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  • Buttery Family Library Collection 

    West Texas Collection (2015-01-29)
    Dorothy Buttery collected books, pamphlets, and travel materials from various places and donated them to the WTC. The collection contains 15 linear feet of books (located in regular and closed stacks), pamphlets (indexed ...
  • Concho Contemporary Fine Arts Association Collection 

    West Texas Collection (2015-01-29)
    The Concho Contemporary Fine Arts Association (CCFAA) was a local chapter of the Texas Fine Arts Association (TFAA) that was ratified in 1980, under the direction of Mrs. Donna Swartz, and disbanded in the late 80’s once ...
  • David Williams Letters 

    West Texas Collection (2015-01-29)
    David and Helen Williams lived in Yandell, Texas, where they ranched for a living. In October 1886, David Williams was involved in a fatal drowning accident along the North Concho. James Coleman is the grandson of David ...
  • Elton T. Mims Collection 

    West Texas Collection (2015-01-29)
    Elton T. Mims (1908-1998) was active in the historical preservation and transcribed, typed, and indexed the David Williams letters owned by the Tom Green County Historical Society. The collection contains transcriptions ...
  • The Twentieth Century Club 

    West Texas Collection (2015-01-29)
    The Twentieth Century Club, established 10 January 1901, is San Angelo’s oldest social club, concerned with both social activities and civic duties. The collection contains minute books, correspondence, newspaper clippings, ...
  • Historical Markers and Sites in Irion County 

    West Texas Collection (2015-01-29)
    John Gray is the son of Joyce Gray, Irion County Tax Collector and member of the Historical Commission. John Gray researched the historical markers and sites in Irion County for a Boy Scout project. The collection contains ...
  • Colonel Robert E. Byrns Collection 

    West Texas Collection (2015-01-29)
    Colonel Robert E. Byrns (1910-1999) was active in the military and served in World War II before later working as a professor of history at Angelo State University. The collection contains 46 issues of Frontier Times; an ...
  • Mozelle Tonne Collection 

    West Texas Collection (2015-01-29)
    Mozelle Tonne and her husband Gilbert have lived in San Angelo for over 50 years. Mozelle has written a few articles for publication, and most of her research has focused on family history. She published a book about her ...
  • Robert and Nona Carr Collection 

    West Texas Collection (2015-01-29)
    Robert G. Carr (1895-1978) was an oil operator and a member of the U.S. Air Force, serving in both world wars and instrumental in bringing Goodfellow Air Force Base to San Angelo in 1940. Robert and Nona Carr were longtime ...
  • Captain Greg Eanes Collection 

    West Texas Collection (2015-01-29)
    Captain Eanes, an Air Force officer and one-time student at ASU, researched the battle of Sayler’s Creek at the West Texas Collection, and his father’s newspaper in Virginia published the article Eanes wrote based upon his ...
  • Basil D. Arthur Scrapbook Collection 

    West Texas Collection (2015-01-29)
    Collection consists of eight scrapbooks of newspaper clippings that pertain to the town of Knickerbocker compiled by Basil D. Arthur and his daughter between the 1940’s and 1990.
  • J. B. Morris Boy Scout Collection 

    West Texas Collection (2015-01-29)
    In 1944, J.B. Morris became District Executive of the Concho Valley Council Boy Scouts of America, serving in Del Rio and San Angelo. During that time he collected a number of early San Angelo BSA history, including role ...
  • Mrs. J.Q. Counts Photograph Collection 

    West Texas Collection (2015-01-27)
    Mr. and Mrs. J.Q. Counts were early settlers of West Texas. Mrs. Counts was the daughter of Lindsey Houston McDorman, who settled in Coke County in the late 1880’s. The collection contains two ca. 1900’s photographs found ...
  • Ralph Preston Fairbanks Art Collection 

    West Texas Collection (2015-01-27)
    Ralph Preston Fairbanks (1931-1990), the owner of the art collection, was actively involved with Fort Concho and the Tom Green County Historical Commission. The collection contains 10 pieces of artwork: 6 watercolors by ...
  • Betty Sowell Morck Genealogy Collection 

    West Texas Collection (2015-01-27)
    Betty Sowell. 1915-1989, was married to Jack Milford Morck of Long Beach, CA. She was a dedicated genealogist. Materials were organized by Walter Sowell of San Angelo, TX. The extensive material in the collection covers ...
  • Brady Aviation School, Curtis Field Collection 

    West Texas Collection (2015-01-27)
    Curtis Field, today the home of the municipal airport, was located in McCulloch County, TX and was named for the mayor of Brady, Harry L. Curtis, who proposed the site. Construction began in November 1940. A primary ...
  • Historical and Biographical Record of the Cattle Industry and the Cattlemen of Texas and Adjacent Territory 

    West Texas Collection (2015-01-27)
    Collection contains one book, Historical and Biographical Record of the Cattle Industry and the Cattlemen of Texas and Adjacent Territory by James Cox, published in 1895. The book contains histories and biographies of ...
  • Unclaimed Marriage Licenses of Tom Green County Collection 

    West Texas Collection (2015-01-27)
    These are the original marriage certificates that were not claimed by the married couples. The earliest ones were issued by Ben Ficklin, the former county seat of Tom Green County. The collection contains 6 boxes of ...
  • Lillian and Gladys Talbert Collection 

    West Texas Collection (2015-01-27)
    Lillian, 1903-1987, and her younger sister Gladys Talbert grew up in San Angelo. The collection consists of material from both Lillian and Gladys’ years at San Angelo High School and at Mary Hardin Baylor. In addition, ...
  • Tom Green County Historical Society Collection 

    West Texas Collection (2015-01-27)
    The Tom Green County Historical Society was organized in 1944 by Susan Miles, Grace Bitner and Doris Hoffman. The collection contains research material compiled by the Society, including papers, photographs, newspaper ...

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