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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:

William H. Tucker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0079
Scope and Contents

The papers consist of correspondence to, from and about Tucker concerning family matters, politics, the Civil War, and farming.

Dates: 1850-1883

F. I. Tucker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0249
Abstract

The collection consists correspondences, newspapers articles, and research concerning the Texas Historical Foundation and East Texas.

Dates: 1820-1965

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

Charles H. Tindall Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0246
Scope and Contents

This is a small collection and consists primarily of photographs and newspaper clippings about the family of Charles H. Tindall. The collection also includes a song book and Dr. Tindall's prescription book.

Dates: 1902-1988

Tilden Tilford Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0114
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of typed manuscripts of Monterey and The Face; several magazines containing short stories; reviews and literary criticism; a photograph of Tilford; biographical information; and historical data on the Tilford-Hunt Lumber Company

Dates: 1894-1981

T. Gillette Tilford Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0150
Scope and Contents

This collection includes essays, pamphlets, two speeches, and three scrapbooks containing Tilford's "Out of My Mind" columns written for the Sunday Sentinel,1979-1981.

Dates: 1957-1983

Susan Wroe Edwards Thorn Journal

 Collection
Identifier: A-0101
Abstract

Typescript of a journal describing the early days of the Texas Revolution and a trip from Nacogdoches to Clifton Forge, Virginia, by this wife of a prominent Nacogdoches businessman. Also includes biographical and genealogical information on the Thorn family and their descendants.

Dates: 1835-1836

Larry D. Thomas Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0262
Scope and Contents

Poems, published materials, internet materials, third party materials, newspaper clippings, awards, photographs, and correspondence and letters with publishers, editors, writers, fans, friends, and organizations.

Dates: 1970-2022

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

Marguerite Crouse Bezanson World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0149
Scope and Contents

The collection consists chiefly of special orders relating to the military service and career of Bezanson, most of which were issued at the Nacogdoches Army Administration School.

Dates: 1936-1946; Event: Donated in 1986

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

Birdwell Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0221
Scope and Contents

Joel Birdwell family land documents from Nacogdoches and Rusk Counties.

Dates: 1872-1935; Event: Donated in 2003

Albert and Lera Millard Thomas Letters

 Collection
Identifier: A-0254
Abstract

Letters to and from family members and friends with the majoritiy of the letters being from Albert to Lera.

Dates: 1915-1960

Alfred Penn Texian Loan Certificate

 Collection
Identifier: A-0158
Scope and Contents

A Texian loan certificate that includes Stephen F. Austin's signature (not in good condition).

Dates: 1836

Teutsch Early Nacogdoches Documents

 Collection
Identifier: A-0218
Abstract

Photos of 19th and 20th century Nacogdoches and Nacogdoches County. Taken from books, newspapers, originals and post cards. Fire Department minute books 1907-1973.

Dates: 1800s-1973

Charles S. Taylor Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0031
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, invoices, tax receipts, field notes, deeds, powers of attorney, and other legal documents, Confederate warrants, notes, and orders for food to be supplied to Confederate soldiers' families, and genealogical material on the Taylor and Ruoff (Ruff, Roff) families of Nacogdoches.

Dates: 1810-1930

Sam B. Bedinger Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0141
Scope and Contents

Typescript of unpublished manuscript by Reverend S. B. (Sam) Bedinger entitled "The Story of Nicholas A. Davis" which consists of materials relating to the life of Nicholas A. Davis. It includes Davis' early background, his years as chaplain in Hood's Brigade and his varied life after returning to Texas from the war which included building churches, serving as a Trinity University Trustee and as president of Rusk Transportation Company.

Dates: 1984; Event: Donated 3/7/1985

W. T. Block Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0195
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of research notes, unpublished manuscripts and a large collection of the newspaper articles Block wrote for the 'Beaumont Enterprise between 1998 and 2004. The collection also has the manuscript pages by chapter for 'Mill Towns and Ghost Towns of East Texas', which contains information about mill towns, sawmills, tram roads, and logging camps relating to East Texas lumbering towns.

Dates: 1992-2004; Event: Donated 3/4/1993; Event: Addendum donated 10/26/2001; Event: Addendum donated 9/30/2004

Edwin N. Swinburn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0176
Scope and Contents

This collection has photocopies of Edwin N. Swinburn's autobiography, his Confederate enlistment and discharge papers, newspaper articles about his wife's death, and reminiscences of his 86th, 88th, 90th birthday.

Dates: 1813-1908

Lois Foster Blount Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A-0107
Scope and Contents The Lois Foster Blount Papers consist mostly of historical research materials with an emphasis on early Texas history, the Texas Revolution, and the Republic of Texas. About a fourth of the collection pertains to Thomas J. Rusk. Included are correspondence, biographical and genealogical materials, notes and excerpts from manuscript and printed sources, calendars and translations of some Bexar and Nacogdoches Archives. Also included are copies of legal papers and land papers, manuscripts of...
Dates: 221 BCE-1980; Event: Donated in 1982