Vol 57, No 1 (1996)


Cover Page

This illustration depicting the siege of Bexar -today's San Antonio--is from a mid-19th-cen­tury book among the holdings of the Texas State Archives. During the siege, in 1835, "Texian" forces successfully expelled Mexican troops from San Antonio; three months later, Mexican forces retook the city in the celebrated siege of the Alamo. The Texas State Archives holdings include millions of official Texas government records from the Spanish colonial era through the present day, as well as books and journals, manuscripts, maps, photographs and other vi­sual resources, and artifacts. The Archives, along with other collections of state and federal docu­ments, family history materials, and reference items, are administered by the Texas State Li­brary and Archives Commission. Photo credit: Archives Division-Texas State Library.

Ed. note: This image has been digitally altered to fit the format of C&RL News' cover.