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A. Personal & Family Collection

 Classification
Identifier: A
The Family and Personal Collection offer sources for the study of a variety of topics such as agriculture, economic conditions, the Civil War, the role of Texan women, and family history in Texas history. Such collections contain diaries, letters, land records, memoirs, and other papers collected by, and centered on, an individual or successive generations of a family. Among the collections is material from Karle Wilson Baker, Stephen F. Austin, Archie P. McDonald, and local NAACP leader Arthur Weaver. These collections document the social, cultural and economic history of East Texas from European colonialism to the present day and provide a view into southern culture and life.

Found in 328 Collections and/or Records:

Atkinson-Fall Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0333a
Content Description This collection consists of materials from the Atkinson and Fall families of Chireno, Texas. The bulk of the materials are land records (deeds, deeds of trust and warranty deeds), but there are also some business receipts, tax receipts, and a poem.

Atkinson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0186
Scope and Contents The collection contains photographs, letters, genealogical information, and news articles related to the Atkinson-Gray families.

Barnett Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0004
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, business and tax receipts, contracts, and material concerning the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Nacogdoches County. Original and photocopied documents relating to Mr. and Mrs. John Calhoun Barnett, their sons, John C. Calhoun Barnett and Robert Donnell Barnett, and other relatives, as well as some genealogical material are found in the collection.

Barry Monroe Shipp Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0192
Scope and Contents Four years of income tax returns and related documentation.

Bemon Garsee Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0017
Scope and Contents This collection contains several photographs of the Garsee family in the 1940s, three funeral registers, as well as a San Augustine High School Diploma, and a Masonic Bible and notes. There is also a newspaper clipping and photocopy about Corporal Bemon Garsee’s time in the “bloody bucker” 28th Infantry Division in World War II. One item of interest is an original poem written by Corporal Bemon Garsee exactly one year after June 6, 1944 in remembrance of his lost...

Ben Ramsey Speech

 Collection
Identifier: A-0113
Scope and Contents Speech delivered at the dedication of the Lyne Taliaferro Barret Memorial, Stephen F. Austin State University campus, by Ben Ramsey, the San Augustine, Texas, politician.

Benjamin Franklin Duren Common Book

 Collection
Identifier: A-0189
Scope and Contents Most of the book contains lyrics to songs and medical remedies of the time. The year listed in the finding aid is the year that it was written in the book by B. F. Duren, with the exception of 1884 and 1889 which was written in by Mollie Duren.

Benjamin Rush Milam Manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: A-0084
Scope and Contents Copy of an unpublished typescript manuscript by Mrs. M. B. Milam which consists of materials relating to Benjamin Rush Milam. Included is a memorial address to the Texas Legislature by James Milam, a biographical sketch by Dr. C. C. Graham, extracts from published works, and genealogical information on the Milam family.

Bennett Blake Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0006
Scope and Contents The collection consists of letters, financial papers, legal documents, and land deeds, mostly of Bennett Blake, his immediate family, and related families. A significant portion of the papers relate to William Bonaparte McKnight, who married Mary Louisa Addie Blake. McKnight's papers include oil leases and negotiations for timber rights. Several original land grants are included in the collection, two signed by Republic of Texas President Anson Jones.

Billie B. Kemper Research Collection on Lindley Beckworth

 Collection
Identifier: A-0076
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence and research material for Kemper's graduate thesis on Lindley Beckworth, lawyer, Texas legislator, and U.S. representative, of Gilmer, Texas. There are also 28 oral history interviews (OH-1767 to OH-1794) on cassette tape that have been integrated into the separate Oral History Collection.