01/AR0917 Guide to the Mathis Area Newspaper Collection Mathis Area Newspaper Collection Finding Aid Authors: T. Gieringer.

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Guide to the Mathis Area Newspaper Collection 1940/1992 University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection Mathis Area Newspaper Collection 1940-1992 01/AR0917 27.00 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/
Administrative History:

The town of Mathis in San Patricio County was founded in 1888 on 300 acres of land donated by Thomas H. Mathis. Mathis chose the location for the town to be on a slight hill and gave away lots for a school and churches to be built. Its founding coincided with the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway entering the county. Ranching and farming formed the early basis of the economy. In 1913 The San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Pacific Railroad reached the town. The construction of Lake Mathis in the 1930s and subsequent work on the lake in the 1950s created new development in the area. The town’s first newspaper, the Mathis Informer, began in 1912. It was later replaced by The Mathis_News. In January 2018, The Mathis News, along with San Patricio County News and Portland News, merged to create The News of San Patricio.

Access Terms

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

Topical Term: Mathis (Tex.) -- Newspapers San Patricio County (Tex.) -- Newspapers
Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Gift

Accruals:

2019-001

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:

Mathis Area Newspaper Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours’ notice prior to use. The entirety of the collection has been digitized and is available in the Portal to Texas History.

Computer and internet access required to view digitized versions.

Arrangement of Materials:

Arranged by box.

Scope and Contents

Physical copies of The Mathis News, a newspaper from Mathis, Texas. The collection covers the years 1940 to 1992. Some years are missing and some years are incomplete. Digitized versions of the paper are available on The Portal to Texas History.

Detailed List of Contents id230256 1 01/05/1940 - 12/27/1940; 01/03/1941 - 12/19/1941 695593 id230257 2 01/02/1942 - 12/25/1942; 01/04/1945 - 11/22/1945 id230258 3 01/04/1946 - 12/20/1946; 01/03/1947 - 12/25/1947 id230259 4 01/02/1948 - 12/31/1948; 01/07/1949 - 12/30/1949 695591 id230260 5 01/06/1950 - 12/29/1950; 01/05/1951 - 12/28/1951 695595 id230261 6 01/04/1952 - 12/26/1952; 01/02/1953 - 12/25/1953 695594 id230262 7 01/01/1954 - 12/31/1954; 01/07/1955 - 12/30/1955 695592 id230263 8 01/06/1956 - 12/28/1956; 01/04/1957 - 12/27/1957 695590 id230264 9 01/03/1958 - 12/26/1958; 01/02/1959 - 12/31/1959 695588 id230265 10 01/05/1960 - 12/28/1960; 01/07/1961 - 12/29/1961 695599 id230266 11 01/04/1962 - 12/27/1962; 01/03/1963 - 12/26/1963 695601 id230457 12 01/02/1964 - 12/31/1964; 01/07/1965 - 12/30/1965 id230267 13 01/06/1966 - 12/29/1966; 01/05/1967 - 12/28/1967 695597 id230268 14 01/04/1968 - 12/26/1968; 01/02/1969 - 12/26/1969 id230269 15 01/01/1970 - 12/31/1970; 01/07/1971 - 12/30/1971 id230270 16 01/06/1972 - 12/28/1972; 01/04/1973 - 12/27/1973 id230271 17 01/03/1974 - 12/26/1974 696898 id230272 18 01/02/1975 - 12/25/1975; 01/01/1976 - 12/30/1976 id230273 19 01/06/1977 - 12/22/1977; 01/05/1978 - 12/28/1978 id230274 20 01/06/1979 - 12/27/1979 695600 id230275 21 01/03/1980 - 12/25/1980; 01/01/1981 - 12/31/1981 696914 id230276 22 01/06/1983 - 12/29/1983 id230277 23 01/05/1984 - 12/27/1984; 01/03/1985 - 12/31/1985 696903 id230278 24 01/02/1986 - 12/25/1986; 01/01/1987 - 15/31/1987 696602 id230279 25 01/07/1988 - 12/29/1988; 01/05/1989 - 12/28/1989 696901 id230280 26 01/11/1990 - 12/27/1990 709126 id230281 27 01/03/1991 - 12/26/1991; 01/02/1992 - 12/24/1992