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Sam Houston Celebration Collection


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Sam Houston Celebration Collection, 1900-1993 | SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

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Title: Sam Houston Celebration Collection, 1900-1993Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1992-1993

Extent: 2.0 Boxes


The Sam Houston Bicentennial Collection consists of correspondence, articles, clippings, catalogues and materials relating to the Bicentennial celebration.  This collection is housed in two archival boxes, arranged in two series. Series one contains correspondence related to seeking additional Sam Houston materials, clippings and articles about Sam Houston the man. Series two has materials relating to Sam Houston’s Bicentennial celebrations. Materials in both series are dated 1992 and 1993.

This collection was accumulated by the former Special Collections Librarian Paul Culp.

Subjects: Houston, Sam, 1793-1863, Huntsville (Tex.) - History

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The materials that make up the first series are a part of efforts made to acquire Sam Houston (the man) related materials. Correspondence between Mr. Paul Culp and various University and College libraries make up a large part of this series. There are also catalogues and other lists showing Sam Houston-related holdings. The second series consists entirely of materials related to Sam Houston’s Centennial Celebrations including brochures, invitations and newspaper clippings. Many of these items have biographical information about Sam Houston the man as well as information about the celebrations themselves which took place all over Huntsville, Texas in 1993 (two hundred years after Sam Houston’s birth.)

Subject/Index Terms

Houston, Sam, 1793-1863
Huntsville (Tex.) - History

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Repository: SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

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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: Sam Houston Celebration Collection. SHSU Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

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Folder 1A: Correspondence recruiting Sam Houston Materials, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 1B: Correspondence recruiting Sam Houston Materials, 1992 December-1993 January; undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Articles about Sam Houston, 1900; 1980; 1993; undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Catalogues and lists of Sam Houston Materials, 1949; 1969; 1992 ;1993; undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Sam Houston Clippings, 1962; 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Notes relating to the recruitment of Sam Houston Materials, 1992; undatedAdd to your cart.

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