Category Archives: Indians of North America

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

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 Today we continue the story with the Parker family’s work to preserve its historical documents, now at The Texas Collection.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

Posted in American South, American West, Archives, Books, Cynthia Ann Parker, Folklore, Folklore, frontier and pioneer life, Frontier and pioneer life, genealogy, Indian captivities, Indians of North America, letters, Mexia, Old West, paper, Photographs, postcards, Quanah Parker, Republic of Texas, Santa Anna, Texas, Texas, Texas Baptists, Texas Centennial, Texas State Parks, West, Woman pioneers | 1 Comment

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

Posted in American South, American West, Archives, Books, Cynthia Ann Parker, Folklore, frontier and pioneer life, Frontier and pioneer life, genealogy, Indian captivities, Indians of North America, letters, Mexia, Old West, paper, Photographs, postcards, Quanah Parker, Republic of Texas, Santa Anna, Texas, Texas Baptists, Texas Centennial, Texas State Parks, West, Woman pioneers | 2 Comments

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

Posted in American South, American West, Archives, Books, Cynthia Ann Parker, Folklore, frontier and pioneer life, Frontier and pioneer life, genealogy, Indian captivities, Indians of North America, letters, Mexia, Old West, paper, Photographs, postcards, Quanah Parker, Republic of Texas, Santa Anna, Texas, Texas Baptists, Texas Centennial, Texas land grants, Texas State Parks, West, Woman pioneers | 7 Comments

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

Posted in American South, American West, Archives, Baptist General Convention of Texas, Cynthia Ann Parker, E.S. James, Fort Worth, frontier and pioneer life, Frontier and pioneer life, genealogy, Hill's Business College, Indian captivities, Indians of North America, letters, Medicine, Old West, Quanah Parker, Research Ready, Texas, Texas Baptists, Texas historic buildings, Texas land grants, Texas physicians, Texas State Parks, Theology study and teaching, Trinity River | 2 Comments

Research Ready: June 2013

Whatever your interest, we’ve got you covered. The early days of Baylor’s Student Union Building? Waco pioneers? World War II photographs? Check out this month’s Research Ready to learn more Continue reading

Posted in Accountants, African-Americans, Air warfare, America (song), Ava Walkup Storey, Baptist history, Baptist missions, Baptist universities and colleges, Baylor at Independence, Baylor athletics, Baylor University, Cherokee, Chris H.W. Rueter, Civil War, Dixie Anderson Butcher, Edcouch, Edward Horner Wiley, First Baptist Church-Edcouch, Frank L. Wilcox, Frontier and pioneer life, George Barnard, Gonzales, Hidalgo County, Historic Waco, Immortal Ten, Independence, Independence Baptist Church, Indians of North America, James Anderson Slover, Lawrence Sullivan Ross, Lily McIlroy Russell, Mary Jane Hannah Wiley, Mayors, missionaries, missions, My Country Tis of Thee, Newel Berryman Crain, Newton M. Berryman, Pat Neff, Patriotism, Pheba, Pipkin Drug Store, Race relations, Railroad accidents, Research Ready, Robert "Bob" Lee Hannah, Round Rock, Rufus C. Burleson Society, Samuel Francis Smith, Seventh and James Baptist Church-Waco, Slavery, Student Union Building, Texas, Texas Baptists, Trading posts, Traffic fatalities, Waco, World War I, World War II | Leave a comment

A Day in the (Texas Collection) Life: Paul Fisher, Processing Archivist

Meet Paul Fisher, Baylor graduate (BA 2009, MA 2011), native Texan, and Processing Archivist, in our latest staff post giving you a peek into the day-to-day work of The Texas Collection. Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the (Texas Collection) Life, Archives, archives preservation, Baylor University, Civil War, Confederate States of America, Cuadra Star, Farmers Improvement Society, Indians of North America, Julie Holcomb, Museum Studies, Robert L. Smith, Texas Collection 90th anniversary, The Texas Collection, United States history, Waco | Leave a comment

Research Ready: October 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 October: Bolt Family Homestead and Legion Valley Indian Massacre Collection, 1985: … Continue reading

Posted in 10th Texas Infantry Regiment, Adolf Hitler, African-Americans, Albert Luper, Baptist history, Baptist missions, Baptist women, Baylor at Independence, Baylor University, Bolt Family Homestead, Brazil, Camp MacArthur, Civil War, Confederate States of America, diaries, Fannie Mae Luper, First Baptist Church Oak Cliff Dallas, Fred Gildersleeve, Frontier and pioneer life, Georgia Jenkins Burleson, German-Americans, Germany, Granbury's Texas Brigade, Harry Hall Womack Jr., Historic Waco, Indians of North America, Kentucky National Guard, Legion Valley Massacre, letters, Llano County, Lydia Ann Guyler English, Mary "Kitty" Jacque Du Congé, Mexican War 1846-1848, military history, missionaries, missions, Oscar "Doc" Norbert Du Congé, Otto Georg Thierack, Portugal, Reconstruction, Research Ready, Rufus Burleson, Sam Houston, Slavery, Texas Catholics, Texas governors, Texas Mayors, United States Air Force, United States Navy, University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, Waco race relations, Woman pioneers, World War I, World War II | Leave a comment

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