Exploring Digital Collections of the Texas Digital Library

The Find Five project intends to showcase the digital collections of Texas Digital Library’s member institutions and encourage non-digital library staff to engage with digital content in repositories. Any professional library and archives staff member or graduate student working in a TDL member library is invited to participate in the Find Five project.

Visit our Find Five page to learn how you can participate, and keep reading to see our projects!

Texas A&M University

Texas Digital Library

Texas State University

Texas Woman’s University

University of Houston

University of Houston – Clear Lake

University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at Austin School of Information

LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collection at UT Austin

University of Texas at Dallas

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Texas A&M University

Historical Texas Agricultural Extension guides to better living while sheltering-in-place

2020-04-16 | Bruce Herbert, Director, Office of Scholarly Communications at Texas A&M University

1 | Home Canned Salsa

In this time of shelter-at-home, salsas are easy to make at home, but it is important to follow tested recipes and process them correctly. In this publication are complete directions for working with various kinds of peppers to make chili salsa, tomatillo green salsa, and other delicious recipes.

2 | Quick Breads

Bread recipes that don’t require yeast – perfect if you can’t find yeast while we are sheltering-in-place

3 | Christmas Time at Home

A 1963 guide to songs, recipes and holiday tips for a great Texas Christmas.

4 | Poultry Yard Equipment

Thinking you might want to keep chickens in your backyard? Check out this 1938 guide to building the right (and cheap) equipment.

5 | Growing Baby Chicks

Once you have all that backyard equipment set up, now you need to know how to raise cute, baby chicks.

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From Don Quixote to Science Fiction: Rare Books, Special Collections and Archives at Texas A&M

2020-04-30 | Francesca Marini, Associate Professor, Programming and Outreach Librarian, Texas A&M University

1 |Stephen F. Austin’s 1830 Map of Texas (first edition, 1830)

The first map to accurately depict the rivers in Texas and illustrate many of the early settlements including Brazoria, Gonzales, Harrisburg, Matagorda, Victoria and Waco Village.

2 | Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle!”: The Faces of Alice in Wonderland (2018)

Images of Alice from artists all over the world, starting with Alice’s original illustrator Sir John Tenniel. Items for the exhibition were drawn mainly from the Texas A&M Cushing Memorial Library and Archives’ Children’s Collection, with a few taken from the Kelsey Illustrators Collection.

3 | One Hundred Years Hence: Science Fiction & Fantasy at Texas A&M (2010)

Catalog of the 2010 exhibition at the Texas A&M Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. The Library holds one of the largest Science Fiction and Fantasy collections in the world.

4 | Printing Cervantes: A Legacy of Words and Images (2016)

This Fall 2016 Texas A&M Cushing Memorial Library and Archives exhibition honored the legacy of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra in the year that marked the 400th anniversary of his death. The exhibition showcased the Eduardo Urbina Cervantes Collection, one of the best collections exclusively dedicated to Don Quixote illustrated editions.

5 | World War I Postcards (1914-1918)

The WWI Postcard Collection is part of the Texas A&M Cushing Memorial Library and Archives Military collection and it comprises 152 postcards from the Great War, 1914-1918. Dominic Hibberd was the original collector. While the collection is mostly British, it does contain French and German items. The collection reflects the sentiment of those who produced the postcards at the time, which might not match our current sensitivity.

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Science Fiction & Fantasy at Texas A&M University

2020-04-30 | Jeremy Brett, Curator, Science Fiction & Fantasy Research Collection, Texas A&M University

1 | The Sandy Hereld Memorial Digitized Media Fanzine Collection

The Sandy Hereld Collection consists of thousands of digitized images of media fanzines, letterzines, and club newsletters, dating from the late 1960s through materials published online or in print in 2013. The collection is an unparalleled assembly of media fanworks that document generations of fans’ continued creative engagement with media productions meaningful to them. Among the productions chronicled particularly well in the Hereld Collection are: Beauty and the Beast (1987-1990), Blake’s 7, Doctor Who, The Professionals, Star Trek, Star Wars, and Starsky & Hutch. But the collection also contains fanzines relating to numerous other productions, such as the Harry Potter book/movie series, Due South, Miami Vice, Simon & Simon, and many others. Also in the collection are many anthologies of stories from multiple fandoms.

