Story of the Legation Papers: Exhibit Items
Chris LaPlante, former Texas State Archivist, seen here in August 2006 reviewing the papers prior to their transfer.
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.
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.
Papers received, June 9, 2006. Note the evidence of fire damage on several of the documents.
Documents on exhibit in the Archives search room, November 3, 2006.
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