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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 371 Collections and/or Records:

William Saflarski Collection

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

Henson-Harlacher Collection

 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

 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

 Collection
Identifier: A-0297
Dates: 1890-1947

William Graham Barron Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0299
Scope and Contents

There are three photographs in this collection.

Dates: c.1920-1930

Willie Gramling Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: A-0300
Dates: 1909-1922

Joe Hubert Moore WWI Collection

 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

 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

 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

 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

Bryan Holt Davis Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0306
Dates: 1970-1995

May Olivia Miller Pinson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0310
Dates: 1476-1986

A.P. Montes Family Collection

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

Hayes Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0312
Dates: c.1903

Stockwell Family Collection of Photographic Negatives

 Collection
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

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.

Dates: Event: Donated 8/25/2016

Waghalter-Bruder Genealogy Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0315
Content Description

Genealogy research from the estate of Milton H. Waghalter.

Dates: Event: Donated 9/25/2014

The Rusk Family Letters

 Collection
Identifier: A-0030
Scope and Contents The majority of this collection consists of accounts, bills, advertising circulars, county records, correspondence, notes, postcards, promissory notes, and receipts addressed to David Rusk or his son John Rusk. This collection will have appeal for both the casual observer and the serious historian or researcher. Documents deserving special consideration in the collection include: • Letters (60) between Texas’ first U.S. Senator, Thomas J. Rusk, and his younger brother...
Dates: Event: The Thomas J. Rusk Letters (59 originals, 1 photocopy) were loaned from 6/24/1975 to early 2005.; Event: Purchased by the University 9/26/2016.; Event: Purchased materials received by the ETRC 10/10/2016.; Event: Addendum of donated materials received by the ETRC 10/24/2016.; Event: Addendum of donated materials received by the ETRC 1/23/2017.; Event: Addendum of donated materials received by the ETRC 3/15/2017.

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

Mary Dorsey Bates Genealogy Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0319
Content Description

East Texas family history; programs from various organizations; church, Masonic, cemetery and school records; letters; photographs; and notes about Captain Cooper's house.

Dates: 1839-1989