Mike Cox Maps Collection, 1851-2016Add to your cart.

By A. Montgomery

Collection Overview

Title: Mike Cox Maps Collection, 1851-2016Add to your cart.
ID: 01/ AR0942
Primary Creator: Cox, Mike (1948-)
Extent: 7.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The materials are arranged in chronological order by title and by date.
Forms of Material: Maps
Maps (documents)
Languages: English


This collection contains atlases, road maps, travel guides, guides for recreational events, reproductions and facsimiles of maps.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection contains atlases, and road maps for the cities and state of Texas and road maps for the states adjacent to Texas. Included are travel guides for recreational events such as fishing and butterfly and bird watching and visting guides for Texas State Parks such as Big Bend and famous trails in Texas. The collection also includes territory plans for towns, coast and ranches in the state in Texas.

Biographical Note

A native of Amarillo, Mike Cox grew up in Austin and moved between various newspaper jobs while attending Angelo State University, Texas Tech, and the University of Texas. He also later attended Texas State University. Cox is the author of 31 nonfiction books and was elected to the Texas Institute of Letters in 1993. He has also written hundreds of articles and essays for a variety of publications as a freelancer over the last five decades. He currently edits the internationally circulated Wild West History Association Journal since 2015.

In September 2011, Mike received the A.C. Greene Lifetime Achievement Award and two of his books were included in the recently published 101 Essential Texas Books. Cox’s bestseller is his 2008 history of the Texas Rangers and his book with Dean Smith, Cowboy Stuntman: From Olympic Gold to the Silver Screen, won three national awards, including the Will Rogers Medallion in 2014.

A former award-winning newspaper reporter, Cox served as chief of media relations for the Texas Department of Public Safety and later as communications manager for the Texas Department of Transportation, before retiring in 2007. He came out of retirement in 2010 to work for the state as a spokesperson for Texas Parks and Wildlife. He retired from regular day jobs again in February 2015 in order to write full time.

[Adapted from Mike Cox's website bio]

Subject/Index Terms

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Accruals: 2019.057, 2020.030
Acquisition Source: Mike Cox
Related Materials:

Mike Cox Print Collection

Mike Cox Newspaper and Texana Collection

Preferred Citation: Mike Cox Print Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections


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