Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from the William Luther Lewis Collection

This online exhibit features autograph letters and manuscripts from the William Luther Lewis Collection, representing over three hundred principal authors of English and American literature. The collection is composed of approximately fifteen hundred titles, nearly nine hundred of which are first editions. Almost all of the volumes are in uniquely fine condition. Assembled in the 1930s and 1940s by William Luther Lewis, the materials range in date from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries. By and large, however, the collection consists of works written by the outstanding figures of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. It is housed in the library’s Special Collections area on the second floor.

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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.

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Early American Imprints

Early American Imprints Primary source books, pamphlets, and broadsides that describe life in early American history. Coverage dates: 1631-1819.

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Online exhibits: Campus Views from 1928 and Selected Football Programs from the 30s and 40s

We invite you to view these online exhibits from TCU’s Special Collections:

Campus Views from 1928, featuring photographs of the TCU campus from 1928.

Selected Football Programs from the 30s and 40s, featuring the covers of TCU football programs.

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Music Online: American Music

Music Online: American Music¬†Streaming audio covering music from Amerca’s past including songs by and about Native Americans, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, cowboys, Civil Rights, politics, Prohibition, Revolutionary and Civil Wars, anti-war protests and more. Coverage dates: 18th century – Current.

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