Phil Collins donates revolution artifacts to Alamo


FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2010 file photo, musician Phil Collins poses for a portrait in New York. Collins was scheduled to the Alamo on Thursday June 25, 2014 to announce that he is donating his collection of artifacts from the Alamo to the former mission and Texas revolutionary fort. (AP Photo/Victoria Will, file) | Zoom
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Remember the Alamo? Phil Collins sure does.

The British 1980s music icon is in San Antonio on Thursday, announcing the donation of his vast collection of artifacts related to the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution.

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson says the 63-year-old Genesis singer-drummer is looking for a home for his collection. It mostly has been kept in Collins' home in Switzerland.

Patterson says some artifacts could go on display at the Alamo within a year.

Collins first became an Alamo aficionado watching a 1950s Disney miniseries on Davy Crockett as a lad in England.

Patterson says Collins has the world's largest private collection of Texas Revolution artifacts.

His most prized item is a receipt signed by Alamo commander William Barret Travis.

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