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.



Fri June 22, 2012

McDonald: On the Norman Rockwell-esque corner drug store

Commentator Archie McDonald remembers a vast drug store inventory with a trusted town pharmacist in the back.


Fri June 15, 2012

McDonald: A Top 10 on living in the South

Commentator Archie McDonald waxes sentimental over sweet tea and air conditioning, among other high points of Southern living.


Fri June 8, 2012

McDonald: Memories of the vacation Bible school circuit

Commentator Archie McDonald recalls fond memories of attending vacation Bible schools that filled up his summers as a youth.


Fri May 25, 2012

McDonald: A JFK tribute

Commentator Archie McDonald reflects on president John F. Kennedy's uniting force.


Fri May 18, 2012

McDonald: On primping and parading, dogs and humans resemble each other

Commentator Archie McDonald recalls watching the Westminster Kennel Club dog show and drawing similarities to how some people work on their appearance.