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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.Added: August 2009.
These scanned gelatin silver prints, made by American Lumberman photographers during visits to Diboll in 1903 and 1907, cover the activities of the Southern Pine Lumber Company's work.Added: March 2012.
The Aransas Pass Progress has served as the leading hometown news source for the "The Harbor City" and the surrounding area for 100 years. Addition of the Aransas Pass Progress to The Portal to Texas History was made possible through the support of a Tocker Foundation award to the Ed & Hazel Richmond Public Library.Added: May 2017.
These materials depict the city of Austin from the 1830s to the 1970s. They include a wide range of subjects, from the Texas State Capitol and Barton Springs to aerial views, cityscapes, and more.Added: May 2012.
These photographs depict the evolution of the famous Battleship Texas, including its technology and appearance over time, how she contributed to war efforts, and the lives of the men who served on the ship.Added: January 2015.
Since 1906 The Boerne Star has been the source for local news in Boerne and Kendall County, Texas. The Star is published every Tuesday and Friday, continuing the 111-year mission of documenting the history of the Boerne, Comfort, Fair Oaks Ranch and Kendall County areas for current and future generations.Added: May 2017.
Out-of-print books related to Texas and Oklahoma history, made available as ebooks thanks to a Humanities Open Book Program grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence.Added: April 2017.
Four generations of photographers, all named Byrd Williams, documented more than 100 years of North Texas history. These materials, selected from a larger collection of family items. are available in UNT Libraries' Special Collections.Added: June 2014.
The Canadian Advertiser ran from1938 until 1939, published by Othello Ontje Miller. Miller and his wife Elna were the sole owners of the newspaper; he served as publisher and editor and she was in charge of the reporting and advertising.Added: September 2009.
Photos documenting Mexican-American tent shows, known as "carpas", that traveled Mexico and the Southwestern United States.Added: February 2012.
Materials depicting the activities and career of Congressman Charles "Charlie" Wilson (District 2, 1972 to 1996), from meetings with East Texas constituents to visits to the Middle East and photos with Presidents Reagan, Clinton, George W. Bush and other dignitaries.Added: December 2013.
Photographs depicting people, families, and businesses in Rusk, Jacksonville, and surrounding towns in Cherokee County.Added: May 2014.
Archival collections reflect experiences of women, professional men, military men, Texas cattlemen, businessmen, farmers, and government officials. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.Added: August 2011.
These issues of the Collin Chronicles run from 1981 and provide transcripts of historical materials, local cemetery information, and general research resources.Added: March 2011.
Digitized via a Rescuing Texas History grant, these issues depict The Colony's history. The municipality began in 1969 with planned development of a new city modeled after Dallas and consisted primarily of single family homes.Added: March 2014.
Dallas Museum of Art Exhibition Records Collection contains published catalogs for exhibitions held by the museum between 1903 and 1983. This project is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.Added: February 2012.
Photos of historic parks, facilities, and activities from the early 1900s to 1970s from the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department.Added: February 2012.
Dallas Police Department case files, photographs, newspaper clippings, letters, and other documents from the 1920s to the 1950s, including the activities of the infamous Clyde Barrow Gang.Added: May 2014.
The Dallas Voice was the first newspaper to serve the LGBT community of Dallas, Texas. The paper has provided thoroughly reported news, insightful commentary, and critique of television, theater, and film for over 30 years. Digitization was funded by a TexTreasures grant.Added: August 2012.
Photographic materials of the Dallas Water Utilities Records, 1882-1990. Founded in 1881, the Dallas Water Utilities is a non-profit water and wastewater service for the City of Dallas, Texas.Added: May 2012.
The Trail was the yearbook for Daniel Baker College from the early 1910s to the 1950s. The yearbooks feature school songs, yells, student writings and artwork, and photos of faculty, students, student groups, and athletic events. Some early photographs of Brownwood buildings and homes are also notable.Added: May 2009.
Named for journalist and activist Dennis Vercher, this collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, financial documentation, press releases, and other materials related to LGBT activism, HIV/AIDS, and anti-discrimiation legislation.Added: April 2016.
These materials document the Chamber’s activities from 1938-1998 with an emphasis on an advertising campaign developed in 1967 to attract new businesses to the city. Included is the 1967 film, Dynamic Denton, which features various locations in the city of Denton and comments from North Texas State University Alumni.Added: October 2016.
Documenting the history of Denton County and its county seat from 1892-1911, the Denton County Newspaper Collection offers a detailed view into the growth and expansion of the county as an agricultural and educational hub.Added: October 2014.
The Denton Independent School District provides historical documents, pamphlets, programs, yearbooks and other pertinent documents chronicling the history of the school district.Added: January 2013.
The Dublin Progress, a weekly newspaper for Dublin in southwestern Erath County, was established the same year the town was incorporated by James S. Daley in 1889. In 1916 it was consolidated with the Dublin Telephone to become The Dublin Progress and Telephone. Daley continued as the editor and publisher after the papers were merged.Added: November 2014.
Started as a short column in the Breckenridge Weekly Democrat around 1930, The Dynamo soon offered a full page edition within the Weekly Democrat. The Breckenridge junior and senior high school journalism students published the paper, covering PTA news, club news, listing the honor roll, reporting on sports events, and more.Added: September 2010.
The Early Texas Newspaper Collection project provides access to more than 12,000 pages of Texas newspapers that date as early at 1829, including the Telegraph and Texas Register, which was in publication during the Texas Revolution. This project was funded by a TexTreasures grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.Added: September 2009.
