Category Archives: Special Collections features and exhibits

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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.

Finding aid for the Joseph Warren Hays Papers

Originally posted 2017-01-30 05:44:21.

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William Luther Lewis Collection

Over three hundred of the principal authors of English and American literature are represented in the Lewis Collection. Composed of approximately fifteen hundred titles, it contains nearly nine hundred first editions as well as important manuscripts and autograph letters.

A selection of letters and manuscripts from the William Luther Lewis Collection has been digitized.

Originally posted 2017-07-17 05:54:58.

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Online exhibit: When Skies Were Young

Nowhere is Americans’ love for technology in the first half of the twentieth century more obvious than in the books they give their children. Between 1900 and 1950, over eighty technically oriented series, comprising over six hundred volumes, were available to readers (girls as well as boys) between the ages of 10 and 16. These include such titles as The Motor Boys (1906-1921), The Radio Boys (1922-30), and the greatest of them all, the Tom Swift stories (1910-35). All of them give their readers a picture of a society in which young persons, at home with various aspects of technology, use that technology to make their way in the world.

Visit the online exhibit: When Skies Were Young

Originally posted 2017-07-03 05:59:59.

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Linda Kaye Collection

This collection consists of prints, negatives, contact sheets, slides, and digital images taken by TCU photographer Linda Kaye. Kaye took most of these photographs between the late-1970s and 2007. The majority of the photographs concern athletics in some way (team pictures, shots of individual athletes and coaches, game action, etc.) with campus scenes and other campus events rounding out the collection.

The Linda Kaye Collection has been digitized and is available in our digital repository.

Finding aid

Originally posted 2017-05-29 05:41:15.

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Ninnie Baird & Mrs. Baird’s Bakeries Papers

The¬†Ninnie Baird & Mrs. Baird’s Bakeries Papers¬†collection contains advertising and marketing material, press releases, newsletters, correspondence, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, portfolios, memorabilia, video and audio commercials document the life and work of Mrs. Baird’s Bakeries founder Ninnie L. Baird and the business activities of the company from 1887-2002.

Originally posted 2017-03-27 05:56:53.

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