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A. F. Weaver Collection

A. F. Weaver Collection

This colorful panorama covers the founding of Mineral Wells through its mercurial growth as a resort center and army town up to the present. A. F. Weaver was a photographer and local historian, and the collection includes photographs that he took as well as photographs he copied from local families and established research sources.

Aubrey Area Photographs

Aubrey Area Photographs

Aubrey Area Photographs feature the private collection of Bouncer Goin. He, his mother, and grandmother collected local history materials from their hometown of Aubrey, Texas. Materials include a 1918 Aubrey High School Yearbook; family photos; and images of local churches, businesses, and the tornado of April 1918.

Abilene Christian University Yearbooks

Abilene Christian University Yearbooks

The Abilene Christian University Yearbooks collection features issues of the Prickly Pear from 1916 through 2007, and include text and photographs about students, professors, sports, and organizations. Notable alumni include Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jack Pope, Olympic sprinter Bobby Morrow, Pulitzer prize winning photographer David Leeson, and inspirational author Max Lucado.

Abilene Library Consortium

Abilene Library Consortium

The Abilene Library Consortium (ALC) is a regional nonprofit organization in Abilene, Texas, that provides support and resources to libraries, museums, and information organizations.

Abilene Photograph Collection

Abilene Photograph Collection

The Abilene Photograph Collection consists of over 10,000 images that range from the early twentieth century to the present. The collection has a delightful assortment of images of community members, homes, businesses, churches and ranches. The collection details Abilene's rich history, capturing a multitude of public events in Abilene and surrounding areas.

Abilene Christian University Catalogs

Abilene Christian University Catalogs

The catalogs and bulletins of Abilene Christian University span the years of 1906 to 2000. They describe the governance, history, course offerings, and campus life of Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas.

African American Funeral Programs of San...

African American Funeral Programs of San Antonio

The San Antonio Public Library presents its collection of African American funeral programs. The collection consists of over 1,000 programs that date from 1935 to present day and depicts the African American community in Bexar County.

Agricultural Design: Creating Fashion from...

Agricultural Design: Creating Fashion from Fruit, Vegetables, and Flowers

This collection from the Weslaco Museum features photographs from Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show, which debuted in 1929. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Area organizations, individuals, and women's clubs would donate hundreds of hours to create these agricultural and fashion wonders.

The Albany News

The Albany News

The Albany News, located in the small West Texas town of Albany in Shackelford County, was established as the Frontier Echo in Jacksboro (Young County) in 1875 by H.H. McConnell. Captain George W. Robson bought the Echo in 1878 and relocated to Fort Griffin in nearby Shackelford County.

Alto Herald

Alto Herald

The Stella Hill Memorial Library presents its collection of the weekly newspaper, The Alto Herald. The issues presented cover the period from 1909-1966. Hard copies and microfilm have long been a favorite research source, but digitization, funded by the Tocker Foundation, will make the material more readily available to the public.

Amarillo Daily News

Amarillo Daily News

Prohibitionists William A. Askew, Robert E. Underwood, and Jonathan W. Crudgington purchased the Amarillo Evening American. Renamed the Amarillo Daily News, the newspaper lobbied against the “licensed saloon and its attendant evils” exemplified by Amarillo’s notorious Bowery District, which was filled with bars, brothels, and violent crime.

American Lumberman Photographs of Southern...

American Lumberman Photographs of Southern Pine Lumber Company

The American Lumberman Photograph collection contains 255 scanned gelatin silver prints made by American Lumberman photographers during visits to Diboll in 1903 and 1907, documenting the lumber company’s management, logging operations, Texas South-Eastern Railroad, timber, lumber camps, sawmills, commissary, and social life.

Annotations

Annotations

Annotations is a student newspaper from South Texas College of Law that addresses local, state, and federal politics and issues related to the legal profession.

Arlington Police Department Collection

Arlington Police Department Collection

The Arlington Public Library and Fielder House present their collection of items depicting the Arlington Police Department from the early 1900's to present day. The collection contains legal documents, clippings, and over 290 photographs of various people, places, and activities concerning the department.

Art Lies

Art Lies

UNT Libraries present Art Lies, a journal that examines contemporary art production, practice and theory in Texas. Published twice annually, the journal contains essays, commentaries, and exhibition information concerning artwork and current issues.

Aspermont Star

Aspermont Star

The Stonewall County Library presents The Aspermont Star, a weekly newspaper dating from March 10, 1911 to February 15, 1979, covering local, national and world news. The collection consists of all 2,318 newspaper issues held at Stonewall County Library.

Austin College Chromascope

Austin College Chromascope

The Austin College Yearbook has been called The Chromascope since its first appearance in 1899. This collection extends from 1899 through 1950 with the exception of 1918 when there was no yearbook published. From 1931 through 1933, the yearbook was entitled, The Chromascope and The Key, in recognition a relationship between Austin College and Kidd-Key College and Conservatory. Contained within these yearbooks are photos and information chronicling the school, student body, professors, administration, and student organizations.

Austin History Center General Collection...

Austin History Center General Collection Photographs

The Austin History Center at Austin Public Library present their collection of general photographs that depict the city of Austin, Texas from the 1830's to the 1970's. The photographs range from images of the Texas State Capital, Barton Springs, aerial views, maps, and much more.

Moses and Stephen F. Austin Papers

Moses and Stephen F. Austin Papers

The Moses and Stephen F. Austin Papers consist primarily of the personal and official records of Moses Austin (1761-1821), and his son Stephen F. Austin (1793-1836) who carried out his father's plan for the Anglo colonization of Mexican Texas. Included is material related to the history and early peregrinations of the Austin family, especially their years in Missouri; their business activities, including the lead mines, store and banking investments; the pursuit of both men for permission to colonize and Stephen F. Austin's management of the resulting colony; the events leading up to the Texas Revolution and then the Revolution itself; and the first few months of the Republic of Texas. There is also a small cache of later family correspondence on historical topics.

The Austin Weekly Statesman

The Austin Weekly Statesman

At the Democratic State Convention in January 1871, delegates decided that Austin needed a Democratic newspaper to compete with the two Republican papers already in circulation. A committee, led by Alexander Stuart Walker, was tasked with working out details for a Democratic paper.

Lubbock Avalanche

Lubbock Avalanche

The Lubbock Avalanche Collection spans 1908-1922, representing the growth of Lubbock, Texas, as the Hub City of West Texas.

The Bartlett Tribune

The Bartlett Tribune

The Bartlett Tribune collection covers the years 1902 - 1972. The Bartlett Tribune began publication in 1886, and served a vital role in the community by reporting on national, state, and local news, publishing obituaries, and creating a record of legal notices for the area.

The Bastrop Advertiser

The Bastrop Advertiser

The first edition of The Bastrop Advertiser and County News, now The Bastrop Advertiser, was published on March 1, 1853, giving it claim to being the oldest continuously published weekly (semi-weekly since Sept. 5, 1977) in Texas. Available on The Portal to Texas History is the Bastrop Advertiser from 1854 to 1954.

Bell County Democrat

Bell County Democrat

The Bell County Democrat represents late-19th and early-20th century life in central Texas.

The Bellville Countryman

The Bellville Countryman

Founded on July 28th, 1860, the Bellville Countryman was a semi-weekly newspaper published by W.S. Thayer and edited by John P. Osterhout, and it served the populations of Bellville and Austin, Texas.

The Belton Independent

The Belton Independent

The Belton Independent was a weekly newspaper published in Belton, Texas that discussed local, state, and national news along with advertising. Known as a Whig newspaper, it was the first paper in Bell County; it openly opposed succession and strongly supported Sam Houston.

Belton Journal

Belton Journal

Belton, Texas, was plotted in 1850 under the name of Nolandville, which changed in 1851 to Belton, after then-Texas governor, Peter Hansborough Bell, who also gave his name to Bell County, of which Belton is the county seat.

Bergstrom-Austin Community Council Records

Bergstrom-Austin Community Council Records

More than 250 photos document the history of Bergstrom Air Force Base from its early days in the 1940s when it was known as Del Valle Army Air Base to its closure and transformation into Austin’s municipal airport in the 1990s. There are portraits of officers, group portraits of aircrew classes, candid scenes, views of buildings and facilities, aerial views, and photos of visiting dignitaries such as Queen Elizabeth II and President Nixon.

Bill and Marcella Bradly Collection

Bill and Marcella Bradly Collection

The Bill and Marcella Bradly Collection consists of large format negatives donated by the Bradly family to the Deaf Smith County Public Library. Photographer Bill Bradly documented the people and businesses of the area and created preservation negatives of historic photographs. This photographic collection richly illustrates Texas's cattle and farming tradition. This project is supported in part by Humanities Texas, the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Benson Latin American Collection

Benson Latin American Collection

The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas, Austin contributed materials for the collaborative digital collection Lorenzo de Zavala Online: Empresario, Statesman, and Texas Revolutionary. Materials include correspondence or writings from Lorenzo de Zavala, Jose Antonio Mexi­a, Valenti­n Gomez Farias, Crescencio Rejon, General Adrian Woll, Baradere, de Valle, Gomez Pedraza, Vicente Filisola, and Carlos Maria Bustamente. This project is supported in part by Humanities Texas, the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Borger Daily Herald

Borger Daily Herald

Hutchinson County Library presents its collection of the Borger Daily Herald newspaper that documents the rapid growth and activity of Borger and the surrounding area, 1927-1941.

Bosque County Glass Plate Negatives...

Bosque County Glass Plate Negatives Collection

The Bosque County Historical Commision presents its collection of glass plate negatives relating to Bosque County history. The collection consists of over 50 glass plate negatives that include images of parade floats, families, the Bosque River Flood, and agriculture.

The Brand

The Brand

In 1916, Mildred Paxton, Raymond Foy and Horace Blackwell initiated and promoted the idea of a weekly student paper at Hardin-Simmons University. The Brand began weekly publication on October 13, 1916. Foy and Blackwell sold advertising to support the project. The class of 1917 donated a printing press to the college for Brand use. This collection features issues from 1916-1989.

Breckenridge Daily American

Breckenridge Daily American

The Breckenridge Public Library in Stephens County presents the Breckenridge Daily American newspaper, 1922-1940. The Breckenridge Daily American with its sensational headlines kept the town of Breckenridge informed of international and national events as well as local news and gossip. The newspaper documents Breckenridge's thriving development and commerce during the twentieth century. Other newspapers from the Breckenridge Public Library are the Breckenridge Weekly Democrat (1926-1933), the Stephens County Sun (1933-1940), and the junior and senior high school newspaper published by the journalism students, The Dynamo (1932-1939).

Breckenridge Weekly Democrat

Breckenridge Weekly Democrat

The Breckenridge Public Library in Stephens County presents the Breckenridge Weekly Democrat . This paper, established around 1899 by E. W. Davenport, was published by Breckenridge American Pub. Co. - also the publisher of the Breckenridge [Daily] American. Similar to the Breckenridge [Daily] American , the Weekly Democrat served up sensational headlines but on a weekly basis. This is one of five newspapers from the Breckenridge Public Library, the others being: The Breckenridge [Daily] American, the Stephens County Sun, the Stephens County Times, and The Dynamo.

Brenham Weekly Banner

Brenham Weekly Banner

The Brenham Weekly Banner, a newspaper opposed to the Civil War Reconstruction, was edited by "Colonel" John G. Rankin, a veteran of the Confederate Army. The paper ran from 1877 to 1907. By 1897, it circulated every Thursday to over 1,300 readers. At that time, the paper spanned eight pages, each 15 by 22 inches, at the same subscription rate. In 1907, Rankin suspended the Brenham Weekly Banner, which was succeeded by the weekly Brenham Banner; all the while he oversaw the Brenham Daily Banner as well. Six years later, in 1913, the various editions of the Banner merged with the Brenham Daily Press, an arrangement that continues to the present.

Clyde Barrow Gang Collection

Clyde Barrow Gang Collection

The Clyde Barrow Gang Collection comes from our partners at the Dallas Municipal Archives. View photos of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, along with numerous mug shots, fingerprint cards, wanted notices, and images of their bullet-ridden car.

Caldwell News and Burleson County Ledger

Caldwell News and Burleson County Ledger

The Harrie P. Woodson Library presents the Caldwell News-Chronicle, the Caldwell News and the Burleson County Ledger covering the years 1897 to 1955. The weekly newspaper documents the development of Burleson County's farming and oil industries as well as local events and people.

Canadian Advertiser

Canadian Advertiser

The Canadian Advertiser was published from 1938-1939 by Othello Ontje Miller, and was suceeded by the Hemphill County News when the Advertiser ceased publication in 1939. The sole owners of the newspaper were husband and wife, Othello and Elna Miller. He was the publisher and editor and she was in charge of the reporting and advertising.

Canadian Record

Canadian Record

The Canadian Record began publishing in 1893 and continues today. This weekly newspaper was and still is "Devoted to the interests of Canadian and the Surrounding Country" as stated in the publications early masthead atop the front page.

The Carpa Cubana and Sabino Gomez Photograph...

The Carpa Cubana and Sabino Gomez Photograph Collections

The Witte Museum's Carpa Cubana and Sabino Gomez Photograph Collection documents the Mexican American tent shows that traveled Mexico and the Southwestern United States. Active from around 1910 until the 1940s, the "carpas" combined traditional circus acts such as acrobats and clowns with theatrical performances such as singing, dancing, and comedy routines.

Charles and Catherine Schulze Collection

Charles and Catherine Schulze Collection

The Charles and Catherine Schulze Collection at the Irving Archives features photographs donated by Charles Schulze Jr. and his wife, Catherine. Charles Schulze Jr. was the nephew of J. O. Schulze, a co-founder of Irving. The photographs include images of Irving at the turn of the century, as well as many images taken by the Chicago Rock Island railroad survey crew as they traveled throughout the south. J. O. Schulze, Charles Schulze Sr., and Otis Brown figure prominently in these photos, but, unfortunately, other members of the crew are unidentified.

Chalberg Collection of Prints and Negatives

Chalberg Collection of Prints and Negatives

The photographic archives of the Ellison Photo Company were donated to the Austin History Center by Russell Chalberg, on December 9th, 1969. In 1981, an additional 1,277 prints and glass-plate negatives from the Jordan-Ellison Company were donated.

Cherokeean Herald

Cherokeean Herald

The Cherokeean Herald newspaper in Rusk is Texas' oldest, continuously published weekly. The newspaper started publication in 1850.

City Directories

City Directories

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.

The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse...

The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives

Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives consists of eight archival collections reflecting the experiences of women, professional men, military men, Texas cattlemen, businessmen, farmers, and government officials, from different parts of the country, with different political views and experiences. Altogether, these Civil War and Reconstruction-era papers include information about events in Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington D.C. They reflect the experiences of women, professional men, military men, Texas cattlemen, businessmen, farmers, and government officials, from different parts of the country, with different political views and experiences. The project was generously funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

The Civilian and Gazette

The Civilian and Gazette

The Civilian and Gazette (Galveston) collection represents a series of newspapers whose publication began in June of 1838 and continued under various names until 1886, with missing publications between 1862 and 1865, due to Civil War conflicts.

The Claude News

The Claude News

The seat of Armstrong County, Claude, presents its newspaper collection, starting at the turn of the 20th-century, moving up to 1965.

The Collegian

The Collegian

The Daniel Baker College began as a small Presbyterian school, established in 1889 in Brownwood, Texas. The Collegian newspapers are a treasure of information about campus life and personalities, as well as a reflection of the values and way of life at a small college in the first half of the twentieth century. This collection features issues dated from 1923 - 1950.

Collin Chronicles, Records of Collin County,...

Collin Chronicles, Records of Collin County, Texas

The Collin County Genealogical Society contributes past issues of its serial publication Collin Chronicles that features county history, society members' family information, newspaper and primary source abstractions, queries, and cemetery information.

The Colony Newspaper Collection

The Colony Newspaper Collection

Digitized through support of a Rescuing Texas History 2013 grant, The Colony Newspaper Collection represents the history of The Colony, Texas.

The Community Bulletin

The Community Bulletin

The Community Bulletin is a weekly newspaper, 1967-1968, that reported on church and community events, civil rights, political races, educational changes, and the job market. A regular feature highlights famous African Americans in history and includes excerpts of African American poetry. The bulletin is a unique document of the time that describes crushing economic contrasts, the inequity of segregation and desegregation. Howard and Clara Caver started the Community Bulletin: Another Voice is heard in 1967 as a service to the community of black churches in Abilene, Texas.

The Corpus Christi Caller

The Corpus Christi Caller

Established by Eli Merriman, Ed Williams, and W.P. Caruthers, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times is still published today, though its location has moved three times since its founding.

Corral

Corral

The Corral is the first student publication of Hardin-Simmons University beginning in 1902 and continuing to the present time. Once the Brand began publication in 1916, the Corral was dedicated to literary offerings. Beginning in the 1960's art submissions, including drawings, paintings, and photographs were included in the Corral. The significance of this publication is both a history of the university and a record of creative efforts of the university's students.

Crosby County Newspapers

Crosby County Newspapers

The Crosby County Library presents The Crosbyton Review, a weekly newspaper that began publication on January 7, 1909, and covers local, national, and world news. The collection consists of newspaper issues held on microfilm at the Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum.

Cross Plains 2005 Firestorm Photograph...

Cross Plains 2005 Firestorm Photograph Collection

The Cross Plains Public Library contributes an except from a scrapbook that covers the fire storm that hit Cross Plains, Texas in December 2005. The except includes newspaper clippings from both local and national news coverage.

Cutting Horse Photograph Collection

Cutting Horse Photograph Collection

The University of North Texas Archives present their collection of photographs for the 1997 National Cutting Horse Association Summer Cutting Spectacular, which was held at the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. Founded in 1946, the National Cutting Horse Association is an equestrian organization that strives to promote cutting horses as a competition sport.

The Daily Cosmopolitan

The Daily Cosmopolitan

Published in Cameron County, Texas, the Daily Cosmopolitan began distribution to the Brownsville population in 1879. The Daily Cosmopolitan was issued every night of the week except Sunday. Editor W.P. Guirey was fluent in Spanish and therefore specialized in reporting on Matamoros residents and topics, along with nearby border town news.

Daily Courier Light

Daily Courier Light

The Daily Courier Light began publication in Corsicana, Texas, in 1880. Corsicana was founded in 1848 by Jose Antonio Navarro, who named the town after his father's Mediterranean birthplace, the island of Corsica.

The Daily Democrat

The Daily Democrat

Illustrating late-19th-century Fort Worth, the Daily Democrat bemoaned "Hell's Half-Acre," and documented Fort Worth's gradual rise in status from cowtown to crossroads to booming financial city.

Daily Herald, Brownsville

Daily Herald, Brownsville

The Daily Herald collection covers the years 1892 - 1896. The Daily Herald began publication in 1892 in Brownsville, and served a vital role in the community by reporting on national, state, and local news, publishing obituaries, and creating a record of legal notices for the area.

Dallas Farmers Market

Dallas Farmers Market

The Dallas Municipal Archives presents their collection, the Dallas Farmer's Market, which includes over 140 photographs of the market, dating as far back as 1950. The photographs contain a variety of images portraying storefronts, farmers, alleyways, and award ceremonies.

The Dallas Herald

The Dallas Herald

The Dallas Daily Herald and the Dallas Weekly Herald originated from the Dallas Herald, the town’s first local newspaper. Founded by James Wellington Latimer and William Willis in 1849, the Herald circulated as a weekly until 1873.

The Dallas Journal

The Dallas Journal

The Dallas Genealogical Society presents its annual publication containing genealogical information about families in Dallas, Texas and the surrounding area, including family histories, lists of records (births, deaths, registration, etc.), correspondence, and and other documentation.

Dallas Museum of Art Exhibition Records

Dallas Museum of Art Exhibition Records

The Dallas Museum of Art presents the Dallas Museum of Art Exhibition Records Collection which contains published catalogs for exhibitions held by the museum between 1903 and 1983. The catalogs, which vary in length, contain a checklist of objects included in the exhibition, and may include essays and images. The collection also contains related unpublished materials including checklists, invitations, press releases, and other ephemera for exhibitions held by the museum between 1903 and 1990s.

Dallas Parks and Recreation Department...

