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Joseph Henry Barnard Papers, 1836–1860, 1949–1982. 1/2 in.
Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
Barnard was a surgeon who served with Col. James Fannin during the Texas Revolution in 1836. Barnard's papers include his annotated list of men under Fannin's command at Goliad. Mexican soldiers captured Barnard along with Fannin's forces, but his life was spared so he could treat wounded Mexicans.

Broadside Collection
Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
The Center for American History collects printed ephemera and broadsides as part of its research collections. Ephemera, which has been called "raw, unedited history," is defined as something short-lived or created for a single purpose, then discarded once that purpose has been served. Examples of printed ephemera include invitations, advertisements, business cards, campaign posters, admission tickets, printed programs, and greeting cards. For historians and other researchers, ephemera has value because it has the characteristic of being "of the moment," thus serving as a mirror of our past. Broadsides, a type of ephemera, are public notices, usually printed on one side and displayed for a short period of time in order to inform, announce, or advertise.

David G. Burnet Papers, 1789–1965. 1 ft. 7 in.
Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
Papers pertain to the career of David G. Burnet, president ad interim of the Republic of Texas and later secretary of state of the republic and of the state of Texas. The papers are comprised of information about his early attempts at colonization in Texas as well as the events that transpired during his days in public office; his handling of the Santa Anna affair; his feud with Sam Houston; and his concerns about statehood, the judiciary, and the Indian question. In addition the collection contains a substantial file of documents concerning the early colonization efforts of Moses and Stephen F. Austin.
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