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Only collections with inventories are listed in alphabetical order. This represents about half of the material in the archives. Please contact the History Center regarding other materials available.

Adair, A. Garland Papers, 1935-1962; 71-0387.10 inches.
One of the founders of the Texas Memorial Museum, became Curator of History at the Museum and Executive Director of the Texas Heritage Foundation. Papers consist of correspondence, printed materials and clippings.

Adoue Foundation Papers, 1909-1973; 74-0005. 60 items.
Minute book, correspondence, deeds, a will and other documents concerning the Adoue Seamen’s Bethel and the Adoue Foundation.

Adriance, John and Sons Papers, 1905-1936; 78-0017. 16 ft. 3 in.
Successor firm to H. M. Trueheart & Company, this company existed in Galveston from the change of name in 1905 until last listed in the 1969 City Directory. The earliest business papers concern real estate transactions. Exploration for oil and gas and subsequent leasing in southeast Texas and dustbowl conditions in west Texas in the 1930’s are documented.

Advertising Copy Scrapbook, 1961-1976; 97-0010. 2 volumes.
Collection of advertising copy extracted from two large scrapbooks relating to Galveston.

Affleck Family Papers, 1897?-1975; 86-0015. 15 inches.
These papers belong to Thomas Dunbar Affleck and his son, Thomas Dunbar Affleck, Jr.

Affleck, Thomas Dunbar, Sr. Papers, 1917-1939; 70-1287. 15 inches.
Correspondence, clippings and printed matter concerning Affleck's business activities as a cotton merchant in Galveston, Texas.

Affleck, Thomas Papers, 1847, 1855, 1866; 33-0004 thru 33-0012G. 14 items.
Circulars, essay, advertisement, reminiscences, pamphlet, receipt, obituaries, biographical sketches, bibliography and clippings, concerning the career of Affleck, including his efforts to establish the Texas Land Labor and Immigration Company in 1866.

Allen, John Melville Papers, 1836-1847; 36-0003 thru 36-0009. 7 items.
Allen was the first Major from Galveston and was a veteran of the Tampico Expedition and of the Battle of San Jacinto. Papers consist of a letter, a contract, a muster roll of the Tampico Expedition, a presidential appointment, newspaper clippings, an obituary and a memorial.

Allen, V. Royanna Autograph Book, 1860-1882; 96-0003. 1 volume.
Autograph book used by Miss V. Royanna Allen to collect the signatures of Union and Confederate soldiers during and after the Civil War.

American Association of University Women Records, 1938-1981; 95-0015 4 scrapbooks oversize.
Records of the AAUW’s Galveston Branch, organized in 1938. The scrapbooks contain clippings, printed matter (including yearbooks), and snapshots.

American Guild of Organists Galveston Chapter Records, 1941-1976; 76-0011. 5 inches + 1 volume.
Organized in 1944, the Chapter has presented many of the leading organists of the period in Galveston, as well as presenting frequent concerts by more local artists. Records are correspondence, contracts, press clippings, publicity releases, programs, awards and certificates.

American Legion Argonne Post No. 20 Scrapbook, 1922-1963; 97-0003. 1 item.
The Galveston post was chartered in August 1919. On January 8, 1920, it merged with Post #5 of the American Legion. The resulting post was known as Argonne Post #20. This scrapbook includes clippings, snapshots, and ephemera.

Anderson, Charles Harper Papers, 1928-1940; 40-0027. 5 inches.
Attorney, businessman and civic leader. Some family correspondence included.

Architectural Drawings and Structural Plans Collection, 1832-1979; 83-0023. ca. 718 items.
Artificial collection of drawings and plans for various residences, commercial, municipal-industrial buildings, parks and recreation centers, and miscellaneous other structures in Galveston and vicinity. Collection includes drawings made for the 1936 and 1967 Historic American Buildings Surveys.

Armstead, Bert Carson, Jr. Papers, 1923-1989; 89-0019. 2 ½ feet.
Papers consist primarily of historical information Armstead collected about the Avenue L. Baptist Church, as well as other Afro- American institutions in Galveston and elsewhere.

Armstrong, Thaddeus Papers, 1849-1866; 40-0002 thru 40-0015b. 15 items.
Correspondence, military orders, muster roll of Company F, 26th Texas Cavalry, amnesty papers, and an account of a trip to California in 1849.

Ashton Villa Collection, 1831-ca. 1890; 85-0023. 1 box.
Artificial collection comprised of manuscripts, photographs and negatives.

Avenue L Baptist Church Records, 1840-61, 83-0046. 50 items.
48 letters of dismission (recommendations for membership from masters and other churches) to the First Baptist Church in Galveston, 1843-1861; church notice denying authorization for public meetings of colored persons, 1840; and a list of donations received toward the colored church, 1845.

Aziola Club Papers, 1890-1925; 25-0592. 5 inches + 3 volumes.
Correspondence, articles of incorporation and liquidation, and other papers relating to a club of Galveston, Texas, that maintained a reading room and promoted the fine arts.

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