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Citations for Documents and Images

“From Mountaintop to Mountaintop of Knowledge:” Willie H. Maverick Graduates from the University of Virginia

Commencement program, University of Virginia, June 30th, 1870, Col 11749, Maverick Family Papers, DRT Library Collection, Alamo Research Center, San Antonio, Texas.

Preservation Month

Presentation Drawing of The Courand House, Leo M. J. Dielmann Papers, Col 883, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library Collection, Alamo Research Center, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph of The Courand House, Leo M. J. Dielmann Papers, Col 883, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library Collection, Alamo Research Center, San Antonio, Texas.

Le Bon Ton: A Paris Fashion Magazine, 1859, or How to be Stylish on the Texas Frontier

Photograph, [Unidentified woman], Cumings Family Papers, Col 8978, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library Collection, Alamo Research Center, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Unidentified couple], Cassiano-Perez Family Papers, Col 880, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library Collection, Alamo Research Center, San Antonio, Texas.

Fashion Plates, Le Bon Ton, DRT Library Collection, Alamo Research Center, San Antonio, Texas.

100 Years of Fun and History at the San Antonio Zoo

Photograph, “Old Monkey Island,” General Photo Collection, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library Collection, Alamo Research Center, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, “Buffalo in the Zoo, San Antonio, Texas, 1900,” General Photo Collection, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library Collection, Alamo Research Center, San Antonio, Texas.

VF-SA-Parks- Brackenridge Park- San Antonio Zoo

“Savior of the Alamo” Lay in State in the Alamo Shrine

Photograph, Clara Driscoll, General Photo Collection, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library Collection, Alamo Research Center, San Antonio, Texas.

VF-Biography-Clara Driscoll

Photograph, Clara Driscoll Mausoleum, 2013, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library Collection, Alamo Research Center, San Antonio, Texas.

Celebrating Juneteenth at the Alamo Research Center

Photograph, [Parade, Alamo Plaza], SC10156, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library Collection, Alamo Research Center, San Antonio, Texas.

Labor Contract, 1871, Hanna Family Papers, Col 898, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library Collection, Alamo Research Center, San Antonio, Texas.

Richard Hogue Dickson Papers Now Available

Photograph, [Possibly Richard H. Dickson], Richard Hogue Dickson Family Papers, Col 15156, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library Collection, Alamo Research Center, San Antonio, Texas.

Letter, R. H. Dickson to Eleanor (Ellen) J. Read, 15 April 1847, Richard Hogue Dickson Family Papers, Col 15156, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library Collection, Alamo Research Center, San Antonio, Texas.

Featured Researcher: Joel Kitchens

Mission San Jose front entrance, Ernst F. Schuchard Papers, Col 926, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library Collection, Alamo Research Center, San Antonio, Texas.

Funding a Revolution:

Mexican “Freedom Cap” Coin, 1835, DRT 7 Money Collection,  Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Certificate: New Orleans, to Thomas D. Carneal, DRT 9 Documents Collection, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Broadside: “Telegraph Office,” request for voluntary loans to the Texas government, 1836 March 5, Gail Borden Papers, Col 874,  Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

To Serve Once Again- Sam Houston Becomes Governor of Texas:

Photograph, [General Sam Houston by Gustavus Behne, 1861], General Photo Collection, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Invitation to Inaugural Ball, 1859, DRT 2 Ephemera Collection, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library,  San Antonio, Texas.

First Saturday Exhibit on December 7- Los Pastores:

Photograph, Los Pastores 1033, Los Pastores performance, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, San Antonio, Texas, circa 1951, Los Pastores-Las Posadas-Día de los Muertos Collection, 1908-1949, Col 928, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Manuscript of Los Pastores, circa 1894, Los Pastores-Las Posadas-Día de los Muertos Collection, 1908-1949, Col 928, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Father Carmen Tranchese and Leandro Granado with manuscript of Los Pastores], San Antonio, Texas, circa 1951, Los Pastores-Las Posadas-Día de los Muertos Collection, 1908-1949, Col 928, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, Los Pastores 971, Los Pastores performance, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, San Antonio, Texas, circa 1951, Los Pastores-Las Posadas-Día de los Muertos Collection, 1908-1949, Col 928, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, Los Pastores 1000, Los Pastores performance, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, San Antonio, Texas, circa 1951, Los Pastores-Las Posadas-Día de los Muertos Collection, 1908-1949, Col 928, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, Los Pastores 998, Los Pastores performance, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, San Antonio, Texas, circa 1951, Los Pastores-Las Posadas-Día de los Muertos Collection, 1908-1949, Col 928, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Beckmann Family Papers Now Processed:

Photograph, Pioneer Flour Mills, San Antonio, Texas, 1884 November 8, Adolph Guenther and Milby Giles Beckmann Family Papers, 1850-1989, Col 14629, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, Adolph Guenther Beckmann, San Antonio, Texas, circa 1915, Adolph Guenther and Milby Giles Beckmann Family Papers, 1850-1989, Col 14629, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, Duchess Mary Milby Giles, Court of Carnival Flowers and Court of Lilies, San Antonio, Texas, 1911 and 1912, Adolph Guenther and Milby Giles Beckmann Family Papers, 1850-1989, Col 14629, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, bathing at Pioneer Flour Mills, San Antonio, Texas, 1900, Adolph Guenther and Milby Giles Beckmann Family Papers, 1850-1989, Col 14629, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

El Día de los Muertos:

Photograph, [Family gathered by a gravesite, Día de los Muertos], circa 1951, Los Pastores-Las Posadas-Día de los Muertos Collection, 1908-1949, Col 928, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Guidelines, El Día de los Muertos, author unknown, undated, Vertical Files–San Antonio–Social Life and Customs–El Día de los Muertos, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Boy and elderly woman surrounded by flowers, Día de los Muertos], circa 1951, Los Pastores-Las Posadas-Día de los Muertos Collection, 1908-1949, Col 928, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Vendor, Día de los Muertos], circa 1951, Los Pastores-Las Posadas-Día de los Muertos Collection, 1908-1949, Col 928, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Boy and two women placing a lantern, Día de los Muertos], circa 1951, Los Pastores-Las Posadas-Día de los Muertos Collection, 1908-1949, Col 928, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Woman kneeling next to headstone, Día de los Muertos], circa 1951, Los Pastores-Las Posadas-Día de los Muertos Collection, 1908-1949, Col 928, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Women placing a statue atop a headstone, Día de los Muertos], circa 1951, Los Pastores-Las Posadas-Día de los Muertos Collection, 1908-1949, Col 928, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Boy with flowers, Día de los Muertos], circa 1951, Los Pastores-Las Posadas-Día de los Muertos Collection, 1908-1949, Col 928, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Girl with flowers, Día de los Muertos], circa 1951, Los Pastores-Las Posadas-Día de los Muertos Collection, 1908-1949, Col 928, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [View of the cemetery, Día de los Muertos], circa 1951, Los Pastores-Las Posadas-Día de los Muertos Collection, 1908-1949, Col 928, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

“Out of 86 That Came to Va There is Only Three Now Left”:

Letter, M. A. Dunham, Richmond, Virginia, to Sarah A. Walker, 1864 October 20, Walker and Stanfield Families Papers, 1838-1941, Col 13083, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Letter, George A. Walker to probably Sarah A. Walker [incomplete], circa 1863-1864, Walker and Stanfield Families Papers, 1838-1941, Col 13083, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

“Suggested Clothing for the High School Girl,” 1918:

College of Industrial Arts, Department of Extension, Suggested Clothing for the High School Girl (Denton, Texas: College of Industrial Arts, 1918), 4-9, 20-21.

George W. Brackenridge High School, La Retama (San Antonio, Texas: s.n., 1919), 134 and 182.

San Antonio Scenes: Military Plaza Ice Cream Stands:

Photograph, Ice cream stands in Military Plaza, San Antonio, Texas, circa 1890, SC14270, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

“Teeth Extracted with Care”:

Dental circular, Dr. J. L. (James Lewis) Libbey, Brenham, Texas, 1859 July, Cumings Family Papers, 1824-1926, Col 8978, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

San Antonio High School, Class of 1898:

Photograph, [San Antonio High School] Class of 1898, 1898 June 2, Cassiano-Pérez Family Papers, 1741-1976, Col 880, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Cabinet card, Esther Perez, 1898 June 4, Cassiano-Pérez Family Papers, 1741-1976, Col 880, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Certificate of completion, San Antonio High School to Esther Perez, 1898 June 3, Cassiano-Pérez Family Papers, 1741-1976, Col 880, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Illustration, “High School,” in Souvenir of San Antonio, Texas (San Antonio: Paul Wagner’s Bazaar, circa 1887), plate 12.

Battle of Flowers Parade, 1952:

Photograph, Her Imperial Majesty Kitty West of the House of Nelson, Queen of the Court of Make-Believe, Battle of Flowers Parade, 1952, Battle of Flowers Association Records, 1895-, Col 6848, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, Kelly Air Force Base float, Battle of Flowers Parade, 1952, Battle of Flowers Association Records, 1895-, Col 6848, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, Brooks Air Force Base float, Battle of Flowers Parade, 1952, Battle of Flowers Association Records, 1895-, Col 6848, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, Randolph Air Force Base float, Battle of Flowers Parade, 1952, Battle of Flowers Association Records, 1895-, Col 6848, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, 1st Armored Division Band, Ft. Hood, Texas, Battle of Flowers Parade, 1952, Battle of Flowers Association Records, 1895-, Col 6848, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, MFSS Battalion, Battle of Flowers Parade, 1952, Battle of Flowers Association Records, 1895-, Col 6848, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, Governor Allan Shivers, Henrietta Kilpatrick, and Gen. William M. Hoge in the reviewing stands, Battle of Flowers Parade, 1952, Battle of Flowers Association Records, 1895-, Col 6848, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Death, Exile, or Imprisonment: Punishment and the Texas Revolution

Broadside, Mexico, Congreso, Decree of the Congreso General, approved by José Justo Corro, president ad interim, on April 14, 1836 and promulgated the same day by José Maria Tornel, 1836 April 18, Oversize Doc 5416, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

A Largely-Forgotten Commander’s Efforts for the “Troops at Bexar”:

Receipt, James C. Neill, San Felipe, Texas, to Henry Smith, Governor of Texas, 1836 February 28, Doc 5386, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

“A Valentine – Ever So Sweet and Pretty”:

Valentine poem, Mattie to Willie Maverick, San Antonio, Texas, 1864 February 14, Maverick Family Papers, 1840-1960 (bulk 1861-1909), Col 11749, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Letter, Mary A. Maverick, San Antonio, Texas, to Willie Maverick, Bastrop, Texas, 1864 February 11, Maverick Family Papers, 1840-1960 (bulk 1861-1909), Col 11749, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Preserving “Good Order and Public Decency” at Christmas in Nineteenth-Century San Antonio:

Broadside, “An Ordinance to Preserve Good Order in the City of San Antonio,” 1856 December 29, Documents Collection, 1519-1979, DRT 9, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

“A Splendid Piece of Photography”: The Siege and Fall of the Alamo (1914):

Stock certificate, Siege and Fall of the Alamo Motion Picture Co., San Antonio, Texas, to F. G. Chamberlain, 1913 November 17, Documents Collection, 1519-1979, DRT 9, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Alamo, showing reconstructed palisade], circa 1912-1920, SC98.103 and SC98.101, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [David Crockett], undated, possibly 1914, SC96.601, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Crockett struggling with Mexican soldier], undated, possibly 1914, SC96.602, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Bowie, Mrs. Dickinson and child], undated, possibly 1914, SC96.600, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Texians firing and reloading rifles], undated, possibly 1914, SC96.603, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

“It is a Wonder to Myself That I Can Write at All”: The Galveston Hurricane of 1900:

Stereograph, “The Storm Demon’s fury — a fair city wrecked in a single night — Ave. O and 19th Street, Galveston disaster,” New York: Underwood & Underwood, c1900, SC10034, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Stereograph, “In ruined Galveston — a school house that was carried 600 feet while all beyond was swept away,” New York: Underwood & Underwood, c1900, SC10033, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Letter, Annie Fisher Dallam Harris, Galveston, Texas, to Nettie Fisher Armstrong, San Antonio, Texas, 1900 September 11, Fisher Family Papers, 1817-1911, Col 887, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

“What Horrors We Can Go Through and Yet Live”: The Indianola Hurricane of 1875:

Letter, Eliza Ophelia Smith Fisher, Matagorda, Texas, to Samuel Rhoads Fisher, 1875 September 29, Fisher Family Papers, 1817-1911, Col 887, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Portrait, Eliza Ophelia Smith Fisher, undated, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

“It’s Ayres that Builds Wonders from Dust”:

