Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Botello Family:

An Inventory of Its Collection, 1942-2001, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Botello Family
Title: Botello Family Collection,
Dates: 1942-2001
Abstract: The Botello Family Collection contains five volumes chronicling the Botello family's experiences during World War II.
Collection # S 1725.1
Quantity: 1 box (.25 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Botello family was living and farming in San Saba County, Texas, at the time the United States joined World War II. Parents Crisostomo and Jesusita Botello watched and waited as military service took away their five oldest sons to serve in the European and Pacific theatres. The absence of their oldest sons forced the Botellos to end their independent farming operations. At the end of the war, all the Botello brothers safely returned to their home and family.

Scope and Content

The collection is five volumes written by Thomas D. Botello detailing the Botello family background and World War II military experiences of five of his brothers: Crisantos, Gregorio, John, Simon, and Trinidad. The five volumes include a family background common to all volumes with additional materials specific to each brother’s unique experiences. The materials include photocopies of documents relating to their military experience and, in John’s book, a photocopy of his handwritten account of his experiences and a typed transcription prepared by his children.


The Botello Family Collection is organized by volume number.


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)
Botello, Crisantos (1926-1994)
Botello, Gregorio.
Botello, John.
Botello, Simon.
Botello, Thomas.
Botello, Trinidad.
Subjects (Places)
San Saba (Tex.)
World War, 1939-1945.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Botello Family Collection, 1942-2001, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):

Gift, 2005

Processing Information

Processed by: Karen Hicks, 2006

Collection Inventory

Literary Production

box folder
1 1 “Proud I Served: Tec 4 Crisantos D. Botello”, 24th Mechanized Calvary reconnaissance Troop, 24th Infantry Division, Asiatic-Pacific Theater, 1945-2001
2 “Proud I Served: Seaman First Class Gregorio D. Botello”, United States Navy, Continental USA, 1943-2001
3 “Proud I Served: Sgt. John D. Botello”, Company B, 1st Battalion, 169th Regiment, 43rd Infantry Division, Asiatic-Pacific Theater, 1943-2001
4 “Proud I Served: Pfc. Simon D. Botello”, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 334th Regiment, 84th Infantry Division, European Theater, 1942-2001
5 “Proud I Served: Sgt. Trinidad D. Botello”, 31st Fighter Group, Army Air Corp, European Theater of Operation, 1942-2001