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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
This article provides an overview of the History of Public Education in Texas from the Texas Education Agency.
KXAS was the first television station in Texas and the Southwest when it signed on as WBAP-TV on September 27, 1948. It is an NBC owned station in Fort Worth which serves the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Presented by the UNT Archives, this collection features photographs, video, and scripts from news stories produced by the station during its early years.
Four generations of photographers – all named Byrd Williams – documented more than 100 years of North Texas history with their work. Now, UNT Libraries has acquired their collection, consisting of over 10,000 prints and 300,000 negatives. The materials include commercial and studio photography, western landscapes, documentary studies, and fine art photography. Family correspondence, artifacts, and a collection of...
The Danish Heritage Preservation Society contributes their collection of over 300 photographs to the Portal. The images date back to the 1800's and portray a variety of events, organizations, people, and places that relate to the Danish culture in Texas.
During the Great Depression Connie Ford McCann served as a company clerk for two six-month tours in the Civilian Conservation Corps. This collection, presented by the UNT Archives, features his diary, documents, and photographs from his year with the CCC.
When Hardin-Simmons University opened in 1892 sixty students enrolled at the small college in the fledgling town of Abilene. At that time it was called Abilene Baptist College as it had been founded by the Sweetwater Baptist Association and a group of cattlemen and pastors who wanted to bring Christian higher education to the west. Renamed Simmons College for the New York preacher whose financial support allowed the...
The Boys Scouts of America asked the UNT Digital Libraries Division to digitize a full run of Scouting Magazine to celebrate the magazine’s centennial anniversary. Reading through 100 years of issues provides an interesting reflection of social and political changes in the country. The magazine helped promote rationing and victory gardens during both World Wars and encouraged assisting the poor during the Depression...
Primary and secondary teachers will especially appreciate the Texas Folklife Festival collection belonging to the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute of Texan Cultures. More than 4,000 photographs capture traditional customs, foodways, and folk dancing of a range of ethnic groups in Texas that include the Czech-Moravians, Lebanese, Koreans, Poles, Germans, Scandinavians, Mexican Americans, Irish, and...
With the generous support of the Amon Carter Foundation, the UNT Libraries completed their latest, large-scale digitization project titled Texas Cultures Online, which features more than 16,000 historical items that showcase Texas’ diverse cultural heritage. Seventeen institutions, consisting of large and small public libraries, universities, private family collections, museums, and historical societies participated...
The Witte Museums Carpa Cubana Collection consists of photographs of circus performers based in San Antonio. Active in the early twentieth century, the combined traditional circus acts such as acrobats and clowns with theatrical performances, such as singing, dancing, and comedy routines.
The official publication of the Teachers State Association of Texas that supported the work of the African American teachers of Texas. The motto for the publication was The Best in Education for Every Negro Child-The Best in Working Conditions for Every Negro Teacher and each of its issues chronicles the work of the Association to achieve its goals and bring quality education to the African American children of...
This primary source set from the Portal to Texas History will help teachers and students to learn about the Native American Cultures of the Caddos, Karankawas, and Wichitas.
This primary source set from the Portal to Texas History, includes sources to help teachers and students learn about the Native American Cultures of the Jumanos, Tiguas, Tonkawas, Apaches, Comanches, and Kiowa. 
 This primary source set includes over 70 primary sources, which can be used by teachers and students in the classroom. Sources include maps, photographs, newspapers, and information which can be used to teach students about the life of Native Americans.
The Texas Digital Newspaper Program is a partnership to provide broad geographic access to digitized Texas newspapers as far back as 1829. This is a very popular collection with some outstanding partners across Texas. Newspapers are being added to the Portal regularly. Some of the current titles include the Telegraph and Texas Register, the Bartlett Tribune, the Texas Ranger, the Palo Pinto Star, the Texas Democrat...
Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridians: Washington and Greenwich. Excludes Texas west of the 101st meridian.
Photograph of seven Civil War veterans, including B.B. Paddock who is second from the right in the back row. The men are wearing old Confederate uniforms, two with ribbons attached to their jackets and the rest with medals and insignia attached.
Photograph of nine men and three women at a Confederate Reunion. Six of the men are in Confederate uniform while the other three wear suits, one with a vest and one with a tie. Five of the men have ribbons attached to their coats.
John Sherman Saunders was a 2nd lieutenant in the 61st Tennessee Mounted Infantry, Confederate Army. He enlisted is October 3, 1862 in Clairborne Co. Tenn. He was captured Nov. 6, 1863 there also. Was at the Louisville Ky Military Prison from 1863-Mar. 25, 1864 and at Fort Delaware, Del. Military Prison from Mar. 27, 1864-June 12, 1865. (included in Portal because he was a Grapevine resident after the Civil War)
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