NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The East Texas Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University will host a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, to unveil a new collection of historic Nacogdoches documents. The event is free and open to the public.

The center recently received $1,500 from Friends of Historic Nacogdoches Inc. to digitize and make available online the Nacogdoches Board of Aldermen minutes from 1851 to 1877 and the Nacogdoches City Minutes from 1910 to 1923.

The East Texas Research Center at SFA, located on the second floor of the Steen Library, collects, preserves and provides physical and virtual access to East Texas' unique culture and history. It also is responsible for SFA's Records Management Program and for caring for the university's archives.

If you have photographs, journals or other memorabilia you would like to donate to the ETRC, call (936) 468-4100.