Ronald Wade, East Texas History Collection, 1819-2000 | East Texas Research Center

By Linda Reynolds, 2006; Kyle Ainsworth, 2012

Collection Overview

Title: Ronald Wade, East Texas History Collection, 1819-2000Add to your cart.

ID: A/235

Extent: 9.0 Boxes


Boxes 1-8 (12 linear feet) do not have a defined intellectual hierarchy beyond the physical box/folder division of the collection. Box 9 (0.5 linear feet) is a 2012 addendum and arranged into 3 series:

1. Presidents (9 folders)

2. Politicians and Political Events (3 folders)

3. Miscellaneous (1 folder)

Subjects: Families -- Texas, East, Genealogy, Wade, Ronald E. -- Family

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Family History material from Upshur County, Texas

Collection Historical Note

Ronald Ellis Wade was born in Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas, the son of Ellis Whitfield Wade and Rosedyne Langford Wade. As a child Ron would sit at the feet of his grandparents and great-grandparents and listen to family lore. His grandfathers, James Clifton Langford and Harvey Surestus Wade, remembered hundreds of stories told to them by their own grandparents about the Civil War and life in the 1800's in the Southern United States.

At the age of 17 Ron wrote his first book, A Pioneer Southern Family Life published by the Texian Press of Waco, Texas recording all of the family lore he had meticulously recorded. He published a second book The Langford Legacy in 1983 also by the Texian Press. As the "family historian" members of the family gave Ron fascinating family correspondence, photographs, records and artifacts which he carefully preserved and are included in this archive.

Ron Wade has been active in politics since age 10--during the 1960 Nixon/Kennedy race. Wade was appointed by President Richard Nixon to his advisory council on ending the draft and Wade met with Nixon in the Oval Office as a college student and continued a friendship which would last a lifetime. Wade has been friends as well with Presidents Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and is a close friend of President George W. Bush. Wade was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to his Presidential Inaugural Committee, was a Bush floor leader at the 1988 GOP Conventions and regional director for Bush's races in 1980, 1988 and 1992. Wade was a delegate to the 1988 Republican National Convention and all state conventions since 1972. His interest in the Presidency led to his 2005 building of an exact replica of the White House Oval Office in his home in Longview, Texas.

Subject/Index Terms

Families -- Texas, East
Wade, Ronald E. -- Family

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[Box 6],
[Box 7],
[Box 8],
[Box 9: Political Negatives],

Box 8Add to your cart.
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Ron Wade Diploma Kilgore College
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Folder 3Add to your cart.
University of Texas Admissions 1971 - 1974
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Organization Material - political clubs Goldwater for president
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Misc Speeches Given by Ronald E. Wade 1968 -1971
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Ceremony, Meeting Programs 1969 - 1972
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Upsher County Young Republican Newsletters - 1969
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Upsher County Young Republicans Club - 1970
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Articles, by and about Ron Wade and Politics and Presidents
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Newspaper clippings Political Calendars
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Speech Material
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Selective Service System - Young Citizens Adrilom Council 1970 - 1972
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Youth Advisory Committee and The Selective Search Director 1970 -1972
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Marion County Information
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Doyce R. Lee, Naples
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Filing Letters
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Filing Information Expense Records
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Campaign Flyers and Documents
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Campaign Platform
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God-Home-Country Day July 28, 1974
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Ron Wade Activities
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Outgoing Correspondence
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News Releases
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Budget Information-1974
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Printing Price lists
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Longview Morning Journal June 7, 1974
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Newspaper Advertisement Campaign
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Ronald Wade State Representative 1974 Election returns
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Election Information
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Copies of letters to Ron Wade from U.S. Presidents, copies of photos and letters
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Collection of George Bush Ronald Wade donated to George Bush Presidential Library 1994
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George Bush 1970 Campaign Items
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1988 Republican (GOP) National Convention Ronald Wade, Texas Delegate
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Bush News Releases- Personal 1987-1988 Ronald Wade George Bush for President
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Copies of Bush Letters to Ron Wade
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Ron Wade's meeting with Richard Nixon 1988
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Ronald Wade for Delegate 1992 Grand Old Party (GOP/Republican) National Convention

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