Calendar of the Papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar compiled and edited by Michael R. Green.
Title: Calendar of the papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar compiled and edited by Michael R. Green.
Creator: Texas State Library. Archives Division
Contributor: Green, Michael R. (Michael Robert)
Publisher: Texas State Library
Call number: L1900.8 L161c 1982
Abstract: Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, second elected president of the Republic of Texas, was a statesman, soldier, historian, and poet. These are Lamar’s personal and official papers as well as material gathered by Lamar as a collector of historical documents with a particular interest in the histories of Texas and Latin American republics. The 1982 edition of the Calendar of the Papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar contains not only the calendared papers, but also a preface and introduction with a brief Lamar biography, a detailed account of the provenance and accession history of the papers, an extensive scope and content description, and an addenda and errata section. While some information in this finding aid is taken directly from the calendar–including the above listing of geographic areas, events, and other subjects–its introductory matter contains a wealth of additional biographical, provenance, and scope and content information for the collection. The published calendar includes dates, names, location, a brief summary of the content, number of pages, and other descriptive notes regarding format or condition for each item. It also assigns a document number to each item, which can be used to locate the physical box number for the item in the inventory of this finding aid.The calendar has been digitized and is available in the Texas Digital Archive.
How to use the the Lamar Calendar to access the Lamar papers
The Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar papers are arranged by accession, with the 1909 Loretto Lamar Calder accession described separately from the 1981 Larry Bane accession. Papers within each accession are arranged by item number, which is also chronologically.
To locate material in the (analog) papers:
The 1982 edition of the Calendar of the Papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar includes a detailed chronological listing of the Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar papers. The calendar’s index provides a listing of subjects within the papers. The calendar has been digitized and is available in the TDA as a full-text searchable PDF file. A more search-friendly version of the original index has been appended to the end of the digitized calendar.
- Search the calendar either through browsing through the papers chronologically or searching the index for a particular subject. Bookmarks inside the calendar can help navigate to different sections.
- The calendar is full-text searchable. Click on the magnifying glass and type a term into the “Find” box.
- Use the item number provided at the end of the calendar’s item description to locate the physical box number for the item in the finding aid inventory.
- Contact Archives reference staff to pull the desired box.
Calendar of the papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, edited by Elizabeth Howard West, Von-Boeckmann-Jones Co., 1914.
The Papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, 6 volumes, edited by C.A. Gulick and K. Elliott (vols. 1-3), C.A. Gulick and W. Allen (vol. 4), and H. Smither (vols. 5-6), AMS Press, 1973. [These volumes transcribe the papers from the original 1909 accession, and do not include documents separated and then returned to the collection as described in the 1982 calendar’s addenda and errata section.]
Calendar of the papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, compiled and edited by Michael R. Green, Texas State Library, 1982. [The 1982 calendar has been digitized and is part of the Texas Digital Archive.]