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New Acquisitions for May 2015

June 19, 2015

Manuscript Collections


  • MS 454 Jovita de la Rosa papers. This small collection is comprised of photographs and related items that belonged to a family that lived in San Antonio’s “Laredito” neighborhood. The collection has been added to the photographic holdings.


  • MS 421 Brown and Lane Family papers. An addition of genealogy notebooks and scrapbooks.
  • MS 003 Pan American Round Table of San Antonio. The addition is comprised of yearbooks, reports, photographs, and directories.
  • MS 144 Israel Worsham papers. New addition contains correspondence and documents from Israel Worsham, 1840s-1860s.

University Archives


  • UA 99.0003 UTSA. Papers of Faculty and Staff: Quirarte Jacinto. New items include correspondence, memos, committee files, course notes.
  • UA 99.0022 UTSA. Papers of Faculty and Staff: Cantú, Norma E. Included in the addition are course notes and correspondence related to the career of Norma Cantú, Professor Emeritus in the College of English.

Rare Books


Murder and Mayhem in Houston

Murder & mayhem in Houston : historic Bayou City crime / Mike Vance & John Nova Lomax

Contents include:  Rowdy beginnings, Civil War and Reconstruction, Sweet revenge, Heights House of Horrors, The Roaring Twenties fade, Bonnie and Clyde in Houston- or not, The Beatnik Killers gun-torch murders, Beaver Cleaver’s America, Stacy and Bunni, Two Candy Men, The Todville Murder Mansion, and  The Wig Shop murder


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  1. Esther Ortiz Lozano permalink
    June 23, 2015 6:32 am

    So appreciative and happy that Mr. Shelton took the time and work he did on the restaurant my grandfather had on S. Laredo St. Putting it in my mother’s name is such an honor and I have shared with many family members. We have family in Indiana and now they are involved and sending on to their siblings and cousins in Florida and other places. They are the grandchildren of Ausencio Bernal who lived in E. Chicago, IN. His children went on to live in Hammond, IN, Gary, IN and now their children live in other places, so they are quite excited to see these pictures. Thank you, Mr. Shelton for all your work and research you did. You also gave me information I did not know about my family. Very well done !! and our family will always cherish this story.

    Esther Ortiz Lozano

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