Dallas Parks and Recreation Department Photographs

The Dallas Municipal Archives present the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department Photographs Collection. The collection, in which the dates range from 1915-1977, contains photographs of historic parks, facilities, and activities.

Dallas Times Herald John F. Kennedy Photos

Dallas Times Herald John F. Kennedy Photos

The Sixth Floor Museum’s Dallas Times Herald Collection contains original negatives of approximately 700 black-and-white news images taken by the newspaper’s photographers over the assassination weekend and beyond. Included in the collection are many unique and crucial images, and though only a few of these historic scenes were published by the Times Herald in 1963, they provide a powerful visual record of President Kennedy's last hours in Fort Worth and Dallas, including the motorcade, assassination aftermath, and investigations. The images also provide compelling evidence of the grief and chaos that ensued in the days following the tragedy.

Dallas Voice

Dallas Voice

The Dallas Voice Newspaper has been continuously published since 1984 and is the first newspaper to serve the Dallas, Texas LGBT community.

Dallas Water Utilities Records, 1882-1990 -...

Dallas Water Utilities Records, 1882-1990 - Photographic Materials Series

The Dallas Municipal Archives present their collection of photographic materials of the Dallas Water Utilities Records, 1882-1990. Founded in 1881, the Dallas Water Utilities is a non-profit water and wastewater service for the City of Dallas, Texas.

Daniel Baker College Catalogs

Daniel Baker College Catalogs

The catalogs and bulletins of Daniel Baker College span the years of 1908 to 1953. They describe the governance, history, admission, course offerings, and campus life of Daniel Baker College in Brownwood, Texas.

Daniel Baker College Yearbooks

Daniel Baker College Yearbooks

The Trail, 1913 - 1952, was the yearbook for Daniel Baker College in Brownwood, Texas. The yearbooks feature school songs, yells, student writings and artwork, and photos of faculty, students, student groups, and athletic events. Some early photographs of Brownwood, Texas buildings and homes are also notable. The first yearbook was published in 1913, and was called "The Trail". In 1929, a paperbound volume was issued with the title "The Hill Billie," and was published from 1929-1931. The Trail began publication again in 1933.

The Denison Daily Herald

The Denison Daily Herald

The Denison Daily Herald is a daily newspaper from Denison, Texas that includes local, state, and national news along with extensive advertising. Presented by the University of North Texas Libraries, the collection contains over 100 issues from the years 1906 and 1907.

Denison Newspaper Collection

Denison Newspaper Collection

The Grayson County Frontier Village presents their collection of Denison newspapers, spanning seventy years and representing all the newspaper titles ever published in the town of Denison.

Denton Independent School District...

Denton Independent School District Historical Artifacts

The Denton Independent School District provides historical documents, pamphlets, programs, yearbooks and other pertinent documents chronicling the history of the school district.

Don Shugart Photography Collection

Don Shugart Photography Collection

The University of North Texas Archives presents their collection of photographs by Don Shugart, an equine and show-photographer. The collection contains the images of the 1997 National Cutting Horse Association Summer Cutting Spectacular that was held at Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Dynamo

The Dynamo

Starting as a short column in the Breckenridge Weekly Democrat around 1930, The Dynamo soon offered a full page edition within the Weekly Democrat. The Dynamo was published by the Breckenridge junior and senior high school journalism students and covered PTA news, club news, listed the honor roll, reported on sports events, etc. Encouraging catchphrases were given to the students such as "Study harder: Get your name on the Honor ROLL" or "Back Buckaroo Basketball." This is one of five newspapers provided by the Breckenridge Public Library. Others include: The Breckenridge [Daily] American, The Breckenridge Weekly Democrat, the Stephens County Sun and the Stephens County Times.

From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing...

From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History

From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History draws on materials from the University of North Texas Libraries, the Denton Public Library, the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum, and Texas Woman's University. Materials will include historic photographs, books, maps, city directories, and records from numerous Denton women's clubs. Work on this project began in March of 2006, and will continue through 2007. Funding for this project is provided by the Forrest C. Lattner Foundation.

Early Texas Newspapers

Early Texas Newspapers

The Early Texas Newspaper Collection is a collaboration between UNT and UT's Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. The project provides access to 12,280 pages of Texas newspaper pages that date as early at 1829, including the Telegraph & Texas Register.

East Texas Family Records

East Texas Family Records

East Texas Genealogical Society presents past issues of its quarterly publication East Texas Family Records that includes cemetery, bible, confederate, church, family, and military records for the east Texas counties of Anderson, Gregg, Henderson, Panola, Rusk, and Smith.

Dr. Edwin D. Moten Collection

Dr. Edwin D. Moten Collection

This is an archival collection regarding Dr. Edwin D. Moten (1875-1955), an African American physician who resided in Denton, Texas from 1907-1919. The collection contains family photographs along with personal and business correspondence from Dr. Moten.

El Paso Herald

El Paso Herald

Barron F. Deal and James P. Baker established the Herald Publishing Company in 1881 and published the first issue of the El Paso Herald in April of that year. The paper circulated in El Paso and surrounding communities, including Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The Herald actively reported on civic progress and international affairs. As the Scripps Howard News attested in January 1951, "In the early 1900s the Herald stood for 'Republicanism, radicalism, and reformation.'" With the Herald representing the Republicans and the rival El Paso Times editorializing for the nascent Democratic Party, the two papers served as rallying points for the community. The paper ran through 1997, after merging with the El Paso Evening Post

El Paso Morning Times

El Paso Morning Times

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.

El Regidor

El Regidor

The Institute of Texan Cultures features its copy of El Regidor, a weekly newspaper and one of the few Spanish language newspapers in San Antonio during the nineteenth century.

Ferris Wheel

Ferris Wheel

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.

Finders Keepers Quarterly

Finders Keepers Quarterly

Johnson County Historical Association contributes its Finders Keepers quarterlies that are a compilation of genealogical and historical information pertaining to residents and locales of Johnson County as recorded in first-hand accounts and historical documents. Many genealogical records for county residents and descendants are also included, as are photographs of people, places and events of the county's past.

Fire Museum of Texas Patch Collection

Fire Museum of Texas Patch Collection

The Fire Museum of Texas features a selection of its large and significant collection of uniform patches from city and volunteer fire departments from all over the state of Texas. The collection is the largest and most complete of its type and the patches represent the history of fire service in the state.

Flake's Bulletin

Flake's Bulletin

Started by German newspaper editor Ferdinand Flake, Flake's Bulletin in its many title incarnations served the Galveston area from 1865 until 1872.

The Margaret Formby Memorial Collection

The Margaret Formby Memorial Collection

The Margaret Formby Memorial Collection features the Deaf Smith County Library's set of 374 historical newspapers published in Hereford, Texas from 1901-1908. The fully-searchable collection of newspapers was made possible by donations to the Deaf Smith County Friends of the Library in memory of Mrs. Formby, who was dedicated to the preservation of Texas history.

Fort Bend Museum Collection

Fort Bend Museum Collection

The Fort Bend Museum Collection presents a rich variety of historical materials, including photographs of artifacts from the museum and local history photographs. Among the interesting materials are photographs of U.S. Congressman John M. Moore, prohibitionist Carrie A. Nation, and Jane Long, the "Mother of Texas."

Fort Hood Sentinel

Fort Hood Sentinel

The Fort Hood Sentinel/Armored Sentinel is the post newspaper for the army base at Fort Hood, Texas. Fort Hood was established in 1942 as Camp Hood. The newspaper collection starts in 1953 as no copies of the earlier editions have been located.

Fort Worth Daily Gazette

Fort Worth Daily Gazette

On June 30, 1882, the Fort Worth Daily Gazette published its first issue and this collection includes over 1200 issues dated from 1883 to 1890. The paper's notable editors included B. B. Paddock and Walter Malone. The Fort Worth Daily Gazette reigned as the only North Texas daily west of the Trinity River. When it started in 1882, the Gazette, a true daily "printed every day of the year," enjoyed a circulation of 6,000 subscribers at an annual rate of $10,

From Republic to State: Debates and...

From Republic to State: Debates and Documents Relating to the Annexation of Texas, 1836-1856

From Republic to State: Debates and Documents Relating to the Annexation of Texas, 1836-1856 features maps, books, letters and pamphlets relating to this volatile era in Texas history. As one of only two sovereign nations to become a part of the United States of America, the Republic of Texas occupies a unique place in American history. Funding for this project was provided by the TexTreasures progam.

Galleon

Galleon

The McMurray University Library presents their collection of the Galleon, a literary magazine with editorials, plays, poetry, artwork and book reviews. Founded in 1923, there are over 100 issues within the collection dating from its beginning up until 2009.

Galveston Weekly News

Galveston Weekly News

The Galveston Weekly News began publication in 1843 by George French. Soon after it its inception, it was purchased by Willard Richardson, who later passed it onto D. Richardson. Its masthead contained the words, "The Will of the People Should Rule."

Gammel's Laws of Texas

Gammel's Laws of Texas

H. P. N. Gammel's The Laws of Texas charts Texas law from colonization to statehood and reveals Texas's history during crucial times in its development. The complete set, volumes 1 - 33 are available. Funding for the first 10 volumes was provided by the TexTreasures program.

George Ranch Museum Collection

George Ranch Museum Collection

The George Ranch Collection features extensive materials from the George Ranch Historical Park a 23,000 acre working ranch and living history museum. The land was originally settled in 1824 as part of the Austin Colony by Nancy and Henry Jones. Materials focus on the Jones and George families, and the traditional Texas pursuits of cattle, cotton and oil.

Georgetown Watchman

Georgetown Watchman

Georgetown, Texas, is the county seat of Williamson County, Texas, and is known as the Red Poppy Capital of Texas.

German Immigration to Texas

German Immigration to Texas

The German Immigration to Texas collection mostly features materials from the University of Texas at Arlington, along with select materials that support this topic, both in English and German. The collection includes maps, photographs, manuscripts, along with books such as German Pioneers in Texas; A Brief History of Their Hardships, Struggles and Achievements.

GLO Historic County Maps

GLO Historic County Maps

The Texas General Land Office contributes Historic County Maps from its earliest collections. The maps are cadastral maps, showing original surveys, usually made by virtue of a land grant within a particular county in Texas. Formats represented include manuscripts, lithographs, some early photographs, and blueprints/bluelines. The scale is generally 1 inch to 4000 varas. Most of the maps were compiled and drawn by draftsmen at the GLO, and most are manuscript maps.

