Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Sarah Elizabeth Harral Duggan:

An Inventory of Her Papers, 1920-1965, in the Southwest Collection, Special Collections Libraries

Descriptive Summary

Creator Duggan, Sarah Elizabeth Harral, 1878-1964
Title: Sarah Elizabeth Harral Duggan Papers,
Dates: 1920-1965
Abstract: Papers related to Sarah Duggan's personal interests and activities.
Collection # S 277.1
Quantity: 1 box (1 linear foot)
Language English.
Repository Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

An early Lamb County, Texas, settler, Sarah was born in 1878 in Gonzales, Texas. In 1902, she married Arthur P. Duggan, Sr., who began working for her uncle, landowner Major George W. Littlefield. The Duggans helped found the city of Littlefield, Texas, as part of a land colonization project. After the death of her husband in 1935, she traveled widely in Latin America and Europe. Sarah later resided in Riverside, California, and Austin, Texas, where she was active in art work, women's clubs, and flower show promotions. Her children, Arthur Duggan, Jr. and Alice (Mrs. David) Gracy, were active in business affairs in Littlefield, Texas. Sarah Duggan died in 1964 in Littlefield, Texas.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, diaries, financial materials, literary productions, photographs, printed material, and scrapbook material concerning Duggan's artistic interests, club activities, travel experiences, and business interests in Littlefield, Texas. It bulks with correspondence and travel diaries.


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)
Duggan, Sarah Elizabeth Harral, 1878-1964
Duggan, Sarah Elizabeth Harral, 1878-1964--Archives
Duggan, Sarah Elizabeth Harral, 1878-1964--Correspondence
Duggan, Sarah Elizabeth Harral, 1878-1964--Diaries
Duggan, Sarah Elizabeth Harral, 1878-1964--Journeys
Duggan, Arthur P. (Arthur Pope), 1876-1945
Littlefield (Tex.)--History
Littlefield (Tex.)--Social life and customs

Related Material

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

  • Duggan and Gracy Properties (Littlefield, Texas) Papers, 1934-1958
  • Arthur P. Duggan Sr. Papers, 1860-1957
  • Arthur P. Duggan Jr. Papers, 1936-1966
  • Arthur P. Duggan Jr. oral history interview [sound recording], 1956
  • Mrs. Alice Duggan Gracy oral history interview [sound recording], 1956

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sarah Elizabeth Harral Duggan Papers, 1920-1965, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gift, 1970s

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, August 2002


Gracy, David Bergen II. George Washington Littlefield: A Biography in Business.1971

Collection Inventory


Papers, 1920-1965

box folder
1 1 Correspondence concerning Mrs. A.P. Duggan, Sr., also Diaries (Travel and General), 1937-1965
2 Correspondence, General, 1922-1965
3 Literary Productions, Untitled Speeches and Miscellaneous Notes, 1937-1940 and undated
4 Printed Material, Literary Productions, and Titled Speeches, 1921-1965 and undated
5 Financial Documents and Photos, 1920-1952 and undated