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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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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.)

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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. Thomason Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

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