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.


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