A Guide to the Tyler County Scrapbook and Obituary, 1908, 1930-1944
Tyler County is in southeastern Texas near the Louisiana border. Woodville is the county seat and largest town. . The Neches River forms the boundary of Tyler County on the north and east. The county was settled by people from the southern United States, and was mostly populated early on by farmers, remaining agricultural and rural through 1900. The lumber and dairy industries gained more momentum in Tyler County in the late 1940s and 1950s.
Source: Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Tyler County," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/TT/hct10.html (accessed May 27, 2010).
The bulk of the material consists of obituaries, arranged alphabetically by the surname of the deceased, which were clipped from various Tyler County newspapers. Some clippings are pasted on pages with others and are therefore out of order. Also included in the scrapbook are newspaper clippings about other events in Tyler County, arranged chronologically, and short reports written about Tyler County cities and notable sites, arranged alphabetically by place. Most of the material is dated in the range 1930-1937, with one clipping from 1908 and two clippings from the 1940s.
The collection is open for research use.
Tyler County Scrapbook and Obituary, 1908, 1930-1944, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers