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Hand-Book of Northern Texas

Description: Overview of the north Texas region encompassing Collin, Denton, Fannin, and Grayson Counties for potential visitors, including information about the landscape and climate, the farming and ranching industries, notable persons and businesses, and other information about the area.
Date: 1886
Creator: C.S. Burch Publishing Company
Partner: Denton Public Library

Directory of the City of El Paso 1889

Description: Directory for El Paso, Texas: "Embracing the official census of the city, a street guide, United States, State, County, and City officials, secret and benevolent societies, the names, occupation, and residence, of all adult persons, together with a classified business directory" (page 1).
Date: 1889
Creator: El Paso Directory Company
Partner: El Paso Public Library

Map of Taylor County, Texas.

Description: Survey map of Taylor County, Texas, along with advertisements and a description of Taylor County, published in a periodical. The map shows property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes rivers, creeks, towns, roads, railroads, and mountains, with relief shown in hachures. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1889?
Creator: Thomas, J. A. & Henderson, H. M.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Design for a Display-Banner.

Description: Design patent for an advertising display banner with "an absolutely-smooth uniformly-level surface ornamented by series of horizontal and vertical lines thereon, forming rectangular spaces, whereof the larges space is at the center with a series of smaller rectangular spaces at each side thereof, and series of other rectangular spaces above and below said central rectangular space" (para. 4).
Date: July 30, 1895
Creator: Higby, Luther L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dallas Fire Department

Description: Souvenir book documenting the Dallas Fire Department including a complete roster with photographs as well as information about equipment and locations and advertising for Dallas businesses. Index starts after page 94.
Date: 1899~
Partner: Dallas Firefighters Museum

Baylor College Record, Volume 5, Number 3, December 1902

Description: Monthly publication of announcements and literary pieces about Baylor Female College in Belton, Texas. This issue includes: A Letter from Paris, France (continuation of a traveling account), Tributes to the Memory of Miss Gertrude Osterhout (an alumna and teacher at the school), and additional notes and announcements from the teachers, students, and campus societies.
Date: December 1902
Creator: Baylor College (Belton, Tex.)
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center