Baylor University, the Texas Collection

Smith-Cobb Family Collection, Inclusive: 1861-1968, Bulk: 1948-1965



Collection Summary

Creator Cobb, Irene E., Smith, Ruby Cobb, Cobb, Naomi
Title Smith-Cobb Family Collection
Dates: Inclusive: 1861-1968, Bulk: 1948-1965
Abstract The Smith-Cobb Family Collection consists of manuscripts collected over two generations of the Cobb and Smith families. These papers contain correspondence, financial papers, photographs, legal documents, literary manuscripts, and other printed materials.
Quantity: 14 document boxes and 2 oversized boxes.
Language of the Material English
Repository Baylor University, The Texas Collection

Biography/Profile

The Cobb family from the late 1800s through the mid 1950s was one of the most prominent African-American families in Waco, Texas. Various members of the family served the community as a pastor, nurse, manager, and teachers and administrators. Outside of Waco, the two most famous members of the family were Robert Lloyd Smith, Texas educator and protégé of Booker T. Washington, and Jules Bledsoe, the internationally famous African-American opera star.

Stephen Cobb, the owner of the oldest documents in the collection, was a free black residing in Waco shortly after Emancipation. He helped found the first African-American church in Waco, New Hope Baptist Church, said to be one of the first free black churches in the state of Texas. During his eight years serving as the first pastor of the new church, Stephen Cobb oversaw a large membership increase and the founding of a regular Sunday School program. He also served as temporary pastor for four months in 1885 when the pastor went on a missionary trip to Africa. After a long and active career as community leader, Stephen Cobb died around the turn of the 19th century.

Stephen Cobb married twice, first to Mary Jenkins Cobb, and then to Feriba Crain Cobb. Two family trees detailing the extended Cobb family can be found in the appendices of this finding aid. Three children were born to Stephen and Mary, and ten children to Stephen and Feriba, though only eleven of the combined thirteen children lived past childhood. Not much is known about Mary Jenkins, but Feriba Crain was a nurse before she married Stephen Cobb. Feriba Cobb died in 1935 after raising her children and helping to raise her grandson Jules Bledsoe.

The entire Cobb family was musically gifted, beyond the obvious talent of professional performer Jules Bledsoe, grandson of Stephen Cobb. It is not known if Stephen Cobb’s sons used their musical talent, but Stephen’s daughters were accomplished enough to offer music lessons to local children. In fact, Stephen’s daughter Mae Ollie Cobb Spiller was Jules Bledsoe’s only music teacher until he went to college.

The many children of Stephen, Feriba, and Mary Cobb maintained their parents’ high profile in Waco. Sisters Naomi Cobb and Ruby Cobb Smith received teaching degrees, and became teachers in the Waco school system, with Naomi teaching English and journalism at A.J. Moore High School. Ruby Cobb Smith later married the noted African-American Texas educator Robert Lloyd Smith. Once accepted into Robert Smith’s educational activities, Ruby quickly became the manager of Robert’s programs while he traveled the state raising money and giving speeches. Two other sisters, Jessie Cobb Bledsoe and Mae Ollie Cobb Spiller, also married. Jessie married Henry Bledsoe and they had a son, Jules Bledsoe, but the couple separated in 1899. Jessie went back to her family’s home in Waco and raised Jules with the help of her mother and sisters. Jules later went to college, became a singer, and toured Europe and America giving vocal performances and starring in operas.

Stephen Cobb’s many children began to pass away by the early to mid 1900s. Mae Ollie died in 1941 May, Ruby died in 1966 February, and Esau died in 1968 January. As time passed, other members of the family passed away, until by the time this collection came to The Texas Collection in 1973, there was only one surviving member of the once-numerous Cobb family.

The Smith-Cobb Family Collection came to the Texas Collection after Baylor University was contacted in 1973 about a house on North Fourth Street in Waco that was about to be demolished. This house, almost certainly the old family home at 823 North Fourth Street, was discovered to still contain many of the family’s old printed and handwritten notes, photographs, and sheet music. The collection, a mixture of Smith-Cobb, Bledsoe, and Farmer’s Improvement Society materials, was separated into three collections and then given to the Texas Collection by Mildred Rhambo.


Scope and Content

The Smith-Cobb Family Collection was acquired by gift in one transaction from donor Mrs. Mildred J. Rhambo in 1973 February. At the time of donation the collection was contained in twenty-six boxes. The collection begins in 1861 with a prayer book that probably belonged to Stephen Cobb. The bulk of the collection is between 1948-1965, with the majority of the documents from Naomi Cobb and Ruby Smith Cobb. Documents include personal correspondence, financial papers, diverse literary productions, and large number of photographs present in this collection. The Literary Productions and Financial Documents series are the largest series in the collection.


Arrangement

The Smith-Cobb Family Collection was almost completely unorganized before the current finding aid and processing were undertaken. The only series with any kind of discernible order was the photographic materials series, and even that was not at an acceptable level of organization.
Currently the Smith-Cobb Family Collection is arranged in six series: I. Correspondence, II. Financial Documents, III. Legal Documents, IV. Literary Productions, V. Photographic Materials, and VI. Oversized Materials.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

All requests for copying of materials must be submitted to The Texas Collection in writing. Please use the Request Form for Copying Materials sheet. Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator (s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Physical Description

General condition: Average.


Index Terms

African American Baptists -- Texas -- Waco.
African American churches -- Texas -- Waco.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Texas.
African Americans -- Education (Higher).
African Americans -- Texas-- History
African-Americans -- Texas -- McLennan County.
Clergy -- Texas-- Waco.
Moore High School (Waco, Tex.)
New Hope Baptist Church (Waco, Tex.).
Smith, Robert Lloyd, 1861-1942.

Related Resources

Items in related collections

Frances Cobb Todd Papers, Inclusive: 1899-1990, undated, Bulk:1960-1990
Irene Cobb Papers, Inclusive: 1886-1991, Bulk: 1960-1989
[Waco] New Hope Baptist Church Records, Inclusive: 1875-1988, Bulk: 1922-1985
Jules Bledsoe papers, Inclusive: 1918-1943, Bulk: 1940-1943
Farmers Improvement Society Records, Inclusive 1892-1943, Bulk 1930-1942

Related references

Carroll, Robert. “Robert Lloyd Smith and the Farmers’ Improvement Society of Texas.” M.A. thesis, Baylor University, 1974.
Rice, Lawrence D. “Smith, Robert Lloyd.” Handbook of Texas Online. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fsm37. Accessed 2011 June 9.
Geary, Lynnette. “Jules Bledsoe: The Original ‘Ol’ Man River.’” The Black Perspective in Music 17 (1989): 27-54.
Reid, Debra. “Rural African Americans and Progressive Reform.” Agricultural History 74, 2 (2000 Spring): 322-339.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Smith-Cobb Family Collection, Accession #2755, Box #, Folder #, The Texas Collection, Baylor University.

Acquisition Information

Accession No. 2755. Acquired 1973-02-00

Processing Information

Described by Paul T. Fisher. Released on 2013-06-17.

Archivist's Notes: This collection is closely related to the Farmer’s Improvement Society of Texas Collection and the Jules Bledsoe Collection. As told in Robert Carroll’s “Robert Lloyd Smith” thesis, all of the manuscripts that made up those two collections plus the Smith-Cobb Family Collection were gathered from a house in Waco that was about to be demolished. This house was almost certainly the old Cobb family house at 823 North Fourth Street. The resulting twenty-six boxes of materials were donated to the Texas Collection, and were separated into the three collections that exist today.

The naming nomenclature for every personal file of (last name) first name, such as (Smith) Ruby, was retained for this finding aid since it already existed when this collection was processed.

An extensive list of photographs within the collection is available in the control file for this collection. This list gives names and locations for the photographs, but the locations given are no longer accurate.

Within the photographs series, “individual” means one person, and “groups” means more than one person.

The contents of box 30, the oversized materials container, are listed in order from top to bottom. Item 33, Oversize: Wooden Stamp, is box 30, but not stacked like the other box contents.

Some family relationships not specified in Appendix B should be mentioned. Jacob and Esau Cobb, sons of Stephen and Feriba Cobb, were twins, born 1886 September 22. Esau Cobb married Viola Norris, and Mae Ollie Cobb married twice, first to William Holloway, and then to Dr. O.C.H. Spiller. All the people in Appendix B were born in Waco, Texas.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Correspondence 1907-1968, undated

Administrative Information
Physical Description
General condition: Average.
Biography/Profile
Correspondence from various members of the Cobb family. Large amounts of correspondence to Naomi Cobb in the middle of the series and from Alvin Cobb late in the series. A few letters are present early in the series from Jules Bledsoe.
Acquisition Information
Accession No. 2755. Acquired 1973-02-00
box folder
1 1 Correspondence 1907-1925
2 Correspondence 1930-1931
3 Correspondence 1932-1933
4 Correspondence 1934-1937
5 Correspondence 1938-1939
6 Correspondence 1940
7 Correspondence 1941 January-March
8 Correspondence 1941 June-September
9 Correspondence 1941 November-December
10 Correspondence 1942 January-April
11 Correspondence 1942 May-June
12 Correspondence 1942 July-September
13 Correspondence 1943
14 Correspondence 1944
15 Correspondence 1945
16 Correspondence 1946
17 Correspondence 1947
18 Correspondence 1948
19 Correspondence 1949
20 Correspondence 1950
21 Correspondence 1952-1953
22 Correspondence 1954
23 Correspondence 1955 January-September 27
24 Correspondence 1955 September 28-29
25 Correspondence: 1955 September 30-1956
26 Correspondence 1957 January-March
27 Correspondence 1957 April-December
28 Correspondence 1958
29 Correspondence 1959 January-March
30 Correspondence 1959 April-June
31 Correspondence 1959 August
32 Correspondence 1959 September-December
33 Correspondence 1960 January-May
box folder
2 1 Correspondence 1960 June-December
2 Correspondence 1961
3 Correspondence 1962
4 Correspondence 1963
5 Correspondence 1964 January-May
6 Correspondence 1964 June-August
7 Correspondence 1964 September-December
8 Correspondence 1965 March-September
9 Correspondence 1965 October-December
10 Correspondence 1966 February-June
11 Correspondence 1966 July-October
12 Correspondence 1967 January-April
13 Correspondence 1967 May
14 Correspondence 1967 June-August
15 Correspondence 1967 September-December
16 Correspondence 1968
17 Correspondence: (1 of 4) undated
18 Correspondence: (2 of 4) undated
19 Correspondence: (3 of 4) undated
20 Correspondence: (4 of 4) undated
21 Blank Postcards undated
22 Condolences to Ruby Cobb Smith 1942 July 12-25
23 Condolences to Ruby Cobb Smith 1942 August, undated
24 Telegrams: Condolences to Ruby Cobb Smith: (1 of 2) 1942 July
25 Telegrams: Condolences to Ruby Cobb Smith: (2 of 2) 1942 July



