University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Bowie County Records, [ca. 1875-1968]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bowie County (Tex.)
Title: Bowie County Records
Dates: [ca. 1875-1968]
Abstract: Comprising an historical narrative, scrapbooks, and photographs, the Bowie County Records, [ca. 1875-1968], document the history of Bowie County, Texas.
Accession No.: 71-036
Extent: 6 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Comprising an historical narrative, scrapbooks, and photographs, the Bowie County Records, [ca. 1875-1968], document the history of Bowie County, Texas. Written by "an immigrant," the historical narrative concerns the history of the county from its establishment in 1840 through the late 1870s, describing Anglo and Native American settlements, notable residents, a biographical sketch of Texas governor Hardin Richard Runnels, and political issues. Three scrapbooks consisting of newspaper clippings chronicle notable events and individuals, crime, and weddings, among other topics in Bowie County and the city of Texarkana. Additionally, the scrapbooks include printed items such as programs commemorating the founding of Texarkana and the dedication of historical markers by the Daughters of the American Revolution, while photographs depict World War I and II soldiers from Bowie County.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Runnel, Hardin Richard, 1820-1873.
Subjects (Organizations)
Daughters of the American Revolution. Texas Society.
Subjects
Indians of North America -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1939-1945.
Places
Bowie County (Tex.) -- Archives.
Bowie County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Bowie County (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Texarkana (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Texas -- Politics and government.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bowie County Records, [ca. 1875-1968], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2Q442 Historical narrative, 1931
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3L103 Scrapbooks, [ca. 1875-1968]
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3S109 Photographs
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3S162 Photographs