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Published on Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Archives Month Open House this Thursday

Preserved penned letters by Mexican President Porfirio Díaz and General Antonio López de Santa Anna to be Unveiled

CONTACT: Leticia Vacek, TRMC/CMC/MMC or

Melinda L. Uriegas / 207-7255

SAN ANTONIO (October 18, 2017) – The Office of the City Clerk – Municipal Archives & Records Division will join Archival and Historical institutions across the nation in celebrating Archives Month to educate the public on initiatives being undertaken to preserve the City’s heritage and culture.  

In celebration, the Office of the City Clerk will host an Archives Open House displaying San Antonio’s Historical Treasures to include recently preserved penned letters from Mexican President Porfirio Díaz and General Antonio López de Santa Anna as well as books containing Birth Records from 1897 and Death Records from 1973. Also available for public viewing will be the oldest book of San Fernando de Bexar Minutes (in Spanish) dating back to 1770. 

“Preserving our history is of utmost importance for our city and our residents; we welcome you to view our diverse collections that make San Antonio such a unique city,” said Leticia Vacek, City Clerk and Director of the Archives Division.

The Open House is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 19 from 4-6 p.m. at the Municipal Archives & Records Facility located at 719 South Santa Rosa Street. Free parking is available in the front and back of the building. 

Come learn about the efforts being made by the Office of the City Clerk to preserve and provide public access to the City’s Official Historical Records. 

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