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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 327 Collections and/or Records:

Colonial Spanish Horse Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0323
Scope and Contents The papers, letters, articles, and photographs in this collection were used by Gretchen Patterson in 2018 for her Master’s thesis “The Preservation of the Colonial Spanish Horse and Robert E. Brislawn, Sr.” These items came into her possession when the Horse of the Americas Registry re-incorporated in the State of Texas in 2000. Patterson is the official secretary of the corporation as well as the registrar.

Cora Mast Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0182
Scope and Contents The collection contains the original marriage certificate of Kit Patton to Cora Mast, a poem by Cora Mast, a letter to her sister Leona Mast and one to her brother Oscar Mast.

Covington Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0251
Scope and Contents This collection contains an audio tape, personal letters, legal notices, bills of health, and bank receipts dating from 1890 to roughly 1924. Most of the personal letters are to Mrs. L. Covington from her daughter Sarah and son-in-law, Mr. H.T. Temme concerning their personal life, marriage and Sarah's schooling. A few other letters are written by other family members, including sisters and other children concerning the health and well being of Mr. Covington. Many of the health letters and...

Cox-Day Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0143
Scope and Contents Collection includes a daily diary of J. A. Day (1938-1939), account book (1875-1935) of J. A. Day which includes payments and collections of Melrose Circuit (Methodist Church); and photocopy of Minute Book of the Shady Grove United Friends of Temperance (1885-1887).

Crawford-Yancy-Scrogins Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0155
Scope and Contents The collection contains original documents, including legal and financial records, land papers, and personal correspondence concerning the Crawford, Yancy and Scroggins families, 1823-1902.

Dan Beaty Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0220
Scope and Contents Music compositions and lecture notes from his teaching career at Stephen F. Austin State University. Alss included is his thesis dissertation, class notes, and assignments.

Daniel W. Lay Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0172
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the papers of Daniel W. Lay, author and wildlife biologist in East Texas. Works provide an alternate viewpoint from the heavily industry-oriented area. It includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, publications, reports, research notes, negatives, and photographs.

David V. Muckleroy Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0053
Scope and Contents The collection contains four original land deeds (1849-1851) and copies of two other land documents. There are also several biographical and genealogical materials, including a typescript of an account by Jesse H. Muckleroy (son of David) tracing the family's move from Tennessee to Texas and the establishment of their farm near Nacogdoches.

Day Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0234
Scope and Contents Photographs of mostly Nacogdoches schools and people.

Denard Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0314
Content Description The collection consists primarily of photographs from the turn of the 20th century, but also includes death notices and correspondence.