Includes correspondence, financial material, research material, and literary productions pertaining to Holden's career as a teacher, writer and administrator. Also includes personal correspondence and scrapbook material. Bulks (1915-1973) with research notes, rough drafts and correspondence related to his scholarly publications. Of particular interest is a collection of diaries written by Dr. Holden's students during an archaeological field expedition to Mexico.
Cite as: William Curry Holden and France Mayhugh Holden Papers, 1846-1988, Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University.
Author and historian. Born in Coolidge, Limestone County, Texas. Attended high school in Rotan, Texas. Received B.A., M.A. and Ph. D. from the University of Texas. Taught history at McMurry College (1923-1927), the University of Texas (1927-1928) and Texas Tech University (1928-1965). At Texas Tech University, served as professor of History, Sociology and Anthropology, Dean of Archaeological and Social Science and Dean of the Granduate School. Granted the status of Professor Emeritus of History in 1965. Instrumental in the establishment of the Texas Tech Museum and the Southwest Collection.
Unpublished finding aid available in repository.