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. The books included this month are not new to our holdings but were deemed appropriate as a celebration of the Christmas season. These resources are primed for research and are just a sampling of the many resources to be found at The Texas Collection!
December’s finding aids By Paul Fisher, Assistant Director and Processing Archivist
Chloe Armstrong papers, 1950-1973, undated (#485): Correspondence, literary productions, teaching records, and subject files belonging to Chloe Armstrong, a former professor of oral communications who taught at Baylor University from 1949 until 1973.
December’s print materials By Thomas DeShong, Library Information Specialist III
Bynum, Janie. The Twelve Days of Christmas in Texas. New York: Sterling, 2009. Print.
In this children’s book by Janie Bynum, Ashley comes to Texas to visit her cousin José for Christmas. She writes letters back to her parents describing the fun adventures José takes her on to introduce her to life in the Lone Star State. José also gives Ashley presents from the Texas version of the Twelve Days of Christmas including buckin’ broncos, armadillos, and grazin’ longhorns.
Campbell, Reba, ed. Christmas on the Brazos Salutes the Great Cooks of Waco. [Waco, Texas: Central Texas Printing, Inc., 1984.] Print.
In support of one of the popular social events of the Waco Christmas season, this cookbook, produced by the Historic Waco Foundation, presents some favorite holiday recipes as contributed by local citizens. From caramel crusted cranberry bread to gourmet roasted pecans, there is a little something for everyone to try out this Christmas.
Phillips, Betty Lou, and Roblyn Herndon. The Night Before Christmas in Texas. Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith, 2013. Print.
In this Texas rendition of Clement Clarke Moore’s classic 1823 poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” Santa and Mrs. Claus dream of coming to Texas for the winter. Highlighting various cities and historical sites along the way, the Clauses visit Waco and Baylor University, even stopping to admire the bluebonnets!