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Historical and Genealogical Books, Archives, and Recordings

  • Texas A&M University Press

  • Baker, George. George Baker oral history interview. 1971. George Baker, then state representative, discusses the government cattle killing program during the Depression and the development of the gas industry in Pecos County. The Oral History collection of the Southwest Collection, housed at Texas Tech University Library.
  • Bassett, Julian Markus. Papers, 1857-1982, (bulks 1917-1947). Julian Bassett Papers, 1857-1982, Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University./ Unpublished finding aid available in repository./ Donated to the Southwest Collection by Lois Bassett Carpenter, the daughter of Julian and Cora Bassett.
  • Bonner, Verna A. Gray Ghosts of Far West Texas: a history of Confederate veterans and their families who settled in the Texas counties of Brewster, Jeff Davis, Presidio, Pecos, Teeves [and] Terrell.
  • Burkholder, Ralph. Ralph Burkholder oral history interview. 1973. Ralph Burkholder, farmer in the Pecos area for many years and former director of the Trans-Pecos Cotton Association, discusses his many activities in the cotton industry and labor problems in that industry. The Oral History collection of the Southwest Collection, housed at Texas Tech University Library.
  • Clifton, Leldon. History of education in Pecos County. Thesis (M.A.)--Hardin Simmons University, 1947.
  • Daggett, Marsha Lea. Pecos County history. Canyon, Tex. : Staked Plains Press, 1984 -- Pecos County Historical Commission
  • Daughters of the American Revolution.; Texas Society.; Genealogical Records Committee. Texas church, marriage, and other records, Palestine, Corpus Christi, Salado, Denton, and counties of Cameron and Pecos, 1777-1948. 1955. -- Typescript located in Texas State Archives.
  • Ely, Glen Sample.; Levin, Danny.; Benson, Ray. Pecos County : gateway to the Old West. Ft. Stockton (Tex.) :; The City, 2000. Videotape distributed by the City of Fort Stockton.
  • Erwin, Allen A. The Southwest of John H. Slaughter, 1841-1922 : pioneer cattleman and trail-driver of Texas, the Pecos, and Arizona, and sheriff of Tombstone. Glendale, Calif. : A.H. Clark Co., 1997, 1967.
  • Fort Stockton Chamber of Commerce (Fort Stockton, Tex.) Records, 1943-1973. -- Fort Stockton Chamber of Commerce (Fort Stockton, Tex.) Records, 1943-1973, Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University.
  • Harris, Ollie Kate. Texas Marriage Records Pecos County. St. Louis, Mo.: Frances Terry Ingmire, 1981.
  • Harris, Ollie Kate. Texas marriage records, Pecos County: transcribed from the original records in the court house in Fort Stockton, Texas by Ollie Kate Harris (Mrs. Harry Harris). Nacogdoches, Tex.: Mrs. J.F. Reeves, 1981
  • Holmes, Herbert Arthur and Joseph Wayne Holmes. Frontier days in Sheffield. Sheffield Tex., 1973
  • Jacobs, Robert W.; Baker, George. Records, 1929-1969, 1929-1958. Baker Publishing Company (Fort Stockton, Tex.) -- Baker Publishing Company (Ft. Stockton, Tex.) Records, 1929-1969, Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University./ Unpublished finding aid available in repository./ Donated by George Baker.
  • Jordan, James Medford. The history of Pecos County, Texas. Thesis (M.A.)--Stephen F. Austin State College, August, 1957.
  • Kelton, R. W. R.W. Kelton oral history interview. 1972. R.W. Kelton discusses his years as a ranch cowboy in the Trans-Pecos area of West Texas and his experiences in the sand hills area near Monahans. As foreman of the Y ranch for over 30 years, he discusses the ranch's history, the 1930s cattle shoot, and other ranching experiences, as well as drilling for water on various ranches. The Oral History collection of the Southwest Collection, housed at Texas Tech University Library.
  • Langdon, Jack M., Mrs. Mrs. Jack M. Langdon oral history interview. 1971. Mrs. Jack M. Langdon, grandaughter of "gentleman gunfighter" Clay Allison, discusses her family's genealogy. The Oral History collection of the Southwest Collection, housed at Texas Tech University Library.
  • Matthews, Joseph L. One hundred years of ranching in Texas. Austin, Tex. : Desktop Designs, 1994
  • Millard, F. S. A cowpuncher of the Pecos. 1928.
  • Morris, Lee. Lee Morris oral history interview. 1981. -- Lee Morris reminisces about R. Wright Armstrong and his own family, and discusses the Fort Worth and Denver Railway, along with the railroad industry in general. The Oral History collection of the Southwest Collection, housed at Texas Tech University Library.
  • Nevill, V. G. V. G. Nevill oral history interview. 1968. V.G. Nevill talks about his family and their role in the early history of the Pecos area. The Oral History collection of the Southwest Collection, housed at Texas Tech University Library.
  • Oden, Bill Arp. Early days on the Texas-New Mexico plains. Canyon, Texas: Palo Duro Press, c1965.
  • Patterson, Paul. Papers, 1931-1975 (bulks 1964-1975). -- Paul Patterson Papers, 1931-1975, Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University./ Unpublished finding aid available in repository./ Donated to the Southwest Collection by Paul Patterson.
  • Patterson, Paul. Paul Patterson oral history interview. 1968. On Tape 1, Paul Patterson reads an address concerning Route 385 and historical information connected with it. On Tape 2 he describes some criminal incidents in West Texas. The Oral History collection of the Southwest Collection, housed at Texas Tech University Library.
  • Pecos County tax rolls, 1876-1910. Austin, Texas : Texas State Library Records Division for Texas State Library Archives, 1986.
  • Pigman, Bill. Bill Pigman oral history interview. 1978. -- Former Pecos mayor Bill Pigman discusses his family background and his career as a civic leader and insurance executive. The Oral History collection of the Southwest Collection, housed at Texas Tech University Library.
  • Rassman, Emil C.; Wilson, J. C.; Johnson, Berkley.; Bliss, John H.; Reese, George C.; Lowrey, Robert L.; Fort, Homer T. Papers, 1946-1975, 1946-1969.. -- Emil C. Rassman Papers, 1946-1975, Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University./ Unpublished finding aid available in repository./ Papers were created and/or collected by Emil C. Rassman.
  • Reeves, Emma Barrett. Selected cemeteries of Pecos County, Texas. [S..] : E.B. Reeves, C.R. Ericson ; Nacogdoches, Tex. : distributed by C.R. Ericson, 1981.
  • R.L. Polk & Co. Polk's Fort Stockton (Pecos County, Texas) city directory. Dallas, Tex. : R.L. Polk. Various years available in several Texas libraries.
  • Starley, J. E. Records, 1910-1943. -- J. E. Starley Records, 1910-1943, Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University./ Original or duplicate materials: Originals retained in District Attorney's files of Pecos County, Texas./ Unpublished finding aid available in repository./ Loaned to the Southwest Collection for copying by Red Bluff Water Power Control District, Pecos, Texas (courtesy of John Hayes).
  • Starley, Richard. Richard Starley oral history interview. 1983. -- Judge Richard Starley discusses the settlement of water rights in the Pecos River drainage area. The Oral History collection of the Southwest Collection, housed at Texas Tech University Library.
  • Thompson, Philip, Papers. 1968 -- Philip Thompson Papers, 1968, Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University./ Unpublished finding aid available in repository./ Donated to the Southwest Collection by Elmer Kelton.
  • Watson, William Charles. William Charles Watson oral history interview. 1975. William Charles Watson discusses the early days of Iraan during the height of the oil boom there. The Oral History collection of the Southwest Collection, housed at Texas Tech University Library.
  • Wilkins, John W. Pecos County, Texas marriage records. Lufkin, Tex. : Angelina County, Texas Genealogical Society, 2000. Bks. 1 & 2. 1875-1909.
  • William Norwood Chapter of the Texas Society, Daughters of the American Colonists. Some marriage records of Pecos County, Texas. 1979
  • Williams, Clayton W. Texas' Last Frontier. College Station, Tex.: Texas A&M University Press, 1982.
  • Williams, O. W. Mendosa -- 1684 : in Pecos County, Texas. Fort Stockton, Texas : O. W. Williams, c1939.
  • Williams, Oscar Waldo. Pecos County, its history. 1918

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