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Jack Stoltz Papers:

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Stoltz, Jack, 1916-1996.
Title: Jack Stoltz Papers
Dates: 1970-1991
Abstract: Jack Stoltz was a historian and writer whose research and publications focused mainly on the city of Terrell and other communities in and near present-day Kaufman County, Texas. Papers contain manuscripts, articles, essays, transcriptions of early documents, research materials, and printed materials. Included are his published manuscripts and two unpublished book-length manuscripts, Some Familiar and Forgotten Places of Kaufman County, Texas, and Kaufman County, Texas: Fifty Years on the East Fork Prairie, 1840-1920. Accompanying the major manuscripts are census and agricultural data, first person accounts of pioneers' experiences, transcribed texts from microfilmed newspaper articles, letters, and other sources; also research correspondence, maps, commemorative publications, ephemera, and notes related to Terrell and Kaufman County. Notes concerning Kaufman County trace back to 1832. Actual photocopied documents, articles, clippings, speeches, and other materials date from 1848.
Identification: AR344
Extent: 6 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Biographical Note

Jack Stoltz was born 10 May 1916, in a tar-paper shack on a homestead in Prowers County, Colorado, and raised in El Dorado, Kansas. His early interest in historical research and writing earned him two excellence awards from the Daughters of the American Revolution during his high school years. After earning a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1939, Stoltz began his career with the Boy Scouts of America as a district executive. World War II service with the U.S. Army Air Corps in England interrupted his career briefly. Between 1945 and 1976, he oversaw district and regional Scouting organizations from Santa Fe and Roswell, New Mexico to Beaumont, Galveston, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and beginning in 1969, Terrell, Texas. In Terrell, Stoltz quickly became involved with preparations for a local centennial observance. He chaired the planning committee, contributed research-based articles to the newspaper's commemorative edition, and completed his manuscript, "The Long Growing Season," in time for publication to coincide with the celebration.

Stoltz dedicated his 1973 book to "those pioneers of yesteryear who had the vision and vigor to build a town. May our later generation bring a portion of that vitality into the new century about to open." The story of Terrell, he suggested in the introduction, "can be considered a story for all of Texas, for in it are recorded so many of the typical experiences that welded many struggling Texas villages into well-ordered towns."

For Stoltz as lay historian, a long growing season yielded enough Texas cotton and colorful lore for the weaving of three prose tapestries and many essays and articles. He began chronicling the settlement and development of Terrell and other communities in and near present-day Kaufman County in the early 1970s. En route to completion of his book manuscripts and shorter works, he amassed a collection of source materials, both primary (copies and transcriptions) and secondary, and preserved his research correspondence.

After a stroke curtailed his activities in the early 1990s, Stoltz decided to transfer his research materials and manuscripts to an archives. "I wanted a permanent home for the collection," he said in 1992, "a place where it would be protected and remain permanently available for students for years to come." A ten-year working acquaintance with Special Collections Division Director Dr. Gerald Saxon, and familiarity with the facility's holdings on the North Texas area, led Stoltz to donate all of his original writings and supporting documentation to the University of Texas at Arlington, as well as 31 books of Texana.

Sources:

Jack Stoltz, Terrell, Texas: From Open Country to Modern City (San Antonio, Texas: Naylor Company, 1973): Gerald Saxon, Ph.D., Accession Record, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries, Special Collections, 9 January 1992

Jack Stoltz to preparer, telephone interview, 20 July 1992.


Scope and Contents

Papers contain manuscripts, articles, essays, transcriptions of early documents, research materials, and printed materials. Included are his published manuscripts and two unpublished book length manuscripts, Some Familiar and Forgotten Places of Kaufman County, Texas, and Kaufman County, Texas: Fifty Years on the East Fork Prairie, 1840-1920. Accompanying the major manuscripts are census and agricultural data; first person accounts of pioneers' experiences; transcribed texts from microfilmed newspaper articles, letters, and other sources; research correspondence; maps; commemorative publications and other ephemera; and notes related to Terrell, Texas, and Kaufman County. Notes concerning Kaufman County trace back to 1832. Photocopied documents, articles, clippings, speeches, and other materials date from 1848.


Organization

Papers are arranged in two series:
Series I. Manuscripts and Research (68 folders)
Series II. Data Recorded on Note Cards (3 boxes)

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Stoltz, Jack, 1916---Archives.
Places
Terrell (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Kaufman County (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

Separated Material

31 Texana volumes were transferred to the division's book collection.


Administrative Information

Provenance

The Jack Stoltz Papers, created by Stoltz between 1969 and 1991, was presented and accepted as a gift to the Special Collections of the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries in January 1992. Previously it had been housed at Stoltz' Terrell residence as a working collection.

Citation

Jack Stoltz Papers, AR344, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, 1992.


Administrative Information

Grant Support

The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections "Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records" project, 2014-2015.


Note to the Researcher

Although not identified, portions of Jack Stoltz' manuscript, "The Long Growing Season," appear to have been apportioned to their respective subject files.

The folders on Texas Gov. Oscar Branch Colquitt, Col. E.H.R. Green, and artist Frank Reaugh are rich in content and connections to other well-known figures of their times. Within the "Long Growing Season" notes folder are biographical materials on W.H. Burnett, a leader in public education for Terrell and Kaufman County African-American children; business, church and lodge history; notes on military, educational, and mental institutions; and a range of other data and lore. These notes could, logically, have been organized into separate subject files, but a respect for provenance and the fact that Stoltz' drafts for his book may have been dispersed throughout the files seemed to indicate that keeping his notes together was the correct choice.

Interesting cross-referencing possibilities await within Stoltz' compilations of material on the Porter Demonstration Farm and E.H.R. Green's documented interest in experimental agriculture and floriculture.


Container List

Series I. Manuscripts and Research (68 folders)

Box Folder
1 1 Ables Springs, Texas - Kaufman County
Application for historical marker, TM, undated; newspaper articles, 1975, 1983, 1985; "In Memoriam," TM, undated
2 African-Americans - Terrell, Texas
Transcribed article from 20 October 1899 issue of Terrell Times-Star, apparently a review of a blackface minstrel show performed by whites. Contains derogatory humor. TM, undated, marked "Do not use." See also folders "Churches,""E.H.R. Green,""The Long Growing Season - notes for,""Schools - Kaufman County," and "Schools - Terrell, Texas," for information on individuals and institutions within the local African-American community.
3 American National Bank - Terrell, Texas
Typescripts of Stoltz' history of the bank; commemorative booklets and brochures; statements of condition for three local financial institutions for 1975; minutes of stockholders' meetings for 1927, 1930, 1931; resolution of 1935; notes on American National and other banks; photocopied articles from The Texas Bankers Record, 1926, and A Banking History of Texas, 1930; transcribed copies of newspaper articles; correspondence concerning the bank's 1975 centennial.
4 Biographies - Kaufman County, Texas
Multiple biographies in 63-page typescript, indexed; "Dr. Abraham Jefferson Still," TM, transcribed from 1916 newspaper article; "Judge Green J. Clark's Death," TM; other biographical sketches and references within TMs on local literary society and public schools.
5 Block Boundaries - Terrell, Texas
John L. Terrell to Mrs. E.T. Guice, Terrell, Texas, 14 February 1911, TM [transcribed from Terrell Transcript].
6 Brin Opera House - Brin Family - Terrell, Texas
"History of the Brin Opera House, Terrell, Texas," TM, undated; "Harris Brin," transcribed from 26 January 1916 newspaper article, TM, undated Contains biographical information on two of Terrell's early Jewish settlers.
7 Matthew Cartwright - [Terrell, Texas?]
"The Best Way to Cure Pork." transcribed from a newspaper clipping in Cartwright's personal scrapbook, TM, undated Cartwright not identified in file.
8 Cedar Grove, Texas - Kaufman County
Transcribed article from 26 February 1885 Kaufman Sun, TM, undated
9 Cemetery Records - Kaufman County, Texas
Map and key: TMs on county cemeteries, arranged alphabetically.
10 Census - 1850 - Errors - Henderson, Kaufman and Van Zandt Counties, Texas
Jack Stoltz. "Some Discrepancies in the 1850 U.S. Census in Henderson, Kaufman, and Van Zandt Counties, Texas," TM, undated, published in Kaufman County Genealogical Society, KCGS Konnections, Vol. X, No. 1; TMs, including a response to Stoltz' essay; map; Justin M. Sanders, "Early Boundaries of Kaufman, Henderson, and Van Zandt Counties and the 1850 Census," in KCGS Konnections, Vol. X, No. 2; indices; charts; checklists; Archives and Records Division, General Land Office of Texas. "Republic and State Land Grants Key to Land Grant Index," TM.
11 Census - 1860 - Kaufman County, Texas
"1860 U.S. Census, Kaufman County, Texas," TM, undated Organized by community.
12 Census - 1870 - Kaufman County, Texas
TM, undated
13 Census - 1880 - Kaufman County, Texas
TM, undated
14 Centennial Memorabilia - Terrell, Texas, 1873-1973
Miscellany from scrapbook; brochure; book covers; souvenir program; tickets to events; certificates; "Terrell Centennial Cavalcade," TM; parade map; list of participants; Stoltz' correspondence as Centennial Steering Committee Chair, 1971.
15 Centennial Scrapbook - Terrell, Texas
Clippings, mounted, from Terrell Tribune, 24 April 1973. See also complete sections from Tribune centennial issue, newspaper collection.
16 Churches - Terrell, Texas
Clipping from 13 June 1982 Terrell Tribune; transcription or photocopy from Robert R. Butler, master's thesis (undated, no university cited), concerning Catholic church history in Terrell, with list of priests serving St. John's Church 1876-1971, TM: historical sketch transcribed from 5 June 1905 issue of Terrell Transcript regarding demolished Baptist structure; souvenir program, "101st Session, The Northeast Texas Annual Conference, African Methodist Episcopal Church Tenth Episcopal District," hosted by St. James A.M.E. Church, Terrell, historical sketch on St. James included, 21-24 August 1979.
17 Civil War and Reconstruction - Kaufman County, Texas
Jack Stoltz, "Kaufman County in the Civil War," TM; copies of source materials supporting Stoltz' manuscript, including: "Muster Roll of Capt. John S. Griffith's Company of Cavalry Organized Rockwall June 1, 1861," copied from Deed Book I, p. 40, AM; Justin M. Sanders, transcribed service records abstracted from National Archives microfilm publications, 1987; "Indigent Soldiers' Families in Kaufman County, 1864 and 1865," TM; other TMs, muster rolls; A Brief and Condensed History of Parsons' Texas Cavalry Brigade (W.M. Morrison, 1892; repr. Waco, Texas: W.M. Morrison 1962), photocopy; 10 January 1907 newspaper article on survivors' reunion in Poetry, Texas, photocopy.
Box Folder
2 1 Civil War and Reconstruction - Texas
[Jack Stoltz?], "Prologue," TM, undated; Walter Lowenfels, ed., Walt Whitman's Civil War (New York: Knopf, 1960), 287-288, TM [transcribed excerpt]; Louis J. Wortham, "Texas Leaves the Union," in A History of Texas: From Wilderness to Commonwealth, Vol. 4, 336-338, photocopy; [Stoltz?], "The Secession Convention," TM, undated; Allen W. Jones, Texas Military History, 2:2 (May 1962), 126-129, photocopy; other photocopied writings on the Battle of Sabine Pass, the siege of Corpus Christi, last battle of the war, Indian affairs during the war, a Confederate surgeon's letters to his wife, Civil War medicine in Texas; letter transcribed from 25 August 1865 issue of Texas Republican, TM; [Stoltz?], "Local newspaper reaction to Lincoln's assassination," TM, undated; transcribed articles from 19th-century newspapers in Matamoros, marshall, and Dallas; "On Scalawags," excerpt from 1867 Tuscaloosa newspaper issue, quoted in Hodding Carter, The Angry Scar (Doubleday, 1959), 267; several articles and excerpts from the Texas Republican, a Marshall, Texas newspaper of the period, TMs; W.W. Heartsill, "Reconstruction Days of Harrison County, Texas, Political and Financial," TM, photocopy [transcription attributed to Sallie M. Lentz, 4 February 1936, from the original then on loan to the Harrison County museum archives from Mrs. Willie Heartsill Heidelburg].
2 College Mound, Texas - Kaufman County
J.P. Lively, TM, 1904; transcribed church history from July 1956 issue of Progressive Farmer, TM; "Pioneer's Recollections,", Terrell Weekly Transcript, 24 October 1913, 28 October 1913, transcribed, TM; Margaret Patton Anderson, Strawn, Texas, in 1915 issue of Terrell Transcript, TM.
3 Oscar Branch Colquitt
Oscar Branch Colquitt, autobiography, photocopy; U.S. Sen. Ralph Yarborough, address, 26 October 1985, for dedication of Times-Star Building, Terrell, Texas, TM; John Lomax to Gov. Oscar Colquitt, 10 February 1913, complimenting Colquitt on his support of universal education, TM, transcribed from copy in Texas State Archives; George Portal Huckaby, "Oscar Branch Colquitt: A Political Biography," dissertation, Austin, Texas [University of Texas?], June 1946, TM, photocopy; endorsement of Colquitt's second term, photocopy; other TMs transcribed from microfilmed Terrell newspapers.
4 County Seats - Henderson, Kaufman, Rockwall, Smith, Van Zandt, and Wood Counties, Texas
Essay on county seats, transcribed from a 1902 issue of the Terrell Transcript and attributed to "An Old Timer," TM, undated
5 Crandall, Texas - Kaufman County
The Crandall Times, Vol. 6, No. 9, 11 August 1905, photocopied pages.
6 Deaths - 1850 - Henderson County, Texas
TM, undated
7 Deaths - 1850 and 1860 - Kaufman County, Texas
TM, undated
8 Elmo, Texas - Kaufman County
Multiple compilers [listed after text], "History of Elmo," TM, undated; "Elmo," article transcribed from 15 December 1898 issue of Terrell Transcript, TM.
9 "Gems from the Past"
Sequence of area history columns Jack Stoltz authored for the Terrell Tribune between 1982 and 1992, TMs.
10 Gill Family - Terrell, Texas
Sam Acheson, "Dallas Yesterday: Charles Gill and Public Schools," column, Texas Press, undated, n.p., photocopy. Relates a Terrell-Dallas connection in a banker's story.
11 Gossett, Texas - Kaufman County
Article excerpted and transcribed from The Comet, 19 October 1915. Includes information on the political career of M.H. Gossett, state legislator apparently at odds with the anti-Hogg [Texas Governor James S. Hogg, 1890-1894] faction and instrumental in introducing alien land laws and stock and bond laws into Texas statutes.
12 Government - Terrell, Texas
"The Government of Terrell," transcribed from portion of handwritten, unsigned material submitted for Terrell Tribune centennial edition, TM, undated, containing information on pre-1875 community and governance, an 1874 meeting for incorporation, Terrell's first mayor and early administrations through 1915; "Two Epochs in Terrell History," in Ordinances, City of Terrell, 6 September 1875, photocopied pages.
13 E.H.R. Green
[Jack Stoltz?], TM; obituary for Mable Green, transcribed from a newspaper, undated [compiler's notes indicate 1950], TM; Mrs. J.C. Clark, scrapbook, excerpted and transcribed, TM; [E.H.R. Green?], poem, 11 September 1906, Terrell Transcript, excerpted and transcribed, TM; Hester Grey, "E.H.R. Green's Flower Factory," in Holland's magazine October 1907, p. 12, with photographs, photocopy; Margaret Mitchell, Quinlan, Texas, to Jack Stoltz, Terrell, Texas, ALS, concerning deeds between Green and her grandfather, dated 1900, and maps dated 1894. The son of Hetty Green, the "Witch of Wall Street," adopted Terrell as his residence and base for some of his railroad and financial operations, leaving his imprint on the area. Stoltz has included in this file highlights of the Green-Terrell era, including the Texas Midland Railroad, demonstration farm, plans for his country residence, special railway car, racing car, and comings and goings as noted by local journalists. Also in the folder is information relating to Texas Gov. Oscar B. Colquitt.
14 Fred Grinnan - Terrell and Beaumont, Texas
"Grinnan is Shot,"Dallas Morning News 30 June 1904, p. 1, photocopy. An account of a duel with pistols in Beaumont involving a Terrell man.
15 Halloween 1916 Incident - Terrell, Texas
"A Report on Halloween 1916,"Terrell Transcript 1 November 1916, transcribed from newspaper article, TM. Lighthearted report of vandalism, practical jokes, including breaking of a concrete curb.
16 Jim Harris - Terrell, Texas
Article transcribed from Terrell Times-Star 21 October 1892 [reportedly also appeared in the St. Louis Republic and New York Herald]; "Jim Harris Back," transcribed from Terrell Star 6 July 1889 [from Denver News], TM. Both items are written in a humorous vein.
17 Historical Sketch - Kaufman County, Texas
Kate Efnor, "Historical Sketch of Kaufman County," in History of Kaufman County, TM, photocopy, undated
18 Historical Sketch - Terrell, Texas
W.E. Henderson, Historical Sketch of Terrell, Texas, undated, n.p., printed book or pamphlet containing the text of Henderson's address to the Terrell Lions' Club on 7 April 1926.
19 Frank Houston
Jack Stoltz, "Gems from the Past," in Terrell Tribune, 10 September 1989. 24 September 1989, and 27 August 1989; Jack Stoltz, "Frank Houston, Cattleman and Speculator," TM, undated; M.R. Graus, Curator of Art, Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas, "Bits of Information Regarding Frank Houston," TM; Paintings of the Southwest by Frank Reaugh, photocopy of booklet; correspondence between Stoltz and others seeking and sharing information about Houston and Reaugh; exhibition brochures; [Jack Stoltz?] "Chapter V - The Houston Brothers," TM, undated
20 Jail - Terrell, Texas
Article transcribed from Terrell Tribune 2 January 1955, repr. Terrell Tribune centennial edition 24 April 1973.
21 Jiba Community - Kaufman County, Texas
Community history, TM, undated; "Our Community"/"Jiba Community," map with handwritten notes added, photocopy. See also "Maps" folder.
22 "Kaufman County, Texas: 150 Years on the East Fork Prairie, Vol. I: 1840-1920," pp. title page, i-vi, 1-107
Jack Stoltz, "Kaufman County, Texas: 150 Years on the East Fork Prairie, Vol. I: 1840-1920," TM, copyright 1991, with table of contents, introduction, and endnotes.
23 "Kaufman County, Texas: 150 Years on the East Fork Prairie, Vol. I: 1840-1920," pp. 108-240
24 Joe Keller - Terrell, Texas
"Old-Time City Marshal," TM, undated (Stoltz noted that this appeared in abridged form in the Terrell Tribune centennial edition, 1973.); "Shot in the Back with a Brickbat," TM, undated, from Keller scrapbook.
25 "The Long Growing Season" - Notes, pp. 1-140
Notes, transcribed excerpts from newspapers and other publications, memoirs, reports, and lists provided the basis for Stoltz' manuscript, published as Terrell, Texas: From Open Country to Modern City. Sources consulted included the General Land Office, local utility companies, Kaufman-Van Zandt Soil and Water Conservation District, and non-local sources including a Wall Street Journal article in introduction of audiovisual technology to Terrell public school classrooms [1967] and a Methodist Episcopal Church South publication including data on a church-related college in Terrell [early 1900s]. Highlights include Matthew Cartwright's account of a buffalo chase, a local newspaper report on a Ku Klux Klan parade [1922], biographical information on a local leader in public education for African-Americans, and a Terrell doctor's trip to Mexico to treat the Empress Carlotta.
26 "The Long Growing Season" - Notes, pp. 141-245
Box Folder
3 1 Maps
Terrell streets, soil map, Van Zandt County, Henderson County, Jiba Community, Rockwall and Kaufman County, Kaufman County general highway maps, Kaufman County levees, Hunt County, Kaufman County, Lawrence, Texas.
2 Marriages - 1848-1880 - Kaufman County, Texas
TM, photocopied from Kaufman County Genealogical Society, KCGS Konnections [with some typewritten additions possibly contributed by Stoltz].
3 Mercer's Colony
Gifford White, TM, undated; photocopied excerpts from Rupert N. Richardson, Ernest Wallace, Adrian Anderson, Texas: The Lone Star State, fifth edition (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1988), and T.R. Fehrenbach, Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans (New York: American Legacy Press, 1983); "Relating to Peter's [sic] Colony,"Rusk Pioneer, 17 May 1849, TM, transcribed account of public meeting held in Henderson County to settle the interests of Mercer and Peters colonists.
4 Newspapers - Kaufman County, Texas
Justin M. Sanders, "History of Kaufman County Newspapers (1860-1880)," with endnotes, TM, undated
5 Poetry Campground/Community - Kaufman Count, Texas
"Historical Sketch of Poetry - Campground Community," TM, undated; R.A. Long, "Letter from an Old Timer," transcribed from Terrell Transcript, 16 April 1915, TM; John D. Hammond, "The Poetry Methodist Church," TM, undated; John D. Hammond, "The Poetry Baptist Church," TM, undated, "Poetry Baptist Church Homecoming,"Terrell Tribune, 3 October 1986; handwritten notes from 1850, 1860, and 1870 censuses; "Fire in Poetry -- Every Business House Is Destroyed."Terrell Tribune, 27 October 1924, p. 1, photocopy; E.C. Heath, "History of Rockwall County," copied from Rockwall Success, 4 May 1906, TM.
6 Porter Demonstration Farm
"Professor Knapp Here. Is Special Commissioner of United States Division of Agriculture on Inspection Tour. Texas to Have the Only Tea and Drug Farm Within United States," Terrell Transcript, 15 January 1903, TM; other TMs, transcribed from newspaper files and notarized 25 June 1928; Jack Stoltz' article submitted to East Texas Historical Journal, TM, and correspondence between Stoltz and Archie McDonald of the East Texas Historical Association and Judy Edwards of the Texas A&M Research and Extension Office [the latter led to Stoltz' preparation of text for a booklet chronicling the Porter Farm].
7 Postmasters - Kaufman County, Texas
"Records of Appointments of Postmasters, 1832-Sept. 30, 1971, Kaufman County, Texas," transcribed from National Archives Microfilm Publication M-841, TM, 1984: "Confederate Postmasters, 1861-1865." TM: Grover C. Ramsey. "Confederate Postmasters in Texas, 1861-1865." photocopy, 1963.
8 Prairieville - Kaufman County, Texas
