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1970s Comic Book Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.031
Scope and Contents Collection includes over 350 comic books from the following publishers: Archie, Charlton, DC, Dell, Gold Key/Whitman, Harvey, Marvel, and Sad Sac. Titles include: Action Comics, Archie and Me, Archie and Riverdale High, Attack, Barney and Betty Rubble, The Brave and the Bold, Brothers of the Spear, Captain America and the Falcon, Combat, Dagar the Incincible, DC Special Series, DC Super-Stars, Detective Comics, Fightin' Army, Fightin' Marines, The Flash, GI Combat, Grimm's Ghost Stories, ...

Adelle Clark Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.133
Scope and Contents The Adelle Clark collection consists of materials pertaining to Clarks’ career as professor of English and Spanish at East Texas State Teachers College and Texas Christian University, her literary works, and her personal life and interests. The collection is organized into three series: materials related to the Commerce Civic Music Association, Manuscripts, and Biographical Materials, with a subseries containing Certifications.

Series I, Commerce Civic Music ...

A.M. Aikin, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.028
Scope and Contents The A.M. Aikin, Jr. Papers consists of six broad series: Press Files, Correspondence, Legislative Files, Bills and Amendments, Resolutions, and Speeches from Mr. Aikin's career as as Texas state senator. His papers are incomplete, only covering his first twenty years in the State Senate, 1939-1959.

Arni Cole Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.001-B
Scope and Contents The Arni Cole Collection consists of photographs, personal papers, and three dimensional objects that pertain to Arni's and his brothers' careers in aeronautics (particularly their careers in the Cole Brothers Air Show) and to general aeronautical history.

The collection is organized into three series. The first series is Personal Papers, 1946-1991, undated. It includes printed material, pilot logs, correspondence, and literary productions. The printed materials includes four ...

Bill Martin, Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.027
Scope and Contents Series I, Correspondence, is the second largest series in the collection. It contains correspondence between Bill Martin, Jr. and numerous individuals (including friends, acquaintances, and colleagues) as well as organizations (including companies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies). It includes a major sub-series for art-related correspondence. Note that photographs originally filed in this series have been moved to separate photograph-only ...

Bowman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.004
Scope and Contents The Bowman Collection is a mixture of oral histories, newspaper clippings, and copies of primary and secondary sources documenting nineteenth century Texas. Almost all of the oral histories are represented in the collection as handwritten, typed and copies – all three are often stapled together. The collection is organized in three series, professional papers including speeches and articles as well as correspondence, research files organized geographically, and research files organized by ...

Brenda Black White Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2011.13
Scope and Contents The Brenda Black White collection is mostly compsed of correspondence and poetry. The collection is organized into eleven series: Correspondence, Poetry, Manuscripts, Activity Files, Biographical Files, Medical Files, Photographic Materials, Drawings and Paintings, Audio and Audiovisual Materials, Clothing, and Books.

Series I, Correspondence, n.d., 1925, 1944, 1955-2009, professional and personal correspondence received and sent by BBW. She frequently photocopied her outgoing mail. ...

Bruening Family Materials

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Identifier: 2013.03
Scope and Contents The Bruening Family Materials consists of photographic materials and printed materials related to naval service in the 1940s. The majority of the materials are related to the eldest brother, Private Edward J. Bruening. The collection does not include correspondence from either of the brothers or family members.

Series I. Biographical Materials (1940-45) contains materials related to the life of Private Edward J. Bruening during the early 1940s including ...

Buckner Orphans' Home Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.021
Scope and Contents This collection contains historical matter, publications, and photographs from Buckner Orphans' Home and Buckner Children's Home in Dallas, Texas.

Historical Matter includes published histories regarding R.C. Buckner and the orphans' home. Also included is a dramatic work titled Buckner: An Unfolding Vision of Caring by former Buckner President Dr. R.C. ...

Catherine Neal Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.78-B
Scope and Contents This collection contains a few personal correspondences, personal financial records, one newspaper article on John Sloan, class materials such as notes and tests, faculty news, a faculty directory and general education files (which pertain to East Texas State's General Education Program).

Celeste High School Graduation Lists

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.038
Scope and Contents This collection of graduation lists from Celeste High School includes the following information for each class: class roll, motto, flower, colors, and details regarding graduation ceremonies.

Celia Wright Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.010
Scope and Contents The Celia Wright Collection contains historical research on Hopkins County, Texas, and Hopkins County families collected during Mrs. Wright's career as a genealogical researcher and historical author. The collection contains newspaper articles authored by Celia Wright, correspondence with researchers, photographs and negatives, and research notes.

Series I, Historical Research, is divided into two sub-series, Families and Locations. The Families ...

Clarence Pittard Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.014
Scope and Contents This is an artificial collection created from Clarence Pittard's correspondence and writtings sent to Dr. James Conrad, former University Archivist at Texas A

Commerce Independent School District Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.197-H
Scope and Contents This collection consists of only a single newspaper series (Series I.).

Cornelius Bradford Marsh Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2013.05-A
Scope and Contents Two primary themes are found in this collection. First, Lt. Capt. Marsh provides numerous descriptions of his surroundings in Leyte, as well as general accounts of day-to-day activities for American soldiers on the island. Second, he expresses his deepest wishes to return home to his wife, even at the onset of his travels. Marsh’s letters recount the difficulties of waiting for orders to get to work and orders to go home.

The collection is divided into two series. The first series ...

Dr. H.M. "Jim" Lafferty Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2012.07
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of correspondence from Dr. (Lt.) Lafferty to his wife, Rachel, throughout his service during World War II. A portion of the letters was written after Dr. Lafferty joined the Navy, but prior to his July 1942 marriage to Rachel. His correspondence varies based on the multiple stations at which he was deployed. The stations include Texas A&M College Station Naval Training School, the United States Naval Reserve Midshipman School in Chicago, Illinois, the Destroyer ...

Dr. James A. Grimshaw Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2009.04
Scope and Contents James A. Grimshaw, Jr. (1940-), taught in higher education for thirty-five years and published his first academic work in 1971. The material in this collection documents his teaching through academic records, scholarship, and service.

Divided into six series, this material includes correspondence, Grimshaw's writing and oral presentations, materials associated with his teaching, personal items, writing by others, and a series named Exceptions which is explained below in the ...

Dr. Nannie Tilley Collection

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Identifier: 2008.78-A
Scope and Contents Series I, Correspondence, is the larger of the two series in the collection. It consists of three sub-series: "Organizational correspondence," "Personal correspondence," and "University correspondence." The "Organizational correspondence" sub-series contains correspondence with the American Association of University Women, the university's International Relations Club, the Texas Academy of Science, and the Texas State ...

Dr. Paul Barrus Collection

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Identifier: 2008.022
Scope and Contents Materials donated by Dr. Paul Barrus documenting his teaching career at East Texas State University and his duties as an ordained minister at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Materials include typed sermons and speeches, newspaper clippings, photographs, serials, and correspondence.

Dr. William "Bill" Edwards McCarron Collection

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Identifier: 2008.002
Scope and Contents The Dr. William "Bill" Edwards McCarron Collection documents aspects of his military service, his teaching and writing career and his family life.

The materials are divided into four series, including his own graduate student college notebooks, his fiction and nonfiction works, documents on his period of service in Vietnam, and material on his teaching career.

The first series, McCarron’s college notebooks, is subdivided into three sections, dealing with his master's ...

Dr. William E. Sawyer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.055
Scope and Contents The collection is organized into two series.

Series I, A Young Man Comes to Texas, 1852-1866 Files; consists of letters from the Tennessee State Archives in Nashville and transcribed by Dr. William E. Sawyer.

Alfred wrote regularly to his brother Morton prior to 1856. There are a few letters to his parents and other members of the family as well. The letters are full of interesting descriptions of Texas during ...

East Texan Lite and Least Texan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2011.08
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the following issues of the East Texan Lite: Volume 1, Issues 1-2, 4; Volume 2, Issues 1-7; Volume 3, Issues 1, 3-5; Volume 4, Issue 1; Volume 5, Issues 1,3.

The following issues of The Least Texan are also included: Volume 1, Issues 1-2; Volume 2, Issues 1-7; and Volume 3, Issue 1.

East Texas Normal College Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.197-B
Scope and Contents This collection consists of six series documenting the history of East Texas Normal College: Series I. Alumni and former students, Series II. College documents (non-published), Series III. Faculty, Series IV. Photographs, Series V. Publications, and Series VI. Student materials. Series I. consists of an alphabetical directory and newspaper. Series II. consists of a charter, exhibition captions, manuscripts, and a telegram. Series III. consists of an alphabetical directory and a file on an ...

East Texas State Normal College Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.197-C
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a single series documenting the history of East Texas State Normal College: Series I. Newspaper. It aAlso includes an individual file for Cadman Choral Club and commencement programs.

East Texas State Teachers College Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.197-D
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two series documenting the history of East Texas State Teachers College: Series I. Commencement invitations and Series II. Programs. It also includes individual files for letters and letterhead.

East Texas State University History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.197-E
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three separate series documenting the history of East Texas State University: Series I. "The East Texas Story" by William E. Sawyer, Series II. Lists, and Series III. Photographs.

East Texas War Information Center Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.088
Scope and Contents This collection includes publications, brochures, newsletters, posters, maps, ration coupons, speeches, and pamphlets detailing the events of World War II. The collection dates from 1935-1945 with the bulk of the materials dating from the United States' war years of 1942-1945. The files are arranged alphabetically by the name of the distributing or publishing agency that created or commissioned the material. This collection documents the war activities of the United States, Canada, Great ...

E.H. Watson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.097
Scope and Contents The E.H. Watson Collection consists of correspondence from E.H. Watson to a friend Ervin, E.E., who served in the United States Navy, and one letter written by Dr. D.C. Butler D.C. of the Department of English at East Texas State Teachers College dated December 15, 1953. E.H.W. wrote of subjects related to Commerce, Northeast Texas, ETSTC, and general gratitude towards E.E. and his gifts.

In the letter dated June 11, 1945, E.H.W. described his ...

Euphronius Kirtley Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.034
Scope and Contents The Euphronius Kirtley Family Collection consists primarily of correspondence written by Kirtley's family members and a few acquaintances and addressed to Kirtley. The collection also contains a few financial documents.

The collection is organized into fifteen folders. The first fourteen folders contain correspondence from 1882-1904 and undated. The letters are addressed to Euphronius Kirtley and most were written by his siblings, including his brothers Lycurgus "Curg" Kirtley ...

Eusibia Lutz Collection

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Identifier: 2008.194
Scope and Contents The Eusibia Lutz Collection contains a variety included Lutz's unpublished drafts, family letters, diaries, travel guides, menus, postcards, and photographs. The collection is arranged in five series, each with sub and sub-sub-series.

Series I. Manuscripts is broken down into three sub-series of: Books; Diaries, Ledger, Journals, and Unknown Writings. This series contains the many rough drafts of Lutz’s novels Stranger in ...

Faye Carr Adams Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.077
Scope and Contents The Faye Carr Adams collection consists of materials pertaining to Adams’ poetry, publications, personal life and interests, and career as secretary to the Poetry Society of Texas. It serves as a snapshot not only of Adams’ life, but the lives and successes of many Texas poets – in news clippings, poetry, and notes from the Poetry Society of Texas. The collection is organized into five series: Activity Files, Correspondence, Manuscripts, Printed Materials, and The Poetry Society of ...

Fletcher Warren Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.037
Scope and Contents The collection is organized into seven series: Activity Files, Biographical Materials, Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings, Photographs, Scrapbooks, and Speeches, Writings. The bulk of the materials are in English with some materials in Spanish. The collection consists of materials related to his foreign service in eight different countries and life in Texas after retirement.

Series I. Activity Files, 1926-1975; consists of itineraries, programs, maps, ...

Gretchen Howell Letters

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.058
Scope and Contents Several common themes are found throughout this correspondence collection. Descriptions of the hardships of war, combat, and weather conditions, be it in North Africa, Europe, or the Pacific are common throughout. Most of the correspondents ask a great deal about the state of East Texas State Teachers College during the war and inquire after their friends and colleagues at home. All of the correspondents were very thankful for receiving copies of the local newspapers, and especially the

Guy P. Hill Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.062
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one ledger containing a list of names of Amicable Life Insurance Company policy holders. The ledger was created by Guy P. Hill, General Agent of Mt. Vernon, Texas. The ledger includes registrants' names, occupations, cities of residence, policy amounts, and an Amicable Life Insurance Policy brochure from 1930.

H. E. King Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.035
Scope and Contents The H. E King Collection consists of papers pertaining to various individuals and entities, some of whom lived in or around Greenville, but who have no or unknown relations to each other. These identities include Dr. and Mrs. H. E. King, Malory Hale, the City of Greenville, the Greenville National Bank, the Woman's Parsonage and Home Mission Society, and Arthur West.

The collection is organized into eleven folders. The first folder, "Bank Books: Greenville National Bank," contains ...

Henry J. Hefner, Jr. Collection

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Identifier: 2008.033
Scope and Contents The Henry J. Hefner, Jr. Collection consists of his World War I scrapbook and his written description of the journey from Texas to France, titled "From Texas to France Is the Subject."

The collection has been organized into six folders. The first folder contains the photocopy and the original copy of "From Texas to France Is the Subject." The manuscript is 12 typed pages long, and covers the dates from July 8, 1918 to October 8, 1918. It begins with Camp Bowie, describes the trip ...

Hunt County, Texas Bond Documents Filed in the Office of the Attorney General of Texas

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2008.129
Scope and Contents Information in this finding aid was abstracted from files sent to Hunt County, Texas officials from the Office of the Attorney General of Texas. Information from the documents was abstracted and transcribed by Dorothy Wood Moore, 29 March 1988.

J. Mason Brewer Collection

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Identifier: 2008.111
Scope and Contents The J. Mason Brewer Collection consists of materials related to Dr. Brewer’s career as an academic and teacher, author of African American folklore & history, and personal life. The collection is organized into eight series: Biographical Materials, Correspondence, Activity Files, Newspaper Clippings, Literary Works, Photographs, Three dimensional objects & Scrapbooks, & Books.

Series I, Biographical Materials, 1896-1975, consists of materials ...

James A. Grimshaw, Sr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2009.05
Scope and Contents The James A. Grimshaw, Sr. Collection contains correspondence and personal papers that pertain to Grimshaw's service in the United States Army from May 1945 to August 1946, including his basic training at Fort Hood and his tour in Italy in 1946. The collection also describes his family's lives on the homefront in Corpus Christi, Texas, and in the northern midwest.

The collection is organized into two series. The largest series is Correspondence, 1938-1946, undated. The bulk of the ...

James H. "Cyclone" Davis Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.051
Scope and Contents This collection is divided into six series: correspondence, magazines, newspapers, other documents, photographs, and publications. It also includes a separate scrapbook.

Series I. Correspondence contains letters, telegrams, and other forms of correspondence between Davis and his family, friends, political colleagues, newspaper editors, and others. It also includes correspondence materials sent on Davis' behalf by family members as well as materials ...

Japanese Invasion Money

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.040
Scope and Contents Collection includes two notes, a ten pesos note and a ten centavos note.

Jeana Yeager Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.001
Scope and Content Note Jeana Yeager's collection documents the construction of the Voyager aircraft, from inception through the successful world flight and subsequent whirlwind press tour. Sketches, drawings, material testing, fundraising, extensive correspondence, volunteer support, press/media, congratulations and awards are all represented in the collection. Particularly strong are the photographs, slides, documentation, maps, awards and plane parts/materials.

Joe and Arthur "Bud" McMahan Collection

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Identifier: 2014.28
Scope and Contents The Joe and Arthur "Bud" McMahan Collection is mainly comprised of incomplete army uniforms and patches dating from 1941-1947. The collection is organized into three series: clothes, patches, and three-dimensional objects.

Series I. Clothes, 1941-1945, undated, contains the Officer’s Winter Service uniform jackets of Joe and Arthur Bud McMahan, three garrison caps, one pair of M-1938 Dismounted Leggings, one Officer’s visor ...

John and Lillian Gibbs Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2013.05-B
Scope and Contents Several themes are found throughout this collection. Descriptions of France and the customs of the French run throughout John’s letters to Lillian. In her letters to John, Lillian speaks of the Spanish Influenza and its effects on both herself and the rest of their community. She also writes often of her deceased sister, Kate, and the children she left behind. Both John and Lillian express their love for each other in almost every letter and look forward to the life they will have when John ...

John Black Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.025
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection is made up of JB’s column "Remember When?" both newspaper clippings and drafts. The collection is organized into five series: Biographical Materials, Manuscripts, Newspaper Clippings, Photographs and Negatives, and Research Files. The collection does not include any materials related to JB's career as an insurance agent or his antique store except for one brochure included in Biographical Materials.

Series I. Biographical ...

John "Elmer" Martin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2015.05
Scope and Contents The John "Elmer" Martin Collection consists of eleven letters to the Martin Family in Oklahoma during World War I. Ten are from Elmer, and one is from his friend Herbert A. Norris. The collection also consists of transcriptions of the letters, with archivist’s edits, created by the collection’s donor, Mr. Bob Martin, Elmer’s nephew. The collection is arranged with the letters in chronological order, starting in 1917 and ending in 1919, with the donor’s transcriptions at the end. The letters ...

J.R. McIlroy Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2014.06-B
Scope and Contents This is a small collection of various newspaper clippings, which make mention of the 99th Infantry Division, collected by J.R. McIlroy. This collection also includes a photograph of J.R. McIlroy and a postcard of his Chevy dealership, dates unknown, and bunker assignment lists for the ASTP Unit at East Texas State Teacher’s College. The collection also has two very large pictures, and a large army informational poster. The clippings, picture, and postcard are in two folders, and the large ...

June Tuck Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2012.05
Scope and Contents The June Tuck Collection is divided into the following series: Vertical Files, Genealogy Files, Notebooks, Books and Printed Materials, Realia, and Electronic Media.

Series I, Vertical Files, contains all subject-based research files maintained by Mrs. Tuck. Most relate to Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County history, events, people, places, organizations, businesses and industry, families, and landmarks. The files include her research, assorted primary ...

Ledo Road Photograph Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2008.018
Scope and Contents The collection contains photographs divided into two groups: those documenting the construction of the Ledo Road and those documenting Burmese life and people during World War II. The majority of the photographs contain handwritten descriptions on the back.

Local History Vertical File Collection

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Identifier: 2008.015
Scope and Contents The Local History Vertical File Collection consists of topical files regarding individuals, families, businesses, communities, and events in historic and present-day Northeast Texas. The collection consists of essays, family histories, news clippings, directories, pamphlets, letters, maps, and other manuscript materials. The files were compiled by Dr. James Conrad through his personal research and through small donations to the Special Collections Department. This collection is on-going and as ...

Louise Tobin and Peanuts Hucko Jazz Collection

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Identifier: 2008.003
Scope and Contents The Louise Tobin and Peanuts Hucko Jazz Collection documents almost seventy years of jazz history from the early 1930s to the late 1990s. While the collection is heavily centered in the late 1960s-1990s, many valuable artifacts survive from Tobin and Hucko's early careers.

Series I, Concerts, Tours, and Other Public Appearances includes all paperwork, programs, and ephemeral items related to Tobin and Hucko's numerous concerts and tours throughout the ...

Mayo Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.197-A
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two series documenting the history of the W. L. Mayo family: Series I. General family history and Series II. Individual family members. Series I. consists of correspondence, documents, family trees, newspaper, notes, and photographs and negatives relating to the family generally or as a whole. Series II. consists of sub-series on the Mayo family members Henry Charles Booth, Aileen Mayo, Beatrix "Trixie" Mayo (Thompkins), Booth Mayo, Douglas Mayo, Gladys Mayo (del ...

Mayo Memorial Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.197-F
Scope and Contents This collection consists of files in three series relating to memorialization of William L. Mayo: Series I. Mayo Day proclamation, Series II. Newspapers, and Series III. Programs. It also includes individual files for death announcements and funeral notices.

Meier Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.019
Scope and Contents The Meier Collection consists of correspondence from Ada Lawrence Meier, wife of Edwin Meier, to her sister-in-law, Irene. The letters, envelopes, and postcards are decorated with advertisements for local merchants and scenes from downtown Commerce. The Miscellaneous Items folder contains a brief genealogical sketch of the Meier family, newspaper clippings, and a receipt made out to East Texas Normal College founder, W.L. Mayo, for a week's supply of bread for the ...

Minutes of the Texas State-Supported Colleges Council of Presidents

 Collection
Identifier: 2011.09-B
Scope and Contents This collection, which is not subdivided into series, consists principally of the meeting minutes of the Texas State-Supported Colleges Council of Presidents. It also includes related correspondence and various other related materials such as bills, bond payment tables, and resolutions. It is organized chronologically, with separate files for each calendar year.

Minutes of the Texas State Teachers Colleges Council of Presidents

 Collection
Identifier: 2011.09-A
Scope and Contents This collection, which is not subdivided into series, consists principally of the meeting minutes of the Texas State Teachers Colleges Council of Presidents. It also includes related correspondence and various other related materials such as resolutions and statements. It is organized chronologically, with separate files for each calendar year.

New York Theatre Programs

 Collection — Box: Small Collections 1, Folder: 4-5
Identifier: 2008.048
Scope and Contents Collection consists of twelve theatre programs from New York City theatre organizations in the years 1920, 1926, 1928, and 1929. This collection is oganized chronologically. Some of the programs are incomplete with the front portion of ads torn out. Programs consist of advertisements, short articles, and program information for specific plays.

The majority, if not all, of these theatres were demolished in the 1980s.

Northeast Texas Church History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.197-G
Scope and Contents This collection is not divided into series and consists of just two files: one on the history of the Church of Christ in Commerce (and Elder H. C. Booth) and the other on First United Methodist Church in Cooper (and Rev. Christopher Mayhew Harless).

Office of the President: Arthur C. Ferguson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.085
Scope and Contents This collection primarily contains Dr. Ferguson's personal and professional correspondence. Personal letters, Series I, range from 1931 to 1970, and are primarily between Ferguson and his siblings related to management of family agricultural properties and finances. The professional correspondence, Series II, is primarily related to publications of his grammar/spelling books and the operations of East Texas State Teachers College. In addition to correspondence, the collection contains speeches ...

Office of the President: Randolph B. Binnion Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.042
Scope and Contents This collection contains papers produced by President Randolph B. Binnion from 1917-1924.

Series I, Correspondence, is the largest series. The correspondence contains rich descriptions of the school, the faculty members, and student body. Each correspondence folder contains letters to prospective students and faculty members as well as correspondence with the Board of Regents discussing fiscal, academic, and campus needs. Of particular interest is the ...

Office of the President: Samuel H. Whitley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.079
Scope and Contents Subgroup 1. President's Office Records contains correspondence, business files, printed materials, speeches and writings.

Series I, Correspondence contains all correspondence from Whitley's career at East Texas beginning in 1919 when he came to the College as dean of faculty and registrar. This series includes all correspondence between President Whitley and President Binnion beginning in 1919 until Binnion's death. Also ...

Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.032
Scope and Contents The Special Collections Department collects oral histories related to the history of Northeast Texas and Texas A&M University-Commerce. The department also serves as a repository for oral histories conducted by students and faculty in the course of their research.