Including the Herald, the Cisco Round-up, the Carbon News, and the Cisco Apert, this collection of newspapers from Eastland County Texas from the late 19th and early 20th centuries features news and information for the residents of Cisco and Carbon, Texas.Added: November 2014.
Photographs of educators, students, school buildings and activities show the growth of educational endeavors from one-room schools to colleges. Includes documents and printed items that represent important milestones in area education and provide details of the classroom, athletic and social activities associated with schools from around the region.Added: May 2014.
El Democrata Fronterizo was a daily newspaper published by Justo Cardenas in Laredo in Webb County between 1896 and 1920. The newspaper features local, state, and national news as well as advertising and news from Mexico. Funding was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the "Chronicling America" project.Added: May 2014.
The first issue of the El Paso Herald was published in April of 1881. The paper circulated in El Paso and surrounding communities, including Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and actively reported on civic progress and international affairs. Digitization was made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the "Chronicling America" project.Added: September 2010.
The El Paso Morning Times collection chronicles the history of late 19th and early 20th century El Paso. First published in 1881 as the El Paso Times, this title internationally details in both Spanish and English language editions the progress of the Mexican RevolutionAdded: January 2012.
El Regidor was a weekly newspaper and one of the few Spanish language newspapers published in San Antonio during the late 19th century. It was published by Pablo Cruz beginning in 1888 and featured local, national, and international news and advertising while also advancing and defending the interests of the barrio community.Added: November 2011.
In publication since 1891, The Ennis Daily News serves the community of Ennis and surrounding Ellis County. Ennis was first founded in 1871 with the arrival of the Houston and Texas Central Railway, and the community was named after early railroad official Col. Cornelius Ennis. Funding was provided by the Ladd & Katherine Hancher Foundation.Added: August 2016.
The Evelyn Fiedler Streng Slide Collection includes images of mid- to late 20th century Texas and the Southwestern United States. 709 items from the 35 mm slide collection are being digitized and made accessible via the Portal to Texas History, under a 2017 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.Added: March 2017.
The Ferris Wheel documents the history of Ferris, Texas, with the items in this collection ranging from 1896-1897. The weekly newspaper contains, local, national and world news, stories, illustrations, poetry, jokes, and advertisements. Funding for this project was provided by the Northeast Texas Library System.Added: August 2009.
The Finders Keepers quarterlies are a compilation of genealogical and historical information pertaining to residents and locales of Johnson County as recorded in first-hand accounts and historical documents. Many genealogical records for county residents and descendants are also included, as are photographs of people, places and events of the county's past.Added: December 2013.
This significant collection includes uniform patches from city and volunteer fire departments from all over the state of Texas, representing the history of fire service in the state. It's the largest and most complete of its type, growing as fire departments continue donating their patches.Added: December 2013.
This fully-searchable collection includes more than 374 historical newspapers published in Hereford, Texas from 1901-1908. It was made possible by donations to the Deaf Smith County Friends of the Library in memory of Mrs. Formby, who was dedicated to the preservation of Texas history.Added: July 2011.
This rich variety of historical materials includes photographs of artifacts from the Fort Bend museum and local history photographs. Among the interesting materials are photographs of U.S. Congressman John M. Moore, prohibitionist Carrie A. Nation, and Jane Long, the "Mother of Texas."Added: May 2009.
Serving the town of Fort Griffin during the late 19th century, the Fort Griffin Echo documented the events of a town with a reputation for being a lawless frontier outpost. It was published weekly and provided local, state, and national news as well as advertising.Added: May 2014.
Established as Camp Hood in 1942, Fort Hood has grown into the largest active duty armored post in the United States. This newspaper collection documents news and advertisements since 1953, giving an interesting perspective on life in a military settlement over the years, including information from the Department of the Army on issues relevant to the soldiersAdded: November 2012.
On June 30, 1882, the Fort Worth Daily Gazette published its first issue. This collection includes over 1200 issues dated from 1883 to 1890, and the paper reigned as the only North Texas daily west of the Trinity River. Digitization was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the "Chronicling America" project.Added: May 2010.
Fraternity was a monthly publication of the United Benevolent Society of Fort Worth that included news, editorials, and poetry. The Society was a nonprofit organization organized through a lodge system that was dedicated to cooperation for mutual benefit and carrying out social, intellectual, charitable, and patriotic activities.Added: May 2014.
This was the first newspaper to serve Frisco, beginning in 1902 after the St. Louis - San Francisco Railway built a line through the area and published weekly until the late 1950s. Funding provided through a grant awarded to the Collin County Genealogical Society from the Collin County Historical Commission.Added: October 2014.
From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History draws on materials that include historic photographs, books, maps, city directories, and records from numerous Denton women's clubs. Funding for this project was provided by the Forrest C. Lattner Foundation.Added: May 2009.
As one of only two sovereign nations to become a part of the United States of America, the Republic of Texas occupies a unique place in American history. This collection showcases maps, books, letters and pamphlets relating to this volatile era in Texas history. Funding for this project was provided by a TexTreasures grant.Added: May 2009.
William Fuller (1895-1978) played a pivotal role in the development of the aviation and airport industry in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. These photographs document his involvement and illustrious career as well as the growth of aviation and non-aviation related topics in North Texas.Added: November 2014.
The decades following the Civil War found Gainesville experiencing its first extended period of growth. As the cattle industry grew, it became a supply point for cowboys driving their herds north to Kansas. This weekly newspaper began printing in 1869, publishing daily in 1879, and provided the community with state, local, and national news as well as advertising.Added: October 2014.
The Galleon is a literary magazine showcasing the work of McMurry University community members, including editorials, plays, poetry, artwork and book reviews. Founded in 1923, there are over 100 issues within the collection dating from its beginnings through the 21st century.Added: March 2012.
