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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:

J. Roy Gray Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0152
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of original deeds and other documents relating to the von der Hoya family in Nacogdoches. One item of interest is a conveyance of property in Nacogdoches from Thomas J. Rusk to Bennett Blake which includes the Red House. The Red House was the Old Spanish Barracks until 1832, and in 1845 it became Nacogdoches University.

Dates: 1830-1881; Event: Donated in 1960

J. W. Christian Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0253
Scope and Contents

Collection consists mostly of deed records for J. W. Christian and property he owned.

Dates: 1858-1960; Donated in 2007

James Allen Kirkpatrick Diary

 Collection
Identifier: A-0085
Scope and Contents

Typescript of the diary (actually reminiscences) of the Nacogdoches native's experiences in the Civil War and later as a sheep rancher in Laredo, Texas (1841-1908). Genealogical data on the Kirkpatrick family is also included.

Dates: 1908

James Carlton Owens WWII Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0161
Scope and Contents

This collection consists predominantly of letters from James Carlton Owens to his parents, wife, and children written during his Naval service in World War II. Also included are a letter from Rosa Lee Owens to James C. Owens, telegrams to the family from the military confirming the death of Owens, sympathy letters, military memorabilia, medals (including the Purple Heart), books, and certificates.

Dates: 1911-1952

James Harper Starr Letters

 Collection
Identifier: A-0159
Scope and Contents

Original handwritten letters from prominent early Nacogdoches and Marshall citizen, James Harper Starr, to James and Susan Thorn concerning business and personal events.

Dates: 1868-1882

James L. Britton American Indian Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0118
Scope and Contents This collection consists of government documents, Presidential messages, broadsides, monographs, and other early imprints concerning American Indian treaties, land claims, removal, wars, and appropriations. The bulk of the materials relate to Cherokee, but the Choctaw, Seminole, Creek, Wyandot, Chippewa, and other tribes are included. The documents concern lands in the Southeast, Northwest, Midwest, and Southwest United States. The collection was accumulated by James L. Britton, a...
Dates: 1820-1892

James R. Parrish Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0179
Scope and Contents

The material in the collection is an example of the publishing process for the book "Between Loaded Guns". It includes the original manuscript pages, the galley proof, newspaper articles, and film script adaptations.

Dates: 1982-1983

James Taylor Lacey Acknowledgement Books

 Collection
Identifier: A-0067
Scope and Contents

Record of acknowledgments taken by Lacey, notary public of Rusk County. Shows transactions regarding land transactions: deeds, powers of attorney, oil and gas leases, and vendor's releases.

Dates: 1899-1933

Janet Turner Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0032
Abstract

Artist and faculty member at SFASU. Collection includes newspaper clippings, programs of exhibits, original drawings illustrating The Yazoo River, prints of birds of Eastern Texas and Western Louisiana, magazine articles illustrated by Turner, and biographical information.

Dates: 1950-1989

Jesse D. Mixon Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0354
Content Description

World War 1 and World War 2 maps and a World War 1 roster book.

Dates: Event: Donated 4/22/2013; 1919-1945

Jewel and Josie Pack Atkinson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0348
Scope and Contents

The majority of the collection are letters, postcards, and photographs associated with Josie Pack Wilson Atkinson.

Dates: 1873-1963

Joe E. Ericson Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0248
Scope and Contents

The Joe E. Ericson Research Collection is a collection of research materials on banks and bankers, published articles, research papers, and notes on Nacogdoches history from 1914-1979.

Dates: 1914-1981; Event: Donated in 1998

Joe Hubert Moore WWI Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0301
Scope and Contents

There is a map, prayer book, pay record book and a military guide book in the collections. Researchers may find the guide book to San Antonio particularly interesting because it includes descriptions of Fort Sam Houston, Leon Springs Military Reservation, Camp Stanley, Kelly Field, the Balloon School, Camp Travis, Army YMCA, Camp Logan, and Camp McArthur.

Dates: 1918-1919

Joel C. and Alice A. Ford Crain Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0355
Scope and Contents

The collection contains five photographs from the 1920s of Caddo Lake General Store, J. C. Crain Grocery & Market, and Johnson Brothers Ranch. Postcard of T & P Hospital in Marshall, Texas. Nacogdoches, Texas Fredonia Hotel, postcard, newspaper clipping and advertisement.

Dates: Event: Donated 8/15/2017; 1920-1961

John August Tubbe Sr. Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0243
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of family photographs, letters and tax receipts.

Dates: 1897-1945

John C. Birdwell Letters

 Collection
Identifier: A-0116
Scope and Contents This collection consists of typescript copies of Civil War letters between John C. Birdwell and wife Adaline Birdwell. A farmer, John Birdwell included instructions for running the farm in his absence. Her letters report the progress of crops and livestock. Both recount their hardships during the war as well as news of family and friends. John C. Birdwell describes Confederate camp conditions depicting disease epidemics, food, music, gambling, funerals, weather, and ragged condition of the...
Dates: 1862; Event: Donated in 1960

John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0138
Scope and Contents

Newspaper clippings, copies of official police reports, and photocopies of photographs relating to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, in Dallas, Texas.

Dates: 1963-1994

John Forbes Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0063
Scope and Contents The collection contains legal papers, correspondence, business papers, Republic of Texas Army Commissary Records, and biographical and genealogical material on Forbes. There is a transcript of the David G. Burnet treason trial and papers relating to Sam Houston, David Crockett, and Andrew Jackson. See Separated Materials for two volumes of transcripts of the Forbes vs. Labadie trial that include detailed testimony on the Battle of San...
Dates: 1836-1963

John Gurnett Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0183
Scope and Contents

The letters concern an incomplete Spanish land document for land in Nacogdoches County.

Dates: 1787, 1860; Event: Donated 5/1997

John (Jack) A. Forman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0125
Scope and Contents This collection contains a 37-page typescript narrative by Jack Forman of his World War II memories, papers and certificates providing a record of his military service, and documents which trace the 17-month march through Europe of his unit, Battery "A" of the 110th Gun Battalion. There are 200 photos and a number of negatives of war scenes in Europe, as well as a 48-star U. S. flag, foreign currency, and some war maps. The collection is missing four photographs, one...
Dates: 1910-2000