The Museum of the Gulf Coast collection contains over 400 photographs and postcards depicting Jefferson, Harris, and Orange counties from the 1890's to the present day. Musical performance photographs include Glenn Wells, Jesse James and His Boys, Johnny Winter, Tex Ritter, the Boogie Kings, and many more. Other images display various people and places such as Spindletop, Texaco refineries ...
The El Paso Morning Times collection chronicles the history of late 19th- and early 20th-century El Paso. First published in 1881 as the El Paso Times, this title internationally details in both Spanish- and English-language editions the progress of the Mexican Revolution.
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."
This collection of Texas Folklore Society publications contains a miscellany of Texas and Mexican folklore, including stories about folk medicine and ranch remedies, folk songs, legends and other folklore.
The Ferris Wheel documents the history of Ferris, Texas. The Ferris Public Library presents the Ferris Wheel from 1896-1897. The weekly newspaper contains, local, national and world news, stories, illustrations, poetry, jokes, and advertisements. Funding for this project was provided by the North East Texas Library System.
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