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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:

Gregory Arriola Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0233
Scope and Contents

This collection has Gregory Arriola's discharge papers from two stints in the Texas Rangers (1850-1851) and two turn-of-the-century newspaper articles with biographical information on Arriola.

Dates: 1850-1851, 1901, 1904

Gregory Townsend Bedell Moore Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0129
Scope and Contents SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF GREGORY BEDELL MOORE, compiled by Mrs. Bedell Moore [his daughter-in-law?] consists of photocopies of two volumes of handwritten narratives with photographs, clippings, and church programs interspersed. The volumes contain information about Moore's family, businesses, activities in the Episcopal Church, and philanthropic organizations. The volume HENRY J. LUTCHER AND G. BEDELL MOORE'S TRIP TO TEXAS 1877 contains details of their journey from Williamsport, PA...
Dates: Event: Donated 3/18/1983; Event: Addendum donated 5/5/1987

Gribble Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0264
Dates: 1870-1989

Grimes-Koonce Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0371
Content Description

The bulk of the collection consists of family photographs and funeral books.

Dates: Event: Donated 10/23/2020

Emeline Risinger and Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0367
Content Description

Family materials for the Smelley, Whitmire, Swink, and Risinger families, including letters, postcards, photographs, negatives, and genealogical research.

Dates: Donated 4/26/2019

Guy Cox Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0075
Scope and Contents

This collection includes personal and business correspondence; records relating to personnel transfers, pay increases, promotions, efficiency reports; service awards; poems and letters written upon the occasion of Cox's retirement; and Cox's homey reminiscences of his 35 years as a District Forest Ranger.

Dates: 1919-1953

Haden Edwards Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0037
Arrangement

Arranged in 5 boxes and 1 bundle consisting of 800 total items.

Dates: 1831-1969

Hall Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0368
Scope and Contents There are a wide range of materials in the Hall Family Collection. In the personal and family correspondence there are court records, diary entries, holiday cards, letters, newspaper clippings, notebooks, notes, poetry, postcards, sympathy cards, and telegrams. The business records in the collection often consist of accounts, bills, ledger books, letters, memos, minutes, notes, promissory notes, receipts, and reports. Leisure and travel are most often documented with booklets, brochures,...
Dates: Event: Donated 11/2/2019

Haltom-Meisenheimer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0087
Scope and Contents Giles M. Haltom's essay on Nacogdoches in 1876 has a lot-by-lot description of buildings and houses and their occupants. It also includes together newspaper clippings on historical subjects which were collected and compiled into a scrapbook by Mrs. George Meisenheimer. Subjects covered include the history of Nacogdoches, the historical old elm tree, the Hart Hotel, Thomas J. Rusk's gravesite, the Old Stone Fort, Richard Fields and the Fredonia Rebellion, and Christ Episcopal Church. Persons...
Dates: 1900-1902, 1926, 1945

Hanks-Bogard-Burleson Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0171
Scope and Contents The papers in this collection consist of original documents and letters and other materials collected and produced by Jimmie Willis Hanks (granddaughter of J. T. Bogard) of Center, Texas and Irene Bogard Winton of Beaumont, Texas, while working on family history. Family lines researched include those of Hanks, Bogard, Burleson, Miller, Hartsfield, Barfield, and Shipp. There is a small amount of material on the Key and Hyde families. Mrs. Hanks incorporated the files of Mrs. Winton into hers...
Dates: 1774-1900; Event: Donated in 1995

Hardy Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0373
Content Description

The collection contains 1954 letters from Charles Hardy to his wife Joyce, 1960's letters from Agnes Campbell (Joyce's step-mother) to Joyce, photographs of Charles Hardy's family, and biographical materials on Charles and Joyce Campbell Hardy.

Dates: Event: Donated 6/7/2021

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

Hayes Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0312

Hazel Floyd Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0304
Scope and Contents

There are three personal letters and a baby book in this collection. Researchers interested in SFA President Birdwell's administration or the history of female faculty at the university might find these materials useful.

Dates: 1916, 1936, 1945

Hazen-Moore-Faires Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0133
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one Civil War letter; correspondence, mostly from Dillard B. Hazen during World War I, including post cards; mostly unidentified photographs and tintypes; newspaper clippings; poll tax receipts; and World War I buttons and mementos. Photocopies of obituaries and cemetery records have been added to help identify family members.

Dates: 1861-1980

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

Helpinstill Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0194
Scope and Contents

A general ledger from Helpinstill Auto Supply, World War II ration books, and 1880s receipts.

Dates: 1881-1888, 1942-1973

Henry Brewer Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0011
Scope and Contents

The Henry Brewer Family Papers consist of business and family correspondence; land grant and title papers; deeds, field notes, and plats; tax receipts; accounts, promissory notes and receipts; resolutions; Baptist Church session minutes and other publications; the Brewer Family Bible [too fragile to handle]; and genealogical materials.

Dates: 1820-1987; Event: Donated in 1963

Henry Parks Garrison Letters

 Collection
Identifier: A-0057
Scope and Contents Typescripts of correspondence between Garrison and family members during his Confederate military service. Includes material on politics, camp conditions, social life, combat, inflation, and family matters. His letters encompass the years of 1860 to 1863 and relate to his family the details of army life, battles he fought during the Civil War, and the hardships suffered by the Confederate troops. The letters convey his hopes for a quick end to the rebellion and that the...
Dates: 1860-1863

Henry T. Curl Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0013
Scope and Contents

These papers include Civil War letters from Henry Curl to his wife, Julia, and one to her brother, Lawrence S. Taylor. The letter to Lawrence is quite long and gives an extremely detailed and interesting account of Henry's experiences in the war.

Dates: 1832-1931; Event: Donated in 1945