The Other side of the Archives War: How the Republic of Texas and the General Land Office Were Held Hostage

City of Austin in 1840. From Lawrence, A.B., Texas in 1840, or The Emigrant’s Guide to the New Republic. New York, 1840. (Source: Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.)
Sam Houston, physical object, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth32932/: accessed December 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Star of the Republic Museum.
Commissioner Thomas William “Peg Leg” Ward. PICB 07577, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.
The GLO had to close as a result of Houston ordering the government being moved from Austin. Kenny Helgen, GLO Building_001. Archives and Records, Texas General Land Office, Austin.
Mrs. Eberley Firing off Cannon. Courtesy of Texas State Library and Archives Commission — 0001_104_121_Angelina_400_rgb_E2400
Detail of GLO employees securing boxes of records from Mrs. Angelina Eberly Firing Off a Cannon. Mrs. Eberley Firing off Cannon. Courtesy of Texas State Library and Archives Commission — 0001_104_121_Angelina_400_rgb_E2400
Angelina Eberly purchased lots 1–4 on Block 71 (Corner of 6th & Lavaca) from the Republic of Texas through the General Land Office in February of 1842. Austin City Lot 000051, Archives and Records, Texas General Land Office, Austin. Detail from De Cordova’s A Topographical Map of the City of Austin, 1872. GLO Map #93685. Archives and Records, Texas General Land Office, Austin.
Analysis of the GLO Land Grant Database shows an extreme drop in business during the Mexican Invasion of San Antonio, and the Archives War.
Society of American Archivists, University of Texas at Austin Student Chapter, Archives — Worth Fighting For! Archives Week in Austin, October 11–15, 1999.
Society of American Archivists, University of Texas at Austin Student Chapter, Archives — Worth Fighting For! Archives Week in Austin, 1999; Society of & Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB), Defend our Digital Heritage: Become an Advocate for Archives in Texas, Poster, Texas Archives Month, 2014.
Statue of Angelina Eberly in downtown Austin.

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