Books About Smith County, Texas.

Books on subjects of local churches, schools, families, general county history, etc., many out of print and not available online. (Click on the red Index, if available to see what and who is included in the particular volume)

This list is just a very small sampling of what we have in our archive library holdings…

BY TITLE:

  • 50 Years Texas Rose Festival Association, 1933-1983 by Frank Bronaugh. Tyler, Tex.: Texas Rose Festival Association, 1984 – [Index]

  • 75 Years Texas Rose Festival Association, 1933-2008 by Frank Bronaugh, Tyler, Tex.: Texas Rose Festival Association, 2009.

  • A Century of the History of Troup, Texas, 1850s-1950s, by Troup Genealogical/Historical Society.; Friends of the Cameron-J. Jarvis Troup Municipal Library, Lufkin, Texas: Best of East Texas Publishers, 2009.

  • Abstracts of the Smith County Probate Records, Smith County, Texas, 1846-1880, by Andrew L. Leath, Tyler, Tex: Jack T. Greer Memorial Trust Fund of Smith County Historical Society/Historical Commission, 1984.

  • Be It Remembered: The First Century of Public Education in Tyler, 1882-1982, by Zella Lewis, Tyler, Tx: Tyler Independent School District, 1982. [Index]

  • Celebrating 100 Years in 100 Days, 1911-2011, by Tyler Morning Telegraph News Staff, Tyler, TX: Tyler Morning Telegraph, 2012. [Index]

  • African American Life in Tyler, Texas by Rodney L. Atkins. Tyler, Tex.: The author, 2007. [Index]

  • African American Soldiers: Double Victory by Rodney L. Atkins. Tyler, TX: Atkins, 2012. [Index]

  • Church of God in Christ: 1964 Texas Northeast Jurisdiction : Paved the Way for the Present by Rodney L. Atkins. Tyler, TX: Atkins, 2003.

  • Encyclopedia of African American Rural Life in Smith County 1870-1970. by Rodney L. Atkins and Endia Robertson Gregory. Tyler, Texas: Rodney Lamar Atkins, 2015. [Index]

  • Foward in Faith: The Ministry and Mission of Marvin United Methodist Church, 1848-1998, by John W. Hardt Austin, Tex: Nortex Press, 1999.

  • Let My Work Speak for Me in Northeast Texas: Church of God in Christ. by Rodney L. Atkins. Tyler, Tex.: R. L. Atkins?, 2003.

  • Overton, Texas, Centennial Historical Book, edited by Ora Gillispie and Billie Loftis, Overton, Texas: Overton Centennial Corp, 1973.

  • Pine Bark and Spring Water: A History of the Pine Springs Community, Smith County, Texas. The History Committee of the Pine Springs Community Center Organization: Stewart Press, Big Sandy, Tex., 1980. [Index]

  • Remembering When We Were Colored in Tyler, Texas, Volume 1 by Rodney L. Atkins. Tyler, Tex.: The Author, 2007.

  • Remembering When We Were Colored in Tyler, Texas, Volume 2 by Rodney L. Atkins. Tyler, Tex.: The Author, 2007.

  • The Fitzgerald House 815 South Broadway Avenue, Tyler, Texas by Kim Groff, Dallas, TX: The Anderson Group, 2002.

  • Tyler & Smith County, Texas: An Historical Survey, by Robert W, Glover and Linda B. Cross, Tyler, Texas: American Bicentennial Committee of Tyler-Smith County, 1976.

  • Women of Grace and Power: Church of God in Christ by Rodney L. Atkins. Tyler, Texas: R. L. Atkins?, 2006.

BY AUTHOR:

  • Atkins, Rodney L. African American Life in Tyler, Texas. Tyler, Tex.: The author, 2007. [Index]

  • Atkins, Rodney L. African American Soldiers: Double Victory. Tyler, TX: Atkins, 2012. [Index]

  • Atkins, Rodney Lamar and Endia Robertson Gregory. Encyclopedia of African American Rural Life in Smith County 1870-1970. Tyler, Texas: Rodney Lamar Atkins, 2015.

  • Atkins, Rodney L. Let My Work Speak for Me in Northeast Texas: Church of God in Christ. Tyler, Tex.: R. L. Atkins?, 2003.

  • Atkins, Rodney L. Remembering When We Were Colored in Tyler, Texas, Volume 1. Tyler, Tex.: The Author, 2007.

  • Atkins, Rodney L. Remembering When We Were Colored in Tyler, Texas, Volume 2. Tyler, Tex.: The Author, 2007.

  • Atkins, Rodney L. Women of Grace and Power: Church of God in Christ. Tyler, Texas: R. L. Atkins?, 2006.

  • Bronaugh, Frank – 50 Years Texas Rose Festival Association, 1933-1983, Tyler, Tex.: Texas Rose Festival Association, 1984 – [Index]

  • Bronaugh, Frank – 75 Years Texas Rose Festival Association, 1933-2008, Tyler, Tex.: Texas Rose Festival Association, 2009.