2 | Worlds imagined: the Maps of Imaginary Places Collection

Digitized version of the catalog for the “Worlds Imagined” exhibit at Cushing Library, February-October 2017

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“Colaboret”- Collaborative Posters, PowerPoints, and Digital Projects

2020-05-15| Rebecca Hankins, Professor, Archivist/Librarian, Texas A&M University

1 | Deep in the Heart of Texzines

This poster highlights some of the more graphically and thematically interesting zines in the Cushing Memorial Library & Archives Zine collection as well as the RaceRiot! speakers who shared their passionate opinions and views with us via photographs, twitter feeds, and video. This poster created by me and my colleague Jeremy Brett will show how zines in the library and archival collections can be used as an effective medium for giving a voice to the joys, concerns, and beliefs of outsider cultures and communities.

2 | I Am Not My Hair: Reclaiming Black Beauty

This poster explores the hairstyles and hair stories of Black women in America. The images follow a historical chronology from the legacy of slavery to these contemporary times. Black women have both struggled to conform to and at times to reject the traditional Eurocentric definitions of beauty. The poster was a collaboration between myself and Salimah Hankins, J.D.

3 | Reel Muslim Women: The Depiction of Muslim Women on Film and TV

This poster explores the depiction of Muslim women in film and on television, national and international. It was displayed at the Texas A&M University’s annual Women’s Research on Women Symposium sponsored by the Education & Human Development Department in the College of Education.

4 | A Catalyst for Social Activism: The Digital Black Bibliography (DiBB) Project

Presentation to the Texas Digital Library Conference on the TAMU PESCA funded collaborative project between two librarians and two English professors, to provide access to Africana Studies resources that scholars could use to search, analyze, and expand our understanding of bibliographies.

5 | Are We Having Fun Yet? Digital Collaboration Rules of Engagement

This presentation was the basis for discussing, surfacing, and sharing best practices for establishing and evolving collaborations among digital scholars. We, two librarians and two English professors sought to engage the audience in discussing what factors to consider when dealing with multiple faculty and students, an issue that can become thorny, particularly as projects change and grow, despite good intentions.

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Texas Digital Library

A Selection of TCDL Keynote Addresses 

2020-04-14 | Lea DeForest, Communications Manager at Texas Digital Library

Each year, Texas Digital Library hosts the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries in Austin, Texas. We work alongside our members on the TCDL Planning Committee to plan and prepare for the conference year-round. However due to public health concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic, we decided to cancel #TCDL2020

Prior to deciding to cancel this year’s conference, the 2020 TCDL Planning Committee worked very hard to not only make the 2020 event a major success, but to lay the foundation for even more successful conferences in the future. While we at TDL understand the necessity of canceling our premiere event, we are, nevertheless, disappointed that we won’t be able to bring together our regional and national colleagues in libraries and archives this year. 

In light of a year without TCDL, I want to highlight keynote addresses delivered at previous conferences, starting with 2007. While scrolling through the five presentations (linked below), I saw where the seeds for projects and future services offered by Texas Digital Library began to grow. When you dig into TCDL’s conference proceedings, you will see a community of librarians, archivists, developers, and others coming together to share and expand on each other’s personal and professional growth. And you will see names that return year after year, an indication of the long-term commitment to scholarship, access, preservation, and research held by TDL’s members, partners, and others in our community. 


“When they show up on your driveway with burning torches, make sure you have some marshmallows on hand” ~ Dr. Donald H. Dyal

1 | TCDL 2007
When they show up on your driveway with burning torches, make sure you have some marshmallows on hand
Dr. Donald Dyal, former Dean of Libraries at Texas Tech University

“Directions for Digital Repositories” ~ Dr. Leslie Carr

2 | TCDL 2010
Directions for Digital Repositories
Dr. Leslie Carr, professor at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton

“Curation and Preservation Services: Adapting Frameworks and Tools to Enable Sustainable Programs” ~ Dr. Nancy McGovern

3 | TCDL 2013
Curation and Preservation Services: Adapting Frameworks and Tools to Enable Sustainable Programs
Dr. Nancy McGovern, Director of Digital Preservation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries

“Inside the Digital Public Library of America” ~ Dan Cohen

4 | TCDL 2014
Inside the Digital Public Library of America
Dan Cohen, founding Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America

“Why Media Preservation Can’t Wait: The Gathering Storm” ~ Mike Casey

5 | TCDL 2017
Why Media Preservation Can’t Wait: The Gathering Storm
Mike Casey, Director of Technical Operations for the Media Digitization & Preservation Initiative at Indiana University

You can find more keynote addresses as well as presentations, posters, and other conference materials online in our TCDL Proceedings here: https://tdl-ir.tdl.org/handle/2249.1/4513

