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 Item — Box: 2

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

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 Materials; n.d., consists of one file folder of materials about John Black including a portrait.

Series II. Manuscripts; n.d., 1988, include unpublished papers written by John Black and unidentified author(s). Bulk of this series includes drafts of "Remember When?" which are undated and in no particular order.

Series III. Newspaper Clippings; n.d., 1930-1980, include mostly clippings of JB's article "Remember When?" organized chronologically except for undated articles.

Series IV. Photographs and Negatives; n.d., 1911, 1980-1983, consist of photographs and negatives taken by John Black as well as historic photographs, mostly of John Black's ancestors. Historic photographs includes unidentified tintype portraits. Link to items:

Series V. Research Files; n.d., 1914, bulk of the materials are copies of photographs, manuscripts, and newspapers related to Honey Grove history. Research files are organized by materials and subject.


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Restrictions on use

Items in this collection are protected by applicable copyright laws.


From the Collection: 2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Description

Top row: 1. Tom Riddle 2. Alvin Riddle 3. Farris Lane 4. Rosa (Adcox) Black – Mother of Olive 5. Joe Lovick Black – (Bro. of Olive) 6. James Archer Black – Father of Olive – Buried Masonic Cem. Mt. Pleasant 7. Lester Black – Bro. Of Olive 8. Eldridge Mathaias (Bud) Black – Bro of James Archer 9. Charles Doras Black – Bro. of James Archer

Middle Row: 1. Charles Albert Riddle 2. Cora Lee (Black) Riddle – sister of James Archer 3. Vernon Riddle (Child-Twin) 4. Joseph Dorman Black – Olive’s Grandfather and Bro. of Dr. John and Chas. S. Black – Born in Ga., Son of Samuel Black, Civil War Vet. –Buried Bridges Chapel 5. Margaret Dick[?]nson (king) Black – wife of Joe D. 6. Charles S. Black – Older Bro. of Dr. John S. and Joseph D. Black – Born in Ga. – Civil War Confed. Spy Buried Bridges Chapel Cem. Near Mt. Pleasant 7. Olive (Mae) Black – [Dad?] of James Archer Black – B. in Mt. Pleasant 8. Amelia (Prucha) Black, wife of Doras Black; Summer 19[07?]

Bottom Row: 1. Albert Riddle (Twin) 2. Winnie Riddle (Bragg) 3. Gaines Archer Black – Bro. of Olive 4. Joe Riddle 5. Ethel Black – Sister of Olive 6. Charles Black (son of Doras) 7. Vernon (son of Doras); 11 x 14 in. ; 8 in. x 9 ¾ in. black-and-white photograph, mounted on board


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, Waters Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce Repository