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South Texas Museum Collection of San Diego, Texas Historic Photographs

Identifier: Coll-121
This collection covers a series of photographs that were taken of Texas pioneers and structures in the town of San Diego, Texas in 1876. These photos were arranged into a framed collage, and then the collage was scanned and enlarged for the contents of this collection.


  • 1867


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0.33 Linear Feet


This collection is fifteen photocopied photographs depicting the town of San Diego, Texas and its residents in 1876.

Biographical / Historical

The South Texas Museum is located in Alice, Texas, sixty miles west of Corpus Christi. The building was built in 1941 and originally the headquarters for the McGill Ranch, and the Texas Rangers. It was donated in 1973 by the heirs of the McGill Ranch, and designated a Texas Historic Landmark in 1994. It contains an extensive photography collection, early pioneer artifacts, and a research library dedicated to the history of the Alice area.


This collection is organized into six folders by subject matter. Folder 1 is the composite photo of all fifteen photographs. Folder 2 is businesses in San Diego, Texas. Folder 3 is unidentified businesses. Folder 4 is the school and church in San Diego. Folder 5 is unidentified residences in San Diego, and folder 6 is a bound book of the photocopies.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by the South Texas Museum and its Director, H. Chilton Cook Jr. on 1997-08-26. Assistance with the donation was provided by Tom Kreneck.

Processing Information

This collection was arranged by Eric Christensen, Librarian of Archive Processing for Texas A&M University– Corpus Christi’s Special Collections & Archives Department.

Texas Museum Collection of San Diego, Texas Historic Photographs
Eric Christensen
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives, Mary and Jeff Bell Library, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Repository

6300 Ocean Dr.
Unit 5702
Corpus Christi TX 78412 United States
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