Category Archives: Adventure

Research Ready: September 2017

Read about the records of a historically African American cemetery, the papers of former Baylor President W.R. White, a Western novel about a scout leading a party through Comanche territory, a local civic leader, and more in this month’s edition of Research Ready. Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, American West, Archives, Books, Cowboys, Falls County Texas, frontier and pioneer life, Frontier and pioneer life, letters, Old West, Photographs, Printing, Race relations, rare books, Research Ready, Screenplays, W.R. White, Waco, Waco race relations, West | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Adventure, Archives, Civil War, Confederate States of America, Cowboys, diaries, frontier and pioneer life, Frontier and pioneer life, German pioneers, letters, Mexico, Old West, Paul Baker, Prohibition, Rail Road, Railroads, Research Ready, Screenplays, Texas navy, Texas railroads | Leave a comment

Research Ready: May 2017

Explore materials on Baptist missionaries in China, dime novels, Texas railroads, military academies, and more in this month’s edition of Research Ready! Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, American West, Archives, Baptist missions, Baptist women, Belton Texas, Books, broadsides, China, Dallas, frontier and pioneer life, Indian captivities, Indians of North America, letters, missionaries, missions, Old West, Photographs, Rail Road, Railroads, Research Ready, Texas railroads, Waco, Waco Interfaith Conference, World War II | Leave a comment

Research Ready: February 2017

Learn about cowboy songs, the Baylor University Golden Wave Band, Corpus Christi, and more in this month’s edition of Research Ready! Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, American West, Baptist women, Baylor University Golden Wave Band, Books, letters, Lily McIlroy Russell, McGregor Plan, Old West, paper, Photographs, Railroads, Research Ready, Texas Baptists, Trains, World War II | Leave a comment

Research Ready: December 2016

Each month, we post an update to notify our readers about the latest archival collections to be processed and some highlights of our print materials. These resources are primed for research and are just a sampling of the many resources … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, African American universities and colleges, African-American history, Archives, Baptist women, Civil War, diaries, Historic Waco, Huston-Tillotson University, McLennan County, Nonprofit organizations, Paul Quinn College, Photographs, rare books, Research Ready, Texas Baptists, Waco, Waco ISD, women's education | 1 Comment

Armstrong’s Stars: Richard Halliburton

Richard Halliburton was a household name in the late 1920s-early 1930s when he visited Baylor. As an international adventurer, Halliburton must have encountered all manner of characters. He didn’t count on the imposing figure of A.J. Armstrong when he visited Baylor, though! Learn more in our latest installment of Armstrong’s Stars. Continue reading

Posted in A.J. Armstrong, Adventure, Andrew Joseph Armstrong, Armstrong Browning Library, Armstrong's Stars, Baylor University, Richard Halliburton, Waco Hall | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Adventure, Barbara Hofland, Clinton Smith, German pioneers, Herman Lehmann, Indian captivities, Jefferson Smith, Manuel del Perez, Mary Rowlandson, People, Print Peeks | Leave a comment

Print Peeks: Kendall's Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition-A Firsthand Account of a Trip Gone Awry

Did you know that some early Texans argued that Santa Fe was on the Texas side of the Rio Grande and therefore a part of Texas? (It certainly didn’t hurt that Santa Fe was a major trade hub.) Learn more about the ill-fated Texan Santa Fe Expedition in our latest Print Peeks. Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, George Wilkins Kendall, New Mexico, Print Peeks, rare books, Republic of Texas, Texan Santa Fe Expedition | 1 Comment

Dime Novels: The Rise of the American Hero

The Texas Collection is proud to present our newest exhibit, “Dime Novels: The Rise of the American Hero.” Gallop into the adventures with our promotional video, and then read on to learn about these melodramatic tales Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, American West, Ann S. Stephens, Beadle and Adams, Beadle's Dime Novels, Buffalo Bill, dime novels, Frontier and pioneer life, Prentiss Ingraham, United States history | 2 Comments

Research Ready: July 2012

Each month, we post a processing update to notify our readers about the latest collections that have finding aids online and are primed for research. Here’s the scoop for July: Andrew Joseph (A.J.) Armstrong papers: The Andrew Joseph Armstrong papers … Continue reading

Posted in A.J. Armstrong, Adventure, Andrew Joseph Armstrong, Annexation Temperance Society, Archives, Armstrong Browning Library, Baptist history, Baptist missions, Baylor at Independence, Baylor English department, Baylor University, Ben Milam, Bosque John McLennan, Brazos County, Brenham Texas, Bryan Texas, Cartoonists, Charles Chaplin, Cherokee, Chippewa, church history, Civil War, Clark Herring, Confederate States of America, Daughters of the American Revolution, Delaware Indians, Edward Rotan, Edwin James, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Elizabeth Gordon Bradley chapter DAR, First Baptist Church Austin Texas, First Baptist Church Brenham Texas, First National Bank Waco, First Presbyterian Church Waco, Francisco Banda, frontier and pioneer life, Galveston College, genealogy, Henry Downs chapter DAR, Historic Waco, Indian captivities, Indians of North America, John Gill Pratt, John Kern Strecker, Jotham Meeker, Kate Harrison Friend, Kate Sturm McCall Rotan, Lucy Exall Chaplin, Lykins Johnston, Mary Maxwell Armstrong, McLennan County, Medicine, Medina County, Milam Park, Milam's Colony, missionaries, missions, Moses Merrill, National Association of Railway Surgeons, National Catholic News Service, Neil McLennan, Noname Club, Oakwood Cemetery, Ojibwa, Oto, Ottawa, Pat Neff, Potawatomi, Railroads, Reconstruction, Religious journalism, Republic of Texas, Research Ready, Richard Pryor, Robert Browning, Robert Hodges Jr., Roger Conger, Roy Crane, Royston Crane, Sam Houston, Santa Anna, Shawnee, Sidebars: Reflections by a Missionary Journalist in New York, Snyder Texas, Tennessee history, Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, Texas land grants, Tracy Early, United Methodist Church, Waco, Waco Humane Society, Washington County Texas, William Carey Crane, William Maury Darst, William Shakespeare, Women social reformers, Woodmen of the World--Texas, World Church Council, Wright's Brigade, Zoology | Leave a comment