To Whom Was This Sacrifice Useful?

This catalog was produced to commemorate

“To Whom Was This Sacrifice Useful?”:

The Texas Revolution and the Narrative of José Enrique de la Peña,

an exhibition presented by the Center for American History,

The University of Texas at Austin, from April 29 to October 14, 2000.


“To Whom Was This Sacrifice Useful?” opened following the conference

“Eyewitness to the Texas Revolution: José Enrique de la Peña and His Narrative.”

This conference, exhibition, and keepsake publication were made possible

by assistance from the Associates of Winedale and by a

grant from the Summerlee Foundation.


Cover illustration:
Pages from José Enrique de la Peña's 680-page Narrative
relating his version of the events of the Mexican campaign of 1836 in Texas.
The two pages shown on the cover (left to right) are Peña's account of the
deaths of William B. Travis and David Crockett at the Alamo.
José Enrique de la Peña Collection,
Center for American History.

Unless otherwise indicated, all materials reproduced in this catalog
are from the collections of the Center for American History.

Exhibition Curators:
Lynn Bell and John Wheat, with assistance from
Carrie van der Wal, Janis Olsen, and Jean Baldwin.
Design and fabrication by Drew Patterson Studios.
Online version by Justin Saffell

Catalog Editor: Katherine J. Adams

(Versión en Español)

Introduction ~ Online Exhibit ~ Image Index