Monthly Archives: September 2014

Research Ready: September 2014

This month’s finding aids include the papers of World War II hero Audie Murphy, Civil War letters from a Texas family, sermons and other materials from a longtime Austin pastor, and the minute book of a Texas women’s church organization during the Great Depression. Read more in our September edition of Research Ready. Continue reading

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Print Peeks: Captivity Narratives at The Texas Collection

The Texas Collection is home to many stories, many featuring depictions of frontier heroes taming the Wild West. One of the most captivating types of pioneer stories in the collection is captivity narratives, written accounts of those captured by Native Americans. The Texas Collection contains many captivity narratives involving Texas or Texans. Let’s take a look at a few. Continue reading

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Texas over Time: Bridge Street, Waco

The area around Waco’s iconic suspension bridge saw a lot of change in its early years. Check it out in our latest Texas over Time GIF. Continue reading

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Armstrong’s Stars: “Where is Waco, Texas?”

By Jennifer Borderud, Access and Outreach Librarian, Armstrong Browning Library In her biography of Dr. A.J. Armstrong, chair of Baylor’s English Department from 1912-1952 and founder of the Armstrong Browning Library, Lois Smith Douglas recounts Dr. Armstrong’s efforts to bring … Continue reading

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