Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution (TXSSAR) Records, 1896 - 2019 | University of North Texas Special Collections
The collection contains various published books by and about the Sons of the American Revolution, including histories of chapters and societies, rosters, annuals, books on various aspects of the Revolutionary War, and other patriotic subjects.
Additionally, the collection contains many individual issues of chapter, state, and national newsletters, but no complete run of any title. Most, if not all, of these newsletters are not recorded in other collections, and no copies are preserved in other libraries or archives to be available to future researchers. We are actively seeking missing issues, and will gratefully accept donations for the TXSSAR Archives.
The collection holds over 50 scrapbooks assembled by the State Historian and by members from various chapters and groups. Scrapbooks contain original photographs of members and events, letters, artwork, newsletters, clippings, documents, etc. Each is a unique item recording the activities of TXSSAR and its chapters and groups.
Correspondence, e-mails, reports, minutes of meetings, and the files of a number of officers and chapters are preserved in the TXSSAR Archives. Examples of specific holdings include the files of the Hill Country Chapter, the files of Frank A. Gibson, files from the Plano Chapter, and files from the Liberty Chapter.
The Archives holds microfilm copies of the early membership applications, as well as 33 bound volumes of the original and supplemental applications.
Signed proclamations, original charters for closed chapters, research on chapter histories and on TXSSAR founding member Ira Hobart Evans, and materials from the collection of Past President General Clovis Brakebill are also part of the holdings of the TXSSAR Archives.
Albums of photographs, as well as groups of photos of events are included in the collection. The bulk of the photographs date from between 1985 and 2001.
Plaques, trophies, medals, badges, flags, flag streamers, and other objects relating to the history and activities of the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution and to the Sons of the American Revolution are an important part of the TXSSAR Archives
Documents and Files:
Texas Society SAR Bulletin
The Portal to Texas History
The San Antonio Compatriot
The Texas Compatriot
TXSSAR State Records
Series 1: Texas Society of Sons of the American Revolution - National Records
Series 2: Texas Society of Sons of the American Revolution - State Records
Series 3: Texas Society of Sons of the American Revolution - District Records
Series 4: Texas Society of Sons of the American Revolution - Artifacts and Items
Series 5: Texas Society of Sons of the American Revolution - Administrative Records