Research Ready: November 2018

December 3, 2018 paulfisher

Each month, we post an update to notify our readers about the latest archival collections to be processed and some highlights of our print material acquisitions. These resources are primed for research and are just a sampling of the many resources to be found at The Texas Collection!

November’s finding aids
By Paul Fisher, Assistant Director and Processing Archivist

Camp counselors, undated
Girl Scout Camp Counselors Arizona (Marian Hardy) and Dizzy (Mary Edith Dinsmore) pose next to the camp’s pile of firewood. Girl Scout counselors often used nicknames during summer camps. You’ll find this item in the Marian Hardy Girl Scout papers, 1938-1997, undated (#3940), Box 1, Folder 9, at The Texas Collection, Baylor University.

 

 

 

 

Watermelon party, 1943
Girl Scouts enjoy a watermelon party during their time at Camp Kiwanis in the summer of 1943. You’ll find this item in the Marian Hardy Girl Scout papers, 1938-1997, undated (#3940), Box 2, Folder 7, at The Texas Collection, Baylor University.

November’s print materials
By Thomas DeShong, Library Information Specialist III

Boutwell, Bryant. I’m Dr. Red Duke. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2018. Print.

Boutwell, Bryant.  I’m Dr. Red Duke. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2018. Print.

This biography by Bryant Boutwell recounts the life of Dr. James Henry “Red” Duke.  A graduate of Texas A&M University, Dr. Duke served as an army tank commander in Germany following World War II.  Upon his return to the United States, he attended seminary before ultimately graduating from medical school.  Follow Dr. Duke’s story as one of the physicians who saved Texas Governor John Connally on the day of the John F. Kennedy Assassination and who ultimately launched the Life Flight air ambulance service at the University of Texas Medical Center in Houston. 

View this in Bearcat here.

 

 

 

 

 

Gershon, Pete. Collision: The Contemporary Art Scene in Houston, 1972-1985. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2018. Print.

Gershon, Pete. Collision: The Contemporary Art Scene in Houston, 1972-1985. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2018. Print.

This work by Pete Gershon examines the blossoming of contemporary art in Houston, Texas.  Beginning his narrative with the inception of the Houston Contemporary Arts Museum’s new facility in 1972 and culminating in the Houston Museum of Fine Arts’ 1985 exhibit, “Fresh Paint: The Houston School,” Gershon follows four major story arcs in piecing together the history of Houston’s local artists via the CALL (Creating a Living Legacy) Project. The author provides a comprehensive history of the movement along with photographs of the rising art forms that led to Houston’s renaissance as a center of culture.

View this in Bearcat here.

 

 

 

Walker, Lance Scott. Houston Rap Tapes: An Oral History of Bayou City Hip-Hop. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2018. Print.

Walker, Lance Scott. Houston Rap Tapes: An Oral History of Bayou City Hip-Hop. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2018. Print.

The sequel to Lance Walker and Peter Beste’s 2013 work, Houston Rap, this companion volume includes more photographs and personal interviews of Houston’s rap artists, producers, disc jockeys, and radio personalities.  Houston Rap Tapes covers different phases and movements of the city’s rap scene, focusing on areas of Houston that have been particularly nurturing to the music style including Third Ward, Fifth Ward, and South Park.

View this in Bearcat here.

 

 

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