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TCU Archives and Historical Collection

Overview

Special Collections holds the archives of TCU which document the rich history of the University since its founding in 1873 by Addison and Randolph Clark. The collection includes complete runs of the Daily Skiff, the student newspaper, and The Horned Frog yearbook. It also holds the papers of former presidents, chancellors, and chief administrative officers, professors, and students. The TCU Photograph Collection includes photos covering the entire history of the University. Special Collections also holds archival copies of every thesis and dissertation submitted for an advanced degree.

Brite Archives

TCU Special Collections also holds the records of Brite Divinity School and other archival documents, publications, and photographs since its founding in 1914 as Brite College of the Bible.

Links:

TCU Digital Repository

Catalog searches:

TCU Naming Authority Database

University records finding aids

Originally posted 2017-02-20 05:48:19.

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The Jim Wright Papers

The Jim Wright Papers consists of correspondence, reports, speeches, photographs, audiovisual material, books, and memorabilia that document his 34 year career in the U.S. Congress and his tenure as Speaker of the House. The collection also documents his long post-Congressional career as an instructor in Political Science at TCU.

Originally posted 2017-03-06 05:52:15.

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Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from the William Luther Lewis Collection

This online exhibit features autograph letters and manuscripts from the William Luther Lewis Collection, representing over three hundred principal authors of English and American literature. The collection is composed of approximately fifteen hundred titles, nearly nine hundred of which are first editions. Almost all of the volumes are in uniquely fine condition. Assembled in the 1930s and 1940s by William Luther Lewis, the materials range in date from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries. By and large, however, the collection consists of works written by the outstanding figures of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. It is housed in the library’s Special Collections area on the second floor.

Originally posted 2017-04-10 05:16:29.

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Manuscript Collection: The Prickly Pear Press

The Prickly Pear Press had an impressive history of publishing critically acclaimed poetry since its founding in 1973 by Dave Oliphant. While primarily a “regional” press, in that most of its authors are Texans, the appeal of its books has been widespread. The press’s publications have been recognized nationally and even internationally for their original designs and for their quality contents. The Special Collections department of the Mary Couts Burnett Library, Texas Christian University, is the depository for the archives of the press as well as the papers of Dave Oliphant, founding editor, and several of the poets published by the press, including William Barney and Joseph Colin Murphey.

Online exhibit

Dave Oliphant Papers.┬áThe papers consist of correspondence, Oliphant’s writings, and the publications produced by Prickly Pear Press.

Originally posted 2017-07-10 17:03:46.

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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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