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B. Business & Organizational Collection

Identifier: B
The Business and Organizational Collection provides insight into regional commercial and non-profit activities. Church registers, doctors ledgers, scrapbooks from various clubs and organizations, and business records from companies such as Mahdeen Hair Tonic, Minton & Minton Lawyers, and Rusk General Store are among some of the collections. A variety of organizations have donated records including the East Texas Historical Association, Texas State Genealogical Society, Four Seasons Garden Club, Center Woman's Reading Club and the Nacogdoches Rotary Club. 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 148 Collections and/or Records:

Elmer Hill Collection

Identifier: B-0116
Scope and Contents

The collection of materials consists of plat maps, field notes and other information accumulated by Elmer Hill, his father, H. C. Hill and his father’s predecessor, W. T. Harlson who worked in the 1800’s in Tyler, San Augustine and Nacogdoches counties.

Dates: -

ETRC Postcard Collection

Identifier: B-0073
Scope and Contents This collection contains postcards from various people and their travels, mainly in the State of Texas, but also some from various other states. The various places included in this postcard collection include Stephen F. Austin State University, Main Street Nacogdoches, The Old Stone Fort, Huntsville, Jefferson, Diboll, Center, San Augustine, Toledo Bend, and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas. This collection also has places such as Sabine County and the Hoya Library and Museum. Many of...
Dates: 1908-1970

Fairview Methodist Church Register, Nacogdoches, Texas

Identifier: B-0036
Scope and Contents

The church register list members from 1871 to 1966. Also included are lists of the church's pastors, 1889-1966, infant baptisms from 1889, marriages performed from 1871, a Trustees report for church property in 1936, and a Board of Trustees report on church property for October 21, 1963.

Dates: 1871-1966

Flora Garden Club, Nacogdoches, Texas, Collection

Identifier: B-0094

107 items organized in 1 box across 17 folders.

Dates: 1949-2002

Four Seasons Garden Club, Nacogdoches, Texas Scrapbook Collection

Identifier: B-0103
Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks of activities

Dates: 1970-1980, 1989-1998

General Store Ledger, Shelby County, Texas

Identifier: B-0121
Scope and Contents

Business ledger of an unknown general store likely located in Shelby County, Texas. The ledger lists customers' names, their purchases, the price of those purchases, and also has a customer index in the front.

Dates: 1890-1893

Harris Hardware Ledgers

Identifier: B-0110

Hodges, Greve, Pierce Collection

Identifier: B-0111
Scope and Contents The documents (ranging from 1830s-1970s) consist of the papers belonging to the three attorneys who practiced at the firm, and were acquired from the clearing out of the former office of Judge Jack Pierce, the last attorney to practice at the firm. The collection includes letters, correspondence, land deeds, timber deeds, oil and gas leases, debt collection, civil court cases, criminal court cases, estate matters, various miscellaneous legal matters, maps, and approximately five photographs...
Dates: 1830-1970

J. H. Clifton Land Records

Identifier: B-0118
Scope and Contents

This collection contains copies of deeds and tax receipts for blocks of land in the City of Nacogdoches, Texas.

Dates: 1900-1974

James Joseph Greve Papers

Identifier: B-0112
Scope and Contents

Papers of a former Nacogdoches County, Texas, attorney regarding warranty deeds, execution of wills, deeds of sale, deeds of trust, oil and gas leases, divorces, quit claim deeds, promissory notes, fire insurance policy, field notes and vendors lien notes

Dates: 1891-1956

Johnson General Merchandise Store Records

Identifier: B-0022
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 79 ledger books documenting store business. There are 34 account books (1912-1949), 22 day books (1915-1942), 9 cash books (1916-1951), 6 commercial accounts books (1931-1947), 3 order books (1929-1940), 3 check receipts books (1933-1944), a cotton purchasing account book (1928-1931), and a daily record of cash receipts book (1929, 1940).

Dates: 1912-1951; Event: Donated 2/25/1980 ; Event: Addendum donated 6/2/1980

Kelly Plow Company Records

Identifier: B-0010
Scope and Contents

The collection includes accident and insurance reports, blueprints, catalogs (price lists and parts lists), correspondence, farm equipment and machinery literature, photographs, statements, ledgers and other records of this Longview manufacturer and seller of plows and farm equipment

Dates: 1884-1965

Lamp-Lite Theatre Collection

Identifier: B-0056

Legg General Store Collection

Identifier: B-0130
Scope and Contents

The Legg General Store collection contains books of accounts received as well as receipt books. There is also included a letter sent from Andy’s nephew, Lalonde Legg who was stationed overseas during World War I, to Andy in 1918. Included are land and warranty deeds, as well as oil, gas, and mineral leases.

Dates: 1884-1932

Lon Morris College Collection

Identifier: B-0156
Scope and Contents

The collection mainly consists of 80 scrapbooks about the history of the college. Many oversized items pertain to the theater productions, which include posters and photo collages of the productions.

Dates: Event: Donated 7/29/2014

Magna Charta Dames Collection

Identifier: B-0135
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of various event programs, speech transcripts, business documents such as minutes and agendas, letters, photographs, and photocopies of scrapbooks and newspaper articles. Two items of note are the two intact scrapbooks of the East Texas Colony of the Magna Charta Dames.

Dates: 1980-1989

Mahdeen Company Records

Identifier: B-0053

Marmion Henry Bowers Letterbooks

Identifier: B-0024
Scope and Contents The letterbooks in this collection are blotter copies containing legal correspondence to individuals, sheriffs, county clerks, and judges; and personal correspondence to friends and family. There are also letters to magazines and newspapers concerning subscriptions and advertising. One volume contains petitions, deeds, and briefs used in courts, including the Supreme Court of Texas. The correspondence describes conditions in Texas before, during, and after the Civil War, including the...
Dates: 1857-1867