Settlement Discussions Regarding DRT Library Lawsuit Continue

Posted on Posted in June 2016

Settlement Discussions Regarding DRT Library Lawsuit Continue


George P. Bush and the Texas General Land Office (GLO) have relinquished all claims to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library Collection.

“I am proud of the way the Daughters have stood together to defend what is ours, and hope to have more details to share soon about the resolution of this dispute,” said Dr. Betty Edwards, president general.

The 38,000-item collection closed to the public June 1 to accommodate the transition to its future home at Texas A&M–San Antonio. The library’s move away from the Alamo Shrine is “the end of an era,” but it’s the beginning of a new chapter for the DRT. The organization will refocus its efforts on reopening the archives and continuing to make them available to researchers, historians and others interested in learning about and telling the story of early Texas.

“Our top priority now is to reopen the library to researchers and to refocus on our mission of encouraging the study and understanding of early Texas history,” Edwards said. “The men who fought at the Alamo died for the freedoms we now enjoy today, like owning private property. It seems to be increasingly important that Texans know and understand that.”