Texas National Guard Records, 1900-1964

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas National Guard

Title: Texas National Guard Records

Dates: 1900-1964

Abstract: These are the records of the Texas military unit known as the Texas National Guard

Collection#: S1055.1

Quantity: 6 boxes and 4 oversized items (7.0 linear feet)

Language: English

Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Bulk of the collection consists of general files (1918-1961), the medical records and notes of Dr. G. Schilling (1903-1919), records and notes pertaining to the 36th Division (1914-1962), and material concerning the 36th Division Association (1952-1955). Also included in the collection are letters and financial records, materials for Texas National Guard Commander Carl L. Phinney, the Texas Adjutant General's Department, general military materials, and scrapbook materials. Of special interest is a six volume stereographic photo library on World War II.

Scope and Contents

The Texas National Guard serves as a state and federal agency. During peace time, the Guard is under the commmand of the governor and the adjutant general. In wartime, the Guard is under federal supervision. The National Militia Act of 1903 (the Dick Law) made all of the different militia units within each state subject to the U.S. Army. During World War I and World War II, the Texas National Guard served as the U.S. Army 36th Division.


The collection is organized into the following series:

General Files

Carl L. Phinney

John G. Schilling

36th Division

Printed Materials

Scrapbook Materials

Artificial Collection


Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.

Subjects (Organizations)

  • Texas National Guard
  • United States. Army. Infantry Division, 36th
  • Subjects

  • Armed Forces
  • Texas--History, Military
  • United States. Army. Infantry Division, 36th--History
  • World War I. 1914-1918
  • World War II, 1939-1945
  • World War II, 1939-1945--United States--Texas
  • Related Material

    For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Daniel O Blackmon Papers, 1907-1991 and undated
  • Texas and Mexican Border Campaign Collection, 1916
  • Ross Ayers Papers, 1968-1973
  • Administrative Information

    Preferred Citation

    Texas National Guard Records, 1900-1964, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

    Collection accession #(s): None for the record

    Gift, 1970

    Processed by

    Abel Ramirez, December 2004

    Additional Sources

    McDugal, Leila. Up Hill and Down Hill: A History of the Texas National Guard. Waco, Texas, 1966.

    Collection Inventory

    General Files

    Box 1

    Phinney, Carl L.

    Schilling, Dr. John G., M.D.

    Box 2

    36th Division

    Box 3

    36th Division Association

    Box 4

    General Military Materials

    142nd Infantry Company

    Texas Adjutant General's Department

    Box 5

    Artifact Collection

    Box 6

    Oversized Items

    Box 6

    • Folder 1, 142nd Infantry Band, Scrapbook Material, 1922-1947
    • Folder 2, Financial Material, Audit of Accounts, Border Defense, Ranger Force and Regular Appropriations, 1917-1918
    • Folder 3, Ledger of Letters Received, 1900-1918


    Ledger 1

  • Financial Material: Account Ledger, Unit B-Unit J, Expenses on supply and labor, undated
  • scrapbook

    Scrapbook 1

  • Scrapbook Material: News Clippings on 36th Division, 1946 and undated
  • scrapbook

    Scrapbook 2

  • Scrapbook Material: News Clippings on 36th Division and War, 1944 and undated
  • scrapbook

    Scrapbook 3

  • Scrapbook Material: News Clippings on 36th Division and War, 1947-1948
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