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Henderson Yoakum Collection


Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Henderson Yoakum Biographical Materials

Henderson Yoakum Newspaper Articles

Henderson Yoakum Diary Pages

Henderson Yoakum Photograph of Home

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Henderson Yoakum Collection, 1924-2015 | SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Henderson Yoakum Collection, 1924-2015Add to your cart.

Extent: 4.0 Folders

Arrangement: This collection is housed with the single item collections.

Subjects: Texas, Texas--Annexation to the United States, Texas - History, Texas. Department of Corrections, Texas lawyers, United States - Politics and government, Yoakum, Henderson King, 1810-1856.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection contains biographical information, correspondence, newspaper articles, a photograph, and other various materials concerning Henderson Yoakum’s life.

Collection Historical Note

Henderson Yoakum was a Texas historian and lawyer who was born September 6, 1810 in Tennessee. He graduated from West Point in 1832, and went on to serve as a Tennessee senator from 1839-1845. During his time in the senate, Henderson was a stout advocate for the annexation of Texas. In 1845, Yoakum moved to Huntsville, Texas and was granted a law license from The Republic of Texas.  He worked to make Huntsville the county seat of Walker County and helped establish Andrew Female College.  In 1849, Henderson Yoakum was the director of the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  He later wrote History of Texas from Its First Settlement in 1685 to Its Annexation to the United States in 1846. He passed away on November 30, 1856 and Yoakum County, Texas was later named in his honor.

Subject/Index Terms

Texas--Annexation to the United States
Texas - History
Texas. Department of Corrections
Texas lawyers
United States - Politics and government
Yoakum, Henderson King, 1810-1856.

Administrative Information

Repository: SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

Use Restrictions:

The materials represented in this finding aid have been made available for research, teaching and private use. For these purposes, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) these items without prior permission on the condition that you provide proper attribution of the source in all copies.

Please contact the Newton Gresham Library's Special Collections and University Archives department to request permissions to reproduce materials for any other purpose, or to obtain information regarding the copyright status of a particular digital image, text, audio or video recording.

Preferred Citation: Henderson Yoakum Collection. SHSU Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Folder 1: Henderson Yoakum Biographical Materials, 1924 January 19-2015 February 10],
[Folder 2: Henderson Yoakum Newspaper Articles, 1926 April 11-1984 June 9],
[Folder 3: Henderson Yoakum Diary Pages, undated],
[Folder 4: Henderson Yoakum Photograph of Home, 1920],

Folder 3: Henderson Yoakum Diary Pages, undatedAdd to your cart.
This file contains photocopies of pages from Henderson Yoakum's diary.

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