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The collection contains correspondence, drafts of legislation, plats, and photographs associated with efforts by the State of Texas to purchase land surrounding the Alamo. Much of the correspondence involves State Representative Anderson and San Antonio City Attorney Joseph Ryan and concerns the progress of the proposed purchase between 1926 and 1929. Draft versions of legislation appointing a purchase board and appropriating funds for the project are also included, along with amendments, descriptions of one of the bills, and other related items. Photographs of the Alamo were used in promoting the effort, and plats show property ownership around the Alamo.


Preston Louis Anderson, Alamo, legislative records

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Anderson (Preston Louis) Alamo Purchase Papers, 1923-1938



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