Boosters Club, Nacogdoches, Texas Records
Scope and Contents
The records consist of meeting minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, financial records, speeches and reports, notes on history of the club and its activities, and membership lists. Minutes volumes may include correspondence, clippings, speeches, attendance records, financial records, notes and and sometimes rosters, photographs, guest lists, and Board of Directors Minutes.
Language of Materials
The collection is in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for research.
Biographical or Historical Information
Organized in 1922 as the Young Men's Booster Club with the purpose of promoting community improvement, the Nacogdoches Boosters Club is the city's oldest men's civic club. The members worked for the establishment of Stephen F. Austin State University at Nacogdoches, and since 1923 have sought to advance the interests of the college. In 1933, when the college was in danger of being reduced to a junior college, the Boosters sent letters to State Representatives, East Texas businessmen, judges, and other influential people, urging them to support maintaining senior status for the college. Originally limited to thirty members, the Boosters Club is independent, not affiliated with any other state or national association. The club meets weekly except during summer months for dinners and luncheons, with informative and entertaining programs, to discuss local concerns. Annually the Boosters hold a Ladies Night to honor their wives. The Boosters hold annual award programs honoring athletes at Nacogdoches High School and SFASU as well as sponsoring a banquet for straight-A students at SFASU. Among their projects the Boosters Club has endorsed fluoridation of the Nacogdoches water supply, contributed substantially to the purchase of the historic Edward H. Blount house for the offices of the Chamber of Commerce, and supported Operation Wildflower on Highway 59 for the Texas Sesquicentennial. Although the club is non -political and non-sectarian, its members have included a State Senator (Roy Blake), President of SFASU (William R. Johnson), and many members of the City Council, School Board, and Chamber of Commerce as well as leaders of business institutions, churches, and other service organizations.
Organized in two parts to reflect distinct processing efforts. Part 1 consists of the original gift materials (1933) as well as three addendums (1983, 1984, 1995). Arranged in 4 series across 16 clamshell boxes. The series are as follows: 1. Administration: 11 boxes and 65 folders. 2. Correspondence: 3 boxes and 57 folders. 3. Publicity: 11 folders 4. Finances: 17 folders Part 2 consists of the latest two addendums (2007, 2012) to the collection. It is arranged in 6 series (organized to mirror the order of materials in Part 1) across 2 bankers boxes. The series are as follows: 5. Administration: 16 folders 6. Correspondence: 7 folders 7. Publicity: 3 folders 8. Finances: 12 folders 9. Donations: 9 folders 10. Compact Discs: 1 CD
- Guide to the Boosters Club, Nacogdoches, Texas Records
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