Rusk County Historical Association, 1843-1965 | East Texas Research Center

By Linda Nicklas, Emily Kerr, 1981

Collection Overview

Title: Rusk County Historical Association, 1843-1965Add to your cart.

ID: B/25

Primary Creator: Langford, Charles M.

Other Creators: Jaggers, Maida

Extent: 2.5 Linear Feet

Subjects: Rusk County (Tex.) -- History -- Sources, Rusk County Historical Association -- Records and correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

There are two subdivisions of the collection: the Rusk County Collection and the Vinzent papers, the latter being photostats of the originals in the possession of Mr. Sam Ross of Mt. Enterprise (1962).

Collection Historical Note

The Rusk County Historical Association includes among its purposes that of collecting and preserving documentary records of the history of Rusk County. This collection consists chiefly of materials gathered and presented to the East Texas Room, now the East Texas Research Center, at Stephen F. Austin State University in 1962-1963 and in 1965-1966. Judge Charles M. Langford of Mt. Enterprise and Maida Jaggers of Henderson especially were instrumental in arranging and preparing the letters, documents, stories, photographs, and newspaper clippings which comprise this collection. (Rusk County Historical Association Collection, Control File donor forms, ETRC.)

Subject/Index Terms

Rusk County (Tex.) -- History -- Sources
Rusk County Historical Association -- Records and correspondence

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5: Vinzent papers, 1848-1858],

Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Oberthier papers -- Mrs. Mattie Oberthier's sewing book with patterns, part of a small prayer book, partial small booklet, undatedAdd to your cart.
3 items
Folder 14: Oberthier papers -- plant catalog; Hostetter's U.S. Almanac; political information (flier), 1882, 1876, 1884Add to your cart.
3 items (damaged, incomplete)
Folder 15: Oberthier papers -- The Southern Lady's Companion, 1848-1849, 1850-1852Add to your cart.
4 items (damaged), 3 items (damaged)
Folder 16: "Looking Backwards, Events of the Civil War, a Rusk County Company," as told to John Watson from memory by J. W. Spinks, printed in Rusk County News, Apr. 11, 1917Add to your cart.
1 item (typescript)
Folder 17: Confederate soldiers enrolled in Rusk County, Texas, at Henderson, Nov. 1861, Company B, 14 Texas, Ector's Brigade, Hood's Division, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 item (carbon of typescript).
Folder 18: Notebook: "Historic Landmarks of Rusk County, Texas," compiled by Mrs. J. A. Harris and Miss Myrtis Watkins, 1 item with additional notes and newspaper clippings, Includes color photogAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Notebook: Devereux's Monti Verdi plantation house: black and white and color photographs, photocopies, newspaper clippings, typescripts on house before and after restoration,, 1851-1962Add to your cart.
1 item.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5: Vinzent papers, 1848-1858],


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