Collections

local historians share their research and treasured items


The Nueces County Historical Society is fortunate to have a number of historians and collectors. They provide us with entertaining presentations from their research and collections. Lay historians, professors, and avid collectors bring us a into the rich history of Nueces County, Corpus Christi, and the Coastal Bend. Take time to browse the following collections put together from some of our members.

the Jim Stever Collection

a letter collection without compare


Nueces County courthouse display

With planning than began in the Fall of 2015, and completed in the Fall of 2016, a display case on the first floor of the Nueces County Courthouse was used to create an exhibit to honor Jim and his wife, Barbara, for their many years of multiple contributions to historic preservation.

The five boards shown below were indicative of the arrangement in the since-removed display. Enjoy!

 

articles

Jim has also been the subject of a number of articles in the local Corpus Christi Caller Times newspaper and elsewhere. The link to the Corpus Christi Caller Times article, regarding his collection of Historic Texas Letters can be found HERE. At 95 years old, Jim is still at every NCHS monthly meeting. Stop by and say hello. He always has a great story to tell!