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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence, 1922 and undated

Legal Material, 1896-1934

Literary Production Mary Edna Huffman Wood, 1937-1975

Printed Material, 1905-1944 and undated

Memorabilia, 1976

Scrapbook Material, 1901-1960 and undated

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

William J. and Edna Wood:

An Inventory of Their Collection, 1896-1976 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Wood, William J.
Title: William J. and Edna Wood Collection,
Dates: 1896-1976 and undated
Abstract: The collection consists of the diaries of Edna Wood and other personal papers of Edna and William Wood dating 1896-1976 and undated.
Collection # S672.1
Quantity: 1 box (1.0 linear foot)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

William J. Wood, born in Bentonville, Arkansas in 1897 and Mary Edna Huffman, born in Floyd County, Texas in 1896, married in 1918 in Plainview, Hale County, Texas. Following their marriage, the couple lived and farmed in Floyd County, Texas where they remained until 1955. Edna kept a daily diary for many years, chronicling the everyday activities of her family and community. Edna's brother, C. H. Huffman, lived in Lockney, Texas. In 1955, the couple moved to Bentonville, Arkansas.

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Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection comprises the eleven diaries written by Edna Wood from 1937-1975. Other items included in the collection are birth certificates, the Woods' marriage license, and a small sample of correspondence.

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Organization

The collection is organized into the following series:
Correspondence
Legal Material
Printed Material
Memorabilia
Scrapbook Material

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Some archival collections may be housed in storage outside of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library building. Requests to retrieve such materials may take up to 10 business days to complete. Please contact our Reference Department to arrange retrieval.

Audio, video, and film recordings may not be immediately accessible due to format, condition, or copyright status. All items must be digitized prior to patron use. Because not all collections materials have been digitized, please contact the Reference Archivist at least 10 days prior to arrival in order to coordinate digitization. Though we can digitize much of our holdings within two weeks, some media may be fragile and require specialized digitization outsourcing, which can take up to three months for completion.

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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)
Wood, Mary Edna Wood, 1896-1976
Wood, William J.
Subjects (Places)
Floyd County (Tex.)--Diaries
Floyd County (Tex.)--Social life and customs
Floyd County (Tex.)--History
Lockney (Tex.)--History

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:
  • William G. DeLoach Papers, 1911-1975
  • William J. and Edna Wood Photograph Collection
  • Lily Trostle Papers, 1902-1969

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William J. and Edna Wood Collection, 1896-1976 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
2002-0244-B

Gift, 2002

Processing Information

Processed by: Karen Hicks, 2004

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1922 and undated

Box Folder
1 1 To Mary Edna Huffman Wood from Mrs. C. H. Huffman, 1922 and undated

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Legal Material, 1896-1934

Box Folder
1 2 Legal Material, 1896-1934

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Literary Production Mary Edna Huffman Wood, 1937-1975

Box Folder
1 3 Diaries, 1937-1943
4 Diaries, 1944-1963
5 Diaries, 1964-1975

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Printed Material, 1905-1944 and undated

Box Folder
1 6 Composition - Rhetoric, by Brooks, Stratton D. and Marietta Hubbard, 1905
7 Bibles, 1944 and undated

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Memorabilia, 1976

Box Folder
1 8 Mary Edna Huffman Wood - Funeral, 1976

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Scrapbook Material, 1901-1960 and undated

Box Folder
1 9 Scrapbook Material, 1901-1960 and undated

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