By Nicole Yatsonsky
|Title:||Eagle Pass Guide (TX) Collection, 1887-1938|
|Arrangement:||Items in this collection are arranged into two series, Series 1: Newspapers and Series 2: Publisher Materials.|
|Date Acquired:||00/00/2017. More info below under Accruals.|
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Scope and Contents of the MaterialsThis 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.
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|Repository:||University of North Texas Special Collections|
|Acquisition Source:||Mike Cox|
|Preferred Citation:||Eagle Pass Guide (TX) Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections|
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Box and Folder Listing
Five bound volumes of the Eagle Pass Guide from 1893-1896 and 1909-1910.
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.
Eight photos show people at work on printing the newspaper.
One letter's envelope is postmarked 1887. Others have no discernible date, but could be no later than Boehmer's death in 1919.
Article clippings and photocopies of articles focusing on Boehmer's family, his work in the Texas legislature, and write-ups on his death.
Newspaper clippings of printed poems. Two are dated 1884 and 1886, the rest are undated.
Article clippings about the Murray family, including achievements and obituaries.
Eagle Pass ribbons from various events, including the Texas Dry Farming Congress, the S.W.T.O. Association, and political campaigns
"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