Mathis Area Newspaper Collection, 1940-1992Add to your cart.

By T. Gieringer

Collection Overview

Title: Mathis Area Newspaper Collection, 1940-1992Add to your cart.
ID: 01/ AR0917
Extent: 27.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Arranged by box.
Date Acquired: 05/31/2016. More info below under Accruals.
Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Collection Historical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

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:

Computer and internet access required to view digitized versions.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Accruals: 2019-001
Acquisition Source: Beeville Publishing Company, Incorporated
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: Mathis Area Newspaper Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections


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