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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

General Office Files

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Ross Ayers:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1968-1973 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Ayers, Ross
Title: Ross Ayers Papers,
Dates: 1968-1973 and undated
Abstract: The collection concerns Ross Ayers, commander of the Lubbock National Guard Unit.
Collection # S50.1
Quantity: 3 boxes (2.3 linear foot)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

A World War II veteran, Ross Ayers was the long-time commander of the Lubbock National Guard unit. He also served as Adjutant General of the Texas National Guard from 1968 to 1973.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains general office files pertaining to Ayers' tenure as Adjutant General. These include: an audit file, birthday letter file, printed material, conference file, by-laws of the National Guard Association, letters and travel orders, inaugural letters, personal and reading files, some photographs, reports, a Texas Tech Distinguished Alumnus Award file and travel vouchers.

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Organization

The collection is organized by types of materials from audit file, correspondence, personal files, reading files and travel vouchers.

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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)
Ayers, Ross, 1910-2001.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas. National Guard.
National Guard Association of Texas.
Subjects
Texas--History.

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:
  • Texas National Guard Records, 1900-1964
  • Daniel O. Blackmon Papers, 1907-1991 and undated
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Oral History Collection:
  • Ross Ayers oral history interview [sound recording], 1970
  • Ross Ayers oral history interview [sound recording], 1970
  • Ross Ayers oral history interview [sound recording], 1970
  • Ross Ayers oral history interview [sound recording], 1973
  • Many more oral histories may be found among our oral history abstracts as well as among our oral history transcripts.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ross Ayers Papers, 1968-1973 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
n/a

Gift, 1981

Processing Information

Processed by: Abel Ramirez, 2005

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Collection Inventory

General Office Files

Box Folder
1 1 Audit, 1969-1970
2 Birthday Letter Files, 1971-1972
3 Brochures: Riot Control Movies, 1973 and undated
4 Conference: Student Body Presidents, Texas, 1970
5 Constitution and Bylaws of the National Guard Association, 1968
6 Germany Trip: Letters and Travel Orders, 1971
7 Inauguration (Thank You) Letters, 1971
8 News clippings and Correspondence: National Guard and Politics, 1971-1973
9 Photographs of General Ayers, undated
10 Personal Files, 1969
11 Personal Files, 1970
12 Personal Files, 1971
13 Personal Files, 1972
14 Personal Files, 1973
15 Reading Files, April 1970
16 Reading Files, May 1970
17 Reading Files, June 1970
18 Reading Files, July 1970
19 Reading Files, August 1970
20 Reading Files, September 1970
21 Reading Files, October 1970
22 Reading Files, November 1970
23 Reading Files, December 1970
24 Reading Files, January 1971
25 Reading Files, February 1971
Box Folder
2 1 Reading Files, March 1971
2 Reading Files, April 1971
3 Reading Files, May 1971
4 Reading Files, June 1971
5 Reading Files, July 1971
6 Reading Files, August 1971
7 Reading Files, September 1971
8 Reading Files, October 1971
9 Reading Files, November 1971
10 Reading Files, December 1971
11 Reading Files, January 1972
12 Reading Files, February 1972
13 Reading Files, March 1972
14 Reading Files, April 1972
15 Reading Files, May 1972
16 Reading Files, June 1972
17 Reading Files, July 1972
18 Reading Files, August 1972
Box Folder
3 1 Reading Files, September 1972
2 Reading Files, October 1972
3 Reading Files, November 1972
4 Reading Files, December 1972
5 Reading Files, January 1973
6 Reading Files, February 1973
7 Reports, 1968-1969 and undated
8 Retirement Resolution from Armory Board, 1973
9 Smith, Senator Margaret Chase, 1969-1971
10 Texas Tech Distinguished Alumnus Award, 1972
11 Travel Vouchers, 1969-1970
12 Travel Vouchers, 1971-1972

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