The Grassburr

The Grassburr

Tarleton State University present its yearbook The Grassburr which features photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations. The Grassburr serves as a record keeper of Tarleton history and remembers organizations like the Janitor's Club, the Silver Keys, and the Lords and Commoners. These organizations are not present on the Tarleton campus today, but are the forerunners for the present sororities and fraternities.

The Greenville Morning Herald

The Greenville Morning Herald

Edwin Harris began publishing the Morning Herald, which initially consisted of four seven-column pages, but it expanded to eight after 1907. Harris died in 1912, and in 1914, cotton broker William C. Poole bought the Herald and appointed his son, Tom Reed Poole, as editor and general manager. The Poole family owned the paper until 1956, when the Harte-Hanks group merged it with the Greenville Banner to form the Greenville Herald-Banner. After several other changes in ownership, the newspaper continues in publication. In early 2010, Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., owned the paper, which operated with a circulation of around 8,000.

Hardin-Simmons University Catalogs

Hardin-Simmons University Catalogs

The catalogs describe the governance, history, course offerings, and campus life of Hardin-Simmons University, 1892-2008. Hardin Simmons University was founded in 1891 as Abilene Baptist College and since 1941 has been associated with the General Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Hardin-Simmons University Yearbooks

Hardin-Simmons University Yearbooks

The Hardin-Simmons University Yearbooks collection includes the Bronco, which includes photos and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations. The Bronco is preserved as a complete collection for the years 1908-2007, with 1918 being the only year not available due to no publication for that year. This rich source documents the history and development of Hardin-Simmons University, a community dedicated to providing excellence in education enlightened by Christian faith.

Harpool Farm Collection

Harpool Farm Collection

The Harpool Farm Collection presents images from Denton's Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum taken in the 1920s by H. F. Browder, former County Agent, Denton County. The materials include photos of farms, livestock and homes.

Hemphill County News

Hemphill County News

The Hemphill County News provides access to this newspaper from 1939-1951. The Hemphill County News began publication in 1939, and was published until 1968 by editor Othello Ontje Miller. The sole owners of the newspaper were husband and wife, Othello and Elna Miller. He was the publisher and editor and she was in charge of the reporting and advertising.

Henderson County District Court cases

Henderson County District Court cases

The Henderson County District Clerk's Office is working with us to provide access to historic legal documents and court cases from the 1850s to the early 1900s.

Henderson Times

Henderson Times

Henderson is a city in Rusk County, Texas, and is home to the Heritage Syrup Festival.

The Hereford Brand

The Hereford Brand

The Hereford Brand has documented the history of "The Beef Capital of the World" since 1901. Hereford, Texas, has prospered since its September 1, 1898, founding through railroad and cattle booms, to a healthy ethanol-based economy.

Heritage Magazine

Heritage Magazine

The magazine collection, 1987-2008, is a publication of the Texas Historical Foundation. It contains articles related to preservation and restoration of historical sites in Texas as well as highlights museums and collections in the state.

The Home Advocate

The Home Advocate

Home of the Big Cypress Bayou and a Carnegie library, Jefferson, Texas, contains a variety of historic establishments and tourist attractions.

The Houston Daily Post

The Houston Daily Post

Officially formed in 1886, the Daily Post established itself as the premier paper in Houston and one of the leading daily publications in Texas. The paper was led by its editor and future U.S. Senator Rienzi M. Johnston. By 1901, circulation had climbed to 14,207. Regular features of the Daily Post included "To Make Houston Greater" pieces by newspaper staff and guest columns written by local businessmen and community leaders speculating on the potential outcomes of expanding Houston, as well as reports on world news.

Howard Payne University Catalogs

Howard Payne University Catalogs

The Howard Payne catalogue is an annual publication describing the campus location, statement of purpose and beliefs, faculty and staff, types of courses and degrees offered, boarding facilities, and campus organizations. The issues from 1891 through 1923-24 contain a few black and white photographs of the campus, early Brownwood homes and businesses, student groups, and faculty members, plus a roster of both current students and recent alumni (1891-1954).

Howard Payne University Yearbooks

Howard Payne University Yearbooks

The Lasso, 1913-2002, and the Swarm, 2002-present, are the yearbooks for Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. Featured are photographs of individual students, professors, campus buildings, campus organizations, and highlights of sporting events. The Howard Payne Lasso, 1912-2001,chronicles the yearly events in the life of the college (later university). The Lasso was published annually from volume 1, 1912, until the publication changed its name to Swarm in 2002.

Huth Family Papers

Huth Family Papers

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History presents the Huth Family Papers collection, which contains letters, legal documents, clippings, and pamphlets from the late 1700's to the 1930's.

J. L. Patton Collection

J. L. Patton Collection

The J. L. Patton Collection presents images from materials at the Dallas Historical Society collected by legendary African-American Dallas educator, J. L. Patton. Patton began working for the Dallas Independent School District in 1926 as a teacher at J. P. Starks Elementary. He became principal of Booker T. Washington High School in 1939 and led the school until 1969, when he became an assistant superintendent, serving until retirement in 1971.

Jefferson Jimplecute

Jefferson Jimplecute

The Jimplecute was one of Marion County's most influential publications, and survives today as Texas's fifth oldest newspaper. It was published by Taylor and Taylor as the Jimplecute from 1900 to 1907, then under the name of the Jefferson Jimplecute from 1907 to 1926. The weekly served primarily the town of Jefferson, but it also circulated throughout northeast Texas and occasionally addressed its contents to nearby communities such as Lockett. The paper’s curious name can be traced to two possible sources: 1) a colloquial expression meaning “sweetheart” or 2) a strange mythical creature composed of elements of a dragon, an Indian, an armadillo, and a lion.

The Jewish Herald

The Jewish Herald

The first issue of The Jewish Herald appeared on September 24, 1908, but the paper had its origins in a news bulletin that the editor Edgar Goldberg sent to the Jewish community in April 1908. At that time, Houston could count approximately 1,700 Jewish residents and two Jewish congregations. The Jewish Herald was a weekly publication, devoted to matters of interest to the Hebrew citizens of Houston.

Jim Bell Texas Architecture Collection

Jim Bell Texas Architecture Collection

The Texas Architecture photograph collection consists of photographs of historic Texas county courthouses and their surrounding buildings, as well as historic bridges, churches, and landmarks. The photographs are all in color and were taken from 1990 to the present.

John F Kennedy, Dallas Police Department...

John F Kennedy, Dallas Police Department Collection

The John F. Kennedy/Dallas Police Department Collection contains 404 photographs that include the sniper's nest in downtown Dallas Texas School Book Depository Building, where Oswald allegedly fired on Kennedys motorcade; the back and front yards of the boarding house at 214 Neely; Dealey Plaza; the intersection at Tenth Street and Patton Avenue where Oswald allegedly fatally shot Dallas patrolman J.D. Tippit; interiors of the Texas Theater, where Oswald was arrested by Dallas police; and the basement of Dallas City Hall, where Jack Ruby shot and killed Oswald on Nov. 24, 1963.

John F. Kennedy Memorial Collection

John F. Kennedy Memorial Collection

The John F. Kennedy Memorial Collection features more than 11, 000 pages of investigative materials from the Dallas Police Department's extensive investigation currently housed at the Dallas Municipal Archives. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza contributed approximately 700 black-and-white news images taken by the Dallas Times Herald's photographers that documents the events surrounding the assassination and four handwritten journals from jurors who sat on the Jack Ruby trial.

The Barbara C. Jordan Archives

The Barbara C. Jordan Archives

Texas Southern University features more than 200 photographs from the Barbara C. Jordan Archives. Barbara Jordan ran for the Texas House twice, in 1962 and 1964. She then ran for the Texas Senate in 1966, winning a seat and becoming the first African American since Reconstruction to serve in the Texas State Senate.

José L. Castillo Photograph Collection

José L. Castillo Photograph Collection

José L. Castillo, a correspondent for the international EFE News Service, donated his archive of photographs taken between July 2004 and July 2006 to the UNT Archives. The images depict protests and political events in the Latino community, including the march protesting immigration bill HR 4437 in April 2006 by more than 350,000 people; Hispanic community and political leaders; and festivals, Latino soccer leagues and other gatherings in the North Texas area.

The J-TAC

The J-TAC

The J-TAC student newspaper began regular publication in the fall of 1919. Originally called the Tarletonite, The J-TAC is Tarleton State University's official newspaper. The name comes from the acronym for "John Tarleton Agricultural College", the original name of the university.

Judge Joseph A. Carroll Collection

Judge Joseph A. Carroll Collection

The Judge Joseph A. Carroll Collection consists of 80 letters of approximately 129 pages written to and from Judge Carroll between 1856 through 1869. Joseph A. Carroll played a major role in the early development of North Texas.

Legacies: a History Journal for Dallas and...

Legacies: a History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas

Legacies is a biannual publication devoted to the rich history of Dallas and North Central Texas as a way to examine the many historical legacies--social, ethnic, cultural, political--which have shaped the modern city of Dallas and the region around it. Currently, Legacies is a joint publication of Dallas Heritage Village, the Dallas Historical Society, the Old Red Museum, and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

Lorenzo de Zavala Online: Empresario,...

Lorenzo de Zavala Online: Empresario, Statesman and Texas Revolutionary

Lorenzo de Zavala Online: Empresario, Statesman and Texas Revolutionary gathers materials from several diverse institutions, bringing them together in one virtual collection. Lorenzo de Zavala's remarkable accomplishments provide a tantalizing glimpse of this versatile individual--newspaperman, physician, public servant, empresario, diplomat, governor, statesman, and first interim Vice-President of the Republic of Texas.

Love Field Album and Photographs

Love Field Album and Photographs

The Love Field Album and Photographs collection features images of the daily life and flight training of Love Field in 1918 while it was an Army camp in World War I and as a municipally-owned airport circa 1965-1990. Also documented are the "Flyin' Frolic" of November 12-13, 1918, and a re-enactment of the Charles Lindbergh Flight Reenactment that took place in 1977.

Map Collections from the University of Texas...

