Texas A&M University Kingsville, South Texas Archives

Kathryn Fugate Evans Collection

Collection Summary

Creator Kathryn Fugate Evans
Title Kathryn Fugate Evans Collection
Dates: 1969-2014
Abstract: Kathryn Roberts Fugate Evans came to Kingsville in 1926. She was instrumental in preserving the history of Kingsville writing articles and her book “Come Aboard’ and her involvement with the preservation of historic buildings in town and service organizations. Materials cover her research into railroads, Chamberlain Cemetery, and papers/articles and speeches. Her work on the Kleberg County Historic Commission includes documenting historical events and places resulting in the placement of Official Texas Historical Markers.
Identification A1985-045, A1986-009, A1987-009, A1988-014, A1991-032, A2002-018, A2002-027, A2002-033, A2005-022, A2014-082, A2015-053, A2015-098
Collection URL http://archives.tamuk.edu/ead.php?xml=Fugate%20EAD
Quantity: 3.5 linear foot
Location: STA Photo File, Negative File, Media File, Flat File 6/1, I-11-4 Box 1-2,I-11-5 Box 3-5
Language: English

Historical Note

Kathryn Roberts Fugate Evans came to Kingsville as a four year old in 1926 and grew up among the early settler who came here when the railroad opened up South Texas. She attended public schools and graduated from Texas A&I College in Kingsville with a degree in journalism. After her four children, Anne, Lee, John, and Sam were in school, she began teaching English. She taught for twenty-one years. On April 15, 2001, she began a series of columns in the "Kingsville Record and Bishop News" entitled "Come Aboard" to remind old-timers, inform newcomers, and hopefully to pique the interest of youth about the early history of Kingsville as the town's 100th birthday was approaching on July 4, 2004. Her civic concerns include First United Methodist Church, Kingsville Woman's Club, Kleberg County Historical Commission, Chamberlain Cemetery Board, and Kleberg County Heritage Foundation. The foundation was instrumental in restoring the old railroad depot in downtown Kingsville. (From: About the Author in the "Come Aboard" book.)

Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials covering her research of railroads, Chamberlain Cemetery, and historical events and people of South Texas. Railroad research includes interviews with families. Professional papers include a hand written draft, typed draft, and final draft. Formats of materials are personal and professional papers, speeches, publications, newspaper clippings, photographs and media.


Materials are arranged into series: Series I: Professional Sub-series A: Historical Houses of Kingsville Research Materials Sub-series B: Railroad Research Materials Sub-series C: Chamberlain Cemetery Research Materials Sub-series D: General Research Materials/Notes Sub-series E: Papers, Articles, Speeches Sub-series F: Kleberg County Historic Association Materials Sub-series G: United Methodist Women Sub-series H: Kenedy Family Research Materials Series II: Publications Sub-series A: Annuals Sub-series B: Newspaper Clippings/Pamphlets/Booklets Sub-series C: Come Aboard Monograph Articles and Drafts Series III: Awards, Plaques, Ribbons Series IV: Photos Sub-series A: Chamberlain Cemetery Sub-series B: Railroad Sub-series C: Kingsville Area Sub-series D: "Come Aboard" Book signing event Series V: Multi Media

Index Terms

King, Richard, 1824-1885
Kenedy Elena Seuss, 1889-1984
Kenedy, Mifflin, 1818-1895
Kenedy, Petra Vela, 1823-1885
Lott, Uriah, 1842-1915
Chamberlain Cemetery Board
First United Methodist Church (Kingsville, Tex.)
Gillett Middle School (Kingsville, Tex.)
H.M. King High School (Kingsville, Tex.)
Kleberg County Historical Commission
Kingsville Woman's Club
Spohn Kleberg Memorial Hospital
Texas A&M University ROTC
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Chamberlain Cemetery
Geographical Names
Kingsville (Tex) – Centennial celebrations, etc.
Historic buildings -- Texas
Class reunions
High school teachers
Sports – History – Pictorial works