Annie Virginia Sanders Research, 1896-1973 | East Texas Research Center

By Emily Kerr

Collection Overview

Title: Annie Virginia Sanders Research, 1896-1973Add to your cart.

ID: A/94

Primary Creator: Sanders, Annie Virginia (1882-1966)

Extent: 2.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: Nacogdoches (Tex.) -- Centennial celebrations, etc., Nacogdoches (Tex.) -- History -- Sources, Nacogdoches Historical Society (Tex.), Sanders, Annie Virginia, 1882-1966 -- Correspondence, Scrapbooks -- Texas -- Nacogdoches

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of personal correspondence, notes, programs, accounts, souvenirs, religious materials, bills, receipts, and miscellaneous personal mementoes of Virgie Sanders. Also included are newspaper clippings about Virgie Sanders. The collection includes items about Nacogdoches history, Texas history, and the Texas Centennial.

Topics about Nacogdoches include historic trees, the Old Nacogdoches University, businesses, historical markers, the Old Stone Fort, the Nacogdoches Opera House, West Nacogdoches Institute, the Hill School, and the Stone Fort Rifles. Biographical information about Texans such as Sam Houston, Dan Moody, James E. and Miriam Ferguson and Gustine Courson Weaver is included. The collection contains information about theatre and music within and outside Texas. Other items include correspondence and a yearbook of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, miscellaneous pictures of historic figures and local people, non-Texas biographies, and corporate and government pamphlets and brochures.

Seven scrapbooks are included in the collection relating to the Texas Centennial Nacogdoches Homecoming, Texas history, Britain's George VI and Queen Elizabeth, World War II, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The collection contains several special editions of the DAILY SENTINEL including two Historical Editions, a 1936 "Homecoming Edition," and a "Gateway to Texas" Celebration Edition.

Collection Historical Note

Miss Annie Virginia (Virgie) Sanders (Jan. 11, 1882-Sept. 30, 1966) lived in the city of Nacogdoches all of her life. She was the daughter of William Toombs and Amanda Eugenia Burk Sanders. Miss Sanders' adult life was dedicated to the task of preserving, recording, and using Nacogdoches' wealth of history. Miss Sanders organized the first Nacogdoches Historical Society, from which the Nacogdoches Historical Commission developed. As the organization's president for many years, Miss Sanders promoted the reconstruction of the Old Stone Fort, the Centennial Celebration in 1936 and other efforts. One of her dreams was the restoration of the Old Nacogdoches University, but she was unable to take an active part in the work because of her health. Miss Sanders made several scrapbooks using articles and information about certain political figures and historic events. Some people associated with Miss Sanders were her sister, Mrs. Roscoe Perry of Lufkin and three brothers, I. D. Sanders of Jasper, P. A. Sanders of Nacogdoches, and Eugene Sanders of Austin.

("Miss Sanders Dies Friday." Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel 1 Oct. 1960: p. A1).

Subject/Index Terms

Nacogdoches (Tex.) -- Centennial celebrations, etc.
Nacogdoches (Tex.) -- History -- Sources
Nacogdoches Historical Society (Tex.)
Sanders, Annie Virginia, 1882-1966 -- Correspondence
Scrapbooks -- Texas -- Nacogdoches

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Related Materials: Nacogdoches Historical Society. ETRC Company and Organization B28.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Scrapbook 5: Britain's George VI and Queen Elizabeth, 1937-1939],
[Scrapbook 6: World War II (newspapers, clippings, 7 large maps, 3 atlases), 1941-1946],
[Scrapbook 7: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1927-1945],

Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Nacogdoches - West Nacogdoches Institute, Hill School (bills, clippings, correspondence), 4 items., 1896-1898Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Nacogdoches - Stone Fort Rifles (newspaper clippings, circular), 3 items., 1897 1899, 1973Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 2: Chiefly newspaper clippings about the Texas Centennial Nacogdoches Homecoming, May 24-25, 1936Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 3: Newspaper clippings, programs, postcards, etc., relating to Texas Centennial, 1930-1947Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 4: Newspaper clippings, pictures, letters, brochures, tickets, stationery, etc. relating to Texas history, historic sites, explorers, and the Texas Centennial. Includes material on Nacogdoches history and people and A. Wettermark and son, 1897-1939Add to your cart.
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(1) [Historical Edition] n. d. [1906?] (schools, businesses, churches)

(2) [Historical Edition] n. d. [1935?]

(3) "Homecoming" Edition, May 20, 1936

(4) "Gateway to Texas" Celebration Edition, April 25, 1952. 4 items.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Scrapbook 5: Britain's George VI and Queen Elizabeth, 1937-1939],
[Scrapbook 6: World War II (newspapers, clippings, 7 large maps, 3 atlases), 1941-1946],
[Scrapbook 7: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1927-1945],


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