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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Records relating to the Civil War Centennial, 1861-1865, 1902-1911, 1955-1968 (bulk 1961-1964),

Historical marker files, 1965,

Chisholm Trail Centennial records, 1956, 1965-1971 (bulk 1966-1968),

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas State Historical Survey Committee:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1861-1865, 1902-1911, 1955-1971 (bulk 1961-1967)



Overview

Creator: Texas State Historical Survey Committee.
Title: Records
Dates: 1861-1865, 1902-1911, 1955-1971
Dates: (bulk 1961-1967)
Abstract: Types of records include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, survey forms, essays, photographs, case files, programs, newsletters, press releases and press kits, articles, newspapers, clippings, magazines, brochures, and other printed material. Dates of the records are 1861-1865, 1902-1911, 1955-1971, the bulk dating 1961-1967. These records include the records of the Texas Civil War Centennial Commission (1960-1963), the Texas Civil War Advisory Committee which succeeded it in December 1963, the Tri-State Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission (1966-1968, members from Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma), the Texas Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission (1966-1968), and records of the Texas State Historical Survey Committee (TSHSC) pertaining to centennial activities of the Civil War, the Chisholm Trail Centennial, and historical markers erected between 1936 and 1965. The bulk of the records pertain to the activities of the Civil War Centennial.
Quantity: 16.53 cubic ft.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas State Historical Survey Committee was created on a temporary basis in 1953 (Senate Concurrent Resolution 44, 53rd Legislature, Regular Session) to administer a comprehensive state program for historical preservation; it was given more permanent status in 1957 (Senate Bill 426, 55th Legislature, Regular Session). The committee was composed of eighteen members appointed for six-year terms by the governor. It had the power to erect historical markers, to check the historical accuracy of inscriptions prepared for markers by any individual or group, and to certify the historical worthiness of any historical property the state determined to purchase. In 1962 the Official Texas Historical Marker Program was formed to record Texas historic sites in all counties. Staff evaluated applications and made recommendations to the State Marker Review Board and then prepared marker inscriptions. State law authorized county judges to appoint county historical survey committees. These committees allowed the Texas State Historical Survey Committee to coordinate and cooperate in activities throughout the state. By 1966 each county had formed a historical survey committee. State law also allowed commissioners courts to appropriate money from the general fund to finance the activities of county historical survey committees, and to erect historical markers and acquire objects of historical significance. In addition, cities and counties were authorized to spend funds to operate historical museums.

The Committee created a program called RAMPS in 1964. It called for the recording, appreciation, marking, preservation, and surveying of Texas history. One of the basic objectives was to erect 5,000 official Texas historical markers in five years. The 5000th marker was approved on October 27, 1969. The committee created and/or approved several types of markers, including building markers, small subject and large subject markers, grave markers, medallions, private state-approved markers, 1936 centennial (independence) markers, and large Civil War centennial markers. The historical markers were erected to mark structures; archeological finds; mountain passes; old trails; Indian camp and burial grounds; sites of battles and skirmishes; sites related to important events in cattle, agricultural, and petroleum industries; unique weather sites; early railroads; famous gunfights; early business and educational institutions; and birthplaces or homes of outstanding Texans. The markers gave information on the date of founding, origin of name, and history of many towns and counties, as well as towns that no longer existed.

The Committee was active with the National Civil War Centennial celebration between 1960 and 1966. It provided staff support for the Texas Civil War Centennial Committee as well as having staff members on the Committee itself. The two largest projects involving the TSHSC during this celebration were conducting a survey to locate and mark the graves of Civil War veterans throughout the state and the erectin of historical markers commemorating Civil War events, places, or noteworthy individuals participating in the Civil War.

The Committee was also heavily involved in the 1967 Chisholm Trail Centennial commemoration. It provided staff support and coordinated activities for the Texas Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission (TCTCC). The most significant activity undertaken by the TSHSC during this centennial was coordinating the stops of the traveling rail car museum in Texas cities and towns. The museum traveled by rail to stops in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas along and near the Chisholm trail route with exhibits pertaining to the history of the Chisholm Trail. The TSHSC also worked with the TCTCC in the creation and marketing of medallions and other merchandise for sale in the traveling museum, and it erected historical markers along the trail in Texas.

The Committee became the Texas Historical Commission in 1973 (House Bill 1512, 63rd Legislature, Regular Session).

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Scope and Contents of the Records

Types of records include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, survey forms, essays, photographs, case files, programs, newsletters, press releases and press kits, articles, newspapers, clippings, magazines, brochures, and other printed material. Dates of the records are 1861-1865, 1902-1911, 1955-1971, the bulk dating 1961-1967. These records include the records of the Texas Civil War Centennial Commission (1960-1963), the Texas Civil War Advisory Committee which succeeded it in December 1963, the Tri-State Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission (1966-1968, members from Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma centennial commissions), the Texas Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission (1966-1968), and records of the Texas State Historical Survey Committee (TSHSC) pertaining to centennial activities of the Civil War, the Chisholm Trail Centennial, and historical markers erected between 1936 and 1965. The bulk of the records pertain to the activities of the Civil War Centennial.

Topics include the creation and meetings of the Texas Civil War Centennial Commission, the Tri-State Chisolm Trail Centennial Commission and the Texas Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission; erecting historical markers for both centennial events; publication of centennial activities; creation and scheduling stops of the traveling rail car musuem for the Chisholm Trail centennial; creation and sale of medallions and other merchandise for the Chisholm Trail centennial; writing a history of the Chisholm Trail and writing a history of Texas in the Civil War; recording the graves of Civil War veterans buried in each county; Civil War exhibits in Texas libraries and museums; and a Civil War essay contest sponsored by TSHSC for children in secondary schools. Correspondents include members of the various centennial commissions and committees, TSHSC staff, the governor's office, legislators, county historical societies, historical organizations, centennial commission staff in other states (both for Civil War and Chisholm Trail centennials), libraries and museums, publishers, and the general public.

Additional records of the Texas State Historical Survey Committee can be found in the several series of records of the Texas Historical Commission, notably the Meeting files, Executive Director files, and several series within the records of the History Programs Division - County historical files, County historical committee program files, and Historical marker program administrative files. Additional records of the Texas Civil War Centennial Commission can be found in the Archives' manuscript collection. These records are currently unprocessed, but are miminally described in the manuscript index available in the Archives' search room.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized into three series and twelve subseries.
Records relating to the Civil War Centennial, 1861-1865, 1902-1911, 1955-1968 (bulk 1961-1964), 13.47 cubic ft.
  • Minutes, 1960-1963, 0.24 cubic ft.
  • Correspondence and subject files, 1958-1965 (bulk 1960-1963), 0.7 cubic ft.
  • Confederate memorial information markers case files, 1962-1965, 3.07 cubic ft.
  • Records of graves of Civil War veterans, 1861-1865, 1902-1911, [ca. 1962]-1966 (bulk 1963-1964), 2.09 cubic ft.
  • Civil War essay contest files, 1964, 0.94 cubic ft.
  • Centennial commissions of other states, 1861-1863, 1958-1965, 3.53 cubic ft.
  • Texas Confederate markers in other states, case files, 1956-1968 (bulk 1963-1965), 1.41 cubic ft.
  • Local centennial celebration files, 1963-1964, 1.18 cubic ft.
  • Research materials, 1957-1960, 1963-1965, 0.47 cubic ft.
  • Texas and the Civil War, 1961-1964, 0.47 cubic ft.
Historical marker files, 1965, 0.24 cubic ft.
Chisholm Trail Centennial records, 1956, 1965-1971 (bulk 1966-1968), 2.82 cubic ft.
  • Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission files, 1956, 1965-1970 (bulk 1966-1968), 1.88 cubic ft.
  • Chairman's files, 1965-1968 (bulk 1967), 0.94 cubic ft.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished manuscripts are protected at a minimum through December 31, 2002 or 70 years after the author's death. This restriction is applicable to the series, Civil War essay contest files, and the series Research materials.

