Each month, we post an update to notify our readers about the latest archival collections to be processed and some highlights of our print material acquisitions. These resources are primed for research and are just a sampling of the many resources to be found at The Texas Collection!
April’s finding aids
By Paul Fisher, Processing Archivist
- Waco Bridge Company records, 1868-1991, undated (#2010): Financial ledgers and minute books produced by the company as it constructed and maintained the first bridge over the Brazos River in Central Texas, the Waco Suspension Bridge.
- [Belton] Southwestern Traction Company collection, 1913-1918, undated (#1511): Consists of legal documents about maintaining the rail line from Belton to Temple, and the construction of a proposed new line from Belton to Williamson County, Texas.
- Belton and Northeastern Railroad Company records, 1895-1898 (#1576): Correspondence and financial documents pertaining to the creation of a railroad in the 1890s to connect Belton to the Cotton Belt Railway via McGregor, Texas.
- Crush Collision collection, 1896-1983 (#1253): Includes correspondence containing eyewitness accounts of the famous intentional crash of two locomotives in Crush, Texas, on September 15, 1896.
April’s print materials
By Amie Oliver, Librarian and Curator of Print Materials
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