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DRT Library to be Featured on “Texas Country Reporter”

January 21, 2010

 

Crew members from the television show "Texas Country Reporter" adjust lighting and cameras in the reading room while Cecilia Cheever, Alamo Mission Chapter DRT and member of the Library Committee, looks on.

Crew members from the television show "Texas Country Reporter" adjust lighting and cameras in the reading room while Cecilia Cheever, Alamo Mission Chapter DRT and Library Committee member, looks on.

Yesterday, Bob Phillips and a two-person crew spent much of the day at the DRT Library for an upcoming segment on the television show Texas Country Reporter. Library staff members pulled particularly unique, significant, and/or interesting materials from the collections; many of these items, as well as interior and exterior areas of the library, were photographed or filmed for the show. Additionally, Bob Phillips, the show’s host, interviewed Library Committee Chairman Elaine Milam Vetter, who spoke about the library and its collections as well as the DRT’s custodianship of the Alamo and its Native Texan license plate project. The show’s crew also filmed part of oral history interviews conducted by Rosemarie Gregory (Ferdinand Lindheimer Chapter DRT) with Armandina Sifuentes (Alamo Couriers Chapter DRT) and Lois McCarthy (Alamo Heroes Chapter DRT); all three women are members of the 2009-2011 Library Committee.  The interviews highlight a larger project, recently started by the Library Committee, to record Daughters’ personal recollections, family histories, and stories about their involvement with the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Finally, the show’s crew filmed areas of the Alamo grounds and the interior of the main chapel and spoke with Dr. Bruce Winders, Alamo historian and curator, about current restoration work occurring inside the shrine.

The segment about the library will purportedly air in late February, which coincides with the anniversary of the 1836 siege and battle of the Alamo. We will post additional information on the blog when an airdate has been confirmed, so be sure to check back!

Crew members prepare to film an oral history interview of Armandina Sifuentes.

Crew members prepare to film an oral history interview of Armandina Sifuentes (right) conducted by Rosemarie Gregory (left).

Bob Phillips and a member of the crew examine a letter written by Alamo defender Daniel William Cloud letter.

Bob Phillips and a crew member examine a letter written by Alamo defender Daniel William Cloud.

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  1. Tammie Smith permalink
    January 27, 2010 7:21 am

    I am thrilled to see this was done finally! I am a big fan of Texas Country Reporter and I record it when I can’t watch it. Wonderful publicity for the DRT Library and DRT.
    Tammie Smith
    DRT 4th VP

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