Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Mexican Border War:

An Inventory of Correspondence, July 1916 to October 1916, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Tower, Eugene and Carrie
Title: Mexican Border War Records,
Dates: July 1916 to October 1916
Abstract: The Mexican Border War Records consist entirely of correspondence between Eugene, a soldier in the conflict, and his wife, Carrie.
Collection # S 1812.1
Quantity: 1 box (.25 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The “Mexican Border War” refers to the several military engagements along the U.S./Mexico border during the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920, more commonly known as the “Border War” or “Border Campaign.” The correspondence in this collection to describes the Pancho Villa Expedition, also known as the Mexican Expedition and Punitive Expedition, into Mexico by U.S. military forces led by General John J. “Blackjack” Pershing from 1916 to 1917. The expedition was launched in retaliation for Pancho Villa’s attack on the New Mexican town of Columbus.


Scope and Content

The Mexican Border War Records consist of correspondence to and from Eugene Tower from El Paso, Texas, during the U.S. Punitive Expedition into Mexico, and date from July 2 to October 11, 1916.

The Records can be viewed in their entirety in digital format among the Southwest Collection’s Digital Collections.


Organization

The Mexican Border War Records are organized by the date of correspondence.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Tower, Eugene
Subjects (Organizations)
United States Army
Subjects (Places)
Columbus (N.M.)
El Paso (Tex.)
Mexico
Subjects
Mexican Border War
U.S. Punitive Expedition
World War I.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mexican Border War Records, July 1916 to October 1916, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
2014-0140-B

Gift, 2014

Processed by

Chad Coburn, 2014


Collection Inventory

Correspondence

box folder
1 1 July 2, 1916
2 July 6, 1916
3 July 9, 1916
4 July 10, 1916
5 July 11, 1916
6 July 11, 1916
7 July 15, 1916
8 July 19, 1916
9 July 21, 1916
10 July 23, 1916
11 July 24, 1916
12 July 25, 1916
13 July 28, 1916
14 July 30, 1916
15 July 31, 1916
16 August 1, 1916
17 August 4, 1916
18 August 4, 1916
19 August 6, 1916
20 August 8, 1916
21 August 9, 1916
22 August 11, 1916
23 August 12, 1916
24 August 14, 1916
25 August 15, 1916
26 August 17, 1916
27 August 18, 1916
28 August 21, 1916
29 August 22, 1916
30 August 23, 1916
31 August 24, 1916
32 August 25, 1916
33 August 27 and 28, 1916
34 August 29, 1916
35 August 30, 1916
36 August 31, 1916
37 August 31, 1916
38 September 1, 1916
39 September 3, 1916
40 September 7, 1916
41 September 9, 1916
42 September 10, 1916
43 September 11, 1916
44 September 12, 1916
45 September 13, 1916
46 September 17, 1916
47 September 18, 1916
48 September 23, 1916
49 September 25, 1916
50 September 26, 1916
51 September 26, 1916
52 September 27, 1916
53 September 29, 1916
54 September 30, 1916
55 October 2 through 9, 1916
56 October 10, 1916
57 October 11, 1916