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Big Thicket Collection

Identifier: THR/01/2015.s095

Scope and Contents

The Big Thicket lies within Hardin, Liberty, Tyler, San Jacinto, and Polk Counties in Southeast Texas, between the San Jacinto River, Neches River, and Pine Island Bayou. In October 1974, President Gerald R. Ford signed a bill that created the Big Thicket National Preserve. The Big Thicket is home to many rare and protected plants and creatures. For example, the yellow lady’s-slipper orchid and the Texas red wolf. For more information on the Big Thicket see The Big Thicket: An Ecological Reevaluation by Pete A. Y.Gunter, call number F392.H37G82 1993.


  • 1951 - 2014

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4 boxes

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The Big Thicket Collection contains correspondence, tourist information, programs, plans, meeting minutes, invitations, essays, term papers, publications, and newspapers. It is housed in two archival boxes and located on the Special Collections manuscript shelves. The collection is comprised of one series.

Deanna Rainey
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Repository Details

Part of the Thomason Special Collections & SHSU University Archives Repository

1830 Bobby K. Marks Drive
Huntsville TX 77341 US