A group that served as guardian of the Alamo for more than a century says it has prevailed over the "bureaucratic bullying" of a Texas agency now that the state has acknowledged that about 38,000 books and artifacts at an Alamo library don't belong to the state.

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas filed suit last year, alleging the Texas General Land Office "unilaterally declared" the state owner of the organization's private library collection at the Alamo in San Antonio.

The suit argued the items were donated to the Daughters, not to the state.

The Texas Attorney General's Office, in a court filing seeking dismissal of the lawsuit, says that with the possible exception of a few things still being reviewed, it is not claiming ownership of the items.