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Thomas Ewing Ferguson Papers

Identifier: A-0124

Scope and Contents

This collection consists chiefly of Dr. Ferguson's writings.


  • 1925-1960


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

Thomas Ewing Ferguson, son of pioneer parents, was born March 8 1885, in Stephenville, Texas. After attending John Tarlton College in Stephenville, he went to the University of Texas where he received his bachelor's degree in 1912. Dr. Ferguson obtained the master's degree from Harvard College in 1915 and a doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Texas in 1930. Ferguson served as head of the English Department and Dean of SFA from 1932 until his retirement in 1955. Active in community affairs, he held leadership positions in the Lions Club, the Nacogdoches Rotary Club, and the Nacogdoches County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

A critic, essayist, and poet, Dr. Ferguson had works published in a number of professional periodicals. He also wrote scripts for a variety of local historical pageants and programs.

Source: "Ferguson, T. E." Vertical Files: Biography. East Texas Research Center. Ralph W. Steen Library. Stephen F. Austin State University.


0.25 Cubic Feet


This collection is described in 16 folders housed in a clamshell box and two oversize items in a bundle. The whole collection was rehoused from one oversize box to the current arrangement in 2018. The collection is organized at the folder level.

Related Materials

Dean of the College. ETRC University Archives. UA-0063

Ferguson, Thomas Ewing. The seventeenth century wit and fop: a study of Restoration comedy in its relation to the life of fashion. Austin: University of Texas, 1930 (Thesis). ETRC PR698.C6 F47x

Guide to the Thomas Ewing Ferguson Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository