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Dr. Ralph R. Chase West Texas Collection
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Collection Development

The main areas of interest for the West Texas Collection (WTC) are: general history of West Texas including events, families, businesses, and organizations with a special interest in the Concho Valley area; the Civil War; Pancho Villa and the Border Revolution; ranching; sheep and goat industry; oil industry; Hispanic and African American history; Texas Rangers; individual histories; John Wilkes Booth and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln; and Fort Concho and the military on the southwestern frontier.

The WTC seeks to support the curriculum of the Angelo State University community. One such area is through the Center for the Study of the History and Culture of the Southwest. The WTC seeks collections pertaining to history, culture and literature of the American Southwest with emphasis on West Texas.

In addition, the WTC will accept, on a case by case basis, items and material relating to general Texas history.