A Guide to the Emma Kyle Burleson Scrapbook, 1906-1912
Born near San Marcos, Texas, Emma Kyle Burleson (1869-1941) was the daughter of Edward Burleson, Jr. and Lucy Emma Kyle. After attending St. Mary’s Academy in Austin and the Augusta Female Seminary in Virginia, Emma settled in Austin. Since her paternal grandfather, Edward Burleson, Sr., fought in the Texas Revolution and served as vice president of the Republic of Texas and her father was a Texas Ranger who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War, Burleson developed an interest in Texas history. In 1906, she joined the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and later also became a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She participated in a number of other organizations, including the Philosophical Society of Texas and the Texas Historical Commission.
"Burleson, Edward, Jr."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed May 6, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbu41.
Cottrell, Debbie Mauldin. "Burleson, Emma Kyle."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed May 6, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbu73.
Composed of newspaper clippings, the Emma Kyle Burleson Scrapbook, 1906-1912, documents Burleson’s interest in the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT). Clippings concern the history of the organization; different projects of the DRT, such as the renovation of the Alamo; as well as the activities of its members.
This collection is open for research use.
Emma Kyle Buleson Scrapbook, 1906-1912, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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.
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