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Ward County Archives


Ward County Archives

Ride on in for a visit

Ride on in for a visit!

Brenda Kizziar,  Director

Located in the Ward County Library
Monahans, Texas 79756
Phone:  432-943-3332


"Storehouse of Ward County History"  

A few types of historical records available:

  • The Monahans News 1938-2008 (microfilm) with a complete & up-to-date obituary card file
  • Ward County History book, published 1977 
  • Ward County cemeteries
  • City directories
  • Early Ward County Historical pictures
  • Monahans City Directory
  • Telephone books
  • The Ward County Heritage (Ward Co. Genealogical Society periodical with index)
  • Pinkerton Studio & other Monahans photographers’ proofs
  • History of the towns of Monahans, Wickett, Grandfalls, Pyote & Barstow
  • Monahans High School Annuals * History of the Monahans Sandhills State Park
  • Historical records of the organizing of the Million Barrel Museum
  • Business records of J. Conrad Dunagan & his books/articles written about:
  • Eugene Holman, President of Standard Oil of New Jersey & Holman family history
  • History of the Holman House (Holman Boarding House built 1905)
  • Monahans Hotel that burned down owned by the Holmans & replaced with boarding house
  • Research books on people living in various Texas and U.S. couties
  • A sampling of the limited
  • Birth, Marriage & Death certificate copies * Federal Census (Texas & other states’ up to 1930)
  • Recorded interviews of early Ward County citizens
  • Biographies
  • Businesses
  • Monahans Jr. High, Elementary & Kindergarten annuals
  • Grandfalls/Royalty H. School annuals
  • Ward County Veterans of World War II & civilian employees
  • Pyote AFB "Rattlesnake Bomber Base"

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