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.
Every time we turn on the TV or look at a news site or social media we’re bombarded with information about President Trump and all of the changes being made in our government, many of which are very controversial. At times it can be hard to keep up or understand how the changes being made may affect us. What can the president do unilaterally? What oversight powers reside in the legislative and judicial branches of the U.S. government? With a great deal of help from the University of Washington School of Law, we have put together a Presidential Power research guide to help the TCU community understand basic political structure and the parameters of the presidency with examples of recent executive orders and articles exploring the ramifications of those orders. There are also many books, videos and podcasts suggested to help you understand the power that the president wields and the trickle-down effect of that power. This guide can be found on the TCU Library website under Research Guides when you search for Presidential Power or by following this link http://libguides.tcu.edu/presidential_power .
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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.
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.