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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence

Literary Production

Printed Material

Photographs

Scrapbook Material

Artifacts

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

John A. Hulen:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1908-1971 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Hulen, John A., 1871-1957
Title: John A. Hulen Papers,
Dates: 1908-1971 and undated
Abstract: The collection concerns John A. Hulen as a railroad executive and military officer.
Collection # S471.1
Quantity: 3 small boxes (0.7 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Hulen was a military officer and railroad executive, and a member of Texas Technological College Board of Directors from 1931- 1937. Born in 1871 in Centralia, Missouri, Hulen moved to Texas with his parents in 1873, and attended public school in Gainesville, Texas. He also attended military academies in Virginia and Missouri, graduating in 1891. He joined the Texas Volunteer Cavalry in 1889, and served in the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, and World War I. Both before and after World War I, Hulen pursued a career as a railroad executive with various lines, including the Frisco Lines, the Rhode Island-Frisco Lines and the Trinity and Brazos Valley Railway Company. He became vice-president of both the Fort Worth and Denver City and the Wichita Valley railway companies in 1930. Hulen later served as vice-president and chairman of the board of the Burlington- Rock Island Railroad Company, holding the latter position until his death in 1957 in Palacios, Texas.

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Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, literary productions, printed material, photographs, scrapbook material and memorabilia. The collection bulks (1936-1971) with correspondence and scrapbook materials pertaining to Hulen and his railroad career. There are lesser amounts of printed material, newsclippings and other scrapbook material dealing with his military and railroad career.

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Organization

The collection is organized by types of materials from correspondence, literary production, printed material, photographs, scrapbook material and artifacts.

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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)
Armstrong, R. Wright (Robert Wright), 1892-1966.
Hulen, John A., 1871-1957.
Hulen, John A., 1871-1957--Military leadership.
Jones, Clifford Bartlett, 1885-1972.
Subjects (Organizations)
36th Infantry Division Association.
Burlington-Rock Island Railroad Company.
Fort and Denver City Railway Company.
Texas. National Guard.
Trinity and Brazos Valley Railway Company.
Subjects
Railroad companies--Texas--History.
Railroads--Texas--History.
Railroads--Management--Texas--History.

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:
  • Roy Ayers Papers, 1968-1973 and undated
  • Fred E. Young Papers, 1917-1965
  • R. Wright Armstrong Papers, 1868-1966

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John A. Hulen Papers, 1908-1971 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
n/a

Gifts, 1966-1974

Processing Information

Processed by: Abel Ramirez, Spring 2005

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence

Box Folder
1 1 Memoriam for John A. Hulen, 1957
2 Personal, 1940-1953
3 Personal, 1936-1966
4 Personal, 1936-1957
5 Schmidt, Otto H., 1957-1971

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Literary Production

Box Folder
1 6 General Hulen’s Life, 1966 and undated
7 “Log of the 72nd Infantry Brigade, 36th Division,” typescript, 1918
8 “My Favorite Story,” undated
9 Poker Poem, 1935
10 “The Railroad Situation of Today,” 1908
11 Yellowstone steamship, 1933-1960 and undated

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Printed Material

Box Folder
1 12 Army Manual for Medical Department, 1916
Box Folder
2 1 Booklet on General John J. Pershing, 1958
2 Miscellaneous, 1913-1954
3 News clippings – Military Career, 1934-1936
4 News clippings – Retirement, 1951-1958
Box Folder
3 1 News clippings – Railroad Career, 1940-1941
2 Programs, 1930-1961

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Photographs

Box Folder
3 3 Hulen’s Railroad Career, 1954 and undated

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Scrapbook Material

Box Folder
3 4 List of Personal Effects, 1957
5 Miscellaneous, 1957-1971

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Artifacts

Box Folder
3 6 Dog tags, Name tag, and Fez hat, 1932 and undated

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