Sylvia and Tom McGrath Collection, 1922-1985 | East Texas Research Center

By Natalie Abel

Collection Overview

Title: Sylvia and Tom McGrath Collection, 1922-1985Add to your cart.

ID: A/261

Primary Creator: McGrath, Sylvia Wallace

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: McGrath, Sylvia Wallace -- Correspondence, Photographs, Scrapbooks

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains personal letters, documents and college admissions letters Sylvia McGrath received as well as letters and documents sent to her parents and a few other members of her family. The collection also contains a large assortment of photographs and negatives, especially of Sylvia and Myra's childhood, and a scrapbook for Sandra McGrath.

Collection Historical Note

Sylvia Freeman Wallace McGrath was born on February 27, 1937 to George J. and Martha Cooper Wallace. She was born in Montpelier, Vermont but raised in East Lansing, Michigan. Sylvia's parents both taught at Michigan State University, where she received her bachelor's degree in 1959. Her father was a renowned ornithologist. In 1960 she received her M.A. from Radcliff and in 1966 her Ph.D.in history from the University of Wisconsin. Sylvia taught for thirty-eight years at Stephen F. Austin State University, was named Regents Professor in 1994, and served as chair of the Department of History. She passed away on September 1, 2006.

Sylvia married Tom McGrath, son of Mrs. C.B. McGrath, on June 11, 1966. They had two children Sandra Jean McGrath and Charles George McGrath. Tom McGrath was born on February 27, 1937 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Tom received his bachelor's degree from the University of Montana and his Ph.D. in plant pathology from the University of Wisconsin in 1966. In 1969 he joined the faculty of the School of Forestry at Stephen F. Austin State University where he taught forest pathology, fire, and dendrology until his retirement. In addition to being a forestry professor, Tom was a Missoula smoke jumper during most summers from 1957 - 1985. He died on March 6, 2008.

