Category Archives: Special Collections features and exhibits

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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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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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The Jim Wright Papers

The Jim Wright Papers consists of correspondence, reports, speeches, photographs, audiovisual material, books, and memorabilia that document his 34 year career in the U.S. Congress and his tenure as Speaker of the House. The collection also documents his long post-Congressional career as an instructor in Political Science at TCU.

Originally posted 2017-03-06 05:52:15.

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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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