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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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.

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