The Star of the Republic Museum Objects Collection is presented by the Star of the Republic Museum and is comprised of thousands of museum artifacts. The museum, which is located in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, has an impressive variety of items that include furniture, clothing, buttons, farm implements, china, trade tokens, arrowheads, cooking utensils, and looms.
The Marfa Public Library contributes its collection of photographs that document the local history of Marfa and the surrounding area. Images include photographs of many families, including the Crosson, Contrera, Cordova, Chavarria, Campos, Cline, Love, Vasquez, Porter, Jordan, and Rivera families. Also featured are photos of the ghost town of Shafter, and pictures of the set for the movie "Giant."
These issues represent Temple, Texas, shortly after its time of settlement in 1880, when it was a railroad construction camp, named "Temple Junction" by the company. The newspapers go up to 1923, representing growth in population from a railroad camp to a railway hub for the Sante Fe and Missouri, Kansas, and Texas lines.
Presented by the Atlanta Public Library, the Atlanta Citizens Journal is a weekly newspaper first published in 1879 by John Fletcher in Linden, Texas. It was moved from Linden to Atlanta, TX in 1883. The paper features local, state, and national news as well as extensive advertising.
John M. Sharpe, Sr. became the executive head of the Sun Publishing Company and editor of the Williamson County Sun in 1918. He also served the city of Georgetown as mayor and postmaster, each three times. Presented by the Williamson County Museum, this collection of Sharpe family photographs and documents feature historical images of family members as well as biographies ...
The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History contributed to the Rescuing Texas History 2007 collection with photos of the 1919 Hurricane; a category 4 storm that was one of the deadliest of the twentieth century with winds up to 110 mph, and waves cresting as high as 16 feet.