Category Archives: Special Collections features and exhibits

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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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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.

Finding aid for the Joseph Warren Hays Papers

Originally posted 2017-01-30 05:44:21.

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Tom B. Saunders Family Papers

The Saunders Family came to Fort Worth in 1902 and formed one of the strongest livestock businesses on Exchange Street. Administrative records, correspondence, and memorabilia document the Tom B. Saunders Company from 1899 to 1974. The collection includes material on other notable Texas trail drivers collected by the family. The family’s Fort Worth Stock Show planning material is also included.

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The Tom B. Saunders Family Papers have been digitized and are available in our digital repository.

Originally posted 2017-02-06 05:42:07.

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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.

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

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