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Mayo Memorial 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.


  • 1917-1967, undated

Conditions Governing Use

Items in this collection are protected by applicable copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

William L. Mayo founded East Texas Normal College (ETNC) in Cooper as a private teachers' college in 1889. He served as the president of the institution from its foundation until his sudden death from a heart attack in 1917. After his death and burial on campus, annual memorial services and other similar events, as well as various publications, have honored his life and helped sustain his legacy.


0.5 Linear Feet

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All materials ordered first alphabetically by topic and then chronologically.

Separated Materials

Originally interfiled with the other materials from the ETNC and W.L. Mayo Artificial Collection (2008.197), which have been removed into seven separate collections: the Mayo Family Collection (2008.197-A), East Texas Normal College Collection (2008.197-B), East Texas State Normal College Collection (2008.197-C), East Texas State Teachers College Collection (2008.197-D), East Texas State University History Collection (2008.197-E), Northeast Texas Church History Collection (2008.197-G), and Commerce Independent School District Collection (2008.197-H).

Mayo Memorial Collection
Michael Barera
July 17, 2017
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Repository Details

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