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

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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: 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.

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