Archives and Manuscripts Index

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Matthews and Monroe Families Papers

AR.A.025
Dates: -
Creator: Matthews family
Persons
  • Matthews, Ezekiel Steel
  • Matthews, Julia Saunders
  • Monroe, Martha Mandeville Matthews
  • Monroe, Patrick A.
  • Matthews, George Saunders
  • Matthews, Frank
  • Matthews, Lou Ester
  • Matthews, Marshall
  • Matthews, Ollie
  • Monroe, Patrick A.
  • Matthews, George
Organizations
  • Sampson and Henricks
  • Texas School for the Deaf
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Subjects
  • Government--Texas--Travis County
  • Families--Texas--Austin
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
Format
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: … Matthews, George … Austin (Tex.) … United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 … Government--Texas--Travis County … Families--Texas--Austin … American Civil War (1861-1865) … Matthews and Monroe Families Papers …

Black Family Papers

AR.B.001
Dates: -
Creator: Black family
Persons
  • Black, Walter Bacon
  • Black, Nettie Avery
  • Black, Abbie Bacon
  • Gossage, James
  • Avery, Richard
  • Avery, Thomas E.
  • Garrison, Lizzie Avery
Organizations
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Subjects
  • Families--Texas--Austin
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Slavery
Format
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: … Lizzie Avery … Austin (Tex.) … United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 … Families--Texas--Austin … American Civil War (1861-1865) … Slavery … Black Family Papers …

Hilgartner and Palm Papers

AR.B.006
Dates: -
Creator: Hilgartner family; Palm family
Persons
  • Atwood, Rufus Neely
  • Atwood, William Woods
  • Palm, Adela Belle Atwood
  • Palm, August B.
  • Palm, Mary Josephine
  • Palm, Rufus Atwood
  • Morey, Irene
  • Morey, Lewis Sidney
  • Hilgartner, Adela Belle
  • Hilgartner, Henry Louis
Organizations
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Subjects
  • Families--Texas--Austin
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Money--Confederate States of America
Format
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: … Henry Louis … Austin (Tex.) … United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 … Families--Texas--Austin … American Civil War (1861-1865) … Money--Confederate States of America …

John Robert Williams Texana Collection

AR.H.007
Dates: -
Creator: Williams, John Robert
Persons
  • Williams, James Robert
  • Dienst, Alexander
  • McCall, John David
  • Pearce, James Edwin
  • Swisher, John Milton
  • Pease, E. M. (Elisha Marshall)
  • Ferguson, James Edward
  • Nalle, Oida Ferguson
  • Armijo, Manuel
  • DeGress, Jacob C.
  • DeMorse, Charles
  • Johnston, Albert Sidney
Organizations
  • Texas. State Department of Education
  • Texas Fine Arts Association
  • Texas. Supreme Court
  • University of Texas
  • Huston-Tillotson College
  • Texas Co-operative Association
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • United States. Army
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)
  • Waco, (Tex.)
  • Travis County (Tex.)
  • Texas--Politics and government
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Subjects
  • Voting--Texas
  • Taxation
  • Governors
  • Postal service
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Legal briefs
Format
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: … Milton … Pease, E. M. (Elisha Marshall) … Ferguson, James Edward … Nalle, Oida Ferguson … Armijo, Manuel … DeGress, … … Texas--Politics and government … United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 … Voting--Texas … Taxation … Governors … Postal service … American Civil War (1861-1865) … Legal briefs … John Robert Williams …
AR.H.014
Dates: -
Creator: Blackburn, Ada
Persons
  • Stephens, Ellen Ada
  • Davis, Ellen Stephens
  • Blackburn, Ellen Ada
  • Stephens, Oliver
  • Stephens, Walter O.
  • Murray, Grace
  • Boaz, Thomas
  • Besserer, Charles Williams
  • Scholz, Mary
Organizations
  • Alpha Delta Pi Sorority
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Subjects
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Texas
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Families--Texas--Austin
Format
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: … Note Ada Blackburn was born in Texas in 1870 to Samuel Edward Blackburn and Ellen Anna Blackburn. Her sister Ruth … (Tex.)--Social life and customs … United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 … Frontier and pioneer life--Texas … American Civil War (1861-1865) … Families--Texas--Austin … Ada …

Samuel James Redd Papers

AR.2000.013
Dates: -
Creator: Redd, Samuel James
Persons
  • Redd, Samuel James
  • Redd, Sarah
  • Redd, Wallace
Organizations
  • Texas Military Institute (Austin, Tex.)
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)
  • Lexington (Ky.)
  • Decker League (Tex.)
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Subjects
  • Families--Texas--Austin
  • Ranching--Texas
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
Format
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: … (Ky.) … Decker League (Tex.) … United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 … Families--Texas--Austin … Ranching--Texas … American Civil War (1861-1865) … Samuel James Redd Papers …

Wheeler Family Papers

AR.K.003
Dates: -
Creator: Wheeler family
Persons
  • Cooney, Mary Isabelle Wheeler
  • Wheeler, E. Earl
  • Brown, John Bertram
  • Brown, Charles Stewart
  • Brown, Margaret Laughery
  • Wheeler, Thomas Benton
  • Wilson, Sam C.
  • Wheeler, John Gill
  • Wilson, R. E.
  • Wheeler, Maggie Brown
  • Harte, Bret Wheeler
Organizations
Places
  • Manor (Tex.)--Genealogy
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Subjects
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Families--Texas--Manor
Format
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: … Wheeler, E. Earl … Brown, John Bertram … Brown, Charles Stewart … Brown, Margaret Laughery … Wheeler, Thomas Benton … … Wheeler … Manor (Tex.)--Genealogy … United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 … American Civil War (1861-1865) … Families--Texas--Manor … Wheeler …

Eugene T. Digges Collection of the Fontaine Family

AR.M.002
Dates: -
Creator: Digges, Eugene T., Sr.
Persons
  • Fontaine, Patrick Henry
  • Fontaine, Philip Aylett
  • Sampson, Sarah Spotswood Fontaine
  • Fontaine, William Spotswood
  • Fontaine, Sarah Shelton Aylett
  • Fontaine, William Winston
  • Fontaine, Mary Adelaide
  • Fontaine, Lansing
  • Digges, Eugene T.
Organizations
  • Gilleland Academy
  • Improvement in Propulsion of Canal Boats
  • Virginia Historical Society
  • Texas Female Institute
  • Gammel's Book Store
  • Red Front Candy Store
  • Corner and Fontaine Book Co.
  • Capital City Book Co.
  • Bismark Saloon
Places
  • Virginia--Genealogy
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Subjects
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Education--Texas
  • Families
Format
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: … Eugene T. … Virginia--Genealogy … United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 … American Civil War (1861-1865) … Education--Texas … Families … Eugene …

John H. Robinson Papers

AR.A.003
Dates: -
Creator: Robinson, John H.
Persons
  • Bremond, Augusta Palm
  • Bremond, Eugene, Jr.
  • Bremond, John
  • Butler, Josephine Robinson
  • Robinson, Pauline Bremond
  • Robinson, John Henry
  • Robinson, Elizabeth Sheridan
Organizations
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Subjects
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Real Property--Texas
  • Slavery--Texas
Format
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: … Sheridan … Austin (Tex.) … United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 … American Civil War (1861-1865) … Real Property--Texas … …

Bertram E. Giesecke Papers

AR.W.007
Dates: -
Creator: Giesecke, Bertram E.
Persons
  • Mimitz, Chester
  • Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines)
  • Connally, John Bowden
  • McNeil, W. J.
  • Symington, W. Stuart
  • Bensen, Lloyd, Jr.
  • Pike, Sumner
  • Johnson, Louis
  • Renfrow, Louis H.
  • Smith, W. R., Jr.
  • Ruth, Babe
  • Giesecke, Julius
Organizations
  • United States. President's Commission on Housing
  • Kuehne, Chasey & Giesecke
Places
  • Austin (Tex.)
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Subjects
  • Housing
  • Architects--Texas--Austin
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Confederate States of America--Army--Biography
Format
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: … Giesecke, Julius … Austin (Tex.) … United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 … Housing … Architects--Texas--Austin … American Civil War (1861-1865) … Confederate States of …