Paul Wakefield Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.141
Scope and Contents The Paul L. Wakefield collection mainly consists of photographs, correspondence, and newspaper articles. There are also poems, a map of France, and other personal items belonging to Wakefield. The collection is divided into four series.

Series I, Personal, includes biographical information, speeches, poems, personal notes, sketches of the Normandy House he built, printed materials, photographs after World War I, and miscellaneous personal items such as ...

Peniel High School Girl's Basketball Team Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.041
Scope and Contents This collection contains a 7x9 photograph of the Peniel High School Girl's Basketball Team, the Kittens, posing around a championship trophy. The photograph is dated March 18, 1933. Also included are two undated headshots of the same individual, one of a basketball player wearing a Penial Kittens sweatshirt and the other a formal yearbook photograph. The basketball headshot contains the following inscription: "Les ye forget- B. Almon (old cat) 1932-1933, Term at Peniel."

Peyton McKnight Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.29
Scope and Contents The Peyton McKnight Papers document the activity and work of Texas State Senator Peyton McKnight (1925-1995). Serving as a state senator from 1973-1983 this collection contains McKnight's general correspondence, legislative notes, newspaper clippings, and speech materials. Additionally, the collection contains several types of records common to a state senator's office. These include copies of house and senate bills, notes and schedules pertaining to legislative committees, a subset of files ...

Records of Greenville, Texas

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.118
Scope and Contents This collection of original Greenville city records includes City Council Minutes, Ordinances, and Resolutions; Corporation Court Dockets and Finance Ledgers; Real and Personal Property Rendered for Taxation; Tax Assessor's Abstract of City Lots; and Tax Rolls.

Records of Gregg County, Texas

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.132
Scope and Contents This collection of original Gregg County records includes marriage records from 1873-1930. An index is available upon request.

Records of Marion County, Texas

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.126
Scope and Contents This collection of original Marion County records includes bound volumes of Chattel Mortgage, Civil Docket, Criminal Docket, Criminal Execution Docket, Criminal Minutes, Employees Lien, Marks/Brands/Estrays, Minutes of Commissioners Court, Probate Claim Docket, Probate Docket, Animals Found of Railroad Right of Way, Notice Intention to Marry, and Scire Facias Minutes records.

Records of the Air Force Association, Northeast Texas Chapter 416

 Collection
Identifier: 2014.09
Scope and Contents This collection is divided into four series: Administrative Records, Community Activities, Publications, and Photographs and Electronic Media.

Series I, Administrative Records, is the largest series in the collection and contains all official chapter records. This series includes executive minutes, rosters, financial reports and plans, activity reports and plans, as well as records from AFA National Headquarters, AFA Texas, and AFA Texoma ...

Roland Boyd Materials

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.039
Scope and Contents This collection contains a disc of digitized campaign speeches from the 1948 Congressional and Senate elections in Texas. It includes speeches from Roland Boyd (for Sam Rayburn), G.C. Morris, David H. Brown, Frank Davis (for Sam Rayburn), G.C. Harris (for Sam Rayburn), and Coke Stevenson. The speeches date from July 16-28, 1948.

Also included in this collection is a transcription of an oral history interview with Roland Boyd conducted by Michael L. Gillette and Dave McNeely on June ...

Ruby Allmond Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2009.06
Scope and Contents This collection is divided into ten series.

Series I, Awards, contains music awards and recognitions awarded to Ruby over her musical career.

Series II, Books and Publications, contains books, magazines, and various clippings pertaining to Ruby's career. Included in this series is a copy of Today I'll Think About the Rain, a complete anthology of Ruby's works.

Series III, Clothing, includes Ruby's performance attire such as belts, ...

Ruby Bell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.009
Scope and Content Note This collection consists of programs, invitations, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera collected by ETSTC graduate Ruby Bell. It includes programs from theatrical events, choral concerts, graduation ceremonies, and other events on campus. Folder 4 contains Ruby Bell's class schedules and permission forms signed by the Dean of Women granting Miss Bell permission to receive a male visitor in her boarding house and another granting permission to travel off-campus.

Sarah Frances Weatherbee Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2010.03
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographs, correspondence, and news items related to ETNC. Most importantly, the collection includes a scrapbook of the 1914 class with event programs and candid photographs of students and professors. Additionally, there are two panoramic photographs of the 1911 Oratory Class and another of the student body, undated.

Skipper Steely Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.07
Scope and Contents While this collection contains materials related to Texas and United States history, the majority of the materials concern Paris and Lamar County, Texas. The collection is divided into three broad series: subject files, research files, and family files. The collection is defined to the file level

Texas County Maps

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.012
Scope and Contents Collection includes records from Texas county land surveyor offices including county maps, county school district maps, land ownership maps, and school bond information. Included in the collection is a map index, which includes the following information for each map: title, date, name of draftsman and surveyor, scale, condition, dimension, and a general description.

The Checkerboard

 Collection
Identifier: 2014.06-A
Scope and Contents This is a collection of The Checkerboard newspaper from 1971-2011. The Checkerboard is the official newsprint of the 99th Infantry Division Association, dedicated and distributed to members of the 99th Infantry who served from 1942-1945, and their families.

Tuttle Family Materials

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.098
Scope and Contents The Tuttle Family Materials consists of legal papers, photographs, a newspaper clipping, and correspondence. The bulk of the materials are those of Mrs. J.A. Tuttle.

University History Vertical File Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.013
Scope and Contents The University History Vertical File Collection consists of topical files regarding organizations, departments, employees, students, and events. The files were compiled by Dr. James Conrad through his personal research and through small donations to the Special Collections Department. This collection is on-going and as such, this finding aid is subject to change.

Wendell L. Willkie Campaign Buttons

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2009.08
Scope and Content Note This collection includes approximately 180 campaign buttons, badges, and pendants from Wendell L. Willkie's failed 1940 presidential campaign with running mate Charles McNary. The materials were obtained from an exhibit that was dismantled.

The collection exhibits the tenacity in which Willkie and his suppporters opposed President Roosevelt's third term, referring to him as a tyrant and a self-imposed monarch. Others buttons attack Roosevelt's New Deal and his international policies.

Wilhelmina Kuenstler Warren Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.089
Scope and Contents The Wilhelmina Kuenstler Warren Papers is arranged into two series, Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings. Series I, Correspondence consists of photocopies of WKW's mail to friends and relatives. The only incoming mail occurs in 1945. The correspondence consists of descriptions of WKW activities during her husband's Foreign Service beginning in 1921 at their first appointed station in Havana, Cuba. Correspondence from 1929 consists of WKW's everyday activities of Spanish lessons, playing golf ...

William Edward McCarron Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.006
Scope and Contents Divided into five series, this collection includes McCarron's correspondence, writings, student materials, papers relating to legal matters, and miscellaneous papers.

The first series, Correspondence, contains correspondence from 1990-1998,

Series II, Writings, consist mostly of autobiographical manuscript material beginning in 1930s and ending in 1998. The order of the materials was largely determined by McCarron’s own organization of his works into ten large, numbered, ...

William "Jack" Bell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.131
Scope and Contents This collection contains documents produced and collected by William "Jack" Bell from 1949 to 2000.

Series I. Correspondence and publications contains correspondence between Jack Bell and his former students, friends, colleagues, local government officials, and city residents, including handwritten documents, typewritten documents, and photographs, as well as various publications collected by Bell, including newsletters, newspapers, and the ...

Yolanda Spirito Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.001-C
Scope and Contents The Yolanda Spirito Collection is comprised of personal papers, photographs, and printed material which relate to Yolanda Spirito's career in aviation, her employer's (Paul Mantz) private airline, and aviation history from the lates 1920s to the early 1950s, including women's history in aviation.

The collection is organized into three series. The first series is Personal Papers, 1908-1969, undated. Spirito's scrapbooks are the largest contribution to this series. The bulk dates ...