The Galveston Weekly News began publication in 1843 by George French. Soon after it its inception, it was purchased by Willard Richardson, who later passed it onto D. Richardson. The newspaper contains international, national and local news as well as advertising, and is among the first twenty newspapers ever published in Texas.Added: September 2010.
H. P. N. Gammel's The Laws of Texas charts Texas law from colonization to statehood and reveals Texas's history during crucial times in its development. The complete set of 33 volumes is available, with funding for the first 10 volumes provided by the TexTreasures program.Added: May 2009.
The General and Special Laws of Texas, often referred to as the "session laws", constitute a complete set of all bills passed into law during each session of the Texas Legislature. They are each assigned a chapter number by the Secretary of State and are arranged in chapter number order and published as a bound set following each legislative session.Added: May 2014.
George Ranch Historical Park is a 23,000 acre working ranch and living history museum depicted in these materials. The land was originally settled in 1824 as part of the Austin Colony by Nancy and Henry Jones. Materials focus on the Jones and George families and the traditional Texas pursuits of cattle, cotton and oil.Added: March 2009.
Since 1867, this paper has featured news, entertainment, and advertising from the early days of Georgetown and Williamson County. Digital access was generously supported by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under a TexTreasures grant.Added: August 2012.
This collection depicts the lives and impact of German immigrants on Texas culture, including maps, photographs, manuscripts, along with books such as German Pioneers in Texas: A Brief History of Their Hardships, Struggles and Achievements.Added: September 2009.
This collection houses over 900 maps from the 19th and 20th centuries. The maps show original surveys, usually made by virtue of a land grant within a particular county in Texas. Formats represented include manuscripts, lithographs, some early photographs, and blueprints/bluelines.Added: May 2010.
The Grassburr is the Tarleton State University yearbook, featuring photos and information about the school, the student body, professors, and organizations. It serves as a record keeper of Tarleton history and remembers organizations like the Janitor's Club, the Silver Keys, and the Lords and Commoners, which provided the basis for today's fraternities and sororities.Added: February 2014.
The Greenville Morning Herald documented the complex history of Greenville, with topics ranging from agricultural and international news as well as the racial tension that plagued the town during much of the 20th century. Digitization was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of their "Chronicling America" project.Added: September 2010.
The Hallettsville Area Newspaper Collection represents the Lavaca County seat and South Texas, beginning in 1924. These newspapers are printed in both English and Czech, representing the area's deep connections to Czech immigration. Funding was provided by a Rescuing Texas History grant.Added: May 2016.
The Hallettsville Rebel is one of thirteen newspapers that circulated in the Halletsville area by 1913. Once the state paper of the Socialist Party, it ran from 1911 until 1917 when it was forced to cease publication. The Hallettsville Rebel featured political news and articles as well as advertising.Added: May 2014.
These catalogs describe the governance, history, course offerings, and campus life of Hardin-Simmons University. Hardin Simmons University was founded in 1891 as Abilene Baptist College and since 1941 has been associated with the General Baptist General Convention of Texas.Added: May 2009.
This collection includes The Bronco, which depicts photos and information about the Hardin-Simmons University, its student body, professors, and organizations. This rich source documents the history and development of Hardin-Simmons University, a community dedicated to providing excellence in education enlightened by Christian faith.Added: March 2009.
Hellcat News was a publication dedicated to the activities of the 12th Armored Division and its previous servicemen. The division was activated in September of 1942 at Camp Campbell, Kentucky. It conducted operations in France and Germany and was recognized for, among other things, being a liberating element of the Kaufering concentration camps.Added: May 2014.
The Hemphill County News began publication in 1939, and was published until 1968 by editor Othello Ontje Miller and his wife Elna, who were the sole owners of the newspaper. He was the publisher and editor and she was in charge of the reporting and advertising.Added: September 2009.
Henderson is a city in Rusk County, founded in 1843, nearly three years before Texas became a state. From 1881 to 1906, its weekly paper The Henderson Times was owned and edited by Robert T. Milner, a president of Texas A&M University and a notable Texas legislator. Funding was provided by a TexTreasures grant.Added: August 2012.
This collection contains personal correspondence, military special orders, combat reports, military publications, a military ID card, photographs, and other materials created by Henry R. Clay, Jr., documenting his time in the military as a pilot during WWI while receiving his training in England and during his deployment in France.Added: May 2016.
Home of the Big Cypress Bayou and a Carnegie library, Jefferson contains a variety of historic establishments and tourist attractions. The Home Advocate was "A Weekly Journal Devoted to Christianity, Education, Home Enterprise, and General Intelligence," and was owned by George A. Kelly and edited/published by F. J. Patillo. Funded by a TexTreasures grant.Added: August 2012.
The Hondo Anvil-Herald was a weekly newspaper with roots starting as early as 1886. The Anvil-Herald is the culmination of an early 20th century merger between two newspapers, the Castroville Anvil and the Hondo Herald, serving the population of Medina County. Digitization was made possible through a Tocker Foundation grant.Added: December 2014.
Established in Fannin County in 1891, the Honey Grove Signal was published until 1929, when the newspaper changed ownership and became the Honey Grove Signal-Citizen. This collection of newspapers was gathered the citizenry of Honey Grove as well as local institutions. Funding was provided by the Hall-Voyer Foundation.Added: October 2013.
The Hopkins County Area Newspaper Collection serves as the digital repository for The Cumby Rustler, The Daily News Telegram, Hopkins County Echo, and The Sulphur Springs Gazette. The Hopkins County Genealogical Society holds the physical editions for the majority of the existing early Hopkins County newspapers.Added: February 2017.
The Horse Country USA Archive includes photographs from the Cutting Horse Photography Collection, the Don Shugart Photography Collection, and the Ray and Joyce Bankston Dalco Photography Collection. The Archive consists of a wide variety of photographs of horses, their riders, and cutting horse competiions.Added: May 2014.
Officially formed in 1886, the Daily Post established itself as the premier paper in Houston and one of the leading daily publications in Texas. The paper was led by its editor and future U.S. Senator Rienzi M. Johnston. Digitization was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the "Chronicling America" project.Added: September 2010.
The Houston Post collection represents the issues of the significant Houston title that was the succeeding title of The Houston Daily Post. This collection adds new issues, after 1903, to the Houston Daily Post run in the Texas Digital Newspaper Program, and continues up to 1923.Added: May 2015.
The Howard Payne catalog is an annual publication describing the campus location, statement of purpose and beliefs, faculty and staff, types of courses and degrees offered, boarding facilities, and campus organizations as well as early Brownwood homes and businesses.Added: June 2009.
The Lasso, and the The Swarm are the yearbooks for Howard Payne University in Brownwood. They include photos of students, professors, campus buildings, campus organizations, and sporting events. The Lasso was published annually from 1912 until the publication changed its name to The Swarm in 2002.Added: May 2009.
These newspapers begin in 1910, documenting the development of the North Texas town of Howe and surrounding Grayson County. The city was originally named Summit until 1876 because its elevation, at 810 feet above sea level, was thought to be the highest point between the Gulf of Mexico and the Red River. Funding provided by a Rescuing Texas History grantAdded: May 2016.
Since 1974, this grant has enabled communities develop local programs to promote heritage, culture, and education. This collection includes historical photographs, letters, and documents relevant to Texas history. More than 2,500 grants have been issued supporting a wide range of programs, including oral history projects, lectures, museum exhibits, and more.Added: May 2014.
The Humble Echo started in 1942, providing a window into Humble life through local news, ads for local companies, and personal memos from local townspeople to their loved ones fighting in the war. Later issues show the construction of Houston Intercontinental Airport when it was being built in the area. Funded by a Rescuing Texas History grant.Added: May 2016.
The Huntsville Item was founded in 1850, succeeding the Texas Banner. It began as a weekly paper, published every Saturday morning. The Item is one of the oldest continuously published newspapers in Texas and is still in print today. The Item's presses also print college newspapers: the Battalion of Texas A&M and the Houstonian of Sam Houston State University.Added: July 2014.
These papers include personal and business correspondence, financial and legal records, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and translations and transcriptions in German, French, and English. They show the activities of Ferdinand Louis Huth, a merchant, public official and entrepreneur who immigrated to Texas and helped establish Castroville.Added: April 2012.
The Ladd and Katherine Hancher Library Foundation Grants Collection includes any newspaper collection whose digitization has been funded by the Hancher Library Foundation, which supports public libraries in Texas that serve populations of 50,000 and under.Added: April 2014.
The Jack County Newspaper Collection includes the Jacksboro Gazette and the Frontier Echo. First settled in the 1850s, Jacksboro was the most westward settlement still standing after the Civil War. Jack County is the home of Fort Richardson State Historical Park, where an annual Civil War Reenactment takes place for community and area historians.Added: March 2015.
The Jasper Newsboy was founded by E. I. Kellie and has been continuously printed since 1865, serving one of the original 23 Texas counties when Republic of Texas was created in 1836. Republic of Texas Land Commissioner George W. Smyth surveyed the first league of land in the county, deeming it the "John Bevil League." Funding provided by a TexTreasures grant.Added: August 2012.
The Jean-Baptiste Lully Collection includes almost 30 rare 17th and 18th century scores of operas and ballets by the 17th century French composer Jean-Baptiste Lully and his sons. Many of the volumes are first editions and several are second editions. The collection also contains manuscript copies of operas and one ballet that were probably offered for sale at performances.Added: December 2009.
First published in 1900 by the team of Ward Taylor, Jr. and his daughter Marion, the Jimplecute was one of Marion County's most influential publications and survives today as Texas's fifth oldest newspaper. Digitization sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the "Chronicling America" project.Added: September 2010.
Many of these materials are believed to be from the private collection of Jesse P. Sewell, the fifth president of Childers Classical Institute (later Abilene Christian College, and now Abilene Christian University). The photos show the history of Abilene, the growth of the university, and the Churches of Christ that grew in the area.Added: March 2015.
Historic topographic maps of locations in Texas and surrounding states. The detailed maps include precise locations of roads, waterways, structures and more. Jesse Wallace Williams was a historian, teacher, and graduate of Hardin-Simmons University. He authored three books and many articles about Texas history and the state's historic roads and trails.Added: September 2014.
The Jewish Herald was a weekly publication devoted to matters of interest to the Hebrew citizens of Houston, first published in 1908 by Edgar Goldberg. Digitization was supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the "Chronicling America" project.Added: January 2010.
The Jewish Herald-Voice is the longest running Jewish newspaper in the Southwest. The weekly paper started over 106 years ago and has served the Jewish community of Houston ever since, providing local and national news as well as advertising to enrich the lives of the Texas Gulf Coast Jewish residents.Added: December 2014.
Started in 1914 by Fort Worth Rabbi George G. Fox, the Fort Worth Jewish Monitor was a regional weekly paper designed to connect local rabbis and congregations. Digitization was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the "Chronicling America" project.Added: April 2013.
The Texas Architecture photograph collection consists of photographs of historic Texas county courthouses and their surrounding buildings, as well as historic bridges, churches, and landmarks. The photographs are all in color and were taken from 1990 to the present.Added: April 2011.
