Category Archives: Special Collections features and exhibits

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The Amon G. Carter Papers

The Amon G. Carter Papers consist of correspondence, photographs, newspapers, scrapbooks, and artifacts documenting Carter’s life and career in newspaper publishing, oil, cattle, radio and television, and aviation. The papers document the social, cultural, and business history of Fort Worth, Texas, and the Southwest, as well as Carter’s personal and business interests.

Originally posted 2017-02-27 05:50:33.

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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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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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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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TCU’s Shakespeare Treasures

TCU’s rare books collection contains a number of early editions of Shakespearean works.  The online exhibit TCU’s Shakespeare’s Treasures features several of them.

A few of the featured Shakespeare works include:
The Second Folio, 1632
The Third Folio, 1663/1664
The Pavier Quartos, 1619
Poems, 1640

Other Shakespeare-related items include:
Francis Bacon. The Advancement of Learning. 1605
Geoffrey Chaucer. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: Newly printed. 1545
A Mirror for Magistrates. 1610

Originally posted 2017-04-23 05:59:59.

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