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Texas State University

Little Heroes

2020-04-16 | Stephanie Andrews, Library Assistant II, Texas State University

1 | Niño ciego y serpiente de fuego / Blind Boy and Fire Serpent

2 | Untitled

3 | Children of miners on front porch of house in company project. Louise Coal Company, Louise Mine, Osage, Monongalia County, West Virginia, 1946

4 | La semilla / The Seed

5 | La sal se puso morena / Salt Changes Color

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Historic Women of Texas State University

2020-05-06 | Laura Kennedy, Assistant Archivist, Texas State University

1 | Texas 150: Sesquicentennial Oral History – Emmie Craddock

Oral history interview of Emmie Craddock, a long-serving member of the History Department faculty at Texas State University. Craddock also served on the San Marcos City Council and as the city’s first female mayor (1974-1976).

2 | Texas 150: Sesquicentennial Oral History – Empress Zedler

Oral history interview of Empress Zedler, a pioneer in the field of language and learning disabilities and creator of the Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic at Texas State University.

3 | Texas 150: Sesquicentennial Oral History – Betty Jane Kissler

Oral history interview with Betty Jane Kissler, chair of the Department of History (1980-1988). Kissler examined the role of women in higher education and led the Title IX Committee at Texas State University.

4 | Texas 150: Sesquicentennial Oral History – Merry Kone FitzPatrick

Oral history interview with Merry Kone FitzPatrick, who taught generations of teachers during her decades as a professor in the History Department at Texas State University. She was a long-time resident of San Marcos, Texas and was active in the community.

5 | Texas 150: Sesquicentennial Oral History – Martha Luan Brunson

Oral History interview with Martha Luan Brunson, former chair of the Department of English at Texas State University. When appointed to that position in 1972 she became the first woman to chair a large department at the university. She also served as associate dean of liberal arts for fourteen years.

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Tour Texas in the San Marcos Daily Record negative collection

2020-05-12 | Nicole Critchley, Assistant Archivist, Texas State University

1 | Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo

This image of Mission San José was taken in the 1930s and shows it after reconstruction work was completed on the bell tower. Other work is still in progress as indicated by the chain link fence.

2 |  Barless Bear Terraces

The San Antonio Zoo would have just opened the first of its “cageless” exhibits when children Lee Wallace Coleman and Tommy Buckner visited in the 1930s. The Barless Bear Terraces was one of the first cageless exhibits in the United States.

3 | Camp Waloa

Camp Waloa was a camp school for girls, built and operated by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Burdett. It was just outside of the main part of Wimberley along Cypress Creek which feeds into the Blanco River. This image from 1945 shows three unidentified girls sitting on the edge of the creek playing checkers with boats in the background.

4 | San Antonio River Walk

This undated image shows the Rosita’s Bridge along the River Walk in San Antonio and the surrounding buildings. To the left, there is a sign painted on the wall directing visitors to La Villita.

5 | The “Big Tree”

Addison Buckner took his photography on the road when he and his family visited the “Big Tree” at Goose Island State Park. One of the largest live oaks in the United States, it still looks as impressive almost a hundred years later.

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Texas Woman’s University

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Health and Wellbeing at TWU

2020-05-26 | Amanda Zerangue, Manager, Digital Services, Texas Woman’s University

1 | “Tennis team jumps the net”, TWU University Archives

2 | “Group of students roller skating”, TWU University Archives

3 | “From Houston to Memphis: the Kezia Payne Depelchin letters and the yellow fever epidemic of 1878”, Repository @TWU

4 | “Role of the clinician in remote patient monitoring: Skills development through curriculum”, Repository@TWU, Student Creative Arts & Research Symposium

5 | “Promoting Science Through Wizardry”, Repository@TWU, Pioneer Research at the Mall

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University of Houston

Art and culture in scholarship

2020-05-26 | Laura Ramirez, Senior Library Specialist, University of Houston

1 | African American Resistance, Social Control, and the Spiritual Alteration of the Physical Environment

2 | The Power of Musical Play

3 | Representations of Death in Mexico : La Santa Muerte

4 | Featuring students from Martha Serpas’s Ecopoetics on the Gulf course

5 | Marking and Meaning

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University of Houston – Clear Lake

The History of Houston

2020-05-05 | Carlos Puente, Student Worker, University of Houston – Clear Lake

1 | Human space flight collections

Collection of documents and pictures of the human space flight ranging from many dates

2 | 1966 Clear Lake Theatre Time Capsule

These photos are taken from the 1966 clear lake theater time capsule opened in 2016

