Archie McDonald, Ph.D.

Commentator

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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7:35am

Fri December 23, 2011
Commentary

McDonald: Extending Christmas blessings to all

Commentator Archie McDonald describes Christmas at his home in Nacogdoches, Texas.

7:35am

Fri December 16, 2011
Commentary

McDonald: Celebrating the family Christmas table

Commentator Archie McDonald shares his family's Christmas traditions and congregating around grandma's table.

7:35am

Fri December 9, 2011
Commentary

McDonald: Local hardware stores have faded away

Commentator Archie McDonald pines for the local hardware store where he could count out and purchase 13 screws.

7:35am

Fri December 2, 2011
Commentary

McDonald: Kudos to a retiring Nacogdoches hairdresser

Commentator Archie McDonald pays tribute to a prized Nacogdoches hairdresser and his signature coifs.

7:35am

Fri November 25, 2011
Commentary

McDonald: Where did that expression come from?

Commentator Archie McDonald  looks at the origins of some common expressions and words, mythical or not.

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