Category Archives: Texas

Portrayals of Texans in Western Films

by Ben Leavitt, Graduate Assistant The Texas Collection maintains more than a half dozen screenplays either written by Texans or set in Texas. Many of these screenplays were used in the production of Western films, and from them we can … Continue reading

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Texas over Time: Camp MacArthur

Texas has changed quite a bit over the years, as is readily seen in our vast photograph and postcard collections. To help bring some of those changes to life, we’ve created a “Texas over Time” series of GIFs that will … Continue reading

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Documenting the Parker Family Story at The Texas Collection (Part 3)

For the past two weeks, we’ve been writing about the Parker family—from Cynthia Ann Parker and Quanah Parker, to Old Fort Parker. Today we continue the story with the Parker family’s work to preserve its historical documents, now at The Texas Collection. Mark your calendar for February 18 to hear Jack Selden’s lecture about his book on the Parker family. If you can’t attend but want to follow along on Twitter, look for #ParkerFamilyTX. Continue reading

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Documenting the Parker Family Story at The Texas Collection (Part 1)

The Texas Collection recently acquired a group of historic documents on the Parker family, including Cynthia Ann Parker and her son Quanah Parker. This amazing collection is one of several record groups on the Parker family already at The Texas … Continue reading

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Research Ready: January 2016

Explore Baptist sermons, the writings of a Baylor University professor, and more in this month’s Research Ready! Continue reading

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Research Ready: October 2015

In this month’s Research Ready, we have added selections from our print materials for you to explore! Resource topics include Hill’s Business College in Waco, materials about Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker, and letters from a prominent editor of the Baptist Standard. Continue reading

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Research Ready: April 2015

Materials documenting a German family in 1830s Texas, an African American family in Waco, and a woman in Central Texas are included in April’s Research Ready. Continue reading

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Research Ready: October 2014

Explore topics this month that are Research Ready: photographs from the old Baylor campus at Independence, Texas, Baptist church materials, Texas family documents, and minutes from Baylor’s Staff Council. Continue reading

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Research Ready: August 2014

Materials from a Texas politician, Baylor fundraising efforts in the 1920s, a Jewish organization in Waco, and a Waco church are all featured in this month’s Research Ready! Continue reading

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Print Peeks: Waco Newspapers Report on the Beginning of World War I

The U.S. didn’t enter World War I until 1917, but newspapers still found ways, from ancestry to cotton, to relate the war to Wacoans’ everyday lives in 1914. Learn more in our latest Print Peeks. Continue reading

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