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Rains County Leader

Published out of the county seat of Emory, the Rains County Leader documents the events and lives of its citizens. In this community primarily supported by agribusiness, the paper documents production and external impacts relating to its three primary commercial goods: beef cattle, hay, and sweet potatoes. Digitization funded by a Tocker Foundation grant.

Added: December 2016.

Ralph and Dossie Rogers Historic Image Collection

The Ralph and Dossie Rogers Historic Image Collection consists of 19th and 20th century images from the Cross Timbers area of Central Texas, including but not limited to Erath, Hamilton, Hood, Somervell, Palo Pinto, Comanche, and Eastland Counties.

Added: December 2014.

Range Rider

This Hardin-Simmons alumni newsletter, the Range Rider, dates from 1947 to 2007 and includes information regarding events at the school and news about university students, staff, and alumni.

Added: March 2011.

Rare Book and Texana Collections

This extensive online collection of books and maps includes a 1633 map, America Noviter Delineata; H. K. Yoakum's History of Texas: from its First Settlement in 1685 to its Annexation in 1846, Vols. 1 & 2; and Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana, in the year 1852 by Randolph B. Marcy.

Added: May 2009.

The Ray and Joyce Bankston Dalco Photography Collection

This collection contains photo documentation for show horses, quarter horses and cutting horses. From the 1960s and through 2004, Ray Bankston and his company, Dalco, shot the images in this collection, providing a history of horse events and telling the stories of many of the people involved, including some celebrities and wealthy Texans.

Added: May 2014.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Files

This selection of Recorded Texas Historic Landmark application files document historically significant buildings from five heritage regions in the state. The Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks designation is awarded to historic structures deemed worthy of preservation and is the highest honor the state bestows upon historic structures in Texas.

Added: December 2013.

Red River County Review

The Red River County Review was published very briefly during the 1920s. A biweekly newspaper, the Red River County Review showcases historic Clarksville, Texas. Digitization of The Red River County Review was generously supported by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, through their TexTreasures grant.

Added: February 2013.

Refugio County Newspaper Collection

Situated on the coast on the north bank of the Mission River, Refugio has been home to multiple newspaper titles since 1895. The Refugio area has sheltered many groups of settlers, and in 1836 it was the site of the Battle of Refugio during the Texas Revolution. Digitization was made possible by a Tocker Foundation grant.

Added: April 2015.

The Representative

Published in Galveston 1871 - 1872 by Richard Nelson, this Texas newspaper was the first published by an African-American proprietor/editor. Born free in Florida, Nelson was an influential politician and journalist, active from 1866 to his death in 1914. In its pages, the paper advertised "It will advocate the rights of all American citizens, 'without regard to color, race, or previous condition of servitude.'"

Added: February 2012.

Republic of Texas Session Laws

Text of acts and resolutions passed by the government of the Republic of Texas to become law. This collection also includes Translation: Laws, Orders and Contracts, on Colonization, giving background on the original settlement of Stephen F. Austin. This project was generously funded by the Texas Historical Foundation.

Added: September 2009.

Rescuing Texas History 2016

The 2016 edition of Rescuing Texas History is a compilation of newspapers, photographs, and other materials that give a glimpse into the diverse people and fascinating places that have contributed to the growth of Texas over the past two centuries.

Added: April 2017.

Rescuing Texas History, 2006

Rescuing Texas History is a project that aims to digitize at-risk photographs, maps, artwork, and more. Funding was provided by the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas.

Added: May 2009.

Rescuing Texas History, 2007

The 2007 edition of Rescuing Texas History brings together photographs, postcards, letters, and more to give a glimpse into the rich history of the state.

Added: October 2009.

Rescuing Texas History, 2009

The 2009 edition of Rescuing Texas History brings together photographs, oral histories, artwork, letters, and more. The collection houses more than 5,000 items and gives a glimpse into the diverse people that have called Texas home over the years. Funding provided by the Summerleee Foundation.

