Monthly Archives: June 2016

A Sweet (and Sparkly!) Canvas

A portrait painting on sugar? You have to see it to believe it. Click to learn more about a most unusual artifact in The Texas Collection University Archives. Continue reading

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A Look at Alexander Hamilton’s World through Texas Collection Maps

With the world singing for Alexander Hamilton right now, we decided to take a look at our maps to get a view of how the United States changed in his lifetime. Indeed, the world has never been the same since Hamilton! Continue reading

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Understanding a Derailment: Camp MacArthur Train No. 264

When Camp MacArthur Train No. 264 derailed just northeast of Waco in 1918, some people immediately speculated the accident was caused by sabotage. The real story was much more mundane–learn more in our latest blog post. Continue reading

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Texas over Time: Texas Centennial Exposition

Billed as the first world’s fair in the Southwest, the Texas Centennial Exposition opened in June 1936–80 years ago this week. Enjoy a nighttime tour of Fair Park’s then-new buildings in our latest Texas over Time. Continue reading

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