Browse Exhibits (6 total)

World War II

The letters featured in this exhibit were written by soldiers stationed in Texas at Kelly Field (San Antonio) and Camp Hood (Killeen) during World War II.   

Please visit the "Kahmer Letters", "Raymund Letters", "Zurinski Letters", and the "Marsh Letters" for all letters and documents associated with World War Two.

Civil War

The letters featured in this exhibit were written by family members directly affected by the Civil War. The correspondence between familial relations reveals the day-to-day norms of family life during the Civil War.

Please visit the "Fentress Letters" for the complete collection. 

The Old Flag

The handwritten newspaper created by Confederate prisioners of war at Camp Ford. 

Texas in Prosperity

The personal correspondence of Dr. J.T. Jones. 

Please visit the "Beave Family Collection" for the complete collection of letters and documents.

World War I

A colledtion of letters, magazines, ephemera, and documents that illustrate the lives of Texans during the months leading up to, and years of, World War One (1914-1918). 

While some letters feature the thoughts and conversations of individuals and families whom the war directly affected, others reveal the day-to-day experiences of life in Texas with little or no reference to the Great War.

This exhibit also features the ephemeral magazine, The Accelerator, created "For and By the Men of the M.R.P." (Munitions Response Program), who were stationed in Europe. 

Christmas Letters and Ephemera

This exhibit features letters, cards, postcards, and notes that are either from the Christmas season or discuss Christmas in some way.  These items come from a variety of our collections and cover different time periods including the Civil War, World War I, and World War II.