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Man in Chaps

Description: Copy negative of an oil exploration and survey team member standing in front of a cabin. There is riding and camping equipment hanging on the outside walls of the cabin. The man is wearing chaps and holding a hat in his right hand. This image is set in Wyoming or Utah.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

History of Texas: From Its First Settlement in 1685 to Its Annexation to the United States in 1846, Volume 1

Description: Book describing Texas history up to the time of annexation to the United States of America. This first volume is broken into 22 chapters covering the start of European immigration (roughly 1685) through the establishment of the Republic of Texas in 1835, with a number of appendices containing supplementary information.
Date: 1855
Creator: Yoakum, H. (Henderson K.), 1810-1856
Partner: UNT Libraries

Old Fort Davis

Description: Research paper for a high school American History class at Marfa High School on January 12, 1964. It tells of the first explorers in the Big bend region of Texas during 1583 and the establishment of Fort Davis in 1853 Her paper describes the Indian attacks by the Apaches and the end of the military's use of it. Now it is open to the public.
Date: January 13, 1964
Creator: Sanchez, Mary Helen
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Route of Cabeza De Vaca

Description: Map of the Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca's journey through Texas, along the coast, up to San Angelo, along the Rio Grande, and finally down into Mexico. An area in south Texas is circled in red and labeled "Tuna Area."
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Man on Horseback

Description: Copy negative of an oil exploration and survey team member on horseback. In the background there are buildings, power lines, hills, and brush. This image is set in Wyoming or Utah.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Interview with Charles Passel, February 4, 1988

Description: Interview with Charles Passel, a geologist and Antarctic explorer. In the interview, Passel discusses his expedition to Antarctica with Admiral Richard Byrd, which he calls "the last romantic expedition."
Date: February 4, 1988
Creator: Passel, Charles & McCaleb, Gary
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

History of Texas: From Its First Settlement in 1685 to Its Annexation to the United States in 1846, Volume 1

Description: Book describing Texas history up to the time of annexation to the United States of America. This first volume is broken into 22 chapters covering the start of European immigration (roughly 1685) through the establishment of the Republic of Texas in 1835, with a number of appendices containing supplementary information.
Date: 2017
Creator: Yoakum, H. (Henderson K.), 1810-1856
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Journey of Coronado, 1540-1542, from the City of Mexico to the Grand Canon of the Colorado and the Buffalo Plains of Texas, Kansas and Nebraska

Description: Compilation of translated texts describing the explorations of Coronado and his companions as they traveled in Central American and parts of present-day United States, with some supplementary historical notes for context.
Date: 1922
Creator: Winship, George Parker, 1871-1952
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Map of Routes of Coronado and Army]

Description: Map of the Coronado Expedition, 1540-1542, through parts of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The map includes state boundary lines, bodies of water, major towns, forts, and areas of elevation. A legend, included in the lower-right corner, indicates directions of the routes of Coronado and his army. No scale indicated.
Date: 1912
Creator: Root, George A.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

A new & correct map of the whole world : shewing ye situation of its principal parts. Viz the oceans, kingdoms, rivers, capes, ports, mountains, woods, trade-winds, monsoons, variation of ye compass, climats, &c. With the most remarkable tracks of the bold attempts which have been made to find out the North East & North West Passages.

Description: Map shows trade winds and monsoons with Australia as New Holland coast joined to N. Guinea and the east coast un-mapped; explorers routes in the North Atlantic, political boundaries, and ocean currents. Includes explanation, scale of English leagues, and text notes. Insets: "This chart is to shew ye degrees of the variation of ye compass as they were observed in ye year of 1700 in ye Atlantick and Indian Ocean" and "The North Pole." Relief shown pictorially. Scale [ca. 1:34,000,000].
Date: 1719
Creator: Moll, Herman, d. 1732
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

The Journey of Coronado, 1540-1542, from the City of Mexico to the Grand Canon of the Colorado and the Buffalo Plains of Texas, Kansas and Nebraska

Description: Compilation of translated texts describing the explorations of Coronado and his companions as they traveled in Central American and parts of present-day United States, with some supplementary historical notes for context.
Date: 2017
Creator: Winship, George Parker, 1871-1952
Partner: UNT Libraries

[News Script: Blonde explorer]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Conover model Marilyn Phillips becoming an explorer.
Date: April 14, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections