Series IV focuses on Dudley Dobie, Sr.’s work as a bookseller. It includes materials regarding his mail-order book business and his two bookstores, called Dobie’s Books. The first subseries holds correspondence spanning from the 1930s to the 1950s, including an array of letters, receipts, invoices, etc. Its first folder includes letters relating to high-profile clients of Dobie’s, such as U.S. Senators Clinton P. Anderson and Barry Goldwater. Another folder contains correspondence to/from clients with multiple letters each, arranged alphabetically. Later folders contain correspondence in chronological order. The second subseries consists of administrative files related to Dobie’s bookselling operations. The third subseries includes advertisements and catalogs by or for Dobie’s Books. The fourth subseries contains advertisements and catalogs by various publishers and authors. The final subseries has information regarding the Southwest Writer’s Conference.
- 1930-1955, undated
- From the Collection: Dobie, Dudley R., 1904-1982 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
From the Collection: 24 boxes
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English