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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:

Atkinson-Fall Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0333
Content Description

This collection consists of materials from the Atkinson and Fall families of Chireno, Texas. The bulk of the materials are land records (deeds, deeds of trust and warranty deeds), but there are also some business receipts, tax receipts, and a poem.

Dates: Event: Donated 7/16/2019; 1849-1917

Atkinson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0186
Scope and Contents

The collection contains photographs, letters, genealogical information, and news articles related to the Atkinson-Gray families.

Dates: 1854-1963; Event: Donated in 1984

Barnett Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0004
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, business and tax receipts, contracts, and material concerning the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Nacogdoches County. Original and photocopied documents relating to Mr. and Mrs. John Calhoun Barnett, their sons, John C. Calhoun Barnett and Robert Donnell Barnett, and other relatives, as well as some genealogical material are found in the collection.

Dates: 1842-1973; Event: Donated in 1974

Barry Monroe Shipp Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0192
Scope and Contents

Four years of income tax returns and related documentation.

Dates: 1944-1949

Bemon Garsee Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0017
Scope and Contents This collection contains several photographs of the Garsee family in the 1940s, three funeral registers, as well as a San Augustine High School Diploma, and a Masonic Bible and notes. There is also a newspaper clipping and photocopy about Corporal Bemon Garsee’s time in the “bloody bucker” 28th Infantry Division in World War II. One item of interest is an original poem written by Corporal Bemon Garsee exactly one year after June 6, 1944 in remembrance of his lost...
Dates: 1940-1956

Ben Ramsey Speech

 Collection
Identifier: A-0113
Scope and Contents

Speech delivered at the dedication of the Lyne Taliaferro Barret Memorial, Stephen F. Austin State University campus, by Ben Ramsey, the San Augustine, Texas, politician.

Dates: 9/30/1966

Benjamin Franklin Duren Common Book

 Collection
Identifier: A-0189
Scope and Contents

Most of the book contains lyrics to songs and medical remedies of the time. The year listed in the finding aid is the year that it was written in the book by B. F. Duren, with the exception of 1884 and 1889 which was written in by Mollie Duren.

Dates: 1853-1889; Event: Donated in 1995

Benjamin Rush Milam Manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: A-0084
Scope and Contents

Copy of an unpublished typescript manuscript by Mrs. M. B. Milam which consists of materials relating to Benjamin Rush Milam. Included is a memorial address to the Texas Legislature by James Milam, a biographical sketch by Dr. C. C. Graham, extracts from published works, and genealogical information on the Milam family.

Dates: Event: Donated 9/1/1945

Bennett Blake Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0006
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of letters, financial papers, legal documents, and land deeds, mostly of Bennett Blake, his immediate family, and related families. A significant portion of the papers relate to William Bonaparte McKnight, who married Mary Louisa Addie Blake. McKnight's papers include oil leases and negotiations for timber rights. Several original land grants are included in the collection, two signed by Republic of Texas President Anson Jones.

Dates: 1826-1942; Event: Donated in 1963

Berry Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0344
Content Description

Most of the collection centers around the 1951 Army Security Agency ROTC Summer Camp. Vernon was an editor on the pictorial book created to document their expereinces. Many of the photographs have detailed descriptions on the back, including ones that were not added to the book.

Dates: 1899-1956

Billie B. Kemper Research Collection on Lindley Beckworth

 Collection
Identifier: A-0076
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence and research material for Kemper's graduate thesis on Lindley Beckworth, lawyer, Texas legislator, and U.S. representative, of Gilmer, Texas. There are also 28 oral history interviews (OH-1767 to OH-1794) on cassette tape that have been integrated into the separate Oral History Collection.

Dates: 1937-1980

Birdwell Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0221
Scope and Contents

Joel Birdwell family land documents from Nacogdoches and Rusk Counties.

Dates: 1872-1935; Event: Donated in 2003

Blount Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0008
Scope and Contents

Abstracts of title and correspondence of the Nacogdoches family and materials relating to the Nacogdoches Oil Mill Company.

Dates: 1792-1967; Event: Donated in 1977

Bob Fagelson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0247
Scope and Contents

This collection contains articles, magazines, maps, newsletters, photographs, magazines, pamphlets, and other published material relating to the China-Burma-India theater of World War II. The bulk of the collection consists of full and partial issues of the Hump Pilot's Association quarterly newsletter and the China-Burma-India Veteran Association's monthly magazine 'CBI Sound-Off'.

Dates: 1940-2005; Event: Donated 9/21/1992; Event: Addendum donated 5/1/2006

Bob Parks Family Collection (A.2022.001)

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: A-2022-001
Dates: Event: Donated 4/25/2022

Bob Pierce Letters

 Collection
Identifier: A-0210
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a compilation of letters sent home to family in the early 1970s by Bob Pierce during his tour of duty in the Vietnam War, with the exception of one letter sent to Pierce from his sister, Kathy. The letters only indicate the day and month that they were written, with postmark information on two letters indicating the year in which written. The letters involve general information about conditions and circumstances experienced while serving duty in Vietnam, and...
Dates: circa 1970-1972

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

Bone Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0009
Scope and Contents

Included in the collection of letters between Dr. Bone and Minerva are letters to the Bones from family and friends, report forms from the post office at Douglass, and two poems (probably written by Dr. Bone). Typescripts for most of the papers in the collection are in a booklet in Box 2. Several 19th century newspapers belonging to Dr. Bone are cataloged and shelved with the newspaper bundles.

Dates: 1861-1900; Event: Donated in 1989

Bonnie and Clyde Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0267
Abstract

"Bestselling author Jeff Guinn combines exhaustive research with surprising, newly discovered material to tell the real tale of two kids from a filthy Dallas slum who fell in love and then willingly traded their lives for a brief interlude of excitement and, more important, fame. "Go Down Together" has it all—true romance, rebellion against authority, bullets flying, cars crashing, and, in the end, a dramatic death at the hands of a celebrity lawman."

Dates: -

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