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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:

Swank Family World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0145
Scope and Contents

Materials relating to the military careers of Lufkin residents Harry F. Swank, Marine Corps (1941-1945) and his wife, Mary Addie Foster, Marine Corps Women's Reservists (1943-1945). Includes a Bible issued to service personnel and a war ration book.

Dates: 1942-1945

Stone Fort Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0154
Abstract

Deeds and other documents relating to the ownership of the Stone Fort and the lot on which it stood in downtown Nacogdoches.

Dates: 1841-1901

R. B. Blake Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0000
Scope and Contents Typed transcripts and translations made by Blake, Nacogdoches County Clerk, of official records and personal papers found in the Office of the County Clerk in Nacogdoches, in the Nacogdoches Archives, in the General Land Office of Texas, and in the University of Texas Archives (including the Bexar Archives). Included in the collection are legal papers, census records, jury verdicts, promissory notes, summonses, election returns, bills of sale for slaves, civil and criminal proceedings, and...
Dates: 1628-1941

Bone Family Letters

 Collection
Identifier: A-0162
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the collected letters of the descendants of Robert Donnell Bone and Griselda Minerva Burk Bone, who lived in Douglass and later in Mt. Selman, Texas. Most of the letters in the collection are from the children of Robert and Minerva, Winstead Paine Bone, Nevie Lee Bone McKee, James Robert Bone, and John Newton Bone; to their parents and to each other. There are some letters from other family members and from friends, as well as a few business related...
Dates: 1879-1911, 1941; Event: Donated in 1993

Elga Daniels Bonifield Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0122
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a scrapbook, fan mail, correspondence, newspaper clippings and magazines with articles about Elga, photographs, mementos, Elga's tour notes, and her writings for periodicals.

Dates: 1927-1947, 1971-1983; Event: Donated in 1985

Stockwell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0214
Scope and Contents

There are two ration booklets, a partial sheet of ration stamps and two newsletters in this World War 2 collection. Researchers may find the newsletters of particular interest. One pertains to a training class of the Women's Army Corps in Nacogdoches, Texas. The second newsletter is that of an Army Air Corps base unit stationed at Myitkyina in Burma. It is unlikely that these newsletters are widely circulated.

Dates: 1942-1945

Ralph Wright Steen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0130
Scope and Contents

Ralph W. Steen was a historian and former President of Stephen F. Austin State University. His collection includes correspondence, papers pertaining to Steen's work on the formula for state appropriations for higher education, a videocassette recording of the dedication of the Ralph W. Steen Library (1976), and a classroom lecture by Steen (1979).

Dates: 1976-1981

James Harper Starr Letters

 Collection
Identifier: A-0159
Scope and Contents

Original handwritten letters from prominent early Nacogdoches and Marshall citizen, James Harper Starr, to James and Susan Thorn concerning business and personal events.

Dates: 1868-1882

Sparks Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0044
Scope and Contents Correspondence, receipts, essays, newspaper articles, legal documents, photos, and other papers, relating to John Marion Sparks and his daughter, Johnnie May (Sparks) Wyres of Nacogdoches, Texas. Includes records relating to Sparks Manufacturing Company, producers of Hair Vigor, a hair restorer developed by Dr. Sparks; genealogical material on the Sparks family; material on Nacogdoches history and families for a proposed book by Wyres; and on Old North Church, Nacogdoches, the first...
Dates: 1835-1971

Mary Louisa Johnson Boone Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0090
Scope and Contents The reminiscence are broken up into short half-page to a page entries and poems about Mrs. Boone's life. This volume is a photocopy made in 1967 from the family copy in possession of Mrs. Anne P. Shaw, Longview, Texas. Table of Contents MY STORY (Dear Children, I think I will sit down awhile), 1 DAVIS FAMILY (A little of your family tree), 2 OUR FAMILY TREE (A Major up in Washington fixed our family tree), 2 Chart of Families, 3 The Davis Family...
Dates: 1952

Boynton-Binford Letters

 Collection
Identifier: A-0070
Scope and Contents

The letters describe Central and East Texas -- the land, weather, transportation, business. They discuss philosophy of love and marriage. Places mentioned include Auburn and Crawford, Alabama; and Henderson, Waxahachie, Dallas, Larissa, and Jamestown, Texas.

Dates: 1865-1866

Mattie Sharp Brewer Research Papers on George Louis Crocket

 Collection
Identifier: A-0038
Scope and Contents

Included in Miss Brewer's gift are correspondence, newspaper articles, and photographs relating to Crocket, among them being views of some of his carvings.

Dates: 1845-1970

Charles Brightwell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0216
Scope and Contents

The materials in this collection consist of business receipts for the sale of cotton bales, several religious publications, World War 2 ration books, and minutes from two Primitive Baptist Association meetings.

Dates: 1893-1940s

Sowers-Campbell Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0041
Abstract

Correspondence, bills, receipts, and other papers, relating to a steam mill in Alto, Texas, owned by Robert Sowers of Cherokee County, Texas, and personal correspondence of his family and of Emma A. Campbell.

Dates: 1808-1890

James L. Britton American Indian Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0118
Scope and Contents This collection consists of government documents, Presidential messages, broadsides, monographs, and other early imprints concerning American Indian treaties, land claims, removal, wars, and appropriations. The bulk of the materials relate to Cherokee, but the Choctaw, Seminole, Creek, Wyandot, Chippewa, and other tribes are included. The documents concern lands in the Southeast, Northwest, Midwest, and Southwest United States. The collection was accumulated by James L. Britton, a...
Dates: 1820-1892

Ralph Adam Smith Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: A-0110
Scope and Contents The collection consists of drafts of Smith's M.A. thesis and Ph.D. dissertation. "The Life of Alexander Horton" (1936) is a biography of a San Augustine citizen prominent in early Texas history. The manuscript traces Horton's family background and domestic life, his opposition to the Fredonian Rebellion, and his experiences in the Texas Revolution, Cherokee War, and Regulator-Moderator War. "A. J. Rose, Agrarian Crusader of Texas" (1938) is the biography of a leader...
Dates: 1936-1938

Josephus Brooks Account of Franklin B. Sublett Plantation

 Collection
Identifier: A-0102
Scope and Contents Josephus Brooks' plantation account of the Sublett plantation in Trinity County covers the years 1859-1861. The account describes crops of cotton, corn, sweet potatoes, pumpkins and melons, and farm chores such as clearing, ditching, plowing, and fencing. He mentions trips made by persons associated with the plantations, visitors, and shipping of goods by steamship. He keeps a record of the weather and health of the slaves. The account is a typescript copy. Biographical and genealogical...
Dates: 1859-1891

Harriet Frances Smith Narrative

 Collection
Identifier: A-0071
Abstract

Transcript of historical and descriptive narrative entitled "Black Prairie, a Regional Study," which relates to the geographical history and development of the blackland prairie region of Texas, which includes the cities of Dallas, Waco, Austin, and San Antonio.

Dates: circa 1930

John P. Simpson Memoirs

 Collection
Identifier: A-0091
Abstract

Memoirs relating mainly to Indian atrocities and retaliations in pioneer Texas (1838-1845), chiefly in Fannin County, by pioneer businessman, sheriff, land owner and county judge John P. Simpson.

Dates: Publication: 1880

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