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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Sultanas de Bejar (San Antonio, Tex.) Records, 1976-2009

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Sultanas de Bejar (San Antonio, Tex.) Records, 1976-2009



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sultanas de Bejar (San Antonio, Tex.)
Title: Sultanas de Bejar (San Antonio, Tex.) Records
Dates: 1976-2009
Creator Abstract: The Sultanas de Bejar was formed in San Antonio, Texas, in 1948. It is a women's organization that serves as a social auxiliary to the local chapter of the International Order of the Alhambra, a Catholic fraternal group.
Content Abstract: The collection is primarily comprised of oversize commemorative documents created specifically for placement in the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, which note the formation of the Sultanas de Bejar, its membership, its activities, and significant anniversaries. Also included are scrapbook pages, membership directories, clippings, artifacts, and a proclamation.
Identification: Col 6811
Extent: 2.33 linear feet (2 oversize boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Historical Note

The Sultanas de Bejar is a women's organization that was formed in San Antonio, Texas, in 1948. It serves as a social auxiliary to Bejar Caravan No. 56, the local chapter of the International Order of the Alhambra. Solely social in nature, the organization’s mission is to foster fellowship among members of Bejar Caravan No. 56 and their wives and to assist in furthering the aims and objectives of the Caravan. The International Order of the Alhambra is a Catholic fraternal group that assists, promotes, and provides means to aid the cause of the developmentally disabled; identifies, marks, and memorializes Catholic historical places, persons, or events of international or regional importance; fundraises for these endeavors; and promotes social, fraternal, and intellectual associations through its Caravans.

References

Sultanas de Bejar (San Antonio, Tex.) Records, 1976-2009, Col 6811, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection is primarily comprised of oversize commemorative documents created specifically for placement in the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, which note the formation of the Sultanas de Bejar, its membership, its activities, and significant anniversaries. Also included are scrapbook pages, membership directories, clippings, artifacts, and a proclamation.

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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

Organizations
Sultanas de Bejar (San Antonio, Tex.)
Subjects
Women--Texas--San Antonio--Societies and clubs.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--Social life and customs.
Genres/Formats
Administrative records.
Artifacts.
Clippings.
Commemoratives.
Directories.
Membership lists.
Scrapbooks.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sultanas de Bejar (San Antonio, Tex.) Records, 1976-2009, Col 6811, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Sultanas de Bejar, 1976-2009.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker.

Additional processing by Caitlin Donnelly, 2009.

Finding aid edited and encoded by Caitlin Donnelly, 2011 February.

Accruals

Further accruals are expected.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Sultanas de Bejar (San Antonio, Tex.) Records, 1976-2009

Box
Oversize 1 Commemorative documents, 1976-2009 and undated
"Sultanas de Bejar, Organized January 20, 1948"
"Charter Members"
Charter: "The Object of the Sultanas de Bejar"
"Members Attending Ceremony Placing Charter in Alamo Liberty," 1976 August 11
"Members Attending Ceremony Commemorating Fifth Anniversary of Placement of Charter of Sultanas de Bejar in Alamo Library," 1981 August 20
"To Commemorate Sultanas de Bejar, Fiftieth Anniversary, 1948-1998"
Sixtieth anniversary sign-in card, 2009
"Members of the Sultanas de Bejar and Alhambra, Bejar Caravan No. 56 attending the special 60th Anniversary Celebration at The Alamo Hall," 2009 January 11
"To Commemorate Sultanas de Bejar, Sixtieth Anniversary, 1948-2008," current membership list
Proclamation: tradition of presenting a gold medal to Grand Sultanas leaving office, 1988 June 24
Scrapbook pages describing placement of charter in DRT Library, 1976
Membership directories, 1998-1999 and 2000-2001
Clippings, 2001
Box
Oversize 2 Artifacts, 2008 and undated
Past Grand Sultana Medal, undated
Sixtieth anniversary celebration wine glass, 2008 April 23
Sixtieth anniversary scrapbook, 2008

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