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Alton Keefer Farris collection


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Alton Keefer Farris collection, 1907-2003 | SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Alton Keefer Farris collection, 1907-2003Add to your cart.

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The Alton Keefer Farris collection is housed in one (1) archival box and an oversized box. The materials were generally kept in the order they were found, with the exception of a few documents that were better grouped based on their subject matter. The items that make up this collection range from 1907 to 2003.

Subjects: Huntsville (Tex.) - History, Texas. Department of Criminal Justice, Walker County (Tex.)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Alton Keefer Farris Collection consists of various financial records including checks, receipts and invoices. Also included are legal documents including subpoenas and property records.

Collection Historical Note

Alton Keefer Farris was born on November 6, 1931 to Alton Boone Farris and Erma Keefer Farris in North Zulch, Texas. He graduated from Huntsville High School and moved on to receive a degree in education from the Sam Houston State Teachers College. Mr. Farris served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was also a teacher and principal at the Pine Prairie and Huntsville school districts. His last job was as a Recreational Consultant for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He served as a deacon at the Chapelwood Missionary Baptist church and was a supporter of the Shriners organization. Mr. Farris also worked as a Notary Public and Justice of the Peace for the Huntsville area. He married Naomi Voyles and they had two children, Ruth and Alton Keefer Farris, Jr. Mr. Farris died on June 1, 2006.

Subject/Index Terms

Huntsville (Tex.) - History
Texas. Department of Criminal Justice
Walker County (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Repository: SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

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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.

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Preferred Citation: The Alton Keefer Farris collection. SHSU Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

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Folder 1: Huntsville National Bank Checks, 1927-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Richards State Bank Checks, 1924-1926Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Checks and Invoices related to B.D. Bordeaux, 1928-1937Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Walker County Gin Co. Checks, 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Smither Grocery Co. Checks and Invoice, 1930-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Agricultural financial records, mortgages and other materials, 1927-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Medical related checks, invoices and receipts, 1932-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Order office and catalog order department receipts, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Tax receipts and other tax records, 1925-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Motor vehicle related receipts and other financial records, 1925-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 11: First National Bank of Huntsville promissory notes, 1925-1926Add to your cart.
Folder 12: United States District Court Civil Subpoena, 1931 June 22Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Miscellaneous financial records and materials, 1939-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Alton Farris' Ledger, 1907-1912Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence from Ruth Farris Phillips, 2003 June 6Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Miscellaneous legal documents, 1895-1908Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Brass Buttons, no dateAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Acknowledgement Records [OV], 1905-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Justice of the Peace Civil Docket, Walker County [OV], 1906-1919Add to your cart.

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