Rescuing Texas History, 2015

The 2015 edition of Rescuing Texas History is a compilation of newspapers, photographs, and other materials that give a glimpse into the diverse people and fascinating places that have contributed to the growth of Texas over the past two centuries.

Materials in this collection come from a wide variety of partners:

  • The Private Collection of T. B. Willis
  • The Austin History Center
  • Austin Public Library
  • The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
  • The Fire Museum of Texas
  • Fort Worth Aviation Museum
  • Cleng Peerson Research Library, a the Bosque Museum
  • Kerry County Historical Commission
  • Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead
  • Travis County Historical Commission
  • Eanes History Center
  • The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Dallas Genealogical Society
  • Frisco Public Library
  • Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
  • The Botanical Research Institute of Texas Library
  • The George Everill Pierce Family
  • Texas Military Forces Museum
  • The Edison Museum
  • Brown County Museum of History
  • The Private Collection of Margay Welch
  • Woman's Wednesday Club of Fort Worth
  • Alvin Museum Society
  • Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library
  • Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Walker County Genealogical Society
  • Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas
  • McCulloch County Historical Commission
  • Galveston Historical Foundation
  • Dallas Municipal Archives
  • Dallas Firefighters Museum
  • Old Town Keller Foundation
  • Boyce Ditto Public Library
  • Haslet Public Library
  • Lena Armstrong Public Library
  • The Moody Medical Library, Texas Surgical Society
  • Sam Rayburn House Museum
  • Pioneer City County Museum
  • Murphy Historical Society INC.
  • Archives of the Big Bend
  • The First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Galveston.


At a Glance



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Partners

Friench Simpson Memorial Library
705
Fire Museum of Texas
497
Murphy Historical Society Inc.
362
Private Collection of T. B. Willis
353
Edison Museum
307
McMurry University Library
298
St. Philips College
279
UNT Libraries
278
Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
266
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
236
Texas State University
235
Texas Lutheran University
229
Lamar University
220
Private Collection of Margay Welch
210
Fannin County Historical Commission
205
Pharr Memorial Library
204
Pioneer City County Museum
190
George Everill Pierce Family Photographs
182
Moody Medical Library, UT
170
Dallas Firefighters Museum
164
Stephen F. Austin East Texas Research Center
159
Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas
145
Humble Museum
145
The University of Texas at Dallas
128
Haslet Public Library
112
Sam Rayburn House Museum
112
Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead
103
McCulloch County Historical Commission
100
San Jacinto College
91
Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library
85
Galveston Historical Foundation
73
Boyce Ditto Public Library
64
Kerr County Historical Commission
64
Texas Military Forces Museum
53
City of Grapevine
50
Carrollton Public Library
39
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
23
Tarrant County Archives
18
Travis County Historical Commission
16
Cleng Peerson Research Library at the Bosque Museum
12
Frisco Public Library
9
Lena Armstrong Public Library
9
Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
7
Dallas Municipal Archives
7
Alvin Museum Society
3
Dallas Genealogical Society
3
Fort Worth Aviation Museum
2
Westbank Community Library District
2
Botanical Research Institute of Texas Library
1
Brown County Museum of History
1
Walker County Genealogical Society
1

