Painting by Mary Pomeroy Petty

Bibliography: Flags of Texas

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is hosting a special collection of vintage Texas Flags from January 13, 2002 through April 28. In conjunction with this exhibit they have participated with Texas A & M Press in the publication of the following book:

Robert Maberry, Jr., Texas Flags, TAMU, 2001 $50 oversized book 197 pages, 109 Illustrations,
32 Color plates 4 maps. Texas flags from 1822 to 1945.

In association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston exhibit, the Texas & Local History Department of the Houston Public Library will exhibit some of the books and other materials they have on Flags of Texas. Our thanks to Will Howard for assistance with the following bibliography.



Allstorm, Oliver,.Poet and Priest: The story of the flag incident at Houston, Texas, U.S.A. S.L.: S.N., 1921
CALL # T 976.41 A442 *

Allstorm, Oliver, The priest and the American legion. The story of the flag incident at Houston, Texas. Houston, B. B. Rice Pub. Co., c1921. CALL # T 976.41 A442.*

Allstorm, Oliver, What is the old flag made of and other poems. Houston: Bennett, c1917.
CALL # T 811 A442.*

Baker, Karle Wilson, Texas flag primer. Illustrated by Rodney Thomson. Yonkers-on-Hudson, N.Y.: World Book Co., 1925. CALL # T 976.4 B167.*

Bradley, James, Flags of our fathers. New York: Bantam Books, 2000. CALL # T 940.542 B811.*

Castañeda, Carlos Eduardo, The six flags of Texas. Edited by Paul J. Foik. [S.l.] : distributed under the auspices of the Texas Knights of Columbus Historical Commission, [1932?], CALL # T 976.4 C346.*

Cox, Mamie Wynne, The Romantic flags of Texas. Foreword by Major John W. Thomason, Jr. Dallas, Upshaw and company [c1936] CALL # T 929.9 C877.*

Day, James. M. and others, Six flags of Texas. Introduction. by John Connally ; foreword by Joe B. Frantz, original paintings by Donald M. Yena. Waco, Tex., Texian Press, 1968. CALL # T 976.4 S.*

Flagg, Robert, comp, Our 83 flags. Houston, SW Savings Association, c1963. CALL # T 929.2 F*

Flannery, John Brendan, The Irish Texans, San Antonio, The Institute of Texas Cultures, 1980.

Gallery of the Republic. Austin, Texas: The Gallery, c1984. CALL # T 929.92 G166.*

Gilbert, Charles E., Jr., A concise history of early Texas, 1519-1861, illustrated by the 30 historic flags which inspired the valiant patriots whose bravery and perseverance made Texas history and created the Republic of Texas. Houston: the author, 1964. CALL # T 929.9 G464*

Gilbert, Charles E., Jr., Flags of Texas. Illustrated by James Rice. Gretna, LA : Pelican Pub. Co., 1989.
CALL # T 929.92 G464 1989.*

Goldstein, Robert Justin., Saving "Old Glory": The history of the American flag desecration controversy. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1995. CALL # T 929.920973 G624.*

Harby, Lee C., words, Flag Song of Texas, arranged for quartette. Music by B. Kidd. Houston: Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1903. CALL # VF - T - Flags*

Henson, Margaret Swett, & Parmelee, Deolece, The Cartwrights of San Augustine, (San Augustine Flag of 1836), Austin, Texas State Historical Association, 1993.

[ Kidd, John Carson ], Texas: her flags [running title]. S.L.:S.N., S.D. CALL # T 929.9 K*

Marshall, Bruce, The ten battle flags of the Texas Revolution. Austin: Presidial Press, 1975.
CALL # T 094 M367 *

Mitchell, Mary Agnes., The first flag of Texas independence. Refugio, Texas, [by author] 1937.
CALL # T 976.4 M682 *

O.Connor, Kathryn Stoner, Presidio La Bahia, Austin, Von Boeckmann-Jones Co, 1966.

Parker, Wylie A., The Texas flag, Texas week. Dallas: S.N. 1934. CALL # T 929.9 P. *

A pictorial history of Texas under six flags. Dallas: Southern Survey Service, 1933. CALL # VF - T - Flags*

Pope, Henry David, A lady and a Lone star flag: The story of Joanna Troutman. San Antonio, Tex. : Naylor, [c1936] CALL # T 976.4 P825. *

Roark, Garland, The 25 flags of Texas. Art by Chronicle staff artists. [S.l.] : Houston Chronicle, 1962.
CALL # T 976.4 R628.*

Shankle, George Earlie. State names, flags, seals, songs, birds, flowers, and other symbols; a study based on historical documents giving the origin and significance of the state names, nicknames, mottoes, seals, flags, flowers, birds, songs, and descriptive comments on the capitol buildings and on some of the leading state histories, with facsimiles of the state flags and seals. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, c1970. CALL # T 917.3 S528.*

Shearer, Benjamin F. and Barbara S. Shearer, State names, seals, flags, and symbols : a historical guide. Illustrations by Jerrie Yehling Smith. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1994. CALL # T 929.92 S 1994.*

Sumrall, Alan K., Battle flags of Texans in the Confederacy. Austin, Tex. : Eakin Press, c1994.
CALL # T 929.9209764 S956.*

Texas and its flags. Houston (?): Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1981. CALL # VF - T - Flags*



"The Dodson Flag.", Military History of Texas and the Southwest 15, no. 1: 4.

Garrison, George P., "Another Texas Flag," Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Vol. 3 no. 3 (Jan., 1900), p. 170. Numerous other articles on Flags, see index "Flags."

Hubbs, G. Wars, "Lone Star Flags and Nameless Rags," The Alabama Review, 34, no. 4 (October, 1986), 271-301

Kemp, L. W. "Official Flags of the Republic of Texas," Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Vol. 59, p. 487.

Spain, Charles A., Jr., "The flags and seals of Texas." A reprint from the South Texas Law Review, February 1992. CALL # T 929.92 S733.*

Tyler, Ron, (Editor in Chief), The New Handbook of Texas, 6 Vol. (see individual flags), Austin, The Texas State Historical Association, 1996. *

Vinson, Edward R., "Texas' Betsy Ross and the Men of Goliad," Texas Celebrations, the First 150 years, Dallas, Southwest Media Corp, 1895.



Veazey, Steve and John D. Potter, Jr., Flags in the history of Texas. Dallas, TX : Hendrick-Long Publishing Co., c1991., 36 pages. CALL # T 929.92 V395.*


Web Sites:

Alamo de Parras: Go to The Republic of Texas, Flags of the Revolution, on the site map

Historical Flags of the Republic of Texas.

Lone Star Junction: Flags of the Texas Revolution

Official U. S. Flag, 28-Star: The 28-th star was added July 4, 1846 for the admission of Texas (December 29th, 1845).

Sons of DeWitt Colony Texas discusses flags in two sections: DeWitt Colony Flags 1700-1846 and Flags of Independence 1835-1836

Tyler, Ron, (Editor in Chief), New Handbook of Texas 6 Vol. (see individual flags), Austin, The Texas State Historical Association, 1996.

Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes: Texas Flag Code.

Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes: Description of the state flag.

Yates, Charlie M.: The Alamo Flag and The 1824 Flag of the Texas Revolution



San Felipe Flag (described), Telegraph & Texas Register, March 5, 1836, San Felipe de Austin, Texas


* Items available at the Texas & Local History Department
Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library
500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77002

The author had the honor of presenting a speech titled "Flags, more than just a work of Art" to the ExxonMobil Evening for Educators.

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