Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Texas National Guard:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1900-1964, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas National Guard
Title: Texas National Guard Records,
Dates: 1900-1964
Abstract: These are the records of the Texas military unit known as the Texas National Guard.
Collection # S1055.1
Quantity: 6 boxes and 4 oversized items (7.0 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Bulk of the collection consists of general files (1918-1961), the medical records and notes of Dr. G. Schilling (1903-1919), records and notes pertaining to the 36th Division (1914-1962), and material concerning the 36th Division Association (1952-1955). Also included in the collection are letters and financial records, materials of Texas National Guard Commander Carl L. Phinney, the Texas Adjutant General's Department, general military materials, and scrapbook materials. Of special interest is a six- volume stereographic photo library on World War II.

Scope and Contents

The Texas National Guard serves as a state and federal agency. During peace time, the Guard is under the command of the governor and the adjutant general. In wartime, the Guard is under federal supervision. The National Militia Act of 1903 (the Dick Law) made all of the different militia units within each state subject to the U.S. Army. During World War I and World War II, the Texas National Guard served as the U.S. Army 36th Division.

Portions of the Papers may also be viewed in digital format among the Southwest Collection’s Digital Collections.


The collection is organized into the following series:


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 (Organizations)
Texas. National Guard.
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 36th.
Armed Forces.
Texas--History, Military.
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 36th--History.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--United States--Texas.

Related Materials:

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas National Guard Records, 1900-1964, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
None for the record.

Gift, 1970

Processing Information

Processed by: Abel Ramirez, December 2004


McDugal, Leila. Up Hill and Down Hill: A History of the Texas National Guard. Waco, Texas, 1966.

Collection Inventory

General Files

box folder
1 1 VIP's, Checklist, 1953
2 Daily Bulletins, 49th Armored Division, 1953
3 Standard Operating Procedures, 100th Tank Battalion, 1953
4 Policies and Standard Operating Procedures, 36th Division, 1949-1953
5 Billeting, 1953
6 Special Service-Band, 1953
7 Division Guard, Field Officers and Duty Officers, 1953
8 Admino-Annexes, Field Training Memorandum, April-June 1953
9 Active File, G-1 Information, 1952-1953
10 GI Daily Check List, 1953
11 Daily Bulletin, 36th Infantry Division, 1953
12 Corrections of Deficiencies in Fund Records, 1953
13 Personnel, Requested and Assigned, 1951-1953
14 Action File, Checklist, 1952-1953
15 Division Surgeon Reports and Strength Reports, 1953
16 Personal Policies, Adjutant General, Texas, 1951-1953
17 Smith, Norman L., 1952-1956
18 Chalmers, David Walker, 1949-1961
19 Simpson, Edgar K., 1939-1961
20 General Courts - Martial, Harrill H. Hightower, 1925-1926
21 Miscellaneous, 1917-1943
22 Post Cards, ca. 1918
23 Photographs, Texas, and France - World War I, 1918-1950s
24 Map of Chatous, France, World War I, 1918
25 111th Sanitary Train, 1918

Phinney, Carl L.

box folder
1 26 Recommendation of Phinney for Position of Vice-President of National Guard Association of U.S., 1957
27 Recommendation of Phinney for Distinguished Service Medal, 1961
28 Recommendation of Phinney for Secretary of the Army, 1960-1961
29 Orders, 1925-1964
30 Correspondence-Personal, 1927-1964
31 Correspondence, 1925-1964
32 Miscellaneous Reports, 1927-1962

Schilling, Dr. John G., M.D.

box folder
2 1 Correspondence, 1903-1906
2 Correspondence, 1907-1909
3 Correspondence, 1910
4 Legal Documents, 1930s
5 Miscellaneous Medical Papers, 1908-1919
6 Medical Notebooks, 1906-1909
7 Medical Notebooks, 1906-1909
8 Medical School Lecture Notes, 1907-1908

36th Division

box folder
3 1 History of the 36th Division, 1914-1919
2 World War I Battle Messages, Letters from the 72nd Infantry Brigade, 1918
3 World War I Battle Messages, Letters from the 72nd Infantry Brigade, 1918
4 "As It Was Ordered" by Frank A. Loftus, 1918
5 Camp Data, 1952
6 Commendations, 1953
7 Correspondence, 1941-1962

36th Division Association

box folder
3 8 Financial Documents, 1954-1955
9 Financial Documents, 1953
10 Reunion: Register and Registration Blanks, 1952-1953

General Military Materials

box folder
4 1 Army Training Test, 1951
2 Camp Polk Telephone Directory, 1951
3 Printed Material, Military, 1917-1951
4 Periodicals, Military, 1941-1954
5 Printed Materials and News Clippings, 1907-1953
6 Index to General Hulen's Files, undated undated

142nd Infantry Company

box folder
4 7 Correspondence, 1924
8 Literary production, 1924 and undated

Texas Adjutant General's Department

box folder
4 9 Supplies Correspondence, Ordnance Letter Book, 1908
Artifact Collection

box folder
5 1 Stereographic Library: World War, Volume 1-VI, Keystone View Company; Picture cards with stereoscope, ca. 1919

Oversized Items

box folder
6 1 142nd Infantry Band, Scrapbook Material, 1924 and undated
2 Financial Material: Audit of Accounts, Border Defense, Ranger Force and Regular Appropriations, 1917-1918
3 Ledger of Letters Received, 1900-1918
Ledger 1 Financial Material: Account Ledger, Unit B-Unit J, Expenses on supply and labor, 1undated
Scrapbook 1 Scrapbook Material: News Clippings on 36th Division, 1946 and undated
Scrapbook 2 Scrapbook Material: News Clippings on 36th Division and War, 1944 and undated
Scrapbook 3 Scrapbook Material: News Clippings on 36th Division and War, 1947-1948