Collections - O
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.