3 | Clear Lake Heritage Society Book Records

A brief history of the people who lived in Clear Lake

4 | UHCL 30th Anniversary Oral History Project

Collection of interviews on UHCL 30th anniversary

5 | JSC collection

This is the collection housing so many NASA documents and memories

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University of Texas at Austin

A Place of Research and Fun

2020-05-18 | Liz DeHart, STEM Liaison Librarian for Marine Science, University of Texas at Austin

1 | Lazarette Gazette (Laz Gaz)

The Lazarette Gazette (Laz Gaz) was an informal newsletter of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, which began in 1992 and ended in 1999. Each of the issues have a fun, whimsical masthead with a staff caricature, group of people or an illustration of general interest. The contents for these brief informational reads depended largely on staff members contributing various news, including their research and expeditions.

2 | Contributions in Marine Science (formerly Publications of the Institute of Marine Science)

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute has been in the forefront of research, education, and outreach in the Texas Coastal zone for over 60 years. Its first director and a professor of zoology, Dr. E. J. Lund established the scientific journal, Publications of the Institute of Marine Science, now known as Contributions in Marine Science. Its first volume began in 1945 with Lund as editor. Current issues include reviews and monographs of basic or regional importance in marine science, with emphasis on the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding areas.

3 |  Mission-Aransas NERR Videos

The Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve is a federal and state partnership that conducts research, education, and stewardship programs. The Reserve is located at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas. Its mission is to create a center of excellence by promoting knowledge, understanding and public appreciation of the Texas coast. The short, educational videos are learning tools to promote stewardship and public awareness.

4 | Team Mission-Aransas – by The Reserve

Take a glimpse at the folks working at the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve and what they do.

5 | Conversations with Tony Amos – Introduction

This is one of a series of videos that was made about Tony Amos who was Director of the Amos Rehabilitation Keep at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. He was considered a Texas legend, passionate and dedicated to his work. Tony’s stories were full of life, providing an inspiration to all.He was a true crusader! https://utmsi.utexas.edu/blog/entry/amos-a-true-crusader.

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The stories behind graduate thesis short films from the Radio-Television-Film department at the University of Texas Austin

2020-05-20 | Meryl Brodsky, Moody College of Communication Librarian, University of Texas at Austin

1 | Lost Nights

This is a report that details the conceptual development, pre-production, production, and post-production stages of making the film Lost Nights. Lost Nights is a short, narrative film about two brothers who go out for one last night before the younger brother leaves for basic training.

2 |  Arvind

This is a report that summarizes the process of developing, producing and finishing the short documentary film ARVIND. When his mother is released from prison, Arvind, 16, revisits old family wounds by writing a play from her perspective.

3 | Complicit

This report describes the process by which the short documentary film, Complicit, was made. The film is about domestic sex trafficking in the United States and centers around the story of one American-born survivor.

4 | Devil’s Horse

This is a report that summarizes the script development, pre-production, production, and post- production stages of making the short film Devil’s Horse. A man is forced to face his divorce when he encounters a mythical beast and is the victim of a shocking act of violence.

5 | Dolly

This is a report that addresses the conceptual investigations and documents the stages of development, pre-production, production, and post-production of the short film Dolly. A moody eight-year-old girl must combat the strange influence a mysterious doll has over her lonely, single father in order to save her little family of two.

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Pamphlets on Communism from France and the Soviet Union

2020-05-22 | Ian Goodale, European Studies Librarian, University of Texas at Austin

1 | Soviet Pamphlets at UT Austin

2 | French Communism and Global Revolution

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Diversity Action Committee Blog

2020-05-26| Elle Covington, Liaison Librarian for Social Work, Kinesiology & Health Education, and Educational Psychology, University of Texas at Austin

1 | Diversity Action Committee Blog: Arabs in Latin America: Resources at UT Libraries

Blog post written by graduate student Katie Coldiron highlighting materials within UT Libraries’ collections “about the Arab diaspora in Latin America available digitally via UT Libraries and Open Access resources.”

2 |  Diversity Action Committee Blog: Celebrating César Chávez Day!


Blog post written by Gilbert Borrego, Digital Repository Specialist, celebrating the birth and life of Cesar Chavez. This post highlights books, graphic novels, and videos in the UT Libraries collection related to Chavez.

3 | Diversity Action Committee blog: Exploring Black Futures

Blog post corresponding with a physical display put together by the 3rd Floor Display Team consisting of Gina Bastone, Sarah Brandt, and Elle Covington. This display and blog post use “N.K. Jemisin’s How Long ‘til Black Future Month as a jumping off point to explore black futures in the library collection” for Black History Month 2020.

