DeLoach, William G., Papers, 1911-1964

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Descriptive Summary

  • Creator: DeLoach, William G. (William Green), 1880-1967
  • Title: William G. DeLoach Papers
  • Dates: 1911-1964
  • Abstract: A series of diaries chronicling the day-to-day experiences of William G. DeLoach as a West Texas farmer.
  • Collection #: S 253.1
  • Quantity: 2 boxes (1.3 linear feet)
  • Language: English
  • Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University
  • Biographical Sketch

    William G. DeLoach was a longtime resident of Crosby County and Lamb County, Texas. His family traveled from southern Oklahoma to settle in a small farmstead in Crosby County. For fifty years, he kept a diary to record his life experiences as a farmer and family man in West Texas. Some of his diary entries have been used to compile the book Plains Farmer: The Diary of William G. DeLoach, 1914-1964. The book was edited by Janet Neugebauer. DeLoach was born in 1880 and he died in 1967.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection contains twelve diaries arranged in chronological order written by William G. DeLoach between the years 1911-1964. They have daily entries on weather, farming, family community, financial entries, and other topics.


    Access Restrictions: Open for research

    Index Terms

    Subjects (Persons)

    +++DeLoach, William G. (William Green), 1880-1967

    +++DeLoach, William G. (William Green), 1880-1967 -- Diaries


    +++Crosby County (Tex.)--History


    +++Agriculture--Texas, West

    +++Farm life--West Texas

    +++Farmers--Texas--Crosby County

    Related Material

    For related materials in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections: Mason Family Papers, 1900-2002

    Administrative Information

    Preferred Citation

    William G. DeLoach Papers, 1911-1964, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

    Gift, 1975

    Processed by

    Abel Ramirez, July 2002


    Neugebauer, Janet M., ed. Plains Farmer: The Diary of William G. DeLoach, 1914-1964. College Station, Texas A and M University Press, 1991.

    Collection Inventory


    Box 1

    • Diary I through Diary VIII 1911-1945

    Box 2

    • Diary IX through Diary XII 1946-1964