Oscar Rierson, "Prairieville Sketches," first published in Terrell Weekly Transcript. 5, 12, 19 January 1899, edited by Stoltz 1983; C.A. Clausen, Lady With the Pen, photocopied from Journal of the Norwegian-American Historical Association, Northfield, Minnesota, 1961; Lyden L. Unstad, "Norwegian Migration to Texas,"Southwestern Historical Quarterly, XLIII. No. 3 [October 1939], 190-193, transcription, TM; "Plan of the Town of Prairieville, Kaufman County, Texas," 1867 [hand-drawn map]; related correspondence. Rierson was the son of the founder of a Norwegian colony that eventually lost much of its populace to the settlement in Bosque County.
9 Frank Reaugh
Frank Reaugh - From the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (Bryan, Texas: Texas A&M University Memorial Student Center/MSC Forsyth Center Galleries, 1989), exhibition booklet; "A 49er Crossing the Plains,"Terrell Transcript, 20-29 May 1903, transcribed from six issues of the local newspaper, TM; Alice Bob Stroud and Modena Stroud Daily, F. Reaugh: Texas Longhorn Painter (Dallas: Royal Publishing Company, undated); J. Evetts Haley, F. Reaugh: Man and Artist (El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1960), photocopy of monograph; Jack Stoltz, Terrell, Texas, to Verlena Bush, Fort Worth, Texas, 28 November 1990, TL, copy [Mrs. Bush held first publication rights to the first-person account of Frank Reaugh's westering relatives].
10 Roads - Terrell, Texas and Vicinity
Article transcribed from Terrell Times-Star, 6 September 1890, TM [merchants' meeting on public road improvements for the sake of trade]; related article transcribed from Times-Star, 26 July 1890.
11 Schools - Kaufman County
Jack Stoltz, "A Brief History of Kaufman County Schools," TM, 1986; J.W. Sellers, master's thesis, Southern Methodist University, 1950, excerpted [map depicting county school districts in 1949]; notes on Gilmer-Aiken Act of 1949, Kaufman County school integration, districts and superintendents in 1940, and from "Black Book in Basement, Court House, Kaufman County Records, 1911-1918;""Analysis of School Districts," 18 June 1913; C.E. Evans, The Story of Texas Schools (Austin, Texas: The Steck Company, 1955), excerpted, TM; Sidney Boutwell, master's thesis, Southern Methodist University, 1934, excerpted, TM; "Rules for Teachers: 1872," repr. in Van Zandt County Genealogical Society publication, February 1989; "Teachers in Kaufman County, 1871-1873," TM, undated, photocopy; Stoltz' correspondence with George Ward, Southwestern Historical Quarterly editor, concerning the above manuscript by Stoltz.
12 Schools - Terrell, Texas - Terrell Independent School District
Jack Stoltz, "One Hundred Years of the Terrell Public Schools," TM, undated; "Statistics: Terrell Independent School District," TDS, 4 September 1985; John D. Hammond, "Public Education in Texas," text for marker, prepared for Kaufman County Historical Commission, TM; "Excerpts from the History of Burnett High School As Told by Mrs. Martha Haley," TM; John D. Hammond, "William Henry Burnett, 1872-1944," TM; correspondence with Texas State Historical Commission regarding marker commemorating Burnett's contribution as a black educator; partial program including biographical sketch and photograph of Burnett; biographical information on three other African-American educators of Terrell: G.T. Overstreet, Joseph Jones, and E.P. Shaw, in book or program, photocopy.
13 "Some Familiar and Forgotten Places of Kaufman County, Texas"
Jack Stoltz, "Some Familiar and Forgotten Places of Kaufman County, Texas," TM with map, listing of cemeteries, and bibliography [147 pp. and bibl. 3 pp.].
14 Spanish-American War Service - Terrell, Texas
"Company E, Terrell, Texas, Spanish-American War," TM, photocopy, listing officers, non-commissioned officers and privates.
15 Star Block Fire, 1880 - Terrell, Texas
Letter in Kaufman Sun, 12 November 1880, excerpted, handwritten notes; "A Hundred Thousand Dollar Fire. The Star Block Completely Destroyed,"Kaufman Sun 20 October 1882, transcribed by hand, with additional notes [by Stoltz?] regarding relocated businesses.
16 Synagogue - Terrell, Texas
