On this day in 1716, Martín de Alarcón was appointed Spanish governor of Texas. Alarcón, though governor for just three short years, played a pivotal role in Texas history. In the spring of 1718 he(more...)
The Eugene C. Barker Texas History Collection, a research library containing more than 130,000 books, more than 3,500 individual collections of papers and official records, more than 35,000 clippings on Texas subjects, and approximately 3,100 Texas newspaper titles, is the leading source for published and unpublished materials dealing with Texas history. The BTHC, which is open to the public, is a component of the University of Texas at Austin Center for American History and is located in 2.101 Sid Richardson Hall on the UT Austin campus, telephone (512) 495-4515.
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