Category Archives: Special Collections features and exhibits

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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 LĂ«tzebuergesch, 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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Bell Family Papers

Documents, largely with photographs, the careers of the members of the Bell Vaudeville company. Series I contains the photographs and other information on the Bell family, while series II and III are small collections of the personal papers of Edward André Bell, Jr. and his wife, Harriet Griffith Inniss, respectively.

The Bell Family Papers have been digitized and are available in our digital repository.

Finding Aid: Bell Family Papers

Originally posted 2017-04-03 05:58:17.

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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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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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George T. Abell Map Collection

Special Collections staff recently completed a project to digitize the George T. Abell Map Collection and make them available in its online repository. This cartographic collection was the gift of the estate of the late Midland oilman, George T. Abell. Mr Abell was interested travel, geography, the geology of the petroleum industry, and the history of the Southwest and the maps reflect these as well as other subjects. The collection contains over a hundred maps which range in date from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. The collection includes maps of the world, the British Isles, Pacific Ocean, North and South America, The Western Hemisphere, and the United States. The collection includes works by cartographers Abraham Ortelius, Willem Blaeu, Vincenzo Coronelli, Frederik de Wit, Gerhard Mercator, Herman Moll, Guillaume Delisle, and many others.

Originally posted 2017-02-20 05:47:51.

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