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The Portable Handbook of Texas

Description: Book containing a brief history Texas from prehistoric times to the end of the twentieth century. Following this is a series of alphabetical arranged articles which cover various aspects of Texas history, including significant communities, people, institutions, and agencies.
Date: 2000
Creator: Barkley, Roy R., 1941- & Odintz, Mark F., 1953-
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

The Encyclopedia of Texas

Description: This book provides a biographical view of Texas and its history. The book uses many narratives of the individuals who helped shape Texas history. The book also includes profiles of: the public school system in Texas; banking; the public school system; the State Fair; the Cotton Industry; oil history; and histories of select towns, such as Dallas, Fort Worth, Wichita Falls, Burkburnett, Ellis County, Waco, San Antonio, Galveston, and many others.
Date: [1921 - 1922]
Creator: Davis, Ellis Arthur & Grobe, Edwin H.
Partner: UNT Libraries

History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families

Description: History of Texas : together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families.
Date: 1893
Creator: Lewis Publishing Company, publisher.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Texas Family Land Heritage

Description: This book provides "a brief history of Texas as seen through the lives of farm and ranch families. For the most part, these were ordinary people who took extraordinary risks. Staking their future on the unknown, they crossed the ocean or traveled West in wagons to create a life defined by land" (p. 4).
Date: August 1997
Creator: Texas. Department of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dallas Police Department

Description: This book includes photographs of the Dallas mayor, commissioners, police chief, detectives, mounted police, and other units. Includes a history of the department and biographies of some individuals.
Date: 1910
Partner: Dallas Public Library

[Autobiography] : typscript, ca. 1916.

Description: Lockett's autobiography begins with information about his ancestors and ends with a discussion of events leading to World War I. He recounts his experiences in the Civil War, his various jobs throughout central Texas, encounters with Native Americans, as well as his impressions of local business, camp meetings, drought, prohibition, Methodism, and the events of the times. He moved to Georgetown, TX, in 1886 to enroll his daughters in Southwestern University and he became a prominent supporter of the university, which is mentioned frequently.
Date: 191u
Creator: Lockett, M. B.
Partner: Southwestern University

A History of Texas and Texans, Volume 1

Description: Book discussing the history of Texas and the people living in Texas; this volume discusses topics like: Spanish Texas, the evolution of government, the Texas Revolution, secession crisis, etc. Index begins on page xi.
Date: 1914
Creator: Johnson, Frank W. (Frank White), 1799-1884
Partner: Cleng Peerson Research Library at the Bosque Museum

A History of Texas and Texans, Volume 5

Description: Book discussing the latter parts of Texas history and the history of Texans; this volume discusses a multitude of individuals, their families, and lives. The text is separated by various portraits of individuals, and followed by a short history of the person. This particular text does not include an index.
Date: 1914
Creator: Johnson, Frank W. (Frank White), 1799-1884
Partner: Cleng Peerson Research Library at the Bosque Museum

Juana: A Spanish Girl in Central Texas

Description: Biographical account of Juana Cavasos, a Spanish-Italian woman who survived a Comanche raid but was taken as their captive; eventually she was traded to a white man at a Comanche trading post near Waco, Texas. This book details her journey, and includes a few maps showing the routes taken. Bibliography begins on page 133.
Date: 2007
Creator: Andrus, Pearl
Partner: Cleng Peerson Research Library at the Bosque Museum