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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Casino Association (San Antonio, Tex.) Letterpress Copybook, 1875-1882

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Casino Association (San Antonio, Tex.) Letterpress Copybook, 1875-1882



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Casino Association (San Antonio, Tex.)
Title: Casino Association (San Antonio, Tex.) Letterpress Copybook
Dates: 1875-1882
Creator Abstract: Formed by German immigrants in San Antonio, Texas, in 1854, the Casino Association promoted appreciation of the arts and acted as a site for theatrical and musical performances.
Content Abstract: The book contains copies of letters sent by officials of the organization, primarily Charles F. Griesenbeck, president of the Casino Association. Most of the letters concern the use of the Casino building for musical or theatrical presentations and special events, and are directed to the agents for performers. Letters describe the facilities available, the fees for use of the hall, and the dates of use. Some letters to other officers and members of the association are included, as are copies of loan documents.
Identification: Bound Doc 8375
Extent: 1 volume (498 pages)
Language: Materials are in English and Kurrent German, with English translations.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Historical Note

Formed by German immigrants in San Antonio, Texas, in 1854, the Casino Association promoted appreciation of the arts and acted as a site for theatrical and musical performances. Occupying its original building from 1857 to 1923, the club merged with the San Antonio Club in 1925.

References

Cameron, Minnie B. "Casino Club." Handbook of Texas Online. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/vnc01.

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Scope and Content Note

The book contains copies of letters sent by officials of the organization, primarily Charles F. Griesenbeck, president of the Casino Association. Most of the letters concern the use of the Casino building for musical or theatrical presentations and special events, and are directed to the agents for performers. Letters describe the facilities available, the fees for use of the hall, and the dates of use. Some letters to other officers and members of the association are included, as are copies of loan documents.

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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
Griesenbeck, Charles F., 1829-1900.
Grothaus, Frederick Edward, 1843-1899.
Organizations
Casino Association (San Antonio, Tex.)
Subjects
Clubs.
Germans--Texas--San Antonio.
Theaters--Texas--San Antonio.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--Clubs.
Genres/Formats
Administrative records.
Correspondence.

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Related Material

Casino Association (San Antonio, Tex.) Register of Visitors to the Casino-Gesellschaft, 1903-1923, Oversize Bound Doc 8556, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

San Antonio and Casino Clubs Records, 1856-1941, 1978, MS 149, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Casino Association (San Antonio, Tex.) Letterpress Copybook, 1875-1882, Bound Doc 8375, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Raymond D. White, 1977 April.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker, 1995 July.

German-language letters translated by Lore A. Senseney, 2010 April.

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

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Casino Association (San Antonio, Tex.) Letterpress Copybook, 1875-1882

Volume
1 Letterpress copybook, 1875-1882
Folder
1 English translations of German-language letters in the copybook

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