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The Daughters of the Republic of Texas are currently striving to preserve their stewardship of the DRT (Daughters of the Republic of Texas) Library collection at the Alamo in Texas. We are urging you to support the Daughter’s in their fight and to sign onto this petition.

As you may be aware the Texas General Land Office (GLO) has announced its intention to take over part or all of the DRT Library and its collection. The GLO cited an internal review of the DRT's ownership documentation of the collection as justification for their move. In October 2015, the academic community came together in support of the DRT, a sternly worded letter was issued to Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush. One of the cosigners of the letter, Dr. David Gracy II, Professor Emeritus of Archival Enterprise at The University of Texas Austin and former Texas State Archivist, wrote a critique of the GLO’s position and their internal analysis. The letter asks for the GLO to work with the DRT to resolve the ownership disagreement amicably and also raises concerns with the GLO’s position and also the negative precedent that could result if the state’s view prevails.

If you find the letter to be consistent with your views, we urge you to also show your support and to become one of the co-signers.

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