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Travis County Naturalization Records: Record of Declaration of Intention

Description: Notices filed by aliens in 1906 in Travis County, declaring intention to become citizens of the United States, showing declaration number; court of jurisdiction; county; name, age, occupation, personal description, place of birth, date of birth, and present address of alien; country from which alien emigrated; name of vessel on which alien arrived or character of conveyance or name of transportation company if alien arrived by means other than vessel; alien's last foreign residence; name of foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty to which alien renouncing allegiance; port and date of arrival in United States; statement that alien not an anarchist or polygamist or believer in practice of latter; signature of alien making declaration; date sworn and subscribed; and signature of court clerk or deputy. Arranged chronologically by date filed. Referenced in Index to Naturalization Records of Travis County.
Date: 1906
Creator: Travis County (Tex.). Clerk's Office.
Partner: Travis County Clerk’s Office
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[News Clip: Libyan students]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: July 19, 1979, 6:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 35 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Ciudadania

Description: This article describes the intense emotions that people felt as they became citizens of the United States during a naturalization ceremony in Arlington. Both the original Spanish article and the English translation are included.
Date: March 29, 2006
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Immigration seminar]

Description: This article deals with an immgration seminar sponsered by Dallas-Fort Worth International, the Salvadorian-American Association, and Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. Both the original Spanish article and the English translation are included.
Date: January 2, 2006
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Bush illegals]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: May 1, 1980, 6:00 p.m.
Duration: 2 minutes 09 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Protetst march in Arlington]

Description: This article deals with the protest march that took place in Arlington. Most of the participants were students. Both the original Spanish article and the English translation are included.
Date: April 1, 2006
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from John M. Austin to Stephen F. Austin, January 14, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from John M. Austin to Stephen F. Austin, in which John M. Austin inquires about his possible relation to Moses and Stephen F. Austin. John Austin also asks for information regarding regarding immigration to and settlement within in the Austin Colony.
Date: January 14, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from J. M. Gutierres de Estrada to [Stephen F. Austin], January 25, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from J. M. Gutierres de Estrada to [Stephen F. Austin], in which Gutierres de Estrada expresses his interest in the annulment of prejudicial laws against foreigners, and in that effort, requests a copy of American legislation regarding foreigners and land ownership, etc.
Date: January 25, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

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: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

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: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

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: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

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: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

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: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

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: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Two men (singing?) with a microphone and protesters behind them]

Description: A bearded man with a microphone stands with another man in front of protesters with signs. Inmigrantes piden despido de concejal y representación política. Farmers Branch (Texas), 26 ago (EFE). Unas 300 personas protestaron hoy en esta ciudad para exigir al gobierno municipal que despida al concejal que propuso que el inglés sea el idioma oficial y que se sancione a quienes den trabajo a indocumentados. Immigrants ask for dismissal of councilman and political representation. Farmers Branch (Texas), August 26 (EFE). Some 300 persons protested today in this city to demand of the municipal government that it dismiss the councilman who proposed that English be the official language and that those who give employment to undocumented aliens be sanctioned.
Date: August 26, 2006
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Woman talking into a microphone with protesters behind her]

Description: A young woman stands before protesters, talking in a microphone. Inmigrantes piden despido de concejal y representación política. Farmers Branch (Texas), 26 ago (EFE). Unas 300 personas protestaron hoy en esta ciudad para exigir al gobierno municipal que despida al concejal que propuso que el inglés sea el idioma oficial y que se sancione a quienes den trabajo a indocumentados. Immigrants ask for dismissal of councilman and political representation. Farmers Branch (Texas), August 26 (EFE). Some 300 persons protested today in this city to demand of the municipal government that it dismiss the councilman who proposed that English be the official language and that those who give employment to undocumented aliens be sanctioned.
Date: August 26, 2006
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Male protesters in blue and white Volkswagen Beetle]

Description: Protesters with American flags of various sizes are riding in a blue and white Volkswagen Beetle. Around 500 people congregated on the outskirts of Dallas to protest against amnesty for undocumented immigrants. Led by the group, Citizens for Immigrant Reform (CFIR), the protesters carried banners and signs alluding to the lack of legislation which would punish undocumented immigrants who live in this country.
Date: April 8, 2005
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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