Pitts Family Collection, 1800-1989 | East Texas Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Pitts Family Collection, 1800-1989Add to your cart.

ID: A/269

Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet

Subjects: Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.), Genealogy, Nacogdoches (Tex.) -- Photograph collections, Prisoners of war -- Texas -- Nacogdoches, United States. Army -- Records and correspondence, World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons

Forms of Material: Correspondence

Languages: English, German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains documents ranging from German and U.S. newspaper clippings and newspapers to photographs of historic Nacogdoches landmarks such as the Stone Fort

Collection Historical Note

The Pitts Family Collection contains documents about German prisoner of war experience during World War II.  These documents include a P.O.W. information card, a P.O.W. journal, P.O.W. activity programs, and a P.O.W. newspaper from the P.O.W. camp in Altburgund, Poland. There are many documents pertaining to Raymond B. Parsons military service during WWII.  Parsons was a Captain in the U.S. Army and fought in the European theater.  The documents pertaining to Parsons include a Certificate of Honorable Discharge, Military Record and Report of Separation certificate, a Certificate of Completion of U.S. Infantry School and a certificate of membership to the U.S. Civil Service Retirement System.

The collection also contains letters addressed to Miss Julia Clark from Stephen F. Austin State College and R.B. Blake. These letters ask Miss. Clark to donate her grandfather’s (Charles S. Taylor) personal papers to the College.  There are also Western Union Telegrams to the Schott Family, warranty deeds pertaining to the Schott, Curl, and Taylor families, and also genealogical research on the Clark family and biographical information about Charles S. Taylor.

The last part of the collection contains a historical home preservation handbook for Nacogdoches, pictorial calendars of Nacogdoches, photo postcards of historical homes, and several photos.  The majority of the collection’s photos are not dated and several of these photos are of unidentified men, women and children. The photos that are identified include photos of Francis Schott, Anna Taylor, E. Cox and Hallie Thomas, Rosine Shindler, Itasca Blount, Jean Blount, Rosine Blount, Anna Angela Clark, Minnie and Benjamin F. Sharp, Margrett Parsons, and Amelia Taylor Clark.

Subject/Index Terms

Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Genealogy
Nacogdoches (Tex.) -- Photograph collections
Prisoners of war -- Texas -- Nacogdoches
United States. Army -- Records and correspondence
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons


Box and Folder Listing


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[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Oversized 1: Photos of Laura Hughes and A. Schott],
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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Transcript of Henry Grady’s  “The New South” Speech, 1886Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Raymond B. Parsons German P.O.W. identification cardAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: P.O.W. journal of H.J.T. VollentineAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: American P.O.W. play program for Pot Luck and In the Zone, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 5: American P.O.W. Christmas day program, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Letter welcoming troops to Camp Lucky Strike, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 7: American P.O.W. printed newspapers Dflag 64 Item, 1944-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Newspaper title heading for the German newspaper Der Angriff, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Newspaper title heading for the German newspaper Volkischer Beobachter, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Newspaper title heading for the German newspaper Ostdeutscher Beobachter, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Newspaper title heading for the German newspaper Das Reich, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Portrait drawings of Raymond B. ParsonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: French calendar, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 14: The Boston Daily Record Newspaper, Vol. 264, No. 133, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Military record and report of separation certificate of service for Raymond ParsonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Honorable discharge certificate for Raymond Benjamin ParsonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Army Certificate of Service for Raymond B. ParsonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Certificate of Completion, U.S. Army Infantry School, for Raymond B. ParsonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Certificate of Membership from U.S. Civil Service Retirement System for Raymond B. ParsonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Army Talks, Vol. 3, No. 18, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Photos of Correspondence to Billy Parsons, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Cornerstone Laying Ceremony Program, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 23: The Deltagram, Sorority Newspaper, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Newspaper Clipping on Historic Halfway House, Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Medical Department Surgeon’s BulletinAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Seahowl, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Seahowl, Vol.2, No. 9, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Cigarette Brand CardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: U.S. War Department Pamphlet, “Welcome Back Soldier,” No. 21-21Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Booklet of Travel Procedures of a Soldier (World War II), 1940-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 31: “Dear Mr. Veteran,” PamphletAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: U.S. War Department Pamphlet, (No. 20-10)Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Booklet, “A Short Study of the Mystical Numbers,” by Perry J. PetersonAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Song BookletAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Artistic Reproduction PrintsAdd to your cart.

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[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Oversized 1: Photos of Laura Hughes and A. Schott],
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