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Research & Studies

In addition to managing the day-to-day operations and staff at the Alamo, the Alamo Trust conducts research projects investigating the site, its history, and the historic structures.

On this page, you can find research studies either produced by or commissioned by the Alamo. The Alamo is committed to complete and accurate research. These studies not only serve to help inform the day-to-day operations of the site, but also the community. This page will be updated with new studies in the future as they are published.


The Alamo 18-Pounder Cannon: Research To Replica: This research report focuses on the iconic 18-pound cannon that played a prominent role in the 1836 Battle of the Alamo. Through this new research, many new conclusions are now apparent that challenge commonly held beliefs about the cannon.


Civil Rights in San Antonio: WWII to Mid-1960’s: This study was conducted by Carey Latimore, Ph.D., at the request of the Alamo Trust and funded by the City of San Antonio. The report goes into detail about the African American Civil Rights Movement in San Antonio, and how the experiences of African Americans in San Antonio are connected to the national Civil Rights Movement.


Alamo Plaza Existing Buildings Historical Assessment: This historical assessment study was performed at the request of the Alamo Trust. It examines the significance and level of integrity of each of the three buildings in the Crockett Block.


Research Into Press Coverage of Cafeteria and Lunch Counter Integration in Downtown San Antonio on March 16, 1960: Conducted by the Alamo Research Team, this report examines the press coverage of the 1960 lunch counter integration in downtown San Antonio.