February 23, 2016
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Texas Southern University

Texas Southern University features more than 200 photographs from the Barbara C. Jordan Archives. Barbara Jordan ran for the Texas House twice, in 1962 and 1964. She then ran for the Texas Senate in 1966, winning a seat and becoming the first African American since Reconstruction to serve in the Texas State Senate … (more)


Private Collection of T.B. Willis 

The T. B. Willis Photograph Collection comes from the private collection of T. B. Willis. It includes 648 historical photographs with albums, documents, and historical items from the Willis family and extended relatives who settled in Waco, Texas in the 19th century…more

Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

The Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum provides materials that represent the history of African American churches in the Austin area and have contributed to the Rescuing Texas History, 2006 and Building the African-American Community collections. The museum is named for Jacob Fontaine, a slave preacher who founded thirteen Baptist churches in Travis County. Mainly consisting of photographs, the items date from 1898 to 2006. He established several churches, a newspaper (the Gold Dollar), taught school, and established a grocery store and laundry. The collection includes photographs of church parishioners, families, students, weddings, church groups, and more from Austin’s African-American community… (more)

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Sunday Gazetteer

Donna Hunt used The Portal to Texas History as a resource to locate information or the newspapers on Bredette C. Murray when he was publisher of his “Sunday Gazetteer” newspaper back in 1910 and 1911 … (more)

from the UNT Digital Library
University Photography Collection

Presented by the UNT Archives, this collection of photographs features University of North Texas football, coaches, and fans, UNT alumni (Golden Eagles) and alumni events, and images of the changing and growing University of North Texas campus…(more)

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