This collection holds papers of six generations of the Winter family, beginning with Ann Clarke, born in 1779. Over the course of these generations, the family moved from North Carolina, to Alabama, to Louisiana, to Missouri, and finally to Texas. The materials in this collection date from 1817 to the 1960s. All of the material belonged to Edwina Winter and her family. The bulk of the collection is composed of the papers of generations of Mrs. Winter's mother's family. The collection includes books, scrapbooks, correspondence, diaries, newspaper clippings, memoirs, autograph books, calling cards, ledger books, and photographs.