Found in 2605 Collections and/or Records:
Addison was a Methodist clergyman (1820-1898), circuit rider in the Texas Conference, served in the Confederate Army, represented the American Bible Association in Texas, and became charter member of the Northwest Texas Conference in 1866. Papers document the history of the Methodist Church in Texas as well as the Addison family and Addison’s career.
The papers consist of the life work and research of paleontologist and geologist Walter Scott Adkins
John Adriance, a native of Troy, New York, went to Texas in 1835. Adriance was involved with the promotion of railroads and canals, and he was a deputy for the Commissary Department and a county commissioner during the Civil War. Papers deal primarily with the mercantile business carried on by Adriance with various partners over the years, the management of his agricultural interests and Waldeck Plantation, his investments in land, and his promotion of transportation in his area.
Papers consist of the typescript of biographical writings concerning John Coffee Hays (1817-1883), who was employed by the Republic of Texas to make surveys on the frontier, became a captain as a Texas Ranger and Indian fighter, and was a colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War.
Proceedings of the first agricultural society established in Texas for the years 1856-1906.
The AIDS Collection, 1985-1990, contains flyers, news clippings, medical studies, and guidelines, which document the work of and issues confronting AIDS organizations in Arkansas and Texas, specifically the Austin Lesbian Gay Political Caucus, AIDS Services of Austin, Austin AIDS Project, Washington County AIDS Task Force, Inc., Arkansas AIDS Foundation, and AIDS Resources Center.
The Margaret T. Akers Papers, 1919, [ca. 1933], 1992, consist of newspaper clippings, a photograph, and correspondence, regarding the life of Margaret T. Akers.
In 1854, largely because of the efforts of Sam Houston, the state of Texas purchased 1,280 acres of land for the Alabama Indians on which they and the Coushatta Indians, a closely related tribe, still live. Collection consists of photostats of three deeds and one record.
The Alamo Items include newspaper clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, typescripts of letters and newspaper articles, and photostats of letters (1836) and newspaper articles, relating to the Alamo, its preservation, and its heroes.