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By Rahcel Lofton, Susie Hendrix and Jane Kennedy, 1926. A stirring narrative of adventure, hardship and privation in the early days of Texas, depicting struggles with the Indians and other adventures.
By J.W. Wilbarger, 1890. Reliable accounts of battles, wars, adventures, forays, murders, massacres, etc., together with biographical sketches of many of the most noted Indian fighters and frontiersmen of Texas. Source: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library
The Handbook of Texas Online article on Bernardo de Galvez. A Hispanic Hero of the American Revolution.
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 Empire of Japan's attack on U.S. forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941, motivated the United States to join the Allies' struggle against Japan, Germany and Italy during World War II. Texans responded to the call for troops in great numbers. After four long years of war, Texas had supplied a greater percentage of men and women to the armed forces than any other state with more than 700,000 in uniform.
Shocked by the December 7, 1941, Empire of Japan attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii that propelled the United States into World War II, one U.S. government response to the war (1941-1945) began in early 1942 with the incarceration of thousands of Japanese Americans on the West Coast and the territory of Hawaii. Approximately 120,000 Issei (first generation, Japanese immigrants) and Nisei (second generation, U.S....
Journey through the African American culture and heritage in Texas, and discover a long and proud legacy that has undeniably shaped today’s Lone Star State mystique. Through hardships and triumphs, valor and determination, and influence and change, people of African descent have contributed greatly to our state’s development. Explore this website to discover these real stories and real places that define the history...
Information on Fort St. Louis and expeditions made by La Salle.
The Sixth Floor Museum holds in its collections approximately 45,000 items related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the local and global aftermath of his tragic death, the legacy of his presidency and the history and culture of the 1960s. The Museum strives to preserve these fragile materials as well as to provide public access to important historical images, documents, recordings and artifacts....
A photo gallery from the History Channel of President George H W Bush.
A photo gallery from the History Channel of President Lyndon B. Johnson.
A photo gallery from the History Channel of President George W. Bush.
This document is Santa Anna's account of his efforts in Texas in 1836.
This book, written by Andrew Murphy Jackson, provides biographical sketches of noteworthy African Americans in Texas, and advice on how African Americans can lead fulfilling lives.
Presents aspects of the social, economical, and educational situation of Houston's African American population around 1915. Includes articles by different authors. Contains statistical data and numerous photos of people, streets, and buildings.
Special military orders for Captain R. Greene, Jr. Greene was empowered to inspect the Conscript officers in Western Texas.
Letter from Richard Greene to Richard Venables, dated April 8, 1864, with a suggestion that Venables apply for a position with General Greer. Includes a reply from Venables on the reverse, dated May 9, 1864. Venables gives an account of his recent illness, capture by the Yankees, and recovery.
Brief biography of Thomas M. Bagby. Contains a short history of how the site of his home became the location of the early Houston Public Library.
Invitation letter from the City of Houston regarding a Freedmen's Town/4th Ward Community Meeting on Wednesday, April 23, 2008.
Letter from C. F. Richardson to Governor James Allred thanking the governor for his participation in the National Negro Business League meeting on August 17,1938 in Houston. Richardson also informed Governor Allred that he planned to be in Austin on September 2nd and asked for a conference to discuss a few issues.
Signature of S. R. Bostick from April 22, 1899. Obtained by O. Fisher Allen at a convention of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. At the time, Bostick was the only living member of the four captors of General Antonio López de Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto.
Promissory note to Henry Norton and Virgil Whitcomb, signed by Santa Anna.