts, 2003-2004

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, February 2004.

Collection Inventory



box folder
1 1 Between Daniel Otto Blackmon and Earle E. Barrett, 1918
2 Selective Service System, 1924-1946
3 Vacation Trips to Europe, 1973-1974


Legal Material

box folder
1 4 Discharge papers, marriage certificate, and death certificate, 1918-1991


Research Material

box folder
1 5 Lucille Blackmon Everett’s Genealogy, 1985
6 Robertson County, Texas, 1953-1985


Printed Material

box folder
1 7 News clippings on Daniel Blackmon, 1918-1991
8 The 142nd Infantry 36th Division, History of, 1917-1919, book by Chaplain C. H. Barnes, 1922
9 Maps, 1986 and undated
10 Selective Service in Wartime book, 1942


Scrapbook Material

box folder
1 11 Details from video tape, 1990s
12 Post cards and Birthday cards, 1918-1930 and undated
13 Selective Service, Postal Service, and County Board Certificates, 1920-1967
14 Texas Centennial and Greater Texas and Pan American Exposition, 1936-1937
15 European and Canadian Trips Brochures and Postcards, 1973 and undated
16 Chicago World’s Fair, 1933
17 New York World’s Fair, 1939
18 Travel Guides to Eastern U.S. and miscellaneous, undated
19 Travel Guides to Western U. S., undated



box folder
1 20 Declaration of Independence facsimile copy, undated
21 Framed post card sent to Daniel O. Blackmon’s mother, 1918
22 U.S. Postal Service pin, undated


Norton Fuller Collection

box folder
1 23 Family Photos, undated
24 Military items and Souvenir post cards, 1918-1919
25 Post cards and miscellaneous, 1907-1922
26 Novelty ring from France, ca. 1918