Category Archives: Special Collections features and exhibits

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Online exhibit: Play Ball! TCU Baseball Through the Years

Baseball season is here again, making this the perfect time to highlight some of the photographs of the baseball team in the university archives. Most know about TCU’s success on the diamond, especially last year’s appearance in the College World Series. The photo collection provides an opportunity to track the evolution of the team in a different way, by its uniforms. From wool to double-knit, uniforms have come a long way from the plain styles a hundred years ago to today’s more colorful and varied versions. Sleeveless? Pinstriped? White, gray, purple, black? You never know what you’ll see these days, but here’s a smaple of what people saw back in the day. We hope you enjoy this celebration of TCU baseball’s sartorial splendor.

Originally posted 2017-06-19 05:33:45.

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Special Collections: Grace Halsell

The Grace Halsell Collection contains papers related to Halsell’s published and unpublished works, as well as personal correspondence and research material. Halsell’s writings and research material provide insight into racial and sexual relations during the 1960s and 1970s.

Some of the Grace Halsell Papers have been digitized and are available in our digital repository.

Finding aid

Originally posted 2017-05-15 05:37:53.

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TCU Archives and Historical Collection


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.


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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Online exhibits: Campus Views from 1928 and Selected Football Programs from the 30s and 40s

We invite you to view these online exhibits from TCU’s Special Collections:

Campus Views from 1928, featuring photographs of the TCU campus from 1928.

Selected Football Programs from the 30s and 40s, featuring the covers of TCU football programs.

Originally posted 2017-06-09 05:44:37.

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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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