The Texas Panhandle : 1885 / compiled by the editors, Panhandle-Plains Historical Review.

The Texas Panhandle : 1885 / compiled by the editors, Panhandle-Plains Historical Review.

Date: 1965
Creator: unknown
Description: Map showing the counties and ranches of the Texas Panhandle in 1885. Includes cattle brands with identification and description of each associated ranch.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Folk Travelers: Ballads, Tales and Talk

Folk Travelers: Ballads, Tales and Talk

Date: 1953
Creator: Boatright, Mody Coggin
Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains popular folklore of Texas and Mexico, including traveling anecdotes, folk ballads, folklore in natural history, as well as information about black and white magic, Western animals, and cattle brands. The index begins on page 259.
Contributing Partner: UNT Press
The Story of the S.M.S. Ranch

The Story of the S.M.S. Ranch

Date: [1922]
Creator: Swenson Brothers
Description: This booklet is primarily photographs of life on the S. M. S Ranch. Near the end are several text sections, the first of which states, "It is the design of the S. M. S. Booklet to give feeders and breeders both by picture and written word a comprehensive idea of our methods and breeding in which we have been so successful..." (p. 78). The first section gives an overview of the policies and buying options for the cattle company. Next, "Some Glimpses Into Ranch Life" gives an overview of how ranching works, defines ranching jargon, and gives several songs/poems that illustrate ranching. The third and final section, "Stock Farms and Small Ranches, From the Spur Ranch" includes photographs from Spur Ranch and a brief overview about the ranch and surrounding area.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Texas Almanac, 1945-1946

Texas Almanac, 1945-1946

Date: 1945
Creator: unknown
Description: The almanac covers general topics about the state of Texas including statistics for individual counties, agriculture, weather, "resources, industries, commerce, history, government, population and all other subjects relating to the political, civic and economic development" of the time. A general index is on page 580.
Contributing Partner: Texas State Historical Association
Hand-made Leather Wallet

Hand-made Leather Wallet

Date: 1961~
Creator: Barton, Frank
Description: Hand-made leather wallet by Junior Historian, Frank Barton, c. 1961. The exterior has two toned leather with an image of a covered wagon embossed on it. Inside there are cattle brand symbols, a western hat and a cowboy boot with spurs.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Brazos-Red River Historical Society's Map of Wichita County, Texas

Brazos-Red River Historical Society's Map of Wichita County, Texas

Date: 1957~
Creator: Kay, John A.
Description: Map of Wichita County, Texas, showing blocks of land, towns, creeks, rivers, railroads, roads, oil wells, post offices, schools, churches, airports, cemeteries, historic trails and routes, and landmarks. Map includes notes on the six countries (Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America, and the United States of America) that have had sovereignty over Texas and the route of Monsieur Brevel. The map is surrounded in a border of old cattle brands from the 1880s. Scale [ca. 1:47,520] (approximately 1 mile to 3/4 of an inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library