The county 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 a Tocker Foundation grant.
Published near the Texas coast since 1907, this paper served Palacios, or "The City by the Sea." The publishing office is the oldest continuously-run business in the community. The paper was digitized through the Tocker Foundation.
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.
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.
These materials represent the communities of Palo Pinto, Fort Wolters, and Mineral Wells. Digitized through a Ladd & Katherine Hancher Foundation grant, these newspapers span over a century of this region's history.
Henry Harold Brooks established this paper in a tent in Panhandle on July 22, 1887. It's the oldest continuously published newspaper in the region, issued weekly (for a short time in the 1920s, the paper issued semi-weekly).
Pearce Civil War is a collection of letters and documents written by Texas soldiers and/or pertaining to the history of Texas at the time of the Civil War. These documents illustrate the war through the first-hand accounts of Texas soldiers as they experienced it as well as the first-hand accounts by wives and civilians of life on the Texas home front. Some of the letters and documents were created after the war, thus documenting post-war life in Texas. These documents provide a crucial window into a portion of both Texas and Civil War history that is lesser-known but vital to a complete understanding of both. They are all the more significant for their first-person perspective and the personal stories they reveal; everyday life did not stop during the war and this collection gives students and scholars a glimpse into the lives of Texas soldiers and their families during one of the most turbulent times in American history.
Born in 1890, Blanche Perry built a reputation as a painter of religious themes that included at least 222 church baptisteries. This collection includes records of names, addresses, correspondence, and other notes associated with the various painting projects Perry undertook. Also present are notations on painting themes or descriptions of local baptisteries with occasional personal notes about people in the congregations.
Since its founding in 1909, Pharr has amassed a unique history influenced by its rich Hispanic culture. The paper growth into a city made prosperous by the railroad, great feats in civic progress and success in international commerce.
These images come from individuals' travels across the state. Subjects include Texas scenery, wildlife, county courthouses, state parks, national parks, libraries, museums, historic sites, outdoor murals, architecture, monuments, and historic plaques -- a little bit of everything Texas!
"Photographing UNT" depicts images of various buildings, events, and ceremonies from the University of North Texas in Denton. Faculty, staff, students, and community members can be seen in the photographs as well.
The diverse military history of Fort Wolters been documented and preserved in these materials. Col. Willie H. Casper compiled the multi-volume collection. Casper was deputy commander of the fort from 1965 to 1971.
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. Some materials funded by a 2015 Rescuing Texas History grant.
The Prism ran from 1915 to 1923, when it was replaced by the current newspaper at Howard Payne University. It covers campus life, personalities, and reflects the way of life and values of past generations.
Created as a partnership between the M.P. Baker Library at Panola College and the Sammy Brown Public Library, the Panola County Area Newspaper Collection houses multiple newspaper titles, representing the city of Carthage and its surrounding county.