Nacogdoches University, 1845-1891 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

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

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],
[Box 2],

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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