Selected material in this collection has been digitized and is available in our digital collections.This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room.
Since 1970, the society has presented the Presidio La Bahía Award to book authors for research into the Spanish colonial period of Texas.
In 1993, the SRT established a separate award category for a published paper, periodical article or non-literary project.
Permission to publish material from the Sons of the Republic of Texas Kathryn Stoner O’Connor Mexican Manuscript Collection must be obtained from the Sons of the Republic of Texas.
Contact the Sons organization at: SRT Headquarters, 1717 Eighth Street, Bay City, Texas, 77414, Attention: SRT/O'Connor Collection, Telephone: 979-245-6644, Fax: 979-244-3819 Return to the Table of Contents [Identification of item], Sons of the Republic of Texas Kathryn Stoner O’Connor Mexican Manuscript Collection, MS 71, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.
Assorted Newspapers, 19th-20th centuries The Kathryn Stoner O'Connor Mexican Manuscript Collection, collected by the Sons of the Republic of Texas, is made up of 5400 printed and manuscript documents, periodicals, pamphlets, and broadsides, predominantly written in Spanish, and ranging in date from the 16th through the 20th centuries. Fenn organized the first lodge of the society now known as the Sons of the Republic of Texas, on April 11, 1893, in Richmond, Texas.
It helped found the San Jacinto Museum of History and promoted the observance of San Jacinto Day.
Other documents refer to earlier dates but probably are later copies of original documents, or incorporate information from earlier documents.
The bulk of the collection is dated in the 19th century.
The collection was purchased circa 1976-1977, by the Sons of the Republic of Texas, under the guidance of San Antonio archivist Miss Carmen Perry.