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These historic books, photographs, scrapbooks, and ephemera relate to two prominent Coleman families, the Woodwards and McClellans. Originally collected and organized by Dr. Walter McClellan, they include a receipt signed by Stephen F. Austin, two letters dating to the 1830s dealing with slave trade, and a framed certificate registering the families' cattle brands.Added: July 2015.
This collection contains photographs of Dr. Wendell Lee Tarver and his family, from 1931 to 1982. It includes images of his parents and siblings, his childhood in Burnet, and photos of his wife and children. He was the oldest child of John Agrippa and Selma Cleo Tarver, and had three younger siblings: John Walden (who went by “Walden”), Elizabeth Ann, and Leta Joy.Added: June 2013.
The Waco Daily Examiner was established by John Wesley Downs in 1873 and ran until 1888. Each issue was four pages long with a mixture of advertisements and articles on every page. Advertising itself as the "Official Organ of the City," it featured an Associated Press service of about 800 words as well as other local, state, national and international news.Added: August 2010.
Established in 1888, the Waco Evening News was one of several newspapers published by the firms Hill and Ivy and The News Co., routinely touting Democratic platforms and publishing lists of every party member running for office. The paper was published as the Waco Evening News until 1889, when it became The Waco Daily News.Added: September 2010.
This compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate Armies contains four series of volumes covering military operations in the field, prisoners of war, and the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns of Union and Confederate authorities.Added: December 2009.
The War Whoop was the student-produced campus newspaper for McMurry College in Abilene. Publication began in the fall of 1923, continuing in newsprint through the spring of 2006. As the campus newspaper, it documents ongoing student activities and concerns as well as providing a rare vehicle for the student voice, expressing views from their perspective.Added: July 2010.
These photos depict various people, groups, and activities since the late 1860s. They include photos from the personal collection of Jim Wright, who attended the college and later became mayor of Weatherford as well as served 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and was the Speaker of the House from 1987 to 1989.Added: March 2012.
The Weekly Herald was published by P. E. Boesen beginning in 1906. The weekly newspaper served Amarillo and greater Potter County. It included local, state, and national news as well as advertising. The Weekly Herald began numbering its volumes and editions where the Twice Weekly News left off when it ceased publication.Added: May 2014.
Founded in 1909 by Henry Berryman Terrell, a politician and newspaperman from McLennan County, this newspaper has served the thriving farming and railroad community of West, a town that still holds to the Czech heritage of the original settlers in the area, making certain names within the paper easy to locate. Digitization was funded by a Tocker Foundation grant.Added: March 2015.
While newspapers have been an essential element in the continuance of a democratic society, they also chronicled the daily and weekly occurrences of large and small town life. They are valuable sources of historical, scholarly, and genealogical research. The digitization of this paper was funded by a Tocker Foundation grant in pursuit of these research endeavors.Added: May 2016.
These issues of newspapers from Wheeler County begin with The Wheeler County Texan, which served the population of Story was founded in 1903 by T. C. Richardson. The paper relocated to Shamrock and later became the Shamrock Texan in 1928.Added: November 2014.
The materials in this collection, which include photographs, letters, books, and more, reflect on the rich and storied history of Fort Worth. This project was generously funded by the Amon Carter Foundation and the Adeline and George McQueen Foundation.Added: March 2009.
Wiley College is one of the oldest historically black colleges west of the Mississippi River. It was founded in Marshall in 1873 by the Methodist Episcopal Church's Bishop Isaac Wiley. This yearbook collection includes photographs and information about the college, students, professors, and organizations.Added: May 2014.
The Winkler County News serves the city of Kermit and the surrounding area as a local weekly publication that reports school, church and community events, local and national political races, business news. It documents the history of Winkler County, which is closely tied to the ups and downs of the oil industry. Digitization was funded by a Tocker Foundation grant.Added: October 2016.
The Women With Words collection contains short biographies and oral histories of female journalists in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Students in the UNT Mayborn School of Journalism conducted the interviews and wrote summary articles as part of a qualitative research class.Added: February 2015.
These materials explore World War II from the perspective of a small town and the North Texas Agricultural College at its heart. Items include photos, personal accounts regarding the approximately 300 Arlington men who served and 46 men who died in the War, as well as general information about Arlington during that period.Added: December 2013.
The World War I Collection contains materials that focus on the WWI era from 1914 to 1918. In addition to materials that were actually created during the time period, the collection may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.Added: December 2009.
From World War I French victory figures to grim views of the Nazi regime, these posters demonstrate the power of words and images. It's particularly strong in World War I French and American and World War II American "home front" posters, covering topics like war bonds, rationing, enlistment, security, and morale, and popular artists like Norman Rockwell, Theodore Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss), and Boris Artzybasheff.Added: December 2009.
These materials focus on the World War II era from 1939 to 1945, and the immediate postwar period of the late 1940s. In addition to materials that were actually created during the time period, the collection may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.Added: December 2009.
Spanning Collin and Dallas counties and three newspaper titles, the Wylie-Sachse Newspaper Collection represents the history of these neighboring communities and aims to preserve their cultural identity. Funding was provided by a TexTreasures grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and a grant from the Collin County Historical Commission.Added: September 2013.