This 1933 letter from Studer to L. F. Sheffy, the chair of the history department at West Texas State Teachers College in Canyon, calls attention to the danger of allowing outside institutions to dig at the Panhandle's Plains Villages. "We must stop these visiting institutions from pecking around in our various ruins, and ruining them for further work." Studer was a prolific correspondent and this is one of many letters he wrote as a self-styled advocate and defender of the region's archeological resources. PPHS archives.

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