Monthly Archives: May 2012

Preserving Historical Humor: The Society of Southwest Archivists Records

“When in doubt, throw it out.”  No, this is not the motto of The Texas Collection, but it was the slogan of a spoof newsletter for the Society of Southwest Archivists. Other jokes in the newsletter, called “The Missed Archivist,” … Continue reading

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Introducing Research Ready

Processing archival collections is one of our central activities at The Texas Collection. In archivist lingo, “processing” means to enhance access to our records through arrangement and description. Archives are different from books—they usually don’t have a title page, table … Continue reading

Posted in African-Americans, Archives, basketball, Baylor University, Bearettes, Lady Bears, Old West, Olga Fallen, Photographs, Reconstruction, Research Ready, Texas Rangers, Voting rights, Women's Athletics | Leave a comment

The Most Horrible Storm: A Firsthand Account of the 1953 Waco Tornado

If you have lived in Texas for any amount of time, you’ve experienced a tornado watch, and maybe even a tornado warning. The TV program you were watching is interrupted with dire weather maps, the radio DJ advises folks out … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, Historic Waco, letters, postcards, tornado, Waco | 8 Comments