Camps Normal Industrial Historical Documents (pdf)

Key Stone

In the early part of the 1900’s there was an active effort by African Americans to educate their childern. Several institutions of higher education were established in East Texas. The included Wiley College and Bishop College in Marshall, Texas, Jarvis College in Hawkins, Texas and Texas College and Butler College which were both in Tyler, Texas. There were several boarding […]

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Camp Normal Hospital

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Camps Normal Industrial Institute

Between 1918 and 1940 a group of men worked together to create a boarding school and basic educaiton facility in Gregg County. They called it Camps Normal Industrial Institute. There is a great deal of information related to thier effort but little evidence that the institute was ever built. There is infomation from Fisk University on a smaller Camp Switch […]

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Gregg County Court House and Other Records

There are a number of records that are related to the Camps Normal organization. Click to see the Pdf documents that have been discovered so far: Flyer to build the Camps Normal Industrial Institute – Publication year unknown Law Suite to recover 50 acres of land owned by the Camps Normal Corporation Gregg County filling of the Camps Normal law […]

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Camp Normal Hosipital Texas Historical Marker Application

The Camp Normal Foundation which supports the Camp Normal Hospital has embarked on a plan to acquire a Texas Historical Marker. Historical and supporting information will be posted on this site. There is a direct, but unclear connection between the Camps Normal Industrial Institute and the hospital.

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