Scope and Contents: The collection consists of 13 handwritten letters and their transcriptions from the following members of the Dawson family: Jake, Jesse L. know also as Jess or J.L, and Arch. Jake Dawson wrote three letters to his family while he attended Denton Normal College. Jesse L. Dawson wrote letters to his father and mother and Arch Dawson wrote to family members while he attended Denton Normal College from 1910-1912. The collection also includes some of the envelopes in which the letters were mailed. The collection gives insight into the lives of students at Denton Normal College at the beginning of the 20th century.