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George Everill Pierce Photograph Collection

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. Taken between 1933 and 1942, the photos depict the life of a young aviator during the early heyday of Texas military aviation. Some materials collected through a 2015 Rescuing Texas History grant.

Added: May 2016.

Paducah Area Newspaper Collection

Serving as the 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 the generous support of a Tocker Foundation grant.

Added: April 2016.

The Palacios Beacon

Published near the coast of Texas, the Palacios Beacon began publication in 1907. The publishing office is the oldest continuously-run business in the community of Palacios, which is also referred to as "The City by The Sea." The Palacios Beacon has been digitized through the generous support of the Tocker Foundation.

Added: May 2014.

Palestine Daily Herald

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 as part of the "Chronicling America" project.

Added: January 2010.

Palo Pinto County Album

This compilation of photos and memorabilia documents the history of the county, comprised of items belonging to individuals in the area. 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.

Added: May 2009.

Palo Pinto County Newspapers

The Palo Pinto County Newspaper Collection represents the communities of Palo Pinto, Fort Wolters, and Mineral Wells. Digitized through the support of a Ladd & Katherine Hancher Foundation grant, these newspapers span over a century of this region's history.

Added: June 2014.

Panhandle Herald

Henry Harold Brooks established The Panhandle Herald in a tent in the town of Panhandle on July 22, 1887. The paper is the oldest continuously published newspaper in the Texas panhandle. It is issued weekly, but for a short time in the 1920s the paper was issued semi-weekly.

Added: July 2014.

Panola College Newspaper Collection

Written by the students of Panola College, The Pony Express and The Panola Panorama represent more than 50 years of the history of the Carthage campus. Situated in East Texas since 1947, the college was home to now-retired history professor Bill O'Neal. Digitization was made possible by the M.P. Baker Library.

Added: February 2015.

Pease, Graham, and Niles Families Papers

The materials in this collection relate to multiple generations of three notable American families, all connected to former Texas governor Elisha Pease and his wife, Lucadia (née Niles). The collection is composed of five different acquisitions and includes personal, professional, and political documents from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Added: March 2016.

Pharr Press

Since its founding in 1909, the city of Pharr has amassed a unique history, influenced by the rich Hispanic culture of the border town. The Pharr Press recorded much of its history as it expanded from a prospective sugarcane boom town into a city that prospered from the introduction of the railroad, great feats in civic progress and success in international commerce.

Added: April 2016.

Photographing Texas

"Photographing Texas" consists of modern-day images taken from individuals' travels across the state. Subjects include Texas scenery, wildlife, county courthouses, state parks, national narks, libraries, museums, historic sites, outdoor murals, architecture, monuments, and historic plaques -- a little bit of everything Texas!

Added: February 2009.

Photographing UNT

"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.

Added: April 2012.

Pictorial History of Fort Wolters

Through its diverse military history, Fort Wolters' history has been documented and preserved within the materials in this collection. The multi-volume collection was compiled by Col. Willie H. Casper, who was deputy commander of the fort from 1965 to 1971.

Added: May 2009.

The Pine Needle

The Pine Needle, a weekly newspaper published in Hardin County, was a vehicle to protest what attorney and publisher Houston Thompson believed was widespread political corruption in Hardin County. The paper documented the controversy surrounding the establishment of Big Thicket as a nature preserve as well as other political and local news.

Added: December 2015.

Polk County Newspapers

Multiple titles in this collection represent the history of this East Texas county, including the Corrigan Press, the Polk County Enterprise, the Plain Dealer, the Corrigan Tribune, and the East Texas Pinery, beginning in 1892. These newspapers have been made available on The Portal to Texas History through the generous support of a Tocker Foundation grant.

Added: February 2015.

Port Arthur Yearbooks

These yearbooks come from four high schoolsr in Port Arthur, dating from 1912 to the 1990s: The Bumble Bee from Lincoln High School; The Christopher from Bishop Byrne High School, The Seagull from Port Arthur High School, and The Yellow Jacket from Thomas Jefferson High School. They feature information about the students, teachers, and organizations at the schools.

Added: March 2011.

The Prism

The Prism began publication in 1915 as a weekly newspaper and continued until 1923, when it was replaced by the currently published campus newspaper at Howard Payne University. This early newspaper provides a wealth of information about campus life and personalities, as well as a reflection of the way of life and values of past generations.

Added: July 2010.

Pruitt-Rogers Taylor County Photograph Collection

These photographs were taken from a scrapbook created by Willie M. Pruitt-Rogers. They depict family members, trains, stockyards, and other landmarks and scenes of Abilene and West Texas.

Added: May 2015.

The Wilbert Lee “Pappy” O’Daniel Photograph Collection

These photos are of Wilbert Lee “Pappy” O’Daniel - radio show host, Texas governor from 1938-1941 and US Senator in the 1940s, best known for his Populist views and vaudeville-hillbilly image. The collection includes photographs of his various campaigns, his inauguration, hunting trips, and his family, as well as six of the Capitol and interior of the Governor’s Mansion.

Added: December 2013.