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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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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.

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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.

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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.
Finding aid

Originally posted 2017-02-13 05:28:25.

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Selected manuscript collections from the TCU Special Collections

You can find these collections and more on the TCU Special Collections website.

William Jackson Hammond Papers

Hammond taught history at TCU from 1929 to 1966. He became mayor of Fort Worth in 1937. The collection consists of items related to university and city affairs and includes correspondence, newspapers and newspaper clippings, course materials, writings, speeches, and documents from various clubs and associations.

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.

Jarvis-Van Zandt Family Papers

Includes legal documents, land titles, photographs, personal correspondence, news clippings, genealogy notes, and ephemera. The papers begin with correspondence from Ida Van Zandt Jarvis and James J. Jarvis. Subsequent accessions contain records pertaining to various family members including Daniel Beall Jarvis, Khleber Miller Van Zandt, and Ann Day McDermott. The papers do not include substantial information about Texas Christian University, although some correspondence and administrative materials related to Ida Van Zandt and her son Van Zandt Jarvis pertain to TCU students’ life at the turn of the century.

Ruth Millett

Correspondence, photographs, printed material, programs, invitations, announcements, speeches, writings, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and newspaper slicks document Ruth Millett’s life and career as a newspaper columnist from 1927 through her retirement in 1967.

Originally posted 2017-05-01 05:51:26.

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