Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings on the Civil War

Manuscript Collection: MC078



Collection Summary

Creator: Kemp, Louis Wiltz, 1881-1956
Title: Scrapbook of newspaper clippings on the Civil War
Dates: 1862-1864
Abstract: A scrapbook in two volumes contains newspaper clippings 1862-1864, providing reports of Civil War actions.
Identification: MC078
Quantity: 2 v.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

Born in Cameron, Texas on September 4, 1881, Louis Wiltz Kemp was deeply interested in Texas history. He was instrumental in the construction of the San Jacinto Monument, the reburial of Texans in the State Cemetery, and the locating of the massacre site of James W. Fannin's men. He did significant research on the veterans of the Battle of San Jacinto and the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Kemp was employed by the Texas Company. He married Violet Volz in 1925. L. W. Kemp died on November 15, 1956, in Houston.


Scope and Content Note

A scrapbook in two volumes contains newspaper clippings from an unknown newspaper or newspapers, dated 1862 through 1864, providing reports of Civil War actions. The record book used for 1862-1863 appears to have had an earlier use as a calendar for 1927; listings of the birthdays of people appear on the page for the relevant date.


 

Arrangement

Arrangement is chronological.

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:
Kemp, Louis Wiltz, 1881-1956
Places:
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Formats:
Scrapbooks

Administrative Information

Citation

[Identification of Item], Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings on the Civil War, MC078, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.

Acquisition

Gift of Louis W. Kemp, 1944.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa A. Struthers, 2002.


Inventory

 

Scrapbooks

box folder
OV17 1 "Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings on the Civil War for the Years 1862-1863" 1862-1863
2 "Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings on the Civil War for the Year 1864" 1864