Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Paul H. Carlson:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1852-2011 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Carlson, Paul Howard
Title: Paul H. Carlson Papers,
Dates: 1852-2011 and undated
Abstract: The Papers consists of books and research material, photocopied manuscripts, and newspaper articles.
Collection # S 158.2
Quantity: 1 box (1 linear foot)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Paul Carlson is a historian, former professor, and former assistant chairman of the Department of History at Texas Tech University. He was also editor of the West Texas Historical Association Year Book (now West Texas Historical Review) for a number of years. He is the author of several books, including Georgia O'Keeffe in Texas: A Guide, to which some of this collection’s materials pertain.

Scope and Content

The Papers consist of books and research material gathered by Dr. Paul Carlson during his composition of Georgia O'Keeffe in Texas: A Guide. Photocopies of the manuscript for In Cuba with Shafter, a separate publication that documents the exploits of General William Rufus Shafter who commanded U.S. forces in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, is also present. Lastly, the collection includes newspaper articles and research materials related to the sheep and livestock industry, in which Dr. Carlson was interested.



The collection is organized into the following series: Georgia O’Keeffe, Printed Materials, Photographs, Miley, Sheep and Goats, and Newspapers.


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)
Carlson, Dr. Paul H.
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986
Subjects (Organizations)
West Texas Historical Association
Subjects (Places)
Amarillo (Tex.)
Canyon (Tex.)
Lubbock (Tex.)
Texas Panhandle (Tex.)
Goat industry--Texas--History
Sheep industry--Texas--History
Spanish-American War, 1898

Related Material

Paul Carlson, oral history interviews [sound recording], 1972

Paul Carlson, oral history interviews [sound recording], 1974

Paul Carlson, oral history interviews [sound recording], 1977

Carlson, Paul, Oversized Materials

Paul H. Carlson Papers, 1871-1998 and undated

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Paul H. Carlson Papers, 1852-2011 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Collection accession #(s):
2011-0085-B; 2013-0046-B

Gifts, 2011-2013

Processed by

Brooke Downey, 2013

Collection Inventory


Georgia O’Keefe

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1 1 Books, undated


Printed Materials

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1 2 A guide to her Texas years, 1887-1986
3 Amarillo, Canyon and Texas Panhandle, 1912-2011
4 Bibliography, 1916-2009
5 Biography of Georgia O’ keeffe, 1887-1986
6 Canyon Suite, 1910-1994
7 Chronology, 1887-1986
8 Description of Texas Art, 1916-1999
9 Dow’s Method, 1852-1922
10 Georgia O’Keeffe in Texas, 1916-1987
11 History of Amarillo Public School, 1889-1949
12 Illustrations, 1910-1917
13 Leah Harris, 1916-1929
14 Life of Georgia O’Keeffe, 1864-1846
15 Modernism and Art, 1917-1929
16 Paul Strand, 1917-18
17 The Influence of Texas Panhandle, 1912-1929
18 Tedd Reid, 1891-1983
19 The house across the street, 1916-1918
20 Georgia O’ keeffe in Canyon, 1916-18, 1916-18
21 West Texas Historical Association, 2011



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1 22 Photographs undated



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1 23 In Cuba with Shafter, 1898


Sheep and Goats



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1 24 Texas historic livestock statistics, 1867-1976



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1 25 Doty and Hudspeth notes, 1841-1957
26 Information on Sheep and Wool Industry, 1911-44
27 Information on Mohair, 1830-1874
28 Information on people in sheep’s industry, 1847-1974
29 Information on people, 1849-1944
30 Tariffs/statistics/Association, 1925-1954
31 Wool processing and warehouse systems, 1945-1974