Bibliography of Smith County, Texas--Introduction 

Based on  the original work
compiled by Sarah H. Harper and edited by Frank H. Smyrl, 1977
Updated by Vicki Betts, May 22, 2006. 

In 1977, Sally Harper, librarian in charge of the Local History Room at Tyler Public Library, and Frank Smyrl, professor of history at Texas Eastern University (now University of Texas at Tyler), published a bibliography of Smith County in Chronicles of Smith County, Texas.  Almost thirty years later, I have attempted to update this work utilizing both printed and online resources.  This is naturally a never-ending process as additional materials are located and, hopefully, produced.  Areas still to be explored include the Smith County Historical Society Archives, public libraries in Smith County towns outside of Tyler, and a few city and county offices.

The original bibliography noted locations of materials at Tyler Public Library, the Smith County Historical Society Archives, and Tyler Junior College Library.  I have expanded these locations by adding Texas College Library, the University of Texas at Tyler Library, and Netlibrary, with the symbols listed below.  Expanding resources on the internet, including online library catalogs and databases such as WorldCat and America:  History and Life, have also allowed me to locate Smith County materials in such far-flung places as California and Kentucky.

*          Tyler Public Library
%         Smith County Historical Society Archives
&         Texas College Library
#          Tyler Junior College Library
+          University of Texas at Tyler Library
N         Netlibrary—online books available at University of Texas at Tyler 

Here is a list of topics still needing to be researched and published.  

Here is list of links to various libraries and government offices:
           
Bullard Community Library.  http://www.bullardlibrary.org/
           
City of Tyler .  City Clerk.  http://www.cityoftyler.org/Default.aspx?tabid=54
           
Lindale Public Library.  http://www.lindalelibrary.org/index.php.
           
Smith County Courthouse, Annex, and Archives.  http://www.smith-county.com/
           
Smith County Historical Society Archives.  http://www.smithcountyhistory.org/archives.htm
           
Texas College Library.  http://www.texascollege.edu/library.htm
            Tyler Junior College Library.  http://www.tyler.cc.tx.us/library/index.htm
           
Tyler Public Library.  http://www.cityoftyler.org/Default.aspx?tabid=65
           
University of Texas at Tyler Library.  http://library.uttyler.edu/  

            Libraries not online:
           
Noonday Community Library
           
Whitehouse Community Library

The bibliography is so large that I have been forced to break it down into smaller pieces in order for it to load more quickly.  They cover alphabetical topics starting with a, b, c-e, f-n, o-s, and t-z.  The headings under each are:

Smith County Bibliography--A
Agriculture
Airport and Aviation
Archeology
Architecture
Art
Authors

Smith County Bibliography--B
Bibliography
Biography
Birth Records
Business

Smith County Bibliography--C-E
Cemeteries
Census
Civil War—General
Civil War—Secession
Civil War—Camp Ford
Civil War—Ordnance Works
Civil War—Units Raised in Smith County
County Commissioners’ Court Records
County Court Records
County Records (General)
Death Records
Deeds
Depression (1929-1940)
District Court Records
Economics
Education—General
Education—Anna Judson Female School
Education—Arp School District
Education—Butler College
Education—Catholic School System
Education--Chapel Hill Independent  School District
Education—Charnwood Institute
Education—Chilton Military Institute
Education—County Public Schools
Education—Eastern Texas Female College
Education—Hopewell  School
Education—Misc. Theses and Dissertations
Education—Miss Dod’s School
Education—Rosedale High School
Education—Smith’s School
Education—Summer Hill Select School
Education—Texas Baptist College
Education—Texas College
Education—Troup School District
Education—Tyler College
Education—Tyler Commercial College
Education—Tyler Independent School District
Education—Tyler Junior College
Education—Tyler University
Education—University of Texas at Tyler
Education—Whitehouse School District
Education—Winona School District
Ethnic Groups—General
Ethnic Groups—African American
Ethnic Groups—Asian
Ethnic Groups—Hispanic
Ethnic Groups—Jews
Ethnic Groups—Lebanese

Smith County Bibliography--F-N
Fairs
Federal Courts
Fiction Set in Smith County
Fire Departments
Food and Cookbooks
Funeral Home Records
Genealogy
History:  1500-1839
History:  1840-1859
History:  1872-1899
History:  1900-1928
History:  1946-Present
Indians—General
Indians—Caddo
Indians—Cherokee
Industry
Interviews
Korean War
Labor
Lakes and Dams
Law and Order
Libraries
Maps
Marriages
Medicine
Military—General
Movies
Music
Natural Resources
Newspapers
Newspapers—About
Newspapers—Indexes

Smith County Bibliography--O-S
Obituaries
Organizations—Masonic
Organizations—Odd Fellows
Organizations—Others
Periodicals
Photograph, Sketch, and Postcard Collections
Politics
Post Offices
Probate Records
Reconstruction
Religion—General
Religion—Baptist
Religion—Catholic
Religion—Christian Methodist Episcopal
Religion—Church of Christ
Religion—Church of God in Christ
Religion—Disciples of Christ
Religion—Episcopal
Religion—Jews
Religion--Lutheran
Religion—Methodist
Religion--Muslims
Religion—Presbyterian
Roses and Rose Festival
Spanish-American War
Sports—General
Sports—Baseball
Sports—Basketball
Sports—Fishing, the Fish Hatchery, and Boating
Sports--Football
Sports--Golf
Sports—Hunting
Sports—Tennis

Smith County Bibliography--T-Z
Tax Records
Texas Fruit Palace
Theater
Towns and Communities—General
Towns and Communities—Akron
Towns and Communities--Amigo
Towns and Communities--Antioch
Towns and Communities--Arp
Towns and Communities--Bascom
Towns and Communities--Bass
Towns and Communities--Bellwood
Towns and Communities--Belzora
Towns and Communities--Bethlehem
Towns and Communities--Blackjack
Towns and Communities--Browning
Towns and Communities--Bullard
Towns and Communities—Burning Bush
Towns and Communities--Carroll
Towns and Communities--Center
Towns and Communities—Center (near Owentown)
Towns and Communities—Cherokee Hill
Towns and Communities—Clear Springs
Towns and Communities--Copeland
Towns and Communities--Dawson Hill
Towns and Communities--Dean
Towns and Communities--Dixie
Towns and Communities—Dogwood City
Towns and Communities--Douglas
Towns and Communities--Dunbar
Towns and Communities--Elberta
Towns and Communities--Elkton
Towns and Communities—Emerald Bay
Towns and Communities--Etna
Towns and Communities--Fairview
Towns and Communities--Ferguson
Towns and Communities--Flint
Towns and Communities--Friendship
Towns and Communities--Galena
Towns and Communities--Galilee
Towns and Communities—Garden Valley
Towns and Communities--Greenbrier
Towns and Communities--Gresham
Towns and Communities—Harris Chapel
Towns and Communities—Harris Creek
Towns and Communities--Hebron
Towns and Communities—Hide-A-Way
Towns and Communities--Highland
Towns and Communities--Holt
Towns and Communities--Hopewell
Towns and Communities--Independence
Towns and Communities—Indian Creek
Towns and Communities--Jackson
Towns and Communities—Jamestown (East Smith County)
Towns and Communities—Jamestown (Northwest Smith County)
Towns and Communities--Joy
Towns and Communities—Lane’s Chapel
Towns and Communities—Lee Spring
Towns and Communities--Liberty
Towns and Communities—Lincoln Springs
Towns and Communities--Lindale
Towns and Communities—Mechanicsville
Towns and Communities--Midway
Towns and Communities—Mount Carmel
Towns and Communities—Mount Olive
Towns and Communities—Mount Sylvan
Towns and Communities--Nebo
Towns and Communities—New Bethel
Towns and Communities--New Chapel Hill
Towns and Communities—New Harmony
Towns and Communities—New Home
Towns and Communities—New Hope
Towns and Communities--Noonday
Towns and Communities--Omen
Towns and Communities--Overton
Towns and Communities--Owentown
Towns and Communities--Pine Grove
Towns and Communities—Pine Springs
Towns and Communities—Pleasant Grove
Towns and Communities—Pleasant Hill
Towns and Communities—Pleasant Retreat
Towns and Communities--Pounds
Towns and Communities--Providence
Towns and Communities—Red Springs
Towns and Communities--Rice
Towns and Communities—Sabine
Towns and Communities--Salem
Towns and Communities—Sand Flat
Towns and Communities—Seven Leagues
Towns and Communities—Shady Grove
Towns and Communities--Sharon
Towns and Communities--Silone
Towns and Communities—Silver Pines
Towns and Communities—Sinclair City
Towns and Communities—Spring Branch
Towns and Communities—Spring Hill
Towns and Communities—St. Louis
Towns and Communities—St. Viola
Towns and Communities--Starrville
Towns and Communities--Swan
Towns and Communities--Teaselville
Towns and Communities--Thackwell
Towns and Communities--Thedford
Towns and Communities--Thompson
Towns and Communities—Thompson Hills
Towns and Communities--Troup
Towns and Communities—Tyler (General)
Towns and Communities—Tyler—City Government
Towns and Communities—Tyler—City Directories
Towns and Communities—Tyler—Telephone Directories
Towns and Communities—Union Chapel
Towns and Communities--Universe
Towns and Communities--Utica
Towns and Communities—Walnut Grove
Towns and Communities—Water’s Bluff
Towns and Communities—Whitehouse
Towns and Communities--Winona
Towns and Communities—Wood Springs
Towns and Communities—Wright City
Towns and Communities--Youngsboro
Transportation—General
Transportation—Automobiles and Roads
Transportation—Railroads
Transportation—River
Tyler State Park
Vietnam War
Voter Lists and Election Returns
World War I
World War II

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