Pulitzer Prize nominee Jim Cochran was the chief photographer for the Wichita Falls Times (today known as the Times Record News). He was a Wichita Falls native, a Midwestern State University graduate and served in the Army as Second lieutenant. He left his 6,000-item collection of photos and negatives to his alma mater.Added: December 2016.
The more than 400 photos in this collection document the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and its aftermath. It includes images of the sniper's nest where Oswald allegedly fired on Kennedy's motorcade; Oswald's house at 214 Neely; Dealey Plaza; the Texas Theater; the basement of Dallas City Hall where Jack Ruby shot and killed Oswald; and more.Added: October 2009.
More than 11,000 pages of investigative materials from the Dallas Police Department's extensive investigation make up this collection. It also includes approximately 700 black and white images taken by Dallas Times Herald photographers that documented the events surrounding the assassination and four handwritten journals from jurors who sat on the Jack Ruby trial.Added: November 2013.
This collection includes correspondences and personal items of John J. Herrera, a notable lawyer and civil rights advocate for Mexican Americans. Herrera is best known for playing a pivotal role in key cases that desegregated schools and fought the exclusion of Spanish-speaking citizens on juries.Added: May 2014.
The Sharpe family photographs and documents contain historical images of family members, biographies and texts of news articles, and more. John M. Sharpe, Sr. became the executive head of the Sun Publishing Company and editor of the Williamson County Sun in 1918. He also served as mayor and postmaster of Georgetown, three times per office.Added: June 2014.
These more than 200 photographs are from the Barbara C. Jordan Archives. Barbara Jordan ran for the Texas House twice, in 1962 and 1964. She ran for the Texas Senate in 1966, winning a seat and becoming the first African American since Reconstruction to serve in the Texas State Senate.Added: March 2014.
José L. Castillo, a correspondent for the international EFE News Service, donated his archive of photographs taken between 2004 and 2006. The images depict protests and political events in the Latino community, including protests of 2006 immigration bill HR 4437; Hispanic community and political leaders; and festivals, soccer leagues and other North Texas gatherings.Added: June 2009.
The Effective Schools Project (ESP) at Tarleton State University is dedicated to the goals of improving school effectiveness, raising the achievement level of public school students, and improving the professional development of preservice and inservice educators. Since 1988 it has sought to unite the efforts of educators and university faculty in continuous improvement.Added: May 2014.
The student newspaper The J-TAC, now called JTAC News, began regular publication in the fall of 1919. Originally called the Tarletonite, The J-TAC is Tarleton State University's official newspaper. The name comes from the acronym for "John Tarleton Agricultural College," the original name of the university.Added: February 2011.
The Judge Joseph A. Carroll Collection consists of 80 letters of approximately 129 pages written to and from Judge Carroll during the 19th century. Joseph A. Carroll played a major role in the early development of North Texas as was a founding father of Denton.Added: January 2014.
This collection includes papers of Kirvin Kade Legett and his eldest son, Kade Bryan Legett. Legett came to Taylor County for the first time in 1879. He helped found Simmons College, now Hardin-Simmons University, serving on the Board of Trustees for a number of years. His son farmed, raised cattle, and speculated in land, later speculating in oil and natural gas.Added: October 2016.
Kerens, located in eastern Navarro County, was named for Judge R. C. Kerens of St. Louis and founded in 1881 when the St. Louis Southwestern Railway of Texas built through the county. The Kerens Tribune is a weekly newspaper that began publishing in 1892 and continues to serve the community today.Added: July 2014.
KXAS was the first television station in Texas and the Southwest when it signed on as WBAP-TV on September 27, 1948. It is an NBC-owned station in Fort Worth which serves the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. This collection contains photographs, video, and scripts from news stories produced by the station during its early years.Added: July 2014.
These issues of Lamar University student newspapers ran from the 1930s to the 1970s. The student newspaper was first created when South Park Junior College changed to Lamar College in 1932. It was published every other week until the mid 1950s when it became a weekly. When the college gained university status in 1971, the paper was renamed The University Press.Added: October 2014.
This collection reflects the diverse interests and tireless curiosity of the Renaissance man of Southeast Texas. Fisher's images reflect his work as a photographer, filmmaker, environmental activist, musician, pilot, and traveler. His photos are historically important, as they illustrate the richness and diversity of life in Texas, particularly in the Big Thicket of East Texas.Added: March 2015.
Las Sabinas is a quarterly publication discussing the history of the Orange County area and genealogy of residents through essays, oral histories, newspaper articles, letters; records of births, marriages, and deaths; photographs; cemetery records; court proceedings and public records; family Bible entries; and other historical documents.Added: June 2013.
Oral history collections from Lee College in Baytown Texas. This collection includes oral histories from three separate physical collections including the Baytown World War II Collection, the Baytown Veteran's Oral History Collection, and the Oral Histories of the Citizens of BaytownAdded: May 2017.
This biannual publication is devoted to the rich history of Dallas and North Central Texas as a way to examine the many historical social, ethnic, cultural, and political legacies that have shaped the modern city and surrounding area. It's a joint publication of Dallas Heritage Village, the Dallas Historical Society, the Old Red Museum, and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.Added: May 2009.
LeMoine Lewis was a professor of Bible and church history at Abilene Christian University from 1949-1986. His lectures are preserved in this collection, focusing on the history of Christianity and Lewis' own interpretations.Added: December 2015.
This selection of newspapers was published in Lipscomb County and includes the Lipscomb Lime Light and Follett Times. The newspapers were published weekly beginning in 1917 and featured local, state, and national news along with advertising.Added: May 2014.
