Nacogdoches University, 1845-1891 | East Texas Research Center

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Title: Nacogdoches University, 1845-1891Add to your cart.

ID: B/46

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: Education, Higher -- Administration, Keachi College, Nacogdoches University (Nacogdoches, Tex.), Universities and colleges -- Texas -- History

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Educational reports

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of original records including memos, correspondence, reports, specifications for a building, materials regarding applications for President of the University, tax receipts, papers relating to Keachi College business, and the Treasurer's Register.

Collection Historical Note

Nacogdoches University was chartered in 1845 with its first home being the "Red House." In 1858 a permanent brick building was erected on Washington Square. Except for brief periods the university remained in operation until 1895. During the Civil War, the buildings were used for a hospital and quarters for Confederate Soldiers, and during Reconstruction the buildings served as headquarters for a Federal regiment.

When the original charter expired in 1870, management of the university first was under the control of the Catholic church and later of Milam Lodge. From 1887 to 1889 the property was leased to Keachi College and called by that name but after 1889 the name Nacogdoches University was resumed.

In 1895 it was apparent that instruction could no longer be maintained on the university level, and in 1904 the property was deeded to the Nacogdoches Independent School District. The original brick building has undergone several restorations and is now used as a museum.

Subject/Index Terms

Education, Higher -- Administration
Keachi College
Nacogdoches University (Nacogdoches, Tex.)
Universities and colleges -- Texas -- History

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Related Materials: J. Roy Gray Collection. ETRC Personal & Family Collection. A-152


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Folder 1: 1845-1858Add to your cart.

Hotchkiss, A., bill of materials for school houseundated

Memo of members of Board of Trustees; various information including: dates of Trustees terms, classification deaths, undated

Tabulation sheet of votes taken, presumably at a meeting of the Board of Trustees,undated

Bill for seal for Nacogdoches University, April 12, 1845

Resignation of M. A. Montrose as President (accompanied by typed transcript), January 31, 1846

Minutes of meeting of Board of Trustees, April, 1847. Board of Trustees; University Class and County Court Class, 1845-1857

Officers of Board of Trustees, 1845-1860

James H. Starr to Col. John Forbes, V-P., Treasurer's report of sale of 121 acres of George May league, Aug. 31, 1857

Loan subscribed to enable Board of Trustees to erect College building, Sept. 8, 1857

James H. Starr to R. S. Walker., Pres. Nacogdoches University, Report of lands disposed of, Oct. 7, 1857

James H. Starr to R. S. Walker, Report of contracts for sale of lands, Jan. 1, 1858

Bond of $8,000 (Cato, Hyde, Muckleroy, Benton, and Hyde) approved by R. S. Walker, Jan. 12, 1858

James H. Starr to John H. Forbes. Treasurer's report of sale of land to John F. Beasley, April 26, 1858

James H. Starr to R. S. Walker. Treasurer's report of sale of land to Jesse Green, July 1, 1858

Folder 2: 1859Add to your cart.

Specifications for building; includes notation on back by Hotchkiss, 1859

Subscription for purpose of building Female Department of Nacogdoches University, includes list of trustees, 1859

James H. Starr to R. S. Walker, Treasurer's report of land contracts to Joseph Wells, Feb. 1, 1859

Cato and Hyde's note and interest, $1100.00, March 2, 1859. Notes signed by J. H. Cato to the Board, May 4, 1859 (on one page)

James H. Starr to R. S. Walker, report of sale of University land Henry A. Fairer, Hopkins Co., July 27, 1859

James H. Starr to R. S. Walker, report that University land contracted to M.D. Bullion and C. P. Connally has been paid in full-by Thomas Searles (assignee of the Bond), July 27, 1859

James H. Starr to R. S. Walker, report of sale of University land to Thomas D. Garrett, Wood Co., July 27, 1859

W. L. Alexander of Lincolnton, N.C. acknowledges receipt of information of his election (to R. S. Walker), Dec. 20, 1859.

Folder 3: Correspondence with trustees and officers of Nacogdoches University regarding applications for President of the University, Sept. 16, 1859-Nov. 7. 1859Add to your cart.
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Folder 4: 1860-1861Add to your cart.

Memo of the application of public school money; includes list of trustees of Nacogdoches University, 1860

Subscription for building a Boarders' House or Steward's Hall on the grounds of the University, includes names of trustees, Jan. 10, 1860

To board, Report of Maggie A. Clark as Superintendent of Female Department, Nacogdoches University on attendance of pupils, April 20, 1860

W. L. Alexander, President of Nacogdoches University, to Board, report of students in University during first half of first term, April 21, 1860

Witkorn, Bernard to Trustees of Nacogdoches University, bond for performance of contract in building Female Academy, June 18, 1860

Report by Mary J. Wilson, Principal of Nacogdoches University on Female Department for last half of spring term, 1860, June 29, 1860

W. L. Alexander, report from the Male Department of Nacogdoches University for the 2nd half of the 1st term, June 29, 1860

Jesse H. Muckleroy, receipt for Warrant No. 45, in full settlement for Cato's contract for building the brick building for the University, Oct. 8, 1860

Mary J. Wilson to Board, report of scholars in Female Dept., Nov. 10, 1860

W. L. Alexander to Board, report on affairs of the University for the Male Department, Nov. 10, 1860

M. G. Whitaker & J. H. Starr, appointment by County Court to distribute the sum of $71.881/7 among patrons of the Male Department, n.d.

