Fort Worth Stockyards Company Records, 1893-1975Add to your cart.

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Collection Overview

Title: Fort Worth Stockyards Company Records, 1893-1975Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 1923-1973
ID: 01/ BA.14
Primary Creator: Fort Worth Stockyards Company
Extent: 329.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The collection is arranged within thirteen series: Fort Worth Stockyards, Carrell and Carrell Comission House, Carson Commission House, Drive-in Commission House, Foley-Allen Commission House, Hutchens Commission House, Kutch Commission House, Saunders Commission House, Tadlock Commission House, Wallace Commission House, Western Feeder Commission House, Stockyard Ledgers, and Individual Ledgers.
Subjects:
Forms of Material: Correspondence
Financial records.
Ledgers (account books)
Legal documents.
Languages: English

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, financial documents, legal documents, printed material, and ledgers relating to the business activities of the Fort Worth Stockyards Company.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains correspondence, financial documents, legal documents, printed material, and ledgers relating to the business activities of the Fort Worth Stockyards Company.  Included are the files of Kennerly Robey, engineer; Wiliam L. Pier, manager; and John W. Dies, treasurer.  Records concerning the American Stock Yards Association, a national trade association, and the Fort Worth Livestock Handling Company, a subsidiary to the Fort Worth Stockyards Company, are also included.  Records pertaining to owners Swift & Company and the United Stockyards Corporation are also contained in the collection.  As well as records from the following Commission House’s:  Carrell & Carrell; Carson; Clay; Drive-In; Foley-Allen; Hutchens; Kutch; Saunders; Tadlock; Wallace; and Western Feeder.

Biographical Note

The Fort Worth Stockyards is a historic district. It holds a former livestock market which operated under various owners from 1866. The arrival of railroads in 1876 made the area a very important livestock center. The stockyards was an organized place where cattle, sheep, and hogs could be bought, sold and slaughtered. The Fort Worth Stockyards now consist of mainly entertainment and shopping venues that capitalize on the "Cowtown" image of Fort Worth, it celebrates Fort Worth's long tradition as a part of the cattle industry.

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Selected items in this collection are restricted.  Please contact the UNT Special Collections for more information.

Use Restrictions:

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Physical Access Note:

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

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Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Acquisition Source: Ronald F. Brown
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: Fort Worth Stockyards Company Records, University of North Texas Special Collections

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