An online version of the Handbook of Texas. This encyclopedia gives information on the history, geography, and culture of Texas. Look up individual county names for a history of that county. Includes an article on defunct counties.
Also in print: JPL 2nd Floor Info Desk F384 .N48 (The New Handbook of Texas) (6 volumes)
The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, continuously published since 1897, is the premier source of scholarly information about the history of Texas and the Southwest. The first 100 volumes of the Quarterly, more than 57,000 pages, are now available with searchable Tables of Contents.
First edition of this novel about a Texas Unionist and his adventures avoiding conscription. As the protagonist flees to Matamoros in 1862, the novel paints a detailed picture of life on both sides of the border.
A complete history of the largest single unit of Texas troops in the Civil War, written by a corporal on General Richard Scurry's staff, who drew much of the content from diaries he kept during the war. The division served primarily in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana and, according to John Jenkins in Basic Texas Books, "its major contributions were in opposition to Gen. N.P. Banks' invasion of Louisiana (43).
16 linear inches (3 boxes and oversized items) Collection is arranged into five series: Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, The Confederate States of America, State of Texas, and General (Civil War).
The R. H. Porter Civil War Collection, 1860-1975 (bulk 1860-1866), consists of ephemera, photographs (mostly reproductions), manuscripts, government documents, original copies and photocopies of rare books, and pamphlets. Of note is the correspondence of Jefferson Davis; government documents printed by the Confederate States of America and the State of Texas; an original broadside copy of "An Ordinance to dissolve the Union between the State of Texas and The Other States..." (1861); and a Camp Ford diary kept by a Union prisoner (1862-1864). The books from this collection are available in the Special Collections room and are searchable in the UTSA Library catalog. R. H. Porter, former president of the Steck Company, Austin, Texas and Texas Confederate history enthusiast, gathered a collection of approximately one thousand Texas Confederate and Civil War items during his lifetime.