On exhibit NOW in the lobby of the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building

Story of the Legation Papers: Exhibit Items

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State Archivist, Chris LaPlante, reviews documents

Some of the individuals involved

Documents arrive at TSLAC

Public viewing documents

Ken Stevens' book detailing documents in the collection

State Archivist, Chris LaPlante, reviews documents

Chris LaPlante, Texas State Archivist, seen here in August 2006 reviewing the papers prior to their transfer.

Chris LaPlante, Texas State Archivist, seen here in August 2006 reviewing the papers prior to their transfer.

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Some of the individuals involved

Director and Librarian Peggy Rudd, J.P. Bryan, John Crane, J.B. Bryan, and Texas State Library and Archives Commissioners Sandra Pickett and Martha Doty Freeman (left to right), with some of the Legation documents, November 3, 2006.

Director and Librarian Peggy Rudd, J.P. Bryan, John Crane, J.B. Bryan, and Texas State Library and Archives Commissioners Sandra Pickett and Martha Doty Freeman (left to right), with some of the Legation documents, November 3, 2006

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Documents arrive at TSLAC

Box opening, June 9, 2006: (left to right) Preservation Officer John Anderson, Director and Librarian Peggy Rudd, Assistant State Librarian Edward Seidenberg, Texas State Archivist Chris LaPlante.

 (left to right) Preservation Officer John Anderson, Director and Librarian Peggy Rudd, Assistant State Librarian Edward Seidenberg, Texas State Archivist Chris LaPlante.

Papers received, June 9, 2006. Note the evidence of fire damage on several of the documents.

Papers received, June 9, 2006 are individually wrapped in mylar with several showing fire damage.

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Public viewing documents

Documents on exhibit in the Archives search room, November 3, 2006.

Documents on exhibit in the Archives search room, November 3, 2006.

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Ken Stevens' book detailing documents in the collection

Dr. Kenneth Stevens is a professor of history at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. After serving four years in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Stevens returned to academia to pursue his Ph.D. at Indiana University, where he also worked as an editorial assistant at the American Historical Review. Books he has authored include Border Diplomacy (a study of 19th century Anglo-American-Canadian relations), two volumes of the Diplomatic Papers of Daniel Webster, and an annotated bibliography of President William Henry Harrison. At TCU he teaches courses in U.S. Constitutional History, the American Presidency, and the Age of Jackson.

The Texas Legation Papers 1836-1845, Kenneth R. Stevens, Editor, The Center for Texas Studies at TCU, TCU Press, 2012

The Texas Legation Papers 1836-1845, Kenneth R. Stevens, Editor, The Center for Texas Studies at TCU, TCU Press, 2012

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