Lois Foster Blount Papers, 1750-1980 | East Texas Research Center

By Pam Palmer, 1983

Collection Overview

Title: Lois Foster Blount Papers, 1750-1980Add to your cart.

ID: A/107

Primary Creator: Blount, Lois Fitzhugh Foster (1896-1980)

Extent: 35.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 00/00/1982

Subjects: Blount, Lois Fitzhugh Foster, 1896-1980, Genealogy, Rusk, Thomas J. (Thomas Jefferson), 1803-1857, Stephen F. Austin State University -- Faculty, Texas -- History -- Sources

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Lois Foster Blount Papers consist mostly of historical research materials with an emphasis on early Texas history, the Texas Revolution, and the Republic of Texas. About a fourth of the collection pertains to Thomas J. Rusk. Included are correspondence, biographical and genealogical materials, notes and excerpts from manuscript and printed sources, calendars and translations of some Bexar and Nacogdoches Archives. Also included are copies of legal papers and land papers, manuscripts of historical papers and scripts for historical pageants. There are also materials on Indians, petroleum, and the academic freedom controversy at University of Texas at Austin in the 1940's. Places associated with the collection include Nacogdoches and Pattonia, Texas and East Texas rivers during the steamboat era. Prominent names include David G. Burnet, Samuel Davenport and family, Dumville/Dunville family, Haden Edwards, Lemuel Dale Evans, John Forbes, James Grant, Lewis G. Harman and family, John T. Harmon, Sam Houston, Vicente Michelli, Col. Henry Millard, Jose Miguel del Moral, Miguel Musquiz, Edmund Norris and family, Pan Chao and family, Moses and Robert S. Patton, Raguet family, Homer P. Rainey, James H. Starr, Starrett/Starritt family, Charles S. Taylor, Amasa Turner, Walters family, and Antonio Gil Y'Barbo.

Collection Historical Note

Lois Fitzhugh Foster, daughter of Fitzhugh and Willie Swann Foster, was born in Huntsville, Texas on May 24, 1896. A teacher, historian, librarian, and museum curator, she held a B. A. from University of Texas at Austin and an M. A. from Columbia University. She joined the faculty at Stephen F. Austin State University in 1923, the year the college opened, teaching Social Sciences and History. She married Guy Arthur Blount on June 22, 1925 and they had four children. After her husband's death in 1937, Mrs. Blount returned to SFA and until 1966 served as Director of the Rare Book Room or East Texas Collection (later called Special Collections and then East Texas Research Center). During this same time period she was also sometimes Curator of the Stone Fort Museum and on the History faculty. She was a life member of the Texas State Historical Association, a director of the East Texas Historical Association, and a member of the American Association for State and Local History as well as other historical and genealogical societies. She died in Nacogdoches, Texas on September 2, 1980. ("Blount, Lois." Vertical Files: Biography. East Texas Research Center. Ralph W. Steen Library. Stephen F. Austin State University).

Subject/Index Terms

Blount, Lois Fitzhugh Foster, 1896-1980
Genealogy
Rusk, Thomas J. (Thomas Jefferson), 1803-1857
Stephen F. Austin State University -- Faculty
Texas -- History -- Sources

