The Sidney Roper Weisiger Papers is a collection of notes, photographs, manuscripts for published articles, correspondence, and other miscellany produced by the lifetime research of local historian, Sidney R. Weisiger.
Read a biography of Sidney R. Weisiger
from the Handbook of Texas Online.
The Weisiger collection, in terms of archives, is a combination of materials. Much of it is composed of his own research notes, correspondence, speeches, and records of his own involvement with historical and genealogical organization. This about half the collection. The other part is materials that he collected from various sources, and includes court records, correspondence of local people, records of businesses, photographs, brochures, maps, and many other assorted items.
An inventory of the collection was prepared in the early 1980's and published as:
Descriptive Study of the Sidney Roper Weisiger Local History Collection. by Vera B. Johnson. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Houston-Victoria, 1983.
The collection is organized as close to the original arrangement as possible. No attempt has been made to separate by types of material; but to organize everything by subject regardless of form. The collection falls into roughly 9 components:
- Sidney's Journal. Sidney R. Weisiger: compiled by Hilda Weisiger and Robert W. Shook. Victoria, Tex.: University of Houston Victoria Campus, 1976.
- Vignettes of Old Victoria. Sidney R. Weisiger. Victoria, Tex.: Victoria County Historical Commission, 2002.