William G. DeLoach:
An Inventory of His Papers, 1911-1964, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
William G. DeLoach was a longtime resident of Crosby County and Lamb County, Texas. His family traveled from southern Oklahoma to settle in a small farmstead in Crosby County. For fifty years, he kept a diary to record his life experiences as a farmer and family man in West Texas. Some of his diary entries have been used to compile the book Plains Farmer: The Diary of William G. DeLoach, 1914-1964. The book was edited by Janet Neugebauer. DeLoach was born in 1880 and he died in 1967.
The collection contains twelve diaries arranged in chronological order written by William G. DeLoach between the years 1911-1964. They have daily entries on weather, farming, family, community, financial entries, and other topics.
Portions of the Papers may also be viewed in digital format among the Southwest Collection’s Digital Collections.
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William G. DeLoach Papers, 1911-1964, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
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Processed by: Abel Ramirez, July 2002