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Men's German Chorus Ensemble

Description: Photograph of a 26 member men's chorus ensemble and their director posing for the camera outside a Lodge No. 2 in Fort Worth, Texas in 1900. The sign above them says "Teutonia."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Turnverein Clubhouse and Grounds, Houston, Texas

Description: Color postcard depicting the Turnverein Clubhouse and grounds in Houston, Texas. Park benches and a gazebo sit outside the buildings of the clubhouse. Correspondence on the back reads, "Hello! Little Girl, After many adventures I arrived here. It is a beautiful place. But have been sleepy most of the time. Write me little girl, Maude" It is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, 517 High St., Oklahoma City, Okla. Postmark is from Houston, Texas on Jul 15, 1909.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

Marriage certificate in German

Description: German certificate of marriage for Friedrich Wilhelm Hermann Zchappel and Louise Elisabeth Zeiss. The certificate is illustrated with various scenes including a ship, a church, and a family sitting in a garden. It is signed by Ida Zeiss, Alma Amsler, Otto L. Schroeder, and Rudolph Johnke.
Date: November 30, 1892
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Plat of Lands in the Northern Portion of San Antonio, Texas]

Description: Plat of Lands in the Northern Portion of San Antonio surrounding the Public Square, bounded on the west by San Pedro Creek and on the South and East by the upper Labor Ditch. The city surrounds the Public Square, bounded on the west by San Pedro Creek and on the South and East by the upper Labor Ditch.
Date: October 12, 1875
Creator: Freisleben, Gustave
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Karte von Texas entworfen nach den Vermeßungen der General-Land-Office der Republic

Description: Map from the book by Prince Carl von Solms-Braunfels, Texas. Geschildert in Beziehung auf seine Geographischen, Socialen and Übrigen Verhältnisse mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die Deutsche Colonisation. Ein Handbuch für Auswanderer nach Texas. The map is translated in German but notes rivers, mountains, etc.
Date: 1846
Creator: Solms-Braunfels, Carl
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Instruction für Deutsche Auswanderer nach Texas

Description: Cover of the portfolio for Instruction für Deutsche Auswanderer nach Texas, which was published by the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas.
Date: 1851
Creator: Verein zum Schütze Deutscher Einwanderer in Texas
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Neueste Karte von Mexico

Description: Map of the Southwest, including Texas and Mexico. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Upper left margin: Meyers - Handatlas. Upper right margin: No. 66. Prime meridians: Ferro and Paris. Includes key to location of Mexican states and Texas. From the Virginia Garrett Cartographic Collections.
Date: 1845
Creator: Radefeld, Carl Christian Franz
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Comite-Bericht des Vereines

Description: Pamphlet offering guidance for Germans coming to Texas. Cover title. "Gobann einer Special-Karte uber den vermessenen Theil des Grant-Gebiets des Texas-vereines und einzelnen Planen der von demselben gegrundeten Stadte New-Braunfels, Friedrichsburg und Indianola." Includes, in addition to the Instruction (26 p.), the Comite- Bericht des Vereines zum Schutze deutscher Einwanderer in Texas (47 p.), 6 maps and two broadsides. Six maps on 3 folded leaves have been removed from this book and are housed in the Special Collections Map Room in Drawers 77/13 and 27/8 with the numbers: 310104, 310105, and 310106.
Date: 1851
Creator: Verein zum Schütze Deutscher Einwanderer in Texas
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Neueste Karte von Mexico

Description: Map of Mexico. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Prime meridians: Ferro and Paris. Includes key to location of Mexican states and Texas. Upper left margin: Meyers - Grosser Zeitungs - Atlas. Upper right margin: No. 65. From the Virginia Garrett Cartographic Collections.
Date: 1850
Creator: Radefeld, Carl Christian Franz
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Instruction für Deutsche Auswanderer nach Texas

Description: Pamphlet offering guidance for Germans coming to Texas. The Instruction includes a question and answer section for German immigrants. Cover title. "Gobann einer Special-Karte uber den vermessenen Theil des Grant-Gebiets des Texas-vereines und einzelnen Planen der von demselben gegrundeten Stadte New-Braunfels, Friedrichsburg und Indianola." The portfolio includes, in addition to the Instruction (26 p.), the Comite- Bericht des Vereines zum Schutze deutscher Einwanderer in Texas (47 p.), 6 maps and two broadsides. Six maps on 3 folded leaves have been removed from this book and are housed in the Special Collections Map Room in Drawers 77/13 and 27/8 with the numbers: 310104, 310105, and 310106.
Date: 1851
Creator: Verein zum Schütze Deutscher Einwanderer in Texas
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Denkschrift

Description: Broadside that is part of the Portfolio Instruction für Deutsche Auswanderer nach Texas
Date: 1851
Creator: Hermann, Fürst zu Wied
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Da es Ew. . .

Description: Single sheet of text that is part of the portfolio for Instruction für Deutsche Auswanderer nach Texas, which was published by the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas.
Date: 1851
Creator: Comite des Vereines
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Manuscript Map and Deed, German Emigration Company to F. T. Arnold]

Description: Manuscript Map and Deed, German Emigration Company to F. T. Arnold in Comal County. Signed by the Chief Surveyor, H. Wilke, Th. Herzing, and ?, a Trustee of the German Emigration Colony. Has Adelsverein stamp.
Date: 1846
Creator: Adelsverein (Verein zum Schütze deutscher Einwanderer in Texas)
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Texas nach den besten Quellen

Description: Map of Texas in the German language. Texas / nach den besten Quellen entw. u. gez. vom Hauptm. Radefeld ; Stich, Druck und Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts zu Hildburghausen. Relief shown by hachures. Shows routes of exploring expeditions and lands apportioned to Indian tribes. Prime meridians: Greenwich, Paris, Ferro, and Washington. In upper left margin: Meyer's Handatlas. In upper right margin: No. 103. Appears in Meyer's Handatlas.
Date: 1846
Creator: Radefeld, Carl Christian Franz
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Freiheitskampf in Texas im Jahr 1836

Description: Ehrenberg's account of his participation in the Goliad Massacre and the Texas Revolution.
Date: 1844
Creator: Ehrenberg, Herman
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library