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Every year since 1897, the Texas State Historical Association has held an annual meeting. The largest gathering of its kind for Texas history enthusiasts. Join the leaders in the field for three days of sessions, networking, events, and professional development that will expand your knowledge, energize you, and help you to deepen your connections with the state's extraordinary past.
The Central Texas Historical Association encourages the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Central Texas. One way in which they do this is throgh their Fall Educational Symposium. Information on the latest symposium can be found on their site.
The purpose of this lesson is to have students understand the reasons for Spanish settlement of the El Paso valley in Texas, events that transpired there, and what life was like for Indians and Spanish settlers. Students will work in cooperative groups to view examples of rock art, research the culture that produced it, and write a short, guided essay describing the rock art’s origins.
 An annual free daylong cultural and educational event of speakers, programs, demonstrations, music, and exhibits which expand on a different theme each year.  This event is reminiscent of the old Chautauqua held in Waxahachie 1900-1930.   This event is held on September 30 every year at the Historic Chautauqua Auditorium and the surrounding area in Waxahachie, Texas.
The Texas Historical Commission has launched a web documentary film about the Massacre at Goliad. 360* camera technology was used to be attractive and immersive for Texas history students. It can be viewed on laptop, cell phone, tablet, VR headsets or on the THC website. A Chrome browser provides the best experience. All of the sites for the Massacre were shot on location and the artifacts shown were gathered from...
One of the largest special collections in the nation among schools of Southwestern’s size, the Edward A. Clark Collection was a gift of more than 2,400 volumes donated in 1965 from the private collection of Ambassador Edward A. Clark. It is rich in printed materials for the period of the Republic of Texas, the annexation of Texas by the United States, and Reconstruction. Also included in this collection are a number...
This collection contains materials from John Goodwin Tower, a Southwestern alumnus, represented Texas in the United States Senate from 1961 through 1984. Before his retirement, he named Southwestern University as the official repository for his papers. The approximately 800 linear feet of materials primarily reflect his Senate activities and include documents, legislative files, correspondence, speeches, campaign...
This collection contains roughly 70 interviews of Baytown residents which reflect the history of Baytown. This collection was created between 1968 to the early 1980s. The Baytown Oral History Collection includes stories on the following Texas topics: History of the Humble Oil & Refinery Co., Hurricane Carla, the Great Depression, a Baytown Lynching, History of (Middletown) Pelly, History of Baytown’s...
This collection consists of approximately 100 interviews of Baytown veterans who served in wars and during peacetime. These stories highlight experiences from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and Operation Desert Storm.
This is a collection of oral histories from Baytown College consisting of 20 oral histories of World War II veterans which was done as part of a fiftieth anniversary of World War II by Barbara Cooper and her History students in the mid-1990s
Austin Community College Continuing Education offers Archaeology: If Houses Could Speak . Dr. Thomas Barrett explores the process of researching historical properties from genealogy to architectural history, as well as, all the artifacts and archival records in between. The cost of the course is $76.
Through the analysis of primary-source archival footage from TAMI’s interactive web exhibit, “Weathering Texas,” students will demonstrate an understanding of extreme weather events in Texas during the 20th and 21st centuries. Teachers will take students in grades 3 - 8 on a “guided tour” of “Weathering Texas,” where students will explore the historical context of certain events and the conditions that made them...
The National WWI Museum and Memorial partnered with The United States World War One Centennial Commission to provide a website of K-12 Education resources including apps, audio visual material, articles, curriculum, games, and primary sources for the classroom on a variety of topics.
The German-Texan Heritage Society Annual Conference will be at the University Baptist Church in Austin on July 21-22. Dr. Tom Alter, Dr. Matt Tippens, Dr. Walter Kamphoefner, Dr. Peter Buckingham, and Dr. Kyle Wilkison are among the speakers this year. The theme this year will focus on the effects WWI had on German-Texans due to the Red Scare and the Agrarian Socialist movement many German-Texans belonged to.
Teacher’s Corner: Church Ethnographies: A West Texas Case Study by Gordon Bronitsky. Winter 1991, vol. 13, no. 1. Pp. 7-9 from AnthroNotes Report about what was learned by college students participating in an ethnographic assignment; includes sample 5-item questionnaire.
The entire collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Department of Anthropology publication AnthroNotes (1979-2012) and 263 individual AnthroNotes articles can be downloaded in three formats (PDF, mobi, ePub) from the Smithsonian Libraries digital database. The database is searchable by author, title, year and subject. Searches may be conducted in over 40 topics, including geographic regions...
For the Texas World War I Centennial Commemoration, this is a list of World War I training sites in Texas.
American Armies and Battlefields in Europe: A History, Guide and Reference Book was first published in 1927 by the American Battle Monuments Commission with almost 600 pages to commemorate America's involvement into World War I. By 1938, the book was expanded with additional research to serve as a history of the American Expeditionary Forces’ accomplishments. Among the contributing authors was Maj. Dwight D....
This collection of audio/visual materials contains micro-documentaries on a variety of WWI subjects. Created under the Student Filmmaker's Project at St. Mary's University, most of these are about 5 minutes in length.
Texans Take to the Trenches: WWI The Lone Star State and the Great War is an online exhibit from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to mark the 100th anniversary of the "Great War." More than 198,000 Texans joined the United States military, and even more contributed to the war effort on the home front. This exhibit featuring primary documents, includes both documents and images. There is a companion...
This is a digitized collection of articles on Dr. May Owen, past president of various medical institutions including the Texas Society of Pathologists, the Tarrant County Medical Society, and the Texas Medical Association dating from 1912-2003. These are collected in the the Portal to Texas History, an online database sponsored by the University of North Texas. The articles are provided by the Texas Medical...
Digital scans of Cat’s Claw, a bi-weekly student newspaper from Archer City High School are now available. The content of the newspaper includes information of interest to students along with advertising from years 1931-2015. These scans are collected in the Portal to Texas History, a database sponsored by the University of North Texas. The scans are included in Archer County Newspaper Collection.
The Texas World War I Centennial organization is part of the National World War I Centennial Commission (WWICC). Texas is committed to commemorating the role of Texas and Texans in the Great War, especially as we approach the 100 year anniversary of U.S. involvement in 2017-2019. In Texas our goals are: Information and Awareness. Increase awareness of the general public about the role of Texas and Texans the Great...
No Man’s Land: East Texas African Americans in WWI will be traveling throughout Texas over the two-year centennial period (2017-2019). Come walk among the eleven thousand veteran names on display and learn their stories: men who died in combat, served as officers, unloaded ships, buried the dead, kept the sawmills going, trained for war on Texas college campuses, and in some cases, deserted. You will see the Great...
This is a blog that explores the history of the Great War (WWI) and the lives of American Soldiers through out. It is featured by the US. National Archives in Washington DC. When the United States declared war on Germany in April 1917, President Woodrow Wilson undertook a massive propaganda campaign to expand support for the war. He declared that, America would help make the world “safe for democracy.” Democracy...
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