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 33: Subject Files],
[Box 34: Subject Files],
[Box 35: Subject Files],
[Box 36],
[Bundle 1],
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Box 33: Subject FilesAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Oklahoma - History. "Old Miller Courthouse One of Historic Spots in Southeast Oklahoma," from The Daily Oklahoman, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Pageants. Notes for pageants and displays, programs, 1941-1952, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Pageants. "Flags Over the Fort", 1938Add to your cart.
Script, program, newspaper clippings.
Folder 4: Pageants. "In That Hour of Crisis 1836," by Lois Foster Blount, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Pageants. "Nacogdoches Arms the Greys," by Lois Foster Blount, 1941Add to your cart.
Drafts of script and program, letter from A W. Birdwell, list of cast for costume measurements
Folder 6: Pageants. "Nacogdoches Speaks", 1942Add to your cart.
Program, notes, script drafts, sketch of stage set
Folder 7: Pageants. "Prelude to Independence", UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Pageants. "What So Proudly We Hail", 1942Add to your cart.
Correspondence, program, script drafts
Folder 9: Petroleum. Newspaper clippings, 1947-1951, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Most re: Tidelands oil
Folder 10: Photographs. Unidentified baby picture; group of people in front of a store [?]; 2 views of a house [1 has children on the porch], UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Politics. Notes from Fish's The Development of American Nationality, [1847-1848]Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Rivers [Non-Texas]. Map of Eastern United States; notes and excerpts on Mississippi River, [1699-1713], UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Sabine, Texas. Constitution of the Company of the City of Sabine, advertisement for land, 1839Add to your cart.
Folder 14: San Augustine, Texas. Newspaper clipping; San Augustine University papers, 1953, 1843Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Segregation [Racial]. Article by T. G. Tilford, Daily Sentinel; article by Lynn Landrum, 1957, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Shelby County. Citizens. Notes, [1825-1922]Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Shelby County. Bibliography. Notes, [1804-1932]Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Shelby County. Notes from the Asbury Papers at SPA and Gammel's Laws of Texas , [1827-1850]Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Shelby County. Writing fragments and notes, [1833-1866]Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Shelby County. Miscellaneous notes, [1803-1840]Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Shelby County. Excerpts from newspapers, 1840-1928Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Surveys and Surveying. Notes and hand-drawn maps, 1838-1849, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Telephone - History. "Telephone Almanac 1946." BrochureAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Texas Centennial. Correspondence from Herbert Gambrell; newspaper clipping, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Texas Centennial of Statehood. Clippings, broadside, 1945-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Texas History. Articles of Armistice between Armies of Texas and Mexico, 1836Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Texas History. Declaration of Independence, [1836]Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Texas History. Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, correspondence, notes, 1778-1951, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Texas History. "Texas 100 Years Ago Today", 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Texas History. Veterans of Texas Revolution,list and notes, [1835-1838]Add to your cart.

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[Box 30: Subject Files],
[Box 31: Subject Files],
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[Box 33: Subject Files],
[Box 34: Subject Files],
[Box 35: Subject Files],
[Box 36],
[Bundle 1],
[All]

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