The Llano News was established in 1889 and has absorbed six newspapers in the last century. Over the past decades, The Llano News has been a vital part of the fabric of Llano County, reporting and publishing community news as well as state and national news.Added: August 2016.
The Loblolly was created by the students at Gary High School for the purpose of preserving and providing information on their community's past so that they may better understand the present world. The stories and information in the Loblolly tell of traditions and life skills which started in early Texas pioneer days.Added: September 2015.
These materials from several diverse institutions come together in one virtual collection that highlights Lorenzo de Zavala's accomplishments and impact. This project is supported in part by Humanities Texas, the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.Added: February 2009.
These images depict the daily life and flight training at Love Field in 1918, both when it was an army camp in World War I and as a municipally-owned airport in the latter half of the century. Also documented are the "Flyin' Frolic" of November 12-13, 1918, and a re-enactment of the Charles Lindbergh Flight Reenactment that took place in 1977.Added: January 2010.
The Lubbock Avalanche documented the early growth of Lubbock, Texas, which was known as the Hub City of West Texas due to its prominence in the region. These weekly newspapers include local, state, and national news as well as advertising.Added: March 2013.
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.Added: May 2012.
The Cedar Hill Citizen was digitized in tribute to its former publisher, James Mobley. Mobley published the newspaper from 1971-197, and along with his wife, Pat, was a strong supporter of public access to educational research materials for the greater good of the community. This collection commemorates their contribution to historic preservation.Added: January 2015.
This map collection contains more than 5,000 maps. While containing maps of all parts of the world, it emphasizes the Gulf Coast region and the Greater Southwest. It includes maps dating from 1493 to the present and features noted cartographers. Funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities "We the People" grant.Added: October 2009.
These photographs document the local history of Marfa and the surrounding area. They include images of many families, including the Crosson, Contrera, Cordova, Chavarria, Campos, Cline, Love, Vasquez, Porter, Jordan, and Rivera families. Also featured are photos of the ghost town of Shafter, and pictures of the set for the movie "Giant."Added: March 2011.
This large collection of Mary Anson Jones' personal letters dates between 1866 to 1882, discussing local affairs, family and friends. After Mrs. Anson's death, there were issues relating to land claims and taxes on land owned by the family. The bulk of the letters are to Mary Jones's son, Cromwell Anson Jones.Added: May 2009.
One of the most historic in Texas, this cattle ranch is still owned and operated by descendants of Judge J.A. and Sallie Reynolds Matthews (the author of the chronicle Interwoven), pioneer ranchers and trail drivers who arrived in East Texas in the 1850s and the Clear Fork of the Brazos River in 1866. The photos show ranching history, ranching practices and changes in the land.Added: December 2009.
Representing sixteen titles, the McKinney Democrat-Gazette Collection spans half a century. Published from 1884 to 1906, The Democrat comprises the bulk of the McKinney titles, of which nearly the entire run is available. Partially funded by grants from the Collin County Historical Commission.Added: November 2011.
McMurry University first opened its doors in September 1923 in Abilene. Their mission is to provide a Christian liberal arts and professional education that prepares students for a fulfilling life of leadership and service. These photos depict the people, organizations, activities, and campus buildings, spanning the college's history from its opening day to the presentAdded: January 2015.
The McMurry Oral History Collection consists of video interviews of alumni and professors of McMurry University about their experiences during the time they were associated with the university. These oral history videos are a part of a larger collection of oral histories, many of them in audio format, which began to be collected at McMurry in the early 1980s.Added: June 2015.
The Totem is the annually published yearbook for McMurry College. It presents a record of student and campus life during the previous academic year and includes photographs, formal and candid, of students, faculty, administrators, staff, student organizations, social clubs, athletic teams, Homecoming, and other special events.Added: May 2009.
Southwestern University’s student newspaper was first published in 1907 during the week of commencement. The Commencement Daily merged into a weekly publication the next year. The Megaphone reflects campus life as well as Georgetown and Williamson County events and activities, especially during the early years when "town and gown" were indistinguishable.Added: April 2014.
These newspapers have served the residents of Mercedes in Hidalgo County. The first newspaper, The Enterprise, was published by Isadore Moritz from 1908 to 1914. A series of English and Spanish language papers have since been published, including The Mercedes News and The Mercedes Enterprise.Added: March 2015.
Through a grant from the Tocker Foundation, these original issues of The Meridian Tribune, starting in 1886, have been preserved. Meridian is the county seat of Bosque County. It was founded in 1854 and named for the ninety-eighth meridian which was incorrectly believed to pass nearby.Added: November 2013.
The town of Mexia, formed in 1870, was named for the Mexia family who received a land grant that included the site of the town in 1833. Settlement began when the Houston and Texas Central Railway was completed in 1871. Digitization was funded by a grant from the Tocker Foundation.Added: February 2013.
These images depict families, individuals, business and work experiences, festivals and community events, daily life and individual achievements. Among these are the 1928 Rice Institute graduation photo of Primitivo L. Nino; 1940s photos of the Rusk Settlement House for Mexican-American Immigrants; photos of workers and working conditions; students; educational; and church events.Added: February 2014.
These primary source items relate to the Mexican Revolution. The collection includes 15 books and 10 postcards dating from 1910 to 1919.Added: March 2012.
The slide photography of Mildred Schaeffer Zichner (1910-2008) is a record of travels with her husband, Walter Zichner (1907-1991), family, and friends across the globe. The Zichners were based in Fort Worth, but traveled to Canada, South Africa, South America, Egypt, Iran, Russia, China, Turkey, Greece, Italy, England, Ireland, and many destinations within the United States.Added: November 2016.
