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 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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