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. These resources are primed for research and are just a sampling of the many resources to be found at The Texas Collection!
June’s finding aids
By Paul Fisher, Processing Archivist
- BU records: Business Affairs Division: Business Manager (George H. Belew), 1919-1944 (#BU/388): Includes Belew’s Baylor business correspondence, dining room reports from Georgia Burleson Hall, athletics documents, and other administrative files.
- Nate Chodorow papers, 1931-1986, undated (#726): Documents the daily operations of one of Waco’s longest running retail businesses. Operating for more than sixty years in downtown Waco, Nate Chodorow’s Dry Goods Store provided local consumers with apparel and piece goods as well as a variety of other household goods. The correspondence, the legal and financial records, and the print materials in this collection document the history of the store as well as Chodorow’s extensive real estate transactions.
- BU records: Baptist Heritage Study, 1987-1995, undated (#BU/357): Contains the records of the Baptist Heritage Study, a committee that studied Baylor University’s identity as a Christian university.
June’s print materials
By Amie Oliver, Librarian and Curator of Print Materials
One of four copies located in the world, this rare broadside, another Streeter item, provides information on the replacement of a Coahuila and Texas governor in 18
Great Britain. Bill for Carrying into Effect the Treaty Between Her Majesty and the Republic of Texas for the Suppression of the African Slave Trade.
This rare item, found in Streeter’s
Luling Chamber of Commerce.
“Texas wants you and Luling is the place to locate.” Highlighting the best 1930s Luling has to offer as a way to entice people to move there, this promotional pamphlet provides an interesting view of this small town. Contained within are photos and information on the oil industry, agriculture, recreational facilities, schools, churches, and more. Click here to view the Bearcat record for this resource!