Eagle Pass Guide (TX) Collection, 1887-1938Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

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Collection Overview

Title: Eagle Pass Guide (TX) Collection, 1887-1938Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Predominant Dates: 1893-1896, 1909-1910
ID: 01/ AR0900
Extent: 3.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Items in this collection are arranged by series.
Date Acquired: 00/00/2017. More info below under Accruals.
Languages: English


Collection of Eagle Pass Guide newspapers from Eagle Pass, TX and items connected to its editor/publisher, Joseph Boehmer.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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, TX 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.

Collection Historical Note

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. Remaining copies of the paper are rare, and it's 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, and it is from his estate that the collection originally belonged. Born in San Antonio, he worked in printing and news publications all his life and also served in the Texas legislature from 1912-1914. His second wife Annie Murray, his two sisters M. Jourdin and Jenny R. Gildea, and their families feature prominently in the additional material included outside of the newspaper's content.

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

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

Physical Access Note:

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.

Technical Access Note:

Internet access and computer required to view digitized versions.

Reading Room or Duplication Requests

Depending on any access restrictions noted above, you may be able to request items be delivered to our reading room, or that we make reproductions for you. Just click on either the or icons in the listings below to be routed to our request form.

Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Accruals: 2017-053
Acquisition Source: Mike Cox
Acquisition Method: Purchase
Related Materials:

UNT's Texas Borderlands Newspaper Collection

Refugio County (TX) Record Newspaper Collection

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


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  • Series 1: Newspapers, 1893-1910Add to your cart.

    Five bound volumes of the Eagle Pass Guide from 1893-1896 and 1909-1910.
    • Box 1Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

      Barcode: 707990
      • Volume 6: September 1893 - August 1894Add to your cart.

      • Volume 7: September 1894 - August 1895Add to your cart.

      • Volume 8: August 1895 - August 1896Add to your cart.

    • Box 2Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

      Barcode: 707991
      • Volume 11: January 1909 - December 1909Add to your cart.

      • Volume 12: January 1910 - December 1910Add to your cart.

  • Series 2: Publisher Materials, 1887-1938Add to your cart.

    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.

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