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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Texana Collection, 1818-1974 and undated

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Texana Collection, 1818-1974



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
Title: Texana Collection
Dates: 1818-1974
Creator Abstract: Special Collections was a department of University of Texas at San Antonio Library until the department merged with the UTSA Archives in the late 1990s to become the Special Collections and Archives Department (later the Archives and Special Collections Department). In 2011 the department was renamed and again became Special Collections. UTSA Libraries Special Collections collects books and archival material relating to the history of San Antonio and the Southwestern United States.
Content Abstract: The collection spans the years 1818 through 1974 and is comprised of letters, various legal and genealogical documents, other manuscripts, and printed material pertaining to the history of South Central Texas.
Identification: MS 288
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (about 315 items)
Language: Materials are primarily in English with some material in German and Spanish.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

Special Collections was a department of University of Texas at San Antonio Library until the department merged with the UTSA Archives in the late 1990s to become the Special Collections and Archives Department (later the Archives and Special Collections Department). In 2011 the department was renamed and again became Special Collections. UTSA Libraries Special Collections collects books and archival material relating to the history of San Antonio and the Southwestern United States.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection spans the years 1818 through 1974 and is comprised of letters, various legal and genealogical documents, other manuscripts, and printed material pertaining to the history of South Central Texas. Included in the letters is correspondence from J. Marvin Hunter, author and editor of The Frontier Times in Bandera, Texas. There are seven copies of the Niles' Weekly Register, from 1818-1835. Four documents are related to the Weiss family genealogy, including a naturalization certificate and marriage certificates.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Usage Restrictions

Permission to publish materials from the collection must be obtained from the University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Hunter, J. Marvin.
Weiss family.
Subjects
Niles' Weekly Register.
Frontier Times-- Indexes.
Locations
Texas, South.
Bandera (Tex.)--History.
Genres/Formats
Correspondence.
Legal documents.
Clippings.
Prints (visual works).
Local Subjects
Germans/German Americans
Texas History

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Texana Collection, MS 288, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Processing Information

Processed by Tatina Wulzer, Collections Assistant, September 2008.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Texana Collection, 1818-1974 and undated

Box Folder
1 1 Hunter, J. Marvin. Letters from J. Marvin Hunter to Mr. Walter M. Robertson. Thanking him for article he had sent. Bandera, Texas, October 19, 1929
2 Hunter, J. Marvin. Letter from J. Marvin Hunter to Mr. Walter M. Robertson. Returning a manuscript. Bandera, Texas, December 12, 1929
3 Hunter, J. Marvin Letter from J. Marvin Hunter to Judge C.A. Goeth. Thanking him for his renewal to Frontier Times. Bandera, Texas, February 22, 1941
4 Hunter, Mrs. J. Marvin. Letter from Mrs. J. Marvin Hunter to Mr. Walton. Giving notice of books and magazines available. Bandera, Texas, February 27, 1962
5 Hunter J. Marvin. Letter from J. Marvin Hunter to Mr. Pat Wagner. In reference to "Peregrinations of a Pioneer Printer." Kerrville, Texas, May 15, 1968
6 Hunter, J. Marvin. Letter from J. Marvin Hunter to Mr. Wallace. In reference to Mr. Wallace's autobiography of J. Marvin Hunter, October 27, 1969
7 Hunter, J. Marvin. Letter from J. Marvin Hunter to Mr. John Wallace. In reference to selling of books. Hereford, Texas, November 9, 1969
8 Hunter, J. Marvin. Subscription order form to Frontier Times. Bandera, Texas, undated
16 Art prints. Galveston, Houston, New Braunfels and San Antonio. Steel engravings. 1850s
17 Der Kriegs - Bazar. Announcement to Bazar, undated
18 Dienst, Alex. Letter from Dr. Alex Dienst of Temple, Texas to Mrs. B.G. Green of Edna, Texas. Conserving the selling of some nenefee papers, November 3, 1932
19 Free Press of Texas. San Antonio, Texas. Payment to E. Scherf signed by C. Schmitt agent, July 23, 1867
20 Haag, W. G. Letter from W. G. Haag addressed to Dear Sir. in reference to filling in vacancies to complete lists (Temple, Tex.), March 13, 1906
21 Haag, W. G. Letter from W. G. Haag addressed to "To Whom Handed." A short autobiography of Mr. B. H. Meuhlenbruch (Temple, Tex.), September 3, 1918
22 Howb, Jes. Letter from Jes. Howb to Mr. A. H. Jones, political letter, April 21, 1911
23 Andrews, Warren. Receipt for purchase of slave, May 2, 1859
24 Bell county jury lists, 1850 et seq., 88 pages, 1921
25 Peikert, J.A. vs. H.J. Langendorf. Bill of costs. Legal suit, April 2, 1892
26 Langendorf, Ada. Citation. 45th Judicial District S.A. vs. Langendorf unpaid taxes, 1919
27 Writ of error from Bexar county, 1889 legal Brief. M.J. Smith y Lee vs. Morgan L. Merrick (San Antonio, Tex.), 1889
28 Hertzog, Carl. C.H. Collection. Checklist: books and pamphlets printed/or designed by C.H., undated
29 Hertzog, Carl and Vivian. Greeting card. Mural by Tom Lea. Comment by Rey Smith, undated
30 Johnson collection, 1942, 1964, and undated
31 Johnson Collection. Ephemera and miscellaneous, 1951, 1979, and undated
32 Dedication of Municipal Auditorium. San Antonio, Texas September 3, 1926
33 Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez de. decree, re: Roads-regulations etc. Adrian Woll and Pedro Jose Peuiche- (Rubrics). Tamaulipas, July 12, 1853
34 South Texas collection inventory, undated
35 Texas Library Association awards presentation. 61st conference San Antonio Texas. Philanthropic award = John Peace- San Antonio (3 copies), March 27, 1974
36 Jenkins collection. Arlington, Texas, March 3, 1974
37 Ray Walton local history, undated
38 Gipson, Fred. Ward law, Frank H.- remarks at burial of Fred Gipson. State cemetery-Austin, August 17, 1973
39 Weiss genealogy, undated
40 Weiss, Constantine. Naturalization papers. San Antonio, Texas, September 9, 1884
41 Weiss, Theodore. Release documents, Prussia, 1870
42 Lebold/Haby marriage certificate. Castroville, Texas, October 14, 1882
43 Weiss/Lebold marriage certificate. Hondo, Texas, September 25, 1905
44 Unidentified document, referencing Texas annexation discussion in the United States House of Representatives by Mr. Adams [John Quincy Adams?], January 25, 1845
45 Bentley, A.F. Letter from A.F. Bentley addressed to "To Whom it May Concern" in reference to Mr. Ben Muehlenbruch, September 15, 1918
46 Crenshaw, James D. Report of Committee on Foreign Correspondence, 1918
47 Houston, Samual. Speeches of Hon. Sam houston on the Pacific Railroad Bill and in reply to Hon. A. Iverson of Georgia. Delivered in the Senate of the United States, January 12-13, 1859
48 First annual report to the Board of Directors of the Souther Pacific Railroad Co., chartered by the State of Texas. New York: American Railroad Journal 1856
49 Speech of Hon. Sam Houston on the subject of compromise in the Senate of the United States, February 8, 1850
50 "Bulletin of the American Geogrpahical Society, Session 1874-75," 1875
51 "Planck's Texas Legal Directory for 1882," compiled by L.H. Planck of Gonzales Bar, 1882
52 "Forage-Crop Experiements at the San Antonio Field Station," S. H. Hastings, U.S. Department of Agriculture, March 10, 1913
53 "Old Camp Verde : the home of the camels : a romantic story of Jefferson Davis' plan to use camels on the Texas frontier," J. Marvin Hunter, Frontier Times, Bandera, Texas, 1936
54 "Supplemental Abstract of Title Lakeview Addition, San Antonio, Texas," undated

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