Sam and Bess Woolford Papers 1834-1979 (1930-1975)

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Sam and Bess Woolford Papers MS 36., 1834-1979, (1930-1975)

Sam and Bess Woolford Papers 1834-1979 (1930-1975)

Sam and Bess Woolford were journalists and historians working in Texas in the twentieth century. The collection's manuscripts, research notes and other material document Texas history and folklore. A large number of Texas newspapers are also included. Most of the material dates from 1930-1975. Mr. Woolford wrote a column in the from 1955 to 1975. The column spanned topics such as Texan archeology, Texan history and biographies of Texans. Most of these columns are in the collection. Additional writings by Mr. Woolford and his wife as well as their collection of Texana are held within this collection. San Antonio Light Woolford's Tales

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