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 3Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Notebook: "Old Mt. Enterprise, the Cradle of Rusk County," by Sam Ross, 1961Add to your cart.
Includes color photographs.1 item
Folder 21: Notebook: The P. T. Richardson family, Glenfawn, Texas. Photocopies and typescripts of wills, guardianship papers, old house, 1870-1887Add to your cart.
Photocopies and typescripts of wills, guardianship papers, old house,1 item
Folder 22: Notebook: "The Rosses and Their Name," includes photocopies, typescripts, originals and newspaper clippings of letters, articles, field notes; address given at medallion presentation ceremony of Dr. William M. Ross house, Mt. Enterprise, 1847-1962Add to your cart.
two original bonds and one deed not in notebook, 4 items.
Folder 23: Notebook: "Dr. Wm. M. Ross House, 1845,", 1957-1962Add to your cart.
includes black and white and color photographs, photocopies of old documents, newspaper clippings and typescripts 1 item
Folder 24: Speech on the history of the oath of office, by Judge J. C. Gladney, Henderson, 1960Add to your cart.
1 item (carbon typescript)
Folder 25: Notebook: "Celluloid Collar - Ghost of Yesterday" and "Innocence Defiled," a poem by M. H. Marwil, Henderson, ca. 1961Add to your cart.
1 item.
Folder 26: Notebook: "History of Clinton Lodge 23, Henderson, Texas" and "Early Masonic History in Texas," by M. H. Marwil, 1948-1960Add to your cart.
with newspaper clippings 1 item (carbon typescripts)
Folder 27: Notebook, ca. 1962Add to your cart.
including carbon typescripts of: Fredonian Declaration of Independence, 1826 Goliad Declaration of Independence, 1835 Washington-on-the-Brazos Declaration of Independence, 1835
Folder 28: Notebook: "A Typical Rusk County Family One Hundred Years Ago," by Donald B. Leverett; newspaper clippings about the Leverett house and Leverett's Chapel, Texas,, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
(typescript, printed). 1 item
Folder 29: "Fredonian Declaration of Independence," by Mose Marwil, 1960Add to your cart.
1 item (typescript).
Folder 30: "The Old Town of Millville, Whose First Name Was Liberty Hill, as Per Deed Records of Rusk County," by Mr. Gil S. Jones; "Millville: Ghost Town," by Julia Gill, 1959Add to your cart.
2 items (typescripts).
Folder 31: "The Earliest American History of Texas," by R. L. Cartwright, 1931Add to your cart.
1 item (typescript)

Browse by Box:

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


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