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 4Add to your cart.
Folder 32: "History of the Old Weir (Ware) School," by Gil S. Jones, 1959Add to your cart.
1 item (typescript).
Folder 33: Rock Hill Institute, Minden, Rusk County, Texas, Announcement; typewritten note on first president of the Institute, 1890, 1961Add to your cart.
2 items
Folder 34: Trial before Rusk County Judge, Charles L. Langford: Fuller Mason d/b/a Mason Tire Company vs. L. C. Plunkett, et al; Route Report., State Highway 26 (US 259), Nacogdoches to the Red River, 1961-62, 1961-62Add to your cart.
7 items
Folder 35: Request for leave of absence to serve in the army of the Confederacy from S. G. Swan,, 1862Add to your cart.
1 item (negative photostat).
Folder 36: Newspaper clippings from the Henderson Democrat involving suit over land title and partial page of advertisements, 1855Add to your cart.
2 items (Photostats)
Folder 37: Henderson Times, Special Edition, Nov. 1, 1884Add to your cart.
1 item (Photostat).
Folder 38: Biographical and genealogical notes of David Gage of Henderson, 1955-1965Add to your cart.
13 items (2 Photostats).
Folder 39: Oath of Allegiance of Martin V. Coates, 1867Add to your cart.
1 item (Photostat)
Folder 40: Cherokee Indians: notes and newspaper clippings on a survey involving the Cherokee Line, Chief Bowles and W. W. Keeler, Principal Chief in 1962; map of the Cherokee Indian campaign, 1948-1962Add to your cart.
11 items (2 Photostats).
Folder 41: Oberthier papers -- rough diary notes by B. C. Oberthier, 1907; 1884-1893Add to your cart.
3 envelopes and one stamp, 5 items
Folder 42: Correspondence and notes relating to Joseph C. Miszner, 1964Add to your cart.
2 items
Folder 43: Chicago Sonntage Zeitung, 1864Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 44: James Pinckney Henderson family genealogical notes, newspaper clippings, correspondence, 1959-1964Add to your cart.
9 items
Folder 45: Notebook: "New Birmingham, Iron Queen of the Southwest, 1880's -1890's," article by Dorman Winfrey and notes, 1964Add to your cart.
1 item (photocopy).
Folder 46: Broadside: Description of Rusk County, 1874Add to your cart.
2 items (typescript, Photostat).
Folder 47: Obituary of Absalom K. Van Sickle, 1910Add to your cart.
1 item (typescript).
Folder 48: Giles family Bible record, ca. 1907Add to your cart.
1 item (Photostat).
Folder 49: Biography of John Karner, undatedAdd to your cart.
I item (carbon typescript)
Folder 50: Will of H. D. Redwine, Rusk County, 1846Add to your cart.
1 item (carbon typescript)
Folder 51: Cagle letter giving genealogical information on the Blackwell family, 1964Add to your cart.
1 item (Photostat)
Folder 52: Notebook: "Pine Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Rusk County, Texas, circa 1850," history of the church and the cemetery, copies of photos of grave markers, family histories, 1965Add to your cart.
1 item (photocopy of typescript).
Folder 53: Genealogical notes on James McAlister, Andrew Caddell and the Faison family, 1944-1966Add to your cart.
2 items (Photostats)
Folder 54: Ray family letters, 1857-1865Add to your cart.
5 items (Photostats, 2 fragments)

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


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