Mayo Memorial Collection
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
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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
Language of Materials
All materials ordered first alphabetically by topic and then chronologically.
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).
- Education, Higher -- Texas Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Education--History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Texas A & M University--Commerce -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Texas, East -- Biography. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mayo Memorial Collection
- Michael Barera
- July 17, 2017
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