Dick Dowling Digital Archive
The core of this collection of items related to the history and memory of Dick Dowling and the Battle of Sabine Pass was created by undergraduate history students at Rice University with the assistance of Caleb McDaniel, Amanda Focke, and Mercy Harper. Students located newspaper clippings, took photographs, digitized articles, and provided transcriptions, descriptions, and metadata for many of the items. Some of the items--including an introductory video and a map of Houston sites related to Dowling--were created by students in the Spring 2011 semester.
A small portion of this collection is reproduced from the much larger Dick Dowling Collection at the Houston Area Digital Archives. The originals of this larger collection are housed at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center and were digitized with the help of Marie Wise of the Houston Public Library.
For an interpretive tour through part of the collection, please visit the related exhibit "Dick Dowling and Sabine Pass in History and Memory," accessible from the "Browse Exhibits" tab above. Or scroll down to view all the items in the collection.
- Amanda York Focke (WRC Fondren Library Rice University)
- Caleb McDaniel (Rice University)
- Mercy Harper (Rice University)
- Marie Wise (HMRC/HPL)
Transcription of a portion of the Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Convention of the Texas Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy
Sabine Pass." The transcription was done by historian Andrew Forest Muir, ca.…