4 | Diversity Action Committee Blog: Reading Recommendations: Chosen Family

Blog post written by graduate student, Brenna Wheeler with a reading list with LGBTQIA+ authors and characters focusing on the importance of chosen family for those in the queer community who may not have a supportive biological family.

5 |  Diversity Action Committee Blog: Native American Heritage Month

Blog post written by Andres Ramirez, Get A Scan and Remote Delivery Supervisor, highlighting materials chosen in collaboration with the 3rd Floor Display Team, Gina Bastone, Sarah Brandt, and Elle Covington, for the Native American History Month display.

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University of Texas at Austin School of Information

Gone to the Dogs

2020-09-08 | Emma Hetrick, University of Texas at Austin School of Information

I selected five objects from different collections at the Harry Ransom Center. These items all represent illustrated depictions of dogs in different mediums and time periods (ranging from the end of the 18th century to the middle of the 20th century). None of these images were born digital—they were originally a movie poster, circus advertisement, sketch, war poster, and book illustration, respectively. They come from the Harry Ransom Center’s American film posters, Circus, William Makepeace Thackeray, World War I Posters, and Popular Imagery collections. The dogs themselves differ in size, breed, scene, and action. However, all of the dogs were drawn and displayed in an object to be circulated (Except perhaps the sketch. It’s unclear if it was part of a book that was a private copy). Thousands of years ago, dogs were first domesticated, and more recently, many people (myself included) have found comfort in dogs during the coronavirus pandemic. I was curious about if and how the significant presence of dogs in our lives throughout time was represented in the digital collections of the Harry Ransom Center. The variety of collections and mediums reveal the myriad contexts in which dogs have played a part in human life throughout history. Most generally, the illustrations speak to the kinship (for example, sitting in someone’s lap) and entertainment (for example, performing in a circus) people find in dogs. All of them, except again for the lap dog in the sketch, also emphasize a heroic or daring nature associated with dogs. For centuries dogs have been known as man’s best friend, and these items from the Harry Ransom Center’s digital collections illustrate that point.

1 | Lad: A Dog (1961)

A movie poster for the film Lad: A Dog featues a collie leaping in excitement.

2 | Illustration of elephant with dog dangling from trunk (circa mid 1800s-1940)

In a circus scene, a small dog dangles by its tail in the trunk of an elephant, with a woman’s arms outstretched, in case it falls.

3 |  Seated woman holding a dog (circa 1800s)

The title says it all—this is a sketch from a book of a nicely-dressed seated woman holding a small, contented dog in her lap.

4 | Even a dog enlists, why not you? (circa 1914 – 1918)

A brown German Shephard wearing a harness with a red cross stands triumphantly in front of a burning town.

5 | Item Number: 2 Unidentified. (1791)

Dogs standing on two legs dressed in red coats, yellow shirts, and black hats trail a winged-demon playing a violin.

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Issues of Incarceration in the Southern United States: A Mini Exhibit

2020-09-20 | Bethany Caye Radcliff, University of Texas at Austin School of Information

I chose the theme of issues of incarceration in the southern United States. It was a challenge to find digitized materials related to these topics. I initially endeavored to use only materials related to Texas itself, but broadened that to include materials in the southern United States, though most resources have Texas connections. These materials span in time from 1840 to the civil rights era, to modern day, in order to show that these are not isolated issues related to a particular time, but are ongoing in temporality.

The items below are from the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, Sam Houston State University, the Texas After Violence Project, which partners with the Human Rights Documentation initiative that UT Libraries currently hosts, and Stephen F. Austin State University. I have included two oral histories from the Texas After Violence Project, to think critically about wrongful imprisonment, lack of fair trial, the impact of imprisonment on formerly incarcerated people, as well as the affect of imprisonment and the death penalty on survivors. The newspaper clipping from Stephen F. Austin’s Texas Runaway Slave Project beckons a critical focus on the racist history of policing and arrest. The audio recording on “criminal syndicalism” from the Harry Ransom Center spotlights the creation of false crimes and the wrongful arrest of black Americans. The stereoscope image of the Texas State Penitentiary from Sam Houston State University creates a space to think about the history and infrastructure of incarceration, as well as the spectacle and interest in prisons due to the fact that handheld stereoscopes themselves were tied to entertainment value. This exhibit is limited in nature, but seeks to create a jumping-off point for those interested in exploring the complexities surrounding incarceration, that have existed for many years, and persist today.

