The Henry McArdle Collection

This collection features materials related to the life of Henry (“Harry”) Arthur McArdle, an Irish-born painter whose works depicting major events in Texas history – including the battle of San…

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The Historic Old Independence Cemetery Project

This collection presents materials related to the Historic Old Independence Cemetery in Independence, Texas, the first home of Baylor University. The collection includes geospatial records of the cemetery, the last…

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The Historic Waco Newspapers Collection

Features issues of newspapers released in Waco, Texas between the years 1875-1923. This unparalleled look at Waco’s history is made available from the archival holdings of The Texas Collection.

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The Richard L. Farr Papers

Richard Loyal Farr was born in Fayette County, Georgia, on 1839 April 6, to the farming family of Jesse H. and Elizabeth Nixon Farr (both of whom were born circa…

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Tobin & Anne Armstrong Texas Ranger Research Center

In 1997, the Texas Legislature recognized this service and designated the Armstrong Center as official repository for archives and memorabilia related to the Texas Rangers service. It functions as a…

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Traveling Trunks

Historic Waco can come to your classroom in the form of a traveling trunk. Each trunk is designed for a specific topic and includes historical objects, costumes, books, activity guides…

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University Press Releases (1920s-2000s)

The Baylor University Press Releases Collection features more than 33,000 news releases issued by the university between the 1920s and the 1990s. Covering topics as diverse as on-campus speakers; the…

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Waco City Directories (1876-1923)

The Waco City Directories are a rich resource for those interested in individuals, families and businesses located in Central Texas from 1878 to 1923. The directories alphabetically list residents of…

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Waco History App

Waco History is a free mobile app that puts the history of Waco and McLennan County at your fingertips. Waco History lets you explore the people, places, and moments that…

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