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Archie P. McDonald Research Collection on Freemasonry

Identifier: A-0077

Scope and Contents

This collection represents some of the materials used in the research for 'By Early Candlelight' and includes notes, articles and pamphlets on freemasonry in Texas, the United States, and abroad and Dr. McDonald's original typescript for his book.


  • Event: Manuscript donated circa 1966
  • Event: Pamphlets donated 7/24/1969


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

Archie P. McDonald was born in Beaumont, Texas. He received his B. A. from Lamar University in 1958, his M. A. from Rice University in 1960, and his Ph. D. from Louisiana State University in 1964. A history professor, he taught at Murray State College in Murray, Kentucky before joining the SFASU faculty in 1964. He published many book reviews and historical articles, and edited and authored several books on Texas history including 'Fighting Men...The Western Military Heritage'; 'Hurrah for Texas! The Diary of Adolphus Sterne, 1838-1851'; 'The Mexican War: Crisis for American Democracy'; 'Travis'; and 'By Early Candlelight: The Story of Old Milam'.


1.50 Cubic Feet


This collection is described in 37 folders and housed in three clamshell boxes.

Guide to the Archie P. McDonald Research Collection on Freemasonry
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository