Katie A. Stewart Collection, 2011.37.001

KAS ~ Manuscript 05/02/2024
Other# Category 8: Communication Artifact
Refer code SubcategoryDocumentary Artifact
Received asDonation Received date09/16/2011
Source Clark, Ron
Home locSmith County Historical Society:Archive/Reading Room:Center of room:Metal Shelf
Identity Statement:
Title: Katie Albert Stewart Collection
Extent of the unit of description: 6 grey archival boxes
2 linear feet of shelf space
Scope & Content / Abstract:
Katie Stewart Collection

Albert T. Stewart and family, Garthelia (wife), Katie Albert (daughter),
Edgar T. (son–not proven, TSW) Katie Harris (mother of A.T. ) and niece and nephew.

Covers many aspects of the educational history of Smith County African Americans

Folders consist of letters and documents relating to this family and the people and events they not only were part of but in many ways
helped develop.

Numbers refer to folders and publications

1) Rev. A.T. Stewart at Butler College
2) Butler College development
3) Letters to and from Katie Harris relating to property in Helena, Arkansas
4) A.T. Stewart , relating to him personally
5) Katie Stewart, relating to her personally
6) Letters to and from Katie Stewart and her parents
7) Letters to and from A.T. Stewart regarding the Texas Baptist Convention
8) Letters to A.T. Stewart, Come Preach for us…
9) Letters to and from Dear Husband… and Dear Wife… (Garthelia / Albert T.)
10) Letters to and from A.T. Stewart regarding the National Baptist Convention
11) Letters between A.T. Stewart and lawyers regarding property he owned
12) Letters to A.T. Stewart … Dear Uncle …
13) Letters to and from Edgar T. Stewart and Annie …
14) Letters to A.T. Stewart from associates…
15) Health and Life Insurance policies and correspondence concerning payments…AT Stewart
16) Legal papers, deeds, Poll Tax Receipts, Property Tax receipts …
17 & 18) Katie Stewart’s lesson plan books…one Grade book, one Classroom Teachers Guide book…high school and college level
18) 1958 – 1959 used Christmas Cards received by Katie Stewart most required only a 3 cent stamp
19) Katie Stewart notes on teaching English 1953 – 1957
20) Certificate and payment receipts on a Typewriter 1905
21) Ebony Fair documents 1982
22) Links, Inc. Membership of Katie Stewart and other 1962 – 1984
23) Obituaries collected from the newspaper by Katie Stewart
24) Tyler Junior College items collected by Katie Stewart as she taught there
25) Joan Brooks, principal at John Tyler High School , Tyler, Tx
26) Emmett Scott High School items collected by Katie Stewart as she taught there
27) Rosenwald letters and pamphlet on Jewish Contributions to Negro Welfare
28) Utopia Club, items collected by Katie Stewart
29) Child Welfare Board, items from Katie Stewarts time working with them
30) North Tyler Day Nursery, Katie Stewart connection
31) North Tyler YMCA , Katie Stewart connection
32) Black History Month, Katie Stewart connection
33) Texas College, items from Katie Stewart as she taught there
34) Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Katie Stewart member
35) True Vine Baptist Church, Oakwood St., Tyler, TX
Items from 1940 through 1990 Church governing board minutes written by Katie Stewart , church bulletins, etc.
36) 2 Portraits of Katie Stewart
37) Plaque for Continuous Meritorious Teaching 1923 – 1969/Emmett Scott High School 1978
38) Certificates of Award for Katie Stewart / 10
39) Plaque for outstanding Community Service and Educational Leadership during Black History Month presented by A.T. Stewart
Middle School
40) M.V.P. Committee Member School Reunion E.T.A. / B.C. 1985 plaque
41) Golden Life Member Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. A Public Service Soroity plaque including a small photo of herself as a young child.

