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"Between the Creeks"

Description: Compiled transcriptions of newspaper articles written by Gwen Pettit about the local history of Allen, Texas. The articles are organized by topic, including land & prairie, Indians, cattle trails, Republic of Texas, Lyndon Baines Johnson, churches, schools, Sam Bass, late 1800s, Civil War, early 1900s, holiday stories, founding families, early roads, early Lucas, early Fairview, H&TC Railroad, photos & sketches, poems, and other articles.
Date: July 2006
Creator: Fisher, Lindy
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

Biography of Private Alfonso Steele (Deceased) Last Survivor of the Battle of San Jacinto, Together with Mr. Steele's Account of the Campaign and Fight, and the Official Report of General Sam Houston, With Complete Roster of the Commands Composing the Little Army.

Description: This book is separated into three basic sections starting with an autobiographical sketch about Alfonso Steele, the last survivor of the Battle of San Jacinto. Next, an article by the editor of The Mexia Daily News that gives an overview of Steele's children and grandchildren. Finally, the report from General Houston includes "documents of Major General Sam Houston, Commander-in-Chief of the Texas army, sent to David G. Burnett, President of the Republic of Texas" which "give an authentic account of the battle of San Jacinto, a complete list of the heroes who fought in that engagement, and they clear up some points heretofore the object of controversy" (p. 13).
Date: [c. 1925]
Creator: Steele, Alfonso
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

Black Texans in the Texas Supreme Court, 1840-1907

Description: Spreadsheet compiled from various court report documentation that lists all Texas Supreme Court cases between 1840 and 1907 that involved free, enslaved, and formerly-enslaved black Texans. Information for each entry includes the case title and justice, year, type of case, names, county and judge, and the decision or opinion.
Date: February 10, 2014
Creator: Hudson, Linda Sybert
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Booming Mexia in the Roaring 20's

Description: Compilation of articles published during 1955 in The Waco-Times Herald, written by Nanine Simmons about the history of Mexia, Texas and focusing on the oil boom in the 1920s. The author includes a preface regarding the sources of her information and editorial notes for some of the articles to provide more context.
Date: March 1955
Creator: Simmons, Nanine
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Brick Mural on TWU campus, 1956, by Coreen Mary Spellman]

Description: Coreen Mary Spellman created a brick mural on the Texas Woman's University campus. This student project analyzes and documents the artwork with: photographs, a description, an account, a biography of the artist, and a bibliography. Students in the group: Hanel, Laura; Fleming, Joshua; Ferguson, Karen; Kelly, Alison; Loftus, Michele; Martinez, Kim; North, Amanda; Rader, Doyle; Raymer, Sarah; Wendel, Erin.
Date: 2007
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

The City of Houston from Wilderness to Wonder

Description: This book gives an overview of the history of the City of Houston, Texas, covering "The Beginning of Houston and Houston Up to the Civil War."
Date: 1936
Creator: Allen, O.F.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

Civil War Soldiers of Kendall County, Texas: A Biographical Dictionary

Description: Book containing an alphabetical list of persons from Kendall County, Texas who served in the military during the Civil War, with any known biographical information about each person. There is also relevant background information about the area in the preface, and a series of tables at the end of the book, containing additional reference material. A table of contents is on page v.
Date: 2013
Creator: Kiel, Frank Wilson 1930-
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

Comanche Texts

Description: This book contains Comanche folktales, along with the English translations. They are broken into several sections which are listed (along with brief summaries of the stories) in the table of contents: coyote stories; fairy tales and fables; manners and morals; adventure; and obtaining and preparing food. Both the English and Comanche texts have numbered footnotes to line up the translation, explained in the Editor's Note (p. iii); there is also an Explanatory Note describing the Comanche transcription (p. xiii). A vocabulary list including an explanation starts on page 132.
Date: 1958
Creator: Canonge, Elliott D.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comprehensive History of Texas 1685 to 1897, Volume 1

Description: First volume containing a comprehensive history of Texas; this volume has two parts, starting with a reprint of "History of Texas, 1685-1845" by Henderson Yoakum (original text with additional notes). The second part contains a series of essays on various aspects Texas history, broken into 19 chapters. Index starts on page 849.
Date: 1898
Creator: Wooten, Dudley G.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comprehensive History of Texas 1685 to 1897, Volume 2

Description: Second volume containing a comprehensive history of Texas; this volume has parts three through six, containing a series of essays on various aspects Texas history. Index starts on page 841.
Date: 1898
Creator: Wooten, Dudley G.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Confederate Soldiers' Monument]

Description: The Confederate Soldier Monument, granite with polished marble tablets, stands over 12 feet tall and is located on the grounds of the Denton County Courthouse. It was erected in 1918. This student project analyzes and documents the artwork with: photographs, a description, an account, a biography of the artist, and a bibliography. Students in the group: Caroline Baldwin, Marilyn Bradley, Yovanny Canales, Mary Canales, David Collins, Virginia Dunton, Andrew Grimes, Jessica Houseberg, Shea Imboden, Fernando Johnson, Amanda Lawrence, Krysta McFarland, Tyler York.
Date: 2007
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

Constitution of the State of West Texas.

Description: This text contains the Constitution of West Texas including details about the creation of government, Bill of Rights, and public services.
Date: [1868]
Creator: West Texas.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries