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Carolyn Reeves Ericson Research Collection

Identifier: A-0099

Scope and Contents

The collection contains research materials used for six of Ericson's books; Nacogdoches Fires and Firemen (1976), The People of Nacogdoches County in the Civil War (1980), Panola County, Texas in the Civil War (2001), Sabine County, Texas in the Civil War (2001), and San Augustine County, Texas in the Civil War (2002).


  • Creation: 1783-1988


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

Carolyn Reeves was born on May 12, 1931 in Fort Stockton, Texas. In 1955 she married Dr. Joe Ellis Ericson and they moved to Nacogdoches about 1957 where he joined the faculty at Stephen F. Austin State University. Mrs. Ericson held a Bachelor of Science in Education from Texas Tech University and was a Certified Genealogist. She was active in numerous genealogical and women's associations. From about 1971 to 1980, Mrs. Ericson served as curator of the Old Stone Fort Museum, and helped to raise the $30,000 needed to keep the museum open during the 1979-1980 biennium when the state legislature failed to provide necessary funding. She published a weekly genealogical query column, "Kissin' Kuzzins," in several East Texas newspapers. She compiled, edited, and published many historical and genealogical materials on East Texas including census and cemetery records. Her biographical directory, Nacogdoches--Gateway to Texas, is a valuable aid for researchers of early Texas citizens. Carolyn Ericson passed away December 2, 2018.

Source: Devereaux, Linda E. 1985. "Ericson, Carolyn Reeves." Nacogdoches County Families. Dallas: Curtis Media Corp., p. 270.


1.50 Cubic Feet


This collection consists of 330 items described in 60 folders and housed in three clamshell boxes.

Guide to the Carolyn Reeves Ericson Research Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository