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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:

Planter’s Hotel, Nacogdoches, Texas Daybook

Identifier: B-0013
Scope and Contents

The original daybook contains the names and accounts of hotel guests and Nacogdoches citizens who took meals or lodging there from 1854 to 1858. Also contained in the volume is what appears to be a county record of fees for court cases, 1877-1878. A photocopy of the daybook is also present.

Dates: 1854-1858

Prairie Grove Missionary Baptist-Church of Christ Records

Identifier: B-0158
Content Description

The first half of the ledger contains hand written statement of the creed and doctrine fo fthe Missionary Baptist Church along with minutes of meetings. Starting on page 99 it contains newspaper clippings and a childs doodles.

Dates: Event: Donated 7/24/2009; Majority of material found within 1904-1914

R. M. Thomson Company letter books

Identifier: B-0017
Scope and Contents

Blotter book copies of personal and business correspondence, including the Thomson and Donman Company in Austin, Texas. The correspondence is both typed and handwritten.

Dates: 1878-1925

Raguet Elementary School Time Capsule Collection

Identifier: B-0137
Scope and Contents

Material in the collection consists of student information sheets, magazines and general information about Raguet Elementary School in Nacogdoches, Texas. No date was given to open the time capsule.

Dates: 2004

Records of AARP Chapter 1200, Nacogdoches, Texas

Identifier: B-0151
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of membership directories, board of directors meeting minutes, treasurer’s reports, and a scrapbook. The scrapbook also has copies of the “1200 Chapter Chatter” newsletter, 1998-1999.

Dates: Event: Donated 5/11/2012

Rev. Bettie Engram Kennedy Meeting Hall Collection

Identifier: B-0131
Scope and Contents There are three distinct components to this collection. First, there are materials from three African American Masonic organizations (Dawn of Light Lodge no.79, Heroines of Jericho, White Swan Court no.148, and Order of the Eastern Star, Annie Jones Chapter no.114) and Camp no.71 of the American Woodmen of the World. Check receipt books, relief receipts, membership ledgers, minute books, dues payments, member correspondence, photographs, several broadsides, and other documents describe each...
Dates: 1843, 1893-2012

Rowlett Store, Nacogdoches, Texas Account Ledger

Identifier: B-0039
Scope and Contents The Rowlett Store Ledger contains customer account records from 1869 to 1873. The handwriting is very difficult to decipher in places, but some of the names mentioned in the ledger include B. A. Rowlett, W. E. Rowlett, James Swain, Sam Davis, Alford Arnold, Peter Lockett, Sam Atkinson, Nathan Hearns, Jesse Morse, J. G. Steele, Lemuel Campbell, and Gabe and Aaron Collins. Recipes and drafts or copies of letters are recorded on some pages of the ledger. The ledger also contains family records...
Dates: 1869-1979

Rusk County Democrat Newsletter Collection

Identifier: B-0162
Content Description

The newsletter contains a political calendar of Rusk County Democratic Party events, informational items, exhortations to vote, humor, and editorials. Many of the editorials are written by Mr. Jones, who regularly extolled the working class virtues of Democrats and his perceived shortcomings of Republicans. --Excerpted from a letter accompanying the donation of the collection.

Dates: Event: Donated 9/20/2021

Rusk County Historical Association

Identifier: B-0025
Scope and Contents

There are two parts of the collection: the Rusk County Collection and the Vinzent papers, the latter being photostats of the originals in the possession of Mr. Sam Ross of Mt. Enterprise (1962).

Dates: 1843-1965

Rusk General Store Ledgers

Identifier: B-0047
Scope and Contents

The journals date from July 16, 1914 to August 12,1915 and from September 11, 1916 to November 2, 1917

Dates: 1911-1941

San Augustine Education Institutions Records

Identifier: B-0002
Scope and Contents

Charter, catalogs (1878-1899), A. W. Orr (founder and principal) Memorial Society materials, school booklets and publications and other items relating to the school

Dates: 1878-1968

Sanford and Son General Store, Caledonia, Texas Records

Identifier: B-0018
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 33 ledger books, a poetry scrapbook, and a Beaumont High School yearbook, "Spindletop" (1925). The ledger books include daybooks, general ledgers, and farm account books pertaining to the clientele and operations of the general merchandise and grocery store.

Dates: 1920-1935

Santa Fe Industries Records

Identifier: B-0109
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence between Santa Fe Industries, the minority stock holders, and the lawyers and lumber experts they used.

Dates: 1973-1980

Shaw’s Department Store Collection

Identifier: B-0102
Scope and Contents

Business records of the store, including cash journal sheets and receipts of goods purchased for the store.

Dates: 1952-1986

Shelby County Historical Society Visitors Register

Identifier: B-0122
Scope and Contents

Founded in 1962, the Shelby County Historical Society works to collect and preserve items with local and regional historic value. This register lists names of visitors from 1966-1985.

Dates: 1966-1985

Shelby County, Texas, Cooperative Association (Patrons of Husbandry) Cashbook

Identifier: B-0012
Scope and Contents Part of the book contains a brief journal which appears to be a record of trips taken from 1895 to 1900 (author unknown). In the same handwriting are copied some inspirational thoughts. At the end of the book are several pages of a diary which begins with the announcement of the birth of Edward Boone Brackett, Jr. in 1905 and ends about 1912. There are very few entries and all have been written at some later time. The cash book is in very poor condition with many pages missing and others...
Dates: 1890-1891

Smith and Todd Poultry Farm Photo Collection

Identifier: B-0147
Content Description

Photographs from the Smith and Todd poultry hauling business. The collection includes images of the owners, aerial photographs of the farm, and pictures of the different trucks the company used over time.

Dates: Event: Donated 7/31/2015 by Jere Jackson for Sam Smith

Sons of the American Revolution, Texas Society, Fredonia Chapter, Nacogdoches Records

Identifier: B-0068
Scope and Contents

General information regarding the Chapter, applications for membership, and the chapter newsletter.

Dates: Event: Donated 10/24/1996