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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:

Henry Watson Letters

 Collection
Identifier: A-0140
Scope and Contents

Civil War letters from Watson, Rusk County soldier, to his parents and sister while serving in the Texas Cavalry. Also include service records, receipt for a gun, and a pension application. This is a collection of photocopied material.

Dates: 1861-1864

Henson-Harlacher Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0295
Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection consists of two accounting ledgers and invoices for Henson and Harlacher, Draymen; and Fred W. Harlacher, Grading and Heavy Hauling. The collection also includes family photographs and correspondence.

Dates: 1888-1959

Herrera Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0015
Scope and Contents

The Herrera Family Papers include a original land grant signed by Gov. Hubbard. There are also 15 original deeds of sale, mostly concerning portions of the original grant, dated 1886 to 1965. The collection also includes family photographs, account books and a copy of the will of Marvin Falcon and Beulah Herrera Falcon.

Dates: 1877-1965

High School Graduation Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: A-0252
Scope and Contents

Memory book belonging to Oveta Bruke who went to Nacogdoches High School. The scrapbook also has references to Lufkin High School.

Dates: 1920

Holdeman/Holderman Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0137
Scope and Contents

This collection has the family bibles of John and Elvira McClean Holdeman and Alma Florence McCasland Holdeman as well as photocopies of Republic of Texas land documents and Confederate military service records of the Nacogdoches family.

Dates: c.1840-1970

Holloway Lee Power Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0093
Scope and Contents

The collection contains agricultural, mathematical, and personal notes; religious meditations; correspondence; and a few legal and business papers. There are also some papers of one of Power's sons, Holloway Bunyan Power, born in 1834 in Alabama. He also was a farmer, and upon his father's death on November 6, 1866, he succeeded him as a preacher for Bethany Baptist Church. Some of the records of the church are included with this collection.

Dates: 1842-1978

Holmes/Herndon and Stone/Young Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0271
Scope and Contents

The collection contains family photographs, legal documents, store ledgers and scrapbooks.

Dates: Event: Donated 11/11/2010

Howe-Piper Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0105
Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of sheet music for voice and piano from 1850 to 1920. There are also stamping patterns from 1883-1885.

Dates: 1850-1978

Hubert Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0058
Dates: 1838-1942; Donated in 1971

Hugh Byar Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0205
Scope and Contents

The Hugh Byar Collection is composed of twenty-four Nacogdoches County, Texas deeds spanning the years 1847-1901.

Dates: 1847-1901

Hulie W. Freeze Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0241
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Freeze's correspondences to various newspaper editor and his friend Agi Maier, as well as his unpublished manuscript on the Kennedy assassination.

Dates: 1908-1955

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

Ida Pritchett Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0134
Scope and Contents

This collection includes programs, photographs, newspaper clippings on SFA and local musical events, and original hand-drawn and printed artwork.

Dates: 1923-1953

Ingraham-Blount-Gough Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0168
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of original documents and research materials collected by Mary Martha Hackney on the Ingraham family of Nacogdoches County, the Blount family of San Augustine County, the Gough family, and other families connected to them, including the B. F. Prices, Landons and Tuckers. The collection contains photocopies, carbons, typescripts, and original manuscript materials.

Dates: 1763-1994

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

J. B. Sanders Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0273
Scope and Contents The research collection has a wide range of materials--correspondence, maps, negatives, photographic prints, pedigree charts, research for Sanders’s publications, as well as a few of those publications—concerning the families and places of East Texas. The majority of negatives and prints are photographs of other photographs or documents. Several prints, especially those of a 1928 lynching at the Center Courthouse, are particularly graphic. There are several oversize documents in the...
Dates: 1833-1978

J. E. Ray Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0270
Scope and Contents

The main item in this collection is a 15-page scrapbook given to Mrs. James Oscar Ray and H. T. Muckleroy by Aldrich Nelson Walker. The scrapbook contains photographs from the 1920s of family members, friends, and old Nacogdoches, including but not limited to: Stone's Mill, Christ Church, local schools, Arnold Street, Main Street Pharmacy, a Tyler Fire Truck, Main Street, Scouting, and Y.M.C.A. Small Gymnasium. Also in this collection are a photograph of James Oscar Ray and an old check.

Dates: 1920-1930

J. Elbert Reese Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0119
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other materials relating to J. Elbert Reese's extensive civic and community activities.

Dates: 1896-1985

J. M. Cartwright Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0036
Scope and Contents

Day books, account books and bills from J. M. Cartwright's store in Nat, Texas from which he peddled into other East Texas towns. Also includes tax receipts, correspondence, and business advertisements, genealogical material concerning Lewis, Campbell and Radley families. The bulk of the collection covers the period of the 1870s through the 1890s.

Dates: 1858-1931; Event: Donated in 1978