ADDED descriptions and folders, 5/2/2024 TSW:
42) Texas Interscholastic League of Colored Schools and English teaching newsletters
43) Rev. A. T. Stewart reciepts for typewriters
44)East Texas Teacher’s News, March 1963 (Garfield Hill, pres.)
45) American Teachers Assocation Bulletin, March 1964
46) 4th Annual Beautillion, program for June 5, 1976
47) 14th Annual Beautillion, program for June 28, 1986
48) Black Excellence, A Family Magazine, summer ’77
49) National Notes, magazine Jan.-Apr. 1982
50) The Dream Lives on Program, MLK Day, 1986
51) Novella Nelson in Concert at Emmett Scott Auditorium, program 1972

Name of Creator: Stewart, Katie
Administrative / Biographical history: Katie Albert Stewart was born December 27, 1901 in Helena, Arkansas and passed in Tyler, Texas
February 17, 2006 at the age of 104. She was never married and was the only child of Albert T. Stewart and Garthelia Willis Harris

Brought in by Ron Clark (donor) in black garbage bags
Sherry Kidd (archives manager) took in collection
Romola Clark (archive volunteer) assisted in organizing materials
Melanie Leath (museum volunteer) entered accession in Past Perfect
Tiffany Wright (archive manager) split up boxes and started process of transcriptions of hand written letters
Vicki Betts (volunteer) helped to transcribe some of the earliest letters to and from A. T. and Katie, regarding school activities and
Carol Kehl (volunteer writer) used the collection for an article in the Chronicles publication on the Utopia Club
TAAM (Clarence Shackleford) purchased copies of many documents from the collection to have as an onsite archive for the museum
Custodial history: from Sherry Kidd’s handwritten note on finding aid page in collections binder P-Z ” Received Sept. , 2011
Contents found in a rental storage locker that was auctioned off due to non-payment of rent owed. Items were donated by
concerned citizen who noticed very old dates on some of the letters ShK
After cleaning and organizing it fills 2 bankers bxes and is in research room on main floor”
In late 2024, grey archival flip top boxes were ordered and it was divided into 6, this made the collection more managable
for staff to handle when providing it to researchers to view. TSW
System of Arrangement: Folders by school, association, or event
Disposition: Disposition date:
Conditions of Access & Use:
Access conditions: Guests must provide the topic of interest and question for their research , then an appointment will be scheduled for
viewing specific boxes of the collection
Copyright and Conditions governing reproduction: Some of the newsletters, magazines, programs, etc. may have copyright attached. It is
the responsibility of the researcher if materials are for scholarship and are published to attain permission for printing.
Finding Aids: SK list in collections notebook P-Z and copied to Identity Statement
Allied Materials:
Collection  Katie A. Stewart Collection

Cat  date 04/30/2024 Status date
Cat  by Wright, Tiffany Status by

Subjects Classification
Search terms

Butler College                                                               People Stewart, Katie Albert
National Baptist Convention                                                     Harris, Katie
Ebony Fashion Fair                                                                  Stewart, Garthelia
The Links, Inc.                                                                          Stewart, Edgar T.
Tyler Junior College                                                                  Brooks, Joan
John Tyler High School                                                             Hill, Garfield
Emmett Scott High School                                                        Nelson, Novella
Negro Welfare
Utopia Club
Child Welfare Board
North Tyler Day Nursery
North Tyler YMCA
Texas College
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
True Vine Baptist Church
A. T. Stewart Middle School
East Texas Teacher’s News
East Texas District Educational Association
East Texas Colored Teachers
Tyler Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc
National Association of Colored Women’s
Clubs. Inc (Willing Workers Charity Club)
Martin Hall Auditorium, Texas College
Tyler Area Special Projects Organization
Top Ladies of Distinction, Rose City Chapter
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Gamma
Omicron Omega Chapter
Kappa Alplpha PSI Fraternity
PHI Beta Sigma Fraternity
Sigma Rho Sorority
Omega PSI PHI Fraternity
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
Delta Sigma Theta
Notes Scope and Content is copied and pasted from Sherry Kidd’s typed list TSW
Other magazines and programs have many photos and advertisements TSW
Updated/by05/02/2024 01:07 PM Wright, Tiffany Dataset

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