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A. Personal & Family Collection

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 371 Collections and/or Records:

William Saflarski Collection

Identifier: A-0294
Dates: Event: Donated in 2014

Henson-Harlacher Collection

Identifier: A-0295
Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection consists of two accounting ledgers and invoices for Henson and Harlacher, Draymen; and Fred W. Harlacher, Grading and Heavy Hauling. The collection also includes family photographs and correspondence.

Dates: 1888-1959

Travis Benjamin Whitaker Collection

Identifier: A-0296
Scope and Contents

The newsletters contain items of interest to the Navy troops, news about the war abroad, and events in the Pacific. The third issue is dated two days after the United States dropped the second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, August 14, 1945. Of particular interest are the columns entitled “Hirihito’s Last Imperial Words,” “Dramatic News Comes After Three Days of Tense Waiting” and “War Timetable.”

Dates: 1944-1945

Parks-Whitehead Collection

Identifier: A-0297
Dates: 1890-1947

Weta and Lela Acker Scrapbook

Identifier: A-0298
Dates: 1899

William Graham Barron Collection

Identifier: A-0299
Scope and Contents

There are three photographs in this collection.

Dates: c.1920-1930

Willie Gramling Scrapbook

Identifier: A-0300
Dates: 1909-1922

Joe Hubert Moore WWI Collection

Identifier: A-0301
Scope and Contents

There is a map, prayer book, pay record book and a military guide book in the collections. Researchers may find the guide book to San Antonio particularly interesting because it includes descriptions of Fort Sam Houston, Leon Springs Military Reservation, Camp Stanley, Kelly Field, the Balloon School, Camp Travis, Army YMCA, Camp Logan, and Camp McArthur.

Dates: 1918-1919

Charles C. H. Syfan WWI Collection

Identifier: A-0302
Scope and Contents

There are two photographs, a letter and a newspaper article pertaining to the World War I service of Charles C. H. Syfan in this collection.

Dates: 1917-1927

A. J. Holt 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

Hazel Floyd Collection

Identifier: A-0304
Scope and Contents

There are three personal letters and a baby book in this collection. Researchers interested in SFA President Birdwell's administration or the history of female faculty at the university might find these materials useful.

Dates: 1916, 1936, 1945

Ed Walraven Collection

Identifier: A-0305
Scope and Contents

The letters, notes, and tape recordings in this collection document Edward Walraven’s discussions and interviews with Mr. Bob Murphey, a Nacogdoches attorney and humorist. Correspondence is dated from 1986 to 1992. Walraven was interested in humor and its place in the culture.

Dates: 1992

Bryan Holt Davis Collection

Identifier: A-0306
Dates: 1970-1995

Villa Belle Scogin Collection

Identifier: A-0307
Dates: 1903-2015

Rubie Morton Collection

Identifier: A-0308
Scope and Contents

The letter in this collection is a plea from a man named Bob who asks Ruby to go away with him. The letter indicates that Ruby may have been in some sort of danger or possibly a victim of abuse. The letter is not dated and the writer gives only his first name.

Dates: c.1919-1921

Carrye Burley Brown Personal Papers

Identifier: A-0309
Dates: 1975-2001

May Olivia Miller Pinson Collection

Identifier: A-0310
Dates: 1476-1986

A.P. Montes Family Collection

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

Hayes Family Collection

Identifier: A-0312
Dates: c.1903

Stockwell Family Collection of Photographic Negatives

Identifier: A-0313
Content Description

The collection consists of photographic negatives and slides from the Stockwell family, c.1930s. There are a wide range of images, including those of family and family trips, military service, the Boy Scouts, Nacogdoches, and SFA. All the negatives come from Schlueter's Studio in Nacogdoches.

Dates: Event: Donated 8/25/2016