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Acquisition Method: Gift

Related Materials: East Texas Research Center. ETRC University  Archives. UA-60


Box and Folder Listing


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[Box 32: Subject Files],
[Box 33: Subject Files],
[Box 34: Subject Files],
[Box 35: Subject Files],
[Box 36],
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Box 16: Personal Paper FilesAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Rusk, Thomas J. Rusk Papers at UT Austin, Item No. 2057-2058, 2061, 2064, 2067, 2077, Oct. 9, 1855-Mar. 28, 1856Add to your cart.
Correspondence re: politics
Folder 2: Rusk, Thomas J. Rusk Papers at UT Austin, Item No. 2078-2080, 2082, 2099, Apr. 8-June 14, 1856Add to your cart.
Correspondence re: health of Rusk's wife, politics
Folder 3: Rusk Papers at UT Austin, Item No. 2100, 2107, 2111-2112, 2126, 2129, June 17-Oct. 8, 1856Add to your cart.
Correspondence re: politics, family matters
Folder 4: Rusk, Thomas J. Rusk Papers at UT Austin, Item No. 2130 [2], 2132-2134, Oct. 8-14, 1856Add to your cart.
Correspondence re: politics
Folder 5: Rusk, Thomas J. Rusk Papers at UT Austin, Item No. 2140, 2150, 2154, 2158-2159, 2161, 2167, 2174, Oct. 29, 1856-Jan. 17, 1857Add to your cart.
Correspondence re: politics, financial, personal concerns
Folder 6: Rusk, Thomas J. Rusk Papers at UT Austin, Item No. 2192, 2199, 2211, 2232, 2245, Feb. 4-Mar. 7, 1857Add to your cart.
Correspondence re: politics, railroad, financial and personal matters
Folder 7: Rusk, Thomas J. Rusk Papers at UT Austin, Item No. 2257-2258, 2267, 2273, 2284, 2292, Mar. 12-Apr. 4, 1857Add to your cart.
Correspondence re: politics, family matters
Folder 8: Rusk, Thomas J. Rusk Papers at UT Austin, Item No. 2308, 2312, 2316, 2318, 2330, 2339, May 1-21, 1857Add to your cart.
Correspondence re: politics, family matters
Folder 9: Rusk, Thomas J. Rusk Papers at UT Austin, Item No. 2344, 2350, 2351, 2354, 2358, May 26-June 3, 1857Add to your cart.
Correspondence re: politics, railroad, family matters
Folder 10: Rusk, Thomas J. Rusk Papers at UT Austin, Item No. 2359-2361, 2367-2368, 2373, June 4-17, 1857Add to your cart.
Correspondence re: politics, Sam Houston's gubernatorial race
Folder 11: Rusk, Thomas J. Rusk Papers at UT Austin, Item No. 2374-2376, 2378, 2380-2381, 2385, June [17]-22, 1857Add to your cart.
Correspondence re: politics, family matters
Folder 12: Rusk, Thomas J. Rusk Papers at UT Austin, Item No. 2391, 2394, 2403, 2417, June 27-Dec. 16, 1857Add to your cart.
Correspondence re: politics [Rusk declining to participate], personal concerns
Folder 13: Rusk, Thomas J. Rusk Papers at UT Austin, Item No. 2418, 2421, 2423, 2425, 2427, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Correspondence and notes re: politics
Folder 14: Rusk, Thomas J. Rusk Papers at UT Austin, Item No. 2428, 2430, 2435, 2437-2438, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Correspondence and notes on politics, slavery
Folder 15: Rusk, Thomas J. Rusk Papers at UT Austin, Item No. 2444, 2447, 2450, 2454, 2458, 2463, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Correspondence and notes re: politics, family matters
Folder 16: Rusk, Thomas J. Correspondence to Rusk [?] from Ben Johnson re: Mexico and Texas, June 1836Add to your cart.
Spanish, translation
Folder 17: Rusk, Thomas J. Correspondence to Rusk re: Texas Army and Mexico, May 25-June 14, 1836Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Rusk, Thomas J. Correspondence to Rusk re: politics, Texas Army, July 14, 1836-Apr. 1, 1841Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Rusk, Thomas J. Correspondence to Rusk re: land, Sabine River navigation, politics, Apr. 4, 1848-May 28, 1857, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Rusk, Thomas J. Correspondence from Rusk re: Texas Army, Sept. 11, 1835-June 14, 1836Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Rusk, Thomas J. Correspondence of Rusk re: invasion of Texas by Mexico, June 1836Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Rusk, Thomas J. Correspondence from Rusk re: Texas Army, politics, land, Texas Navy, July 15, 1836-Mar. 1848Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Rusk, Thomas J. Correspondence from Rusk to Gov. P. H. Bell [originals in Texas State Library], 1850-1852Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Rusk, Thomas J. Correspondence from Rusk re: Texas Army, politics, Indians, headstone for wife's grave, Oct. 1, 1855-July 29, 1857, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Rusk, Thomas J. Correspondence about Rusk re: Texas politics, family, 1835-1855Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Rusk, Thomas J. Military papers, Mar. 4, 1845-Mar. 2, 1843Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Rusk, Thomas J. Land papers, 1837-1852, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Rusk, Thomas J. Robert L. Lane vs. Rusk, 1845-1848Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Rusk, Thomas J. Miscellaneous legal papers, 1835-1846Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Rusk, Thomas J. Financial papers, 1834-1839Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Rusk, Thomas J. Speech on Army at Bexar, proverbs, miscellaneous, 1879, UndatedAdd to your cart.

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[Box 30: Subject Files],
[Box 31: Subject Files],
[Box 32: Subject Files],
[Box 33: Subject Files],
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