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Life of J. W. Holston

Description: Handwritten manuscript by John Willis Holston. Chronicles his family's journey to Texas from Mississippi in 1869. Includes stories from his days as a cowboy on a cattle drive, and his two year service as a Texas Ranger.
Date: 1930~
Creator: Holston, John Willis
Partner: UNT Libraries

In the Line of Duty: Reflections of a Texas Ranger Private

Description: This book contains a series of anecdotes about Lewis Rigler's life, focusing on his time as a law enforcement officer in Texas. He discusses his life growing up, various cases that he worked on as a Texas Ranger, and general observations that he gained from his job. Index starts on page 181.
Date: 1995
Creator: Rigler, Lewis C., 1914- & Rigler, Judyth Wagner
Partner: UNT Press

The Dowes of Pinto Canyon

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Orin Curtis Dowe and Millie Wilson Dowe of Pinto Canyon, who met while O. C. Dowe was a Texas Ranger attempting to capture smugglers crossing the Mexico-Texas border.
Date: November 21, 1966
Creator: Shurley, Mike
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[News Script: Rangers]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a meeting of Texas Rangers to dedicate a new banquet room.
Date: October 10, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Shivers]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about an address by Texas Governor Allan Shivers at a women's club luncheon in San Antonio. Gov. Shivers addresses allegations of political corruption in Duval County under political figure George Parr.
Date: February 3, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Bank robbery]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the search for a man who robbed a bank in Boyd, Texas.
Date: September 12, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Heritage, Volume 14, Number 1, Winter 1996

Description: Quarterly publication containing articles related to the preservation of historic artifacts and sites in Texas. Feature articles discuss various aspects of Texas history and heritage, often highlighting museums and collections within the state. Also included are book reviews, current preservation news, and a listing of historical museums in Texas.
Date: Winter 1996
Creator: Texas Historical Foundation
Partner: Texas Historical Foundation

Heritage, 2007, Volume 3

Description: Quarterly publication containing articles related to the preservation of historic artifacts and sites in Texas. Feature articles discuss various aspects of Texas history and heritage, often highlighting museums and collections within the state. Also included are book reviews, current preservation news, and a listing of historical museums in Texas.
Date: 2007
Creator: Texas Historical Foundation
Partner: Texas Historical Foundation

[William A. A. (Bigfoot) Wallace]

Description: Photograph of William A. A. (Bigfoot) Wallace, a famous Texas Ranger. He stands next to a low stone wall studio prop in front of a backdrop painted with a landscape. The back of the photograph provides a printed biography of him. Cabinet card format.
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Texas Rangers in Laredo, Texas]

Description: Photograph of ten Texas Rangers, nine on horseback, and one on foot to the right. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "A. J. Sowell with the + mark over head. Taken at Laredo while in the Ranger service under Capt. J. J. Sanders, 1911. Capt Sanders on right with chimney in back where + is marked."
Date: 1911
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[News Script: Steel strike]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a strike at the Lone Star steel plant in East Texas.
Date: October 31, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Train Robbery]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a train robbery that occurred in Dallas, but was stopped thanks to the Texas Rangers.
Date: May 30, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Henderson County Lynchers

Description: Photograph of the Henderson County Lynchers in front of a jailhouse. Four Texas Rangers are also present in the picture, squatting down in front of the lynchers. Inscription on the back reads "Lynchers being transferred to Anderson Co. for trail. Lynchers who lynched the Humphries."
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Group portrait of Texas Rangers]

Description: Photograph of a group of Texas rangers. Each ranger is holding a rifle of their own. Identified on the back are Jim King, Bass Outlaw, Riley Boston, Charles Fusselman, -- Derbin, Ernest Rodgers, Charles Barton, Walter Jones, Bob Bell, Cal Aten, Captain frank Jones, Walter Durbin, JIm Robinson, and Frank Schmidt.
Date: 1932
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[News Script: Pierson returned to state hospital]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the recapture of Howard Merritt Pierson, a criminally insane man who murdered both his parents, after three years on the run as an escapee from an Austin mental institution. Pierson, who was captured in Syracuse, New York, is returned to an institution in Texas.
Date: December 19, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections