The Texas Reports contain decisions of the Supreme Court of the State of Texas beginning in 1846. The decisions are fascinating not only from a legal standpoint, but also because they provide a vibrant view of Texas's culture and politics throughout its history as part of the United States and the Confederate States of America. Of special interest are ...
The San Antonio Express was first published in 1865, taking its name from the Alamo Express, a Union newspaper whose press had been destroyed by secession sympathizers in 1861. H. Pollman and Augus Siemering began the paper as a weekly, changing it to a daily in 1866. The paper is still in print today as the San Antonio Express-News.
John James Herrera (1910-1986), lawyer and leading civil rights advocate for Mexican Americans, played a role in key cases that ultimately established that separate schools for Mexican American children were illegal and that the systematic exclusion of Spanish-speaking citizens from service on juries was unconstitutional. Herrera severed as national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and ...
This collection includes city directories, business directories, legal directories, and phone directories from the late nineteenth and the twentieth centuries. Each directory has an index and many advertisements from local businesses. The city directories generally include names, addresses, and telephone numbers for residents and businesses. Many of the directories include advertisements.
This collection contains photographs of Dr. Wendell Lee Tarver (1931-1971) and his family, taken between 1931 and 1982. It includes images of his parents and siblings taken when he was growing up in Burnet, Texas as well as photos of his wife and children.
The Zula Bryant Wylie Public Library, formerly named the Cedar Hill Public Library, began in a small frame building in 1948. After several moves, its current building is located at 225 Cedar Street and was completed in 1987. The mission of the Zula B. Wylie Public Library is to be the community place that acts as the Door to Discovery that connects our culturally rich and diverse community to resources that promote lifelong literacy, the arts, and personal development.