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Moses and Stephen F. Austin Papers

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 James Mobley Memorial Collection

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.

Map Collections from the University of Texas at Arlington

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.

Marfa, Diversity in the Desert

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.

Mary (Mrs. Anson) Jones Letters

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.

Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

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.

McKinney Democrat-Gazette

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 Chieftain

The McMurry Chieftain is the alumni newsletter from McMurry University in Abilene. The newsletter features information about events at the school and news about the university's students, staff, and alumni.

Added: May 2014.

McMurry Council Fire

The Council Fire is the student handbook of McMurry University in Abilene. It includes information about the school's rules and regulations as well as general information about student governance, campus life, and activities.

Added: May 2014.

McMurry Photograph Collection

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 present

Added: January 2015.

McMurry University Catalogs

The McMurry University Library presents their collection of University catalogs that range from 1923 to present day. The catalogs describe the governance, faculty, course offerings, and campus life of McMurry College.

Added: May 2012.

McMurry University Oral Histories

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.

McMurry University Yearbooks

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.

The Megaphone

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.

Mercedes Area Newspapers

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.

Meridian Tribune

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.

Mexia Newspaper Collection

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.

Mexican American Family and Photo Collection

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.

The Mexican Revolution on the Border: Primary Sources from El Paso

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.

Mildred Schaeffer Zichner Collection

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.

The Mineola Newspaper Collection

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.

Miniature Book Collection

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 Area Newspaper Collection

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.

Mount Pleasant Area Newspaper Collection

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.

Museum of the Gulf Coast

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: Mabank & Cedar Creek Lake

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.