Summer Hill Select School. Omen, Texas, 1837-1900 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

Title: Summer Hill Select School. Omen, Texas, 1837-1900Add to your cart.

ID: B/1

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Subjects: Education, Higher -- Texas, East, University of Eastern Texas -- Records and correspondence, University of San Augustine (San Augustine, Tex.) -- Records and correspondence, Wesleyan College (San Augustine, Tex.) -- Records and correspondence

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Papers for the University of San Augustine, the Wesleyan Male and Female College, and the University of Eastern Texas are included in this collection; papers for the Masonic Institute are processed separately.

Collection Historical Note

In 1837 the University of San Augustine was chartered by the Republic of Texas. Nominally a state institution, it soon fell under the control of the Presbyterians. This caused some bad feelings among the people of San Augustine and, in 1844, the Methodists, under the leadership of Francis Wilson, established a rival institution, the Wesleyan Male and Female College. Since the town was too small to support two schools, neither thrived, and in 1848, the University of Eastern Texas was established as an attempt to unite both institutions into a state school. This school soon failed due to poor management. In 1850 the Masonic Institute of San Augustine, careful to remain nonsectarian, established a school, divided into Male and Female Departments and utilizing both buildings. This school flourished until the Civil War. (Crocket, George L. Two Centuries in East Texas: A History of San Augustine County and Surrounding Territory, From 1685 to the Present Time. Dallas: The Southwest Press, 1932.)

Subject/Index Terms

Education, Higher -- Texas, East
University of Eastern Texas -- Records and correspondence
University of San Augustine (San Augustine, Tex.) -- Records and correspondence
Wesleyan College (San Augustine, Tex.) -- Records and correspondence

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Related Materials: Masonic Institutes. ETRC Business & Organizational Collection. B-3


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[Box 2: Photocopies of catalogs and Bound in book form, 1885-1886; 1887-1888; 1897-1898; 1905-1906, 1889-1890;],
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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Copy of the original charter of the Summer Hill Select School, June 1, 1888Add to your cart.
Signed and sealed. 1 item. 3 p.
Folder 2: Catalogs, 1878-1880; 1880-1881; 1882-1883; 1884-1885Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Catalogs, 1885-1886; 1886-1887; 1887-1888; 1889-1890Add to your cart.
4 items
Folder 4: Catalogs, 1891-1892, 1892-1893Add to your cart.
(3 copies); (2 copies). 5 items
Folder 5: Catalogs: Business College, 1893-1894; 1897-1898Add to your cart.
(2 copies). 3 items.
Folder 6: Catalogs, 1897-1899Add to your cart.
(3 copies). 3 items.
Folder 7: Programs for Closing Exercises, 1890, undatedAdd to your cart.
(3 copies), 4 items
Folder 8: Rustler, ed. by A. W. Orr, June 1887; Oct. 1887,  Mar. 1, 1889Add to your cart.
(5 copies). 6 items
Folder 9: Omen Omelet, Dec. 7, 1901Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 10: Student Documents, 1883-1908[?]Add to your cart.

3 items.

1883, Apr. 13 J. P. Hocutt, Omen, to Mr. T. J. Hocutt [father], n. p. 2 p.

1908 [?] Constitution of Debate Club. Printed with handwritten notes on officers. 12 p.undated.

Student grammar notes on Summer Hill stationery. Signed Sallye Wolfe. 2

Folder 11: Newspaper articles by and about A. W. Orr,. [Collected by Mittie C. Terry?], 1912- undatedAdd to your cart.
13 items
Folder 12: A. W. Orr, 1903Add to your cart.

5 items.

1903 Printed notice to alumni from Orr. 1 p.1912,

July 11 Printed endorsement of A. W. Orr as County Superintendent of Schools.1 p.

1912, July 22 Printed notice from Orr asking for support for re-election as County Superintendent. 1 p.

undated,  "A Tree Is Known by Its Fruits." Alumni booklet.

undated. Orr's Suggestions No. 1 on School Entertainments and Recreations. 37 p.

Folder 13: Orr Memorial Society, 1924-undatedAdd to your cart.

15 items

1924, Nov. 27 The Troop Banner memorial issue upon death of Orr. 2 p.

1929 Roster of Students and Friends of Summer Hill Select School. 40 p. 2 copies. [Copy with cover from Geo. L. Crocket.}

1930, Dec. 15 Printed notice from the A. W. Orr Memorial Association. With envelope addressed to Mr. V. L Davidson. 1 p.

1933, May 27 Unsigned typed poem and envelope addressed to Mrs. Mittie C. Terry. 1 p. 1940,

May 23 Printed notice from A. W. Orr Memorial Assn. 1 P. 1955,

June 3 Printed notice from A. W. Orr Memorial Assn. 1 p. 1955,

May 27 Tyler Courier-Times Telegraph article on Omen. 1 p. 1956,

June 15 Typed resolution to erect a monument to Ola Bonner Willson Roberts signed by officers of the Orr Memorial Assn. 1 p.

1956, June 15 Carbon of typed resolution dissolving the Orr Memorial Assn. 1 p.

1956, June 17 Tyler Courier-Times-Telegraph article about dissolving the Orr Memorial Assn. 1 p.

1968, Dec. 18 "Tolbert's Texas" column from Dallas Morning News on Omen. 1 p.

undated,  Printed notice about the A. W. Orr Memorial. 1 p.

undated,  Carbon of typescript of address by Nat W. Brooks at annual reunion (of Summer Hill Select School). 7 p

undatred. Button with picture of the Orrs.


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