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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Photos: District Singing Convention, Douglass, TX,  July, 12, 1920
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Wedding Invitation Nellie Bertha to Dr. Charles McGrath, 1927
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Foot Traveler Badge Notebook
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Report Card: Sylvia Wallace 1949-1950
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Sylvia Wallace World History Notes
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Evangeline Notes by Sylvia Wallace 1950
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Sylvia Wallace Home Economics Notebook
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Sylvia Wallace Home Economics Notebook
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Letters to Sylvia from Mary Jane Case, Happenings at school, 1953-1955
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Letters to Sylvia Wallace from Michigan State College 1955
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Sylvia Wallace High School Transcript 1955
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East Lansing High School (MI) Commencement Program 1955
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Sylvia Wallace High School Diploma East Lansing High School 1955
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Colombian Christmas Cards, 1955
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Essays on East Lansing High School, Popayan, Colombia, 1955
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Miscellaneous Notes, Colombia 1955
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Invitations and Notices, Colombia 1955
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Correspondence to George & Martha Wallace from Sylvia, 1962-1985
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Poem by Sylvia Wallace, Christmas 1963
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Letters to Sylvia and All from Martha & George Wallace, 1975-1978
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Graduation Invitation from Stuart and Karen Lapp, 1976 and 1979
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Letters to Sylvia and All from Myra Connor and Family, 1976-1979
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Letters to Tom, Sylvia, and Family from Nellie McGrath, 1977-1979
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Letter to Tom & Sylvia from Sarah Ehrenfeld, December 1979
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Letters to Sandy McGrath from Nellie McGrath 1979
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Letters to Sylvia, Sandy, and Charles from Tom, August 14
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Letters to Sylvia and all from Martha & George Wallace, 1979-1980
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Letters: General 1979-1987
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Round Robin Letter 1980
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Letter to Sylvia, Myra, and families from George Wallace September 6, 1980
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Wedding Invitations to Tom and Sylvia, 1980
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Letter to Tom and Sylvia McGrath from Bruce, 1980
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Letter to McGrath Family, 1980
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Newspaper Article: Dr. George Wallace, Avanlanche, July 23, 1981
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Letters to Tom and Sylvia from Aunt Viola Smith, 1981-1982
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Letters to Sylvia and all from Myra Connor and Family, 1981-1983
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Letters to Tom, Sylvia, and family from Nellie McGrath, 1981-1983
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Letters to Sylvia and all from Martha & George Wallace, 1981-1985
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Letters to Sylvia from Tom, June 27 and July 21, 1982
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Letters to Sylvia from Charles McGrath, news from camp, 1982 and 1984
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Letters to Sylvia McGrath and George & Martha Wallace from Sandy, July 2, 1982
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Letters to Sylvia from Sandy McGrath, news from camp, 1984
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Letters to Sylvia from Tom, July 3, 1984
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Letters to Sylvia and all from Myra Connor and family, 1984-1985
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Letters to Sylvia and family from Nellie McGrath, 1984-1987
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Program from Westminster United Presbyterian Church, Nacogdoches, September 30, 1985
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Newspaper Article: Nacogdoches High School Homecoming, October 24, 1985
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Obituaries: Lon Marshall, Walter Graham Sparks, Minnie Ola Sparks
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Newsletter to Tom and Sylvia McGrath from Rockin’ Chair News, 1988
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Charles McGrath Progress Report
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Valentine Card to Sylvia and Tom from Sandy
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Photos: Tom McGrath childhood to adulthood
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Photos: Volkswagen Van
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Photos: General 1982-1985
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Photos: Sylvia, Tom, Sandy, and Charles McGrath 1969-1980
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Photo: Unknown Subject, Undated
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Newspaper Articles: General 1959-1985
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Drawings and projects to George & Martha Wallace from Sandy and Charles McGrath
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Colombian Newspaper Clippings 1955
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Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings

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