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Founded in 1962 on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, the East Texas Historical Association is committed to the preservation and enhancement of East Texas' great historical heritage and welcomes all who share our vision and interests.

Through our meetingspublications, and other efforts, the Association attempts to discover, collect, and preserve historical records, manuscripts, letters, journals, maps, pictures, and other materials related to East Texas history; to encourage the preservation of buildings of historical interest and architectural worth; and to publish and make known the rich history with which this part of Texas is endowed.

View upcoming program here 5th Annual New Deal Symosium program.docx

Upcoming events

  • The Fifth Annual New Deal Symposium is set. It will be held at the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus in Dallas on June 10, 2017. Once again, we will be offering a "two-for-one" symposia deal as the "Juanita Craft Civil Rights in Dallas" Symposium will be held on June 9, 2017. Plans for that symposium are still being formulated, so we do not at this time have a program, but tentative plans are for it to be held at The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, which is in walking distance of the A&M-Commerce University Center in Dallas. When we have that program ready we will begin registration for both events. Enclosed is the New Deal Symposium program. If you have any questions, as always you may call the office at 936-468-2407, or email Symposium charge George Cooper at or me at


The East Texas Historical Association invites proposals for papers and sessions for its 2017 annual fall meeting to be held in Galveston, TX at the Moody Gardens Hotel and Resort on October 12-14, 2017.

Send proposals to: Program Chair Heather Wooten at

Proposals for papers and sessions deadline is May 15th.

  Chick here for the Call for Proposals worksheet form Word Document; 


Membership in the association is available at various levels and subscription costs, suitable for the individual or for institutions interested in the heritage of East Texas and its preservation for future generations. All members receive the East Texas Historical Journal, published each fall and spring.

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Since 1971 the Association has established new programs to encourage the study of East Texas history and to honor those who do so. To learn more about any of our programs, please visit our Awards page.

C. K. Chamberlain Award honors the article judged (by a panel of peers) the best to appear in the East Texas Historical Journal within a year.

Ralph W. Steen Award honors those who have served the Association through activities primarily other than writing.

Lucille Terry Historical Preservation Award, also sponsored by the Texas Forestry Museum, honors outstanding works of historical preservation of landmarks in East Texas.

Ottis Lock Endowment Awards honors outstanding teaching, the best book on East Texas each year and research grants for those who study East Texas historical topics; A number of research grant awards are made annually, usually in amounts of $500 to $1000.

The Pine Knot Legacy Award, which includes an honorarium to fund further work, is designed to honor those organizations that have, over time, demonstrated a continuing interest in the preservation and promotion of regional heritage through a variety of programs.

We hope that you will enjoy the East Texas Historical Association and be inspired to uncover more about the history and heritage of this special part of the great State of Texas. If you share our interest in East Texas history, we invite you to join us. Visit our membership page to begin your membership. Or register for one of our conferences.

New Publications

Never Without Honor: Stories of Courage in Tribute to Ben H. Procter 
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Making East Texas, East Texas: Selections From the East Texas Historical Journal
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East Texas Historical Association
P.O. Box 6223
SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

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