Creator: DeLoach, William G. (William Green), 1880-1967
Title: William G. DeLoach Papers
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)
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University
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
+++DeLoach, William G. (William Green), 1880-1967
+++DeLoach, William G. (William Green), 1880-1967 -- Diaries
+++Crosby County (Tex.)--History
+++Farm life--West Texas
For related materials in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections: Mason Family Papers, 1900-2002
William G. DeLoach Papers, 1911-1964, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
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.