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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Detailed Description of the Collection

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Robin Ellis Collection of San Antonio Ephemera, 1868-2012.



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ellis, Robin
Title: Robin Ellis Collection of San Antonio Ephemera
Dates: 1868-2012
Creator Abstract: Robin Ellis owned Robin Ellis Collectibles in San Antonio, Texas. He served as Historian for the Society for Preservation of Historic Fort Sam Houston.
Content Abstract: The Collection is comprised of San Antonio ephemera including postcards, maps, photographs, menus, and other items from San Antonio landmarks, institutions, and businesses spanning the years 1868-2012.
Identification: MS 517
Extent: 4 linear feet (8 boxes).
Language: English
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Sketch

Robin Ellis owned Robin Ellis Collectibles in San Antonio, Texas. He served as Historian for the Society for Preservation of Historic Fort Sam Houston and was a member of the San Antonio Historical Association.

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Scope and Content Note

The Collection is comprised of San Antonio ephemera including postcards, maps, photographs, menus, matchbooks, and other items from San Antonio businesses, individuals, institutions, and landmarks.

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Organization of Collection

Original deposit of 2019 (Acc. 2019-032).

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Use Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

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Index Terms

Persons
Ellis, Robin
Subjects
San Antonio Historical Association
San Antonio Metropolitan Area (Tex.)--Maps.
San Antonio River (Tex.)
San Antonio (Tex.)--History.
San Antonio Transit System
Places
Medina Lake (Tex.)
San Antonio (Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Black-and-white photographs
City maps
Color photographs
Matchbooks
Menus
Photographic postcards
Picture postcards
Receipts (financial records)
Store cards
Transportation tokens
Occupation
Collectors
Historians
Local Subjects
Architecture/Historic Preservation
Business
Cooking/Culinary History
Military
Photographs/Photography
San Antonio History
Travel and Tourism
Urban Development and Growth

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Related Material

There are no other known archival collections by Robin Ellis.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robin Ellis Collection of San Antonio Ephemera, MS 517, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Robin Ellis in 2019.

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Gohlke, Assistant Archivist in August 2019.

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Robin Ellis Collection of San Antonio Ephemera

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box Folder
1 1 San Antonio postcards, 1900s-1980s
2 Bergs Mill photographs and postcards, 1910, 1960 and undated
3 "Roadside Treasures'" print materials, photographs, 2000-2010
4 Transit ephemera, 1868-1998 and undated
5 Transit ephemera, 1920s, 1991 and undated
Box Folder
2 1 La Villita print materials, postcards, 1937, 1957 and undated
2 Pioneer Flour Mills print materials, photographs, ephemera, 1995-2012 and undated
3 Peacock Military Academy, Texas Military Institute postcards, print materials, 1907-2004
4 Medina Dam postcards, print materials, photographs, 1911-2012
Box Folder
3 1 Matchbooks, menus, envelopes, programs, cards, 1898-1995 and undated
2 Texas African Americans (photocopies), undated
3 San Antonio maps, 1939-1972
Box Folder
4 1 Postcards, stamps, maps, other ephemera, 1909-1983 and undated
2 San Antonio banks, bank notes, checks, articles, bank drafts, 1886-1995 and undated
Box Folder
5 1 San Antonio tourist brochures, 1957-1994 and undated
2 Indian scouts articles, photographs, 1929-1938 and undated
3 San Antonio businesses articles, advertisements, coupons, 1995-2010 and undated
4 Fort Sam Houston conservation photographs, 1988-2006 and undated
Box Folder
6 1 Yturri-Edmonds complex photographs, articles, 1952-2012
2 San Antonio landmarks postcards, photographs, 1906-1993 and undated
Box Folder
7 1 Buffalo Soldiers articles, 1993-2004 and undated
2 San Antonio landmarks postcards, photographs, 1906-1973 and undated
Box Folder
8 1 San Antonio landmarks postcards, photographs, 1900s-1970s and undated
2 Poll tax receipts, 1921-1958
3 Alamo photographs, undated
4 Autograph book, 1890
5 WWI diary 2nd Army School for the care and management of animals, undated
6 Postcards, other emphemera on WWI and WWII, 1919-1945 and undated
7 Photograph of boy on pony with roadgrading machine in the backgroun, undated
8 Queen of Soul medals, 1968-2007
Box Folder
9 1 Drug stores and soda fountains articles, 1980 and undated
2 Chewing gum packaging, advertisements, articles , 1918-2004 and undated
3 Candy advertisements, packaging, articles, 1936-2003
4 Luby's advertisement, undated

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