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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:

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

John Q. Anderson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0128
Scope and Contents

This collection contains offprints and photocopies of articles and essays by John Q. Anderson arranged in the categories of American literature, folklore, southern history, and education. Biographical information on Anderson dates from 1953 to 1980. Sixteen book reviews written by Anderson are included. There is also a bibliography of John Q. Anderson's publications.

Dates: 1953-1980; Event: Donated 1985

John Q. Hays Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0201
Scope and Contents

Two typescript drafts of Hays' book "Mark Twain and Religion: A Mirror of American Eclecticism" with a hand written index and notes. The book was edited by Fred A. Rodewald and has an introductory note by Edwin W. Gaston Jr., both SFA professors.

Dates: Publication: 1989

John R. Eddings Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0278
Scope and Contents

WWII materials

Dates: 1943-1950

John Scouller McCulloch Reminiscences

 Collection
Identifier: A-0056
Scope and Contents

McCulloch's memory of experiences in 1864 as a Union Army chaplain taken prisoner at Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, and marched to Camp Ford near Tyler, Texas. Describes battles, wounded men, barracks, amusements, sanitary conditions, punishments, torture, and trading among prisoners and guards.

Dates: 1877

Johnson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0120
Scope and Contents

This collection includes a daybook with minutes of the Johnson Chapel Sunday School (1919-1921), two marriage licenses, and newspaper clippings related to the church, the Erasmus Johnson family and the Otis Sadler family.

Dates: 1867-1984

Joseph E. Mayfield Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0088
Scope and Contents

Chiefly the writings of the physician and Civil War veteran of Nacogdoches on various aspects of the early history of Nacogdoches, most of which were published in his column "Nacogdoches Traditions" in the Daily Sentinel.

Dates: 1921-1924

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

Karle Wilson Baker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0002
Scope and Contents

The Karle Wilson Baker Papers include diaries; manuscripts; correspondence with publishers, editors, writers, fans, friends, and organizations; newspaper clippings and other biographical materials; photographs; and historical research materials, including some original materials dating back to the 1830's.

Dates: c.1800s-1963; Event: Donated in 1974

Kate Florence Montgomery Wilson Journal

 Collection
Identifier: A-0097
Abstract

Mother of poet and novelist, Karle Wilson Baker. Journal gives an account of family activities in Little Rock, Arkansas, including church life, social gatherings, concerts and special events, and health. Traces Baker's literary beginnings and charts her progress in music, school, and sports. The family later moved to Nacogdoches where Kate died.

Dates: 1890-1897

Kelsey Harris Douglass Letters

 Collection
Identifier: A-0132
Scope and Contents The collection includes seven letters written by Kelsey H. Douglass to his wife Minerva while he was a member of Congress in Houston. The letters are mostly concerned with getting things done at home during Kelsey's absence. These letters were laminated with the intent of preserving them. Unfortunately the lamination is starting to turn darker in color. There are also two letters from Minerva Douglass' aunt and uncle, Jesse and Mary Childress Benton. One letter was written from Nachitoches,...
Dates: 1837-1840, 1987; Event: Donated in 1988

Kennedy-Smith Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0290
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of class notes, written reports, and essays from English classes at Stephen F. Austin University as well as the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Dates: 1935-1944

Kerr/Carr Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0341
Content Description

The bulk of the collection consists of family letters. Most letters were written by family members in Jackson County, North Carolina to William Kerr(1839-1912) in Texas. Letters from Jesse Kerr were addressed to both his brother William and his son William.

Dates: 1872-1920

L. G. Moore Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0021
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, reports, agendas, committee minutes, bibliographies, and other materials used by the revision commission. Most items are printed or photocopied, but there are some original letters signed by Texas senators, legislators, judges, and other government officials.

Dates: 1957-1974

L. G. Schenck-Southland Paper Mills Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0170
Scope and Contents

This small collection consists of early documents and later papers relating to Southland Paper Mills, Lufkin, Texas.

Dates: 1935-1969

L. T. Barret Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0274
Scope and Contents The L. T. Barret Collection compliments the more extensive Lyne Taliaferro Barret Papers (A-5) by adding new documentation of L. T. Barret’s mercantile and farming pursuits, military service, masonry, and community service. While the collection consists primarily of bills, receipts and promissory notes issued and received by L. T. Barret and Thomas Jefferson Johnson, there is also business, family, military, and personal correspondence, advertising, slave contracts and legal documents. ...
Dates: 1839-1966

Laney Garrett Reed Letters

 Collection
Identifier: A-0211

Larry D. Thomas Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0262
Scope and Contents

Poems, published materials, internet materials, third party materials, newspaper clippings, awards, photographs, and correspondence and letters with publishers, editors, writers, fans, friends, and organizations.

Dates: 1970-2022

Lelia Berryman Crain Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0276
Dates: 1860-1924; Event: Donated 10/4/2011; Event: Addendum donated 2/19/2020

Lemuel Brown Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0231
Scope and Contents

Doctor's account book listing patients' names or relation to head of household and sometimes type of treatment or prescription with costs. Patients were from Nacogdoches and San Augustine counties.

Dates: 1837-1841