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Are We There Yet? Transportation in Central...

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.

T. B. Willis Photograph Collection

T. B. Willis Photograph Collection

The T. B. Willis Photograph Collection comes from the private collection of T. B. Willis. It includes 648 historical photographs with albums, documents, and historical items from the Willis family and extended relatives who settled in Waco, Texas in the 19th century.

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.

Taylor County News

Taylor County News

Presented by the Abilene Public Library, the Taylor County News is a weekly newspaper created by James A. Lowry in 1885, four years after the city of Abilene was established. The newspaper includes local, state, and national news as well as advertising.

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.

Temple Telegram

Temple Telegram

The city of Temple, Texas began in 1880 when Jonathan E. Moore sold 187 acres of land to the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway for use as a construction camp. The camp was called Temple Junction in honor of Bernard Moore Temple, the railroad's chief engineer. By 1884 the town had 3,000 residents, three churches, a school, and a variety of businesses. When the Temple Daily Telegram began publishing in 1907, the city had already seen a succession of newspapers, including the Temple Tribune which preceded it. The Telegram continues to serve Temple and the greater northeastern Bell County area to this day.

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 Daily Newspaper Association

Texas Daily Newspaper Association

The Texas Daily Newspaper Association was an organization devoted to promoting Texas newspapers for 91 years. In 2012, it merged with the Texas Press Association. UNT Libraries presents the Texas Daily Newspaper Association's monthly electronic newsletter, featuring news items of interest to association members.

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 Auditor's Office: Reports

Texas State Auditor's Office: Reports

One of Texas' five legislative support agencies, the State Auditor's Office (SAO) operates under the oversight of the Legislative Audit Committee and is chaired jointly by the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The SAO provides independent, objective, and reliable information about the operations of state agencies and higher education institutions. The State Auditor's Office is authorized to perform financial audits, compliance audits, economy and efficiency audits, special audits, investigations, and position classifications.

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. The newspaper is presented by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.

Texas Tech University Rawls College of...

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 Week Newsmagazine

Texas Week Newsmagazine

Texas Week was the first weekly magazine to be devoted entirely to the State of Texas. Founded right after WWII, its focus was on capturing the post-War normalization of the State – culturally, politically and structurally.

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 Temple Daily Times

The Temple Daily Times

These issues represent Temple, Texas, shortly after its time of settlement in 1880, when it was a railroad construction camp, named "Temple Junction" by the company. The newspapers go up to 1923, representing growth in population from a railroad camp to a railway hub for the Sante Fe and Missouri, Kansas, and Texas lines.

The Temple Times

The Temple Times

These issues represent Temple, Texas, shortly after its time of settlement in 1880, when it was a railroad construction camp, named "Temple Junction" by the company. The newspapers go up to 1923, representing growth in population from a railroad camp to a railway hub for the Sante Fe and Missouri, Kansas, and Texas lines.

The Temple Weekly Times

The Temple Weekly Times

These issues represent Temple, Texas, shortly after its time of settlement in 1880, when it was a railroad construction camp, named "Temple Junction" by the company. The newspapers go up to 1923, representing growth in population from a railroad camp to a railway hub for the Sante Fe and Missouri, Kansas, and Texas lines.

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.

Theodore Schmidt Collection

Theodore Schmidt Collection

Theodore Schmidt was a member of the first class of students who enrolled in Lutheran Concordia College, a boys’ high school in Austin, in 1926. Schmidt’s daughter Ruth Schmidt Sievers has shared 73 images that he took during his time at the Austin campus, including photographs of student trips to Barton Springs, Deep Eddy Pool, and the Williamson County town of Walburg. Schmidt’s photographs record student committees, campus activities, and athletic teams, as well as numerous views inside and outside the student dormitory, Kilian Hall.

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.

Travis County Negro Extension Service...

Travis County Negro Extension Service Program Photograph Collection

The Travis County Negro Extension Service Photograph Collection contains nearly 600 photographs that document the extension services in Austin’s African-American community during the mid-twentieth century.

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.

12th Armored Division Memorial Museum...

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 generous grants to the Abilene Library Consortium from the Community Foundation of Abilene and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

The Twice-a-Week Herald

The Twice-a-Week Herald

The Twice-a-Week Herald began publishing in 1887 in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas. The semi-weekly newspaper was published each Tuesday and Friday until it ceased publication in 1906. It featured local, state, and national news in addition to advertising.

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.