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Eagle Pass Guide (TX) Collection

Identifier: AR0900

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains five bound volumes of the Eagle Pass Guide from 1893-1896 and 1909-1910, as well as items by and related to Joseph Boehmer, who was the editor and publisher of the paper during those years. These include photographs, original newspaper clippings, photocopies of articles, personal letters, ribbons, and pins. A selected guide to notable articles within the bound volumes is included from the previous owner. Article content covers a large swath of topics related to the Eagle Pass, Texas area, southwestern places of interest, such as the Alamo and Fort Duncan, happenings across the border, and general Texas history. Examples of period advertising are also prevalent throughout the issues.


  • Creation: 1887-1938
  • Acquisition: Date acquired: 00/00/2017

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Eagle Pass Guide was a local newspaper of Eagle Pass, Texas, a southern city along the Rio Grande River. First published in 1888, the paper covered both local and regional news relevant to its location in southwest Texas along the border with Mexico. Copies of the paper are rare. It is likely these are the only copies of this particular run of the paper in existence, including any microfilm. Joseph Boehmer (1870-1919) served as editor and publisher of the paper during the predominant dates listed. He was born in San Antonio and worked in printing and news publications for the majority of his career. He also served in the Texas legislature from 1912 to 1914. This collection was originally housed in his estate. In addition to the newspaper content, materials on his second wife Annie Murray, his two sisters M. Jourdin and Jenny R. Gildea, and their families are included in this collection.

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Collection of Eagle Pass Guide newspapers from Eagle Pass, Texas and items connected to its editor/publisher, Joseph Boehmer.

Arrangement Note

Items in this collection are arranged into two series, Series 1: Newspapers and Series 2: Publisher Materials.

Physical Access Requirements

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours’ notice prior to use.

Technical Access Requirements

The digitized version of this collection is available in The Portal to Texas History.

Source of Acquisition

Mike Cox

Method of Acquisition


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Eagle Pass Guide (TX) Collection
Nicole Yatsonsky
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Repository Details

Part of the University of North Texas Special Collections Repository

University of North Texas, Willis Library
1155 Union Circle # 305190
Denton TX 76203 US