Untitled poem, undated, Atlee B. Ayres Papers, 1896-1946, Col 4989, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Researching Texas Annexation at the DRT Library:

James Baillie, engraver, “Matty Meeting the Texas Question,” lithograph, 1844, Art- Prints and drawings- Box 1/2, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

“The Eyes of Texas are Upon You”:

Photograph, “John Lang Sinclair on steps of old Main Building,” 1903, Alex and Agnes Sinclair Family Album, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, John Lang Sinclair, circa 1900-1905, Pirie and Sinclair Families Papers, 1899-1981, Col 10649, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, ” ‘Elmore’ auto – J. L. S. in typical pose – engine under floor,” undated, Alex and Agnes Sinclair Family Album, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Letter, John Lang Sinclair to unidentified recipient, circa 1903 December, Pirie and Sinclair Families Papers, 1899-1981, Col 10649, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

John Lang Sinclair, “The Sinners [sic] Friend,” circa 1906-1912, Pirie and Sinclair Families Papers, 1899-1981, Col 10649, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

John Lang Sinclair, “The Milkman’s Primer,” undated, Pirie and Sinclair Families Papers, 1899-1981, Col 10649, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

A Look Back at the 1911 Battle of Flowers Parade:

Photographic postcard, [Battle of Flowers Parade], 1911, Beckmann Family Papers, 1825-1958, Col 10931, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photographic postcard, [Helena Guenther on the Queen’s float in the Battle of Flowers Parade], 1911, Beckmann Family Papers, 1825-1958, Col 10931, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photographic postcard, [Spectators at the Battle of Flowers Parade], 1911, Beckmann Family Papers, 1825-1958, Col 10931, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Order of the Alamo, Courts of the Order of the Alamo, 1909-1925, volume 1 of The History of the Order of the Alamo (n.p.: n. d.), [26].

Photograph, “Helena Guenther in Queen’s Float, Parade 1911,” Beckmann Family Papers, 1825-1958, Col 10931, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

“Let Us Acquit Ourselves Like Men”: President Burnet to the (Male) Citizens of Texas:

Proclamation, President David G. Burnet, Washington, Texas, to the citizens of Texas, 1836 March 18, Documents Collection, 1519-1979, DRT 9, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Just in Time for Valentine’s Day, One Man’s Miserable Tale of Love:

Sheet music, “Don’t Shoot (I’ll Marry the Girl),” words and music by Dwight Bourn, 1924, Sheet Music Collection, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

DRT Library Receives Donation of Andrew Jackson Sowell Documents:

Photograph, Andrew Jackson Sowell, undated, SC11.001, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Andrew Jackson Sowell, “Life of Big Foot Wallace, With a List of the Mier Prisoners,” manuscript, Andrew Jackson Sowell Family Papers, Col 14817, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

A Letter to “Santa Clouse”:

Letter, Richard Lane Blocker, San Antonio, Texas, to Santa Claus, 1908 December 17, Blocker Family Papers, 1864-1966, Col 873, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

“We Have Survived This Terrible War Alive”: Letters from World War I Germany in the Dittmar Family Papers:

Postcard, Marie, Metz, Germany, to Emmy Dittmar, San Antonio, Texas, 1915 December 30, Dittmar Family Papers, 1874-1944, Col 1276, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Postcard, Marie, Darmstadt, Germany, to Emmy Dittmar, San Antonio, Texas, 1919 August 20, Dittmar Family Papers, 1874-1944, Col 1276, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Meat ration card and tickets, Essen, Germany, circa 1919, Dittmar Family Papers, 1874-1944, Col 1276, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Postcard, O. Kirsch, Reichenstein, to Emmy Dittmar, San Antonio, Texas, 1916 January 31, Dittmar Family Papers, 1874-1944, Col 1276, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

What’s Your Favorite Holiday Recipe?:

Anna Gibbs McKinney’s cookbook, circa 1800-1899, Documents Collection, 1519-1979, DRT 9, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

San Antonio Flood of 1921:

Photograph, [Flooded street in downtown San Antonio following the 1921 flood], 1921, SC5205.1.10, Schelper Family Photograph Collection, gift of Anna Schelper through Cecilia Steinfeldt, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Damaged bridge with debris in San Antonio following the 1921 flood], 1921, SC5205.1.2, Schelper Family Photograph Collection, gift of Anna Schelper through Cecilia Steinfeldt, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Floodwater in a residential area of San Antonio following the 1921 flood], 1921, SC5205.1.14, Schelper Family Photograph Collection, gift of Anna Schelper through Cecilia Steinfeldt, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Residents wading through floodwater in San Antonio following the 1921 flood], 1921, SC5205.1.9, Schelper Family Photograph Collection, gift of Anna Schelper through Cecilia Steinfeldt, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Two soldiers from Camp Travis on horseback following the 1921 San Antonio flood], 1921, SC5205.1.8, Schelper Family Photograph Collection, gift of Anna Schelper through Cecilia Steinfeldt, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Damaged house in the street following the 1921 San Antonio flood], 1921, SC5205.1.23, Schelper Family Photograph Collection, gift of Anna Schelper through Cecilia Steinfeldt, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Newspaper, San Antonio Evening News Flood Extra, 1921 September 10, Newspaper Collection, 1800-1994, DRT 12, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey, “Map of San Antonio, Tex., Showing Area Flooded Sept. 9-10, 1921,” in The Floods in Central Texas in September, 1921, by C. E. Ellsworth, Water-Supply Paper 488, plate VII (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1923).

Recap of the Family History Seminar: Investigating Your Family History:

Genealogical manuscript containing the history of several surnames, including Bustamante, Cordero, Joanes, Manaldo, Odoardo, Ponce, Trevino, and de la Riba, 1755, Documents Collection, 1519-1979, DRT 9, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Meet the DRT Library Staff: Martha Utterback Celebrates Thirty Years at the Library:

Photograph, “Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library – Staff, 1980,” Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Dickert Rifle Replica Will Fund Space Utilization Project:

Photograph, [John Wayne examining the Jacob Dickert rifle inside the Alamo church], undated, Harvey Belgin Photograph Album, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

“I Antonio López de Santa Anna at Present in the City of New York am Indebted to…”:

Mortgage bond, Antonio López de Santa Anna, New York, New York, 1866 June 28, Ella Ketcham Daggett Stumpf Papers, 1866, 1914-1992, Col 6744, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

“This Glorious Achievement”: Thomas J. Rusk’s Account of the Battle of San Jacinto:

Photograph, Thomas Jefferson Rusk, undated, SC96.281, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Portrait, Gail Borden, undated, SC95.83, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Report, Thomas Jefferson Rusk, San Jacinto, Texas, to David G. Burnet, 1836 April 22, Gail Borden Papers, 1830-1956 (bulk 1830-1860), Col 874, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Note, Gail Borden’s explanation of Thomas Jefferson Rusk’s report on the Battle of San Jacinto, undated, Gail Borden Papers, 1830-1956 (bulk 1830-1860), Col 874, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Fiesta, 1910: “It’s Enough to Make One Want to Live Here Always”:

Annie Fellows Johnston, Mary Ware in Texas (Boston: L. C. Page & Company, 1910), cover.

Annie Fellows Johnston, Mary Ware in Texas, frontispiece illustration.

Order of the Alamo, Courts of the Order of the Alamo, 1909-1925, volume 1 of The History of the Order of the Alamo (n.p.: n. d.), [14-21].

Photographic postcard, [Battle of Flowers Parade], 1911, Beckmann Family Papers, 1825-1958, Col 10931, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Personal Ads, 1800s style:

Broadside, “To the Ladies of Calhoun and Jackson Counties,” undated, circa 1870s, Ephemera Collection, 1850-, DRT 2, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

The Daughters of The Republic of Texas: 105 Years of Alamo Custodianship:

Photograph, Clara Driscoll, undated, SC96.002, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Alamo Plaza viewed from north, with Hugo & Schmeltzer building, circa 1907], SC8317.4, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Sanborn fire insurance map, Alamo Plaza in 1904, from Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970. Texas [electronic resource], accessed through the University of Texas at San Antonio Library, 2010 February 2.

Photograph, [Alamo, Alamo building, and grounds work], undated, circa 1877-1912, SC95.044, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Alamo after snowfall], 1888 January 15, SC13523, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, Adina De Zavala, cropped from [Group at Trueheart Ranch: Fred Goeth, Adina De Zavala, Dr. Frank Paschal, Henry Martin (George) Trueheart, Edward Howard Yturri, John Dudley Trueheart, George (Sonny) Trueheart, Annie Rose Trueheart, Mrs. Adams], 1924, SC95.316det, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

DRT Library Receives Donation of Beckmann Family Papers:

Photograph, Guenther family, 1893, Adolph Guenther and Mary Milby Giles Beckmann Family Papers, 1850-1986, Col 14629, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Ledger, John Conrad Beckmann accounts and customers, 1859-1866, Adolph Guenther and Mary Milby Giles Beckmann Family Papers, 1850-1986, Col 14629, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, “Ernst and Mietze Schuchard,” undated, circa 1900, Adolph Guenther and Mary Milby Giles Beckmann Family Papers, 1850-1986, Col 14629, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

“My Dear Wife”: Abishai Dickson’s Last Letter Home on His Way to Texas:

Letter, Abishai Dickson, New Orleans, to Ann Margaret Lucas Dickson, Tuscumbia, Alabama, 1835 December 29, Dickson Family Papers, 1834-1851, 1965, and undated, Doc 5180, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

November 21, 1963: President Kennedy in San Antonio:

Photographic negative, [President Kennedy in San Antonio], 1963 November 21, SCElicson.09.003, Elicson Photograph Collection, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Newspaper, “Motorcade Route for Presidential Visit to San Antonio, Texas, 21 November 1963,” San Antonio Express-News, 1963 November 20, Vertical Files–San Antonio–Military–Brooks Air Force Base, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

San Antonio Salutes Brooks Air Force Base: Unofficial Guide (Lubbock, Texas: Boone Publications, Inc., 1970): 1.

Pamphlet, “That He May Live: USAF Aerospace Medical Center,” undated, circa 1961, Vertical Files–San Antonio–Military–Brooks Air Force Base, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Volunteer Improves Access to German-Language Materials:

Letter, Felix Muller, Zurich, Switzerland, to John C. and Regina Muller Beckmann, San Antonio, Texas, 1852 September 19, trans. Lore A. Senseney, Beckmann Family Papers, 1825-1958, Col 10931, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Fort Sam Houston’s Gift Chapel:

Photograph, Fort Sam Houston Post Chapel exterior, Leo M. J. Dielmann Papers, Drawings, and Photographs, 1847-1961, Col 883, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Panoramic photograph, President Taft in San Antonio, 1909 October, SC97.24, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, John C. Dielmann’s business at 306 E Commerce Street, 1907 April 27, Leo M. J. Dielmann Papers, Drawings, and Photographs, 1847-1961, Col 883, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, interior of John C. Dielmann’s business, Leo M. J. Dielmann Papers, Drawings, and Photographs, 1847-1961, Col 883, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Presentation drawing, Fort Sam Houston Post Chapel, exterior, undated, Leo M. J. Dielmann Papers, Drawings, and Photographs, 1847-1961, Col 883, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Preliminary architectural drawing (detail), Fort Sam Houston Post Chapel, first floor plan, undated, Leo M. J. Dielmann Papers, Drawings, and Photographs, 1847-1961, Col 883, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Preliminary architectural drawing (detail), Fort Sam Houston Post Chapel, vestibule features, undated, Leo M. J. Dielmann Papers, Drawings, and Photographs, 1847-1961, Col 883, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, Fort Sam Houston Post Chapel construction, undated, Leo M. J. Dielmann Papers, Drawings, and Photographs, 1847-1961, Col 883, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

“How Old Man Henry and His Family are Getting Along in America”:

Letter, Henry Baumberger, San Antonio, Texas, to Father, beloved brothers and sisters, brothers-in-law, and friends, 1856 October 13, Henry Baumberger Letters, 1856-1867, Doc 5171, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Was a Texan the First Man to Fly in an Airplane?

Glass plate negative, [Airplane crash], undated, SC14120, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Anita Tatsch, Jacob Brodbeck “Reached for the Sky” in Texas, memorial edition (Fredericksburg, Texas: Dietel & Son Printing, 1986), 70.

Certificates of stock shares, Jacob Brodbeck to Ferdinand Herff, 1865 June 27, Documents Collection, 1519-1979, DRT 9, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

“Detailed specifications written by Jacob Brodbeck of an airship made by him,” undated, Documents Collection, 1519-1979, DRT 9, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Review of the Family History Seminar, “Land Research Workshop”:

National Atlas of the United States, “States Included in the PLSS,” United States Department of the Interior, http://www.nationalatlas.gov/articles/boundaries/a_plss.html (accessed 2009 September 17).

[Note: this image does not belong to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library.]

Survey field notes, David Crockett estate, 1838 September 5, John W. Smith Papers, 1822-1934, Col 917, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

National Atlas of the United States, “Public Land Survey System (PLSS),” United States Department of the Interior, http://www.nationalatlas.gov/articles/boundaries/a_plss.html (accessed 2009 September 17).

[Note: this image does not belong to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library.]

Adrian Woll Captures San Antonio and Takes Prisoners:

Photograph, Samuel Augustus Maverick, undated, SC96.154, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, Mary Ann Adams Maverick, undated, SC96.153, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Letter, Waddy Thompson, Mexico City, to Samuel A. Maverick, Perote prison, Mexico City, 1843 March 16, Samuel Augustus Maverick Family Papers, 1836-1909, Col 12545, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Pass to Samuel Maverick, Mexico, 1843, March 31, Samuel Augustus Maverick Family Papers, 1836-1909, Col 12545, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Map (detail), Samuel Augustus Maverick, Map Showing the Relative Position of Mexico, Veracruz, Puebla, Perote, and Jalapa, scale indeterminable, 1843, Samuel Augustus Maverick Family Papers, 1836-1909, Col 12545, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Map (detail), Samuel Augustus Maverick, Altitude Map, From Actual Survey: Showing (in [illegible]) the Height of Mexico and the Other Places on the Road to Veracruz, scale indeterminable, 1843, Samuel Augustus Maverick Family Papers, 1836-1909, Col 12545, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Processing Continues on the Joseph Elicson Photograph Collection:

Photograph, [Cub Scouts in front of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas], undated, SCElicson.09.001, Elicson Photograph Collection, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Rosita Fernandez Almaguer at WOAI studios in San Antonio, Texas], undated, SCElicson.09.002, Elicson Photograph Collection, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Santa Anna’s Invitation to American Soldiers:

Broadside, “The President of the Mexican Republic to the troops engaged in the Army of the United States of America,” 1847 August 15, Doc 1693, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Lithograph, “El Emo. Sor. Gl. de Division d. Ao. Lopez de Santa-Anna: Presidente de la Republica Mexicana,” SC01.001, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Map, Henry Schenck Tanner, A Map of the United States of Mexico as Organized and Defined by the Several Acts of the Congress of that Republic, scale ca. 1:5,479,000 (New York: H. S. Tanner, 1847), digital image from the David Rumsey Map Collection, http://www.davidrumsey.com (accessed 2009 August 24).

[Note: this image does not belong to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, although an original copy of this map is in the library’s collections.]

Texas Newspapers Report the Battle of Gettysburg and the Fall of Vicksburg:

Newspaper, Theodore R. Davis, artist, “The Siege of Vicksburg – View Upon the Extreme Right, Showing the Mississippi River Above and Below Vicksburg,” Harper’s Weekly, 1863 July 25, Son of the South Civil War website, http://www.sonofthesouth.net (accessed 2009 August 7).

[Note: this image does not belong to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library]

Newspaper, R. Waud, artist, “The Battle of Gettysburg – Longstreet’s Attack Upon Our Left Centre – Blue Ridge in the Distance,” Harper’s Weekly, 1863 August 8, Son of the South Civil War website, http://www.sonofthesouth.net (accessed 2009 August 7).

[Note: this image does not belong to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library]

Newspaper, Austin Tri-Weekly State Gazette, 1863 July 16, Newspaper Collection, 1800-1994, DRT 12, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Newspaper, Austin Tri-Weekly State Gazette, 1863 July 21, Newspaper Collection, 1800-1994, DRT 12, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Newspaper, Austin Tri-Weekly State Gazette, 1863 July 30, Newspaper Collection, 1800-1994, DRT 12, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

General Cós’s Warning to Texans, July 1835:

Declaration, Martin Perfecto de Cós, 1835 July 5, John W. Smith Papers, 1822-1934, Col 917, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Henri Castro’s Société de Colonisation Europée-Américain au Texas:

Contract, Société de Colonisation au Texas and Maria Derungs, 1847 June 27, Documents Collection, 1519-1979, DRT 9, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Auguste Frétellière], undated, SC889.50.2.9, Gentilz-Frétellière Family Papers, 1793-1962, Col 889, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Summertime in San Antonio:

Photograph, “Brackenridge Park swimming area,” undated, SC1265.6.2, Picture File, Aniol Collection, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Monkey entertaining visitors at the San Antonio Zoo], undated, SC09. Ramsdell.1, Picture File, Ramsdell Collection, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, “San Pedro Springs,” undated, SC1265.51.9, Picture File, Aniol Collection, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Picnic], undated, SC09.013, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Fishermen with catfish], undated, SC09.014, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

May I Have This Dance?:

Dance card, “Casino Sylvester Ball, 1887-1888,” Beckmann Family Papers, 1825-1958, Col 10931, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Dance card, “Casino Gesellschaft, Neujahr’s Ball, 1886-1887,” Beckmann Family Papers, 1825-1958, Col 10931, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Dance card, “Programme: 30th Anniversary San Antonio Turn Verein, October 26, 1895,” Ephemera Collection, 1850-, DRT 2, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Dance card, [Masquerade Ball at Lenzens Opera House, March 7, 1891], Ephemera Collection, 1850-, DRT 2, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Theodore Gentilz, Texas Artist:

Theodore Gentilz, Fandango, painting, oil on canvas, undated, SC05.047, Gentilz-Frétellière Family Papers, 1793-1962, Col 889, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Map, Theodore Gentilz, Castroville Comte de Bexar Texas Fondee le 3 7br. 1844, SC05.043, Morrow Collection, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Gentilz, Theodore, with art class], undated, SC889.52.1.5, Gentilz-Frétellière Family Papers, 1793-1962, Col 889, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Theodore Gentilz, Tortilleras, painting, oil on canvas, undated, SC05.046, Gentilz-Frétellière Family Papers, 1793-1962, Col 889, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Theodore Gentilz, San Francisco de Espada en 1844, painting, oil on canvas, undated, Gentilz-Frétellière Family Papers, 1793-1962, Col 889, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Gentilz, Theodore, and Marie, at 318 Flores Street], undated, SC889.52.1.3, Gentilz-Frétellière Family Papers, 1793-1962, Col 889, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Battle of Flowers Parade on Film:

Motion picture film, Battle of Flowers Parade, 1971, Battle of Flowers Association Records, 1895-, Col 6848, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Motion picture film, Battle of Flowers Parade, 1976, Battle of Flowers Association Records, 1895-, Col 6848, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Battle of Flowers Parade, Participants and Floats:

Photograph, [Mary Louise Price, Duchess of the Laurels, and Josephine Nix, attendant sprite, in the Battle of Flowers Parade], 1925, Battle of Flowers Association Records, 1895-, Col 6848, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Baby in carriage decorated for the Battle of Flowers Parade], 1905, Battle of Flowers Association Records, 1895-, Col 6848, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Two women in a carriage decorated for the Battle of Flowers Parade], undated, circa 1900-1910, Battle of Flowers Association Records, 1895-, Col 6848, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Two women and their drivers in a carriage decorated for the Battle of Flowers Parade], undated, circa 1900-1910, Battle of Flowers Association Records, 1895-, Col 6848, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [An airplane float in the Battle of Flowers Parade], 1917, Battle of Flowers Association Records, 1895-, Col 6848, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [A car decorated with flowers for the Battle of Flowers Parade], undated, circa 1910-1920, Battle of Flowers Association Records, 1895-, Col 6848, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Dorothy McCampbell, Duchess of the Coreopsis, and Margaret Basse, attendant sprite, in the Battle of Flowers Parade], 1925, Battle of Flowers Association Records, 1895-, Col 6848, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Battle of Flowers Parade:

Photograph, [Battle of Flowers Parade in Alamo Plaza], undated, circa 1890s, Battle of Flowers Association Records, 1895-, Col 6848, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [The Alamo decorated for the Battle of Flowers Parade], undated, circa 1890s, Battle of Flowers Association Records, 1895-, Col 6848, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [C.M. McAmis, 1893 Fiesta Parade], 1893, SC13162, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Invitation, “Souvenir of San Antonio, Texas. April 20th, 1891,” 1891, Ephemera Collection, 1850-, DRT 2, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Program, “Official Program, Battle of Flowers, April 21 and 22, 1899,” 1899, Battle of Flowers Association Records, 1895-, Col 6848, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Artifact, [Battle of Flowers Parade pin], 1895, Battle of Flowers Association Records, 1895-, Col 6848, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Historic Texas Taxes:

Tax receipt, [Money received of Thomas W. Grayson for taxes owed to the state of Texas and the county of Bexar for the year 1852], 1855 July 5, Grayson Family Papers, 1835-1959, Col 895, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Confederate tax receipt, [Money received of James Lincoln for taxes owed for the year 1862], 1863 November 12, James Lincoln Papers, 1863-1896, Col 894, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Confederate tax receipt, [Money received of James Lincoln for taxes owed for the year 1863], 1864 June 9, James Lincoln Papers, 1863-1896, Col 894, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Decree, Mexico City, 1759 March 29, Documents Collection, 1519-1979, DRT 9, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Receipt, Mexico City, to Jose de Espinosa, 1796 January 30, Documents Collection, 1519-1979, DRT 9, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Hal Coffman, “Just One Thing After Another,” in The State of Texas or the State of Taxes?, by Byron C. Utecht (San Antonio: The Naylor Company, 1949), [ii].

DRT Library Hosts the Texas Map Society:

Map, Abraham Ortelius, Hispaniae Novae sivae magnae recens et vera descriptio, scale indeterminable, from Theatrum orbis terrarum (Antverpiae?: s.n., 1579), Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Map, John Senex, A Map of Louisiana and of the River Mississipi, scale ca. 1:4,344,680, from A New General Atlas, Containing a Geographical & Historical Account of All the Empires, Kingdoms, and Other Dominions of the World (London: s.n., 1721?), Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Map, Mapa de los Estados Unidos Mejicanos Arreglado a Distribucion que en Diversos Decretos ha hecho del Territorio el Congreso General Mejicano, scale ca. 1:5,632,000 (Paris: Rosa, 1837), Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Map, Stephen F. Austin, A Map of Austin’s Colony & Adjacent Country in Texas Drawn Principally from Actual Survey by Stephen F. Austin, scale not recorded, undated, circa 1820s, Cumings Family Papers, 1824-1926, Col 8978, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Women in Baseball:

Baseball card, [Female baseball player, first base], undated, circa 1880s, [Sports Card Album, circa 1880-1920], Col 14379, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Baseball card, [Female baseball player, third base], undated, circa 1880s, [Sports Card Album, circa 1880-1920], Col 14379, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Baseball card, [Female baseball player, catcher], undated, circa 1880s, [Sports Card Album, circa 1880-1920], Col 14379, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

“Lovely Bluebonnets, More Beautiful Than All the Rest”:

Artifact, Battle of Flowers Association commemorative pin, 1992, Battle of Flowers Association Records, 1895-, Col 6848, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Sheet music, “Flower of Texas,” poem by Evelyn Hornsby Mims, music by Dot Echols Orum, 1936, Sheet Music Collection, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Sheet Music, “Legend of the Blue Bonnets (State Flower of Texas),” words and music by Ida Bassett Botts, 1936, Sheet Music Collection, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Painting, Julian Onderdonk, Spring Morning, oil on canvas, 1911, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Newspaper Accounts of the Battle of the Alamo:

Newspaper, Telegraph and Texas Register, 1836 March 24, Newspaper Collection, 1800-1994, DRT 12, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Newspaper, Diario del Gobierno de la Republica Mexicana and Suplemento al Diario del Gobierno de la Republica Mexicana, 1836 March 21, in Spanish, Newspaper Collection, 1800-1994, DRT 12, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Texas Independence Day, March 2:

Broadside, “Unanimous Declaration of Independence by the Delegates of the People of Texas,” 1836 March 2, annotations by Samuel A. Maverick, Samuel Augustus Maverick Family Papers, 1836-1909, Col 12545, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

1888 Bill of Sale for Cattle:

Bill of sale, G.W. Buttery to J.E.T. Burris, 1883 September 28, Llano County (Tex.), Documents Collection, 1519-1979, DRT 9, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Texas Secession, Continued:

Photograph, “Texas troops at San Antonio at the time of the surrender of the U.S. arms,” undated, SC11484C, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [General David E. Twiggs, C.S.A.], undated, SC96.381, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Letter, Samuel Augustus Maverick, San Antonio, Texas, to Capt. Wm. Edgar, Alamo City Guards, 1861 February 16, Doc 1221, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Happy Valentine’s Day!:

Valentine postcard, “To My Valentine,” unidentified sender to Ruth Seele, San Antonio, Texas, 1913 February 12, Ephemera Collection, 1850-, DRT 2, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Valentine postcard, “When my hair is white and my gait is lame, I hope your love will be the same,” unidentified sender to Ruth Seele, San Antonio, Texas, 1918 February 13, Ephemera Collection, 1850-, DRT 2, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Valentine postcard, “Valentine Greeting,” signed Ruth Seele, undated, circa 1910-1930, Ephemera Collection, 1850-, DRT 2, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Valentine postcard, “With My Heart’s Best Love,” unidentified sender to Ruth Seele, San Antonio, Texas, undated, circa 1910-1930, Ephemera Collection, 1850-, DRT 2, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Valentine card, “”Pure affection’s sweetest token, Choicest hint of love unspoken, To my Valentine,” signed Ruth Seele, undated, circa 1910-1930, Ephemera Collection, 1850-, DRT 2, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Valentine card, “To One I Love,” Lois to unidentified recipient, undated, circa 1910-1930, Ephemera Collection, 1850-, DRT 2, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Valentine card, “If they gather all the sunbeams from the brightest day in June…,” Ruth M. to Ruth Seele, undated, circa 1910-1930, Ephemera Collection, 1850-, DRT 2, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Valentine card, “I know a little maiden as sweet as she can be…,” unidentified sender and recipient, undated, circa 1910-1930, Ephemera Collection, 1850-, DRT 2, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

“To Dissolve the Union Between the State of Texas and the…United States of America”:

Broadside, “An Ordinance to dissolve the union between the state of Texas and the other states, united under the compact styled ‘the Constitution of the United States of America,'” Texas Convention, 1861 February 1, Doc 5414, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Broadside, “Letter from Gen. Houston. His Views Respecting our Political Affairs,” Samuel Houston, 1860 November 14, Documents Collection, 1519-1979, DRT 9, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Broadside, “To the People of Texas,” Samuel Houston, 1861 March 16, Documents Collection, 1519-1979, DRT 9, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Currency During the Republic of Texas:

Currency, printed notes, “Star notes,” Act of 1837 June 9, Money Collection, 1773-2004, DRT 7, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Currency, engraved notes, change notes, Act of 1837 December 14, Money Collection, 1773-2004, DRT 7, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Currency, four engraved notes, “Redbacks,” Act of 1839 January 19, Money Collection, 1773-2004, DRT 7, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Almanacs, Part II: Crockett Almanacs:

The Crockett Almanac, 1839: Continuing Adventures, Exploits, Sprees and Scrapes in the West, and Life and Manners in the Backwoods (Nashville, Tennessee: Ben Harding, 1838?), front cover.

The Crockett Almanac, 1840: Containing Adventures, Exploits, Sprees and Scrapes in the West, and Life and Manners in the Backwoods (Nashville, Tennessee: Ben Harding, 1839?), front cover.

Davy Crockett’s Almanac, 1847: Daring Adventures in the Back Woods; Wonderful Scenes in River Life; Manners of Warfare in the West; Feats on the Prairies, in Texas and Oregon (Boston: James Fisher, 1846?), front cover.

“Crockett Riding his Express, From Mexico to Washington, Across the Prairies,” in Davy Crockett’s Almanac, 1847, [21].

“Skinning a Bear,” in Davy Crockett’s Almanac, 1847, [7].

“Desperate Fight with Two Catamounts,” in The Crockett Almanac, 1839, 9.

Snow in San Antonio:

Photograph, [Alamo Plaza, in snow, view north], undated, SC13308, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Our home, Flo and Blanche, snow storm], 1895 February 14, Riddle and Eagar Families Papers, 1840-1945, Col 7426, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, “Skating on West End Lake, 1899,” SC926.Pioneer.45, Ernst F. Schuchard Papers, 1832-1973, Col 926, The Daughters of The Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio Texas. Also in 100th Anniversary Pioneer Flour Mills, San Antonio, Texas, 1851-1951: A Scrapbook of Pictures and Events in San Antonio During the Last 100 Years (San Antonio: The Naylor Company, 1951), 45.

Photograph, [Dullnig House, Nolan Street], 1926 January 24, SC5205.3.11, Picture File Collections, Schelper Family Collection, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Bringing in the New Year with Almanacs:

Webster’s Calendar: Or, The Albany Almanack, for the Year of Our Lord 1840 (Albany, New York: E. W. & C. Skinner, 1840), 4.

The New Orleans Almanac, for the Year 1858: Containing an Accurate Court Calendar of Louisiana, and Calculations for New Orleans (New Orleans: O. O. Woodman, 1858), front cover.

“Gen. George Cadwalader, in Command, at the Storming of Chapultepec” and “Captain Drum’s Glorious Re-capture of the Brass Six Pounders,” in The Old Rough and Ready Almanac, 1849 (Philadelphia and New York: Turner & Fisher, 1849), 23-24.

“Millard Fillmore,” in The Whig Almanac and United States Register for 1851 (New York: Greeley & McElrate, 1851), 21.

The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge, For the Year 1843 (Boston: David H. Williams, 1842), v-vi.

Telegraph and Texas Register, Early Texas Newspaper:

Newspaper, Telegraph and Texas Register, 1837 January 6 and 11, Newspaper Collection, 1800-1994, DRT 12, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Letter from Daniel Cloud, Alamo Defender:

Letter, Daniel William Cloud, Natchitoches, Louisiana, to J. B. Cloud, 1836 December 26, Documents Collection, 1519-1979, DRT 9, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Christmas in San Antonio:

Photograph, [Christmas tree in Alamo Plaza], 1922 December, SC5029.1, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Christmas at Boysville, San Antonio, Texas], 1952, SCElicson.08.005, Elicson Photograph Collection, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Santa Claus on the roof of Joske’s department store, downtown San Antonio, Texas], undated, SCElicson.08.001, Elicson Photograph Collection, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Historic Christmas Cards:

Christmas postcard, “To Greet on Xmas Morning,” unidentified sender to Miss Stella Faust, New Braunfels, Texas, 1905 December 20, Ephemera Collection, 1850-, DRT 2, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Christmas card, “Christmas Cheer,” 1932 December 25, Ephemera Collection, 1850-, DRT 2, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Christmas card, Adina and Mary De Zavala to an unidentified recipient, 1937, Ephemera Collection, 1850-, DRT 2, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Dedication of the DRT Library:

Daughters of the Republic of Texas, “Dedication Program, The Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, Gift of Mrs. John King Beretta, On Saturday, December the Second Nineteen-hundred and fifty,” [San Antonio, Texas?: s. n., 1950?].

Photograph, [Dr. William Eager Howard], undated, CN95.49, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Portraits of John King Beretta and Sallie Mills Ward Beretta, paintings by Lonnie Rees, gifts of Mr. and Mrs. John Ward Beretta, SC05.054 and SC05.055, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Ulysses S. Grant’s Son Honored in San Antonio:

Program, [Banquet for Frederick Dent Grant sponsored by the Business Men’s Club at the Menger Hotel], 1902 December 1, Ephemera Collection, 1850-, DRT 2, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Nineteenth-Century Holiday Treats:

Anna Gibbs McKinney’s cookbook, circa 1800s, Documents Collection, 1519-1979, DRT 9, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Founding of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas:

The Daughters of The Republic of Texas, “Meeting at Lampasas, April 20th, 1892: Secretary’s Report,” in Constitution and By-Laws of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 12-14. Houston: Gray’s Printing Office, 1892.

Photograph, The Daughters of The Republic of Texas, La Grange, Texas, 1905 April, 21, Ella Dancy Dibrell Papers, 1905-1909 and 1984, Doc 3007, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Honoring Texas Veterans:

Photograph, [Lieutenant Hal Irby Greer, taken in France during World War, 1918], Hal Irby Greer Papers, 1918-1936, Col 896, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Certificate, [Appointment of Hal Irby Greer, First Lieutenant, Air Service, U.S. Army], 1918 May 18, Hal Irby Greer Papers, 1918-1936, Col 896, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Letter, Hal Irby Greer, France, to Mother, 1918 October 16, Hal Irby Greer Papers, 1918-1936, Col 896, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Hal Irby Greer at the gun of an airplane], undated, circa 1918, Hal Irby Greer Papers, 1918-1936, Col 896, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Documents from Texas Elections:

Letter, Juan Martin de Veramendi, Leona Vicario [Saltillo], Coahuila y Tejas, to José Antonio Navarro, 1833 March 2, in Spanish, Doc 6813, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Letter, P. R. Lilly, Montgomery, Texas, to Chas. B. Stewart, Montgomery, Texas, 1842 February 17, Doc 9613, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Certificate of Election, State of Texas, 1902 December 15, William Lewis Davidson Papers, Doc 11151, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Printed handbill, “Fergusonism vs Capitalism” by Charles E. Coons, undated, 1930, Doc 2811, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Institute of Public Affairs, University of Texas, A Handbook for Texas Voters (Austin, Texas: The University of Texas, 1953), 2-3.

Institute of Public Affairs, University of Texas, “Facsimile of the General Election Ballot Used in 1952,” in A Handbook for Texas Voters (Austin, Texas: The University of Texas, 1953), unnumbered page.

Guest Register from San Antonio’s Most Haunted Hotel:

Menger Hotel (San Antonio, Tex.) Register, 1874, Oversize Bound Doc 8568, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Germans in San Antonio: Freie Presse fur Texas:

Newspaper, Freie Presse Fur Texas, 1893 March 9, in German, Newspaper Collection, 1800-1994, DRT 12, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Alamo Premiere Weekend:

Broadside, “San Antonio Conservation Society Welcomes You to a Special Presentation of ‘A Night in Old San Antonio,'” 1960 October 23, Ephemera Collection, 1850-, DRT 2, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Invitation program, “The Alamo World Premiere Program, October 22-23-24, 1960,” Ephemera Collection, 1850-, DRT 2, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

1899 State Fair of Texas:

Souvenir program, “Souvenir Attractions: Texas State Fair, Dallas, Texas, Sept. 28th to Oct. 22nd 1899,” Ephemera Collection, 1850-, DRT 2, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Historic Baseball Cards:

[Sports Card Album], undated, circa 1890-1940, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Robert E. Lee in Texas:

Photograph, “Robert E. Lee,” engraved by A. H. Ritchie, undated, from the National Archives Photographic Records Office, SC9958, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, “Genl. R. E. Lee. Photographed at his residence in Richmond, Va., just after the late war between the states,” undated, circa 1865-1870, SC9959, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Susanna Dickinson: Alamo Survivor:

Photograph, [Susanna Dickinson], undated, SC95.342, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Ambrotype and photograph, [Angelina Dickinson Griffith], undated, SC95.052, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Angelina Dickinson petticoat, Dickinson Family Papers, circa 1850-circa 1883, Col 14592, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Marriage bond, Almeron Dickenson and B. D. Johnson, Hardeman County, Tennessee, to the Governor of Tennessee, 1829 May 24, Documents Collection, 1519-1979, DRT 9, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

“Come and Take It”:

Letter, photocopy, Andrew Ponton, Gonzales, Texas, to an unidentified recipient, 1835 September 26, Documents Collection, 1519-1979, DRT 9, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Galveston Hurricane of 1900:

Photoprint of stereograph, “The Storm Demon’s fury–a fair city wrecked in a single night–Ave. O and 19th Street, Galveston Disaster,” New York, New York: Underwood & Underwood, 1900, SC94.054, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photoprint of stereograph, “In ruined Galveston — a school house that was carried 600 feet while all beyond was swept away,” New York, New York: Underwood & Underwood, 1900, SC94.053, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Diez y Seis de Septiembre:

Letter, issued by General Jose Maria Morelos, commission to Jose Maria Larios, 1814 January 25, in Spanish, Documents Collection, 1519-1979, DRT 9, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Announcement, Ygnacio Ximenes, 1812 May 3, in Spanish, Documents Collection, 1519-1979, DRT 9, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

JFK at the Alamo:

Photograph, [Senator John Kennedy signs guest register in the Alamo, September 12, 1960, during presidential campaign], SC03.007, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Photograph, [Senators Ralph Yarborough, John Kennedy, and Lyndon Johnson in the Alamo church during Sen. Kennedy’s presidential campaign, September 12, 1960], SC03.008, Picture File, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

1898 Democratic State Convention:

Ribbon, “Democratic State Convention, Galveston, Texas, August 2, 1898,” Albert Sidney and Adele Steiner Burleson Papers, 1856-1947, Doc 6883, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.


7 Comments leave one →
  1. james b hartgraves permalink
    July 19, 2009 4:04 pm

    Please do not change anything about the Alamo. It is a sacred shrine to the men who gave their life for a cause they believed in and does not need to be turned into an amusement park. If you need more donations let us know – I am sending $25 this week and will send more – just don’t let the experts ruin it!
    Thanks,
    JB Hartgraves

    Reference – DMN July 19, 2009 article

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