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Library Welcomes DRT Members Attending Annual Convention

May 18, 2011
DRT members pose with Cataloging Librarian Beverly Ewald and the Angelina Dickinson petticoat.

DRT members pose with Cataloging Librarian Beverly Ewald and the Angelina Dickinson petticoat.

Last Thursday, members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas attending the organization’s annual convention in San Antonio were treated to an afternoon at the Alamo. The event included a tour of the Alamo church and Long Barrack museum, a living history presentation, a reception in Alamo Hall, and an Open House in the Library.

Daughters who visited the Library were able to see rare and one-of-a-kind Texas treasures from the collections, including documents, photographs, and ephemera related to the history of the Texas Veterans Association, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and the Alamo. Behind-the-scenes tours of the Library were available, and many DRT members also used their visit as an opportunity to conduct research.

The Library is open on an equal basis to all researchers, and DRT members are always welcome to come use the collections for projects relating to Texas genealogy and history. Members unable to visit in person are encouraged to search the online catalog from home and contact the Library with their research questions; staff members can provide information about resources, conduct limited research, and make and mail photocopies of Library materials.

DRT members who visited the Library were able to see and use collection materials and converse with staff members.

DRT members who visited the Library were able to see and use collection materials and converse with staff members.

Ann Shafer and her husband examined letters written by her ancestor, John Fisher Armstrong. The documents are part of the Armstrong family papers, which were donated to the Library by Ann's mother, Catherine A. Joseffy.

Ann Shafer and her husband examined letters written by her ancestor, John Fisher Armstrong. The documents are part of the Armstrong family papers, which were donated to the Library by Ann's mother.

Several DRT member who visited the Library conducted research.

Several DRT member who visited the Library conducted research.

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