Archie McDonald, Ph.D.


Archie P. McDonald (b. Nov. 29, 1935   -   d. Aug. 16, 2012) aught history at Stephen F. Austin State University for 47 years. He served as host and author of a commentary series on Red River Radio for more than a decade and also served on our community advisory board. He served as director of the East Texas Historical Association and editor of the Association’s Journal for 37 years. He was a past president of the Texas State Historical Association, past vice chair of the Texas Historical Commission, and author/editor of more than 20 books on historical topics—and one book of humor titled Helpful Cooking Hints for House Husbands of Uppity Women. Along with teaching, McDonald served as SFA's community liaison. His Red River Radio commentaries aired for many years on Fridays at 7:35 a.m.

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Commentator Archie McDonald would like to escape to a cool mountaintop these days, sans any travel snafus.

Commentator Archie McDonald wishes he would have paid more attention to his piano teacher so he wouldn't be hung up on Chopsticks today.

Commentator Archie McDonald is amazed that a television public service announcement is focused on politeness.

Commentator Archie McDonald tries his hand at a presidential State of the Union address with much fanfare.

Setting aside fireworks and hot dogs, Commentator Archie McDonald provides a history lesson on the Declaration of Independence.