1 | “Criminal Syndicalism” case, McComb, Mississippi

In this recording, Beecher and members of the Council of Federated Organizations meet with the arrested high school students to discuss the way the charge of “criminal syndicalism” with a $1000 bond was used as a fear tactic to divide the black community in McComb, Mississippi. The first speaker in the recording talks about how “syndicalism” was a contrived charge created in order to arrest an innocent individual. The second speaker, Dennis Sweeney (a white activist) mentions that he was arrested and out of jail in one day and was released without bail, while the black high school students were in jail for a month and had to be bailed out. The third speaker asks about conditions in the prison, and the parents who are present at the discussion talk about the difficulties and restrictions around visiting their arrested children. The arrested students also discuss their experiences. Topics of this recording relate to the affect of imprisonment, wrongful charge and arrest, affect of arrest on friends and family, and the disproportionate impact of arrest on black americans.

2 | Stereoscope of front entrance to the Penitentiary

The stereoscope image of the Texas State Penitentiary from Sam Houston State University creates a space to think about the history and infrastructure of incarceration. Handheld steroscopes were popular tools for entertainment in the mid-to-late 1800s and provided intricate and immersive images, much like present-day virtual reality. Thinking of this history of stereoscopic media can present a way of thinking through the prison and its infrastructure as having an entertainment value, which perhaps contributes to the view of the prisoner as less-than. The focus on the architecture of the prison itself creates a space for thinking about structures of power, and the way the building is presenting in a particular way. The item description also discusses the building of a fence around the prison, further closing the prison away from society.

3 | Texas After Violence Project: Interview with Keith Brooks

Keith Brooks was imprisoned himself, and his father was the first man to ever be executed by lethal injection. The video interviews of Brooks concern his own experiences of imprisonment, experiences with civil rights and segregation, and the memories and experiences he has of his father’s imprisonment. Brooks also discusses his views of the ethics of the death penalty and discusses his father’s lack of fair trial.

4 | Texas After Violence Project: Interview with Lauren Johnson

This video recording covers Lauren Johnson’s experiences with imprisonment, including the treatment she received in prison custody as a pregnant woman. Johnson discusses growing up in Austin in extreme poverty, her struggles with addiction, her imprisonments and release, and the justice and advocacy work for prisoners that she currently does. Topics in this recording relate to fair treatment of prisoners, poverty, the prison infrastructure and pipeline, and advocacy work for prison reform.

5 | Virgil01 (newspaper clipping from Austin City Gazette about fugitve slaves)

This newspaper clipping is a listing encouraging the arrest of five enslaved persons who escaped from their owners. This newspaper clipping from 1840 (when Texas was a republic) ties together the current prison-industrial complex to the era of slavery, and shows how policing and incarceration have historically been a racialized method for control of black Americans.

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LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collection at UT Austin


2020-05-26 | Carla O. Alvarez, U.S. Latina/o Archivist, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas at Austin

1 | Photograph of Elisa García López

Photograph of Elisa García López, actress, 1920. Photograph is dedicated to María Luisa and Amparo Villalongín. Photograph item number 24. | Nota en español: “Sinceramente a María Luisa y Amparo Villalongín. Mis distinguidas amigas y compañeras de Elisa García López. Crystal City, Texas.”

2 |  Photograph of María del Carmen García

Photograph of María del Carmen García, actress, undated. Note in Spanish on the back, “Tengo el honor de nombrar a Ud. madrina en mi beneficio. / Sra. Concepcion Hernández y familia.”

3 |  Carte de visite of Concepción L. de Delgado

Carte de visite of Concepción L. de Delgado, actress, May 1886. Photograph item number 2.

4 |  Photograph of four women including Carolina Villalongín

Photograph of four women including Carolina Villalongín, actress, third from left. Note in Spanish on the back is dated June 3, 1900. Photograph item number 23. | Note from Carolina: “A mis queridos hermanos y familia Hernández. En prueba del inmenso cariño que les profesa su hermana y amiga. Carolina Villalongín. / junio 3 de 1900.”

5 | Photograph of Guadalupe, Trinidad, and Gertrudis Pérez (actresses)

Photograph of Guadalupe, Trinidad, and Gertrudis Pérez, actresses. Note in Spanish on the back is dated October 10, 1899. Photographer’s stamp for Manuel Gamboa Dibujante y Fotógrafo, Monterrey, México. Photograph item number 18.

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University professors and students

2020-05-26 | Carla O. Alvarez, U.S. Latina/o Archivist, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas at Austin

1 | Image of Dr. Castañeda walking through a doorway

Photograph of Dr. Castañeda walking through a doorway. There are bookshelves and two people, standing, on each side of the door. This photograph possibly taken when the Latin American collection was housed at the UT Tower. Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda was a Mexican American historian, librarian, and educator.

2 | Photograph of Dr. George I. Sánchez

Photograph of Dr. George I. Sánchez, a Mexican American educator, writer, professor, and civil rights activist. The Education building on the UT Austin campus is named after Dr. Sánchez.

3 | Photograph of Dr. George I. Sánchez and members of the Alba Club

Group photograph includes Dr. George I. Sánchez (third row, second from right) and members of the Alba Club in 1947. The Alba Club was a Mexican American student organization at the University of Texas at Austin.

4 | Photograph of Dr. Edmund W. Gordon

Photograph of Dr. Edmund W. Gordon, an African American intellectual and professor. In 2014, The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved the naming of the Black and Latino Studies Building to the Susan G. and Edmund W. Gordon & Charles W. and Frances B. White Building (Gordon-White Building) at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Discrimination in education

2020-05-26 | Carla O. Alvarez, U.S. Latina/o Archivist, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas at Austin

 1 | Segregated schools scrapbook page 1

Scrapbook page with two photographs. Includes photograph item number 1 and 4. Item 1. Interior of Mexican school [shown in 2.]. Note windows without shades. Item 4. Mexican school in small former church building. Other white children of district are transported to city schools.

2 |  Segregated schools scrapbook page 3

Scrapbook page with three photographs. Includes photograph item number 6, 8, and 10. Item 6. School for Mexican children. Item 8. School for other white children. Item 10. School for Mexican children.

3 | Segregated schools scrapbook page 5

Scrapbook page with three photographs. Includes photograph item number 13, 15, and 17. Item 13. Buildings for other white children. Item 15. School for Mexican children. Interior was even worse. Item 17. School for other white children.

4 | Segregated schools scrapbook page 6

Scrapbook page with three photographs. Includes photograph item number 12, 14, and 16. Item 12. School for Mexican children – complete segregation. Item 14. School for other white children. Item 16. School for Mexican children. Note playground.

5 | Segregated schools scrapbook page 7

Scrapbook page with three photographs. Includes photograph item number 18, 20, and 22. Item 18. School for other whites. Item 20. A city Mexican school. Item 22. Rural school for other whites.

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University of Texas at Dallas

Treasures @ UT Dallas

2020-04-30 | Patrizia Navia, Curator of Aviation Archives, University of Texas at Dallas

1  | Braniff Airways Collection

Photo composition depicting the change of Pucci hostess uniforms

This image was part of the new advertising campaign by the Braniff Airways, an airline based in Dallas, Texas at Love Field airport, in 1965. The campaign “End of the Plain Plane” was under the leadership of then President and Chairman Harding Lawrence and his wife Mary Wells Lawrence, a highly respected and influential executive in the advertising world. The latter was able to hire the famous Italian fashion designer Emilio Pucci to create the hostesses’ uniforms. Depending on the air route and inflight service, the hostesses changed their multilayered uniforms accordingly. Most famous was the bubble helmet, helping the hostesses to protect their coiffure while walking over the airfield to the airplane.
Almost forty years ago, in 1982, The “Braniff International Collection” was donated to the History of Aviation Archives, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD); and ever since has been a colorful part of UTD’s founding fifty years ago.

2 | James H. Doolittle Collection

Congressional Medal of Honor Awarded in 1942 to James Doolittle by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

After Japan attacked the United States in 1941, and the US entered World War II and James H. Doolittle was put in charge of a special mission. He, along with eighty volunteers, learned to take off in an extremely short distance with a North American B-25 Mitchell bomber. The bombers were then loaded onto the “USS Hornet” and in April of 1942 set off for Japan. The plan was to take off from the carrier, bomb Japan, and then land in China. However, the fleet was detected and the decision was made to launch the attack 400 miles early. The planes were able to hit their targets in Japan, but were forced down short of the landing fields in China. Eventually Doolittle and his surviving men were found by friendly Chinese and returned to allied hands. For his part in the raid, Doolittle received the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Franklin Roosevelt.The “James H. Doolittle Papers” were donated to the History of Aviation Archives, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, by his son John Doolittle, on 1984-06-25, with additions in 1995 and 1998.

