I Found it in the Archives!

I Found it in the Archives!

Have you discovered something special at the East Texas Research Center that's made a difference in your personal or professional life? Share your story with us during our "I Found It In The Archives" contest, and you could win a prize! You might have unearthed a clue in an unsolved mystery… discovered a long-lost relative… found the missing element in a critical paper trail… or simply had an outstanding experience working with archives staff while learning more about something important to you. Whatever your "I Found It In The Archives" story may be, we want to hear it! Visit the contest archive page to see past entries.

And the Winner is....

Misty Hurley

Ms. Hurley moves on to the national competition sponsered by the Society of American Archivists. Stayed tuned to see if she becomes a national finalist. Thanks to everyone who voted!

Final Results


A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors


All entries

  • Free yogurt from Chilly Fillmore's

3rd place

  • T-shirt from Runaway Mule

2nd place

  • T-shirt and bag from Runaway Mule

1st place

  • Dinner for 4 at Hotel Fredonia
  • $25.00 to Shine Salon
  • Bag from Heart of Texas
  • Lunch for two at Shelley’s
  • T-Shirt from Cellular One
  • T-shirt and bag from Runaway Mule
  • Cook Book from Nacogdoches Main Street
  • 1 night stay at Hardeman House bed and breakfast
  • Gift from City of Nacogdoches Historic Sites Department
  • T-shirt from Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Blueberry Festival t-shirt and coffee mug from Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce
  • Entry to national contest for chance to win a trip to Society of American Archivists Meeting in New Orleans in August 2013.


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