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Texas Indian Papers

Author : Texas State Library. Archives Division

Release : 1959

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The State Library and Archives of Texas

ome 127 years after Texas' revolutionary government leader Don Carlos Barrett
broached the idea of a library for Texas government, 126 years after the
Congress of the Republic of Texas ordered the assembling of archives, 86 years
after the ...

Author : David B. Gracy, II

Release : 2010-05-01

Publisher : University of Texas Press

ISBN : 0292779054

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The Texas State Library and Archives Commission celebrated its centennial in 2009. To honor that milestone, former State Archivist David Gracy has taken a retrospective look at the agency's colorful and sometimes contentious history as Texas's official information provider and record keeper. In this book, he chronicles more than a century of efforts by dedicated librarians and archivists to deliver the essential, nonpartisan library and archival functions of government within a political environment in which legislators and governors usually agreed that libraries and archives were good and needed—but they disagreed about whatever expenditure was being proposed at the moment. Gracy recounts the stories of persevering, sometimes controversial state librarians and archivists, and commission members, including Ernest Winkler, Elizabeth West (the first female agency head in Texas government), Fannie Wilcox, Virginia Gambrell, and Louis Kemp, who worked to provide Texans the vital services of the state library and archives—developing public library service statewide, maintaining state and federal records for use by the public and lawmakers, running summer reading programs for children, providing services for the visually impaired, and preserving the historically significant records of Texas as a colony, province, republic, and state. Gracy explains how the agency has struggled to balance its differing library and archival functions and, most of all, to be treated as a full-range information provider, and not just as a collection of disparate services.

Texas Indian Papers

Author : Texas State Library. Archives Division

Release : 1966

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Checklist, Official State Publications

Author : Texas State Library. Archives Division

Release : 1922

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Recasting American Liberty

I thank the staffs at the California State Law Library , the Chicago Transit Authority
, the Florida State Archives , the Georgia ... Library and Archives , the Texas State
Archives , the Washington State Law Library , the Wisconsin State Law Library ...

Author : Barbara Young Welke

Release : 2001-08-13

Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN : 9780521649667

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This 2001 book considers the role railroads and streetcars played in transforming the conditions of individual liberty in America.

Leaders in the Texas Revolution: United for a Cause

10 Texas State Library and Archives Commission ; p.11 Declaration of
Independence of the Republic of Texas ( 1836 ) , via Google books ; p . 12 Texas
State Library and Archives Commission ; p.13 ( top ) The Granger Collection ; p .

Author : Kelly Rodgers

Release : 2012-12-30

Publisher : Teacher Created Materials

ISBN : 9781433350474

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In the middle of the 1830s, Texans fought against the Mexican government for its independence. During the Texas Revolution, many leaders emerged, such as Sam Houston, Lorenzo de Zavala, William Travis, Francita Alavez, Sidney Sherman, Susanna Dickinson, James Bowie, and Juan Seguín. This captivating biography allows readers to learn about the incredible accomplishments of these people and what they did to make an impact on the Texas Revolution. Featuring alluring images, engaging facts and sidebars, supportive text, and a glossary and index, this book will have readers eager to learn more!

The Texas Rangers

This book exists because nowhere among the many fine works concerning the
Texas Rangers is there one complete ... and the Civil War Ranger Records at the
Texas State Library and Archives are both voluminous, but still fragmentary.

Author : Darren L. Ivey

Release : 2015-02-12

Publisher : McFarland

ISBN : 9780786456390

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 The Texas Ranger law enforcement agency features so prominently in Texan and Wild West folklore that its accomplishments have been featured in everything from pulp novels to popular television. After a brief overview of the Texas Rangers’ formation, this book provides an exhaustive account of every known Ranger unit from 1823 to the present. Each chapter provides a brief contextual explanation of the time period covered and features entries on each unit’s commanders, periods of service, activities, and supervising authorities. Appendices include an account of the Rangers’ battle record, a history of the illustrious badge, documents relating to the Rangers, and lists of Rangers who have died in service, been inducted into the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, or received the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Medal of Valor.

The Annexation of Texas: From Republic to Statehood

... Austin, Texas; pp.2–3 LOC [LC–USZC4–2957]; p.4 Bridgeman Art Library; p.5
North Wind Picture Archives; p.5 (sidebar) Wikimedia; p.6 Bridgeman Art Library;
p.7Texas State Library and Archives; p.7 (sidebar)The Portal to Texas History; ...

Author : Joanne Mattern

Release : 2012-12-30

Publisher : Teacher Created Materials

ISBN : 1433383926

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After Texas earned its freedom from Mexico through a bloody revolution, its leaders were divided over whether Texas should join the United States. Through numerous captivating facts, vivid images, and easy to read text, readers will be enthralled as they make their way through this fascinating title that introduces them to Texas history, the Texas Revolution, and the Mexican-American War. The engaging sidebars and glossary, index, and table of contents make this book easy to navigate through and a perfect tool to aid in better understanding of the content and vocabulary.

Texas Tough

... the Library of Congress and National Archives; the State Library of Louisiana
and the Louisiana State Archives; the Georgia Archives; the Newton Gresham
Library at Sam Houston State University; the Cushing and Evans libraries at
Texas ...

Author : Robert Perkinson

Release : 2010-10-26

Publisher : Metropolitan Books

ISBN : 9781429952774

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A vivid history of America's biggest, baddest prison system and how it came to lead the nation's punitive revolution In the prison business, all roads lead to Texas. The most locked-down state in the nation has led the way in criminal justice severity, from assembly-line executions to isolation supermaxes, from prison privatization to sentencing juveniles as adults. Texas Tough, a sweeping history of American imprisonment from the days of slavery to the present, shows how a plantation-based penal system once dismissed as barbaric became the national template. Drawing on convict accounts, official records, and interviews with prisoners, guards, and lawmakers, historian Robert Perkinson reveals the Southern roots of our present-day prison colossus. While conventional histories emphasize the North's rehabilitative approach, he shows how the retributive and profit-driven regime of the South ultimately triumphed. Most provocatively, he argues that just as convict leasing and segregation emerged in response to Reconstruction, so today's mass incarceration, with its vast racial disparities, must be seen as a backlash against civil rights. Illuminating for the first time the origins of America's prison juggernaut, Texas Tough points toward a more just and humane future.


Texas state capitol at Houston, 1837–39 (Courtesy of Texas State Library and
Archives Commission, 1/103-501) ... Political control over what is now the state of
texas was first centered in Mexico City as the Spanish explored and extended ...

Author : A. Ray Stephens

Release : 2014-10-22

Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN : 080618647X

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For twenty years the Historical Atlas of Texas stood as a trusted resource for students and aficionados of the state. Now this key reference has been thoroughly updated and expanded—and even rechristened. Texas: A Historical Atlas more accurately reflects the Lone Star State at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Its 86 entries feature 175 newly designed maps—more than twice the number in the original volume—illustrating the most significant aspects of the state’s history, geography, and current affairs. The heart of the book is its wealth of historical information. Sections devoted to indigenous peoples of Texas and its exploration and settlement offer more than 45 entries with visual depictions of everything from the routes of Spanish explorers to empresario grants to cattle trails. In another 31 articles, coverage of modern and contemporary Texas takes in hurricanes and highways, power plants and population trends. Practically everything about this atlas is new. All of the essays have been updated to reflect recent scholarship, while more than 30 appear for the first time, addressing such subjects as the Texas Declaration of Independence, early roads, slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction, Texas-Oklahoma boundary disputes, and the tideland oil controversy. A dozen new entries for “Contemporary Texas” alone chart aspects of industry, agriculture, and minority demographics. Nearly all of the expanded essays are accompanied by multiple maps—everyone in full color. The most comprehensive, state-of-the-art work of its kind, Texas: A Historical Atlas is more than just a reference. It is a striking visual introduction to the Lone Star State.


The National Archives docents program is seeking Washington , D. C. , area
residents to participate in its Bicentennial ... Archives Section , Tennessee State
Library and Archives ; Texas – John M. Kinney , state archivist , Archives Division

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Release : 1976

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Naturalizing Mexican Immigrants

Texas naturalization records are found in the Lorenzo de Zavala State Library
and Archives in Austin and at the National Archives Southwest Region at Fort
Worth. Records are also located in various courts of the counties and in some
Texas ...

Author : Martha Menchaca

Release : 2011-05-01

Publisher : University of Texas Press

ISBN : 0292745060

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During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a majority of the Mexican immigrant population in the United States resided in Texas, making the state a flashpoint in debates over whether to deny naturalization rights. As Texas federal courts grappled with the issue, policies pertaining to Mexican immigrants came to reflect evolving political ideologies on both sides of the border. Drawing on unprecedented historical analysis of state archives, U.S. Congressional records, and other sources of overlooked data, Naturalizing Mexican Immigrants provides a rich understanding of the realities and rhetoric that have led to present-day immigration controversies. Martha Menchaca's groundbreaking research examines such facets as U.S.-Mexico relations following the U.S. Civil War and the schisms created by Mexican abolitionists; the anti-immigration stance that marked many suffragist appeals; the effects of the Spanish American War; distinctions made for mestizo, Afromexicano, and Native American populations; the erosion of means for U.S. citizens to legalize their relatives; and the ways in which U.S. corporations have caused the political conditions that stimulated emigration from Mexico. The first historical study of its kind, Naturalizing Mexican Immigrants delivers a clear-eyed view of provocative issues.

Texas flags

Alamo City Guards Flag 48" X 72" (estimated) silk The Alamo, San Antonio,
Texas Figure 61. Confederate First National Flag 102" X 156" bunting Texas
State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, Texas Figure 62. Stars and Bars

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Publisher : Texas A&M University Press

ISBN : 9781603443692

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Calling Texas Home

When the Texas State Library and Archives opened during the days of the
Republic, the Texas Congress appropriated $10,000 to buy books. However,
only one — the Edinburgh Encyclopedia — was purchased before attention was
diverted ...

Author : Wells Teague

Release : 2000

Publisher : Council Oak Books

ISBN : 9781885171382

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From its dusty Spanish legacy and struggle for independence to its vital place in the world's economy, Texas remains connected to its frontier roots. Crammed with fascinating facts, historical vignettes, and snappy anecdotes, this book gives the lowdown on this sprawling state and tells the story of its people - descendents of the first inhabitants, those who came in covered wagons or cars, and those who made it big or lost it all. A fun read and an entertaining resource, Calling Texas Home makes a great gift for those who love the Lone Star State.

Audit Report, Texas State Library and Historical Commission

TEXAS 78711 512 / 475-4115 November 30 , 1983 Members of the Texas State
Library and Archives Commission Honorable Mark White , Governor and
Members of ...

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Release : 1981

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Yeomen, Sharecroppers, and Socialists

These include the staffs of Abilene Christian University Library, Abilene, Texas;
Archives and Oral History Collection, Gee ... Library, the University of Texas at
Arlington; Texas State Library and Archives, Austin; University Library, University
of ...

Author : Kyle Grant Wilkison

Release : 2008

Publisher : Texas A&M University Press

ISBN : 1603444130

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As the nineteenth century ended in Hunt County, Texas, a way of life was dying. The tightly knit, fiercely independent society of the yeomen farmers--"plain folk," as historians have often dubbed them--was being swallowed up by the rising tide of a rapidly changing, cotton-based economy. A social network based on family, religion, and community was falling prey to crippling debt and resulting loss of land ownership. For many of the rural people of Hunt County and similar places, it seemed like the end of the world. In Yeomen, Sharecroppers, and Socialists historian Kyle G. Wilkison analyzes the patterns of plain-folk life and the changes that occurred during the critical four decades spanning the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries. Political protest evolved in the wake of the devastating losses experienced by the poor rural majority, and Wilkison carefully explores the interplay of religion and politics as Greenbackers, Populists, and Socialists vied for the support of the dispossessed tenant farmers and sharecroppers. With its richly drawn contextualization and analysis of the causes and effects of the epochal shifts in plain-folk society, Kyle G. Wilkison's Yeomen, Sharecroppers, and Socialists will reward students and scholars in economic, regional, and agricultural history.

Texas Through Women's Eyes

Dozens of archivists and librarians across the state—and several from outside
Texas—gave us crucial assistance. ... Patrick Lemelle at the Institute of Texas
Cultures, and John Anderson at the Texas State Library and Archives, were ...

Author : Judith N. McArthur

Release : 2010-08-25

Publisher : University of Texas Press

ISBN : 029277835X

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Texas women broke barriers throughout the twentieth century, winning the right to vote, expanding their access to higher education, entering new professions, participating fully in civic and political life, and planning their families. Yet these major achievements have hardly been recognized in histories of twentieth-century Texas. By contrast, Texas Through Women's Eyes offers a fascinating overview of women's experiences and achievements in the twentieth century, with an inclusive focus on rural women, working-class women, and women of color. McArthur and Smith trace the history of Texas women through four eras. They discuss how women entered the public sphere to work for social reforms and the right to vote during the Progressive era (1900–1920); how they continued working for reform and social justice and for greater opportunities in education and the workforce during the Great Depression and World War II (1920–1945); how African American and Mexican American women fought for labor and civil rights while Anglo women laid the foundation for two-party politics during the postwar years (1945–1965); and how second-wave feminists (1965–2000) promoted diverse and sometimes competing goals, including passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, reproductive freedom, gender equity in sports, and the rise of the New Right and the Republican party.

Robert Potter

... the Houston, Tex., Public Library; the New Orleans Public Library; the archives
and history division of the state of North Carolina, Raleigh; the University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill; the archives division of the Texas State Library, Austin; ...

Author : Ernest G. Fischer

Release : 1976

Publisher : Pelican Publishing

ISBN : 9781455611362

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New Serial Titles

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Release : 1996

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A union list of serials commencing publication after Dec. 31, 1949.

Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Allen-Warner Valley Energy System

United States. Bureau of Land Management. Tennessee Technological
University Jere Whitson Memorial Library ... 37203 Dallas Public Library 1954
Commerce Street Dallas , Texas 75201 Tennessee State Library and Archives
State Library ...

Author : United States. Bureau of Land Management

Release : 1980

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