- Associated Press - Thursday, June 26, 2014

SAN ANTONIO — 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 c 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.


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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.