Spanning multiple titles and representing Wood County, these materials depict the rich center of publishing that was Mineola at the turn of the century. Digitization of this collection was generously supported by the Tocker Foundation.Added: October 2012.
The Miniature Book Collection presents a small selection of tiny treasures from the holdings of the University of North Texas Libraries' Rare Book Room. These miniature books, 4" (10 cm) tall or smaller, include both contemporary and historical works. In some cases, only the covers have been digitized.Added: December 2009.
Montague County newspaper history starts in 1871 and spans multiple titles, including the Montague County News, The Bowie News, The Bowie Booster, The Nocona News, and The Bowie Blade. Digitization was funded by a Tocker Foundation grant.Added: March 2016.
Situated in Northeast Texas, Mount Pleasant represents a crossroads between Caddo Indian land and the settlement of pioneers in the 1830s. Several newspapers have covered news in the area since the 19th century, with digitization of these papers funded by a grant from the Ladd and Katherine Hancher Foundation.Added: August 2016.
These photographs and postcards depict Jefferson, Harris, and Orange counties from the 1890s to the present day. Musical performance photos include Glenn Wells, Jesse James and His Boys, Johnny Winter, Tex Ritter, the Boogie Kings, and many more. Other images display various people and places such as Spindletop, Texaco refineries, parades, and beaches.Added: April 2012.
The Monitor newspaper continues the legacy of local journalism begun with the area’s first newspaper the Lawndale Ledger in the 1880s and brought forward by the Mabank Banner, which chronicled events for 70 years, until it burned down. It was the first area newspaper to add full color to its front page and the first East Texas paper to put up a website.Added: May 2016.
Depicting the lives and history of the residents of Morris County as well as bordering Titus and Cass counties, The Naples Monitor began publication in 1886, and still continues publishing weekly, representing Naples' oldest running business. Naples was founded in 1879, replacing the nearby settlement of "Old Wheatsville," which had been established by early settlers in 1850.Added: February 2013.
This oral history collection depicts a bygone era that was instrumental in shaping American history. It contains transcripts of interviews with World War II veterans who discuss their personal experiences in the war including the Doolittle Raid, D-Day, and the Battle for Bataan.Added: July 2012.
Neal Douglass was a photojournalist for the Austin American-Statesman and maintained his own studio. The collection is an invaluable resource of information illustrating many facets of Austin life during the 20th century. These photos represent specific events, cultural aspects of life, and former buildings and customs.Added: February 2009.
The Neu Braunfelser Zeitung began publication in 1852, and was one of the earliest German-language newspapers in Texas. The community of New Braunfels initiated planning for theZeitung in 1851, and its first issue was printed on November 12, 1852. Digital access was provided by a TexTreasures grant.Added: August 2012.
Established as part of a land grant to Moses Austin from Spain, Bryan expanded after the Houston and Texas Central Railroad was build through the town after 1867. The history of the area has been documented by several newspapers, which competed as the town experienced rapid growth.Added: May 2014.
Named for Comanche chief and Cynthia Ann Parker's husband Peta Nocona, Nocona's growth began in the 1870s when William Broaddus and D. C. Jordan established a ranch in the area and with the later extension of the Gainesville, Henrietta and Western Railway. The weekly paper served the town and greater Montague County, and is still in press to this day.Added: July 2014.
The Norman Dietel Photograph Collection documents the life and activities of former President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family at their ranch in Stonewall. The photos also include notable figures such as Harry Truman as well as scenes depicting the Texas Hill Country and the town of Fredericksburg.Added: August 2012.
The student newspaper for the University of North Texas was first published in 1916 under the title The Campus Chat. By the late 1940s the paper was distributed on a semi-weekly basis and in 1970 the name was changed to The North Texas Daily.Added: March 2011.
The North Texas History Harvest was a community history project conducted by the University of North Texas and the Denton County Office of History and Culture which invited the residents of Denton to bring items of historical significance to be digitized. The digitized items included photographs and text.Added: May 2014.
The Northern Standard was a pioneer-era Texas newspaper that was published from August 20, 1842 to December 6, 1888. Edited and published by Colonel Charles Demorse, each issue contained the phrase "Long shall our banner brave the breeze, the standard of the free."Added: April 2012.
These images were collected by O. D. and Estelle Bates from the citizens of Irving during the U.S. Bicentennial. Instrumental in forming the Irving Heritage Society, the Bates's contributions to the preservation of Irving's history are significant. The collection includes photographs of Irving homes, businesses and citizens in the early 1900s.Added: May 2009.
Written under the pseudonym O. Henry, the stories of William Sydney Porter are available as they first appeared in the popular magazines of the day. These and others published posthumously can also be found in first edition compilation books, and later as part of his collected works. Also included are handwritten letters, photographs, maps, newspaper articles, artifacts, and more.Added: August 2011.
The Optimist, the school newspaper of Abilene Christian College, was first published in August 1912 as a monthly newsletter. It has been continually published since then, with nearly all the material produced by students. For this reason, it is not only valuable regarding school history, but also offers insight into the minds of its contemporary student population.Added: June 2010.
These local historic newspapers cover the years 1930, 1944, 1961, and 1965 in the town of Orange in Southeast Texas along the Sabine River and the surrounding area. The main Orange newspaper was published in Southeast Texas under a variety of names.Added: March 2011.
Ormer Locklear was a Texas native who joined the United Army Air Service during World War I and learned to fly in Fort Worth. His brief career saw him perform as a barnstormer then as an actor in two feature movies, with a stunt in the latter resulting in his death. These materials portray Locklear, his friends and family, his stunt flying, his movie work, and his funeral.Added: December 2013.
