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Cum Concilio Club Collection

Identifier: B-0019

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the official records of the Club including the constitution, by-laws, correspondence, minute books, and treasurer's book as well as newspaper clippings, yearbooks, and scrapbooks. Additions to the collection are anticipated.


  • 1894-2022

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

The second oldest literary club in Texas, the Cum Concilio Club, was organized in January 1894. Originally, the purpose of the club was primarily social, with a limit on the roster of fifteen members. Later the membership limit was raised to twenty, where it stands today. The club is a medium for social and cultural enrichment as well as literary effort. It uses a diversified form of program in which each member contributes to the edification and enjoyment of every other member. The Cum Concilio Club has often been publicly recognized for its outstanding achievements through the years. Some of these include: 1) putting the iron fence around Oak Grove Cemetery, 2) insuring the preservation of the Old Stone Fort, 3) participating in volunteer efforts during the two World Wars, 4) landscaping the school campus where the historic Nacogdoches University stands, 5) starting the first public library in Nacogdoches, 6) organizing "The Heritage Club", and 7) contributing clothing to needy persons in Greece and Austria. Also, many awards for exemplary achievements have been received by the club from the Federation of Women's Clubs, of which it is a member.


9.00 Cubic Feet

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This collection consisted of 14 clamshell boxes (Boxes 1-11, 13-15), one oversize box (Box 12) and one banker's box (Box 16) through 2022. In May 2023, these records were merged with the October 2022 accession and everything was consolidated into five banker's boxes and two oversize boxes. The original folder numbering for boxes 1-11 remains in place. The collection ranges from box-level to item-level description.

Separated Materials

Framed (24 x 16") certificate and medallion honoring the Cum Concilio Club as a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow (accession B.2018.001) is hanging at the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

Guide to the Cum Concilio Club Collection
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Revision Statements

  • 2/10/2012: May 2010 addendum to the collection processed by Pamela Temple
  • 4/12/2012: April 2012 addendum to the collection processed by Kyle Ainsworth (also weeded yearbooks down to two each year)
  • 5/4/2023: October 2022 addendeum to the collection processed by Kyle Ainsworth. Moved the collection from clamshell to banker's boxes.

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository