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100. Local/Southwest History

 Record Group
Identifier: 100

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Blanco Star School collection

Identifier: 90.400-Friends-2008-BlancoStar
Abstract This collection consists of Blanco Star School memorabilia gathered from alumni and records generated by reunions of former students. The Blanco Star School opened in 1922 as a two room building that served as a primary and middle school. The school operated until 1945 when the students began attending San Marcos and Kyle schools. Reunions for Blanco Star School began in 1982 when former teacher and principal, Audrey Jerles Herron, sought out alumni and former faculty. The final annual...
Dates: 1922 - 2016; Majority of material found within 1982 - 2016

Central Texas glass plate negative collection

Identifier: 100.2002

This collection consists of 46 glass plate negatives showing images of San Antonio and San Marcos, Texas, and the surrounding area, as well as portraits dating from around 1892-1911. Notable images include Battle of Flowers parade, Fort Sam Houston, the Hays County Courthouse, the First United Methodist Church, and the Belgar-Cahill Lime Kiln.

Dates: circa 1882-1911

LBJ-MLK crossroads project collection

Identifier: 80.300-LBJ-Crossroads

Just south of Texas State University sits the only known intersection named after both Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) and Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK). The LBJ-MLK Crossroads Project culminated in a physical memorial installed in San Marcos, Texas in January 2014. This collection contains records regarding the creation and completion of the memorial.

Dates: 1950s-2014, undated; Majority of material found within 2008 - 2014

Pennington Funeral Home ledgers

Identifier: 100.100-Pennington

Pennington Funeral Home is a family-owned business in San Marcos, Texas. This collection consist of business records, including one cemetery ledger (1888-1900) and multiple funeral registers dating from 1902 to the mid-1940s that detail deaths in the Hays County and San Marcos, Texas area.

Dates: 1888-1944

San Marcos Daily Record photographic negatives

Identifier: 100-SMDR

Photonegatives from the San Marcos Daily Record newspaper in San Marcos, Texas, spanning from the 1930s to 2002. The negatives depict a variety of subjects with a focus on the local San Marcos area and Texas State University.

Dates: circa 1930-2002

Woodmen of the World records

Identifier: 100.100-Woodmen
Scope and Contents

The material in this collection is from San Marcos Camp 3270 of the Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society. It contains ledgers, minute books, constitution and manuals, and financial materials.

Dates: 1912 - 1971