Alexander M. Troup Cement City, Texas, Research Collection
This collection includes correspondences, manuscripts, maps, photographs, oral history interviews, clippings, press releases, newsletters, printed materials, research notes and files, and artifacts regarding the research of Cement City by Alexander M. Troup and associates. Cement City was an independent town later incorporated into Dallas, and was located in West Dallas in a neighborhood now called Ledbetter or Eagle Ford. The area was built around the Trinity Portland Cement Company. Materials include information on burial locations for Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in West Dallas, the history and preservation of El Camposanto de Cemento Grande Cemetery, also known as Cement City Cemetery or Trinity Portland Cemetery, and information on local cemeteries such as Horton Cemetery, Eagle Ford Cemetery, Fish Trap/Old French Cemetery, and the West Dallas/Western Heights Cemetery.
Collection includes Beginnings and Evolution of the Mexican-American Hispanic Communities in Dallas County: People, Places and Folklore by Alexander M. Troup & Associates, 1998. Publication includes history of Cement City, burial information, and genealogical research of the family of Henry Martinez Sr., whose brother, Eladio Martinez, was killed during WWII and is the last recorded burial at El Camposanto de Cemento Grande.