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Die Auswanderer nach Texas. [Part 1]

Description: This German text is the first of a three-part historical novel about German emigration to Texas. Through the novel's fictional characters, the author portrays a romantic version of German emigration to the United States, particularly Texas. Set in the mid- to late-1830s, the novel discusses the history of Texas from Spanish rule up to its time as an independent republic.
Date: 1841
Creator: Belani, H. E. R.
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Die Auswanderer nach Texas. [Part 2]

Description: This German text is the second of a three-part historical novel about German emigration to Texas. Through the novel's fictional characters, the author portrays a romantic version of German emigration to the United States, particularly Texas. Set in the mid- to late-1830s, the novel discusses the history of Texas from Spanish rule up to its time as an independent republic.
Date: 1841
Creator: Belani, H. E. R.
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Die Auswanderer nach Texas. [Part 3]

Description: This German text is the third of a three-part historical novel about German emigration to Texas. Through the novel's fictional characters, the author portrays a romantic version of German emigration to the United States, particularly Texas. Set in the mid- to late-1830s, the novel discusses the history of Texas from Spanish rule up to its time as an independent republic.
Date: 1841
Creator: Belani, H. E. R.
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

The cabin book: or, sketches of life in Texas

Description: This is an English translation of the German text, which is a historical novel about the creation of the Republic of Texas. It consists of a series of sketches that depict the new Republic of Texas as a land of opportunity for immigrants.
Date: 1844
Creator: Sealsfield, Charles, 1793-1864 & Mersch, Ch. Fr.
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Texas: mit besonderer Rücksicht auf deutsche Auswanderung und die physischen Verhältnisse des Landes nach eigener Beobachtung geschildert

Description: This German text is an account of the author's travels in Texas from December, 1845 to April, 1847. The book describes Texas primarily from a natural history perspective, although the author recounts all aspects of his travels including interactions with Native Americans. According to the author, the book was written with German emigrants in mind.
Date: 1849
Creator: Roemer, Ferdinand, 1818-1891
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Die Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika: mit besonderer Rücksicht auf deutsche Auswanderung dahin

Description: This German text is a contemporary history and description of the United States of America based on the author's first hand observations, written as a guide for German emigrants. According to the bookseller's note: "This book contains information about German travelers in the state of Texas. It includes discussions on the physical aspects of the land, natural products, Indians, the West, social life and customs throughout the state, as well as information about education, schools, and other stories."
Date: 1853
Creator: Menzel, Gottfried, 1798-
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Amerikanische Jagd- und Reiseabenteuer: aus meinem Leben in den westlichen Indianergebieten.

Description: This German text recounts the author's adventures traveling the western United States over a sixteen-year period. The author describes his encounters with Native Americans and the natural environment, especially the animals he hunted. The book also includes illustrations made by the author during his travels.
Date: 1858
Creator: Armand, 1806-1889
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Die Tochter Tehuan's: oder Texas im vorigen Jahrhundert.

Description: This German text is a work of fiction that paints a historical picture of life in Spanish Texas. The protagonist is a young Spanish immigrant, Don Hesu Navarro, who befriends Tehuan and his family. The action is centered around the San Jose Mission in San Antonio.
Date: 1866
Creator: Hoermann, Alto S. (Alto Sebastian), 1829-1867
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Verbands-Bote.

Description: This is a bound volume of newspapers published primarily in German, although there is significant English-language content as well. The publication was the official newsletter of the Katholischen Staats-Verbands (Catholic State Association of Texas) and contains many articles about association business and events, editorials, and letters to the editor. The publication contains information about the association's history and bylaws as well as yearly listings of association officers.
Date: 1919
Creator: Catholic Staats-Verband of Texas.
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Notebook of Meeting Minutes for the San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc.]

Description: Meeting minutes for the San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc., covering the time period of September 17, 1960, to (possibly) May 17, 1962. Written inside a maroon spiral notebook, copious notes discuss the inner-workings of the organization's many meetings.
Date: 1960-09-17/1962-05-17
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[1961 Chapter of the Links, Inc., Group Portrait]

Description: Photograph of several unidentified women, gathered together for a group picture inside a home residence. They belong to the 1961 San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc., a service organization advocating cultural and economic empowerment for African-American women. They wear formal attire and are grouped into two rows. Living room furniture and decor can be seen around them.
Date: 1961
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Chapter of the Links, Inc., Group Portrait During Formal Event]

Description: Photograph of several unidentified women, gathered together for a group picture inside a home residence. They belong to the 1961 San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc., a service organization advocating cultural and economic empowerment for African-American women. They wear elegant formal attire and stand in a long row. A cloth-covered table with cut-out lace trim is in the middle. A large punch bowl, a floral arrangement, candles, and stacked dishes have been placed on top.
Date: 1961
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Annual Report: National Project Committee, 1962-1963]

Description: Annual report of the National Project Committee of the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. for 1962-1963. For the first time, the chapter embarked on a full-scale project to introduce selected local students to the fine arts through cultural events programs, which included visits to the symphony, opera, musicals, and art galleries. Both the students involved and school principals were supportive of the program and felt it was a great success. The committee recommends that the program be renewed for a second year.
Date: 1963
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Links Chapter Documentation: Evaluation for Cultural Events Program 1962-1963]

Description: Handwritten form used by the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Inc. to evaluate cultural events programs they hosted in 1962-1963. These events included tours of historic neighborhoods, symphony concerts, ballet performances, and musicals. All of the events are rated as either "Good" or "Excellent".
Date: 1963
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio