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T.M. Paschal Papers
US TxSaT SC.007 · Collection · 1851-1921

The T.M. (Thomas Moore) Paschal Papers consist of letters, legal documents, bills, advertisements, telegrams, programs, and newspaper clippings. The material spans from 1851-1921. The material in this collection covers a wide range of subjects including Paschal's public career and law practice; land deals in the United States and Mexico; San Antonio civic affairs; and inventions including the Judge's invention of an electro-chemico radio active heater.

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Tehuacana, Texas Notary Records
US TxSaT SC.000-022 · Dossier · 1871-1875
Fait partie de Miscellaneous Manuscripts

A listing of legal actions in Tehuacana, Texas, from January 20, 1871 to June 26, 1875. Most of the records are for deeds, powers of attorney, and contracts. Trinity University is mentioned as a party in actions scattered throughout the book. A. Berry, secretary of the Board of Trustees, is a participant in many actions. A list of subscriptions to the university is recorded on July 20, 1872.

Texas Land Title Transfer
US TxSaT SC.000-036 · Dossier · 1833
Fait partie de Miscellaneous Manuscripts

Legal document transferring the title for land in Texas (then a part of Mexico) from James Miles, Logan Vandeveer, and Edward Tatum to David Breeding.

Texas Slavery Documents
US TxSaT SC.000-035 · Dossier · 1860-1867
Fait partie de Miscellaneous Manuscripts

Two documents related to slavery in Texas, mounted onto a piece of cardstock. The first is an 1860 contract for the lease of an enslaved boy named William in La Grange, Texas. The contract is signed by M.H. Hall, R. L. Breeding, and Joseph H. Eaves; the enslaver of William is D.K. Pope.

The second document is an 1867 contract between James Frazor and Sally Frazor, laying out terms for Sally to be employed by James as a domestic laborer. Based on the date, description of the labor and remuneration, names, and Sally's illiteracy, it is likely that Sally was formerly enslaved by James.

US TxSaT SC.036 · Collection · 1959-1975 (bulk)

This collection contains material created and assembled by Henry J. Graham concerning the efforts to stop the construction of the 281 North Expressway in San Antonio, Texas. Graham, along with his sister Wanda Ford and businessman Hal Dewar, was one of the leading organizers of this movement.

Plans for the construction of the "North Expressway," a highway leading north from downtown San Antonio past the airport, began in the mid 1950s to address issues of traffic congestion, airport access, and expanding urban development. While several routes were considered, the city leaders ultimately selected a route that passed through Brackenridge Park and the Olmos Basin. The San Antonio Conservation Society led the opposition that defeated the city highway bond issue that would fund the project in 1960. City leaders continued to pursue the expressway construction, and a second bond passed in 1961, and the route was approved by the Federal Highway Administration in April 1964. The Conservation Society joined forces with the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and filed a lawsuit to stop expressway construction (the Sisters of Charity would withdraw from the lawsuit in 1965).

In 1966, Senator Ralph Yarborough passed an amendment on the act creating the US Department of Transportation that restricted the DoT from using land from public parks for transportation purposes. A group of concerned citizens, including Henry Graham, Wanda Ford, and Hal Dewar, formed the Save Our City Organization of San Antonio, which led the continued efforts to halt construction, with support from the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club. The legal battle to halt the expressway continued all of the way to the United States Supreme Court.

In 1970, facing a separate lawsuit from the city for failure to pay property taxes, the Conservation Society withdrew from the suit; numerous individual members, including Ford and Graham, remained as plaintiffs. Federal legislation in 1973 allowed city and state funding of highway projects, which led to a US district court ruling that construction could go forward. The highway opened in 1978.

Graham's records of the Expressway opposition include a wide variety of formats, including correspondence, editorial writing, meeting notes, research, clippings, and ephemera. Correspondents include such notable figures as Lloyd Bentsen, O'Neil Ford, Wanda Ford, Henry B. González, Lady Bird Johnson, Maury Maverick, Boone Powell, Peggy Tobin, and John Tower.

In addition to Graham's records, the collection includes files created by businessman Hal Dewar and local Sierra Club president Anthony Athens. Following Dewar's death in 1975, Graham had suggested that an archives documenting the opposition efforts be assembled in his memory; it is likely that the addition of these two series to the collection represented such efforts.

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