Established in 1897 by John J. Rhodes, the paper focused on providing news and information on stockbreeding, farming, the home, and industry. Digitization was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Published by J.P. Newcomb, the San Antonio Herald experienced several name changes during its run in the latter half of the 19th century. This collection showcases issues that include daily, weekly, and tri-weekly editions.
The San Jacinto Museum of History Newspaper Collection represents forty-five titles, published in thirty-two different years between 1839 and 1923. The earliest issue is The National Intelligencer, from July 18, 1839.
After publishing a newspaper in Eastern Indiana for 14 years, Isaac H. Julian bought the only paper in Hays County. It morphed into the San Marcos Free Press. Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The San Saba Weekly News is a weekly newspaper that served the town of San Saba. The newspaper ran in 1885 and 1886 and included local, state, and national news. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Black and white photos taken primarily in Fayette and Runnels counties. The collection belonged to the Gustav and Caroline Albers Schuhmann family and their son, Walter Schuhmann and his wife, Elsie Voelkel Schuhmann.
The paper documented Schulenberg history since 1899. W.R. King, whose writing skills assisted other early local historians, founded the paper. These issues represent 30 years of Czech and German heritage.
Photographs donated by Charles Schulze, Jr. and his wife, Catherine. Images include Irving at the turn of the century, as well as the Chicago Rock Island railroad survey crew as they traveled through the South.
These archival issues date back to 1913. Written for Boy Scout leaders, officials, and others, it includes articles about events, activities, updates, topical columns and essays, and news from various chapters nationwide.
This weekly German-language newspaper published in Seguin, Guadalupe County. The paper began as the Waechter, published in the late 1880s, but changed its name after a year. It remained in print until 1932.
Situated in West Texas, Seminole is famous as a top producer of cotton, peanuts, and oil and gas. The paper has been published since 1907. Preservation and digitization are supported by the Tocker Foundation.
Believed to be from the private collection of the fifth president of Childers Classical Institute (now ACU), these photos show the history of Abilene, the growth of the university, and the Churches of Christ in the area.
Charles M. Ward established the Shiner Gazette in 1893 as a Democratic newspaper in Shiner and is still in publication today. These issues were digitized through the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Don Shugart, an equine and show-photographer, documented these images of the 1997 National Cutting Horse Association Summer Cutting Spectacular that was held at Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Maverick Region Porsche Club of America’s publication Slipstream, launched in 1965 and published monthly, highlights stories related to the organization or of interest to the group's members including news, upcoming and past events, other feature articles, and classified advertisements.
Bruce Roberts began publishing the weekly The Smithville Times in 1894, one year prior to Smithville’s incorporation. Roberts had previously published The Smithville Optic. Located in the southeast Texas county of Bastrop, the town of Smithville experienced a population boom during this time after the Missouri, Kansas & Texas railroad line chose Smithville as the location of its central shops.
Initially published in 1911, this paper actively promoted a Christian way of life. Today, it functions as the Snyder Daily News and serves the West Texas town of Snyder. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Weekly published since February 1976. The free paper is distributed in stores and public places in southeast Houston and owned by the people residing in the South Belt area. Funded by a Rescuing Texas History grant.
Since 1971, this Port Aransas paper provided news; photos; and full-color summer visitors' guides to document marine wildlife, area tourism, and local attractions. Funded by the Ladd and Katherine Hancher Foundation.
From its founding in 1856 until the Civil War, this Austin newspaper was an anti-secessionist, pro-Union platform, published by William Baker and Irving Root. Funded by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Gene Lee founded the Chinese-language paper in 1976. It ran until 1985, serving the immigrant community of Houston by distributing information about their needs and available local services and opportunities.
Continuously published since 1897 by the Texas State Historical Association, this is the premier source of scholarly information about the history of Texas and the Southwest. This collection features issues from 1897-2004.
Covering 1749-1872, these handwritten official documents contain records of boundary surveys; land allotments; Indian raids; church, school, and social development; royal decrees and edicts; local laws and ordinances; civil and criminal litigation; census, tax, and trade statistics; and wills and estate settlements.
Digitized materials from "Spotlight on North Texas," a community history and regional media preservation project, include home movies, television news footage, and photographs that document activities in the state of Texas and beyond. This project was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage grant program.
This bimonthly student-run newspaper at St. Mary's University in San Antonio has documented campus life and celebrations as well as news related to the school, local community, the nation, and the world since 1918.
Student paper for St. Mary’s University School of Law during the 1950s and 1960s. It contains scholarly writing and news related to the local legal community. St. Mary's is still the only law school in the San Antonio area.
Stamford, "where the Old West meets the frontier," was founded in 1900, along the Texas Central Railroad on 640 acres of land donated by the sons of Swante Magnus Swenson who owned the townsite and surrounding area as a part of the Swenson Ranch.
From the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, these items (dating from 1700s-1800s) include furniture, clothing, buttons, farm implements, china, trade tokens, arrowheads, cooking utensils, and looms.
The City of Stephenville Newspaper Collection hosts the newspaper history of Stephenville, including the Stephenville Empire, the Stephenville Tribune, the Stephenville Empire-Tribune, and the weekly student newspaper from Tarleton State University, the J-TAC.
The Stephenville Empire-Tribune Collection represents three titles: the Stephenville Empire and the Stephenville Tribune, which were competing publications, and a third title, the Stephenville Empire-Tribune, created upon merger of the two in 1929. Editorials in these newspapers offer information of special interest, as they provide an important means for gauging local opinions on historical events.
School annuals, photographs, and information about students, teachers, sports, school events and organizations in Stonewall County. The Aspermont ISD collection contains volumes of yearbooks through the years.
Images of mid- to late 20th century Texas and the Southwestern United States. More than 700 items from the 35 mm slide collection have been digitized and made accessible here, under a 2017 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Posters created by students of the University of North Texas in the course of the "Willis Wall Demonstration," September 21, 2016. The posters express frustration and anger at a series of events in the news involving police brutality and violence against African Americans. The posters also express solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Weekly newspaper serves the cities of Balch Springs, Combine, Crandall, and Seagoville. The inaugural issue appeared in November 1972 and published continuously since, including primarily local news and advertising.
Founded in 1879 with the establishment of a post office, Sweetwater serves as a hub of transportation, ranching, and industry. Its newspaper documented the West Texas community's ups and downs. Funded by a Tocker Foundation grant.