The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 91, July 1987 - April, 1988 Page: 508
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508 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
commission approved the temporary loan of 143 documents, including
the Travis letter, to the Committee on Historical Exhibits, Texas Cen-
tennial Central Exposition. On January 31, 1986, the administrative
successor to this body, the Texas State Library and Archives Commis-
sion, approved the return of the document to the site of the 1936 ex-
hibition under the most rigid protective security.79
The appeal "To the People of Texas & all Americans" is no longer
permanently displayed in the foyer of the Texas State Library; it is now
kept in the secure environment of the Archives Division stack area. An
exacting, one-of-a-kind facsimile occupies the specially constructed dis-
play case, under the eternal vigilance of a portrait of the man whose
words it immortalizes.
7 Bsennzal Report of the Texas Library and Historical Commisszon State Lzbrary for the Fourteenth
Biennium, September i, 1934-August 31, 1936 (San Antonio: Lone Star Printing, [1937?]), 12;
Document Loan Receipt, Sept. 7, 1986, State Archivist's Current files (TSL).
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