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The Abilene Library Consortium (ALC) is a regional nonprofit organization in Abilene, Texas, that provides support and resources to libraries, museums, and information organizations. The ALC collection features thousands of photos, print materials, maps, newspapers, and much more.Joined: July 2014.
The Abilene Philharmonic has been enriching the cultural life of the “Big Country” in West Central Texas since 1950. Today, Music Director and Conductor David Itkin leads the orchestra in world class performances that draw audiences from more than 50 Texas cities. Its concert seasons include guest artists from the ranks of Van Cliburn competition winners and incredible programming such as the premiere of “Ansel Adams: America” by Dave and Chris Brubeck. The orchestra provides a classroom curriculum that follows with live performances for school children, master classes, a young artist competition, and its TicketReach effort enables a broad section of the community to experience inspiring entertainment.Joined: August 2015.
The Abilene Public Library has partnered with us to provide access to The Community Bulletin, a local weekly publication that reported on church and community events, civil rights, political races, educational changes, and the job market. A regular feature highlights famous African Americans in history and includes excerpts of African American poetry.Joined: May 2009.
The Alexander Architectural Archive at the University of Texas at Austin is an architectural research center of national importance. As a unit of the University of Texas Libraries within the Architecture and Planning Library, the Archive supports research and education about the history of the built environment by acquiring and preserving research collections and by making them accessible.Joined: April 2015.
The Alvin Museum Society was chartered in 1978 as a result of action by the Alvin Bicentennial Commission. This charter authorized the creation of the Alvin Historical Museum to collect and record the history of the Alvin community. The museum's collection is housed in a remodeled former United States Post Office building owned by the City of Alvin. Twenty-one permanent exhibits explore the agricultural, industrial, educational, and social development of Alvin, Texas, from its beginning as a Santa Fe railroad loading site in 1879 through its development into a diverse Gulf Coast community.Joined: September 2015.
The Alvord Public Library contributes local history materials that include the Mayor's Criminal Docket, 1893-1924; Ledger of the Church of Christ at Alvord, 1904-1916; the Union Hill Baptist Church Record Books from 1877-1950; the "Yellowed Pages," a history of Audobon by Mary Steph; a 1920-21 city tax roll; and turn-of-the-century wholesale receipts from the J. R. Rhyne Hardware Store. Funding for this project was provided by the Tocker Foundation.Joined: May 2009.
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art collections include rare books that document early Fort Worth history for the grant "Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures." Among the included publications are: Souvenir of Fort Worth, Texas: Photo-gravures, 1907; The Stock Manual by George B. Loving, 1881; and Texans and their State: a Newspaper Reference Work, 1918.Joined: May 2009.
The Anderson County Genealogical Society contributes archival issues of their publication "Tracings" dating 1983-2000. The publication contains genealogical information including generation charts, family histories, and lists of records (births, deaths, church records, etc.).Joined: July 2009.
The mission of the Archer Public Library is to enrich, entertain, and inform the citizens of Archer County with access to its collections, technologies, facilities, and services. The library is committed to encouraging the positive and exciting activity of reading. In furtherance of this mission, the Archer Public Library received a Tocker Foundation grant to make the Archer County Area Newspaper Collection available on The Portal to Texas History.Joined: August 2015.
The Archives of the Big Bend at Sul Ross State University contribute materials by W.D. Smithers, a photographer, map maker, news correspondent, author, and naturalist who came to the Big Bend area with the U.S. Army in 1915. Smither's illustrations richly document the border activities of the military from 1916-1935. Details featured include the cavalry, pack mules, horses, equipment, insignias, overland routes of the troops, and the border air patrol.Joined: May 2009.
Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church provides materials for Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures. Photographs and archival documents, from as early as 1912, include portraits of staff and church events at Glen Lake and Rainbow Camp.Joined: July 2009.
Arlington Historical Society presents photographs from its World War II collection as well as early images of Arlington's development including major construction projects for General Motors, Six Flags Mall, and Arlington Stadium.Joined: December 2013.
The photo collections of the Arlington Public Library document the development of Arlington, Texas as well as the history of the Arlington Police Department. The collections also include a selection of World War II era photographs and documents.Joined: October 2009.
Austin College partnered with us to provide access to their yearbooks from 1899 to 1950, The Chromascope. This valuable resource documents the history of their college, their students and faculty. Also included are several volumes from the "Telling our Stories" series.Joined: May 2009.
The Austin History Center is the local history division of the Austin Public Library. It provides the public with information about the history, events, and activities of Austin and Travis County. It collects and preserves information about local governments, businesses, residents, institutions, and neighborhoods so that generations to come will have access to our history. It presents here images from the Neal Douglass Photography Collection, the General Collection Photographs, the Bergstrom-Austin Community Council Records, the Chalberg Collection of Prints and Negatives, and the O. Henry Project.Joined: May 2009.
The Austin Seminary Archives is the institutional repository for the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas. The archives also collect materials that document Presbyterianism in the Southwest including pastoral records, congregational histories, and organizational records. The archives was established in the early 1990s and contains over 140 processed collections measuring more than 300 linear feet.Joined: October 2011.