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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

OCLC Number

Description of Series

Personal

Societies and Organizations

University of Texas Material

English Department

Personal Correspondence

Literary productions

Literary Productions by Others

Research Material

Restricted

Photographs

Oversize personal materials

Microfilm Collection

Sound Archives

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Mody Coggin Boatright Papers, 1907-1978



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Boatright, Mody C. (Mody Coggin), 1896-1970
Title: Mody Coggin Boatright papers
Dates: 1907-1978
Abstract: Papers of Mody Boatright (1896-1970), folklorist and professor of English at The University of Texas (1926-1969), include personal papers and materials related to his career as teacher and chairman of the English Department and as secretary-editor of the Texas Folklore Society.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00037
Extent: 34.58 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Papers of Mody Boatright (1896-1970), folklorist and professor of English at The University of Texas (1926-1969), include personal papers; items related to the Boatright and Reck families; and materials related to his professional career as teacher, chairman of the English Department, secretary-editor of the Texas Folklore Society, Fellow of the American Folklore Society, and member of numerous organizations. Other material relates to research on the oil industry and western history and folklore, as well as to his numerous publications. Included are correspondence, newspaper clippings and other printed items, scrapbooks, notes, student papers and other teaching materials, bibliographies, literary productions, oral history transcripts, and photographs.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

A portion of this collection is restricted; contact repository for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Boatright, Mody C. (Mody Coggin), 1896-1970
Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940
Paredes, Américo, 1915-1999
Roosevelt, Théodore, 1858-1919
Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832
Thornton, Word Augustus
Family Names
Boatright (Family)
Reck (Family)
Corporate Names
American studies association
Texas Folklore Society
University of Texas. Department of English
Subjects
Academic freedom
American literature
Cities and towns
College teachers
Cowboys
Crime
Fire extinction
Folklore
Gas industry
History--Study and teaching
Livestock--Equipment and supplies
Petroleum industry and trade
Places
Austin
Breckenridge Oil Field
Galveston
Houston
Sweetwater
Texas
United States
United States--Southwestern States
Document Types
Anecdotes
Fiction (general genre)
Motion pictures (visual works)
Oral histories (document genre)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mody Coggin Boatright Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

2009-133

Processing Information

Collection processed by Laurel Rozema, June 2009 and July 2009. Subsequent editing by Amanda Reyes, February 2021.

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OCLC Number

401754690

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Personal

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3M509 [SRH1230018205] Correspondence
1918-1949
1966-1967
Certificates, 1921, 1922, undated
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3M510 [SRH1230018195] Correspondence, 1968-1970
Notebook, 1918-1919
German Postcard Folder
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3M511 [SRH1230018185] Notes and Poems on Germany, World War I
Notes on English Authors
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3M512 [SRH1230018175] M.C. Boatright's Student Papers, 1929-1930
Sul Ross State Teacher's College, Publication, December 1, 1926
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3M513 [SRH1230018165] M.A. Thesis; Plot-Structure in the Novels of Sir Walter Scott
Dissertation; Scott's Use of the Supernatural in the Waverley Novels, pp. 164-457
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3M514 [SRH1230018166] Dissertation: Scott's Use of the Supernatural in the Waverley Novels
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3M515 [SRH1230018176] Notes on Sir Walter Scott
Walter Prescott Webb
Article by Webb
Clippings
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3S193 [SRH1230021914] Scrapbook Pages
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3S196 Scrapbook

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Societies and Organizations

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3M516 [SRH1230018167] American Dialect Society, Clippings
American Folklore Society
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Program
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3M517 [SRH1230018177] American Studies Association
Correspondence, 1956-1963, undated
Membership Information, 1953, 1954
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3M518 [SRH1230018186] American Studies Association, Meeting at Baylor
Authors Guild Bulletin, February 1964-December 1966
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3M519 [SRH1230018187] Authors Guild Bulletin, January 1967-June 1970
Texas Folklore Archive, Correspondence
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3M520 [SRH1230018196] Texas Folklore Society
Correspondence
Manuscript of Told by the Folk, pp. 1-60
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3M521 [SRH1230018206] Stories from T.F.S. Publications
Dobie, Paisano Project, News Release, September, 1965
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3M522 [SRH1230018197] Dobie, Paisano Project, Miscellaneous

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University of Texas Material

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3M522 [SRH1230018197] American Studies Program, Publications
Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility, 1948
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3M523 [SRH1230018207] Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility, Reports, Clippings
Rainey Controversy, T.S. Painter
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3M524 [SRH1230018208] Rainey Controversy, Pamphlets
Regents' Rules
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3M525 [SRH1230018209] Report of the Committee of Seventy-Five, December, 1958
Miscellaneous Publications, 1965
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3M526 [SRH1230018210] Miscellaneous Publications, 1966-1968

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English Department

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3M526 [SRH1230018210] The Alcalde, March 1956
Grants to Boatright
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3M527 [SRH1230018211] Materials on Method
Ph.D. Candidates
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3M528 [SRH1230018212] Américo Paredes, Ph.D. Candidate
Register of Graduate Students in English, Part I, 1947-1948, 1951-1952
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3M529 [SRH1230018168] Register of Graduate Students in English, Part II, 1947-1948, 1951-1952
Teaching Materials
English Literature, Notes
Minor 18th Century Novelists
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3M530 [SRH1230018178] Teaching Materials, English Literature
General Notes
Tests
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3M531 [SRH1230018188] English 280K
English 380K
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3M532 [SRH1230018198] Teaching Materials, American Literature
Notes, Philosophy and Literature
Notes, Walt Whitman
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3M533 [SRH1230018169] Tests on Age of Innocence
Tests, Miscellaneous
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3M534 [SRH1230018179] Notes
Teaching Materials, Bibliography
18th Century American Essays
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3M535 [SRH1230018189] General
Southwest, various subjects
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OD1182 Teaching Materials, map
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3M536 [SRH1230018199] Teaching Materials, Bibliography
Hamlin Garland, Biography, Criticism
Student Papers
Adam-Bell
Donalson-Dugas
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3M537 [SRH1230018170] Eargle-Felder
Hazelwood-Hlavinka
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3M538 [SRH1230018180] Holland-Hubka
Nesmith-Ogden
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3M539 [SRH1230018190] Pannill-Potts
Soriero-Threadgill
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3M540 [SRH1230018200] Tillery-Weber
Miscellaneous

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Personal Correspondence

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3N10 [SRH1230018271] Boatright Family, 1907-1973, undated
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3N11 [SRH1230018281] Boatright Family, 1907-1973, undated
Elizabeth Reck Boatright, 1922-1930
Reck Family, 1925-1931, undated
Non-family, 1922-1931
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3N12 [SRH1230018291] Genealogical Materials: Boatright Family

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Literary productions

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3N12 [SRH1230018291] Newspaper and magazine clippings, 1930-1978, undated
Printed material, 1925, 1929, 1949, 1964, 1969, undated
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3H219 [SRH1230016886] Reprints, 1927-1970
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3N12 [SRH1230018291] Miscellaneous, 1909-1936, 1949, 1972, undated
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3N13 [SRH1230018301] Poem, "An Hour in the Library"
Short Story, "Incomplete Couplet"
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3N14 [SRH1230018302] Articles on Walter Scott, Walt Whitman
American Literary Realism (Boatright, Consultant), 1840-1910
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3N15 [SRH1230018292] Freshman Prose Annual, No. 1
Oil Industry, Folklore of the Oil Industry, p. 146 to p. 321
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3N16 [SRH1230018282] Oil Industry, Folklore of the Oil Industry, p. iii to p. 142
Draft of "The Role of Chance"
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3N17 [SRH1230018272] Draft of "The Geologist"
Draft of "Lingo"
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3N18 [SRH1230018262] Draft of "Songs and Verse"
Correspondence, Publication, 1958-1970
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3N19 [SRH1230018263] Western History and Folklore
Articles on the Humor of the American Frontier
Folk Laughter...
"Backwood Belles"
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3N20 [SRH1230018273] "Men and Manners"
"Buoyant or Despairing?"
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3N21 [SRH1230018283] Notes
Correspondence and Criticism
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3N22 [SRH1230018293] The Cowboy as Hero
"Buffalo Bill and the American Rodeo"
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3N23 [SRH1230018303] "Theodore Roosevelt and the Cowboy"
"Tom Mix: The Morality Play on Horseback"
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3N24 [SRH1230018304] The Cowboy..., " The Triumph of the Formula"
Article, "The Myth of Frontier Individualism"
Notes
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3N25 [SRH1230018294] Article, "The Wild Man in Texas Lore"
Notes, Clippings

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Literary Productions by Others

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3N25 [SRH1230018294] Reprints
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3H218 [SRH1230016885] 1920s-1950s
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3N25 [SRH1230018294] 1925-1929
1940-1949
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3N26 [SRH1230018284] 1950-1954
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3H219 [SRH1230016886] 1960s, undated
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3N26 [SRH1230018284] Donald M. Fiene, The Controversy
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3N27 [SRH1230018264] Articles
Joseph Gallant
A. Scouten
P. Stewart
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3N28 [SRH1230018274] S. Thompson
A. Turner
F. Vandiver

