J'Nell Pate Collection

Summary: Donor gave autographed copies of books she authored, a personal dissertation manuscript and other documents. J'Nell L. Pate is a local Fort Worth historian and writer whose dissertation covered the Fort Worth Stockyards. The work later appeared as a book, Livestock Legacy: The Fort Worth Stockyards 1887-1987. Published in 1988, it won that year's prize for the best book on Texas history from the Texas State Historical Association. She has written six other books. Photographs for Livestock Legacy came from numerous local libraries and archives, including the North Fort Worth Historical Society, and private collections. Donor has served as Professor of History at Tarrant County College Northwest Campus.  Additional titles she has written are in other collections.

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  • Dissertation for a Doctorate, titled "Livestock Legacy: A History of the Fort Worth Stockyards Company 1893-1982," Texas Christian University Department of History, August 1982
  • Speech delivered in 1984 on boosterism from 1850's to 1980's


  • Livestock Hotels, America's Historic Stockyards by J'Nell Pate, TCU Press, Fort Worth, Texas, 2005, hardback
  • North of the River: A Brief History of North Fort Worth Texas Christian University Press, 1994, autographed
  • Livestock Legacy: The Fort Worth Stockyards 1887-1987 Texas A&M University, 1988, autographed
  • Texas Almanacs: 1857 (1986 facsimile), 1914, 1929, 1936, 1941-1942, 1943-1944, 2000-2001

Copy Prints

  • 66 copy prints of photographs used in author’s book Images of America: Fort Worth Stockyards (2009)


  • 38 scrapbooks containing original newspaper columns by donor ranging from 1968 to April 2016.
  • Index of donor's columns. View PDF containing Index of J'Nell Pate's Columns.

Livestock Legacy Book Cover