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: 1881-1984
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

The Julia Hagan (Mrs. H. Raymond) Papers are separated into two groups: the Julia Hagan Papers and the Henry Jackson Mathews Papers. 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, and a photograph of John Grant Tod.

The second group, the Henry Jackson Mathews Paper, consists of a single 1881 Sabine Valley University tuition receipt for H. J. Mathews in the amount of ten dollars. The receipt is signed and bears the seal of the university.


Arrangement

Organized into two groups with seven 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
Mathews, Henry Jackson
Tod, John Grant, 1808-1877
Organizations:
Daughters of the Republic of Texas
De Zavala Cemetery (La Porte, Tex.)
Sabine Valley University
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; Lisa M. Lomas, 2012.


Bibliography

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


Inventory

Julia Hagan Papers

Correspondence
box folder
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, undated
Financial
box folder
14 8 Budgets: State Board of Control; Expense Sheet, DRT, Alamo 1960-1967
Legal
box folder
14 9 Agreements, By-Laws 1962, circa 1965
Printed Materials
box folder
14 10 "Alamo World Premiere" 1960
11 The Alamo 1959, undated
12 San Jacinto Monument circa 1939-1960
13 General undated
14 Brochures 1970, undated
15 Ephemera 1965, undated
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, undated
Creative Works
box folder
14 21 Speech undated
Photographs
box folder
14 22 Photographs undated



Henry Jackson Mathews Paper

Financial
box folder
14 23 Tuition receipt: H. J. Mathews 1881 February 10