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


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Box 23: Personal Paper FilesAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Sharp Family. Land deed, 1845Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sherman, Sidney. Notes and excerpts from various sources, [1833-1859]Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Shindler, R. C. Biographical sketch [from Daily Sentinel?], UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Sims Family. Correspondence, notes, genealogical data, [1780-1969]Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Skain, Shelton. Legal papers re: conscription into Confederate Army, 1864Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Smith, Ashbel. Correspondence from Ashbel Smith Papers [at UT Austin?] re: politics, 1838-1856Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Smith Family. Love letter to Lois Smith from "Jack"; inventory of James L. Smith estate;  legal papers re: conscription of William H. Smith into Confederate Army, 1931, 1855, 1864Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Sparks, James. Land deed to William K. English, 1837Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Sparks, S. F. "The Life of S. F. Sparks" written in letter to Rev. J. L. Walker, 1895Add to your cart.
Reminiscences of early Texas, family and personal history; Texas Revolution; Baptist Church; Indians
Folder 10: Spears, John. Entrance certificate, 1835Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Spivey, William Allen. Obituary from Daily Sentinel, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Stansbury, William. Original Texas land grant signed by President Anson Jones, Feb. 6, 1846Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Starr, James H. Starr Papers at UT Austin. Calendars and inventories, [1839-1889]Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Starr, James H. Starr Papers at UT Austin. Correspondence to Starr from Thomas J. Rusk, 1845Add to your cart.
re: Texas legislature and politics
Folder 15: Starr, James H. Starr Papers at UT Austin. Correspondence to Starr from Thomas J. Rusk, 1846Add to your cart.
re: Washington politics
Folder 16: Starr, James H. Starr Papers at UT Austin re: railroads in Texas, 1848-Oct. 1853Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Starr, James H. Starr Papers at UT Austin re: railroads in Texas, Nov. 1853-1854, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Starr, James H. Starr Papers at UT Austin. Correspondence to Albert Sidney Johnston re: land, 1852-1854Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Starr, James H. Correspondence from Starr to General Land Office, Austin, 1838, 1845Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Starrett, John. Probate and will, 1855-1858Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Starrett Family. Miscellaneous notes, correspondence. Includes Rusk, Maroney, Kennedy families, 1790-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Starritt, James. Military records and genealogical data, [1751-1968]Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Stearnes, Johnson. Land deed, 1839Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Sterne, Adolphus. Notes from "Diary of Adolphus Sterne" census records, correspondence to SterneAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Sterrett, David. DAR lineage form, [1739-1925]Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Stephens, Amos. Land papers, 1835Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Stiff, Edward. Notes and excerpts from Texan Emigrant, 1840Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Stollcup, W. B. Legal papers re: conscription into Confederate Army, 1864Add to your cart.

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