James H. Starr, Notation of lumber, n.d.

M. G. Whitaker and J. H. Starr, appointment by County Court to distribute $62.005/7 among patrons of the Female Department, n.d.

John F. Roberts, receipt for money paid to him from public school fund, Feb. 8, 1861

Mary J. Wilson to Board, report of scholars in the Female Department, April 19, 1861

W. L. Alexander to Board, report on Male Department, April 20, 1861

W. L. Alexander to Board, acceptance of contract, July 9, 1861

Witkorn and Board, memo of lumber used and settlement of account, May 23, 1861.

Folder 5: 1868Add to your cart.

James H. Starr Submits proposals of Witkorn to Board, Jan. 15, 1868

Writ granting J. T. Cannon use of brick building for a school for two years from September 1, 1868, June 18, 1868

Cannon to Board, application for use of building for a school, June 22, 1868

James H. Starr, statement of lands, lots, and promissory notes belonging to trustees of Nacogdoches University, June 25, 1868

James H. Starr, statement of the indebtedness of the trustees of Nacogdoches University, June 25, 1868

James H. Starr to R. S. Walker, letter enclosing annual account, June 25, 1868

James H. Starr to R. S. Walker, Starr's resignation as Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of Nacogdoches University, June 25, 1868

James H. Starr, Treasurer's account, June 2S, 1868

R. S. Walker, warrant No. 93 in favor of James H. Starr and son, June 27, 1868

Mayor, J. B. (Tax Assessor and Collector, Nacogdoches County) and Starr, receipt for taxes paid for 1867 on Nacogdoches land, June 29, 1868

Receipt for taxes paid on property in Anderson, Rusk and Van Zandt Counties for 1868, Oct. 22, 1868

Folder 6: 1870-1879Add to your cart.

Minutes of meeting of Board, n.d. (ca. 1870)

Receipt for state and county taxes in Anderson, Rusk and Van Zandt and Nacogdoches counties for 1869. July 16, 1870

Committee appointed to sell lot in Nacogdoches reports sale, April 29, 1871

Receipt for taxes paid on property in Anderson, Rusk, and Van Zandt Counties for year 1871, April 4, 1872

J. H. Starr, letter to R. S. Walker and P. F. Edwards, February 16, 1873

Report of Treasurer of Board, Feb. 16, 1874

Letter of resignation of John Forbes from Board, July 27, 1874

Report of committee to take charge of building and report conditions, Aug. 6, 1874

Proposals for bids on College, Aug. 8, 1874

Receipt for taxes paid on property in Anderson County for 1878, Dec. 20, 1878

Receipt for taxes on property in Rusk County for 1878, Feb. 18, 1879

Receipt for taxes paid on property in Nacogdoches County for 1878, Feb. 26, 1879

Receipt for taxes paid on property in Van Zandt Co. for 1878, March 27, 1879

Voigt, F. to Board, proposal for care and protection of University building and lease and use of the grounds, May 16, 1879

Rivers, Winfield M., receipt for bill paid by Board, July 13, 1879. $30.00 to Frank Gardiner for work at College, Aug. 11, 1879

Tax receipt for taxes paid by Nacogdoches University for 1879. Nov. 24, 1879

Receipt for taxes paid on property in Nacogdoches County for 1879, Dec. 29, 1879.

Folder 7: 1880-1888Add to your cart.

Taylor, L. S. to Ingraham, G. F., letter enclosing papers, Jan. 6, 1880

Winfield to Taylor, payment to Albert Muller for repairs to brick chimney at College, Jan. 15, 1880

Nacogdoches University account with L. S. Taylor, Treasurer, Jan. 28, 1880

Notation: Second class terms ending on the second Monday in February 1887, ca. 1887

G. F. Ingraham reports that he has demanded of Capt. J. W. McLeod the possession of the college building, ca. 1888

Report of committee appointed to confer with McLeod about the possession of the College building, ca. 1888

Resolution to rescind resolution adopted June 16, 1888 to lease house to McLeod for one year, ca. 1888

Resolution that committee be authorized to take possession of the college building now in possession of McLeod, ca. 1888

Resignation of Bennett Blake as trustee of Nacogdoches University, June 29, 1888

Resignation of Giles B. Crain from Board of Trustees of Nacogdoches University, July 26, 1888

Resolution to offer to the County Court to fill vacancies on Board; includes names offered., Aug. 7, 1888

Report of committee to examine and take possession of University Building, Aug. 11, 1888.

Folder 8: Keachi College business, 1888Add to your cart.

Agreement with trustees of Nacogdoches University and Keachi College, La., July 3, 1888

Resolutions, reports, etc. regarding leasing of Nacogdoches University lands to Keachi College, La

in return for liquidating University debts and building a dormitory, 1888.

Folder 9: ProgramAdd to your cart.
Program for Nacogdoches University Annual Musical Concert, 1801. (photocopy) Bylaws, Sec. 5, appears to be portion of Board of Trustees by-laws, n.d
Folder 10Add to your cart.
14 items Envelopes and filing devices
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Treasurer's Register, 1844-1868Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Catalogue of the students of Nacogdoches University, 1858. Annual catalogue of the officers and students of Keachi College, Nacogdoches, Texas, 1888-1889Add to your cart.

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