Jack Stoltz, "Gems from the Past: Local synagogue mystery solved,"Terrell Tribune 23 April 1978; Jack Stoltz, "Terrell Once Had a Jewish Synagogue," TM, undated; related correspondence between Stoltz and Rabbi Gerald J. Klein, Temple Emanu-El, Dallas, and with Stanley Chyet, American Jewish Archives, Hebrew Union College/Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, Ohio.
17 Robert Adam Terrell
J.W. Lively, "A Sketch of Robert A. Terrell," TMs, 1881, photocopy; "An Old Settler Gone," TM, undated; W.A. Terrell, "A Sketch of the Life of Robert Adam Terrell," 9 October 1941, TM; addendum and genealogical information by W.A. Terrell, TMs [J.W. Lively was Robert Terrell's son-in-law; W.A. Terrell was his son.]; information on the Texas Pioneer Association, organized in Terrell in October 1875 with Capt. R.A. Terrell as its president, in KCGS Konnections, Vol. IX, No. 4; essay tracing the history of the name Terrell, TM, undated, no attribution.
18 Terrell Country Club - Terrell, Texas
T.B.G., remembrances of country club's early years, delivered in a humorous tone; appears incomplete, TM.
19 Terrell University School - Terrell, Texas
Illustrated newspaper article, photocopied and hand-dated 1900; other items evidently derived from a scrapbook, circa 1901-1905.
20 Texas Interurban Railway Company - Terrell and Dallas, Texas
"The Interurban a Barrier or a Stepping Stone?" newspaper editorial, photocopied, undated; "Interurban Line Dedicated with Elaborate Ceremonies," [Terrell?] Tribune, undated, p. 1, photocopy; Member, Terrell Interurban Committee, "Terrell Has Interurban," undated, photocopy; John Finney, "Extend Interurban,"Terrell Tribune, 13 January 1923, p. 1, photocopy; congratulatory advertisement, Tribune, 1 January 1923.
21 Early Town Sketches - Kaufman County, Texas
Excerpts from essay in Kaufman Sun, 3 January 1884, TM; "King's Fort,"Texas Sentinel, 2 September 1841, TM; "An Old Timer Remembers," TM, undated; essay on Daniel Laroe, early "self-made osteopath" of the area, TM, undated; other transcribed newspaper articles, essays.
22 Free State of Van Zandt
"The Free State of Van Zandt,"Terrell Times-Star, 20 January 1893, transcribed from newspaper, TM; "The Free State of Van Zandt,"Times-Star, 21 February 1896, TM; Wentworth Manning, "Free State of Van Zandt,"Terrell Transcript, 3 September 1915, transcribed from newspaper, TM; S.E. Simmonds, "War in the Free State of Van Zandt," TM, 1877, photocopy.
23 Wesley College - Terrell, Texas
W. Harrison Baker, compiler/writer, "Notes on the Early History of Wesley College," TM, June 1970.
24 Wills Point, Texas
Corinne Meredith Harris, "History of Wills Point," TM, 9 May 1936, photocopy (early research by Alice Wills Goodwin); related, handwritten material from Raymond and Dora Wills and Ben Cole, provided to Stoltz in 1973.
25 Wilson's Chapel Methodist Church - Kaufman County, Texas
"Wilson's Chapel Methodist Church," TM, undated Notes on final page of TM: "All work on this project is being done by members."



Series II. Data Recorded on Note Cards (3 boxes)

Box
4 Chronological Data Card File
Listing of 23 Kaufman County pioneer families and their properties; thereafter, a tabbed chronological arrangement of notes begins with pre-1860, continuing with 1860s, 1870s, etc., through 1900, decade by decade.
Box
5 Chronological Data Card File
The arrangement of Box 4 continues through 1980, with two sections at the back, "Undated," and "Civil War Texas" notes. The latter include pre-Civil War and Reconstruction-era notes.
Box
6 Alphabetical Data Card File
Kaufman County communities are documented in this A-B-C arrangement. Following these cards are Stoltz' bibliography cards for his manuscript, "The Long Growing Season," a single-entry card on the Sunshine bus line, a set of cards pertaining to John H. Reagan, and a set of banded cards on which are recorded names and locations for cotton gins, combines, cooperatives and other centers of cotton production activity. Next in Box 6 are census information cards, many supplemented by additional notes made by the compiler; source cards on Texas 1840 land grants, 1850 deed records for the counties of Henderson, Kaufman, and Van Zandt, census data for same, and a collection of Nacogdoches County Archives/General Land Office certificate notes.