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Selected manuscript collections from the TCU Special Collections

You can find these collections and more on the TCU Special Collections website.

William Jackson Hammond Papers

Hammond taught history at TCU from 1929 to 1966. He became mayor of Fort Worth in 1937. The collection consists of items related to university and city affairs and includes correspondence, newspapers and newspaper clippings, course materials, writings, speeches, and documents from various clubs and associations.

Joseph Warren Hays Papers

Joseph Warren Hays was a pilot in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He served from January 1943 through November 1945. Hays flew missions over Europe in 1945 as a co-pilot of a B-24 Liberator with the 446th Bombardment Group. After the war, he returned to TCU to complete his degree in Economics. The collection includes a complete set of letters written by Joseph Warren Hays to his family while serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

Jarvis-Van Zandt Family Papers

Includes legal documents, land titles, photographs, personal correspondence, news clippings, genealogy notes, and ephemera. The papers begin with correspondence from Ida Van Zandt Jarvis and James J. Jarvis. Subsequent accessions contain records pertaining to various family members including Daniel Beall Jarvis, Khleber Miller Van Zandt, and Ann Day McDermott. The papers do not include substantial information about Texas Christian University, although some correspondence and administrative materials related to Ida Van Zandt and her son Van Zandt Jarvis pertain to TCU students’ life at the turn of the century.

Ruth Millett

Correspondence, photographs, printed material, programs, invitations, announcements, speeches, writings, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and newspaper slicks document Ruth Millett’s life and career as a newspaper columnist from 1927 through her retirement in 1967.

Originally posted 2017-05-01 05:51:26.

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Selected manuscript collections from Special Collections

You can find these collections and more on the TCU Special Collections website.

Joseph Lynn Clark Papers

The son of Randolph Clark and nephew of Addison Clark, the founders of Texas Christian University graduated from TCU and went on to teach at Sam Houston State University in the history department. Clark was also a co-founder and member of the Texas Commission on Interracial Cooperation. His papers include correspondence, manuscripts, legal documents, financial records, pamphlets, teaching and research materials, sermons, photographs, and artifacts documenting his life and the Clark family from 1751-1969.

Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce

The records include correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and publications related to the growth, history, and economic development of Fort Worth. There is notably a large section on aviation with the development of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Edgar Scudder Hamilton Papers

Correspondence and photographs document the life and career of Texas-born artist Edgar Scudder Hamilton. The papers contain primarily personal correspondence from Edgar to his family, expressing the concerns, aspirations, and lifestyle of a struggling portrait artist in Paris.

Originally posted 2017-06-12 05:47:40.

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TCU’s Shakespeare Treasures

TCU’s rare books collection contains a number of early editions of Shakespearean works.  The online exhibit TCU’s Shakespeare’s Treasures features several of them.

A few of the featured Shakespeare works include:
The Second Folio, 1632
The Third Folio, 1663/1664
The Pavier Quartos, 1619
Poems, 1640

Other Shakespeare-related items include:
Francis Bacon. The Advancement of Learning. 1605
Geoffrey Chaucer. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: Newly printed. 1545
A Mirror for Magistrates. 1610

Originally posted 2017-04-23 05:59:59.

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Pate-Newcomer Luxembourg Collection

One of the largest such collections in the United States, the Pate-Newcomer Collection contains well over 1,500 catalogued items covering all aspects of the people, life, and culture of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. All materials are housed in the Gearhart Reading Room of the Mary Couts Burnett Library at Texas Christian University. While primarily books, the collection includes materials of all kinds: maps, periodicals, pamphlets, government documents, art, photographs, and sound recordings. Most of the material is in Lëtzebuergesch, French, German, or English and was published in the Grand Duchy. A search of the collection in the library’s online public catalog quickly reveals the wide range of material.

The Luxembourg Collection is the result of the cooperative efforts of the late Mr A. M. Pate; his brother, Sebert Pate; Dr James Newcomer, Vice-Chancellor Emeritus of Texas Christian University; and the Library. It was Dr Newcomer, author of a history of the Grand Duchy, who first envisioned the Luxembourg Collection and it has largely been through his efforts that the materials are available for scholars and students.

The Pate-Newcomer Luxembourg Collection is available for use at any time the Mary Couts Burnett Library is open to the public. Special Collections staff can offer reference assistance in using the collection and they can be contacted at (817) 257-7108.

The Luxembourg Collection is made possible through the generosity of the late Mr A. M. Pate; Mrs Joyce Capper; Mr Sebert Pate; and Dr James Newcomer, Vice-Chancellor Emeritus, Texas Christian University.

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Originally posted 2017-03-13 05:53:43.

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Cliburn Competition Archive

By an agreement concluded in 1991, the Van Cliburn Foundation transferred to Texas Christian University materials relating to the activities of the Foundation, together with the archives of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The professional Competition, first held in 1962, was created to commemorate Van Cliburn’s sensational 1958 victory at the first Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Held at four-year intervals, the Competition offers a means by which the finest young concert pianists can perform before a global audience. The International Competition for Outstanding Amateurs now offers other accomplished pianists a worldwide stage.

Information about The Cliburn Competition Archive

Guide to The Van Cliburn Competitions

 

Originally posted 2017-05-22 05:30:48.

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