Financial Documents 1907-1968, undated

Administrative Information
Physical Description
General condition: Average.
Biography/Profile
Series includes tax documents, various bills, receipts, and statements from members of the Smith and Cobb families.
Acquisition Information
Accession No. 2755. Acquired 1973-02-00
box folder
2 26 General 1938-1949, undated
27 Cobb (Feriba): Tax Documents 1915-1926
28 Cobb (Feriba): Tax Documents 1927-1937
29 Cobb (Feriba): Tax Documents undated
box folder
3 1 Cobb (Feriba): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1907-1960
2 Cobb (Feriba) Bills, Receipts, Statements 1961-1967
3 Cobb (Esau): Tax Documents undated
4 Cobb (Esau): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1956-1962
5 Cobb (Esau): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1963-1967
6 Cobb (Esau): Tax Documents 1929-1943
7 Spiller (M.O.): Tax Documents 1908-1959
8 Spiller (M.O.): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1923
9 Cobb (Alvin): Bills, Receipts, Financial Statements 1945-1961, undated
10 Cobb (Alvin): Bills, Receipts, Financial Statements 1963
11 Cobb (Alvin): Bills, Receipts, Financial Statements 1964
12 Cobb (Naomi): Tax Documents: Income Tax 1945-1957
13 Cobb (Naomi): Tax Documents: Income Tax 1958-1961
14 Cobb (Naomi): Tax Documents: Property Tax 1962-1966
15 Cobb (Naomi): Tax Documents: Income Tax 1918-1926
16 Cobb (Naomi): Tax Documents: Property Tax 1927-1940
17 Cobb (Naomi): Tax Documents: Property Tax 1941-1949
18 Cobb (Naomi): Tax Documents: Property Tax 1950-1962
19 Cobb (Naomi): Tax Documents: Income Tax undated
20 Cobb (Naomi): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1913-1930
21 Cobb (Naomi): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1931-1938
22 Cobb (Naomi): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1941-1954
23 Cobb (Naomi): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1955-1957
box folder
4 1 Cobb (Naomi): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1958-1959
2 Cobb (Naomi): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1960
3 Cobb (Naomi): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1961-1962
4 Cobb (Naomi): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1963-1964
5 Cobb (Naomi): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1965-1966
6 Cobb (Naomi): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1967-1968
7 Cobb (Naomi): Bills, Receipts, Statements: Folder 1 of 2 undated
8 Cobb (Naomi): Bills, Receipts, Statements: Folder 2 of 2 undated
9 Smith (Robert and Ruby): Tax Documents 1907-1931
10 Smith (Robert and Ruby): Tax Documents 1933-1939
11 Smith (Robert and Ruby): Tax Documents 1940-1945
12 Smith (Robert and Ruby): Tax Documents 1946-1950
13 Smith (Ruby): Tax Documents 1951-1953
14 Smith (Ruby): Tax Documents 1954-1961
15 Smith (Ruby): Tax Documents 1962-1967
16 Smith (Ruby): Tax Documents: Income Tax 1951-1953
17 Smith (Ruby): Tax Documents: Income Tax 1954
18 Smith (Ruby): Tax Documents: Income Tax 1957-1958
19 Smith (Ruby): Tax Documents: Income Tax 1959
20 Smith (Ruby): Tax Documents: Income Tax 1960-1963
21 Smith (Ruby): Banking Documents 1914-1956
22 Smith (Ruby): Banking Documents 1957-1967
23 Smith (Ruby): Banking Documents: Account Books 1932-1953
24 Smith (Ruby): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1924-1938
25 Smith (Ruby): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1939-1942
26 Smith (Ruby): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1942-1948
27 Smith (Ruby): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1949-1956
28 Smith (Ruby): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1957
box folder
5 1 Smith (Ruby): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1958-1959
2 Smith (Ruby): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1960
3 Smith (Ruby): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1961
4 Smith (Ruby): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1962
5 Smith (Ruby): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1963-1964
6 Smith (Ruby): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1965
7 Smith (Ruby): Bills, Receipts, Statements 1966-1967
8 Smith (Ruby): Bills, Receipts, Statements undated
9 Smith (Ruby): Ledger: Folder 1 of 2 1953-1960
10 Smith (Ruby): Ledger: Folder 2 of 2 1961-1967
11 Ferbia Realty Company: Bank Statements 1944-1947
12 Ferbia Realty Company: Bank Statements 1948-1952
13 Ferbia Realty Company: Bank Statements 1953-1954
box folder
30 OVZ 1 General 1917, undated



Legal Documents 1891-1968, undated

Administrative Information
Physical Description
General condition: Average.
Biography/Profile
Insurance papers and documents pertaining to land ownership make up most of this series. A legal case involving Esau Cobb is also present.
Acquisition Information
Accession No. 2755. Acquired 1973-02-00
box folder
5 14 Cobb (Naomi): Insurance 1921-1927
15 Cobb (Naomi): Insurance 1928-1946
16 Cobb (Naomi): Insurance 1951-1959
17 Cobb (Naomi): Insurance 1963-1966
18 Cobb (Naomi): Insurance 1963-1966
19 Cobb (Naomi): Insurance 1967-1968
20 Cobb (Ferbia): Insurance 1912-1961
21 Cobb (Alvin): Insurance 1941
22 Crips (Hattie): Insurance 1920-1929
23 Cobb (Esau): Insurance 1939-1968
24 Smith (Ruby): Insurance 1907-1939
25 Smith (Ruby): Insurance 1940-1947
box folder
6 1 Smith (Ruby): Insurance 1950-1954
2 Smith (Ruby): Insurance 1955-1956
3 Smith (Ruby): Insurance 1957-1959
4 Smith (Ruby): Insurance 1960
5 Smith (Ruby): Insurance 1961
6 Smith (Ruby): Insurance 1963-1965
7 Smith (Ruby): Insurance 1966, undated
8 General: Folder 1 of 4 1905-1930
9 General: Folder 2 of 4 1916-1937
10 General: Folder 3 of 4 1941-1948
11 General: Folder 4 of 4 1951, 1967, undated
12 Deeds of Trust 1912-1926
13 Wills 1931-1961
14 Court Case: Berneice Holley v. Esau Cobb 1961
15 Releases 1891-1926
16 Vendor’s Liens 1913-1920
17 Abstracts of Title: Folder 1 of 3 1895-1906
18 Abstracts of Title: Folder 2 of 3 1912
19 Abstracts of Title: Folder 3 of 3 1922
20 Deeds: Folder 1 of 4 1891-1898
21 Deeds: Folder 2 of 4 1900-1906
22 Deeds: Folder 3 of 4 1907-1923
23 Deeds: Folder 4 of 4 1943-1968
box folder
30 OVZ 2 Deed 1882



Literary Productions 1861-1967, undated

Administrative Information
Physical Description
General condition: Average.
Biography/Profile
The large literary series includes teaching manuscripts, general files for many family members, and some materials on New Hope Baptist Church and the Farmer’s Improvement School.
Acquisition Information
Accession No. 2755. Acquired 1973-02-00
box folder
6 24 General 1915-1966
box folder
7 1 General: (1 of 7) undated
2 General: (2 of 7) undated
3 General: (3 of 7) undated
4 General: (4 of 7) undated
5 General: (5 of 7) undated
6 General: (6 of 7) undated
7 General: (7 of 7) undated
8 General: Minute Book undated
9 Scrapbook 1 undated
10 Scrapbook 2 undated
11 Scrapbook 3 undated
12 Scrapbook 4 undated
13 Cobb (Jacob): Drama Manuscripts undated
14 Cobb (Naomi): Essays: Folder 1 of 3 undated
15 Cobb (Naomi): Essays: Folder 2 of 3 undated
box folder
8 1 Cobb (Naomi): Essays: Folder 3 of 3 undated
2 Cobb (Naomi): Teaching Notes: Folder 1 of 3 1948-1950
3 Cobb (Naomi): Teaching Notes: Folder 2 of 3 1948, undated
4 Cobb (Naomi): Teaching Notes: Folder 3 of 3 undated
5 Cobb (Naomi): Reports undated
6 Cobb (Naomi): Notes 1941, undated
7 Cobb (Naomi): Education 1940-1953
8 Cobb (Naomi): Teaching Manuscripts undated
9 Cobb (Naomi): Certificates and Awards 1948-1962, undated
10 Smith (Robert): Manuscripts: School Book undated
11 Smith (Robert): Printed Materials: Folder 1 of 2 undated
12 Smith (Robert): Printed Materials: Folder 2 of 2 undated
13 Smith (Robert): Notes: Folder 1 of 3 undated
14 Smith (Robert): Notes: Folder 2 of 3 undated
15 Smith (Robert): Notes: Folder 3 of 3 undated
16 Smith (Ruby): General undated
17 Smith (Ruby): Education 1937-1947, undated
18 Smith (Ruby): Essays undated
19 Smith (Ruby): Report undated
20 Hickory Grove Improvement Society: Articles of Incorporation undated
21 New Hope Baptist Church: Lounge Reports: Folder 1 of 2 undated
22 New Hope Baptist Church: Lounge Reports: Folder 2 of 2 undated
23 New Hope Baptist Church: Notes: Folder 1 of 5 undated
24 New Hope Baptist Church: Notes: Folder 2 of 5 undated
box folder
9 1 New Hope Baptist Church: Notes: Folder 3 of 5 1935, undated
2 New Hope Baptist Church: Notes: Folder 4 of 5 undated
3 New Hope Baptist Church: Notes: Folder 5 of 5 undated
4 New Hope Baptist Church: Printed Materials 1861-1959, undated
5 New Hope Baptist Church: Membership Directory 1966
6 New Hope Baptist Church: Programs 1938-1967, undated
7 New Hope Baptist Church: Essays: Organization History undated
8 Moore High School: Programs 1940-1952
9 Moore High School: Programs 1953-1967
10 Moore High School: Clippings and Printed Materials 1954-1960, undated
11 Moore High School: Notes 1953, undated
12 Farmer’s Improvement School: Reports undated
13 Farmer’s Improvement School: Clippings 1940, undated
14 Farmer’s Improvement School: Notes 1907-1909, undated
15 Civil Rights Issues: Notes: Folder 1 of 7 undated
16 Civil Rights Issues: Notes: Folder 2 of 7 undated
17 Civil Rights Issues: Notes: Folder 3 of 7 undated
18 Civil Rights Issues: Notes: Folder 4 of 7 undated
19 Civil Rights Issues: Notes: Folder 5 of 7 undated
20 Civil Rights Issues: Notes: Folder 6 of 7 undated
21 Civil Rights Issues: Notes: Folder 7 of 7 undated
22 Curriculum Plans: Folder 1 of 7 1962, undated
23 Curriculum Plans: Folder 2 of 7 1947, undated
24 Curriculum Plans: Folder 3 of 7 1947, undated
25 Curriculum Plans: Folder 4 of 7 1947, undated
box folder
10 1 Curriculum Plans: Folder 5 of 7 1949
2 Curriculum Plans: Folder 6 of 7 1939-1952, undated
3 Curriculum Plans: Folder 7 of 7 undated
4 Teaching Manuscripts: Folder 1 of 5 1934-1952, undated
5 Literary: Teaching Manuscripts: Folder 2 of 5 1937-1954
6 Teaching Manuscripts: Folder 3 of 5 1948, undated
7 Teaching Manuscripts: Folder 4 of 5 1944-1953
8 Teaching Manuscripts: Folder 5 of 5 1957, undated
9 Teaching Manuscripts: Test Book undated
10 Teaching: Notes: Folder 1 of 8 undated
11 Teaching: Notes: Folder 2 of 8 undated
12 Teaching: Notes: Folder 3 of 8 undated
13 Teaching: Notes: Folder 4 of 8 undated
14 Teaching: Notes: Folder 5 of 8 1951-1957, undated
15 Teaching: Notes: Folder 6 of 8 undated
16 Teaching: Notes: Folder 7 of 8 undated
17 Teaching: Notes: Folder 8 of 8 1944, undated
18 Clippings 1899-1955, undated
19 Biographical: Folder 1 of 2 undated
20 Biographical: Folder 2 of 2 undated
box folder
30 OVZ 8 Diplomas 1902-1921
box folder
10 21 Scrapbook: Notebook: Folder 1 of 2 undated
22 Scrapbook: Notebook: Folder 2 of 2 undated
23 Scrapbook: Binder undated
24 Teaching Manuscripts: Grade Book undated
25 Teaching Manuscripts: Notebook 1947
box folder
11 1 Address Lists undated
2 Address Book undated
box folder
30 OVZ 3 General 1911, 1963, undated
4 The Helping Hand 1918-1935
5 Certificates 1911, 1954, undated
6 Texas Interracial Review 1940
box folder
14 8 Literary: General: Printed Materials 1940-1941, undated
9 General: Printed Materials 1944-1957
10 General: Programs 1916-1926
11 General: Programs 1936-1948
12 General: Programs 1951-1961
13 General: Programs 1963-1967 undated
14 Poems undated
15 Memory Book undated
16 Funeral Programs 1941-1968
17 Telephone Book undated
18 Name Lists 1966-1967, undated
19 Medical: General 1965, undated
20 Medical: Notebooks 1960 August
21 Medical: Notebooks 1960 September 1-11
22 Medical: Notebooks 1960 September 16-30
23 Medical: Notebooks October 1960
24 Medical: Notebooks November 1960
25 Medical: Notebooks December 1960