Photos from George Everill Pierce during his days as a cadet in the flying schools at Randolph, Kelly, and Brooks Fields and during subsequent missions and postings. Taken between 1933 and 1942, the photos depict the life of a young aviator during the early heyday of Texas military aviation. Some materials collected through a 2015 Rescuing Texas History grant.Added: May 2016.
Serving as the seat of Cottle County, Paducah was first settled in the mid-1800s by R. Potts, who originally hailed from Paducah, Kentucky. These newspapers were digitized through the generous support of a Tocker Foundation grant.Added: April 2016.
Published near the coast of Texas, the Palacios Beacon began publication in 1907. The publishing office is the oldest continuously-run business in the community of Palacios, which is also referred to as "The City by The Sea." The Palacios Beacon has been digitized through the generous support of the Tocker Foundation.Added: May 2014.
In 1902, William M. and H.V. Hamilton inaugurated the Palestine Daily Herald and set to work creating the city's leading paper. Digitization of the newspaper was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the "Chronicling America" project.Added: January 2010.
This compilation of photos and memorabilia documents the history of the county, comprised of items belonging to individuals in the area. In an effort to document as much of the history held by people with ties to the county, this album was created to accommodate those who wish to contribute their items of historical value, no matter how small the collection.Added: May 2009.
The Palo Pinto County Newspaper Collection represents the communities of Palo Pinto, Fort Wolters, and Mineral Wells. Digitized through the support of a Ladd & Katherine Hancher Foundation grant, these newspapers span over a century of this region's history.Added: June 2014.
Henry Harold Brooks established The Panhandle Herald in a tent in the town of Panhandle on July 22, 1887. The paper is the oldest continuously published newspaper in the Texas panhandle. It is issued weekly, but for a short time in the 1920s the paper was issued semi-weekly.Added: July 2014.
Written by the students of Panola College, The Pony Express and The Panola Panorama represent more than 50 years of the history of the Carthage campus. Situated in East Texas since 1947, the college was home to now-retired history professor Bill O'Neal. Digitization was made possible by the M.P. Baker Library.Added: February 2015.
The materials in this collection relate to multiple generations of three notable American families, all connected to former Texas governor Elisha Pease and his wife, Lucadia (née Niles). The collection is composed of five different acquisitions and includes personal, professional, and political documents from the 19th and 20th centuries.Added: March 2016.
Since its founding in 1909, the city of Pharr has amassed a unique history, influenced by the rich Hispanic culture of the border town. The Pharr Press recorded much of its history as it expanded from a prospective sugarcane boom town into a city that prospered from the introduction of the railroad, great feats in civic progress and success in international commerce.Added: April 2016.
"Photographing Texas" consists of modern-day images taken from individuals' travels across the state. Subjects include Texas scenery, wildlife, county courthouses, state parks, national narks, libraries, museums, historic sites, outdoor murals, architecture, monuments, and historic plaques -- a little bit of everything Texas!Added: February 2009.
Through its diverse military history, Fort Wolters' history has been documented and preserved within the materials in this collection. The multi-volume collection was compiled by Col. Willie H. Casper, who was deputy commander of the fort from 1965 to 1971.Added: May 2009.
The Pine Needle, a weekly newspaper published in Hardin County, was a vehicle to protest what attorney and publisher Houston Thompson believed was widespread political corruption in Hardin County. The paper documented the controversy surrounding the establishment of Big Thicket as a nature preserve as well as other political and local news.Added: December 2015.
Multiple titles in this collection represent the history of this East Texas county, including the Corrigan Press, the Polk County Enterprise, the Plain Dealer, the Corrigan Tribune, and the East Texas Pinery, beginning in 1892. These newspapers have been made available on The Portal to Texas History through the generous support of a Tocker Foundation grant.Added: February 2015.
These yearbooks come from four high schoolsr in Port Arthur, dating from 1912 to the 1990s: The Bumble Bee from Lincoln High School; The Christopher from Bishop Byrne High School, The Seagull from Port Arthur High School, and The Yellow Jacket from Thomas Jefferson High School. They feature information about the students, teachers, and organizations at the schools.Added: March 2011.
The Prism began publication in 1915 as a weekly newspaper and continued until 1923, when it was replaced by the currently published campus newspaper at Howard Payne University. This early newspaper provides a wealth of information about campus life and personalities, as well as a reflection of the way of life and values of past generations.Added: July 2010.
These photos are of Wilbert Lee “Pappy” O’Daniel - radio show host, Texas governor from 1938-1941 and US Senator in the 1940s, best known for his Populist views and vaudeville-hillbilly image. The collection includes photographs of his various campaigns, his inauguration, hunting trips, and his family, as well as six of the Capitol and interior of the Governor’s Mansion.Added: December 2013.
Published out of the county seat of Emory, the Rains County Leader documents the events and lives of its citizens. In this community primarily supported by agribusiness, the paper documents production and external impacts relating to its three primary commercial goods: beef cattle, hay, and sweet potatoes. Digitization funded by a Tocker Foundation grant.Added: December 2016.
The Ralph and Dossie Rogers Historic Image Collection consists of 19th and 20th century images from the Cross Timbers area of Central Texas, including but not limited to Erath, Hamilton, Hood, Somervell, Palo Pinto, Comanche, and Eastland Counties.Added: December 2014.
This extensive online collection of books and maps includes a 1633 map, America Noviter Delineata; H. K. Yoakum's History of Texas: from its First Settlement in 1685 to its Annexation in 1846, Vols. 1 & 2; and Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana, in the year 1852 by Randolph B. Marcy.Added: May 2009.