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In early 1836, Texans were involved in a life and death struggle for freedom from Mexico. They sent representatives from every municipality to a constitutional convention in the small town of Washington, on the Brazos River. In two tense weeks, these Texans declared independence and created a constitutional republic based on the democratic principles they all held dear. Explore this FUN website to discover their...
Interactive game to teach students about the Texas Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Government produced during the Convention of March 2-17 at Washington.
This is a free curriculum guide on the Grand Jury system in Texas, based on a primary source from the Star of the Republic Museum – the transcript of grand jury testimony in a murder case from San Felipe de Austin in 1840. Guide includes information on the history of the grand jury in Texas, lesson plans, and a script for a classroom re-enactment of the hearing. Developed by Star of the Republic Museum and State Bar...
Using the wartime diary of Alexander Hobbs, this module explores how teachers and scholars can approach the Civil War on the Gulf Coast.
This module will explore how to use original documents on the Mexican American War for research purposes. Its intended audience is undergraduate students.
original book  p. : ill., map (fold.) ; 15 x 22 cm. Includes a map of the Houston Ship Channel from Galveston Bay into downtown Houston along Buffalo Bayou, featuring all industries, railways, public and private docks
Emergency Confederate Warrant for Removal of Safe Containing Achives, Galveston, Texas, Oct. 6, 1864
Orders to pay. Drawn by Treasurer of the County of Galveston, R.H. Howards, attested to by Oscar Farish, clerk. To pay $40 to F.M. Joseph for removal of the safe.
Printed document with 1 map, 251 pp. Reid, Samuel C. (Samuel Chester). The scouting expeditions of McCullochs Texas Rangers, or, The summer and fall campaign of the Army of the United States in Mexico, 1846: including skirmishes with the Mexicans, and an accurate detail of the storming of Monterey: also, the daring scouts at Buena Vista: together with anecdotes, incidents, descriptions of country, and sketches of...
1972 Sears Cup National Championship team at Houston Yacht Club including Paul Thompson, Skipper Clark Thompson, Jr., and Buddy Brown.
1st advertisement for the Port of Houston.
One black and white photograph of loading cotton aboard steamship, just before World War II
One black and white photograph of the Houston Ship Channel/ added 13-page document on the Principal Industries. Port Facilities, and Points of Interest along the Houston Ship Channel
One black and white photograph of ship and boats in a channel, Houston
Annotated typescript of biography of Galveston founder Michel Branamour Menard. The contents include a sketch on Menard from the Galveston Directory for 1866-1867, a discussion of Menard from Early Issues of Capital Stock, a sketch of Menard from the Galveston Daily News, and a memorandum by Sue Menard McCaleb. 38 page typescript biography of Michel Branamour Menard, annotated by Houston Wade.
Photographs of the Texas City, Texas waterfront which was later devastated by the April 16, 1947 disaster which occurred when a French ship carrying fertilizer on Galveston Bay caught fire and exploded. The nearby Monsanto styrene plant and other petroleum refineries, homes, warehouses, ships and buildings were largely destroyed. At least 576 were killed and 4,000 injured, with the town being almost completely...
Photographs of the Texas City, Texas waterfront after it was devastated by the April 16, 1947 disaster which occurred when a French ship carrying fertilizer on Galveston Bay caught fire and exploded. The nearby Monsanto styrene plant and other petroleum refineries, homes, warehouses, ships and buildings were largely destroyed. At least 576 were killed and 4,000 injured, with the town being almost completely...
This letter is part of a larger collection, for which there is a guide on-line at <a href="http://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC/finding-aids/manuscripts/0536" target="_blank">http://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC/finding-aids/manuscripts/0536</a>. The letters are from Rice Institute student Otto Eisenlohr to his high school sweetheart and eventual wife, Gainor Roberts, regarding student life,...
Interview of Esther Quan conducted by Pin-Fang Wang and Clarissa Cox, June 3, 2010 in Houston, Texas. This recording forms part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University. This collection includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Asian Americans native to Houston.
Wea Lee, interviewed by Pin-Fang Wang and Yuanzhuo Wang, July 2 & 3, 2010, in Houston, Texas. This recording forms part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University. This collection includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Asian Americans native to Houston.
One black and white photograph of the Brown Shipbuilding Co. shipyard.
The personal diary of Elizabeth Craw (1819-ca.1909) records her journey from Ohio to see her soldier fiancé in Texas, and her experiences there. Craw’s fiancé fought and died at the Battle of the Alamo, 1836. 40 page handwritten diary. Circa 60 completely blank pages at the end of the diary were not included in this digital representation. Travellers and explorers Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.)--Siege...
1 page handwritten contract between the school in Bellville, Texas and J.P. Osterhout. He taught spelling, reading and writing, geography, grammar, and arithmetic, and philosophy and Higher Branches.
List of names and claims of veterans of the Republic of Texas (handwritten)
Medical log. 148 page handwritten medical record book describing Dr. Stewarts patients, their treatments, and fees. Among the patients is Mirabeau B. Lamar. Area includes Brazoria County and elsewhere in Texas.
26 pages of an address by Judge Peter Grey on the African slave trade and alludes to leaving the Union, if necessary, near the end of the address. Speech delivered May 30th, 1859 and;published by several gentlemen who heard it.