Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Julia Hagan (Mrs. H. Raymond) Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC002



Collection Summary

Creator: Hagan, Julia
Title: Julia Hagan (Mrs. H. Raymond) papers
Dates: 1939-1984
Dates: (Bulk: 1959-1966)
Abstract: Documents relating to Julia Hagan's tenure as President General of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and as a member of the San Jacinto Battleground Commission during the early 1960s.
Identification: MC002
OCLC Record No. 45876962
Quantity: 1 box (.4 linear feet)
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

Born in San Augustine, Texas, to Henry Jackson Mathews, Sr. and Amanda Louvenia Smith, Julia Myrtie Mathews Hagan dedicated her life to the preservation of Texas' historic landmarks, serving on numerous commissions and receiving a number of awards. Joining the Daughters of the Republic of Texas in 1939, Hagan was elected president in 1959. While president, she oversaw the restoration of the French Legation and the installation of the first heating and air conditioning units in the Alamo. Hagan served for nine years on the San Jacinto Battleground Commission and worked on the preservation of the De Zavala Cemetery. In addition to her work for San Jacinto and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Hagan also was a member of the Magna Charta Dames, the Colonial Dames of America, the Texas Heritage Society, the Harris County Historical Commission, and the Brazos State Park. Hagan died in 1991.


Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and printed materials relating to Julia Hagan's tenure as President General of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and as a member of the San Jacinto Battleground Commission during the early 1960s. These documents record her efforts to preserve the De Zavala Cemetery and support the San Jacinto Battleground and Monument. The bulk of the material (1959-1966) is correspondence between the State Board of Control, the San Jacinto Museum of History Association, and elected representatives concerning the De Zavala Cemetery. Also of interest are materials related to the World Premiere of the film The Alamo, in San Antonio in October, 1960.


 

Arrangement

Organized into six series; arrangement varies according to series, Alphabetical, Chronological, Subject, or no arrangement.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Terms Governing Use

Open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jacinto Museum of History. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jacinto Museum of History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Index Terms

Names:
Hagan, Julia, d. 1991.
Tod, John Grant, 1808-1877
Organizations:
Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
De Zavala Cemetery (La Porte, Tex.)
San Jacinto Battleground Commission
San Jacinto Museum of History Association
Texas. State Board of Control
Places:
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.)
French Legation (Austin, Tex.)
San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Park (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Citation

[Identification of Item], Julia Hagan (Mrs. H. Raymond) Papers, MC002, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.

Acquisition

Source unknown; received prior to 1999.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Canby Jackson, 2000.


Bibliography

Obituary, Julia Mathews Hagan, Houston Chronicle, May 30, 1991.


Inventory

 

Correspondence

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14 1 Correspondence: San Jacinto Battleground Commission 1963-1964
2 Correspondence: San Jacinto Museum of History Association 1963-1964
3 Correspondence: State Board of Control 1959-1964
4 Correspondence: United States House of Representatives 1960, 1965
5 Correspondence: United States Senate 1960, 1963
6 Correspondence: General 1959-1966
7 Correspondence: Invitations 1966, n.d.



 

Financial

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14 8 Budgets: State Board of Control; Expense Sheet, DRT, Alamo 1960-1967



 

Legal

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14 9 Agreements, By-Laws 1962, ca. 1965



 

Printed Materials

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14 10 "Alamo World Premiere" 1960
11 The Alamo 1959, n.d.
12 San Jacinto Monument ca. 1939-1960
13 General n.d.
14 Brochures 1970, n.d.
15 Ephemera 1965, n.d.
16 Newsletters 1958-1984
17 Programs: "A Town Hall Meeting in the Spirit of 1776" 1965
18 Programs 1958-1967
19 Programs: San Jacinto Day 1960, 1966
20 Newspaper Clippings 1957-1965, n.d.



 

Creative Works

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14 21 Speech n.d.



 

Photographs

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14 22 Photographs n.d.