Category Archives: Exhibits
Special Collections staff have been very busy. There are two new exhibits now available for your perusal and edification. The first curated and realized by Susan Swain may be seen in the exhibit cases located in the library lobby adjacent to Bistro Burnett. The exhibit examines the history of KTCU-FM, the campus radio station. Please come and take a look at this excellent exhibit about the early days of 88.7, “The Choice.” While you’re at it take a look at the article in The TCU Magazine about Luther Adkins, “the founder of KTCU.”
The other new exhibit is available online and was conceived and realized by Amy Leslie which highlights a selection of the newly-scanned letters and other manuscripts contained in the William Luther Lewis collection of British and American literature. As well as the selection of items, there is a link from the exhibit which takes one to the site where all of the manuscripts may be found. Check out this very attractive web exhibit.
A new exhibit by graduate student assistant Jensen Branscombe entitled “TCU Theatre and Dance” has been added to the department’s website. Ms Branscombe describes it thus: “This exhibit features images from a variety of TCU theatre and dance productions since the 1960s. The photographs are from the Linda Kaye collection in TCU’s Special Collections.”
Jensen Branscombe, graduate student assistant in Special Collections, has completed a new, web-only exhibit about the evolution of TCU’s ever popular mascot, Superfrog. Making its debut at the opening game of the 1949 football season, the horn frog has been a popular addition to sports events.
A click on the horn frog below will take you to the exhibit.
Go Frogs! Beat Boise State!
Check out the new exhibit in the lobby of the library displaying photographs and other items from the Amon G Carter collection. Entitled “Amon G. Carter, TCU’s Man in the Field,” the exhibit was assembled and mounted by Susan Swain.
Susan describes the exhibit:
Amon G. Carter was a big booster of TCU football as well as publisher and founder of the Fort Worth-Star Telegram. He started life poor, but with wit and drive, he became a person of renown and influence, meanwhile amassing a great fortune. He spearheaded the building of the Amon G. Carter Stadium at TCU, and threw his money and personality into the football team.
In 1938, a great brouhaha went up and rumors flew when TCU accepted an invitation to play in the Sugar Bowl at New Orleans, rather than in the Cotton Bowl at Dallas. Columnists opined on hidden motives and shady schemes, with Amon Carter in the middle.
Reproductions from The Amon Carter Papers and photos from Special Collections tell the stories.