Christ Episcopal Church Collection, 1844-2004 | East Texas Research Center

By Brandon Plaster & Linda Reynolds

Collection Overview

Title: Christ Episcopal Church Collection, 1844-2004Add to your cart.

ID: B/119

Extent: 16.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Arranged at the folder-level in 11 boxes. There are also several oversize items.

Subjects: Christ Episcopal Church (Nacogdoches, Tex.) -- Records and correspondence, Church records and registers -- Texas -- Nacogdoches, Church societies -- Texas -- Nacogdoches, Crocket, George Louis, 1861-1936 -- Diaries, Crocket, George Louis, 1861-1936 -- Sermons, Sermons

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Christ Episcopal Church Collection includes a wide range of records (blueprints, correspondence, land, minutes, photographs, programs, receipts, sermons, slides, yearbooks) relating to the administration, membership, expansion, and history of the church. This includes, but is not limited to records from the vestry, parish, Christ Church Guild, Associated Women of Christ, and George Crocket Guild. The collection also has many of George L. Crocket sermons, one of his diaries, and books and bibles from his personal library.

Collection Historical Note

The Christ Episcopal Church of Nacogdoches, one of the first in the Diocese of Texas, traces its history to the earliest years of statehood. The idea for an Episcopal Church in Nacogdoches came to pass in 1848 when local Judge Amos Clark convinced Rev. Henry Sansom, who had just arrived in Texas to minister to the people of San Augustine, to also hold services in Nacogdoches. Sansom agreed, and held the first Episcopal service at the Nacogdoches Courthouse Sunday, June 14th, 1848.

Services continued in the courthouse until 1852, when the Christ Church of Nacogdoches opened its doors for the first time. Located at the end of a short lane (later renamed Church Street) off Main Street, the church was consecrated in 1855. The first Vestry included Judge Clark, who gave $500 in gold to build the church, Frost Thorn, who donated the land, Col. Hayden Edwards, and Judge Richard S. Walker. Other well-known early members include Col. Henry Raguet, Dr. James Harper Starr, Dr. Robert Irion, Judge William B. Ochiltree, and Capt. Henry Hancock.

In 1902, the church moved to a new location adjacent the old Nacogdoches University. Famous architect and vestryman Dietrich Rulfs designed the structure. The church moved to its present location on the corner of Mound Street and East Starr Avenue in the 1930s.

(Christ Episcopal Church, History of Christ Episcopal Church, Nacogdoches, Texas, http://www.christchurch-nacogdoches.org/history.html [Accessed 15 April 2011].)

Subject/Index Terms

Christ Episcopal Church (Nacogdoches, Tex.) -- Records and correspondence
Church records and registers -- Texas -- Nacogdoches
Church societies -- Texas -- Nacogdoches
Crocket, George Louis, 1861-1936 -- Diaries
Crocket, George Louis, 1861-1936 -- Sermons
Sermons

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Separated Materials: The oversize materials from this collection are located in Map Case 7, Drawers 17 and 18.

Related Materials: George Louis Crocket Papers. ETRC Personal & Family Collection. A-12


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],
[Box 10],
[Box 11],
[Oversized 1: Blueprints of church expansion and several photographs],
[Oversized 2: Crocket, George L. Feb. 9, 1900. "Old Christ's Church." Daily Sentinel],
[Oversized 3: Large Bible],
[All]

Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Centennial Program, Nacogdoches Christ Church, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Centennial Program , Diocese of Texas, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 3: 125th Anniversary, newspaper articles, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Christ Episcopal School anniversary brochureAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Church ClergyAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Church Clergy, newspaper articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Vestry Senior Warden, T.G. Tilford, 1945-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Parish Hall, newspaper articles, 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Parish House and School Dedication, Daily Sentinel Articles, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 10: By-laws of Episcopal Day SchoolAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Day School BookletsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Episcopal Day School, Application for Non-Profit Status with I.R.S. Form, 1023Add to your cart.
Folder 13: SchoolAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: "Canterbury Tales" Rev. Mike FallsAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Building Addition, newspaper articles, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Pipe organ, newspaper articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Church members in the newsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Church members in the newsAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Obituaries, A-HAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Obituaries, I-NAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Obituaries, P-TAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Obituaries, V-YAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Death NoticesAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Sewing PatternsAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: James Avery JewelryAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Photos - Church, Exterior, 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Photos - Building Construction, 1970/1980Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Photos - Church ExteriorAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Photos - Church Interior, December 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Photos - Church Interior, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Photos - Church InteriorAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Photos - Stain glass windowsAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Photos - Church ClergyAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Photos - Day SchoolAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Photos and Programs - Day School (Frances Adams), 1959-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Photos - Church's Easter, 1930'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Photos - Easter, 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Photos - Easter, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Photos - Easter, 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Photos - Easter, 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Photos - Easter, 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Photos - Easter, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Negatives - Easter, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Photos - 1927 Boy Scout Troop; 1940 Consecration of Christ Church; Unidentified; and Youth GroupAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Photos - Events, 1940s-1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Photos - High School Social, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Slides - 1958 Rectory, 1959 BazaarAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Photos - Events, 1960s-1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: Slides - 1960 Bazaar; 1961 Blount-Walters wedding; and ChristmasAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: Slides -  VCS; Bishop Arden; Bazaar; SFA Homecoming; and Christmas, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Slides -  St. Christopher's Boys Choir; Parish Meeting; SFA Homecoming; High School Ice Cream Social; EMC Supper; Bazaar; Christmas; and Rectory Kitchen, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Slides -  Council Delegates; Canterbury at the Rectory; George Crocket Guild; Bazaar, EMC Dinner, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Slides - Council Delegates, Canterbury at the Rectory, George Crocket Guild, Bazaar; and EMC Dinner, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Slides -  Parish Meeting, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Slides, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Photos - Removal of bees, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Blessing of the animals, 1972, 1975, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Tree on Mound Street, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Church Service, July 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Photos - Removal of Tree, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Photos - Retreat, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Photos - Hanging of the Greens, 2003, 2004Add to your cart.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[Box 6],
[Box 7],
[Box 8],
[Box 9],
[Box 10],
[Box 11],
[Oversized 1: Blueprints of church expansion and several photographs],
[Oversized 2: Crocket, George L. Feb. 9, 1900. "Old Christ's Church." Daily Sentinel],
[Oversized 3: Large Bible],
[All]

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