01/AR0900 Guide to the Eagle Pass Guide (TX) Collection Eagle Pass Guide (TX) Newspaper Collection Finding Aid Authors: Nicole Yatsonsky.

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Guide to the Eagle Pass Guide (TX) Collection 1887/1938 University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection Eagle Pass Guide (TX) Collection 1887-1938 01/AR0900 3.00 English University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Willis Library 1155 Union Circle # 305190 Denton, TX, URL: https://library.unt.edu/special-collections/
Collection of Eagle Pass Guide newspapers from Eagle Pass, Texas and items connected to its editor/publisher, Joseph Boehmer.
Administrative History:

The Eagle Pass Guide was a local newspaper of Eagle Pass, Texas, a southern city along the Rio Grande River. First published in 1888, the paper covered both local and regional news relevant to its location in southwest Texas along the border with Mexico. Copies of the paper are rare. It is likely these are the only copies of this particular run of the paper in existence, including any microfilm. Joseph Boehmer (1870-1919) served as editor and publisher of the paper during the predominant dates listed. He was born in San Antonio and worked in printing and news publications for the majority of his career. He also served in the Texas legislature from 1912 to 1914. This collection was originally housed in his estate. In addition to the newspaper content, materials on his second wife Annie Murray, his two sisters M. Jourdin and Jenny R. Gildea, and their families are included in this collection.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material: Newspapers Texas--Newspapers. Topical Term: Newspaper publishing--United States Texas--History.

Eagle Pass Guide (TX) Collection, 1887-1938 (Part of Texas Borderlands Newspaper Collection)

Administrative Information Acquisition Information:




Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Eagle Pass Guide (TX) Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Related Materials:

Texas Borderlands Newspaper Collection, The Portal to Texas History

Refugio County (TX) Record Newspaper Collection

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours’ notice prior to use.

The digitized version of this collection is available in The Portal to Texas History.

Arrangement of Materials:

Items in this collection are arranged into two series, Series 1: Newspapers and Series 2: Publisher Materials.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains five bound volumes of the Eagle Pass Guide from 1893-1896 and 1909-1910, as well as items by and related to Joseph Boehmer, who was the editor and publisher of the paper during those years. These include photographs, original newspaper clippings, photocopies of articles, personal letters, ribbons, and pins. A selected guide to notable articles within the bound volumes is included from the previous owner. Article content covers a large swath of topics related to the Eagle Pass, Texas area, southwestern places of interest, such as the Alamo and Fort Duncan, happenings across the border, and general Texas history. Examples of period advertising are also prevalent throughout the issues.

Detailed List of Contents id195735 Newspapers 1893-1910 Scope and Contents

Five bound volumes of the Eagle Pass Guide from 1893-1896 and 1909-1910.

id195796 1 707990 id195751 1 September 1893 - August 1894 id195753 1 September 1894 - August 1895 id195756 1 August 1895 - August 1896 id195797 2 707991 id195758 2 January 1909 - December 1909 id195759 2 January 1910 - December 1910
id195738 Publisher Materials 1887-1938 Scope and Contents

Items related to and about Joseph Boehmer, the editor/publisher. These include photographs of work at the press, original newspaper clippings from Eagle Pass Guide and other local papers, photocopies of articles, poetry, personal letters, ribbons, and pins. A large number are on Boehmer's work in the legislature and his obituary throughout various papers. Letters and articles connected to his wife's family, the Murrays, as well as his two sisters, are also included.

id195798 3 id195791 3 1 Photographs undated Scope and Contents

Eight photos show people at work on printing the newspaper.

id195792 3 2 Letters to Annie Murray circa 1887 Scope and Contents

One letter's envelope is postmarked 1887. Others have no discernible date, but could be no later than Boehmer's death in 1919.

id195793 3 3 Joseph Boehmer's Life and Death circa 1893-1919 Scope and Contents

Article clippings and photocopies of articles focusing on Boehmer's family, his work in the Texas legislature, and write-ups on his death.

id195794 3 4 Poetry circa 1884-1886 Scope and Contents

Newspaper clippings of printed poems. Two are dated 1884 and 1886, the rest are undated.

id195795 3 5 Murray Family 1887-1938 Scope and Contents

Article clippings about the Murray family, including achievements and obituaries.

id195799 3 6 Ribbons 1909-1916 Scope and Contents

Eagle Pass ribbons from various events, including the Texas Dry Farming Congress, the S.W.T.O. Association, and political campaigns

id195800 3 1 to 3 Pins 1899-1915 Scope and Contents

"Eagle Pass Dry Farming Good Roads" pin with Boehmer's name and attached metal medallion. Two pins from the Eagle Pass Industrial League reading, "I Am A Screamer for Eagle Pass, Texas. Want To Hear Me?" Pins are housed within a small box inside Box 3