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Finding Aid to The Alamo and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Collection MS.728
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Preferred citation
  • Processing history
  • Custodial history
  • Acquisition
  • Use
  • Access
  • Administrative History

  • Title: The Alamo and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.728
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1904-1907
    Abstract: This is a collection of letters and newspaper clippings bound in a scrapbook regarding the Alamo building and grounds, and the work done by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas in 1907 to preserve the Alamo. The letter is written to George Wharton James from Mrs. William Christian, 1907 May 2. Newspaper clippings are from 1904-1907.
    creator: Christian, William, Mrs.
    creator: James, George Wharton, 1858-1923

    Scope and Contents

    This is a collection of letters and newspaper clippings bound in a scrapbook regarding the Alamo building and grounds, and the work done by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas in 1907 to preserve the Alamo. The letter is written to George Wharton James from Mrs. William Christian, 1907 May 2. Newspaper clippings are from 1904-1907. This scrapbook also contains a 1907 issue of Texas Talks: an Illustrated Magazine of Progress and Development as well as other papers from the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, including a petition to preserve the Alamo.

    Preferred citation

    The Alamo and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Collection, 1904-1907, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.728.

    Processing history

    Processed by Library staff before 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 November 16, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Custodial history

    This material was donated to the Library as part of the George Wharton James collection and transferred to the Southwest Museum's subject files or "Vertical Files". The material was removed at a later date from the subject files and assigned as a manuscript collection number to reflect its informational value.

    Acquisition

    Donated by Edith E. Farnsworth as part of the George Wharton James Library, 1928 November 28.

    Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

    Administrative History

    Founded in 1891, The Daughters of The Republic of Texas is the oldest patriotic women’s organization in Texas and one of the oldest in the nation. Their mission is to perpetuate the memory and spirit of those who achieved and maintained the independence of Texas; provide educational programs of the highest caliber in coordination with Texas school districts and the Texas Education Agency, as well as programs for the public; encourage research into early Texas records, preserve historic documents and encourage the publication of historic records, and secure and memorialize historic sites.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
    Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.) -- Siege, 1836
    Clippings
    Correspondence
    Preservation
    Restoration and conservation
    San Antonio (Tex.) -- History
    Scrapbooks
    Texas -- History
    Texas Talks: an Illustrated Magazine of Progress and Development