  • Cross, Linda B, and Robert W. Glover, A History of Tyler Junior College: 1926-1986, Tyler, Texas, Tyler Junior College, 1985.

  • Gillispie, Ora and Billie Loftis, editors, Overton, Texas, Centennial Historical Book. Overton, Texas: Overton Centennial Corp, 1973.

  • Glover, Robert W, and Linda B. Cross. Tyler & Smith County, Texas: An Historical Survey. Tyler, Texas: American Bicentennial Committee of Tyler-Smith County, 1976.

  • Groff, Kim – The Fitzgerald House 815 South Broadway Avenue, Tyler, Texas. Dallas, TX: The Anderson Group, 2002.

  • Hardt, John W. – Foward in Faith: The Ministry and Mission of Marvin United Methodist Church, 1848-1998, Austin, Tex: Nortex Press, 1999.

  • History Committee of the Pine Springs Community Center Organization, Pine Bark and Spring Water: A History of the Pine Springs Community, Smith County, Texas.: Stewart Press, Big Sandy, Tex., 1980. [Index]

  • Leath, Andrew L., Abstracts of the Smith County Probate Records, Smith County, Texas, 1846-1880, Tyler, Tex: Jack T. Greer Memorial Trust Fund of Smith County Historical Society/Historical Commission, 1984.

  • Lewis, Zella, Be It Remembered: The First Century of Public Education in Tyler, 1882-1982. Tyler, Tx: Tyler Independent School District, 1982. [Index]

  • A Century of the History of Troup, Texas, 1850s-1950s, by Troup Genealogical/Historical Society.; Friends of the Cameron-J. Jarvis Troup Municipal Library, Lufkin, Texas: Best of East Texas Publishers, 2009.

  • Tyler Morning Telegraph News Staff – Celebrating 100 Years in 100 Days, 1911-2011, Tyler, TX: Tyler Morning Telegraph, 2012. [Index]

BY SUBJECT:

  • African American Research – Atkins, Rodney L. African American Life in Tyler, Texas. Tyler, Tex.: The author, 2007. [Index]

  • African American Research – Atkins, Rodney L. African American Soldiers: Double Victory. Tyler, TX: Atkins, 2012. [Index]

  • African American Research – Atkins, Rodney Lamar and Endia Robertson Gregory. Encyclopedia of African American Rural Life in Smith County 1870-1970. Tyler, Texas: Rodney Lamar Atkins, 2015.

  • African American Research – Atkins, Rodney L. Let My Work Speak for Me in Northeast Texas: Church of God in Christ. Tyler, Tex.: R. L. Atkins?, 2003.

  • African American Research – Atkins, Rodney L. Remembering When We Were Colored in Tyler, Texas, Volume 1. Tyler, Tex.: The Author, 2007.

  • African American Research – Atkins, Rodney L. Remembering When We Were Colored in Tyler, Texas, Volume 2. Tyler, Tex.: The Author, 2007.

  • African American Research – Atkins, Rodney L. Women of Grace and Power: Church of God in Christ. Tyler, Texas: R. L. Atkins, 2006.

  • City History – A Century of the History of Troup, Texas, 1850s-1950s, by Troup Genealogical/Historical Society.; Friends of the Cameron-J. Jarvis Troup Municipal Library, Lufkin, Texas: Best of East Texas Publishers, 2009.

  • City History – Overton, Texas, Centennial Historical Book, edited by Ora Gillispie and Billie Loftis, Overton, Texas: Overton Centennial Corp, 1973.

  • Community History – Pine Bark and Spring Water: A History of the Pine Springs Community, Smith County, Texas. The History Committee of the Pine Springs Community Center Organization: Stewart Press, Big Sandy, Tex., 1980. [index]

  • County History – Leath, Andrew L., Abstracts of the Smith County Probate Records, Smith County, Texas, 1846-1880, Tyler, Tex: Jack T. Greer Memorial Trust Fund of Smith County Historical Society/Historical Commission, 1984.

  • Church History – Glover, Robert W, and Linda B. Cross, Tyler & Smith County, Texas: An Historical Survey, Tyler, Texas: American Bicentennial Committee of Tyler-Smith County, 1976.

  • House History – The Fitzgerald House 815 South Broadway Avenue, Tyler, Texas by Kim Groff

  • Newspapers Research – Celebrating 100 Years in 100 Days, 1911-2011, by Tyler Morning Telegraph News Staff, Tyler, TX: Tyler Morning Telegraph, 2012. [Index]

  • Rose Festival History – 50 Years Texas Rose Festival Association, 1933-1983 by Frank Bronaugh – [Index]

  • Rose Festival History – 75 Years Texas Rose Festival Association, 1933-2008 by Frank Bronaugh.

  • School History – Cross, Linda B, and Robert W. Glover, A History of Tyler Junior College: 1926-1986, Tyler, Texas Tyler Junior College, 1985.

  • School History – Lewis, Zella, Be It Remembered: The First Century of Public Education in Tyler, 1882-1982. Tyler, Tx: Tyler Independent School District, 1982. [Index]

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