United Daughters of the Confederacy®
TEXAS CONFEDERATE MUSEUM
In the spring of 2001, the Paper Collection of the Texas Confederate Museum Collection was placed at Haley Library and History Center, Midland, Texas. In keeping with the mission statement of the Texas Division United Daughters of the Confederacy®, this material is made available to the public for research and educational purposes.
The Paper Collection encompasses documents from Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Virginia, and Ohio Regiments including rosters, letters, orders, pictures, deeds, songs, receipts, newspaper clippings, and journals; the John S.Rip Ford Collection; Gribble, McEntire, Hill and Hood documents; various families papers and other miscellaneous material.
The Texas Division UDC is indebted to the members of the Seven Brothers Theus Chapter 2393, Midland, TX, for their volunteer hours in preparing the indexes for the collection. To provide easy accessibility for research, the material is cross-indexed. For example, a letter from A. W. Terrell to W. H. King would be listed under both names, as well as Sulphur Springs, where the letter was mailed from. Similar entries pertaining to places mentioned in the contents of the letter would also be indexed. Many hours of work by the Theus Chapter has been devoted to the slow process of placing the fragile documents into mylar sleeves, to prevent further deterioration. There are priceless documents housed in this collection and the work to index and sleeve the papers is ongoing.
The Paper Collection index may be viewed at The Haley Library Website. (Go to Research, Confederate Museum Collection.) After reviewing the index, you may fax, call or email Jim Bradshaw, Archivist, at the Haley Library with your request for copies. Allow 2-3 working days.
The Haley Library and History Center
1805 W. Indiana Street
Midland, TX 79701