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A resident of Wilson County and San Antonio, Texas, Vernie Alston Gouger (1875-1951) was active in civic affairs and organizations. As chairman of the Library Wing Committee of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, she led the effort to construct a library on the grounds of the Alamo.
The collection consists primarily of records accumulated during Vernie Alston Gouger's chairmanship of the Library Wing Committee of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. The papers include correspondence with committee members, other DRT officials, legislators, and others involved in the project. Minutes of some of the committee's meetings, reports to the DRT and others, and some financial records are also part of the papers. Mrs. Gouger's brief speech for the dedication of the library, the invitation and program for the dedication, some clippings, and a single architectural drawing are also related to the project. In addition, there is a small amount of general DRT material in the papers. Significant correspondents include Thelma B. Maresh, Clyde Chalk Sierk, Marshall O. Bell, and Thelma Crook Johnson.
Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Libraries design and construction
DRT Collection at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, "Gouger (Vernie Alston) Papers, 1946-1952" (2020). Finding Aids: Guides to the Collection. 82.