Galveston & Texas History Center, Rosenberg Library

About the History Center

The Galveston and Texas History Center at the Rosenberg Library collects, preserves and organizes archival materials that document the history of Galveston and Texas, focusing on Galveston from the city’s incorporation in 1839 through the present and Texas from the Spanish period to the end of the Civil War. Manuscripts comprise the History Center's largest and most significant component. Other holdings in the History Center include a large photograph collection, maps, architectural drawings, genealogical materials, and reference books. The History Center contributes city directories from Galveston for the period 1859 – 1881.

Located in Galveston, Texas, the Rosenberg Library, established by a bequest from Henry Rosenberg in 1893, is the oldest continually operational library in Texas and has served as the principle repository for Galveston’s historical heritage since 1904 when the library officially opened. The Rosenberg Library represents Galveston’s past, present, and future, a unique institution serving as the principal repository of Galveston’s historical heritage and providing technological and traditional library services, all as a continuing resource for the community, its children, and its children’s children.

The Library’s archival collection began with the donation of the Texas Historical Society collection after part of their collection was lost or damaged during the 1900 hurricane. The Galveston and Texas History Center, as part of the Special Collections Department, collects, preserves, and makes available to the public materials relating to the history of Texas from the Spanish period to the end of the Civil War, as well as Galveston from its incorporation in 1839 to the present.

Manuscripts comprise the History Center's largest and most significant component consisting of over 3,000 linear feet of materials and include papers of prominent individuals in early Galveston and the Republic of Texas, such as Samuel May Williams, Gail Borden, Jr., James Morgan, John Grant Tod, and Sidney Sherman. Other holdings in the History Center include a large photograph collection, maps, architectural drawings, genealogical materials, and reference books. Through the Portal to Texas History, the city directories are available online providing access to a valuable piece of Galveston history.

Contact

Gerrianne Schaad

409-763-8854 ext 127

gschaad@rosenberg-library.org

Address

2310 Sealy St.
Galveston TX 77550



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1,393
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1,093
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937
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206
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4
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4
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4
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4
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4
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4
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4
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4
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4
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4
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4
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3
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3
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3
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3
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3
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3
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3
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3
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3
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3
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3
Crockett County, TX
3
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3
Essex County, MA
3
Guilford County, NC
3
Hardeman County, TX
3
Horry County, SC
3
Kent County, DE
3
Lake County, IL
3
Lucas County, IA
3
Miller County, AR
3
Mills County, TX
3
Monterey County, CA
3
Nolan County, TX
3
Olmsted County, MN
3
Orange County, NC
3
Pierce County, WA
3
Pitkin County, CO
3
Robertson County, TX
3
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3
Salt Lake County, UT
3
San Benito County, CA
3
San Saba County, TX
3
Santa Cruz County, CA
3
Sarasota County, FL
3
Schenectady County, NY
3
Scott County, IA
3
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3
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3
Trinity County, TX
3
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3
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3
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3
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3
Wise County, TX
3
Albemarle County, VA
2
Anderson County, SC
2
Arlington County, VA
2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
Jones County, TX
2
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2
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2
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2
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2
Lake County, IN
2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
Nash County, NC
2
Onondaga County, NY
2
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2
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2
Otsego County, NY
2
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2
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2
Pemiscot County, MO
2
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2
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2
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2
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2
Ramsey County, MN
2
Rockland County, NY
2
Shackelford County, TX
2
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2
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2
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2
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2
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2
Tyler County, TX
2
Uvalde County, TX
2
Van Buren County, MI
2
Vigo County, IN
2
Warren County, MS
2
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2
Washington County, OH
2
Washington County, OK
2
Wayne County, IL
2
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2
Wood County, TX
2
Woodward County, OK
2
Worcester County, MA
2
Yoakum County, TX
2
Young County, TX
2
Adams County, CO
1
Adams County, MS
1
Alcorn County, MS
1
Allegany County, NY
1
Alleghany County, VA
1
Aransas County, TX
1
Asotin County, WA
1
Atascosa County, TX
1
Avery County, NC
1
Bath County, VA
1
Bedford County, TN
1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
Camden County, NJ
1
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1
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1
Cattaraugus County, NY
1
Chambers County, TX
1
Chautauqua County, KS
1
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1
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1
Citrus County, FL
1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
DeSoto County, FL
1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
Eau Claire County, WI
1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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Personal Papers (MS 80-0002)
53,664
Galveston Tribune
9,376
Evening Tribune
2,505
The Union Review
1,609
Kempner Family Papers and Business Records (MS 86-0008)
1,082
Business Papers (MS 80-0003)
377
Texas City Daily Times
337
Galveston Journal
264
La Stella del Texas
252
Texas City Times
243
The Galveston County Sun
156
Imperial Sugar Company Estimated Daily Cash Balance
131
The Labor Dispatch
123
The Mainland Messenger
106
Galveston Water Works Monthly Statement
85
Merchants & Planters Compress & Warehouse Co. Statements
82
Imperial Sugar Company Actual and Projected Operations
74
Imperial Sugar Company Sugar Stock and Sales Report
66
The Provost Guard
62
Galveston Labor Dispatch
58
Galveston Labor Journal
57
Lurie's Weekly Report
45
The Daily Print
44
Galveston Isle
36
Southern Union Gas Company Monthly Statement
32
Houston Lighting & Power Company Monthly Statement
30
The Galveston Star
29
Galveston Labor Herald
28
Texas Public Service Company Monthly Statement
27
Southwestern Bell Telephone Company Bills
23
Galveston Chamber of Commerce Financial and Operating Statement
18
Sugarland Industries Cattle Inventory
18
AWVS Official Monthly Progress Report
15
Congregation B'nai Israel Bulletin
14
The Imperial Crown
13
Sugarland Industries Cotton Operations
12
AWVS Secretary's Office Monthly Report
11
Imperial Sugar Company Aged Summary of Accounts Receivable
11
News and Views of Harvard Athletics
11
Texas Research League Bulletin
9
Southwestern Bell Telephone Company Monthly Statement
8
The Provost Guard and Texas City Messenger
7
Fund Raising Bulletin
6
Harvard Business Review
6
Texas Metroplitan Study Newsletter
6
AWVS Greater New York Region Monthly Report
5
Texas City Star
5
AWVS Public Relations Department Monthly Report
4
Imperial Sugar Company Statement of Past Due Accounts
3
Inventory Policy Series
3
Jewish Newletter
3
Texas Research League Analyzes
3
Galveston Scuttlebutt
2
It's Said and Done
2
News of the National
2
Report to Members of the National Campaign Council
2
Right to Work National Newsletter
2
Rotunda Topics
2
Sugarland Industries Monthly Statement
2
The Galveston Sunday Star
2
The San Jacinto Times
2
Trade Talk
2
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A Program for Harvard Medicine
1
AWVS National Quarterly Progress Report
1
AWVS Official Quarterly Progress Report
1
Aero Digest
1
Annual Brotherhood Award Dinner News Letter
1
Big Bend Gin Company Actual and Projected Operations
1
Blue Cross - Blue Shield Bulletin
1
Briefly Speaking
1
Congressional Record
1
Cotton Comments
1
Cotton's Week
1
Country Club News
1
Doane Agricultural Digest
1
Doane Agricultural Reports
1
Field Organization News Letter
1
Fiscal Year 1965
1
Foreign Policy Briefs
1
Galveston Artillery Club Newsletter
1
Harvard Business Review Reprint Series
1
Journal of Jewish Communal Service
1
Little Journeys to Farmland
1
Morgan Camera News
1
National Audubon Society Bird Leaflets
1
National Conference of Christians and Jews Newsletter
1
National Right to Work Committee: Right to Work Status Report
1
News and Notes from the FPA President's Office
1
Newsletter: Institute of Human Relations (American Jewish Committee)
1
ORT Bulletin
1
San Antonio Light
1
TMA News and Views on Legislation
1
Tax Letter
1
The Bankers Magazine
1
The Business Week Letter
1
The Chain
1
The Citizens' Bulletin
1
The Galveston Planning Group Reports
1
The Galveston Union Extra
1
The Gillman Tax Letter
1
The Labor Federationist
1
The Medical Advance
1
The State Observer
1
The Texas City Weekly Sun
1
The Times: Reprinted from Company Meetings
1
Treasure Isle
1
U.T. Record
1
Univeristy Medical Center News
1
Vol. 1 No. 2 Hillel Foundation U. of Texas, September 29, 1945
1
Washington Report
1
World Business Series
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