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Alamo Flags Collection, 1933-1987

By Deanna Rainey

Collection Overview

Title: Alamo Flags Collection, 1933-1987

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: This collection consists of newspaper clippings and photographs relating to the Alamo. The documents are arranged by content type.  The collection is located on the SHSU Special Collection’s manuscript shelves.

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Alamo flag collection (1933-1987; 1 box) includes newspaper clippings and photographs of flags of the Alamo. The two flags in this collection were captured by the troops of Santa Anna on March 6, 1836, when the Alamo fell after a thirteen-day siege. These flags were photographed at the Museo de Chapultepec (where they still reside) by Dr. Jesse Burleson, former Head of Foreign Languages. Dr. Burleson had them framed in Mexico City.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions:

The materials represented in this finding aid have been made available for research, teaching and private use. For these purposes, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) these items without prior permission on the condition that you provide proper attribution of the source in all copies.

Please contact the Newton Gresham Library's Special Collections and University Archives department to request permissions to reproduce materials for any other purpose, or to obtain information regarding the copyright status of a particular digital image, text, audio or video recording.

Preferred Citation: Alamo Flags Collection. SHSU Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Texas woman gets picture of flag at Alamo" Newspaper Article, 1933 February 19Add to your cart.
Houston Chronicle
Item 2: "Letters will ask new Mexican president to return Alamo flag" Newspaper Article, 1987 October 9Add to your cart.
Houston Chronicle
Item 3: Framed photograph of miniature flag, 1939Add to your cart.
"First Company of Texan Volunteers from New Orleans" Gift of Jesse Burleson
Item 4: Framed photograph of miniature flag, 1939Add to your cart.
"Galveston's Invincible , Our Independence" Gift of Jesse Burleson