Category Archives: Special Collections

TCU: 100 Years in Fort Worth

This year TCU celebrates its centennial.   Check out the library exhibit in the bistro celebrating this milestone.
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Cliburn Competition Enthusiasts

The Van Cliburn Archive announces the DVD release of Contest to Carnegie Hall.
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What’s Wrong with this Picture? Documentary Forgery in Archives and History.

Dr. Gracy from UT-Austin speaks from 4-5pm on Thursday, October 22nd.
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Amon G. Carter, TCU’s Man in the Field

Who was Amon G. Carter?  Check out the exhibit highlighting materials from the library's Amon G. Carter archives collection to learn more about this TCU football fan.
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Texas Legation Records Exhibit

TCU holds the correspondence of the Texas Legation, the embassy in Washington DC before Texas was a state. The exhibit shows what some of the 172-year-old letters look like. Their contents, according to history Professor Gregg Cantrell, cover money, annexation, personal matters and inquiries into land and employment opportunities in Texas.

The exhibit has likenesses of Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin, principals in the making of Texas, and old maps illustrating how the area was apportioned at that time. Burnt edges on some of the letters reveal the rough treatment the documents endured during the long period when they were lost. Since then, they have been restored, and their scanned facsimiles may be seen in Special Collections.

Mark Wright writes about the Texas Legation Records, putting the papers into historical and personal perspective in “Reading the Papers,” The TCU Magazine, Summer 2007.

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