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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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 companyâ€™s management, logging operations, Texas South-Eastern Railroad, timber, lumber camps, sawmills, commissary, and social life.
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.
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.
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.