Added: December 2009.

Rescuing Texas History, 2010

Rescuing Texas History, 2010 is comprised of photographs, postcards, maps, letters, yearbooks, and other materials that reflect on bygone eras of Texas history.

Added: September 2010.

Rescuing Texas History, 2011

The 2011 edition of Rescuing Texas History includes photographs, postcards, legal documents, and more. These materials reflect generations of past Texans who contributed to the history and culture of the state.

Added: December 2011.

Rescuing Texas History, 2013

The 2013 edition of Rescuing Texas History brings together thousands of items that reflect the history and preserve the legacy of the Texas of the past. They include photographs, letters, and more.

Added: March 2014.

Rescuing Texas History, 2014

Rescuing Texas History collects photographs, newspaper articles, letters, postcards, and other historical materials from across the state and beyond to document and preserve the rich history of the state.

Added: November 2014.

Rescuing Texas History, 2015

The 2015 edition of Rescuing Texas History is a compilation of newspapers, photographs, and other materials that give a glimpse into the diverse people and fascinating places that have contributed to the growth of Texas over the past two centuries.

Added: November 2015.

Resource Center LGBT Collection of the UNT Libraries

The Resource Center is a service organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community of Dallas. This collection, formerly the contents of the Phil Johnson Historic Archives and Research Library at the Resource Center, features photographs, pamphlets, t-shirts, buttons, and memorabilia spanning 50 years of the history of LGBT social movements.

Added: June 2014.

The Rice Thresher

The Rice Thresher, the official student newspaper at Rice University since 1916, is published each Friday during the school year by students. This collection represents issues from 1916 to the 1960s and portrays the development of the student community as well as the evolution of the greater Houston area.

Added: May 2012.

Rio Grande Herald

Available through the support of Rescuing Texas History, the Rio Grande Herald collection documents nearly forty years of Rio Grande City's heritage. Originally a transfer point of supplies and soldiers for military support of General Zachary Taylor's campaign against Mexico, Rio Grande City is situated on the Texas-Mexico border and was first settled in 1846.

Added: December 2011.

Robert Joy Collection

Considered Houston's premiere portraitist, Robert Joy painted more than 350 portraits over a career that spanned more than 40 years. Lawyers, politicians, and the Houston social elite were among those who sat for Joy, including notable figures like President Lyndon B. Johnson and philanthropist Ima Hogg.

Added: May 2009.

Rockdale Reporter Collection

Founded in 1873, the community of Rockdale in Milam County developed with the advent of the International-Great Northern Railroad. The Rockdale Reporter documented Milam County history from 1899 up to the middle of the 20th century. Digitization funded by a Tocker Foundation grant.

Added: February 2016.

Roman Bronze Works Archive

These foundry records are from the The Roman Bronze Works, the foundry of choice for artists working in the United States and Canada during the first half of the 20th century. It is the only publicly accessible fine art bronze foundry archive in the country. Although other records exist in various institutional archives, none is described in detail, or addresses fine art casting in depth.

Added: March 2015.

Ruth Scantlin Roach Salmon (1896-1986) Collection

World champion rodeo performer Ruth Salmon's (née Roach) career began in 1914 and ended in 1938, when she retired from the rodeo and started a ranching business in Nocona with her husband, Fred. These photographs are a sample from the collection of papers and photographs she donated to the UNT Archives in 1985.

Added: May 2009.

St. Mary's Rattler

The Rattler is a bimonthly student-run newspaper at St. Mary's University in San Antonio that has been in publication since 1918, documenting campus life and celebrations as well as covering news related to the school, the local community, the nation, and the world.

Added: May 2016.

The Ernst Wilhelm Raba Photograph Collection

These rare photographs were made or reproduced by Ernst Raba, an early San Antonio photographer and artist. The bulk of this collection documents the changing landscape of San Antonio in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and it was made possible through funding from the San Antonio Conservation Society's Capital Club.

Added: October 2014.