Thursday Study Club, 1845-1980 | East Texas Research Center

By Pam Palmer, 1981

Collection Overview

Title: Thursday Study Club, 1845-1980Add to your cart.

ID: B/6

Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet

Subjects: Book clubs (Discussion groups) -- Texas -- Alto, Women -- Societies and clubs

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Most of the collection consists of photocopies.

Collection Historical Note

Formed as a literary club in 1935, the Alto Thursday Study Club incorporated in 1971 with the object of being an educational, historical and literary corporation. Membership is limited to 16 women. In this collection are papers presented at meetings which are usually on local historical subjects or local people and families. Also included are some genealogical studies.

Subject/Index Terms

Book clubs (Discussion groups) -- Texas -- Alto
Women -- Societies and clubs

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: History and LegendAdd to your cart.

a. "A Brief History of Alto," by Bill Shattuck, 1967. 5 p. [mimeograph]

b. "The Old Stone Fort," by Mrs. R. R. Stribling, 1971. 8 p.

c. "Piedras' Calvary of 500 Men Protect the Hidden Gold," by Mrs. Edith Stribling, 1968. 3 p.

d. "The Lady in Blue and other Alto Legends," by Mrs. Edith Stribling, 1968. 6 p.

e. "War Clouds From the Fredonian Rebellion to Vietnam, if by Mrs. J. C. Erwin, 1967. 11 p.

Folder 2: Schools; Social and Cultural LifeAdd to your cart.

a. "Alto School Buildings," by Guynell Watters Kennedy, with illustrations, 1980. 46 p.

b. "Social and Cultural Changes in Alto Up to 1900,11 by Mrs. R. R. Stribling, 1967. 12 p.

Folder 3: Doctors, Mayors, Merchants, IndustriesAdd to your cart.

a."Early Men In Medicine in Alto, Texas," by Mrs. H. L. Evans, 1966. 18 p.

b. "Early Alto Merchants," by Mrs. W. T. Warner, 1967. 12 p.

c. "Early Merchants of Alto, Cherokee County, Texas," by Guynell Watters Kennedy, with illustrations, 1967 [?]. 44 p.

d. "Early Alto Industries," by Mrs. W. T. Warner, with illustrations, 1968. 13 p.

e. "The Mayors of Alto," by Mrs. Grady Singletary, with illustrations, 1968. 16 p. [original]

Folder 4: ChurchesAdd to your cart.
a. "Shiloh Church and the People," by Mrs. Grady Singletary, 1967. 22 p. [original] Includes photographs. b. "The First Baptist Church, Douglas, Texas, 1878-1969," by Ken Baker, with illustrations, 1969. 41 p.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Churches (cont.)Add to your cart.
"History of First Baptist Church, Alto, Texas," by Guynell Watters Kennedy, with illustrations, 1972. 293 p.
Folder 2: CemeteriesAdd to your cart.

a. "Alto City Cemetery," by Mrs. Ogreta W. Huttash, 1970. 31 p.

b. "History of the Alto Cemetery Association," by Guynell Kennedy, with illustrations, 1973. 22 p.

Folder 3Add to your cart.
"Stagecoaches, Drivers, and Inns," by Guynell Kennedy, with illustrations, 1967 [?]. 30 p.
Folder 4: IndiansAdd to your cart.
a. "Mound Prairie and the Neches Indians," by Mrs. Clyde Poore, n.d. 7 p. b. "The Hainai Tribe of Tejas Confederacy and Angelina, a Hainai Maiden," by Edith Stribling, 1966. 9 p. [2 copies, footnotes differ; photocopy, photostat]
Folder 5: Rusk State HospitalAdd to your cart.

a. "History and Operation of Rusk State Hospital, Rusk, Texas," a compilation, 1968. 17 p.

b. "Description and Short History of the Rusk State Hospital," by Dr. Charles W. Castner, 1967. 20 p.

Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: CommunitiesAdd to your cart.

a. "A History of the Lynches Chapel Community," by Kate Shattuck Sims, 1973. 14 p.

b. "New Birmingham, Texas, the Ghost Town," by Guynell Watters Kennedy, 1969. 15 p.

c. "New Birmingham, Texas, Iron Queen of the American Southwest," by Dorman H. Winfrey, with illustrations, 1942. 22 p.

d. "Some More Ghost Towns," a compilation chiefly from Bob Bowman's works, 1972 [?]. 10 p

Folder 2: BiographyAdd to your cart.

a. "Colonel Robert F. Mitchell, Founder of the Town of Alto, Texas, 1849," by Adele Richardson, 1967.10 p. [carbon copy]

b. "Peter Ellis Bean," by Mrs. Edith Rose, 1966 [?]. 16 p.

c. "Martin Parmer, The Ring-tailed Panther," by Adele Richardson, 1968. 10 p.

d. "George Whitfield Terrell, A Distinguished Citizen," by Verline Danheim, 1967; letter from Terrell to Mr. Guizot, 1845. 2 items [mimeograph; photocopy]

e. "Dr. Edwin Hendrick," by Mrs. John McClendon, n.d. 22 p.

Folder 3: Family Histories and GenealogiesAdd to your cart.

a. "Bible Records, Families of Henry, Jones, Meredith, Moseley, Vining," 1978. 12 p.

b. "The Henderson Family," by Adele Richardson, 1968. 19 p.

c. "The Story of Forest Hill (Henry and Helena Dill Berryman family), by Edith Stribling, 1969. 5 p.

d. "The Erwin Family History," by James Clay Erwin, 1975. 7 p.

Folder 4: Family Histories and Genealogies (cont.)Add to your cart.

a. Brief sketches of the lives of some older women members of the Alto Methodist Church, 1966. 18 p.

b. "The William Watters and Amy White Watters Family," by Guynell Watters Kennedy, with illustrations, 1968. 34 p.

Folder 5: Family Histories and Genealogies (cont.)Add to your cart.
"Durst-ana Centennial!!!," a compilation of materials., n.d. 72 p.
Folder 6: Family Histories and Genealogies (cont.)Add to your cart.
"A Family History of the Following Families: Hawkins, Banks, Jarvis, Counts, Davis, Smith, McMinn, Archer, Sanderson and Many Others," by Reginald Allison Smith, with illustrations, 1974. 82 p.
Folder 7: Family Histories and Genealogies (cont.)Add to your cart.
Hogan, Brock and Clements genealogical information compiled by Michael J. Hogan, 1975. 27 p.


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