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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:

Clarice F. Pollard Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: A-0223
Scope and Contents The scrapbook is predominantly and structured around a 21-page typescript entitled "A Khaki WAAC in the Lone Star State." Pollard supplemented the text with caricatures and cartoons, an issue from the class newsletter, the program to a variety show put on by her class, a copy of her transcript, and her class’ graduation program. Pollard includes photographs (originals and photocopies) of her herself, friends and classmates in uniform and in and around...
Dates: 1943-1989

Clarke-Page Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0227
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of original manuscript letters, photocopies of official documents, material from published works, explanatory notes and a large number of historic photographs relating to the families. Most of the collection focuses on Samuel H. Page and his descendants.

Dates: 1773-1997; Event: Donated in 1996

Clyde J. Woodward Reminiscences

 Collection
Identifier: A-0078
Scope and Contents

Reminiscences of Oil Springs, Texas, of the lumbering industry and the history of the Shay locomotive in East Texas by the Nacogdoches lumberman and locomotive engineer.

Dates: 1963-1966

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

Cora Mast Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0182
Scope and Contents

The collection contains the original marriage certificate of Kit Patton to Cora Mast, a poem by Cora Mast, a letter to her sister Leona Mast and one to her brother Oscar Mast.

Dates: 1887, 1894, 1905

Covington Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0251
Scope and Contents This collection contains an audio tape, personal letters, legal notices, bills of health, and bank receipts dating from 1890 to roughly 1924. Most of the personal letters are to Mrs. L. Covington from her daughter Sarah and son-in-law, Mr. H.T. Temme concerning their personal life, marriage and Sarah's schooling. A few other letters are written by other family members, including sisters and other children concerning the health and well being of Mr. Covington. Many of the health letters and...
Dates: 1890-1924

Cox-Day Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0143
Scope and Contents

Collection includes a daily diary of J. A. Day (1938-1939), account book (1875-1935) of J. A. Day which includes payments and collections of Melrose Circuit (Methodist Church); and photocopy of Minute Book of the Shady Grove United Friends of Temperance (1885-1887).

Dates: 1853-1939

Crawford-Yancy-Scrogins Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0155
Scope and Contents

The collection contains original documents, including legal and financial records, land papers, and personal correspondence concerning the Crawford, Yancy and Scroggins families, 1823-1902.

Dates: 1787-1902

D.A. Orviss Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0345
Content Description

Most of the collection are letters about his business, there are two letters from his cousin Harriet Ellen Shawn living in Maine.

Dates: 1856-1880

Dan Beaty Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0220
Scope and Contents

Music compositions and lecture notes from his teaching career at Stephen F. Austin State University. Alss included is his thesis dissertation, class notes, and assignments.

Dates: 1959-2000; Event: Donated in 2003

Daniel W. Lay Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0172
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the papers of Daniel W. Lay, author and wildlife biologist in East Texas. Works provide an alternate viewpoint from the heavily industry-oriented area. It includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, publications, reports, research notes, negatives, and photographs.

Dates: 1935-1999

David V. Muckleroy Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0053
Scope and Contents

The collection contains four original land deeds (1849-1851) and copies of two other land documents. There are also several biographical and genealogical materials, including a typescript of an account by Jesse H. Muckleroy (son of David) tracing the family's move from Tennessee to Texas and the establishment of their farm near Nacogdoches.

Dates: 1840-1871

Davidson Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0360
Scope and Contents

The collection mostly consist of genealogical information on the Davidson and allied families.

Dates: Event: Donated 1/18/2017

Day Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0234
Scope and Contents

Photographs of mostly Nacogdoches schools and people.

Dates: 1899-1940s; Event: Donated in 2004

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

DiAnn Vick Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0277
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of materials found in books gifted to the University from the donor's estate.

Dates: Event: Donated 1/19/2012

Dorthy Palmer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0222
Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection consists of deeds, but there are also promissory notes, photographs, negatives, several land surveys, some estate papers, a land grant, and a plat map. The majority of the documents pertain to Nacogdoches County.

Researchers may find several of the c.1920s photographs and negatives in folder 1 to be of particular interest.

Dates: 1854-1935

Dr. James V. Reese Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0177
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of professional, student and personal correspondence, Historical Commissions, Museums and other publications, speeches, cards, invitations, and other material.

Dates: 1961-1999; Event: Donated 6/28/1999

Durst-Davenport Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0343
Content Description

The collection consists of mostly legal documents and receipts associated with J. B. B. Davenport and his son, J. B. Davenport.

Dates: 1829-1905

Durst Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0089