Thomas family papers
Scope and Contents
Books along with other items were given to the library by Sarah Thomas, widow of Dan Thomas, c 1971, when the Thomas home near Ault was sold. William Southard of Greeley was the attorney. Correspondence about the gift is in the Archives office file.The file also contains a list of the books, most of which have not been cataloged. A list of the books is available upon request. This collection also contains over 700 etchings and watercolors by Myra Laura Thomas.
- Existence: Date acquired: 1970-12-01
- Majority of material found in 1919-1971
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Method of Acquisition
A gift of Mrs. Sarah Thomas through the efforts of Mr. William H. Southard, Attorney-at-Law.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. Please contact the UNC University Libraries Archival Services Department at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-351-2854 for further information.
23 Box(es) (Original collection contained 1643 items in 26 boxes. The collection currently contains 23 boxes.)
Language of Materials
This collection is organized into the following series: Series 1: Diaries, Scrapbooks, and Correspondence – This series includes diaries, scrapbooks, correspondence, and clippings. Series 2: Etchings and Art – This series includes etchings and art, primarily by Myra Laura Thomas although most artwork is untitled and signed by Myra Thomas. Series 3: Postcards – This series includes postcards collected by the Thomas Family on their many travels overseas and in the United States. Series 4: Photographs and Negatives – This series includes photographs and negatives of some of Myra Thomas artwork and one black and white photograph of her by William Louis Koehne of Chicago. Series 5: Myra Thomas Materials – This series includes Series 6: Published Materials – This series includes periodicals, monographs, brochures, and other published materials. Series 7: Other – This series includes all other materials not included in Series 1-6.
- Drawings (visual works)
- Thomas, Calvin Henry, 1844-1921
- Thomas, Daniel Boone Lee, 1886-1955
- Thomas, Helen Mary, 1876-1955
- Thomas, Myra Laura, 1882-1963
- Thomas, Sophia Paulina Nickum, 1846-1930
- Thomas, Thurza Theda, 1884-1963
- V Bar O Ranch (Weld County, Colo.)
- Watercolors (paintings)
- Thomas Family Collection
- Under Revision
- Shirley Soenksen
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note