Thomas Ewing Ferguson Papers, 1925-1959 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

Title: Thomas Ewing Ferguson Papers, 1925-1959Add to your cart.

ID: A/124

Primary Creator: Ferguson, Thomas Ewing (1885-1959)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Consists of 28 items in 1 box.

Subjects: Civic leaders -- Texas -- Nacogdoches, Ferguson, Thomas Ewing, 1885-1959 -- Written works, Stephen F. Austin State University -- Administration

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists chiefly of Dr. Ferguson's writings.

Collection Historical Note

Thomas Ewing Ferguson, son of pioneer parents, was born March 8 1885, in Stephenville, Texas. After attending John Tarlton College in Stephenville, he went to the University of Texas where he received his bachelor's degree in 1912. Dr. Ferguson obtained the master's degree from Harvard College in 1915 and a doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Texas in 1930. Ferguson served as head of the English Department and Dean of SFA from 1932 until his retirement in 1955. Active in community affairs, he held leadership positions in the Lions Club, the Nacogdoches Rotary Club, and the Nacogdoches County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

A critic, essayist, and poet, Dr. Ferguson had works published in a number of professional periodicals. He also wrote scripts for a variety of local historical pageants and programs.


"Ferguson, T. E." Vertical Files: Biography. East Texas Research Center. Ralph W. Steen Library. Stephen F. Austin State University

Subject/Index Terms

Civic leaders -- Texas -- Nacogdoches
Ferguson, Thomas Ewing, 1885-1959 -- Written works
Stephen F. Austin State University -- Administration

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Related Materials:

Dean of the College. ETRC University Archives. UA-63

Ferguson, Thomas Ewing, 1885-1959.  The seventeenth century wit and fop : a study of Restoration comedy in its relation to the life of fashion. Austin, Tex.: University of Texas, 1930 (Thesis)  ETRC PR698.C6 F47x

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Professional writings: "My Creed," brief essay published in The Texas Outlook, May. Carbon typescripts. 2 items, 1935-1936Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Professional writings: "Literature, the Product of Crises," presented over WKH Shreveport. Carbon typescript. 1 item, 2/15/1944Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Professional writings: "Some Problems of Post-War Education," presented at faculty meeting. Typescript. 1 item, 5/10/1944Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Professional writings: "The Association of Texas Colleges." Reprint from Southern Association Quarterly. 1 item, 5/1945Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Professional writings: Commencement address, East Texas State College, Commerce. Typescript. 1 item, 8/25/1947Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Professional writings: "The Liberal Arts in Education," address presented to faculty at SFASC. Mimeograph. 1 item, 3/8/1955Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Professional writings: "What Shall I Remember?" address presented at commencement, Stephen F. Austin State College. Typescript. 1 item, 5/23/1955Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Pageants, skits: "Nacogdoches--A Pageant" and "A Pageant of Nacogdoches," a revision of his 1925 pageant; costume specifications for a trapper, and two kinds of pioneers. Carbon typescripts. 5 items, 5/1925Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Pageants, skits: "Nacogdoches: A Historical Pageant," outline of proposed pageant for Texas Centennial; letter from Ferguson to Mrs. Karle Wilson Baker. Carbon typescripts. 2 items, 9/5/1936Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Pageants, skits: "Texas Under Eight Flags," written for the San Jacinto Day Celebration. Typescript, carbon. 2 items, 4/21/1941Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Pageants, skits: "What So Proudly We Hail." Mimeograph. 1 item, 4/21/1942Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Skit: SFA's version of Romeo and Juliet, original and revised editions. Typescripts. 2 items, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Program and poster: "A Pageant of Nacogdoches: The Gate way to Texas." Printed. 2 items, 4/25/1952 - 4/27/1952Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Program: "Nacogdoches: A Pageant," April 24-25, 1953. Printed. 1 item, 4/24/1953 - 4/25/1953Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Program: "Christmas--A Pageant," choir assembly program. Typescript, mimeograph. 2 items, 12/16/1954Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Eulogy: "Dean Thomas Ewing Ferguson," presented on program honoring his retirement. Printed. 1 item, 4/29/1955Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Obituary: Thomas Ewing Ferguson. Daily Sentinel. Photocopies. 2 items, 9/25/1959 - 9/26/1959Add to your cart.


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