An Inventory of Its Collection, 1942-2001, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
The Botello family was living and farming in San Saba County, Texas, at the time the United States joined World War II. Parents Crisostomo and Jesusita Botello watched and waited as military service took away their five oldest sons to serve in the European and Pacific theatres. The absence of their oldest sons forced the Botellos to end their independent farming operations. At the end of the war, all the Botello brothers safely returned to their home and family.
The collection is five volumes written by Thomas D. Botello detailing the Botello family background and World War II military experiences of five of his brothers: Crisantos, Gregorio, John, Simon, and Trinidad. The five volumes include a family background common to all volumes with additional materials specific to each brother’s unique experiences. The materials include photocopies of documents relating to their military experience and, in John’s book, a photocopy of his handwritten account of his experiences and a typed transcription prepared by his children.
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Botello Family Collection, 1942-2001, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
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Processed by: Karen Hicks, 2006