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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 368 Collections and/or Records:

A. A. Nelson Family Letters

 Collection
Identifier: A-0272

A. J. Holt Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0303
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a song about Nacogdoches and and a miscellaneous speech.

Dates: Event: Donated before 1974

African American Heritage Project

 Collection
Identifier: A-0202
Abstract

The East Texas Research Center is the depository for the materials of the African American Heritage Project which was started by Birdie Wade. The ETRC is also in the process of creating an interactive and educational website for the African American Heritage Project.

Dates: 1904-2009

Albert Aldrich Nelson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0022
Scope and Contents

In addition to a diary of Nelson's adventures on a whaling ship, the collection includes business, legal and personal correspondence pertaining to topics like surveying and local politics.

Dates: 1833-1965

Albert and Lera Millard Thomas Letters

 Collection
Identifier: A-0254
Abstract

Letters to and from family members and friends with the majoritiy of the letters being from Albert to Lera.

Dates: 1915-1960

Alfred Penn Texian Loan Certificate

 Collection
Identifier: A-0158
Scope and Contents

A Texian loan certificate that includes Stephen F. Austin's signature (not in good condition).

Dates: 1836

Alfred S. Shivers Manuscript of Maxwell Anderson

 Collection
Identifier: A-0157
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the original typed manuscript, with corrections and notations, and the galleys, for Shivers' book, 'The Life of Maxwell Anderson', published by Stein and Day in 1983.

Dates: 1982-1983

Alfred S. Shivers Research Collection on Jessamyn West

 Collection
Identifier: A-0074
Abstract

Correspondence, notes, and clippings pertaining to the life and works of Jessamyn West: poet, novelist and short story writer. Copies of many of her works are included. Materials collected by Dr. Shivers, SFASU English Professor, in preparation for writing his critical biography, Jessamyn West (1972).

Dates: 1919-1978

Allen Thomas Garrard Autobiography

 Collection
Identifier: A-0112
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a brief autobiography of Allen Thomas Garrard, 'Daily Sentinel' newspaper clippings on Garrard, his obituary, and genealogical data on the Garrard family.

Dates: 1946-1961

Amos Ben Simmons Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0280
Arrangement

Arranged in 4 boxes.

Dates: 1936-2014

Anna Kathryn Holbrook Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0219
Scope and Contents

This collection consists mainly of historical information about San Augustine. There is some personal material such as cards and invitations.

Dates: 1891-1977

Anna Schott Motley Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0242
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs, documents, and a ledger dating between the 1890s and the 1990s.

Dates: 1897-1990

Annette Penman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0229
Scope and Contents

The collection mostly consists of photographs taken during the 1930's and 1940's.

Dates: 1890-1940

Annie Virginia Sanders Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0094
Scope and Contents The collection consists of personal correspondence, notes, programs, accounts, souvenirs, religious materials, bills, receipts, and miscellaneous personal mementoes of Virgie Sanders. Also included are newspaper clippings about Virgie Sanders. The collection includes items about Nacogdoches history, Texas history, and the Texas Centennial. Topics about Nacogdoches include historic trees, the Old Nacogdoches University, businesses, historical markers, the Old Stone Fort, the Nacogdoches...
Dates: 1896-1973

Antonio Gil Y'Barbo Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0175
Scope and Contents

This collection contains land records, maps, newspaper articles, and genealogical records pertaining to Antonio Gil Y'Barbo. Most of the materials are photocopies and photostats.

Dates: 1791-1977

A.P. Montes Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0311
Dates: Event: Donated 10/25/2015

Archie P. McDonald Manuscript of Adolphus Sterne Diary, 1838-1851

 Collection
Identifier: A-0109
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of McDonald's draft manuscript, including chapter notes, to HURRAH FOR TEXAS! THE DIARY OF ADOLPHUS STERNE 1838-1851, published by Texian Press in 1969. The manuscript does not include the index or bibliography printed in the published version.

Dates: c.1968

Archie P. McDonald Research Collection on Freemasonry

 Collection
Identifier: A-0077
Scope and Contents

This collection represents some of the materials used in the research for 'By Early Candlelight' and includes notes, articles and pamphlets on freemasonry in Texas, the United States, and abroad and Dr. McDonald's original typescript for his book.

Dates: Event: Manuscript donated circa 1966; Event: Pamphlets donated 7/24/1969

Ardath Mayhar Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0100
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of manuscripts, galley proofs, and correspondence with publishers, editors, and writers, including most notably science fiction/fantasy writer, Andre Norton. Ardath recycles scrap paper from various sources in her work.

Dates: 1955-1999

Arthur Weaver Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0292
Scope and Contents The Arthur Weaver Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, legal documents, ledgers, notebooks, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and case files dating from 1940 to 2005. The geographic area covered in the collection is mostly the city and county of Nacogdoches, but does contain material from other East Texas counties including San Augustine, Shelby, Cherokee, Rusk, Angelina, and Polk. The collection provides information about all stages of Arthur Weaver’s life from birth until...
Dates: 1940-2005; Event: Donated 2/10/2013