Photographic Materials undated

Administrative Information
Physical Description
General condition: Average.
Biography/Profile
Series includes photographs of Cobb and Smith families and many unidentified pictures. There are four folders of Farmer’s Improvement School pictures present as well
Acquisition Information
Accession No. 2755. Acquired 1973-02-00
box folder
11 3 Smith (Robert) undated
4 Cobb (Naomi): Portraits: Folder 1 of 3 undated
5 Cobb (Naomi): Portraits: Folder 2 of 3 undated
6 Cobb (Naomi): Portraits: Folder 3 of 3 undated
7 Cobb (Naomi): With Group: Folder 1 of 5 undated
8 Cobb (Naomi): With Group: Folder 2 of 5 undated
9 Cobb (Naomi): With Group: Folder 3 of 5 undated
10 Cobb (Naomi): With Group: Folder 4 of 5 undated
11 Cobb (Naomi): With Group: Folder 5 of 5 undated
12 Smith (Ruby): Portraits undated
13 Smith (Ruby): With Group: Folder 1 of 2 undated
14 Smith (Ruby): With Group: Folder 2 of 2 undated
15 Identified Photographs: Individuals: Cobb Family undated
16 Identified Photographs: Individuals: Folder 1 of 4 undated
17 Identified Photographs: Individuals: Folder 2 of 4 undated
18 Identified Photographs: Individuals: Folder 3 of 4 undated
19 Identified Photographs: Individuals: Folder 4 of 4 undated
20 Identified Photographs: Groups: Folder 1 of 2 undated
21 Identified Photographs: Groups: Folder 2 of 2 undated
22 Unidentified Photographs: Individuals: Folder 1 of 12 undated
23 Unidentified Photographs: Individuals: Folder 2 of 12 undated
24 Unidentified Photographs: Individuals: Folder 3 of 12 undated
box folder
12 1 Unidentified Photographs: Individuals: Folder 4 of 12 undated
2 Unidentified Photographs: Individuals: Folder 5 of 12 undated
3 Unidentified Photographs: Individuals: Folder 6 of 12 undated
4 Unidentified Photographs: Individuals: Folder 7 of 12 undated
5 Unidentified Photographs: Individuals: Folder 8 of 12 undated
6 Unidentified Photographs: Individuals: Folder 9 of 12 undated
7 Unidentified Photographs: Individuals: Folder 10 of 12 undated
8 Unidentified Photographs: Individuals: Folder 11 of 12 undated
9 Unidentified Photographs: Individuals: Folder 12 of 12 undated
10 Unidentified Photographs: Individuals: Tintypes undated
11 Unidentified Photographs: Individuals: Glass undated
12 Unidentified Photographs: Groups: Folder 1 of 15 undated
13 Unidentified Photographs: Groups: Folder 2 of 15 undated
14 Unidentified Photographs: Groups: Folder 3 of 15 undated
15 Unidentified Photographs: Groups: Folder 4 of 15 undated
16 Unidentified Photographs: Groups: Folder 5 of 15 undated
17 Unidentified Photographs: Groups: Folder 6 of 15 undated
18 Unidentified Photographs: Groups: Folder 7 of 15 undated
19 Unidentified Photographs: Groups: Folder 8 of 15 undated
20 Unidentified Photographs: Groups: Folder 9 of 15 undated
21 Unidentified Photographs: Groups: Folder 10 of 15 undated
box folder
13 1 Unidentified Photographs: Groups: Folder 11 of 15 undated
2 Unidentified Photographs: Groups: Folder 12 of 15 undated
3 Unidentified Photographs: Groups: Folder 13 of 15 undated
4 Unidentified Photographs: Groups: Folder 14 of 15 undated
5 Unidentified Photographs: Groups: Folder 15 of 15 undated
6 Farmer’s Improvement School: Folder 1 of 2 undated
7 Farmer’s Improvement School: Folder 2 of 2 undated
8 Farmer’s Improvement School: Buildings: Folder 1 of 2 undated
9 Farmer’s Improvement School: Buildings: Folder 2 of 2 undated
10 Identified Photographs: Buildings and Landscapes: Folder 1 of 3 undated
11 Identified Photographs: Buildings and Landscapes: Folder 2 of 3 undated
12 Identified Photographs: Buildings and Landscapes: Folder 3 of 3 undated
13 Unidentified Photographs: Buildings and Landscapes: Folder 1 of 6 undated
14 Unidentified Photographs: Buildings and Landscapes: Folder 2 of 6 undated
15 Unidentified Photographs: Buildings and Landscapes: Folder 3 of 6 undated
16 Photographic: Unidentified Photographs: Buildings and Landscapes: Folder 4 of 6 undated
17 Unidentified Photographs: Buildings and Landscapes: Folder 5 of 6 undated
18 Unidentified Photographs: Buildings and Landscapes: Folder 6 of 6 undated
19 Negatives: Folder 1 of 7 undated
20 Negatives: Folder 2 of 7 undated
box folder
14 1 Negatives: Folder 3 of 7 undated
2 Negatives: Folder 4 of 7 undated
3 Negatives: Folder 5 of 7 undated
4 Negatives: Folder 6 of 7 undated
5 Negatives: Folder 7 of 7 undated
6 Folder 1 of 2 undated
7 Scrapbook: Folder 2 of 2 undated
box folder
30 OVZ 7 Family undated
box folder
15 OVZ 1 Farmers Improvement Society School (1 of 2) undated
2 Farmers Improvement Society School (2 of 2) undated
3 Farmers Improvement Society Bank undated
4 Farmers Improvement Society undated
5 R.L. Smith House, Waco undated
6 Union Terminal Station 1916
7 Irene Cobb House undated
8 Portraits, General
9 Unidentified Photographs (1 of 4) undated
10 Unidentified Photographs (2 of 4) undated
11 Unidentified Photographs (3 of 4) undated
12 Unidentified Photographs (4 of 4) undated
13 Naomi Cobb Portrait undated
14 A.J. Moore High School undated
15 R.C. Smith House undated



Oversize Materials undated

Administrative Information
Physical Description
General condition: Average.
Biography/Profile
This series contains a wooden picture stamp with a picture of an African-American female on it.
Acquisition Information
Accession No. 2755. Acquired 1973-02-00
box folder
30 OVZ 47 Wooden Stamp undated