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T. Gillette Tilford 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.


  • 1957-1983

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

T. Gillette Tilford, son of Tilden and Rowena Mettenheimer Tilford, was born July 2, 1902, in Houston, Texas. Tilford was married to Jewel Norwood Tilford, who died in 1983. For a number of years, Tilford wrote a column for the Sunday Sentinel entitled "Out of My Mind." He was the first president of the Bonita Grocery Company and owned the Nacogdoches County Lumber Company. He was also a member of the Mensa Society. Tilford died in Nacogdoches on August 15, 1989.

(Obituary, "Gillette T. Tilford." Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel 16 August 1989, p. A6).


0.50 Cubic Feet


This collection is described in three folders and three bound scrapbooks housed in a clamshell box.

Guide to the T. Gillette Tilford Collection
Natasha McClanahan
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Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository