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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Ross W. Anderson Papers, 1912-1957

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Ross W. Anderson Papers, 1912-1957



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Anderson, Ross W. (Ross William), 1888-1957
Title: Ross W. Anderson Papers
Dates: 1912-1957
Creator Abstract: Ross William Anderson (1888-1957) was a newspaper editor and completed or nearly completed the manuscript for a book entitled Flags O'er Texas.
Content Abstract: Manuscripts, notes, printed material, and correspondence form the Ross W. Anderson Papers. The bulk of the collection consists of the manuscript of an unpublished book, Flags O'er Texas.
Identification: Col 871
Extent: 0.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

Ross William Anderson was born in Nebraska on 1888 November 2 to parents Ralph and Mary Ellen Young Anderson. He served in World War I, was a newspaper editor, and completed or nearly completed the manuscript for a book entitled Flags O'er Texas. Anderson died in San Antonio on 1957 July 15. His wife, Martha Wells Anderson, joined the Daughters of the Republic of Texas in 1937.

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Scope and Content Note

Manuscripts, notes, printed material, and correspondence related to research on the historic flags of Texas form the Ross W. Anderson Papers. The bulk of the collection consists of the manuscript of an unpublished book, Flags O’er Texas, arranged by Anderson into files corresponding to the chapters of the work. These files also contain associated source material, including notes on file cards, newspaper and magazine clippings, and other published sources. For some chapters, particularly those coming later in the book, only the source material is present; the manuscript is either missing or had not been completed.

The chapter titles and other information on the files provided by the author have been retained; these sometimes vary with titles on the manuscripts themselves or in the table of contents. Two files were labeled Chapter XI; this designation has been retained for both.

The book is a chronological review of Texas history and the flags associated with the nations and individuals involved in various historical periods. The research is particularly detailed on the French flag, flags of the Mexican period, and those of the Texas Revolution.

The remainder of the papers consists of correspondence, file cards containing bibliographic data and other source information, some transcripts of letters and documents, clippings, and editorial notes for an unrelated work.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

No restrictions. The collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Please be advised that the library does not hold the copyright to most of the material in its archival collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure those rights when needed. Permission to reproduce does not constitute permission to publish. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright, literary property rights, and libel.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Anderson, Ross W. (Ross William), 1888-1957.
Subjects
Flags--Texas.
Authors, American--Texas--San Antonio.
Locations
Texas--History--Sources.
Genres/Formats
Personal papers.
Manuscripts.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ross W. Anderson Papers, 1912-1957, Col 871, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lillian R. Allamon, 1967 August.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker, 1997 June.

Finding aid edited by Shannon Keith, 2009 December.

Finding aid edited and encoded by Caitlin Donnelly, 2010 October.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Ross W. Anderson Papers, 1912-1957

Flags O’er Texas manuscript and notes
Box Folder
1 1 Contents
2 Chapter I: O’er the Land of the Free
3 Chapter II: The Cross of St. Andrew
4-5 Chapter III: The Flowers of the Lily
6 Chapter IV: The Age of the Filibusters
7-8 Chapter V: And a Star was Born
9 Chapter VI: Under the Eagle and the Serpent
10 Chapter VII: Freedom’s March Begins
11 Chapter VIII: Heroes Fought for You
12 Chapter IX: Early Banners for Freedom
Box Folder
2 13 Chapter X: Oh! Glorious Flags
14 Chapter XI: There Gleamed a Bright Lone Star
15 Chapter XI: O’er the Alamo
16 Chapter XII: Triumphant in War
17 Chapter XIII: Standards of the Brave
18 Chapter XIV: Lone Star Rises
19 Chapter XV: And ‘Twill Live in Song and Story
20 Chapter XVI: For the Bonnie Blue Flag Hurrah
21 Chapter XVII: O’er the Home of the Brave
22 Chapter XVIII: The Lone Star Flag Today
23 Chapter XIX: The Texans’ Obligation
24 Appendix
25 Correspondence, 1951-1954
26 File cards: sources
27 Source material
28 Clippings
29 Editorial notes

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