Counties

Lavaca County, TX
708
Bexar County, TX
460
McLennan County, TX
385
Hays County, TX
324
Dallas County, TX
312
Grayson County, TX
300
Harris County, TX
299
Fannin County, TX
267
Tarrant County, TX
260
Guadalupe County, TX
230
Hardin County, TX
221
Hidalgo County, TX
209
Travis County, TX
197
Taylor County, TX
163
Collin County, TX
159
Jefferson County, TX
155
Kerr County, TX
150
Panola County, TX
104
McCulloch County, TX
102
Galveston County, TX
84
Jackson County, TX
57
Palo Pinto County, TX
47
Bell County, TX
41
Burnet County, TX
36
Calhoun County, MI
33
Merrick County, NE
32
Nolan County, TX
31
Denton County, TX
30
Erath County, TX
28
Gillespie County, TX
24
Marin County, CA
23
Brewster County, TX
22
Cook County, IL
22
Milwaukee County, WI
19
Los Angeles County, CA
17
Bandera County, TX
16
Kendall County, TX
15
Navarro County, TX
14
Brazos County, TX
13
Edwards County, TX
12
Llano County, TX
11
Anderson County, TX
10
Bosque County, TX
10
Coryell County, TX
10
El Paso County, TX
10
Falls County, TX
10
Hampden County, MA
10
Hopkins County, TX
10
Jackson County, MO
10
Brown County, TX
9
Fairfield County, CT
9
Harrison County, TX
9
Kalamazoo County, MI
9
Clark County, OH
8
Kern County, CA
8
Kimble County, TX
8
Washington County, TX
8
Williamson County, TX
8
Austin County, TX
7
Cameron County, TX
7
El Paso County, CO
7
New Haven County, CT
7
Providence County, RI
7
Tom Green County, TX
7
Val Verde County, TX
7
Wichita County, TX
7
Allen County, IN
6
Bee County, TX
6
Brazoria County, TX
6
Bryan County, OK
6
Gila County, AZ
6
Hill County, TX
6
Jones County, TX
6
Medina County, TX
6
Nueces County, TX
6
Barton County, KS
5
Menard County, TX
5
Polk County, TX
5
Real County, TX
5
Webb County, TX
5
Beaufort County, SC
4
Benton County, AR
4
Callahan County, TX
4
Comal County, TX
4
Douglas County, NE
4
Duval County, TX
4
Eaton County, MI
4
Fayette County, TX
4
Franklin County, MA
4
Hood County, TX
4
Jack County, TX
4
Karnes County, TX
4
Kings County, NY
4
Lampasas County, TX
4
Lubbock County, TX
4
Orleans Parish, LA
4
Philadelphia County, PA
4
Porter County, IN
4
Refugio County, TX
4
San Diego County, CA
4
Starr County, TX
4
Allen County, OH
3
Bastrop County, TX
3
Blanco County, TX
3
Bristol County, MA
3
Caldwell County, TX
3
Calhoun County, TX
3
Cumberland County, ME
3
DeWitt County, TX
3
Donley County, TX
3
Elkhart County, IN
3
Garvin County, OK
3
Goliad County, TX
3
Greer County, OK
3
Grimes County, TX
3
Hamilton County, OH
3
Hartford County, CT
3
Haskell County, TX
3
Ingham County, MI
3
Johnson County, TX
3
Kaufman County, TX
3
Lake County, IN
3
Lamar County, TX
3
Marshall County, IA
3
Milam County, TX
3
Mitchell County, TX
3
Multnomah County, OR
3
Parker County, TX
3
Rapides Parish, LA
3
Richmond County, GA
3
Sonoma County, CA
3
Uvalde County, TX
3
Victoria County, TX
3
Wayne County, MI
3
Wharton County, TX
3
York County, PA
3
Atascosa County, TX
2
Atlantic County, NJ
2
Berrien County, MI
2
Boulder County, CO
2
Bowie County, TX
2
Caddo Parish, LA
2
Charleston County, SC
2
Chatham County, GA
2
Childress County, TX
2
Coleman County, TX
2
Comanche County, TX
2
Creek County, OK
2
Curry County, NM
2
Delaware County, PA
2
Essex County, NJ
2
Fayette County, PA
2
Floyd County, GA
2
Foard County, TX
2
Frio County, TX
2
Gonzales County, TX
2
Hardeman County, TX
2
Hennepin County, MN
2
Kennebec County, ME
2
King County, TX
2
Kitsap County, WA
2
Kleberg County, TX
2
La Salle County, TX
2
Lake County, IL
2
Lee County, TX
2
Luna County, NM
2
Madison County, TN
2
Marion County, IN
2
Mason County, TX
2
Mills County, TX
2
Muscogee County, GA
2
Potter County, TX
2
Presidio County, TX
2
Randall County, TX
2
Reeves County, TX
2
Riley County, KS
2
Robertson County, TX
2
Sacramento County, CA
2
Scurry County, TX
2
Sumner County, TN
2
Walker County, TX
2
Wilbarger County, TX
2
Albany County, NY
1
Allegan County, MI
1
Allegheny County, PA
1
Anne Arundel County, MD
1
Armstrong County, TX
1
Barnstable County, MA
1
Bedford County, TN
1
Belknap County, NH
1
Berkshire County, MA
1
Blount County, TN
1
Boone County, MO
1
Boyle County, KY
1
Buchanan County, MO
1
Butler County, PA
1
Camp County, TX
1
Chattahoochee County, GA
1
Clay County, TX
1
Clinton County, MI
1
Cole County, MO
1
Columbia County, WA
1
Concho County, TX
1
Cooke County, TX
1
Crawford County, KS
1
Crawford County, PA
1
Culberson County, TX
1
Custer County, NE
1
Cuyahoga County, OH
1
Dale County, AL
1
Davidson County, TN
1
Deaf Smith County, TX
1
Decatur County, GA
1
Denver County, CO
1
Dimmit County, TX
1
Dodge County, WI
1
Dutchess County, NY
1
Duval County, FL
1
East Baton Rouge Parish, LA
1
Eastland County, TX
1
Ellis County, TX
1
Fayette County, IA
1
Fisher County, TX
1
Franklin County, OH
1
Garfield County, OK
1
Gasconade County, MO
1
Geary County, KS
1
Hall County, TX
1
Hamilton County, TX
1
Henderson County, TX
1
Houston County, TX
1
Howard County, TX
1
Hunt County, TX
1
Iberia Parish, LA
1
Jasper County, MO
1
Jim Wells County, TX
1
Kane County, IL
1
Kenedy County, TX
1
Kinney County, TX
1
Knox County, IL
1
Knox County, TX
1
Lancaster County, NE
1
Larimer County, CO
1
Leavenworth County, KS
1
Lewis and Clark County, MT
1
Limestone County, TX
1
Live Oak County, TX
1
Love County, OK
1
Martin County, FL
1
Maverick County, TX
1
McKean County, PA
1
Middlesex County, CT
1
Midland County, TX
1
Mobile County, AL
1
Monterey County, CA
1
Montgomery County, IN
1
Morgan County, IN
1
Mower County, MN
1
Nacogdoches County, TX
1
New York County, NY
1
Newport County, RI
1
Noble County, IN
1
Okaloosa County, FL
1
Oklahoma County, OK
1
Okmulgee County, OK
1
Oldham County, TX
1
Olmsted County, MN
1
Orange County, IN
1
Orange County, TX
1
Osage County, MO
1
Pecos County, TX
1
Penobscot County, ME
1
Pulaski County, AR
1
Putnam County, IN
1
Queens County, NY
1
Randolph County, IL
1
Richland County, SC
1
Riverside County, CA
1
Rock Island County, IL
1
Runnels County, TX
1
San Jacinto County, TX
1
Santa Barbara County, CA
1
Santa Fe County, NM
1
Sauk County, WI
1
Schleicher County, TX
1
Shackelford County, TX
1
Shiawassee County, MI
1
Smith County, TX
1
Spokane County, WA
1
Suffolk County, MA
1
Summit County, OH
1
Taney County, MO
1
Terry County, TX
1
Tillman County, OK
1
Tulsa County, OK
1
Tyler County, TX
1
Union County, NM
1
Van Buren County, IA
1
Vanderburgh County, IN
1
Vernon Parish, LA
1
Warren County, IL
1
Warren County, PA
1
Washington County, RI
1
Washington County, WI
1
Waukesha County, WI
1
Wayne County, IN
1
Whatcom County, WA
1
White County, TN
1
Willacy County, TX
1
Worcester County, MA
1
Yellowstone County, MT
1
Zavala County, TX
1

