Finding Aid to The Alamo and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Collection MS.728

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2012 November 16


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