Collections - G
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.