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Research Material

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3N28 [SRH1230018274] Oil Industry
Boom Towns
(2 folders)
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3N29 [SRH1230018305] Boom Towns, Card File
Bibliographical Notes on Oil
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3N30 [SRH1230018295] Bibliographical Notes on Oil
Fiction Relating to Oil Industry
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3N31 [SRH1230018285] Fiction, "Bright Danger"
Living Conditions
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3N32 [SRH1230018275] "The Lucky Ones"
People, Drillers, Student Paper
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3N33 [SRH1230018265] Oil Industry, People
The Geologist
Tex Thornton
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3S196 Oil Industry, Tex Thornton
Scrapbook
Photostats
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3N34 [SRH1230018266] People, Texas Thornton, Student Paper
Oil Industry
Subject Card File 2
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3N35 [SRH1230018276] Subject Card File 3
Oral History Project
Transmittals
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3N36 [SRH1230018286] Oil Industry, Oral History Project
Guide to Transcripts
"Pioneers in Texas Oil," Drafts
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3N37 [SRH1230018296] Oil Industry, Correspondence
General
William Hartsell
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3N38 [SRH1230018306] W.H. Hays
W.H. Wright
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3N39 [SRH1230018307] Western History and Folklore
Myth, General Notes
Hero, Notes on Early American Fiction
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3N40 [SRH1230018297] Notes on the Concept of the Hero
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3N41 [SRH1230018287] Cowboys and the American Character
Cowboy Fiction in the Saturday Evening Post to 1920
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3N42 [SRH1230018277] Cowboy Fiction in the Saturday Evening Post, Student Paper
Cowboy Fiction, Note Cards
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3N43 [SRH1230018267] Cowboy Fiction, Note Cards
Cowboy Fiction, Authors, Owen Wister and Theodore Roosevelt
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3N44 [SRH1230018268] Authors, Notes on Theodore Roosevelt
Authors, Student Papers on Hamlin Garland
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3N45 [SRH1230018309] Cowboy Fiction, Authors, Student Paper on Hamlin Garland
Bibliographical Notes on the West
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3N46 [SRH1230018310] Cowboy Fiction and Movies, Card File
Cowboy Movies, Notes
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3N47 [SRH1230018300] Cowboy Movies, Synopses of Early Movies, 1911-1914
Miscellaneous Notes on Cowboy Stars and Movies
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3N48 [SRH1230018299] Notes on Western Movie Reviews
Student Papers on Women's Issues, 1890-1895
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3N49 [SRH1230018298] Agrarian Movement, Student Papers
The Indian in the Literature of the Southwest, Notes
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3N50 [SRH1230018288] Notes, Articles, Clippings on Animals in the West
Rainmaking
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3N51 [SRH1230018290] Notes and Articles on American Humor
Frontier Humor, Religion
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3N52 [SRH1230018289] Aspects of the West Reported in Galveston News , 1880
Notes on History of Winchester Rifle
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3N53 [SRH1230018280] Western History and Folklore, Cattle Industry
Idiom
"Texas Ranch," Life , undated
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3N54 [SRH1230018279] Western History and Folklore
Ferrington Carpenter
Outlaws, Belle Starr
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3N55 [SRH1230018270] Outlaws, Cole Younger
Children's Taunts and Insults
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3N56 [SRH1230018269] Collection of Proverbs
Book Catalogues
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3N57 [SRH1230018311] Book Week, January 12, 1964
Research Grant Materials

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Restricted

Conditions Governing Access
Restricted
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3N58 [SRH1230018312] Personal
Correspondence
English Department
Budget Council Material, 1951-1953
Teaching Materials
Class Records, 1940's
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3N59 [SRH1230018313] English Department
Grade Books
Miscellaneous Graded Material

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Photographs

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3S200b [SRH1230022848] 9 ink line drawings of tools, by Elizabeth Keefer Boatright for article in Journal of American Folklore , July 1970
Caricature of "rich Texan" with oil well, diamonds, sixgun, etc., on oversize greeting card
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3Y71 [SRH1230028349] 32 photographs of early oil industry in Texas [Click for images]
23 postcards, color and black and white halftone and black and white photographic, of identified scenes in Texas, New Mexico, Mexico, Illinois, Ohio, and Canada; unidentified scenes; color lithograph of jonquils and sailing ship
2 packets of color halftone souvenir postcards of Galveston and Houston, [circa 1920]
8 black and white photographs of identified persons and places, some Texan
7 black and white photographs of unidentified persons and places
2 wood-block prints of radrunner (paisano) made by Mody C. Boatright, on gold foil paper
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3S223 [SRH1230022813] 5 photographs related to early oil industry in Texas [Click for images]

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Oversize personal materials

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2.325/V11 [SRH1230002545] Marriage license of Mody C. Boatright and Elizabeth Reck, 1925
Pages 63-72 of Holland's Magazine, September 1925, plus two unidentified pages
Two certificates, 1923, 1960

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Microfilm Collection

Research Material
Oil Industry
Western History and Folklore

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Sound Archives

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2.325/S44 7 Reels of Recording Tape

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