The Ballinger Daily Ledger, The Banner-Ledger, and The Ballinger Ledger represent Runnels County and the county seat of Ballinger. These newspapers document a county originally settled in 1886 by railroad development, that eventually became a farming and ranching hub by the early 20th-century.
The paper began publication in 1945, documenting Bandera area history, including major flooding events from the Medina River as well 20th-century population booms. Funding provided by a Tocker Foundation grant.
Photos of show, quarter and cutting horses from the 1960s through 2004. Ray Bankston and his company, Dalco, documented these events and told the stories of many people involved, including celebrities and wealthy Texans.
Since 1886, the paper played a vital role in the community by reporting on national, state, and local news, obituaries and a record of legal notices. Funding from a grant to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
First published as The Bastrop Advertiser and County News on March 1, 1853, The Bastrop Advertiser is the oldest continuously published weekly in Texas. Funding for its digitization was provided by a Tocker Foundation grant.
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.
Newspapers have served the Baytown area since 1919, when the Goose Creek Gasser was founded. In 1924, the Gasser became the Goose Creek Tribune, publishing twice-weekly, and in 1928 – the Daily Tribune. With the Great Depression, several area newspapers merged, and in 1931, the first Tri-Cities Sun was published.
Established in 1886 by William O. McCurdy, The Beeville Bee represented the city of Beeville and wider Bee County. Beeville's population more than doubled between 1886 and 1900, with the arrival of the railroad, supporting two general stores, two hotels, a gin and gristmill, and a blacksmith shop, in addition to two newspaper titles, The Bee and The Picayune.
The Bell County Democrat represents late-19th and early-20th-century life in central Texas. The semi-weekly paper features local, state, and national news as well as advertising. Funding provided by a TexTreasures grant.
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.
These weekly newspapers from Houston include news and information related to West University Place, Bellaire, Southside Place, Braeswood, Southampton, Southgate and adjacent areas along with advertising.
Founded on July 28th, 1860, The Bellville Countryman was a semi-weekly newspaper that served the populations of Bellville and Austin. Funding provided through a TexTreasures Early Texas Newspapers grant.
This weekly newspaper, published in Belton, discussed local, state, and national news and advertising. A Whig newspaper, it was the first paper in Bell County — it opposed secession and supported Sam Houston.
A selection of items from the family of Alexander Archer Beville, a dentist from Amelia County, Virginia. In 1870 Beville and family moved to Waco, Texas, and according to several sources, he was the first dentist to reside and have a dental practice there.
The Ralph Bickler Papers include photographs documenting the Bickler family and life in Central Texas in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. From a family with German roots, Ralph attended the Texas German and English Academy founded by his father. As an adult, he was active in many social organizations in Austin.
Invitations, memorabilia, and publications related to the annual Black Tie Dinner which increases awareness for GLBT issues, entertains participants, and raises funds in support of gay and lesbian organizations.
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.
The Dr. Edith Marguerite Bonnet Papers include the personal diary and correspondence of Dr. Edith Bonnet (1897-1984). Dr. Bonnet, a 1926 graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch, was one of the first two females to intern at the John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas.
These vivid and intricately illustrated bank notes, vouchers, and coupons (1915 - 1925) came from the tumultuous era of World War I and its aftermath, originating in Germany, Hungary, Russia, Italy, and Denmark.
After the discovery of oil in the West Texas town, this boomtown attracted oil men, prospectors, gamblers, and bootleggers. The paper documented the rapid growth and activity of Borger during the first half of the 20th century.
Photographer Bill Bradly documented the people and businesses of the Deaf Smith County area, represented here. Funding provided in part by Humanities Texas, the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
In 1916, Mildred Paxton, Raymond Foy and Horace Blackwell started this weekly student paper at Hardin-Simmons University. The paper covered topics relating to student life and happenings at the university.
Situated in the Gulf Coast region of Texas, Brazoria County has seen publication of some of the earliest newspapers published in Texas. One of the earliest titles in this collection, the Texas Gazette and Brazoria Commercial Advertiser, began publication in 1832 and documents Texas' history when it was still a part of the United Mexican States, in the state of Coahuila y Tejas.
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.
The Daily Herald began publication in 1892 in Brownsville, and served a vital role in the community. The paper is part of the "Chronicling America" project from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Correspondence to and from William J. Bryan (1859-1948), a West Texas rancher and Texas legislator. Some letters and clippings relate to Bryan's activities in the legislature. Others are personal letters from friends.
This collection of photographs and texts are part of an effort to preserve Austin’s African-American cultural history. Includes images of church parishioners, families, students, weddings, church groups, and more.
One of the oldest continuously published archeological journals in the US, the Bulletin of the Texas Archeological Society (BTAS) publishes serious research on prehistory, archeological theory, and history.
This collection contains various materials such as, correspondence, newspapers, essays, audio recordings, notes and programs concerning the Black Panther Party, the civil rights movement in the United States, and African American history.