The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Sophienburg Museum and Archives
401 W. Coll St.
New Braunfels, Texas
Repository URL: http://www.sophienburg.com/
Repository description (CRHP): The archival holdings focus on the German immigration movement. However, the repository houses over two thousand oral history interviews, many of which chronicle the ethnic communities of New Braunfels. Topics include desegregation, civil rights, and race relations.
Repository description (extant): Welcome to the Sophienburg Museum and Archives. Take the journey with Prince Carl and his group of German colonists as they cross the ocean and make their way into central Texas. Admire their courage and determination to establish a new colony at the edge of Indian Territory. Live their dream of freedom, adventure and prosperity. Exhibits, rich in local artifacts, photographic images, maps and documents, take visitors through the history and cultural heritage of New Braunfels and Comal County. The Sophienburg Museum offers public lectures, school programs and community events that promote the area's unique history. The Archives offers materials and resources for research and genealogy.
Repository type: Museum
Reflections: Oral history recordings