Titles (expand list)

Semi-weekly Hallettsville Herald
513
The Tiger
279
The Howe Enterprise
278
The College Star
235
The Lone Star Lutheran
229
The Pine Needle
220
The Bonham Herald
206
The Pharr Press
204
The Humble Echo
143
The Hallettsville New Era
134
Mexican Family Archives
130
Action Images
115
East Texas Register
104
Janis Allman Collection
102
South Belt Leader
91
J. M. Back Collection
89
Texas Surgical Society Minutes
86
Nelle King Turney Collection
72
Marcie Nelson Griffith Collection
69
Fire Trucks 1909-1912
68
Fort Wolters 11th Anniversary Scrapbook
59
Francitas Bee
55
Horse-Drawn Fire Wagons 1909-1912
48
Fire Stations 1909-1912
40
Elm Fork Echoes
38
Bahl/Wheatly Collection
32
Halletsville Herald
24
Semi-weekly New Era
23
Larkin Toler Collection
22
Annals of Travis County and of the City of Austin
16
Postal Archives
15
The Bonham Daily Favorite
13
East Sweden Tidings
11
Julia Hammler Wendel Collection
11
Parades 1907-1912
9
Betty Nelson Zotkiewicz Collection
8
Sallie Noble Burrow Hajny Collection
8
Hallettsville Semi-weekly New Era-Herald
6
The Frisco Rustler
6
"The Fire Brigade"
5
Bartholomew Plan Documents
5
Frontpost
3
The Dallas Journal
3
Fire Truck 1909-1912
2
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Photograph Collection
2
Marry Jane Heffington Collection
2
Semi-weekly Halletsville Herald
2
Sherman Democrat
2
The Denison Herald
2
The Echo
2
The Grapevine Sun
2
The Lavaca County Tribune
2
Actions Images
1
Active Images
1
Elmer Josephine Collection
1
Elmer Wheatly Collection
1
Fannin County Democrat
1
Fire Station 1909-1912
1
The Dallas Morning News
1
The Dallas Times Herald
1
The Frisco Enterprise
1
The Frisco Journal
1
The Service News
1
The Southwestern Musician
1
The Statesman
1
The Tribune
1
War Mottoes with U. S. Flags No. 689
1
Yellow Jacket
1