Map Collections from the University of Texas at Arlington

This map collection from the University of Texas at Arlington features more than 5,000 maps that document the greater Southwest. The collection includes maps dating from 1493 to the present and features noted cartographers.

Marfa, Diversity in the Desert

Marfa, Diversity in the Desert

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."

Mary (Mrs. Anson) Jones Letters

Mary (Mrs. Anson) Jones Letters

The Mary (Mrs. Anson) Jones Letters features a large collection of personal letters from the University of Houston Libraries' Special Collections dated between 1866 to 1882, discussing local affairs, family and friends. After Anson Jones's death, there were issues relating to land claims and taxes on land owned by the family. The bulk of the letters are to Mary Jones's son, Cromwell Anson Jones.

Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

Lambshead Ranch, one of Texas’ most historic cattle ranches, is still owned and operated by the direct descendants of Judge J.A. and Sallie Reynolds Matthews, the author of the chronicle, Interwoven. The Reynolds and Matthews were pioneer ranchers and trail drivers who arrived in East Texas in the 1850’s and at the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, in 1866. The photographs document ranching history, ranching practices and changes in the land.

McKinney Democrat-Gazette

McKinney Democrat-Gazette

Representing sixteen titles, the McKinney Democrat-Gazette Collection on the Portal to Texas History spans 54 years, from 1880-1934. Published from 1884 to 1906, The Democrat comprises the bulk of the McKinney titles, of which nearly the entire run is available.

McMurry University Catalogs

McMurry University Catalogs

The McMurry University Library presents their collection of University catalogs that range from 1923 to present day. The catalogs describe teh governance, faculty, course offerings, and campus life of McMurry College.

McMurry University Yearbooks

McMurry University Yearbooks

The Totem yearbook, 1924-2006, for McMurry College in Abilene, Texas, is the University yearbook, presenting a record of student and campus life during the previous academic year. Included are photographs, formal and candid, of students, faculty, administrators, staff, student organizations, social clubs, athletic teams, Homecoming, and other special events. The Totem is published annually.

The Megaphone

The Megaphone

Southwestern University’s student newspaper began in 1907 when students came before the faculty asking for their support in starting a student newspaper.

Mexia Newspaper Collection

Mexia Newspaper Collection

The Mexia Newspaper Collection on The Portal to Texas History represents Mexia, Texas, starting in 1902.

Mexican American Family and Photo Collection

Mexican American Family and Photo Collection

The Houston Public Library's Mexican American Family and Photo Collection reflects a wide range of families and individuals through photographs and documents that capture business and work experiences, festivals and community events, daily life and individual achievements. Some examples include: the 1928 Rice Institute graduation photo of Primitivo L. Nino; 1940s photographs of the Rusk Settlement House for Mexican-American Immigrants; photographs of workers and working conditions, students, educational, and church events.

The Mexican Revolution on the Border:...

The Mexican Revolution on the Border: Primary Sources from El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso and the El Paso Public Library present a collection of primary source items relating to the Mexican Revolution. The collection includes 15 books and 10 postcards dating from 1910 to 1919.

The Mineola Newspaper Collection

The Mineola Newspaper Collection

Spanning multiple titles and representing Wood County, Texas, the Mineola Newspaper Collection depicts the rich center of publishing that was Mineola, Texas, at the turn of the century. When two railroad lines, the Texas and Pacific and the International Great-Northern, competed to reach Mineola in 1873, the International Great-Northern won by reaching the town fifteen minutes before its competitor.

Museum of the Gulf Coast

Museum of the Gulf Coast

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, parades, and beaches.

The Naples Monitor

The Naples Monitor

Representing the residents of Morris County, Texas, as well as bordering counties, The Naples Monitor began publication in 1886, and continues today.

National Museum of the Pacific War Oral...

National Museum of the Pacific War Oral History Collection

The National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation presents their Oral History Collection. It contains transcripts of interviews with World War II veterans who discuss their personal experiences in the war; including, the Doolittle Raid, D-Day, and the Battle for Bataan.

Neal Douglass Photography Collection

Neal Douglass Photography Collection

The Neal Douglass Photography Collection comes from the Austin History Center, Austin Public Library. Douglass, a photojournalist for the Austin American-Statesman, also maintained his own studio. The collection is an invaluable resource of information illustrating many aspects of Austin life during the years, 1930-1969, a period poorly represented by other existing Austin History Center Collections. Specific events, cultural aspects of life, and former buildings and customs are depicted in photographs that comprise the collection.

Neu Braunfelser Zeitung

Neu Braunfelser Zeitung

The Neu Braunfelser Zeitung began publication in 1852, and was one of the earliest German-language newspapers in Texas.

Norman Dietel Photograph Collection

Norman Dietel Photograph Collection

The Norman Dietel Photograph Collection is presented by the LBJ Museum of San Marcos and document Lyndon Johnson and family at the LBJ Ranch in Stonewall, Texas (his home from 1951-1973, Lady Bird's until 2007). The photos cover major events, including the historic diplomatic visit by West German Chancellor Adenauer in 1961, meeting with foreign ambassadors from Mexico and India, the 1960 campaign of Kennedy and Johnson, birthday celebrations, President Johnson press conferences, education legislation signing ceremonies, national/state park dedications, LBJ's funeral ceremony, and dedication of Otto Lindig's historic lime kiln.

North Texas Daily/The Campus Chat

North Texas Daily/The Campus Chat

The student newspaper for the University of North Texas was first published in 1916 under the title The Campus Chat. By the late 1940s the paper was distributed on a semi-weekly basis and in 1970 the name was changed to The North Texas Daily.

The Northern Standard, from Clarksville, TX

The Northern Standard, from Clarksville, TX

The Northern Standard, from Clarksville, TX collection comes from our partners at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. The Northern Standard was a pioneer-era Texas newspaper that was published from August 20, 1842 to December 6, 1888. Edited and published by Colonel Charles Demorse, each issue contained the phrase "Long shall our banner brave the breeze, the standard of the free."

O. D. and Estelle Bates Collection

O. D. and Estelle Bates Collection

The O. D. and Estelle Bates Collection presents images collected by O. D. and Estelle Bates from the citizens of Irving during the U.S. Bicentennial. Instrumental in forming the Irving Heritage Society, the Bates's contributions to the preservation of Irving's history are significant. The collection includes photographs of Irving homes, businesses and citizens in the early 1900s, and is housed in the Irving Archives.

O. Henry Collection

O. Henry Collection

The O. Henry Collection consists primarily of the short stories of William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), written under his pseudonym O. Henry. Each story is available as it first appeared in the popular magazines of the day, and these and other stories published posthumously can also be found in first edition compilation books, and later as part of his collected works. In addition to published materials, the collection also contains handwritten letters, photographs, legal documents, newspaper articles, artifacts, and maps drawn and signed by Porter.

O.K. Hobbs Plat Book

O.K. Hobbs Plat Book

The O.K. Hobbs Plat Book offers the researcher an objective, historical reference to the layout of the city of the Abilene. Its bulk was assembled in 1927 by O.K. Hobbs and J.P. McKean, and was revised by Hobbs in May, 1930. It appears to have been compiled from many different sources., and the plats in this book were traced from older plat collections.

The Optimist

The Optimist

The Optimist, the school newspaper of Abilene Christian College, was first published in August, 1912 as a monthly newsletter. It has been continually published since then, and starting with Volume 7, and ending with Volume 68, it was published weekly. Nearly all the material in The Optimist comes from students. For this reason, it is not only valuable regarding school history, but also offers insight into the minds of its contemporary students.

The Orange Leader

The Orange Leader

Lamar State College-Orange presents its local historic newspaper, The Orange Leader, covering the years 1930, 1944, 1961, and 1965.

The Ormer Locklear Collection

The Ormer Locklear Collection

Ormer Locklear (1891-1920) was a Texas native who joined the United Army Air Service during World War I and learned to fly in Fort Worth. His brief career saw him perform as a barnstormer and then headed to Hollywood where he acted in two feature movies (The Great Air Robbery and the Skywayman). Locklear was killed while performing a stunt for the latter movie. The Collection consists of photographs of Locklear, his friends and family, his stunt flying and his movie work, his funeral, as well as a set of hand colored Lobby Cards from The Great Air Race.

The Osterhout Papers

The Osterhout Papers

As a collaborative project, Austin College and Rice University contributed each of their collections of the Osterhout family papers to the Portal. The two institutions pooled their respective collections to provide access to almost 500 items comprising an extensive collection of official documents, postcards, and letters.

The Wilbur Lee “Pappy” O’Daniel Photograph...

The Wilbur Lee “Pappy” O’Daniel Photograph Collection

This collection consists of photographs of Wilbur Lee “Pappy” O’Daniel - radio show host, Texas governor from 1938-1941 and US Senator in the 1940s. He was best known for his Populist views and vaudeville-hillbilly image, all of which are portrayed in these images. The collection includes photographs of his various campaigns, his inauguration, hunting trips, and his family, as well as six of the Capitol and interior of the Governor’s Mansion.

The Palestine Daily Herald

The Palestine Daily Herald

In 1902, William M. and H.V. Hamilton inaugurated the Palestine Daily Herald and set to work creating the city's leading paper. The Daily Herald was a Democratic paper, issued every afternoon except Sunday. Each edition featured eight pages measuring 15 x 22 inches; a weekly subscription cost ten cents, while an annual subscription cost five dollars. The Daily Herald had 900 subscribers in 1903 and 1,200 in 1910, when the population of Palestine stood at 9,773. The paper also covered news in the nearby communities of Nacogdoches and Tyler.

Palo Pinto County Album

Palo Pinto County Album

This ongoing collection is a compilation of photographs and memorabilia documenting the history of Palo Pinto County and its people. As a community album it is comprised solely of items belonging to individuals of the Palo Pinto County area. In an effort to document as much of the history that is held by individuals and families with ties to the county, this album was created to accommodate those in the community that have items of historic value and wish to contribute no matter how small their collection.

Photographing Texas

Photographing Texas

Photographing Texas consists of modern-day images taken by our staff as they travel across Texas. Subjects include Texas scenery, wildlife, county courthouses, State Parks, National Parks, libraries, museums, historic sites, outdoor murals, architecture, monuments, and historic plaques -- a little bit of everything Texas!

Photographing UNT

Photographing UNT

The University of North Texas Libraries and Digital Projects Unit present their collection of photographs and artwork in the collection Photographing UNT. The images depict various buildings, events, and ceremonies from the University.

Pictorial History of Fort Wolters

Pictorial History of Fort Wolters

This multi-volume collection of photographs documents the history of Fort Wolters from its inception as a National Guard Training Center in 1921 through its high point as the U.S. Army Primary Helicopter Training Center/School to its closing, as Fort Wolters, in 1974 The collection was compiled by Col. Willie H. Casper, Jr., from public sources and declassified government photographs and documents. Col. Casper was the deputy commander of Fort Wolters from 1965 to 1971.

Port Arthur Yearbooks

Port Arthur Yearbooks

The Port Arthur Public Library features its collection of yearbooks for four high schools in Port Arthur, Texas dating from 1912 to the 1990's.

The Prism

The Prism

The Prism began publication on September 30, 1915 as a weekly newspaper and continued until 1923, when it was replaced by the currently published campus newspaper, The Yellow Jacket. As a historical record, nothing can quite compare with a campus newspaper for noting significant events in the life of the school, the community, and the world. This early newspaper is a priceless treasure of information about campus life and personalities, as well as a reflection of the way of life and values of past generations.

Texas Posten

Texas Posten

With its premiere issue published on April 18, 1896, the Texas Posten was the first Swedish-language newspaper printed in Texas. The longest-surviving Swedish-Texan newspaper, the Texas Posten closed its doors in 1982 after nearly 100 years of publication.

Range Rider

Range Rider

Hardin-Simmons University Library features its alumni newsletter the Range Rider, dating 1947-2007, that includes information regarding events at the school and news about university students, staff, and alumni.

Rare Book and Texana Collections

Rare Book and Texana Collections

The Rare Books and Texana Collections at the University of North Texas Libraries contribute many important materials to the Portal. In this extensive online collection of books and maps you can find a 1633 map, America Noviter Delineata; H. K. Yoakum's History of Texas: from its First Settlement in 1685 to its Annexation in 1846, Vols. 1 & 2; and Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana, in the year 1852 by Randolph B. Marcy.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Files

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Files

The Texas Historical Commission contributes a selection of its Recorded Texas Historic Landmark application files that document historically significant buildings from five heritage regions in the state.

Red River County Review

Red River County Review

The Red River County Review was published very briefly, during the 1920s, to represent this northeastern Texan county.

The Representative

The Representative

Published from 1871 to 1872 by Richard Nelson, the Representative was the first newspaper in Texas to be published by an African American proprietor and editor.

Republic of Texas Session Laws

Republic of Texas Session Laws

The Republic of Texas Session Laws includes the text of acts and resolutions passed by the government of the Republic of Texas to become law. This collection also includes Translation: Laws, Orders and Contracts, on Colonization, From January 1821, up to 1829; In Virtue of Which, Col. Stephen F. Austin Introduced and Settled Foreign Emigrants in Texas.

Rescuing Texas History, 2006

Rescuing Texas History, 2006

Rescuing Texas History through the Digitization of At-risk Photographs and Maps, 2006, presents local history materials from eleven partners: the Clay County Historical Society, Genevieve Miller Public Library, the Palestine Public Library, the Laredo Public Library, the Archives of the Big Bend at Sul Ross State University, the Moore Memorial Public Library, UT Pan-American, the Clark Hotel Museum, the Austin Public Library, and Concordia University at Austin. Funding is provided by the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas.

Rescuing Texas History, 2007

Rescuing Texas History, 2007

Rescuing Texas History 2007, presents materials from fifteen partners: Anderson County Historical Commission; Austin History Center, Austin Public Library; Bosque County Historical Commission; Childress County Heritage Museum; Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History; Dallas Heritage Village; First Christian Church, Port Arthur; Heritage House Museum, Orange; Historic Rose Marine Theater; Kemah Historical Society; Museum of the American Railroad; Palestine Public Library; Sanger Public Library; Sulphur Springs Public Library; and Val Verde Historical Commission.

Rescuing Texas History, 2009

Rescuing Texas History, 2009

Rescuing Texas History 2009, presents local history materials from sixteen partners: Arlington Public Library & Fielder House, Austin History Center, Bee County Historical Commission, Dallas Municipal Archives, El Paso Public Library, French Legation Museum, Matthews Land & Cattle Company, LBJ Museum of San Marcos, Northeast Lakeview College, Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library & Hall of Fame, Port Arthur Public Library, River Valley Pioneer Museum, Stephen F. Austin Association, University of Texas at San Antonio, and University of Houston-Victoria Library. Funding was provided by the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas.

Rescuing Texas History, 2010

Rescuing Texas History, 2010

Rescuing Texas History 2010, presents local history materials from twelve partners: Bell/Whittington Public Library, Cedar Hill Museum of History, Cleveland Historic Society, Cooke County Library, Dallas Firefighters Museum, Dallas Municipal Archives, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, Fort Worth Jewish Archives, Friench Simpson Memorial Library, Harris County Archives, Longview Public Library, McAllen Memorial Public Library, Mesquite Public Library, Midwestern State University, Richardson Public Library, St. Philips College, Texas Woman's University, and the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

Rescuing Texas History, 2011

Rescuing Texas History, 2011

Rescuing Texas History, 2011 features collections from 13 partners: Carollton Public Library, Cleveland Historic Society, Collingsworth County Museum, Dallas Municipal Archives, Mike Cochran Collection, Sam Rayburn House Museum, St. David's Episcopal Church, National Museum of the Pacific War, Talkington/Clement Family Archives, Sam Rayburn House Museum, Travis County District Clerk's Office, Witte Museum, and Wolf Creek Heritage Museum.

The Rice Thresher

The Rice Thresher

The Rice Thresher, the official student newspaper at Rice University since 1916, is published each Friday during the school year, by the students of Rice University.

Rio Grande Herald

Rio Grande Herald

Available through the support of Rescuing Texas History in partnership with the Rio Grande City Public Library, the Rio Grande Herald collection documents nearly forty years of Rio Grande City’s heritage.

Robert Joy Collection

Robert Joy Collection

Robert Joy, considered Houston's premiere portraitist, painted more than 350 portraits over a career that spanned more than forty years. Lawyers, politicians, and the socially elite of Houston were among those who sat for Joy. Photos in the collection, assembled over the course of his work, include those of Lillie Abercrombie, Robert E. Blaffer, Sarah Campbell Blaffer, Alfred C. Glassell Jr., William Clayton, Libbie Rice Farish, William Stamps Farish, Lamar Fleming, and Lyndon B. Johnson.

Ruth Scantlin Roach Salmon (1896-1986)...

Ruth Scantlin Roach Salmon (1896-1986) Collection

Ruth Salmon, world champion rodeo performer, had a 24-year career that began in 1914 and ended in 1938, when she retired from the rodeo and started a ranching business in Nocona, Texas, with her husband, Fred Salmon. She is an inductee in the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and traveled the world with the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show and The 101 Real Wild West Show.

San Angelo Press

San Angelo Press

Established in 1897 by John J. Rhodes, the San Angelo Press initially billed itself as the Stock Growers & Breeders Journal. The Press was especially concerned with providing news and information on stockbreeding, farming, the home, and industry. As editor Truly asserted in 1902: expect that we will make [the Press] a faithful chronicler of the local history of this section... It will be our policy to make the paper especially a local paper.

San Antonio Herald

San Antonio Herald

J.P. Newcomb began the Alamo Star after apprenticing at the San Antonio Ledger, another prominent San Antonio newspaper, until 1854. The San Antonio Alamo Star was renamed the San Antonio Herald on April 3, 1855.

San Antonio Ledger

San Antonio Ledger

Established by Joseph Walker in 1850, the San Antonio Ledger was one of many newspapers owned by Walker until his death in 1886.

San Antonio Light

San Antonio Light

A daily newspaper, the San Antonio Light published its first issue on January 20th, 1881.

The San Saba News

The San Saba News

On New Year's Day 1873, at a time when Indian raids frequently visited the region, the San Saba County News debuted as the first newspaper in West Texas. Col. William T. Melton paper quickly became known as the San Saba News and began circulating beyond the county lines to areas bereft of local journalism.

Schulenburg Sticker

Schulenburg Sticker

The Schulenburg Sticker collection represents nearly 30 years of the town's rich Czech and German heritage, with issues from 1899 to 1926.

Scouting Magazine

Scouting Magazine

The Boy Scouts of America National Scouting Museum features it archival issues of Scouting Magazine dating back to 1913. The magazine is written for Boy Scout leaders, officials, and others interested in the work of the Scouts. It includes articles about events and activities, updates from the national headquarters, topical columns and essays, and news from various chapters nationwide.

The Sherman Daily Register

The Sherman Daily Register

Austin College presents its newspaper Sherman Daily Register. The Sherman Daily Register began October 20, 1885 as an Independent publication and continued through 1906. The paper was published each evening, except Sunday for .75¢ per month. This daily newspaper included local, state and national news along with extensive advertising.

Shiner Gazette

Shiner Gazette

Charles M. Ward established the Shiner Gazette in 1893 as a Democratic newspaper in Shiner, Texas, it still remains in circulation to this day. In either 1898 or 1899, J.C. Habermacher assumed the editing and publishing duties. In 1913, the Gazette, still under Habermacher's management, described itself in its masthead as the recognized Democratic paper of Lavaca County.

The Snyder Signal

The Snyder Signal

Under the publication of E. B. Barnes, the Snyder Signal became the primary news source in Snyder, Texas, in 1911.

The Southern Intelligencer

The Southern Intelligencer

The Southern Intelligencer, published in Austin, Texas, released its first issue on August 19th, 1856.

Southern Mercury

Southern Mercury

Originally begun in 1892 as a newspaper friendly with the Texas Farmers Alliance, the Southern Mercury became the official journal of the Alliance by 1886, under the supervision of editor E.G. Rust.

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, continuously published since 1897 by the Texas State Historical Association, is the premier source of scholarly information about the history of Texas and the Southwest. This collection features issues from 1897-2004.

Star of the Republic Museum Objects

Star of the Republic Museum Objects

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.

Stephens County Sun

Stephens County Sun

The Breckenridge Public Library in Stephens County presents the Stephens County Sun newspaper, 1933-1940. The paper's masthead reads Devoted to the Farm and Home, and to Every Legitimate Interest of Breckenridge and Stephens County. Published by the Breckenridge Publishing Company, this newspaper documents Stephens County's thriving development and commerce during the twentieth century. Other newspapers from the Breckenridge Public Library are the Stephens County Times, Breckenridge Weekly Democrat (1926-1933), the Breckenridge American (1922-1940), and the junior and senior high school newspaper published by the journalism students, The Dynamo (1932-1939).

Stirpes

Stirpes

The Texas State Genealogical Society presents its quarterly journal Stirpes, dating from 1961 to 1990, that contains unpublished records and other materials whose purpose is to stimulate and support the research and teaching of genealogy.

Stonewall County School Annuals

Stonewall County School Annuals

Stonewall County Library presents their school annuals photographs and information about students, teachers, sports, school events and organizations. The Aspermont Independent School District yearbooks collection features 52 volumes of the Hornet from 1944 through 2000, the Old Glory School yearbooks collection features issues of The Pirate from 1941 through 1984, and the Peacock School yearbooks collection features issues of the Peafowl from 1946 through 1963.

Sutherlin Family Collection, 1943-1946

Sutherlin Family Collection, 1943-1946

The Sutherlin Family Collection, 1943-1946, features correspondence, photos, and other materials related to the military service of James E. Sutherlin. Jim was in the U.S. Navy in World War II, serving aboard the USS Kasaan Bay, CVE 69, in both the Atlantic Ocean and the South Pacific. He was a life member of the Escort Carrier Sailors and Airmen Association.

Sweetwater Reporter

Sweetwater Reporter

The Sweetwater Reporter newspaper collection is contributed by the Sweetwater/Nolan County City-County Library and includes local, state, and national news. There are over 700 issues from 2010 to 2012.

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Are We There Yet? Transportation in Central Texas

The Taylor Public Library, the Williamson Museum and the TxDOT Travel Information Division Photo Library partnered to create a collaborative project consisting of historic photographs and two-dimensional items representing the history and development of transportation and the travel industry. Included in the collection, but not limited to are: railroads, vehicles, roads and road construction in the Central Texas area.

Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

Tarrant County College District Archives contributes digital copies of materials that document local and state history, including images of businesses, cemeteries, churches, courthouses, lawmen, monuments, outlaws, schools, Native Americans, and early pioneers of Tarrant County.

Telegraph and Texas Register

Telegraph and Texas Register

This collection presents the Telegraph and Texas Register from 1835 - 1846. This newspaper was the most significant of the Republic of Texas era, and began publication in San Felipe de Austin by Gail Borden, Thomas H. Borden, and Joseph Baker.

Texas Almanac

Texas Almanac

The Texas Almanac is the source for all things Texas since 1857. This collection features the first edition of the Texas Almanac issued by The Galveston News in January 1857, and includes all issues through 1989. The Almanac serves as a reference book on resources, industries, commerce, history, government, population, and other subjects relating to the political, civic, and economic development of Texas.

Texas Attorney General Opinions

Texas Attorney General Opinions

An attorney general opinion is a written interpretation of existing law. The Texas Constitution and section 402.042 of the Texas Government Code grant the attorney general authority to issue attorney general opinions.

Texas County Inventories

Texas County Inventories

This ambitious project began in 1936 under the auspices of the Work Projects Administration (WPA) and continued until 1942, producing 24 inventories of Texas county archives. The idea was revived in 1973 with the formation of the Texas County Records Inventory Project (TCRIP) which surveyed county records until funding was discontinued in 1981. The inventories give information on the location, chronological and physical extent, state of preservation, and accessibility of various types of county records existing at the time of inventory.

Texas Cultures Online

Texas Cultures Online

Texas Cultures Online features local history materials from eighteen institutions depicting the diverse cultures of Texas during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Burnet County Historical Commission, Anne & Mike Stewart Collection, Danish Heritage Preservation Society, Gillespie County Historical Society, Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library, Institute of Texan Cultures, Mexic-Arte Museum, Museum of the Big Bend, Museum of the Gulf Coast, Nesbitt Memorial Library, Panola College, Price Johnson Family Collection, San Antonio Public Library, Tarleton State University, University of Texas at San Antonio, and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Funding for this collection was provided by the Amon Carter Foundation.

Texas Digital Newspaper Program

Texas Digital Newspaper Program

The Texas Digital Newspaper Program coordinates with multiple partners, including public libraries, publishers, historical and genealogical societies, and universities, to represent Texas history through digitized newspapers. This collection begins with pages from 1829 and continues through the present.

Texas Folklife Festival Collection

Texas Folklife Festival Collection

The University of Texas at San Antonio's Library Special Collections contributed photographs from the Texas Folklife Festival. The Texas Folklife Festival is an annual event sponsored by the University of Texas at San Antonio's Institute of Texan Cultures that celebrates the many ethnicities represented in the state of Texas. Modeled after the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival, the first event was held in 1972 on the on the grounds of the Institute in HemisFair Park. Thousands attend the three-day event each year, which features cultural foods, dances, and musical performances.

The Texas Folklore Society Collection

The Texas Folklore Society Collection

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.

Texas Genealogical Records, Ellis County

Texas Genealogical Records, Ellis County

The Texas Genealogical Records, Ellis County was compiled by Mrs. A. L. Feltenberger and the Rebecca Boyce Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution between 1954 and 1970, approximately. The twenty-two volume set includes historical and genealogical accounts and records for Ellis County, Texas, both original accounts and transcriptions. The records contain various lists of records such as births, deaths, marriages, etc., taken from family Bibles, cemetery and church records, wills, and other relevant sources.

The Texas Historian

The Texas Historian

The Texas Historical Association features the Texas Historian, one of the few historical journals in the nation dedicated to publishing the work of secondary students. This magazine contains the writings of Texas's outstanding student historians and features news and events involving Junior Historian chapters and participants.

Texas Historical Television Footage

Texas Historical Television Footage

The Texas Historical Television Footage collection comes from the University of North Texas Media Library and it contains video of various places across Texas; including Grapevine, McAllen, College Station, Corpus Christi, and Brownsville.

Texas History Collection

Texas History Collection

Drawn from collections at the UNT Libraries and various partners, these materials about Texas history include artifacts, books, documents, manuscripts, photographs, maps, letters, and more.

Texas House of Representative Journals

Texas House of Representative Journals

The Journals contains the proceedings of the House of Representatives of Texas including legislation, reports, discussions, votes, and points-of-order. Some volumes also contain supplementary materials.

Texas Jewish Post

Texas Jewish Post

The Texas Jewish Post, an English-language newspaper that carried some items in Hebrew, was originally a monthly publication; it subsequently evolved into a biweekly and then a weekly. Local columns updated readers on special events, gatherings, professional achievements, and family news in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas.

Texas Laws and Resolutions Archive

Texas Laws and Resolutions Archive

The University of North Texas Libraries presents the Texas Laws and Resolutions Archive, which consists of legislative bills that were filed with the Office of the Texas Secretary of State - Statutory Documents beginning with the 78th Legislative Session. All bills, joint resolutions, and concurrent resolutions passed by the Texas Legislature, including those vetoed by the Governor, are included.

The Texas Mesquiter

The Texas Mesquiter

The Texas Mesquiter was founded in April of 1882 by Robert Snead Kimbrough, a businessman from Mesquite, Texas, who would later serve the community as a Representative and Senator in the Texas Legislature. Now called the Mesquite News, it is currently the oldest operating newspaper in Dallas County, and the second oldest continuously operating newspaper in the State of Texas.

Texas Oral History Collection

Texas Oral History Collection

The Texas Oral History Collection is a group of oral history interviews from a variety of people discussing their lives in Texas. The collection is presented by the National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation, the University of Texas MD Anderson Center, and the Talkington Clement Family Archives.

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine is a guide to the Texas outdoors. As the official publication of the Parks and Wildlife Department, it is dedicated to the conservation and enjoyment of Texas fish, game, parks, waters, and all outdoors. Each issue is packed with incredible photographs and articles about outdoor recreation. This pilot project provides access to all of the Texas Parks and Wildlife issues published in 1965.

Texas Patents

Texas Patents

The Texas Patents collection consists of United States patents filed by Texas inventors before 1900. A majority of the patents are for agricultural and industrial applications, such as seeding machines, harvesters, plows, wind and water propellers, and steam engines. Other inventions include timekeepers, remedies and firearms.

Texas Ranger

Texas Ranger

The Texas Ranger thrived during the period between the Annexation of Texas and the Civil War. The columns held personal-interest stories, local, national and international news, advertisements, legal notices, local meetings, and poetry. This newspaper is part of the Early Texas Newspapers project with a partnership between the University of North Texas and the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.

Texas Register

Texas Register

Published weekly, the Texas Register records state agency rule making and review actions, governor's appointments, attorney general opinions, requests for proposals, and other miscellaneous documents. This archive, established through a partnership with the Office of the Texas Secretary of State, Texas Register Section, provides free access to all issues of the Texas Register from Volume 1, No. 1 (January 6, 1976). to the present.

Texas Reports

Texas Reports

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 Reconstruction-era volumes which illuminate changes in the Court under the unpopular Constitution of 1869.

Texas Senate Journals

Texas Senate Journals

The Texas Senate Journals contain the proceedings of the Senate of Texas including legislation, reports, discussions, votes, and points-of-order. Some volumes also contain supplementary materials.

Texas Soil Surveys

Texas Soil Surveys

The Texas Soil Surveys demonstrate early scientific thought regarding soil classification and use. Each survey consists of a soil map and separate book. The maps show many cultural features in the landscape such as businesses, churches, schools, mills, gins, and ferries. The collection embraces all Texas county and reconnaissance soil surveys completed prior to 1950.

Texas Standard

Texas Standard

Prairie View A&M University features the Texas Standard, a publication of the State Teachers Association of Texas, 1933-1966. The Texas Standard documents the history of African American teachers in Texas before desegregation.

Texas State Gazette

Texas State Gazette

The State Gazette was one of the most influential newspapers in Texas from the pre-Civil War era until Reconstruction. The paper was founded as the Tri-Weekly State Gazette and first published in Austin by William H. Cushney on August 25, 1849. This collections contains issues dated from 1849 - 1855.

