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February 14, 2011 / Council of State Archivists

Unique Texas independence declaration on exhibit

Article originally appeared on www.chron.com on February 13, 2011 and was written by Michael Graczyk.

The original copy of the Texas Declaration of Independence, the document that makes Texas special among the nation’s states, is getting a new home for a now rare public appearance. Brittle, fading and suffering the ravages of exposure to light and the acidic nature of the 19th century black iron gall ink bleeding through its likely handmade paper, pages of the document go on display starting this week in the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building in Austin. [link to full article]

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