Category Archives: Frontier and pioneer life

Research Ready: January 2018

View materials on Jesse and Frank James, Baylor sororities, the travels of a Baylor professor, and more in this month’s edition of Research Ready! Continue reading

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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

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Research Ready: August 2017

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 … Continue reading

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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

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Research Ready: March 2017

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 … Continue reading

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Research Ready: June 2016

In this month’s Research Ready, learn about a treaty between the Republic of Texas and Great Britain, materials on a Waco retail business, dining room reports from Georgia Burleson Hall cafeteria at Baylor University, and more! Continue reading

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Research Ready: May 2016

Civil War documents, print resources on military training camps in Texas, unpublished poems, documents from a Baylor professor and Waco mayor, and more are available in this month’s Research Ready! 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 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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