Texas State Historical Association Monographs

Texas State Historical Association Monographs

The Texas State Historical Association is the state’s longest-running publisher of books on Texas history, having published its first volume in 1917. Through the years, TSHA has established a reputation as a publisher of high-quality, award-winning books on a wide variety of topics, including exploration, biography, architecture, historic sites, high school football, labor unions, and suburbanization. All lovers of Texas's rich pasts will find something to enjoy among TSHA's books.

Texas State Publications

Texas State Publications

Beginning in 2012, UNT Libraries partnered with Texas State Library and Archives to receive current publications for digitization and inclusion in the Portal to Texas History. This growing collection of materials produced by the State of Texas includes agency annual reports, legislative publications, statistical reports, and various state government reports and periodicals.

Texas State Times

Texas State Times

Published by John S. Ford from 1853-1887, the Texas State Times was a pro-Union newspaper whose main competitor was the Austin State Gazette.

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Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business Alumni Magazine Archive

Spanning over 30 years, the Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business Alumni Magazine Archive has been digitally preserved via The Portal to Texas History.

Texas Trends in Art Education

Texas Trends in Art Education

Trends, The Journal of The Texas Art Education Association is published annually and is distributed to all TAEA members.

The purpose of this peer-reviewed journal is to expand art education discourse by highlighting research, issues, and concerns that can inform our theoretical and pedagogical practices in and out of the classroom.

Texas Wesleyan University Archives

Texas Wesleyan University Archives

The Texas Wesleyan University collections include the University newspaper, catalogs, yearbooks, presenting a record of student and campus life during the academic year. Included are information about the university, students, professors, sports, and organizations as well as photographs, formal and candid, of students, faculty, administrators, staff, student organizations, social clubs, athletic teams, Homecoming, and other special events. Information included is from 1890 to current.

Texas-Mexican Presbytery Records

Texas-Mexican Presbytery Records

The Texas-Mexican Presbytery Records collection is presented by the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and includes a large range of photographs depicting church buildings, groups, and portraits. The Texas-Mexican Presbytery was established by the Synod of Texas of the Presbyterian Church, U.S. in 1908, based on the missionary work of Walter S. Scott and Robert D. Campbell.

The Wendell Lee Tarver Family Collection

The Wendell Lee Tarver Family Collection

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.

Tocker Foundation Grants

Tocker Foundation Grants

Tocker Foundation Grants Collection includes any collections funded by the Tocker Foundation, which supports small public libraries in Texas that serve populations of 12,000 and under.

The Tracings

The Tracings

The Anderson County Genealogical Society contributes its publication The Tracings from 1982 – 2002. Each issue contains research material and related Society information including generation charts, family histories, and lists of birth, death, and church records.

The Tulia Herald

The Tulia Herald

The Tulia Herald documents the history of the west Texas town of Tulia. The Swisher County Public Library presents the Tulia Herald from 1918-1962. The weekly newspaper contains, local, national and world news, stories, illustrations, poetry, jokes, and advertisements. Funding for this project was provided by the Tocker Foundation.

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12th Armored Division Memorial Museum Photograph Collection

Housed at the 12th Armored Memorial Museum in Abilene, Texas, this collection of photographs chronicles the everyday life of the 12th Armored Division during WWII. Access to this collection on the Portal to Texas History was made possible through a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Abilene to the Abilene Library Consortium.

Tyler Courier-Times

Tyler Courier-Times

Published as the Daily Courier and Times from 1907 to 1911, the Tyler Daily Courier Times continued publication under this title until it was absorbed in 1936 to be published as a sister afternoon newspaper to the Tyler Morning Telegraph.

Union

Union

Purchased in 1855 from F. Muhr by Ferdinand Flake, Die Union, under multiple titles, served the Galveston area until 1872 as Texas’ first German-language newspaper.

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United States Army Corps of Engineers Collection

The United States Army Corps of Engineers Collection from the Dallas Historical Society includes photographs of early lock and dam projects throughout Texas. The images date from 1913 to the 1920s, and include images of the Trinity River, Brazos River, Neches River, Caddo Lake, and other locations.

United States Census Map Collection

United States Census Map Collection

This collection contains Texas reference maps generated by the U.S. Census Bureau that denote census blocks and other areas for which the Bureau compiles information to show the correlation between geographic areas and census data. The maps include some roadways, railways, geography, hydrography, and other features to aid in identifying particular locations. Specifically, the collection includes county block maps from 1990, 2000, and 2010, as well as the block maps generated under public law P.L.94-171 for 2010 that include legislative and voting districts.

University of Dallas Newspapers

University of Dallas Newspapers

The University News, published by the University of Dallas, is a weekly student publication out of Irving, Texas.

University of North Texas Archives

University of North Texas Archives

The University of North Texas Archives collection features early images of North Texas State Normal College (now the University of North Texas), faculty and students. The Archives also contributed materials to the collection From Republic to State: Debates and Documents Relating to the Annexation of Texas, 1836-1856.

UNT Legends: a Century of Mean Green Football

UNT Legends: a Century of Mean Green Football

Explore over 100 years of UNT's football history in this collection that spans from 1906 to the present. In 1906 UNT’s first football team took to the field, and over the next century the team obtained some incredible successes such as its first bowl game win on December 21, 1946 against the College of the Pacific in the Optimist Bowl. UNT would move on to other bowl games: the Salad Bowl (precursor to the Fiesta Bowl), the Sun Bowl, and the New Orleans Bowl.

Legendary players such as Ray Renfro, Abner Haynes, Richard Gill, and Joe Greene drove UNT to even greater accomplishments.

UNT Yearbooks

UNT Yearbooks

This collection features the University of North Texas yearbooks which include photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations. Originally called the Cotton-tail, the yearbook started in 1906. In 1907 the title was changed to the Yucca which was published every year through 1974 when university support for the yearbook was discontinued. Between 1977 and 1980, a shorter, student-led publication titled Wings was issued in place of university-sponsored yearbooks. The title changed to the Aerie when university support was reinstated for the yearbook in 1982. Publication ceased after the 2007 edition.

USGS Topographic Map Collection

USGS Topographic Map Collection

The USGS took over responsibility for mapping the country in 1879 and has been the primary civilian mapping agency of the United States ever since. This collection features the best known USGS maps which are the 1:24,000-scale topographic maps, also known as 7.5-minute quadrangles for the state of Texas.

Charles Wilson Photograph Collection

Charles Wilson Photograph Collection

The History Center presents a selection of its Charles Wilson Photograph Collection. Charles "Charlie" Wilson was United States Representative from Texas's 2nd congressional district between 1972 and 1996. The collection documents Congressman Wilson's activities during his career - from meetings with his constituents in East Texas to his high profile visits to the Mideast. Also included are photographs of Charles Wilson with Presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush and other dignitaries.

Waco Daily Examiner

Waco Daily Examiner

John Wesley Downs established the Waco Daily Examiner in 1873; the paper ran until 1888. Each issue was four pages long with a mixture of advertisements and articles on every page. Advertising itself as the “Official Organ of the City,” the Waco Daily Examiner featured an Associated Press service of about 800 words as well as other local, state, national and international news. Even at the end of its run in 1888, the Waco Daily Examiner claimed to have the largest circulation in central Texas.

Waco Evening News

Waco Evening News

Established in 1888, the Waco Evening News was one of several newspapers published by the firms Hill and Ivy and The News Co. The Evening News routinely touted Democratic platforms and published lists of every party member running for office, from the President of the United States and the Governor of Texas down to local officials. The paper was published as the Waco Evening News until May 7, 1889, when it became The Waco Daily News. It again changed titles to become the Waco Evening News during 1891-1894.

War of the Rebellion

War of the Rebellion

This compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate Armies contains four series of volumes covering military operations in the field, prisoners of war, and the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns of Union and Confederate authorities.

The War Whoop

The War Whoop

The War Whoop was the student-produced campus newspaper for McMurry College in Abilene, Texas. Publication began in the fall of 1923, continuing in newsprint through the spring of 2006. As the campus newspaper, the War Whoop documents ongoing student activities and concerns. As a student-produced publication, the War Whoop provided a rare vehicle for the student voice, expressing views from their perspective.

Weatherford College Photos

Weatherford College Photos

Weatherford College presents its collection of photographs depicting various people, groups, and activities beginning with the 1860's. Included are photographs from Jim Wright's personal photograph collection. Jim Wright attended Weatherford College, later became Mayor of Weatherford, and then served 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and was the Speaker of the House from 1987 to 1989.

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Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures

The participants in Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures include the UNT Libraries, Fort Worth Public Library, Texas Christian University, the Amon Carter Museum, the University of Texas at Arlington, Beth-El Congregation Archives, Tarrant County College NE, Log Cabin Village, Cattle Raisers Museum, Lockheed Martin Archives, Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church, Dallas Public Library, University of Houston, and the Cowtown Coliseum. This project was generously funded by the Amon Carter Foundation and the Adeline and George McQueen Foundation.

World War II Collection of Arlington, Texas

World War II Collection of Arlington, Texas

The World War II Collection of Arlington, Texas consists of photographs, letters, yearbooks and miscellany from the collections of the Arlington Public Library, Arlington Historical Society and the University of Texas at Arlington.

World War One Collection

World War One Collection

The World War One Collection contains materials that focus on the World War I era, 1914-1918. In addition to materials that were actually created during the era, the collection may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

World War Two Collection

World War Two Collection

The World War Two Collection contains materials that focus on the World War II era, 1939-1945, and the immediate postwar period of the late 1940s. In addition to materials that were actually created during the era, the collection may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

The Wylie-Sachse Newspaper Collection

The Wylie-Sachse Newspaper Collection

Spanning Collin and Dallas Counties and three newspaper titles, the Wylie-Sachse Newspaper Collection represents the history of these neighboring communities.

The Yellow Jacket

The Yellow Jacket

The Yellow Jacket began publication in September, 1923, named to identify with the college mascot at Howard Payne University, the Yellow Jacket. The Yellow Jacket newspaper has been published since 1923 with that name in the masthead, and this collection includes issues from 1950 to 2008. The Howard Payne College, later Howard Payne University newspapers are a treasure of information on campus life and personalities, as well as a reflection of the way of life and values of each decade.