Descriptive Summary


  • Title: Don Hampton Biggers Papers,
  • Dates: 1863-1961, and undated
  • Abstract: These are the papers of journalist, author, and politician, Don Hampton Biggers.
  • Collection Number: S84.1
  • Quantity: 3 boxes (2.5 linear feet)
  • Biographical Sketch:


    A journalist, author, and politician, Biggers was born September 27, 1868, in Meridian, Texas, and grew up in a ranching environment. He edited and wrote for several West Texas newspapers, served in the Texas Legislature, and was active in land promotion in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. He authored several books, including History That Will Never Be Repeated (1901), Pictures Of The Past (1902) [both under the pen name Lan Franks], Cattle Range To Cotton Patch (1905), Shackelford County Sketches (1908), and Our Sacred Monkeys (1933). Don Hampton Biggers died at a rest home in Stephenville on December 11, 1957, a month after his wife's death, Nettie.

    Scope and Content:


    The collection is in two parts, with the main papers consisting of correspondence between Don Hampton Biggers with prominent political figures, personal scrapbooks of news clippings and miscellaneous materials concerning Biggers’ career and interests, and several articles and newspapers unavailable elsewhere. Also includes personal correspondence to Nettie his wife. The second portion includes research notes, correspondence, drafts, galley proofs and page proofs for Seymour V. Connor's A Biggers Chronicle.

    Organization:


    The collection is organized into the following series:

  • Correspondence
  • Literary production
  • Printed material
  • Scrapbook material
  • 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 (Persons)

  • Biggers, Don Hampton, 1868-1957
  • Subjects

  • Journalism -- Texas
  • Journalists -- Texas
  • Texas -- Politics and government
  • Civil leaders -- Texas
  • Preferred Citation:


    Don Hampton Biggers Papers, 1863-1961 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

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