Category Archives: Folklore

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 Today we continue the story with the Parker family’s work to preserve its historical documents, now at The Texas Collection.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 2)

Last week, we explored the story of Cynthia Ann Parker and Quanah Parker. This week, learn about efforts to remember this history by restoring Fort Parker. Mark your calendar for February 18 to hear Jack Selden’s lecture about his book on the Parker family, and stay tuned for next week’s blog post on the Selden collection. 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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Dottie Scarborough: A Woman of Many Talents

The personal papers of one of Baylor’s most well-written alumna are now available for research at The Texas Collection. The Dorothy Scarborough papers include more than 60 boxes of personal correspondence, notebooks, and sheet music that Scarborough wrote and collected during her career as an author, folklorist, and professor. Continue reading

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Research Ready: March 2015

Learn about a United States diplomat in Central and South America, a researcher in Southern folklore, and one of the deadliest natural disasters in U.S. history in this month’s edition of Research Ready! Continue reading

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