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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:

Ida Hillenkamp Friendship Journal

 Collection
Identifier: A-0351
Scope and Contents

This collection is a single autograph book with handwritten missives, poetry and notes written to Ida Hillenkamp from her friends. There are 25 entries.

Dates: Event: Donated 11/17/2016

Margaret Dallum Howell Hollon Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0318
Content Description

Genealogical and Historical Research

Dates: Event: Donated 12/4/2007

Cleaver Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0293
Scope and Contents

This collection contains many different types of materials. There are newspapers, newspaper clippings, photographs, diplomas, certificates, correspondence, wills and probate records, journals, newsletters, and several books. Some items of note include plaques honoring various family members and the Arthur and Maude Cleaver’s original Prairie View A and M diplomas from the 1911-1912.

Dates: Event: Donated 6/29/2013

J. H. Birdwell and J. H. Birdwell Jr. Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0320
Dates: Event: Donated 4/22/2016

Loftin-Brooks Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0322
Scope and Contents These documents note the progression of land sales within one family from the time of the mid-1820s under the Mexican Government, to the Republic of Texas, the State of Texas, through to World War I. This collection provides an overview about the value and social status of owning land and the careful recording of the land sales in county records. Prominent Texas personages include Peter Ellis Bean, Henry Raguet, Thomas Rusk, Hayden H. Edwards, and Jose Mariana Acosta, governor of Coahuila...
Dates: Event: Donated 2/13/2018

Helen Elizabeth Ames Coulter Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0325
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of published sheet music for the piano, ukelele, guitar and Hawaiian guitar.

Dates: 1910-1970

Zula Orton Cariker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0326
Dates: 1897-1966

Cheryl Keneaster Nelson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0324
Dates: 1909-1984

Phillips, Scroggins, Hamilton Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0321
Dates: 1840-1987

Lenvill B. Martin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0283
Content Description This collection has of minutes, programs, maps, and photographs pertaining to Nacogdoches County schools in the mid twentieth-century. There are also promissory notes, tax receipts, deeds, and receipt books for Lenvill B. Martin and his ancestors. Materials of particular interest to researchers might include: - Four oversize maps from c.1970 showing how Lenvill Martin, who was superintendent, planned the desegregation of Nacogdoches' schools (See Bundles 2-3). - Minutes and...
Dates: Event: Donated 8/9/2011

Rulfs-Taylor Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0327
Content Description

The collection contains images of family, letters from wartime, and postcards from across the United States. The collection has information of generations of the Rulfs-Taylor families and their life in East Texas.

Dates: Event: Received 12/18/2018

Neill, Powers and Rhodes Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0328
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of family letters and photographs for Neill family of Shelby County, Texas. The collection includes scholastic records (class notes, assigments, a diploma), genealogical materials (bible pages, newspaper clippings, obituaries), and financial records (account books, receipts, checks), as well as more than a dozen short stories written by Lela (Rhodes)Neill. Pedigree chart of frequently mentioned family members [1] Elias Mitchel...
Dates: Event: Donated 5/27/2016

Ingraham-Tucker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0330
Content Description

The bulk of the collection consists of letters between Francis H. Tucker ("Hal") and his wife Elcee Rosina Ingraham Tucker ("Rosa"); and Ingraham family land records and tax statements for property in Angelina and Cherokee counties. There are also a few letters from family, friends, and business associates. Other materials in the collection include telegrams, wedding invitations, and a locket of Rosa Tucker's hair in one of her letters to her husband.

Dates: 1887-1935

Ross Fountain Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0331
Scope and Contents A pair of scrapbooks, family photographs, genealogy materials, and a bomber jacket makes up the majority of this small collection. The scrapbooks have photographs, newspaper clippings, telegrams, and letters about Ross Fountain and other Nacogdoches men serving in World War 2. Researchers might find the bombing mission notes in Folder 2 interesting, as they list the date of the mission, the location targeted, the number of bombs, and their yield. Researchers may also like the rare class...
Dates: Event: Donated 11/10/2016

Oil Well Photographs Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0332
Content Description

This collection consists of thirty-two 8x10 photographs. The images are thought to be from circa 1960 because of the vintage of the vehicles in several of the photographs. These images may be useful to researchers interested in the engineering, technology and history of oil production.

Dates: Event: Given to the ETHA and transferred to the ETRC 1/22/2016; Event: Donated 9/2/2017

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

Stephen W. Blount and Benjamin F. Price Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0329
Content Description

Letters, photographs, land documents, and other legal and personal documents

Dates: Donated 4/7/2018

Edwin Welsh Bush Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0334
Scope and Contents The diary kept by Edwin Welsh Bush documents his journey from Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee to Texas in 1852. Bush entered the state by way of Pendleton’s Ferry and then made his way through Milam, San Augustine, Melrose, and Nacogdoches. The diary also contains notes written about travels through Texas and return trips to Tennessee between 1853 and 1854. Interesting anecdotes include Sam Houston’s railroad speech in Nacogdoches June 14, 1853; the Fourth of July in Melrose; the...
Dates: Event: Donated 9/9/2019

Colonial Spanish Horse Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0323
Scope and Contents

The papers, letters, articles, and photographs in this collection were used by Gretchen Patterson in 2018 for her Master’s thesis “The Preservation of the Colonial Spanish Horse and Robert E. Brislawn, Sr.” These items came into her possession when the Horse of the Americas Registry re-incorporated in the State of Texas in 2000. Patterson is the official secretary of the corporation as well as the registrar.

Dates: Donated 5/9/2018

Flores-Patterson Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0335
Content Description

Photographs (18); postcards (12); funeral notice and obituary of Fred W. Harlacher; and genealogical research (photocopies of pedigree charts, family trees, notes, and photographs) on the Flores and Patterson families

Dates: 1910-1943