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The Alamo (what else?)

Image via UNT's Portal to Texas History, from the collection at Star of the Republic Museum
Most books on the Alamo in this library are on the 2nd floor, in the area with call numbers that start F390.

Occupy Movement @ the Alamo


Photo by Leslie Kelly via

Useful for finding primary and secondary sources

Sometimes finding sources will involve search words that you wouldn't initially think of. Here are some that are useful for this topic:

ALAMO (San Antonio, Tex.) -- Siege, 1836  |  Heritage tourism or cultural tourism  |   Cultural Property  |  Tourism--Marketing  |  Mexican Americans -- History  |  Texas -- Social conditions -- 20th century  |   Authenticity  Monuments

Alamo Website as a Primary Source

In addition to the Alamo's current website, you can also analyze previous versions of its online presence through the Internet Archive/Wayback Machine. The Wayback Machine will let you look at the website's contents from previous years.