Monthly Archives: July 2017

Research Ready: July 2017

View materials on German immigration to Texas, Prohibition, gunslingers in Texas, screenplays, railroad collections, Texas Civil War materials, and more in this month’s edition of Research Ready! Continue reading

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Demise of the Cursed New Birmingham, Texas

by Anna Redhair, Graduate Student In the early 1880s, Alabama native and sewing machine salesman Alexander B. Blevins envisioned a town in East Texas that would rival the iron production of Birmingham in his home state. While traveling through the … Continue reading

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Stories from Independence: Baylor Historical Society

In the second installment of Stories from Independence, Processing Archivist Paul Fisher will discuss the Baylor Historical Society. The society assisted preservation efforts at Independence, Texas, and raised funds for the restoration of Baylor’s iconic columns. Continue reading

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Research Ready: June 2017

Discover the papers of noted prosecutor Leon Jaworski, journalist Tommy West, and a selection of print materials on the Dallas Automobile Country Club, the Pecos Land and Cattle Company, and more in this month’s edition of Research Ready. Continue reading

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