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Collection Summary

Creator Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Bibliography:

Description of Series

Jessie Andres Vick Papers

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Jessie Andres Vick Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC095



Collection Summary

Creator: Vick, Jessie Andres
Title: Jessie Andres Vick papers
Dates: 1879-1891
Abstract: Printed materials and a photograph document the Houston Light Guards and its honorary member, Jessie Andres Vick.
Identification: MC095
OCLC Record No. 50497327
Quantity: 4 items
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

Jessie Andres Vick served as a Lady's Honor Member in the Houston Light Guard. Vick obtained membership in the militia company on October 8, 1879. The Houston Light Guard became the first uniformed militia company organized in post-Reconstruction Houston, Texas. The group's charter was officially approved by the state of Texas on April 21, 1873. The Light Guards mobilized between 1876 and 1903 for the restoration or maintenance of the peace during race crises in Southeast Texas, political feuds, labor strikes, a yellow fever quarantine strike, crowd control and protection of property, and for the 1900 Galveston hurricane.

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Scope and Content Note

Printed materials and a photograph document the Houston Light Guards and its honorary member, Jessie Andres Vick. Printed materials consist of an October 1879 membership certificate for Lady's Honorary Member Jessie Andres of Houston, souvenir cards for the May 23, 1891 event for the laying of the corner stone of the Houston Light Guard Armory, and a May 24, 1891 newspaper clipping from the Galveston Daily News about the Houston Light Guards organization and membership. The Papers also contain an 1888 photograph of the Houston Light Guards.

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Arrangement

Organized into two series; arrangement is chronological.

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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.

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Index Terms

Names:
Vick, Jessie Andres
Organizations:
Texas. Militia. Houston Light Guard
Places:
Houston (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Citation

[Identification of Item], Jessie Andres Vick Papers, MC095, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.

Acquisition

Gift of Jessie Andres Vick and Vick Gould, 1955, 1957.

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Calderwood, 2002.

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Bibliography:

"HOUSTON LIGHT GUARDS." The Handbook of Texas Online. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/HH/qjh2.html

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Inventory

 

Jessie Andres Vick Papers

box folder
130.5 1 Printed Materials 1879, 1891
2 Photographs 1888

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