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Oral History 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.

Dates: 1970 - 2020

Otha Spencer Collection

Identifier: 2013.13
Scope and Contents The Otha Spencer Collection contains personal papers, research materials related to his service in World War II, examples of his professional work as a photographer, and articles related to photography and photojournalism.Series I. Personal Papers includes materials related to Otha's school classes, professional career, property ownership, and personal photos. Series II. Hump Research Files documents Spencer's research for his book Flying the Hump. Included here are...
Dates: 1896 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1941 - 2002

Paul Wakefield 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...
Dates: 1914-1950, inclusive; Majority of material found within 1920-1950,

Peniel High School Girl's Basketball Team Photographs

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."

Dates: 1933

Peyton McKnight Papers

Identifier: 2008.029
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...
Dates: 1970 - 1980

Ralph Hall Papers

Identifier: 2013.10
Abstract The Ralph M. Hall Papers document the career and activities of Congressman Ralph Moody Hall and his office. Serving in Congress for over 30 years (1981-2014), Congressman Hall represented Texas' 4th District which covers large parts of Northeast Texas, eventually spanning from Rockwall to Texarkana. The collection contains correspondence, legislative files, and reports covering issues such energy, science and technology, and healthcare in addition to local issues facing the communities Hall...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1980-2014, Bulk; 1843-2014, Inclusive

Rebecca Hill Collection

Identifier: 2018.23
Scope and Contents The Rebecca Hill Collection contains materials documenting the Centennial and Sesquicentennial celebrations for the state of Texas as well as historic literary newspapers and other informational directories. Series I. Anniversary Celebrations contains a guidebook for the Texas Sesquicentennial, a Hunt County Sesquicentennial calendar, Centennial commemorative hand fans, and a song book for Lions International.Series II. Manuals and Directories includes a historic...
Dates: 1888-1996, Undated

Records of Greenville, Texas

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.

Dates: 1850-1959, inclusive

Records of Gregg County, Texas

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.

Dates: 1873 - 1930

Records of Marion County, Texas

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.

Dates: 1860-1963, inclusive

Records of Peniel, Texas

Identifier: 2008.125
Dates: 1948 - 1956; Majority of material found in 1948 - 1948

Records of Smith County, Texas

Identifier: 2008.130

Records of the Air Force Association, Northeast Texas Chapter 416

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...
Dates: 1978-2012, inclusive; Majority of material found within 1989-2010,

Records of Titus County, Texas

Identifier: 2008.128

Registrar's Office - Commencement Programs

Identifier: 2008.106
Scope and Contents The first commencement at East Texas Normal College was held in 1901. The collection is organized into six groups and chronologically, beginning in 1909. Programs were published for distribution at the annual, midwinter and summer ceremonies. The programs list candidates alphabetically and organized by school, and mark graduates of academic achievement. Programs also list commencement events including services, banquets, festivals, and debates held in earlier years. This collection is...
Dates: 1909, 1911, 1919-ongoing


 Class — Box: 1
Identifier: 2009.03

This collection was created to preserve the resolutions created by the university.

Dates: 1900 -

Roland Boyd Materials

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...
Dates: 1948; 1985

Ruby Allmond 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,...
Dates: 1923-2006, inclusive; Majority of material found within 1940-1970,

Ruby Bell 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.

Dates: 1922-1926, inclusive

Sarah Frances Weatherbee 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.

Dates: 1908-1947, inclusive; Majority of material found in 1914,

Skipper Steely Collection

Identifier: 2008.007
Scope and Contents This collection contains newspaper articles, photographs, correspondence, notes, books, manuscripts, and other items related to the research of Skipper Steely. These materials are related to Texas and United States history, with the majority of the materials concerning Paris and Lamar County, Texas. The collection is divided into two parts based on the year in which the materials were acquired: the 1992 acquisition and the 2018 acquisition. The 1992 acquisition is divided into...
Dates: 1816 - 2016

Student Organization and RSC Scrapbooks and Photo Albums Collection

Identifier: 2019.07
Content Description Twenty volumes of student organization and Rayburn Student Center Scrapbooks and Photo Albums. The collection includes event photos, program schedules, local newspaper articles, and personalized entries describing events that provide perspective into the university's past. Series I: Campus Programming This series includes 10 volumes of Rayburn Student Center programs. Each scrapbook inlcudes a range of calendars, published news articles, and photographs...
Dates: 1948 - 2012

Texas County Maps

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.

Dates: 1885-1925, inclusive; Majority of material found within 1909-1920,

Tom Holley Collection

 Collection — Box: Small Collections 2
Identifier: 2014.15
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two items. One "T" Association Certificate and a photograph of the ETSTC football team.

Dates: 1922 - 1925

Tuttle Family Materials

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.

Dates: n.d., 1902, 1930, 1943, 1948, 1951

University History Vertical File 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.

Dates: 1889-2010

University Photograph Collection

Identifier: 2008.17
Scope and Contents

The University Photograph Collection comprises photographs, negatives, and slides that document the history of Texas A&M University-Commerce. Dates range from the foundation of the college in 1889 until the prominent use of digital photography in the mid-2000s. The collection is arranged topically. Several areas of focus include athletics, campus buildings, faculty and staff members, campus departments and offices, and student activities.

Dates: 1890 - 2005

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...
Dates: 1940

Wilhelmina Kuenstler Warren Papers

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...
Dates: 1921-1937, 1945, 1956