3 | The University of Texas at Dallas Chess Program Collection

Blindfold Chess Match

Members of the University of Texas at Dallas Chess Team play blindfold chess against members of the community. Blindfold chess is a popular event during Chessfest, an event sponsored by the Eugene McDermott Library to celebrate chess at UTD. Chessfest also includes the awarding of Chess Educator of the Year to someone who made a contribution to improve methods of education in chess. Chess and chess programs play important role in the campus life at UTD. UTD’s chess team are multi-time champions, and the school awards scholarships to top chess players. The University of Texas at Dallas Chess Program Collection includes material about the chess team itself and the Chessfest event.

4 | John F. Kennedy Collection

Remarks prepared for delivery by President John F. Kennedy at the Trade Mart in Dallas

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX on November 22, 1963. This document contains the text of remarks he was scheduled to deliver at a luncheon event at the Dallas Trade Mart later that afternoon. Because of circumstances he never delivered these remarks. This event was sponsored by the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest became the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) in 1969. The UTD University Archives maintains a small collection of material related to President John F. Kennedy, primarily to this Trade Mart event on the assassination, due its importance to the history of Dallas, Texas.

5 | University Traditions (Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost Studies)

The Seal of The University of Texas at Dallas Set in a Piece of Wood from The Austin Treaty Oak

This image depicts the seal of The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) set into a block of wood taken from the Austin Treaty Oak. Wood from the tree was used to construct the shaft of the University of Texas at Dallas Ceremonial Mace.
The UTD Ceremonial Mace was constructed in 2005 from wood from the Austin Treaty Oak (an oak tree in city of Austin, Texas under which Stephen F. Austin is said to have signed the first treaty with Native Americans). In 1989, the Treaty Oak was poisoned with an herbicide in an act of vandalism. An extensive rescue effort was launched to save the tree funded by Texas industrialist Ross Perot. Efforts to save the tree were successful, although two-thirds of the branches died, and had to be pruned. The metal used in the seal also reflects UTD’s commitment to expanding the frontiers of the knowledge of space. It contains of a thin section of metal taken form an experimental instrument that flew in space as part of a 1995 NASA Space Shuttle mission. It is the first mace to be constructed for the university.

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University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Healthcare Technology at UT Southwestern Medical Center

2020-05-07 |  Kaitlyn Sisk, Digital Archivist, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

1  | Nurse with woman in “iron lung”, Parkland Hospital, 1951

In the 1940s and early 1950s, polio—also called “infantile paralysis”—was epidemic in Dallas and the rest of the United States. The disease paralyzed muscles, sometimes including those controlling breathing. Thus, as seen in this photo taken at Parkland Hospital, some patients required a mechanical ventilator, often called an “iron lung”.

2 | St. Paul Hospital on Harry Hines Blvd., employee Sue Upton in pathology laboratory

This photo shows an employee named Sue Upton (identified on back of photo) at unidentified piece of equipment in the St. Paul Hospital pathology laboratory.

3 | Electrocardiogram while weightless

In 1988, researchers from UT Southwestern’s Space Medicine Laboratory had the opportunity to experience weightlessness while flying in a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 707 airplane as it followed a parabolic curve flight path. This photo shows the researchers experimenting with taking an electrocardiogram while weightless. Left to right, the persons shown are a NASA technician, clinical nurse specialist Lynda Lane, Jay Buckey, M.D. (in horizontal position), and Drew Gaffney, M.D. Both Buckey and Gaffney later flew as NASA astronauts, though not on the same flight.

4 |  Angiography suite in Zale Lipshy University Hospital, circa 1990

This angiography suite in Zale Lipshy University Hospital was state-of-the-art at the time hospital opened in 1989. Angiography testing uses contrast dye injected into an artery via a catheter. Multiple x-rays are taken as the dye moves through the book vessels. Angiography is the definitive test for diagnosing disorders of blood vessels.

5 | Environmental chamber for hyperbaric oxygen therapy

UT Southwestern’s Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine (IEEM) is one of the largest human physiology research programs in the country. The IEEM has a hyperbaric chamber and other equipment for conducting cardiovascular, respiratory, and neuromuscular research on how altitude, heat, and stress affect the body. The Hyperbaric Medicine Unit of IEEM’s Environmental Physiology Laboratory contains the 40-foot-long, 9-foot-wide environmental chamber shown here. The chamber is used for hyperbaric oxygen therapy, in which patients breathe 100 percent oxygen while wearing a mask or hood. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to treat chronic wounds, carbon monoxide poisoning, gas gangrene, and bone infections; it also reduces healing complications in irradiated tissues in cancer patients.

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