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The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History presents The Cameron Herald, a weekly newspaper published in Cameron, Milam County, Texas. The community was formed in 1846, named after Ewen Cameron, a Scottish highlander who participated in the Texas Revolution and was a member of the Mier Expedition during the war with Mexico. This weekly newspaper includes local, state, and national news as well as advertising.
Located eleven miles southwest of Abilene, Texas, near the current Dyess Air Force Base, Camp Barkeley was one of the largest U.S. military instillations in the state. Named for decorated World War I veteran and native Texan David B. Barkley, construction of the camp began in 1940, with operations beginning there in 1941. During its occupation, a variety of newspapers published by personnel provided news and information to the soldiers and their families stationed there.
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.
UNT Libraries present Canyon City News, a weekly newspaper published in Canyon City, Randall County, Texas. The newspaper began as the Canyon City Stayer in 1896 and primarily covered stock raising. It was bought by attorney George A. Brandon in 1903 and renamed Canyon City News. The newspaper included local, state, and national news as well as advertising and items promoting the community. In 1908 the paper was sold to Charles O. Keiser and the paper was renamed the Randall County News.
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.
Presented by the Carrollton Public Library the Carrollton Chronicle was the newspaper of record for a small town during much of the 20th century. The town square was platted in 1900 with the newspaper being one of the earliest businesses to open. It provided a weekly history of a town which grew from 500 people in 1900 to nearly 90,000 in the early 1990’s.
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.
The Cechoslovak and Weske Noviny newspaper was a Czech language paper that served the growing Czech communities in Rosenberg and West, Texas from 1918 to 1945. Presented by the University of Texas at San Antonio, the weekly paper featured local, state, national, and world news as well as advertising.
In what is now northern Cherokee County, the town of Jacksonville began in 1847 on the east bank of Gum Creek. Jackson Smith built a house and blacksmith shop in the area and became postmaster. By 1850 Smith had the town site and square surveyed near his home and because it was on his land and because William Jackson was one of the first to build there the citizens of the town named it Jacksonville. The Cherokee County Banner began publishing weekly in the late 1800's and served Jacksonville and other towns in the county. It is presented courtesy of the Jacksonville Public Library.
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.
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 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.
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 Concordia University Texas Library presents materials documenting the early history of Lutheran Concordia College, including faculty minutes and correspondence between the school's Board of Control and the national Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod leadership describing the campus development. Correspondence features discussion with architects and contractors regarding building construction and repairs; school funding and maintenance; and other topics. Funding for this collection was provided in part by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission through the TexTreasures program.
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.
Tarleton State University presents the Cross Timbers Business Report, a quarterly report which addresses the economic conditions across the United States, Texas, and Erath County. The Report's data are compiled from statistics and information available from government agencies and includes summaries and commentary.
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.