The Collection

The American Gold Star Mother's Collection is housed in the Local History Department of the Corpus Christi Public Libraries. The materials in the collection date back to the early 1900s and include various historical items such as: correspondence, news clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, applications, financial records, honor lists, dedication materials, reports, minutes, convention papers, letters, and program booklets.

Additional Resources include various news items that are housed in other personal collections in the Local History Department, such as the DeGarmo Papers, the Rankin Papers, and the Woman's Monday Club Collection.

To view items in the collection, arrangements can be made through the Local History Department.






(Spelling and grammar have been copied exactly from the original documents)



Applications from American Gold Star Mothers


Casualty Lists

Includes lists from Vietnam, Korea, and World War II.



Scrapbook 1Scrapbook 2,

Nueces County Victory Report



Photographs taken from the American Gold Star Mothers Collection and various collections


Additional Resources

The Woman's Monday Club, DeGarmo, and the Rankin Collections.


Finding Guide

The Finding Guide is a table of contents of the Gold Star Mother's Collection.



American Gold Star Mothers

Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.

W. J. Sherrill Memorial

Gold Star Mothers & Fathers

Mothers remember dead sons

Ernest H. Gragg Post

Disabled vet receives gift

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