A Guide to the Paul Casanova Garcia Papers, 1780-1998
Paul Casanova Garcia was born in San Antonio, Texas, on 1952 March 7 to parents Paul Rodriguez (1924- ) and Concepcion Casanova (1927-1994) Garcia. He is a member of numerous genealogical organizations, including the Sons of the Republic of Texas, Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of Confederate Veterans, San Jacinto Descendants, Canary Islands Descendants Association, Siege of Bexar Descendants, Association des Seguin d’ Amerique (Quebec), and Sons of Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge. He is also a member of the San Antonio Living History Association and the Alamo Legacy and Missions Association. As a Texas living history re-enactor, Garcia has been involved in several made-for-television movies, including James A. Michener’s Texas, the A&E production Alamo, the Discovery Channel’s film The Alamo, the PBS documentary The U.S.-Mexican War, and the Ted Turner movie Two for Texas.
Garcia married Nancy Paulette Johnson in 1982; the couple has one daughter.
Paul Casanova Garcia Papers, 1780-1998, Col 10424, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.
San Jacinto Descendants Records, 1965-, Col 6245, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.
The collection contains genealogies, printed material, and photographs associated with family research, Texas history, and historical reenactments. Arranged by subject, the papers contain genealogical information on the Casanova, Tarin, Rodriguez, and Flores families, often compiled in connection with membership in genealogical organizations. In addition, the papers document the Alamo de Parras company of the Mexican Army, Benjamin Milam, the Siege of Bexar, and the town of Graytown, Texas. Also documented is Garcia's participation in reenactments for special events and motion pictures. Photographs include personal items depicting reenactments and other events and copies of family photos.
Many of the materials, especially the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century documents, are photocopies.
When received, the contents of the collection were in labeled envelopes, with two exceptions. These file titles were maintained and files were placed in alphabetical order. A title was supplied for the one unlabeled envelope, indicated by brackets in the finding aid. An envelope of photographs was filed with one of the existing subject files.
No restrictions. The collection is open for research.
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.
[Identification of item], Paul Casanova Garcia Papers, 1780-1998, Col 10424, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.
Gift of Paul Casanova Garcia, 1998 June.
Processed by Warren Stricker, 1998 November.
Finding aid edited by Tom D'Amore, 2011 January.
Finding aid edited and encoded by Caitlin Donnelly, 2011 January.
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