Most records created by state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Researchers are required to use gloves when viewing photographs in the Archives.

Technical Requirements

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas Civil War Centennial Commission.
Texas Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission.
Tri-State Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission.
Texas State Historical Survey Committee. Civil War Advisory Committee.
Subjects:
Historical markers--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Centennial celebrations, etc.
Texas--History--1846-1950.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Texas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Texas--Cultural policy.
Chisholm Trail.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Civil War, 1861-1865--1955, 1960-1968.
Correspondence--Texas--Cultural policy--1966-1971.
Publications--Texas--Civil War, 1861-1865--1955, 1958-1968.
Publications--Texas--Cultural policy--1966-1967.
Minutes--Texas--Civil War, 1861-1865--1955, 1960-1968.
Minutes--Texas--Cultural policy--1966-1967.
Clippings--Texas--Cultural policy--1966-1967.
Case files--Texas--Civil War, 1861-1865--1955, 1961-1968.
Reports--Texas--Civil War, 1861-1865--1955, 1960-1968.
Functions:
Coordination of centennial celebrations.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Historical Commission, Executive director files, ca. 1961-1986, approximately 22 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid available for these unprocessed records, see staff for assistance.]
Texas State Building Commission, Records on monuments, 1957-1963, 1 cubic ft.
Texas Historical Commission, History Programs Division, Records, [ca. 1880]-1995, undated (bulk 1960-1975), 25.83 cubic ft.
Long (Walter E.) Collection (Civil War Centennial scrapbooks), 1959-1961, approximately 2 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records, the call numbers are 2-1/379 through 381, 2-7/1296 through 1299.]
Civil War Centennial historical markers scrapbook, 1963, 0.2 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed record, the call number is 2-7/1293.]
Duncan (John Thomas) Collection, 1958-1967, 1.2 linear ft. (Civil War Centennial Commission material) [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records, the call numbers are 2-23/649 through 652.]
Supreme Court Building, Austin, Texas, Dedication Ceremony, 1957, fractional [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed record, the call number is 2-23/1055.]
Texas Civil War Centennial Commission, Records, ca. 1961-1965, 4 inches [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed record, the call number is 2-23/1112.]
Texas Civil War Centennial Commission, Report, ca. 1961, fractional [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed record, the call number is 2-23/1101.]
Texas Confederate Monument, Vicksburg, Mississippi, [Correspondence, clippings], 1901-1929, fractional [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed record, the call number is 2-23/632.]
Texas Historical Records Survey, Inventory of files, undated, fractional [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed record, the call number is 2-22/211.] [Iventory of WPA records at the University of Texas.
Texas Historical Records Survey, Inventory , 1942, fractional [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed record, the call number is 2-22/710.] [Inventory of Texas historical records and their locations in Texas repositories.]
Texas Historical Survey, Literary productions, 1933-1935, about 2 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed record, the call numbers are 2-23/789, 790, 797, 837, 840, thru 843.] [Indexes to newspapers, transcript of colonization papers, calendar to papers at the University of Texas, etc.]
Texas Historical Markers, List of, ca. 1936, 25 items. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed record, the call number is 2-23/990.]
Texas Historical Foundation, Records, undated, 2.5 inches. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed record, the call number is 2-23/889.] [Inventory of all historical markers in Texas.]

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Records, Texas State Historical Survey Committee. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1963/204, 1964/031, 1969/063, 1971/052, 1971/102, 1971/136, 1974/028, and unknown accessions

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas State Historical Survey Committee on August 16, 1963; June 5 and 25, July 2, August 15, and October 21, 1964; January 3, 1969; January 15, April 30 and July 1, 1971 and on unknown dates; and by Roger N. Conger on November 15, 1973.

Processing Information

Laura K. Saegert, July 2004

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Records relating to the Civil War Centennial, 1861-1865, 1902-1911, 1955-1968 (bulk 1961-1964),
13.47 cubic ft.

Types of records include correspondence; minutes; commission and individual reports; survey forms; essays from a Civil War essay contest; photographs; case files; and programs, newsletters, articles, clippings, and other printed material; copies of Civil War services records; and list of Confederate veterans at reunion events. Dates of the records are 1861-1865, 1902-1911, 1955-1968, the bulk dating 1961-1964. This series contains the records of the Texas Civil War Centennial Commission (1960-1963), the Texas Civil War Advisory Committee which succeeded it in December 1963, as well as the records of the Texas State Historical Survey Committee (TSHSC) pertaining to centennial activities of the Civil War. It includes also some files of the Historical Survey Committee which were opened prior to the establishment of the Centennial Commission and continued under its supervision, and some which were begun during the Centennial period but not completed by its close, and continued under the operations of the Historical Survey Committee; a few of the latter are incomplete files. Because administrative functions of the Texas Civil War Centennial Commission and the Texas Civil War Advisory Committee were handled through the Texas State Historical Survey Committee, the planning and correspondence files and other administrative records were maintained by the Texas State Historical Survey Committee.
Correspondents include committee members, TSHSC staff, the governors office, legislators, county historical societies, organizations, libraries and museums, colleges and universities, publishers, Civil War Centennial Commission staff in other states, and the general public. Topics covered are markers erected by the State of Texas both in and out of state; administrative activities; centennial activities in Texas counties, including a survey recording graves of Civil War veterans buried in each county; exhibits in Texas libraries and museums; centennial activities in counties of other states; a Civil War essay contest sponsored by TSHSC for children in secondary schools; and publications of the Centennial Commission relating to the Civil War in Texas.
Additional records of the Texas Civil War Centennial Commission can be found in the Archives' manuscript collection. These records are currently unprocessed, but are miminally described in the manuscript index available in the Archives' search room.
To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.
Historical sketch
On September 7, 1957, the 85th United States Congress passed Joint Resolution 253 - "to establish a commission to commemorate the one hundreth anniversary of the Civil War." The National Civil War Centennial Commission began operating in 1957. As established under federal law, state governors were authorized to create state Civil War Centennial Commissions for organizing and directing observations within their states. The state commissions were directly responsible for the active commemoration of Civil War activities that happened within their borders, with the National Commission providing coordination, guidance, information, and national presentation of the states' individual Civil War activities.
Governor Price Daniel created the Texas Civil War Centennial Commission, which began operations in January 1960. The Commission was composed of members of the Texas State Historical Survey Committee and members at large selected by Governor Daniel to work with the Texas State Historical Survey Committee in planning and directing the Civil War commemoration in Texas. The Chairman was Walter E. Long, the Executive Director was George W. Hill, and a later appointment was John T. Duncan as an assistant director. Cooper Reagan later replaced Long as the Chairman. Administrative support was given by the Texas State Historical Survey Committee. The charge given to the Commission by the governor was that "the centennial will stress the bravery and noble deeds of all men and women who fought for their cause and then after the war rebuilt their homes, communities and nation, rather than reviewing and re-enacting the bloodshed, strife and discord of the period." Projects and events of the Commission included erecting historical markers of Civil War sites, dedicating the Supreme Court Building as a Confederate memorial, acquiring microfilm of indexes to Texas Civil War records in the National Archives, the construction and dedication of the State Archives and Library Building, work on the Texas Vicksburg monument in Mississippi, activities of the Sons of the Confederacy and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, marking the graves of Civil War veterans, compiling a chronology of Civil War events, compiling a program of Civil War Centennial events of the Commission, requesting appropriations from the legislature, and reporting on the activities of the National Civil War Centennial Commission. In December of 1963 the Texas Civil War Centennial Commission was replaced by the Texas Civil War Advisory Committee.
Organization
These records are organized into ten series.
Minutes, 1960-1963, 0.24 cubic ft.
Correspondence and subject files, 1958-1965 (bulk 1960-1963), 0.7 cubic ft.
Confederate memorial information markers case files, 1962-1965, 3.07 cubic ft.
Records of graves of Civil War veterans, 1861-1865, 1902-1911, [ca. 1962]-1966 (bulk 1963-1964), 2.09 cubic ft.
Civil War essay contest files, 1964, 0.94 cubic ft.
Centennial commissions of other states, 1861-1863, 1958-1965, 3.53 cubic ft.
Texas Confederate markers in other states, case files, 1956-1968 (bulk 1963-1965), 1.41 cubic ft.
Local centennial celebration files, 1963-1964, 1.18 cubic ft.
Research materials, 1957-1960, 1963-1965, 0.47 cubic ft.
Texas and the Civil War, 1961-1964, 0.47 cubic ft.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished manuscripts are protected at a minimum through December 31, 2002 or 70 years after the author's death. This restriction is applicable to the series, Civil War essay contest files and the series Research files.
Researchers are required to use gloves when viewing photographs in the Archives.
Technical Requirements
None.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Records relating to the Civil War Centennial, Records, Texas State Historical Survey Committee. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1963/204, 1969/063, 1971/102, 1971/136, and unassigned accessions
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas State Historical Survey Committee on August 16, 1963; June 5 and 25, July 2, August 15, and October 21, 1964; January 3, 1969; April 30 and July 1, 1971; and on unknown dates.
Processed by
unknown Archives staff, 1960s
Laura K. Saegert, July 2004
Minutes, 1960-1963,
0.24 cubic ft.
These are minutes of the Texas Civil War Centennial Commission, dating 1960-1963. Also present are a few resolutions, letters, meeting agenda, publications of the commission, and a drawing of the Confederate memorial in the the Supreme Court Building.
The Commission generally met quarterly to discuss upcoming projects and events, including the erection of historical markers at Civil War sites, the dedication of the Supreme Court Building as a Confederate memorial, the acquisition of microfilm of indexes to Texas Civil War records in the National Archives, the construction and dedication of the State Archives and Library Building, work on the Texas Vicksburg monument in Mississippi, activities of the Sons of the Confederacy and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, marking the graves of Civil War veterans, compiling a chronology of Civil War events, compiling a program of Civil War Centennial events of the Commission, requesting appropriations from the legislature, and reporting on the activities of the National Civil War Centennial Commission.
The Texas Civil War Centennial Commission had several subcommittees whose activities were reported in the minutes of the Commission, including the Executive Committee; the Committee on Special Studies and Observances in Texas Schools; the Committee on Sites for Observances; the Committee on House, Sites and Landmarks; the Committee on Museums; the Committee on Markers and Memorials; the Committee on Archives, Papers, and Documents; the Committee on Public Relations - Finance; the Committee on Suggestions; the Committee on Chronology; and the Committee on Publications.
In December of 1963 the Texas Civil War Centennial Commission was replaced by the Texas Civil War Advisory Committee. Minutes of the 1963 meetings of the Advisory Committee are in the series Correspondence and subject files, in the Advisory Committee folder.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically by meeting date.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Minutes, Records relating to the Civil War Centennial, Records, Texas State Historical Survey Committee. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
808-1 January 9, 1960
April 9, 1960
July 9, 1960
October 7, 1960
January 15, 1961
April 8, 1961
July 8, 1961
October 14, 1961
January 13, 1962
April 28, 1962
October 12, 1962
January 4, 1963
Correspondence and subject files, 1958-1965 (bulk 1960-1963),
0.7 cubic ft.
Records in this series include correspondence, press releases, minutes of the Texas Civil War Advisory Committee, activity reports, organizational material, papers, lists, proclamations, programs, articles, clippings, newsletters, and photographs. Dates covered are 1958-1965, the bulk dating 1960-1963. These files document activities of the Texas Civil War Centennial Commission (TCWCC) and its successor, the Texas Civil War Advisory Committee. The files largely consist of correspondence between the executive director or the chairman of the TCWCC with commission members, the governor, legislators, organizations, county historical societies, museums and libraries, publishers, colleges and universities, other states' Civil War centennial commissions, and the general public. Also present is a set of research files (papers, clippings, articles, programs, lists of Civil War sites/activities, newsletters, etc.). A file on the Texas Civil War Centennial Commission contains press releases and letters re: the creation of the commission, suggested list of members, list of members, lists of committees, and some correspondence. A file on the Texas Civil War Advisory Committee contains minutes and agenda of its 1963 meetings, lists of members, and correspondence. Photographs can be found in the folders, Library and museum displays and Research data, 1960-1965, and consist of photos of Civil War exhibits or monuments, usually with various people present, most unidentified.
Topics include activities of the TCWCC in planning and advertising Civil War centennial activities, publication of articles re: the centennial and related activities in newspapers and journals, new appointments to the Commission, invitations to Commission staff to attend Civil War centennial activities, research, developing a chronology of Civil War events, producing a program of activities of the TCWCC, exhibits in libraries and museums to celebrate the centennial, and Texas' contribution to the publication of the Jefferson Davis Papers - a joint effort by southern states with each contributing money to defray publication costs.
Arrangement
The files are arranged by record type, with some files in some folders further ordered chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Correspondence and subject files, Records relating to the Civil War Centennial, Records, Texas State Historical Survey Committee. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
808-1 Texas Civil War Centennial Commission organizational data, 1959-1961
General correspondence, February 10, 1958-December 27, 1960
General correspondence, January 3, 1961-May 31, 1963
Cooper R. Reagan and Walter E. Long correspondence, 1960-1963
Correspondence with governor and legislature, 1960-1961
Box
808-2 Dayton Kelley, Special consultant, correspondence and reports, 1962-1965
Texas Civil War Centennial Advisory Committee, 1963
Committee on Chronology, 1960-1961
Library and museum displays, Civil War appreciation, 1961-1962
Jefferson Davis Papers, 1963-1964
Research data, 1960-1964
Research data, 1960-1965
List of centennial activities in Texas, October 1962-October 1963
Confederate memorial information markers case files, 1962-1965,
3.07 cubic ft.
Files contain the text of historical marker inscriptions, press releases, clippings, survey forms, and occasionally correspondence, notes, photographs, maps, and speeches (from the marker unveiling ceremonies). Dates covered are 1962-1965. Records document the erection of historical markers commemorating Confederate historical sites and prominent individuals of the Civil War era throughout Texas, as part of the Civil War Centennial. The date on the folder title is the date the marker was erected. More complete files on the markers are available at the Texas Historical Commission.
Arrangement
The records are arranged alphabetically by county name, then by the name of the marker, not always in alphabetical order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Confederate memorial information markers case files, Records relating to the Civil War Centennial, Records, Texas State Historical Survey Committee. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
808-3 Anderson County:
Iron Works, 1964
Palestine Salt Works, 1963
Archer County, Camp Cureton, 1963
Armstrong County, Charles Goodnight, 1964
Bandera County, Camp Montel, 1963
Bastrop County:
Mrs. R.T.P. Allen, 1965
Major John D. Sayers (hometown of), 1963
Bee County, Captain A.C. Jones, 1965
Bell County:
Robert Emmet Bledsoe Baylor (Distinguished Texan), 1965
Alexander Distillery, 1964
Education in Texas (a memorial to Civil War), 1964
Bexar County:
Old military headquarters, 1965
Old Powder Mill, 1965
Confederate tannery, 1965
Chihuahua Trail, 1965
Battle of Adams Hill, 1965
Old Houston Road, 1965
Matamoros Road, 1965
San Antonio Mutual Aid Association, 1965
General David E. Twiggs (surrender of federal forces), 1965
Old San Pedro Springs, 1965
Hamilton P. Bee, 1963
John Salmon "Rip" Ford, 1963
Casino Club, 1965
Old Military Hospital, 1965
Blanco County, Joseph Wilson Baines, 1965
Bosque County:
Captain J.J. Cureton, 1964
James Buckner "Buck" Barry, 1964
General Alison Nelson, 1964
Bowie County, Harvey C. Sanders, 1965
Brazoria County:
Titlum-Tatlum, 1965
Major Guy M. Bryan, 1964
Cedar Lake Salt Works, 1965
Old Velasco, 1964
Brazos County:
William Joel Bryan, 1965
William Joel Bryan (town named for), 1965
Commissioners Court (Confederate), 1965
Millican, 1963
Brewster County:
Colonel Henry P. Brewster (county named for), 1963
General Lawrence "Sul" Ross, 1963
Brown County, Camp Collier, 1963
Burnet County, General Adam R. Johnson, 1963
Caldwell County, Dr. D. Port Smythe, 1965
Callahan County, Camp Pecan, 1963
Cameron County:
Point Isabel, 1964
Brazos Santiago, 1963
Brownsville, 1963
Fort Brown Reservation, 1964
Bagdad-Matamoros, 1964
Camp County, Colonel John L. Camp, 1964
Cass County, Dr. D.K. Taylor, 1965
Cherokee County:
Cherokee County, 1963
Iron Works, 1965
Prisoner of war compound, 1965
Cherokee Furnace Company, 1965
Rusk, 1963
Chaplain Nicholas A. Davis (church founded by), 1964
Childress County, Colonel William Edgar Hughes of the Mill Iron, 1965
Clay County, Buffalo Springs, 1965
Coke County:
Richard Coke (county name for), 1963
Fort Chadbourne, 1963
Coleman County:
Colonel James E. McCard, 1963
Camp Colorado, 1963
Santa Anna, 1965
Collin County, McKinney, 1963
Comal County:
Comal County, 1964
Texas Germans in the Civil War, 1964
New Braunfels, 1964
Comanche County:
Mollie E. Moore (Confederate Texas Post), 1965
Box
808-4 General Ashbel Smith, 1965
Concho County, John S. Chisum (Confederate beef contractor), 1965
Cooke County:
The Great Hanging at Gatesville, 1862, 1963
Gainesville, 1964
Cooke County, 1963
Coryell County, Brigadier General John Creed Moore, 1963
Cottle County, The Gray and The Blue, 1964
Crane County:
Horsehead Crossing, 1965
William Carey Crane (county named for), 1965
Juan Cordona Lake, 1965
Crosby County, Henry Clay Smith (high plains pioneer), 1965
Culberson County, Colonel David Culberson, 1963
Dallas County:
General Richard M. Gano, 1963
General William L. Cabell, 1963
Texas Women in the Civil War, 1964
John Henry Brown, 1963
DeWitt County:
Dr. William Watt White, 1965
General August C. Buchel, 1963
Donley County, Stockton P. Donley (county named for), 1963
Duval County, John C. Duval, 1965
Eastland County:
Fort Blair, 1965
Camp Salmon, 1963
Ector County, General Matthew D. Ector (county named for), 1963
Ellis County, Parsons' Cavalry, 1964
El Paso County:
Fort Bliss, 1964
Captain James W. Magoffin and Major Simeon Hart (hometown of), 1963
El Paso County, 1963
El Paso (city), 1964
Falls County, General Thomas Harrison, 1965
Fayette County:
Fayette County, 1964
The Big Guns of Fayette - Creuzbaur's Battery, 1965
Fannin County:
Confederate Commissary, 1964
Military Headquarters, Northern Sub-District of Texas, 1964
Foard County, Robert L. Foard (county named for), 1963
Fort Bend County:
Constantine W. Buckley (Texas Confederate legislator), 1965
Sugarland, 1963
Dismounted Texas Cavalry, 1964
Freestone County:
Colonel William L. Moody, 1964
Val Verde Battery, 1964
Butler Soldiers' Home, 1965
Captain L.D. Bradley, 1964
General John Gregg (site of law office), 1965
Reverend George Washington Baines, 1965
Galveston County:
Ursuline Convent in the Civil War, 1963
Galveston (city), 1965
Louis Trezevant Wigfall, 1963
Galveston News, 1964
Leon Smith (Confederate mariner), 1965
Gillespie County:
General E. Kirby Smith (Texas rancher), 1965
Gun cap factory, 1964
Goliad County, Aranama College, 1965
Gray County, Peter W. Gray (county named for), 1963
Grayson County:
Sophia Porter - "Confederate Lady Paul Revere," 1965
Ninth Texas Cavalry, 1965
Box
808-5 Grayson County, 1963
Gregg County:
Wartime home industry, 1965
"Oil City of the World," 1965
General John Gregg, 1963
Grimes County:
Grimes County, 1964
Primus Kelly, 1965
Guadalupe County:
Camp Clark, 1964
Guadalupe County, 1963
Colonel John Ireland (hometown of), 1963
Henry Eustace McMulloch, 1962
Hale County, Colonel C.C. Slaughter, 1965
Hamilton County, Hamilton County (as site), 1965
Hardin County:
General Braxton Bragg, 1965
Sour Lake, 1964
Harris County:
Bayland Orphanage, 1964
Lieutenant Richard (Dick) Dowling, 1965
Texas railroads, 1964
Confederate prison compound, 1965
Old Houston Academy, 1965
Colonel Benjamin Franklin Terry, 1963
Harrison County:
James Harper Starr, 1963
Brigadier General Horace Randal, 1962
Marshall, 1964
Confederate Capitol of Missouri, 1963
Lucy Holcombe Pickens, 1965
General Elhanah Green (hometown of), 1963
Brigadier General Matthew Duncan Ector, 1962
Governor Pendleton Murrah (home of), 1963
Alexander Travis Hawthorn, 1963
Governor Edward Clark (hometown of), 1963
Hays County:
Beef for the Confederacy, 1965
Dr. Joseph M. Pound, 1965
Hemphill County, John Hemphill (county named for), 1963
Henderson County:
Athens, ca. 1965
Henderson County, 1963
Hidalgo County, El Sol Del Rey, 1963
Hill County:
Hill County, 1965
Gathings College, 1965
Gus Bailey (hometown of), 1963
Hubbard, 1964
Hood County:
General John Bell Hood (county named for), 1963
General H.B. Granbury (city named for), 1963
Hopkins County:
General W.H. King, 1963
Confederate refugees in Texas, 1965
Houston County, Crockett, 1964
Hudspeth County, Fort Quitman, 1963
Hunt County, Cherry Hill (home of Thomas Waul), 1963
Hutchinson County, First Battle of Adobe Walls, 1964
Irion County, Dove Creek Battle, 1963
Jack County, Jack County (site of), 1965
Jackson County, Jackson County (site of), 1965
Jasper County, Jasper County (site of), 1964
Jeff Davis County:
Jefferson Davis, 1964
Old Fort Davis, 1963
Jefferson County, Civil War meat packing plant, 1964
Box
808-6 Johnson County:
Colonel Meddleton T. Johnson (county named for), 1963
Early cattle trade, 1965
Jones County, Fort Phantom Hill, 1963
Kendall County:
Andrew Jackson Potter, Confederate Army Chaplain, 1965
George Wilkins Kendall, home front producer, 1965
Kent County, Double Mountain Salt Works, 1965
Kerr County, Camp Verde, 1963
Kimble County, Colonel John Griffith, 1965
Kleberg County, King Ranch, 1965
Knox County, Colonel Pleasant C. Sams, Texas business pioneer, 1965
Lamar County:
Samuel Bell Maxey (home of), 1963
Lamar County, 1965
Lamb County, Major George W. Littlefield, 1965
Lampasas County:
Salt works, 1964
Lampasas County, 1965
Kemper, 1964
Lavaca County:
Brigadier General John Wilkins Whitfield (grave marker), 1963
Arthur Pendleton Bagby (grave marker), 1963
General John W. Whitfield (home of), 1963
Lee County, General Robert E. Lee (named for), 1963
Leon County, Colonel Robert S. Gould, 1965
Limestone County, Joseph E. Johnston Reunion Grounds, 1965
Llano County, Bluffton-Tow Salt Works, 1964
Loving County, Oliver Loving, 1965
Lubbock County:
Lubbock (city), 1963
Colonel T.S. Lubbock (named for), 1963
Marion County:
Nash Iron Works, 1965
Richard Waterhouse, 1963
Jefferson, 1964
Jefferson, 1963
Captain George T. Todd, 1965
Mason County:
Old Fort Mason, 1965
Fort Mason and Camp Llano, 1963
Matagorda County, Matagorda (city), 1965
Maverick County:
Shelby's Flag Burial, 1963
Eagle Pass, 1963
Camp Rabb and Fort Duncan, 1964
Medina County, Judge Thomas J. Devine, 1964
Menard County, Fort McKavett, 1964
Montague County, Red River Station, 1963
Montgomery County, Montgomery County (site), 1965
Morris County:
Morris County, 1964
Daingerfield, 1964
Hussey and Logan's Mill and Gin Factory, 1965
Motley County, Henry H. Campbell, 1964
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808-7 McCulloch County, General Ben McCulloch, 1964
McLennan County:
General Richard Harrison, 1965
Old Harrison, 1965
Waco, 1964
McMullen County, Camp Rio Frio, 1964
Nacogdoches County, Texas stagecoaches, 1964
Navarro County, Colonel Roger Q. Miller, 1964
Newton County, 1965
Nueces County:
Aransas Pass, 1964
Banquete, 1964
Ochiltree County, Colonel William B. Ochiltree (county named for), 1963
