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Texian Stomping Grounds

Description: Collection containing sketches of post-war life in East Texas, including descriptions of early recreations and games, stories about Southern food and cooking, religious anecdotes, Negro folk tales, a first-hand account of a Negro folk play about the life of Christ, and other miscellaneous folklore. The index begins on page 159.
Date: 2017
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Partner: UNT Press

Straight Texas

Description: Volume of popular folklore of Texas, including tales about the origins of various cities and towns, personal anecdotes, songs, superstitions and other miscellaneous legends. The index begins on page 341.
Date: 2017
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank
Partner: UNT Press

Oral History Interview with Royce Garrett, June 15, 2016

Description: Mr. Garrett was born just outside Marshall, Texas in the late 1940s. He went to college at Wiley College in Marshall and participated in a March after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Soon after graduating, Mr. Garrett began his career working in the Lufkin State School. During the interview, Mr. Garrett discussed his life working for the Lufkin State School which housed (voluntary and involuntary) disabled individuals in multiple capacities (40+ years), he discussed his role in trying to provide social services for the Lufkin community as well through various organizations.
Date: June 15, 2016
Creator: Howard, Jasmin; May, Meredith & Garrett, Royce
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with I.D. Henderson, June 10, 2016

Description: I.D. Henderson, Jr. was the first Black County Commissioner of Angelina County, Texas. He served in that position from the early 1980s until the early 2000s. He was very involved in Lufkin politics and helped to improve the infrastructure of the Black Lufkin community. Mr. Henderson is also a war veteran who served in Vietnam and Korea. Mr. Henderson discussed the segregation and discrimination he witnessed from his birth in the Lufkin area in the late 1920s, his time in the military and his return to Lufkin in the 1970s. Mr. Henderson discussed receiving death threats before and after he won his county commissioner office. Also Mr. Henderson discussed his involvement in many other organizations.
Date: June 6, 2016
Creator: Howard, Jasmin & Henderson, I.D.
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Gloria Toran, June 30, 2016

Description: Ms. Toran was raised in Nigton, a small community in East Texas, by her highly-educated father and step-mother, who were also educators. Ms. Toran attended segregated schools in Lufkin and then went on to become a school-teacher and counselor in Lufkin schools. She was the first black school counselor in Lufkin schools. In the interview, she discussed growing up in Nigton, the accomplishments of her father, schools in Lufkin, changes over time in the black community. Ms. Toran described the responses to integration, including demonstrations by the KKK in the 1970s.
Date: June 20, 2016
Creator: Howard, Jasmin & Toran, Gloria
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Bertha and Alfred Miranda, July 1, 2016

Description: Ms. Miranda was born in Grand Prairie but spent the majority of her childhood in the Rio Grande Valley, where she experienced segregation and poor schooling. Determined to be a teacher, she eventually obtained her degree in education and began working as a special education teacher in Lufkin, the first Mexican-American teacher at LISD. Her husband was born and raised in Diboll, where he worked for Temple Industries. In their interview, Ms. Miranda describes the discrimination she faced in the Valley, her path to becoming a teacher, and her education career. Mr. Miranda describes life in Diboll and working for Temple.
Date: July 1, 2016
Creator: Howard, Jasmin; Miranda, Bertha & Miranda, Alfred
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Lela Simmons, June 30, 2016

Description: Ms. Simmons was born and raised in Lufkin, Texas. She grew up in segregated Lufkin and graduated from Dunbar High School. She then became a nurse at Woodland Heights hospital, married, became a mother, and remained civically active. Ms. Simmons described growing up in segregated Lufkin, her experiences in elementary and high school, discrimination she experienced on the job at the hospital, black businesses in Lufkin, a sit-in at Lufkin's Dairy Queen, and her son's experience integrating at Lufkin High School.
Date: June 30, 2016
Creator: Howard, Jasmin; May, Meredith & Simmons, Lela
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with I.D. Henderson, June 13, 2016

Description: I.D. Henderson, Jr. was the first Black County Commissioner of Angelina County, Texas. He served in that position from the early 1980s until the early 2000s. He was very involved in Lufkin politics and helped to improve the infrastructure of the Black Lufkin community. Mr. Henderson is also a war veteran who served in Vietnam and Korea. Mr. Henderson discussed the segregation and discrimination he witnessed from his birth in the Lufkin area in the late 1920s, his time in the military and his return to Lufkin in the 1970s. Mr. Henderson discussed receiving death threats before and after he won his county commissioner office. Also Mr. Henderson discussed his involvement in many other organizations.
Date: June 6, 2016
Creator: Howard, Jasmin & Henderson, I.D.
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Ino Reyes, June 27, 2016

Description: Mr. Reyes was born in Mexico on his family's farm. One of 12 children, he excelled in school, pursuing an engineering degree. He then followed his family to Lufkin, where he worked for Lufkin Industries. After nearly twenty years working, he and his brother opened a Spanish-language newspaper, La Lengua. In his interview, he discusses his childhood and young adulthood in Mexico, assimilation and difficulties in Lufkin, his work career, the creation of La Lengua, and his contributions to the Mexican-American community in Lufkin through his newspaper and civic service.
Date: June 27, 2016
Creator: May, Meredith; Howard, Jasmin & Reyes, Ino
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Dallas and Carol Pierre, June 6, 2016

Description: Dr. Pierre was born in Louisiana and moved to Port Arthur at a young age. He later moved to Lufkin, because the area lacked an African-American dentist. His wife Carol Pierre, who was born and raised in San Antonio, became a teacher in the segregated school system. Dr. Pierre quickly became active, serving on the school board as integration occurred and participating in the NAACP. He continues to operate his dentistry business in Lufkin in 2016. Dr. Pierre discusses his early life in Louisiana and Port Arthur and his time in dental school. He and his wife describe the move to Lufkin, integration, work with the NAACP, and what they saw as the complacency of African Americans in Lufkin.
Date: June 6, 2016
Creator: Dulaney, W. Marvin; May, Meredith; Howard, Jasmin; Pierre, Carol & Pierre, Dallas
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Trammel's Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North

Description: Map showing "Trammel's Trace," the first road from the north (present-day Arkansas) into Texas, used around 1800. It includes notations for abandoned settlements, modern cities, and Caddo villages documented from 1800 to 1840, as well as other historic roads used at the time of Trammel's Trace.
Date: 2015
Creator: Pinkerton, Gary
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Regional Water Plan: Region I (East Texas), 2016, Volume I. Main Report

Description: Water plan for Region I (East Texas) describing water sources and suppliers in the area, usage statistics and forecasts, water needs, water management strategies for suppliers and counties, water conservation plans, drought response plans, financing of the plan, and the process of creating the plan.
Date: December 1, 2015
Creator: East Texas Regional Water Planning Group
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bald Hill Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 2013
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Huntington Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 2013
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Keltys Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 2013
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wells Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 2013
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Veach Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 2013
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Broaddus Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 2013
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department