Category Archives: Special Collections features and exhibits

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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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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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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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The Love Family Letters

The Love brothers – Cyrus, Samuel, James, John, and, eventually, Robert – fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War as part Terry’s Texas Rangers and the 6th Texas Cavalry. They came from Tehuacana, Limestone County, Texas. The collection contains letters written by several sons in the Love family during the Civil War, offering a glimpse into life on the battlefield and at home. Many famous people and battles are referenced.

The Love Family Letters have been digitized and are available in our digital repository.
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Originally posted 2017-02-13 05:28:25.

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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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