The City of Abilene Ordinance Books contain the city’s ordinances over the entire history of Abilene, Texas and represent a unique wealth of local history and key city events. The Abilene City Council Minutes Books contain the minutes of council meetings dating back to 1886.
Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.
The Abilene Reporter has chronicled the events in and around Abilene since its first publication in 1881, three months after the city's founding. The more than 7,200 issues span the end of the 19th century into the 1920s.
This collection, donated to Abilene Christian University by Warren L. Hutchinson in 1980, consists of forty-four ancient coins from the Mediterranean and the Near East. The coins range in date from the 3rd century B. C. to the 6th century A. D.
This broad survey of historic newspapers was written for and published by African Americans. The materials provide a record of the culture, daily life, and history of African American communities across the United States.
The photographs in this collection depict Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show, an event first organized in 1929 by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley.
First purchased by prohibitionists and used to lobby against saloons, Amarillo Daily News recorded the lives and times of the city in the early 20th century. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Originally created by Tarleton State University professors in 1995, Anthology gives students a creative outlet. It features student-created short stories, poems, musical scores, art, photographs, and more.
The Atlanta Citizens Journal is a weekly newspaper first published in 1879 by John Fletcher in Linden. It moved from Linden to Atlanta, TX in 1883, and features local, state, and national news as well as advertising.
Personal and official records of Moses Austin and his son Stephen F. Austin, also known as "The Father of Texas." They cover significant events in Texas history, from colonization and the revolution to the early Republic of Texas.
Originally a Democratic newspaper, the Statesman covered local, national, and international news in the Texas capital. These issues are from the late 19th century and provide a glimpse into a bygone era of Texas history.