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The History Center presents a selection of its Charles Wilson Photograph Collection. Charles "Charlie" Wilson was United States Representative from Texas's 2nd congressional district between 1972 and 1996. The collection documents Congressman Wilson's activities during his career - from meetings with his constituents in East Texas to his high profile visits to the Mideast. Also included are photographs of Charles Wilson with Presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush and other dignitaries.Added: December 2013.
The Dr. Walter M. Woodward Texas History Collection is comprised of historic books, photographs, scrapbooks, and ephemera related to Texas and two prominent Coleman families – the Woodwards and McClellans. The materials were originally collected and organized by Coleman, Texas native Dr. Walter McClellan, and date from the end of the 19th to the early part of the 20th centuries. Items of interest include a receipt signed by Stephen F. Austin, two letters dating to the 1830s dealing with the sale of slaves, and a framed certificate registering the McClellan/Woodward cattle brands.Added: July 2015.
John Wesley Downs established the Waco Daily Examiner in 1873; the paper 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," the Waco Daily Examiner featured an Associated Press service of about 800 words as well as other local, state, national and international news. Even at the end of its run in 1888, the Waco Daily Examiner claimed to have the largest circulation in central Texas.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. The Evening News routinely touted Democratic platforms and published lists of every party member running for office, from the President of the United States and the Governor of Texas down to local officials. The paper was published as the Waco Evening News until May 7, 1889, when it became The Waco Daily News. It again changed titles to become the Waco Evening News during 1891-1894.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, Texas. Publication began in the fall of 1923, continuing in newsprint through the spring of 2006. As the campus newspaper, the War Whoop documents ongoing student activities and concerns. As a student-produced publication, the War Whoop provided a rare vehicle for the student voice, expressing views from their perspective.Added: July 2010.
Weatherford College presents its collection of photographs depicting various people, groups, and activities beginning with the 1860's. Included are photographs from Jim Wright's personal photograph collection. Jim Wright attended Weatherford College, later became Mayor of Weatherford, and then 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 Potter County, Texas. 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.
The Western Texas College Library presents the Western Texan, the student newspaper of Western Texas College in Snyder, Texas. The bi-weekly paper is published by the Journalism Department and features student and campus news and information as well as advertising.Added: July 2014.
Lubbock High School presents its collection of The Westerner World, the student newspaper from Tom S. Lubbock High School of Lubbock, TX. The paper was written and produced by students and includes school news and advertising.Added: December 2014.
While newspapers have been an essential element in the continuance of a democratic society, they have also chronicled the daily and weekly occurrences of large and small town life in all parts the country. They are one of the primary sources for historical, scholarly, and genealogical research. The Wharton County Library has built access to its Wharton Journal-Spectator collection to support all of these research endeavors.Added: May 2016.
The Shamrock Public Library presents newspapers from Wheeler County, Texas. The county's weekly newspaper began in Story, TX in 1903 by T. C. Richardson and was named the Wheeler County Texan. The paper relocated to Shamrock and later became the Shamrock Texan in 1928.Added: November 2014.
The participants in Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures include the UNT Libraries, Fort Worth Public Library, Texas Christian University, the Amon Carter Museum, the University of Texas at Arlington, Beth-El Congregation Archives, Tarrant County College NE, Log Cabin Village, Cattle Raisers Museum, Lockheed Martin Archives, Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church, Dallas Public Library, University of Houston, and the Cowtown Coliseum. This project was generously funded by the Amon Carter Foundation and the Adeline and George McQueen Foundation.Added: March 2009.
Wiley College presents its collection of Wiley University Yearbooks. Wiley College is one of the oldest historically black colleges west of the Mississippi River. It was founded in Marshall, Texas in 1873 by the Methodist Episcopal Church's Bishop Isaac Wiley. This yearbook collection features photographs and information about the college, students, professors, and organizations.Added: May 2014.
The Women With Words collection features short biographies and oral histories of female journalists in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas 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.
The World War II Collection of Arlington, Texas consists of photographs, letters, yearbooks and miscellany from the collections of the Arlington Public Library, Arlington Historical Society and the University of Texas at Arlington.Added: December 2013.
The World War One Collection contains materials that focus on the World War I era, 1914-1918. In addition to materials that were actually created during the era, 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. The collection is particularly strong in World War I French and American posters, and World War II American "home front" posters. War bonds, rationing, enlistment, security, and morale are all topics treated by these artworks. The collection includes posters by such famous artists as Norman Rockwell, Theodore Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss), and Boris Artzybasheff.Added: December 2009.
The World War Two Collection contains materials that focus on the World War II era, 1939-1945, and the immediate postwar period of the late 1940s. In addition to materials that were actually created during the era, the collection may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.Added: December 2009.