Oldham County, Senator W.S. Oldham (county named for), 1963
Orange County, Old Neblett's Bluff, 1964
Palo Pinto County, Bethel Strawn, 1965
Panola County, DeBerry, 1965
Parker County:
Parker County, 1964
Weatherford, 1964
Pecos County, Fort Stockton, 1963
Polk County, Polk County (site), 1964
Presidio County, Captain Henry Skillman, 1964
Reagan County, John H. Reagan, 1963
Real County, Private Frank Marshall, 1965
Reeves County, George R. Reeves, 1963
Refugio County:
Colonel A.M. Hobby, 1963
Sally Scull of the Cotton Road, 1964
Red River County, Stagecoach stand, 1965
Roberts County, Colonel O.M. Roberts (county named for), 1963
Robertson County, Brazos Manufacturing Company, 1964
Runnels County:
Ballinger, 1964
Maverick, 1964
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808-8 San Jacinto County, The Big Thicket, 1965
San Saba County, Camp McMillan, 1963
Schleicher County, Captain Gustav Schleicher, 1963
Scurry County, William R. Scurry (county named for), 1963
Shackelford County:
Ledbetter Salt Works, 1963
Family forts, 1963
Shelby County, Texas Muster, 1965
Sherman County, Sidney Sherman, 1964
Smith County:
Major James P. Douglas (school named for), 1963
Headache Springs, 1965
Colonel Thomas R. Bonner (school named for), 1963
Colonel Richard B. Hubbard (school named for), 1963
Colonel Bryan Marsh (school named for), 1963
Neches Saline, 1965
Smith County, 1963
Somervell County, Squaw Creek Indian Fight, 1965
Starr County:
Rio Grande City, 1963
Fort Ringgold, 1964
Stephens County:
Stephens County, 1965
Camp Breckenridge, 1963
Stonewall County, General Stonewall Jackson (county named for), 1963
Sutton County, Colonel John S. Sutton (county named for), 1963
Tarrant County:
Major K.M. Van Zandt (hometown of), 1963
General H.R. Mabry (hometown of), 1963
Terrell County, General Alexander W. Terrell (county named for), 1963
Terry County, Colonel B.F. Terry (county named for), 1963
Throckmorton County, Camp Cooper, 1963
Titus County, Titus County (site), 1965
Tom Green County:
Major Ben Ficklin, 1964
General Tom Green, 1963
Travis County:
Texas in the Civil War, 1964
Texas newspapers, 1964
Texas in the Civil War, Adjutants General, 1965
State Military Board, 1965
Austin, 1965
Confederate Texas Legislature, 1965
Major John B. Jones, 1964
William Steel, 1963
Site of the Second Travis County Courthouse and Walton Building, 1965
Xavier Blanchard Debray, 1963
William P. Hardeman, 1963
John A. Wharton, 1963
Committee on Public Safety, 1965
Secession Convention, 1965
Members of the Confederate Congress, 1965
Federal forces, 1965
Tyler County, Lieutenant Colonel Philip A. Work, 1965
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808-9 Upshur County:
Old Coffeeville, 1965
Gilmer, 1965
Hat Factory, 1964
Leather factories, 1964
Meshack Roberts, 1964
Upshur County, 1963
Upton County, John C. and W.F. Upton (county named for), 1963
Uvalde County:
General John R. Baylor (hometown of), 1963
Saltpetre Mine, 1965
Val Verde County:
Roy Bean, 1965
Camp Hudson, 1963
Van Zandt County, Grand Saline, 1963
Victoria County:
Victoria, city of, 1963
Victoria County, 1964
Victor M. Rose, 1965
Walker County, State Penitentiary, 1963
Waller County, Hempstead, 1963
Washington County:
County Commissioners Court (Texas Confederate), 1965
Brenham, 1964
Chappell Hill, 1964
Independence, 1964
Washington County, 1965
Willacy County, Stagecoach to the Rio Grande, 1965
Williamson County:
Cotton Cards Factory, 1964
Confederate Chaplains, Reverend E.J. Hudson, 1964
Winkler County:
Colonel C.M. Winkler (county named for), 1963
Archival data
Wise County:
Wise County, 1963
Randolph Vasey, 1965
Young County:
Tonkawa Scouts, 1964
Indian Raid on Elm Creek, 1964
Camp Belknap, 1963
Colonel William C. Young, 1963
Zavala County, Camp Nueces, 1965
Records of graves of Civil War veterans, 1861-1865, 1902-1911, [ca. 1962]-1966 (bulk 1963-1964),
2.09 cubic ft.
Records consist of Confederate veteran survey forms, correspondence, clippings, copies of Civil War service records, Confederate veterans reunion rosters, and occasionally, photographs, and reports or papers on the history of the Civil War in a particular county. Dates covered are 1861-1865, 1902-1911, ca. 1962-1966, the bulk dating 1963-1964. As part the Civil War Centennial, the Texas Civil War Advisory Commission and the Texas State Historical Survey Committee solicited information on the location of graves of Civil War veterans in Texas counties. Requests for the information were sent to county organizations and published in various historical/historical related newsletters and other publications. Information gathered was sent to the Texas State Historical Survey Committee from county historical associations, other local groups, and individuals. Forms are not available for all Confederate veterans buried in Texas, just those whose names were supplied by people or groups who participated in the survey. The forms have the name of the veteran, birth and death dates, burial information, service record, whether or not the grave had a U.S. government marker, the name of the organization or individual supplying the information; some also include notes on wounds, residence after the war, etc.
At some point in the past, the files were separated. One group was described in a finding aid and the forms were indexed, by name. The other set, which has a small amount of correspondence about the project, does not have a name index. The sets will remain separate until a name index is created for the second group. The name index for set one is available in paper copy in the Archives search room.
The file folders do not have dates, as the survey forms are undated. The materials from the 1860s are infrequent and are copies of service records or oaths; the materials from 1902 to1911 are also very infrequent and are copies of reunion lists of Confederate veterans.
Arrangement
There are two sets of files. Records of Civil War graves, set one; Records of Civil War graves, set two. Within each set the files are arranged alphabetically by county. There is no further arrangement within the folders.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Records of graves of Civil War veterans, Records relating to the Civil War Centennial, Records, Texas State Historical Survey Committee. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Records of Civil War graves, set 1
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808-9 Anderson County
Aransas County
Bastrop County
Bosque County
Bowie County
Brazoria County
Caldwell County
Callahan County
Cameron County
Camp County
Cass County
Chambers County
Coleman County
Colorado-Concho Association of United Confederate Veterans, reunion roster, 1911
Comal County
Comanche County
Concho County
Cottle County
Crosby County
Dallas County
DeWitt County
Ector County
Ellis County
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808-10 Falls County
Fannin County
Freestone County
Frio County
Gaines County
Garza County
Gillespie County
Gonzales County
Gregg County
Hamilton County
Hardeman County
Haskell County
Hays County
Hill County
Hood County
Hopkins County
Hunt County
Hutchinson County
Jack County
Jackson County
Johnson County
Karnes County
Kimble County
Kleberg County
Knox County
Lavaca County
Leon County
Limestone County
Liberty County
Lubbock County
Marion County
Matagorda County
Midland County
Milam County
Mills County
Mitchell County
Montgomery County
[Note: File also contains a paper - "A Confederate History of Montgomery County."]
Morris County
Parker County
Polk County
Randall County
[Note: File contains a large set of copies of military service records from the 1860s.]
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808-11 Real County
Red River County
Runnels County
San Saba County
Somervell County
Titus County
Travis County
Uvalde County
Van Zandt County
Victoria County
Washington County
Webb County
Wharton County
Wheeler County
Williamson County
Wichita County
Wilson County
Wise County
Records of Civil War graves, set 2
Box
2-14/32 Correspondence
Hidalgo County Commissioners
Lamar County, [compiled lists of] muster rolls
United Confederate Veterans, list of veterans at 1911 reunion
Anderson County
Atascosa County
Bandera County
Bastrop County
Bee County
Bell County
Bowie County
Brazos County
Brown County
Caldwell County
Clay County
Comal County
Concho County
Cottle County
Ector County
Edwards County
El Paso County
Fannin County
Freestone County
Gillespie County
Goliad County
Grimes County
Guadalupe County
Hamilton County
Hansford County
Harrison County
Hays County
Henderson County
Hockley County
Hopkins County
Jack County
Jackson County
Jasper County
Jeff Davis County
Jim Wells County
Kimble County
Lampasas County
Lee County
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2-14/31 Marion County
Matagorda County
McLennan County
McMullen County
Medina County
Menard County
Milam County
Mills County
Navarro County
Palo Pinto County
Parker County
Presidio County
Randall County
Runnels County
Rusk County
San Jacinto County
Schleicher County
Stephens County
Taylor County
Tyler County
Upshur County
Van Zandt County
Victoria County
Wharton County
Wheeler County
Wichita County
Wise County
Young County
Zapata County
Unidentified
Civil War essay contest files, 1964,
0.94 cubic ft.
The files consist of essays written by high school students on Civil War topics and a table of contents to the essays, dating 1964. An occasional essay has photographs attached as illustrations. The Texas State Historical Survey Committee sponsored an essay contest for high school students in conjunction with the Texas Civil War Advisory Committee as part Texas' Civil War Centennial commemoration. Prizes were awarded to the best essays, with the first prize being a college scholarship. A table of contents is in the first folder of the files and lists all the essays in numerical order, giving the titles, authors, schools, contest winners, and in many cases, also has a note about the subject of the essay if that was not evident from the title. Files of award winning essays also contain a notecard stating which award the essay won. The essays were written about the activities of either individuals in the Civil War from the student's county or city, activities of groups of people from the area in the war, actions of the county or city as a whole in the war or similar topics that usually focus on the area the student was from. There are 137 essays in this series.
Titles of the essays are not present on the folders, however, the folders are in numerical order according to the table of contents, which contains the essay titles.
Arrangement
The essays are arranged numerically according to the accompanying table of contents; essays from the same county are grouped together.
Restrictions on Use
Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished manuscripts are protected at a minimum through December 31, 2002 or 70 years after the author's death.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Civil War essay contest files, Records relating to the Civil War Centennial, Records, Texas State Historical Survey Committee. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
2-14/33 Table of contents
Essays 1 thru 59
Box
2-14/34 Essays 60-137
Centennial commissions of other states, 1861-1863, 1958-1965,
3.53 cubic ft.
Records are correspondence, clippings, newsletters, press releases, maps, reports, printed lists, brochures, pamphlets, and other publications prepared by centennial commissions/committees in states other than Texas in commemoration of their state's participation in the National Civil War Centennial, or prepared by the United States Civil War Centennial Commission for dissemination to all state commissions. Dates covered are 1861-1863, 1958-1965. Most of the correspondence is between George Hill, executive director of the Texas Civil War Centennial Committee, and staff of Civil War commissions in other states or with the United States Civil War Centennial Commission. Letters discuss upcoming Civil War events and publications and/or serve as cover letters for printed or published material sent to or received from other states or from the national commission. Also present are reproductions of The Valley Echo, a contemporary news publication from the Shenandoah and Potomac River Valleys produced during the war.
Arrangement
Files are arranged alphabetically by state.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Centennial commissions of other states, Records relating to the Civil War Centennial, Records, Texas State Historical Survey Committee. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
808-11 Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Box
808-12 Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kentucky
Box
808-13 Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
[folders 1-2 of 3 folders]
Box
808-14 Michigan
[folder 3 of 3]
Minnesota
Mississippi
[folder 1 of 2]
Box
808-15 Mississippi
[folder 2 of 2]
Missouri
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
[folder 1 of 2]
Box
808-16 New York
[folder 2 of 2]
North Carolina
Ohio
Box
808-17 Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Box
808-18 United States Civil War Centennial Committee
[3 folders]
Box
808-19 United States Civil War Centennial Committee - 100 Years After
[file of newsletters of the committee]
Valley Echo
[reproduction of a contemporary news publication during the war]
Virginia
[2 folders]
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Texas Confederate markers in other states, case files, 1956-1968 (bulk 1963-1965),
1.41 cubic ft.
Records are correspondence, marker/monument inscriptions, publications, clippings, photographs, maps, plans, press releases, papers, research notes, and lists, etc. Dates covered are 1956-1968 (bulk 1963-1965). These are the case files of the Texas Civil War Centennial Commission concerning the erection of monuments or markers at out-of-state Civil War battlefield sites honoring Texas troops that fought in those battles. Topics include getting permission from the National Park Service or other governing body in charge of the battlefield site to erect a monument or marker honoring Texas troops, gathering research about Texas troop participation at the site, construction and erection of the monument, and dedication ceremonies. Correspondence was largely between George Hill or John Duncan of the Texas Civil War Centennial Commission and the National Park Service, staff at battlefield sites, Civil War centennial commissions in states where the battlefield was located, and historians. Letters or printed invitations are also present inviting various Texas dignitaries to the dedication ceremonies, including President Lyndon Johnson and Texas members of the U.S. Congress.
Arrangement
Case files are arranged alphabetically by the name of the battle. Following the case files are a few administrative and correspondence files.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas Confederate markers in other states, case files, Records relating to the Civil War Centennial, Records, Texas State Historical Survey Committee. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
808-20 Battle of Antietam, Sharpsburg, Maryland
Arizona-New Mexico Campaign, Anthony, Texas [Glorietta Pass]
Battle of Bentonville, Smithfield, North Carolina
Battle of Chickamauga, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
Battle of Fort Donelson, Dover, Tennessee
Battle of Gettysburg, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Kennesaw Mountain, Marietta, Georgia
Battle of Mansfield, Mansfield, Louisiana
Box
808-21 Battle of Pea Ridge, Pea Ridge, Arkanas
[2 folders]
Battle of Shiloh, Shiloh, Tennessee
Box
808-22 Battle of Vicksburg, Vicksburg, Tennessee
[5 folders]
Battle of the Wilderness, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Box
808-23 Incomplete out of state markers
Out of state markers, general
Texas Monuments on Civil War battlefields, prior to centennial
TSHSC-TCWCC correspondence, out of state markers
Local centennial celebration files, 1963-1964,
1.18 cubic ft.
Records are correspondence, press releases, speeches, clippings, registration cards, publications, photographs, and notes. Dates covered are 1963-1964. Files document two local Civil War centennial celebrations organized by the Texas State Historical Survey Committee (TSHSC) and the Texas Civil War Centennial Committee (TCWCC). Correspondents include TSHSC and TCWCC officials and staff, primarily George Hill (executive director of both) and John Ben Shepperd (president of both), state officials, local centennial committees, local officials, historians, U.S. Navy, Civil War organizations, and the general public.
The Red River Centennial took place in Center, Texas and Mansfield, Louisiana, celebrating the Red River Campaign and the Battle of Mansfield. Celebrations were held in both cities and a Texas monument was dedicated in Mansfield. Lieutenant Governor Preston Smith was one of the speakers present for Texas. Within the Red River Centennial files are lists of relatives of troops who fought at the battle and registration cards - "muster rolls" - these have the name and service information of the Confederate soldier, plus the name, address, relationship, and number of miles traveled of the relative attending the celebration.
The Sabine Pass Centennial occurred at the battlefield site of Sabine Pass, a battle involving the Union naval forces. Through the efforts of John Ben Shepperd, the United States Navy sent the USS Wren, a naval destroyer, as a representative of the US naval forces. Texas Attorney General Waggoner Carr was a speaker at this celebration.
Arrangement
Files are arranged by celebration, then roughly by record type.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Local centennial celebration files, Records relating to the Civil War Centennial, Records, Texas State Historical Survey Committee. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
808-23 Red River Centennial (Center-Mansfield):
Advance planning, general
News stories
Printed program planning
Publicity
Box
808-24 Special guests
Val Verde cannon
Rebel yell, etc.
Follow-up
Program activities
Program, final copies
Army units (and descendants)
Muster rolls (registration forms for descendants)
[1-2 of 3 folders]
Box
808-25 Muster rolls (registration forms for descendants)
[folder 3 of 3]
Sabine Pass Centennial:
News stories
Destroyer USS Wren at the centennial
Invitations and reservations
Sabine Pass medals
Celebrities
Programs
Program plans
Program participants
Sabine Pass meeting of Civil War Centennial Advisory Committee
Special features (music, etc.)
Miscellaneous
Research materials, 1957-1960, 1963-1965,
0.47 cubic ft.
Records are reports, theses, papers, programs, clippings, lists and similar records gathered as research sources by the Texas Civil War Centennial Committee and the Texas State Historical Survey Committee during their participation in the Texas Civil War Centennial commemoration. Dates covered are 1957-1960, 1963-1965. Following the research materials is a folder regarding the two 1964 college scholarship contests sponsored by the TSHSC and the TCWCC - the Civil War Essay Contest and Civil War Poster Contest. Multiple copies of the first place winners for both contests are present along with lists of participants and press releases. The original essays submitted for the essay contest are in the series Civil War essay contest files.
Arrangement
Files are arranged by publication, with the contest file at the end.
Restrictions on Use
Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished manuscripts are protected at a minimum through December 31, 2002 or 70 years after the author's death.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Research materials, Records relating to the Civil War Centennial, Records, Texas State Historical Survey Committee. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
808-26 Thesis - San Antonio in the Confederacy, by Thomas A. Jennings, 1957
Records of Historical Survey Commitee of Navarro County, Texas, 1964
Children of the Confederacy, 1959-1960
[programs, paper]
[Projected] Civil War Centennial Map of Texas
Terry's Texas Rangers, 1963
Stories on markers, miscellaneous, 1963-1964
Young County, Barbara Ledbetter material on [the Civil War], 1963-1965
Civil War History Appreciation Week, 1964
Texas Civil War history - general, 1961-ca. 1962
Contests, 1964
Texas and the Civil War, 1961-1964,
0.47 cubic ft.
Records are correspondence, a proof copy, clippings, and printed copies of a history commissioned and published by the Texas Civil War Centennial Committee as part of its Texas Civil War Centennial commemoration activities. Records are dated 1961-1964. The history was written by Professor Alan C. Ashcraft, Ph.D, a history professor at Texas A & M University. It was published in booklet form by the TCWCC in 1962, and was serialized in Texas papers in twelve installments in 1964. Clippings are present for each installment from papers throughout the state that carried the series, as well as a printed copy of the article.
Arrangement
Correspondence and a copy of the history are filed first, followed by the installment files, in numerical order, ending with a set of all the installments.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas and the Civil War, Records relating to the Civil War Centennial, Records, Texas State Historical Survey Committee. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
808-27 Correspondence [includes proof copy of the history]
Publicity - syndicated articles
# 1 - Secession
# 2 - War and Mobilization
# 3 - Texas Units to the East of the Mississippi
# 4 - Texas Units to the West of the Mississippi
#5 - Coastal Defense and Activities Along the Texas Coast
# 6 - Blockade Running Along the Texas Coast
# 7 - Frontier Defense
# 8 - The Overland Trade to Mexico
# 9 - Manufacturing in Texas
# 10 - Life at Home
# 11 - The War and the People
# 12 - The Breakup
#1 thru # 12 - Texas and the Civil War, by Allan C. Ashcraft, Ph.D

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Historical marker files, 1965,
0.24 cubic ft.

Records are maps, marker inscriptions, photographs, and articles written about the subject of the historical markers, dating 1965. Materials are present for markers in several central Texas and Hill Country counties erected between 1936 and 1965. The historical markers in this set of files were erected to mark structures, sites of battles, skirmishes and massacres, early business and educational institutions, birthplaces or homes of outstanding Texans, and early pioneer settlements by ethnic or religious groups. The markers gave information on the date of founding, origin of name, and history of many towns and counties, as well as on towns that no longer existed. In a few cases, the only record present for a county is the map, noting the location of the markers within the county. Complete marker files are available at the Texas Historical Commission.
To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.
Arrangement
Files are arranged alphabetically by name of the county.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Historical marker files, Records, Texas State Historical Survey Committee. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1964/031 or 1969/063
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas State Historical Survey Committee on October 21, 1964 or January 3, 1969. It is unclear exactly with which accession these files were transferred.
Processed by
Laura K. Saegert, July 2004
Box
2-14/31 Bastrop County
Blanco County
Burnet County
Caldwell County
Gillespie County
Hays County
Lee County
Llano County
Mason County
Travis County
Williamson County

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Chisholm Trail Centennial records, 1956, 1965-1971 (bulk 1966-1968),
2.82 cubic ft.

Records consist of minutes, agenda, correspondence, memoranda, magazines, articles, clippings, maps, press releases, photographs, medallions, bills, and invoices. Dates covered are 1956, 1965-1971, the bulk dating 1966-1968. These are records of the Texas Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission and associated files of the Texas State Historical Survey Committee. Topics include creation and meetings of the Tri-State Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission and the Texas Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission, erection of historical markers along the trail, publication of centennial activites, creation of and coordination of stops of the traveling rail car museum, writing a history of the trail through Texas and compilation of a bibliography, efforts to get an official postal stamp created by the U.S. Post Office, and the creation and marketing of medallions and other merchandise. Correspondents include members of the Texas Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission, primarily Roger Conger and Truett Latimer; members of the Oklahoma and Kansas Chisholm Trail centennial commissions; Texas state officials; railway companies; businesses; publishers and editors; historians; county historical committees; and the general public.
There are two sets of files. The first set consists of files of the Texas Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission (TCTCC) as maintained by the Texas State Historical Survey Committee, including files of the Tri-State Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission, correspondence and topical files of the Texas Commission and a collection of magazines, newspapers, and articles about the Chisholm Trail and/or the Chisholm Trail centennial celebration. The other set of files is the correspondence and memorabilia files of the TCTCC chairman, Roger Conger.
To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.
Historical Sketch
In April of 1966 Governor John Connally created The Texas Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission to commemorate the Chisholm Trail as part of the Tri-State Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission with commissions from Kansas and Oklahoma. The Texas State Historical Survey Committee was designated by Governor Connally to coordinate the activities of the Commission. The Texas Commission was composed of nine members, with John Ben Shepperd serving as the initial chairman, replaced in 1967 by Roger Conger, Dr. Joe B. Franz as vice-chairman, and Truett Latimer, executive director of the Texas State Historical Survey Committee, serving as executive secretary. This Commission was not an official state agency and did not receive state funds for its operations. It was funded by private donations and the money it made on selling Chisholm Trail memorabilia.
The Centennial was officially observed in 1967. Events undertaken by the Tri-State Commission (and the Texas Commission as part of this) were to publish a history booklet and bibliography of works about the trail, erect official historical markers along the trail, have a mobile Chisholm Trail museum (in a rail car) visit cities along the trail, issue commemorative medallions and other memorabilia, and encourage the United States Postal Service to issue a Chisholm Trail Commemorative Stamp. The centennial generated a great deal of interest in the states involved, especially in the cities where the traveling museum made stops. The museum tour started in Kansas and ended in Texas. Former President Eisenhower visited the mobile museum in Amarillo, Texas, in December 1967.
Organization of the Records
There are two series of records.
Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission files, 1956, 1965-1971 (bulk 1966-1968), 1.88 cubic ft.
Chairman's files, 1965-1968 (bulk 1967), 0.94 cubic ft.
Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission files, 1956, 1965-1971 (bulk 1966-1968),
1.88 cubic ft.
Records consist of minutes, agenda, correspondence, memoranda, magazines, newspapers, articles, clippings, maps, press releases, photographs, medallions, bills, and invoices. Dates covered are 1956, 1965-1971, the bulk dating 1966-1968. Topics include creation and meetings of the Tri-State Chisolm Trail Centennial Commission and the Texas Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission, erection of historical markers along the trail, publication of centennial activites, creation and scheduling stops of the traveling rail car museum for the centennial, writing a history of the trail and compilation of a bibliography, efforts to get an official postal stamp created by the U.S. Post Office, the creation and marketing of medallions and other merchandise, and payment of bills for merchandise created for the centennial. Correspondents include members of the Texas Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission, primarily Roger Conger and Truett Latimer; members of the Oklahoma and Kansas Chisholm Trail centennial commissions (especially those also on the Tri-State Centennial Commission); Texas state officials; railway companies; businesses; publishers and editors; historians; county historical committees; and the general public.
Arrangement
The Tri-State Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission files are filed first, followed by correspondence/meeting information files of the all three commissions, then topical files. Within the files, the records are in roughly reverse chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission files, Chisholm Trail Centennial records, Records, Texas State Historical Survey Committee. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1971/052-1 Tri-State Chisholm Trail Centenntial Commission:
May 1967-July 1968, 1971
April -May 1967
March 1967
February-March 1967
December 1966-February 1967
November-December 1966
November 1966
October-November 1966
September-October 1966
August-September 1966
June-August 1966
Texas Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission:
1969-1970
February-June 1968
November-December 1967
September-November 1967
September 1967
December 1966-August 1967
October-November 1966
March-May 1966
Meeting materials, correspondence, 1967
[2 folders]
Oklahoma Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission, 1966-1967
Kansas Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission, 1967
Box
1971/052-2 Musem car:
December 1967-March 1968
October-November 1967
August-October 1967
July-August 1967
June-July 1967
June 1967
June 1967
May-June 1967
October 1966-May 1967
February-May 1967
President Eisenhower's visit, [December 1967], March 1968
[includes photos of visit]
Official history - Miracle of the Chisholm Trail, by Henry B. Jameson, 1967
Medals and markers, 1967-1968
Medals and markers, 1966-1967
Commemorative medals
[4 medals]
Photographs, ca. 1967
Press releases, 1967
Publicity:
Press kits, 1967
[2 folders]
Clippings and publications, 1956, 1966-1967
Magazine, The Texas Longhorn, Winter 1967
Box
1971/052-3 Clippings, press releases, articles, 1967
[2 folders]
Newspaper - Abilene, Kansas, 1967
Newspaper - Chester County, Kansas, 1967
Newspaper - Coin World, October 1966
Ideas and information, 1966-1967
Transfer of funds, 1967
Requests, 1968-1970
Stationery
Chisholm Trail items order blanks
History, maps, articles:
1966-1967
1966
1965-1967
Publications, 1967
[3 folders]
[includes magazines, articles, pamphlets, newsletters]
Box
1971/052-4 Clippings, 1966-1968
[6 folders]
Chairman's files, 1965-1968 (bulk 1967),
0.94 cubic ft.
Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, articles, clippings, and press kits. Dates covered are 1965-1968 (bulk 1967). The majority of the records are correspondence files. Topics include creation and meetings of the Tri-State Chisolm Trail Centennial Commission and the Texas Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission, erection of historical markers along the trail, publication of centennial activites, creation of and coordination of the traveling museum and its stops, writing a history of the trail through Texas and compilation of a bibliography, efforts to get an official postal stamp created by the U.S. Post Office, the creation and marketing of medallions and other merchandise, and payment of bills for merchandise created for the centennial. Roger Conger was the Chairman of the Texas Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission and these are his incoming letters and memos, and copies of his outgoing letters as well as letters directed to other individuals but copied to him by other members of the Texas Commission or the Tri-State Commission. Correspondents include other members of the Texas Chisholm Trail Centennial Commission, primarily Truett Latimer; members of the Oklahoma and Kansas Chisholm Trail centennial commissions/Tri-State Commission; Texas state officials; railway companies; businesses; publishers and editors; historians; county historical committees; and the general public.
Arrangement
Correspondence files are arranged roughly in reverse chronological order. Following the letters are several files of clippings, newspapers, and press kits.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Chairman's files, Chisholm Trail Centennial records, Records, Texas State Historical Survey Committee. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1974/028-1 Correspondence:
March-April 1968
December 1967-April 1968
November-December 1967
October 1967
September 1967
August-September 1967
August 1967
July-August 1967
July 1967
[4 folders]
June 1967
[2 folders]
May-June 1967
May 1967
Box
1974/028-2 April-May, 1967
April 1967
[3 folders]
March-April 1967
February-March 1967
February 1967
January-February 1967
November 1966-January 1967
November 1965, September-October 1966
Press kits, May-June 1967
Press kits, 1967
Clippings, newspapers, 1967
[3 folders]
Magazine, Texas Parade, 1967

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