Materials documenting local and state history, including images of businesses, cemeteries, churches, courthouses, lawmen, monuments, outlaws, schools, Native Americans, and early pioneers of Tarrant County.
The Taylor County News is a weekly newspaper created by James A. Lowry in 1885, four years after the city of Abilene was established. The newspaper includes local, state, and national news as well as advertising.
Frank W. Mayborn started this paper in 1959, continuing publication until 1974 when it changed names. The Taylor Daily Press was funded through the support of the Ladd and Katherine Hancher Foundation.
Temple College, formerly Temple Junior College, is one of the oldest two-year colleges in Texas and has played a vital role in the development of Temple, Texas and the surrounding areas for ninety years. The Leopard Tales, Temple Junior College’s student newspaper, covers the post-World War II years through the Vietnam era into the early part of the Reagan administration.
Temple was founded in 1880 when Jonathan E. Moore sold 187 acres of land to the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway for use as a construction camp. The Telegram continues to serve the area to this day.
Audio recordings of oral histories with figures related to the Dallas LGBTQ community. Five interviews pertain to Duane Puryear's life. Dr. Nino Testa conducted these interviews in support of his research.
The source for all things Texas since 1857, with these issues going through 1989. It serves as a reference book on resources, industries, commerce, history, government, population, and other subjects relating to Texas development.
Historic photographs, news clippings, and archives from privately donated Texas and Pacific Railway archives. Items chronicle the rise and influence of railroads on West Texas’ evolution during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Videos of interviews with Texas bilingual educators, as well as footage from special events related to the Texas Association for Bilingual Education's (TABE) mission. Transcripts of the videos are included in the collection.
An attorney general opinion is a written interpretation of existing law. The Texas Constitution and section 402.042 of the Texas Government Code grant the attorney general authority to issue attorney general opinions.
Newspapers from the 19th to the 21st centuries serving counties along the Texas-Mexico border. Funding provided by three TexTreasures grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, awarded through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
The Texas Catholic Newspaper Collection represents members of the Catholic faith in Texas, beginning in 1888 and moving to the present day. Newspaper titles in this collection have been published by community members, university students, and individual parishes.
Texas Cultures Online features local history materials from eighteen institutions depicting the diverse cultures of Texas during the 19th and 20th centuries. Funding provided by the Amon Carter Foundation.
This organization has been devoted to promoting Texas newspapers for 91 years. In 2012, it merged with the Texas Press Association. Its monthly electronic newsletter features news items of interest to association members.
Photos of the annual event sponsored by the Institute of Texan Culture, celebrating the many ethnicities represented in the state. Thousands attend the event each year, which includes food, dances, and music.
This collection of Texas Folklore Society publications contains a miscellany of Texas and Mexican folklore, including stories about folk medicine and ranch remedies, folk songs, legends and other folklore.
Historical and genealogical accounts and records for Ellis County, original and transcribed. They contain lists of records that include births, deaths, cemetery and church records, orders, and other relevant sources.
Bishop Thomas J. Drury established the paper in May 1966 as the official organ for the Diocese of Corpus Christi. The newspaper’s name was changed to Texas Gulf Coast Catholic in 1970 and South Texas Catholic in 1980.
One of the few historical journals in the nation that publishes the work of secondary students, the magazine contains writings of student historians and news related to Junior Historian chapters and participants.
These journals contain the proceedings of the House of Representatives of Texas including legislation, reports, discussions, votes, and points-of-order. Some volumes also contain supplementary materials.
Published by the student body of Texas Lutheran University, the Texas Lutheran Newspaper Collection serves as a years-long record of the history of the students and school community in this Seguin, Texas, university.
The Texas Mesquiter was founded in April 1882, serving Mesquite, Dallas County. It was the precursor to the currently running Mesquite News, the oldest operating newspaper in the county and the second oldest in Texas.
Though it lasted only 14 years, The Texas Ranger thrived during the period between the Annexation of Texas and the Civil War and provides valuable information on the history of Central Texas. Funded by a TexTreasures grant.
In 1849, an influential, pro-Southern newspaper, the Republican, was established by Robert W. Loughery, who was an adamant supporter of slave-owning rights, and eventually for secession. Circulation extended outside Harrison County to major urban settlements of the region, including Shreveport and Mansfield in Louisiana, and Jefferson and Tyler in Texas.
The official publication of the Teachers State Association of Texas (TSAT), supporting the work of African-American teachers of Texas to gain equality in salaries and working conditions with their white peers.
These reports represent the findings of the Texas State Auditor's Office, which provides independent, objective, and reliable information about the operations of state agencies and higher education institutions.
This paper was known for its strong states'-rights positions and as a voice of the state Democratic Party, a reputation it established during political battles with Sam Houston in the turbulent times before Secession.
Texas Week was the first weekly magazine to be devoted entirely to the State of Texas. Founded right after WWII, its focus was on capturing the post-War normalization of the state – culturally, politically and structurally.
Theodore Schmidt was a member of the first class of students who enrolled in Lutheran Concordia College in 1926. These images, shared by his daughter, depict his time at the school and surrounding Austin area.
The research and publications (1882-1937) of Dr. James Edwin Thompson along with biographical materials and correspondence. Dr. Thompson served as the first Chairman of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
Spanning the years 1982 to 2002, each issue contains research material and relevant Anderson County Genealogical Society information, from generation charts, and family histories, to lists of birth, death, and church records.
Photos documenting the extension services in Austin’s African-American community during the mid-20th century. The collection depicts an era of Austin history that, due to urbanization, exists only in photographs and memory.
Collection of newspaper clippings, 1927-1951, from the towns of Tulia, Brady, and Memphis, Texas. Many focus on Dr. John MacMillan, a church pastor in Brady, Texas, as well as on general church happenings and local events.
This weekly newspaper contains, local, national and world news, stories, illustrations, poetry, jokes, and advertisements related to the West Texas town of Tulia. Funding was provided by the Tocker Foundation.
This paper began publishing in 1887 in Amarillo, Potter County. The semi-weekly newspaper was published each Tuesday and Friday until it ceased publication in 1906. It featured local, state, and national news.