Subject/Index Terms

McGrath, Sylvia Wallace -- Correspondence
Photographs
Scrapbooks


Box and Folder Listing


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[Box 3],
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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letters to Brother and Sister from W.R. Cullin and Minte, 1912-1926Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Letters from Martha to Mother, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Letter to Martha Cooper from Dad (Alvin Cooper), 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Letter from Viola Burdick to Aunt Hilda and Uncle Allie, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Letter from Auntie Goodrich to Martha, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Letter from Martha Cooper to Parents discussing new radio and stations, 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Letters to Martha (Cooper) Wallace from Dad (Alvin Cooper) and Ma, 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Letter to Mrs. George (Martha) Wallace from Aunt E. Cooper, 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Letter to Mrs. George (Martha) Wallace from Mary Parsons, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 10: 3 Letters to Mrs. C.B. McGrath, 1941-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Letters Sylvia and Myra received while in Popoyán, Columbia, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Letters from Popoyán, Columbia to Sylvia, 1956-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Letters: General (Mostly to Sylvia and Myra Wallace)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Letters from Red Cedar School to Sylvia Wallace, E. Lansing, MI, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Letters from Maria Teresa to Sylvia Wallace, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Letters Sylvia received while in Europe, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Letters to Sylvia from Daddy and Mother (George and Martha Cooper Wallace), 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Letters to Sylvia and news clippings: Carl Ferrar, 1959-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Letters to Sylvia from Marcia Anderson Olson, 1959-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Letters to Sylvia from Daddy and Mother (George and Martha Cooper Wallace), 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Letters to Sylvia: General, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Letters to Sylvia from Cherry Bushman Silver, 1960-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Letters to Sylvia from Fran Horak Caterini, 1960-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Letters to Sylvia from Daddy and Mother (George and Martha Cooper Wallace), 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Letters to Sylvia Wallace from Students, 1961-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Letters to Sylvia from Daddy and Mother (George and Martha Cooper Wallace), 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Letters to Sylvia: General, 1962-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Letters to Sylvia from Gail Valopiek, 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Letters to Sylvia from Mother and Daddy (George and Martha Wallace), 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Letters to Sylvia from Mother and Daddy (George and Martha Wallace), 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Letters to Sylvia from Ward Schenk, 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Letters to Sylvia from Mother and Daddy (George and Martha Wallace), 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Letters to Sylvia from Mother and Daddy (George and Martha Wallace), 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Letters to Sylvia from Mother and Daddy (George and Martha Wallace), 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Letters to Sylvia from Mother (Martha Cooper Wallace), 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Letters, General, 1973-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Letters to George and Martha Wallace, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Letters to George and Martha Wallace, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Letters to George and Martha Wallace, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Letters to George and Martha Wallace from Carlton, 1983-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Letters to George and Martha Wallace, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Letters to George and Martha Wallace, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Letters to George and Martha Wallace, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Letters and documents to George and Martha Wallace, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Wedding invitation to Martha and George Wallace, 1933 and Cooper Wallace wedding newspaper clip, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Newspaper Wedding Announcement: Sylvia Wallace and Tom McGrath, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Letters to Sylvia Wallace from Colleges: Admissions and InformationAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Honors College (Michigan State): Sylvia's honors letters, 1955-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 49: University of Wisconsin: Sylvia's applications and assistantships (PhD), 1962-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Honor award from Michigan State College, High School, Sylvia WallaceAdd to your cart.
Folder 51: Diploma, Michigan State University, Sylvia Wallace, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Newspaper article: Hall School Closure, Falmouth, MA., 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Notebook, Our trip to Travers CityAdd to your cart.
Folder 54: Notebook, George Wallace, Study birds, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 55: "Bicknells Trush" by George J. Wallace and In memoriam: George J WallaceAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook of Greeting cards for Sandra Jean McGrathAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Samuel McGrath and Jane Denning genealogyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Juliane Susan Smith memorial, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 4: American Youth Foundation, 1953-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Peoples Church PortalAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Martha Cooper expense book beginning, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 7: George J. and Martha C. Wallace East Lansing State Bank Savings Book, 1945-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Sylvia Wallace savings and loan books, 1953-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Bank books from Columbia (Wallace Family), 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Negatives and Photos: Cooper family, 1932-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Negatives, Photos and News article: Pleasant Valley Sanctuary Lennox, MA,, 1937-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Negatives: Sylvia Wallace, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Negative and Photo: Sylvia at the Lookout, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Negatives: Wallace Grandchildren, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Negatives and Photos: Sylvia and Myra, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Negatives: Wallace family at Balance Rock, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Negatives: Sylvia and Myra Wallace playing in the snow CA, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Photos of Sylvia, Myra, and cousins at Gariot Lake, MI, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Negatives: Camp Deer Trails, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Negatives: Higgen Lake Trip, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Negatives: Trip to Niagara Falls and Uncle Alvin's farm, Thanksgiving, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Negatives: Around Home (Sylvia and Myra), 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Negatives: Man-go-ta-see (Mah-go-tah-see) Campout, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Negatives: Western Trip, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Negatives: Wedding, 1958-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Photo: Fifth Grade Class at East Falmouth School, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Newspaper clipping: Tom and Charles McGrath, 1971, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Negatives and Photos: Sylvia and Myra WallaceAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Negatives and Photos: Sylvia and Myra during ChristmasAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Negatives and Photos: SylviaAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Negatives and Photos: baby MyraAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Negatives, Photos and Newspaper Clipping: George and Martha Wallace with babyAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Negatives and Photos: babyAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Negatives and Photos: childrenAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Negatives: children during ChristmasAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Negatives and Photos: adultsAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Negatives: an elderly couple and their houseAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Photos: Carol's Wedding at ChristmasAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Photos of Dan and Diane KipkerAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Negatives and Photos: group picturesAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Photos: at the Richard farm in Washington, VTAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Negatives: Wallace family reunionAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Negatives and Photos: cars and peopleAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Negatives and Photos: houses and buildingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Negatives and Photos: landscapesAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Negatives: bridgesAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Negatives and Photos: water vacationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Negatives: Washington D.C.Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Negatives: Shadow BrookeAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: Photos: Granite Quarry, Barre, VT,, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Negatives: Mt Mansfield (camping, scenery, birds)Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Negatives: animalsAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: Negatives and Photo: miscellaneous objectsAdd to your cart.
Folder 54: Books of negatives, 1928-1946Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Photos: District Singing Convention, Douglass, TX,  July, 12, 1920
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Wedding Invitation Nellie Bertha to Dr. Charles McGrath, 1927
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Foot Traveler Badge Notebook
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Report Card: Sylvia Wallace 1949-1950
Folder 5Add to your cart.
Sylvia Wallace World History Notes
Folder 6Add to your cart.
Evangeline Notes by Sylvia Wallace 1950
Folder 7Add to your cart.
Sylvia Wallace Home Economics Notebook
Folder 8Add to your cart.
Sylvia Wallace Home Economics Notebook
Folder 9Add to your cart.
Letters to Sylvia from Mary Jane Case, Happenings at school, 1953-1955
Folder 10Add to your cart.
Letters to Sylvia Wallace from Michigan State College 1955
Folder 11Add to your cart.
Sylvia Wallace High School Transcript 1955
Folder 12Add to your cart.
East Lansing High School (MI) Commencement Program 1955
Folder 13Add to your cart.
Sylvia Wallace High School Diploma East Lansing High School 1955
Folder 14Add to your cart.
Colombian Christmas Cards, 1955
Folder 15Add to your cart.
Essays on East Lansing High School, Popayan, Colombia, 1955
Folder 16Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous Notes, Colombia 1955
Folder 17Add to your cart.
Invitations and Notices, Colombia 1955
Folder 18Add to your cart.
Correspondence to George & Martha Wallace from Sylvia, 1962-1985
Folder 19Add to your cart.
Poem by Sylvia Wallace, Christmas 1963
Folder 20Add to your cart.
Letters to Sylvia and All from Martha & George Wallace, 1975-1978
Folder 21Add to your cart.
Graduation Invitation from Stuart and Karen Lapp, 1976 and 1979
Folder 22Add to your cart.
Letters to Sylvia and All from Myra Connor and Family, 1976-1979
Folder 23Add to your cart.
Letters to Tom, Sylvia, and Family from Nellie McGrath, 1977-1979
Folder 24Add to your cart.
Letter to Tom & Sylvia from Sarah Ehrenfeld, December 1979
Folder 25Add to your cart.
Letters to Sandy McGrath from Nellie McGrath 1979
Folder 26Add to your cart.
Letters to Sylvia, Sandy, and Charles from Tom, August 14
Folder 27Add to your cart.
Letters to Sylvia and all from Martha & George Wallace, 1979-1980
Folder 28Add to your cart.
Letters: General 1979-1987
Folder 29Add to your cart.
Round Robin Letter 1980
Folder 30Add to your cart.
Letter to Sylvia, Myra, and families from George Wallace September 6, 1980
Folder 31Add to your cart.
Wedding Invitations to Tom and Sylvia, 1980
Folder 32Add to your cart.
Letter to Tom and Sylvia McGrath from Bruce, 1980
Folder 33Add to your cart.
Letter to McGrath Family, 1980
Folder 34Add to your cart.
Newspaper Article: Dr. George Wallace, Avanlanche, July 23, 1981
Folder 35Add to your cart.
Letters to Tom and Sylvia from Aunt Viola Smith, 1981-1982
Folder 36Add to your cart.
Letters to Sylvia and all from Myra Connor and Family, 1981-1983
Folder 37Add to your cart.
Letters to Tom, Sylvia, and family from Nellie McGrath, 1981-1983
Folder 38Add to your cart.
Letters to Sylvia and all from Martha & George Wallace, 1981-1985
Folder 39Add to your cart.
Letters to Sylvia from Tom, June 27 and July 21, 1982
Folder 40Add to your cart.
Letters to Sylvia from Charles McGrath, news from camp, 1982 and 1984
Folder 41Add to your cart.
Letters to Sylvia McGrath and George & Martha Wallace from Sandy, July 2, 1982
Folder 42Add to your cart.
Letters to Sylvia from Sandy McGrath, news from camp, 1984
Folder 43Add to your cart.
Letters to Sylvia from Tom, July 3, 1984
Folder 44Add to your cart.
Letters to Sylvia and all from Myra Connor and family, 1984-1985
Folder 45Add to your cart.
Letters to Sylvia and family from Nellie McGrath, 1984-1987
Folder 46Add to your cart.
Program from Westminster United Presbyterian Church, Nacogdoches, September 30, 1985
Folder 47Add to your cart.
Newspaper Article: Nacogdoches High School Homecoming, October 24, 1985
Folder 48Add to your cart.
Obituaries: Lon Marshall, Walter Graham Sparks, Minnie Ola Sparks
Folder 49Add to your cart.
Newsletter to Tom and Sylvia McGrath from Rockin’ Chair News, 1988
Folder 50Add to your cart.
Charles McGrath Progress Report
Folder 51Add to your cart.
Valentine Card to Sylvia and Tom from Sandy
Folder 52Add to your cart.
Photos: Tom McGrath childhood to adulthood
Folder 53Add to your cart.
Photos: Volkswagen Van
Folder 54Add to your cart.
Photos: General 1982-1985
Folder 55Add to your cart.
Photos: Sylvia, Tom, Sandy, and Charles McGrath 1969-1980
Folder 56Add to your cart.
Photo: Unknown Subject, Undated
Folder 57Add to your cart.
Newspaper Articles: General 1959-1985
Folder 58Add to your cart.
Drawings and projects to George & Martha Wallace from Sandy and Charles McGrath
Folder 59Add to your cart.
Colombian Newspaper Clippings 1955
Folder 60Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings
Box 4Add to your cart.
College Scrapbook (1956-1959)

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