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Battle of Flowers Association Records are now live!

April 24, 2014

Just in time for the Battle of Flowers Parade 2014 this Friday!

 

Two women in a decorated carriage, circa 1900-1910.

Two women in a decorated carriage, circa 1900-1910.

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library Collection at the Alamo Research Center is the official repository of the Battle of Flowers Association Records. Since 1895 (they became the Association in 1909), this group of primarily San Antonio women have organized and hosted the centerpiece of San Antonio’s biggest celebration- The Battle of Flowers Parade during Fiesta! Although this collection is always growing as the Association donates new material, the ARC archivists have worked hard to ensure that the collection is processed, organized, and made available to the public. Previously, information about the collection was available only in the library reading room. As part of the 2014 celebration of Fiesta, the finding aid for this collection has been posted online to help researchers from all over the world discover this unique material.

The Finding Aid for this collection is now available online here:

A Guide the Battle of Flowers Association Records, 1895-2011

A Finding Aid provides a summary of the collection as well as details about what is contained in the collection. The Battle of Flowers Association Records is a large collection that includes committee reports, officer reports, printed material from all eras, photographs, films, speeches, artifacts, and newspaper clippings, among many other types of materials. We anticipate that this will be a very useful collection for researchers of all levels as well as people who are interested in San Antonio and Fiesta history.

Battle of Flowers pin, 1895.

Battle of Flowers pin, 1895.

 

Interested in Fiesta and Battle of Flowers Parade history? Check out these links for previous blog entries that highlight parts of this fabulous collection.

Battle of Flowers Parade 1952

A Look Back at the 1911 Battle of Flowers Parade

It’s Enough to Make One Want to Live Here Always

Battle of Flowers Parade on Film

 

Related Collections in ARC:

Fiesta San Antonio Collection

Reynolds Andricks Fiesta Scrapbooks and Photographs

 

We look forward to your visit!

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