Nacogdoches Historical Society, 1934-1969 | East Texas Research Center

By Emily Kerr, 1982

Collection Overview

Title: Nacogdoches Historical Society, 1934-1969Add to your cart.

ID: B/28

Extent: 3.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: Nacogdoches (Tex.) -- History -- Sources, Nacogdoches Historical Society (Tex.) -- Records and correspondence, Scrapbooks

Forms of Material: Pamphlets

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection includes minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings and stationery of the original Historical Society. Other items include reports on sales and distribution of the Nacogdoches Historical Pamphlet; a list of major accomplishments, 1934-1937; a history of the Society by Miss Virgie Sanders; membership cards; a 1937 program; and invitations. Three items relating to the reorganized Society are contained in the collection. Also included are scrapbooks of the Nacogdoches Historical Society from 1934-1948 compiled by Miss Virgie Sanders which includes membership cards, newspaper clippings and correspondence

Collection Historical Note

The Nacogdoches Historical Society was formed in April, 1934 to rebuild the Stone Fort and to translate many of the existing records from the old Spanish into present day English, as well as to perpetuate many of the historical spots of Nacogdoches. The Society received its charter from the State of Texas Historical Society in August, 1935. With Miss Virgie Sanders as president, the Nacogdoches Historical Society made several accomplishments during the years 1934-1937, such as; the publication of a 24-page illustrated historical pamphlet: Nacogdoches, Texas Centennial, 1716-1936, the building and dedication of the Stone Fort Replica in 1936, and the marking of all historic spots and shrines in Nacogdoches. Also, the Society organized a Nacogdoches Homecoming celebration for the Texas Centennial on May 25, 1936. In 1939, Miss Sanders wrote several letters as president of the Society to arouse public interest in the preservation of the Old Nacogdoches University Building. The historical pamphlet, Nacogdoches, Texas Centennial, 1716-1936, was revised and reprinted in 1940. The Nacogdoches Historical Society disbanded in 1941. Miss Sanders was the last president of the group and continued to correspond on behalf of the Nacogdoches Historical Society throughout World War II. In a 1945 letter, Miss Sanders mentioned that the Society had discontinued their meetings until the post-war period.

The Nacogdoches Historical Society was reorganized in September, 1956 with Mrs. Garland Roark as president. The Society designated the restoration and preservation of the Old Nacogdoches University Building as its first goal.

Subject/Index Terms

Nacogdoches (Tex.) -- History -- Sources
Nacogdoches Historical Society (Tex.) -- Records and correspondence
Scrapbooks

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Related Materials: Annie Virginia Sanders Research. ETRC Personal & Family Archives A94.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Scrapbook 1: Nacogdoches Historical Society, 1934-1937],
[Scrapbook 2: Nacogdoches, Texas Centennial, 1716-1936 (booklet), 1935-1936],
[Scrapbook 3: Nacogdoches Historical Society, 1938-1941],
[Scrapbook 4: Old Stone Fort, 1934-1944],
[Scrapbook 5: Old Nacogdoches University., 1936-1948],
[All]

Scrapbook 5: Old Nacogdoches University., 1936-1948Add to your cart.
Includes newspaper clippings, photos, correspondence, and other material relating chiefly to the efforts of the Nacogdoches Historical Society to have the old University Building restored
Folder 1: Scrapbook 5, 1936 - 1948Add to your cart.
pp. 000
Folder 2: Scrapbook 5, 1936 - 1948Add to your cart.
pp. 001 - 020
Folder 3: Scrapbook 5, 1936 - 1948Add to your cart.
pp. 021 - 040
Folder 4: Scrapbook 5, 1936 - 1948Add to your cart.
pp. 041 - 056

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Scrapbook 1: Nacogdoches Historical Society, 1934-1937],
[Scrapbook 2: Nacogdoches, Texas Centennial, 1716-1936 (booklet), 1935-1936],
[Scrapbook 3: Nacogdoches Historical Society, 1938-1941],
[Scrapbook 4: Old Stone Fort, 1934-1944],
[Scrapbook 5: Old Nacogdoches University., 1936-1948],
[All]

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