Research Ready: October 2018

November 1, 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!

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

 

Waco Scouts posing by archery targets, 1926
Among local leader and former Texas Collection director Guy Bryan Harrison, Jr.’s many community activities, one of his favorites was his involvement with the local Boy Scouts of America troops in Waco and McLennan County. This image is from a Scout archery tournament in 1926, when he was a Scout in Waco’s Troop 1. You’ll find this item in the Guy Bryan Harrison, Jr. papers, Accession #46, box 56, folder 3, at The Texas Collection, Baylor University.

 

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

Coleman, Elaine. Texas Haunted Forts. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot, 2018. Print.

Coleman, Elaine. Texas Haunted Forts. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot, 2018. Print.

In the second edition of her work, Texas Haunted Forts, author Elaine Coleman recounts the history of frontier forts in Texas built throughout the centuries from the creation of New Spain to the present-day. Coleman describes how historical events including battles, massacres, and raids have shaped Texans’ ghostly lore.  

View this in Bearcat here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dallas North Garden Forum. Halloween Tasting Treat Luncheon Cook Book. [Dallas, TX]: 1973. Print.

Dallas North Garden Forum. Halloween Tasting Treat Luncheon Cook Book. [Dallas, TX]: 1973. Print.

It would not be the Halloween season without treats and goodies!  In their 1973 cookbook, members of the Dallas North Garden Forum offer their readers tasty ways to spice up the holiday from cakes and cookies to casseroles. 

View this in Bearcat here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southworth, Chet. Ghosts of Bell County, Texas. Charleston, SC: Haunted America, 2018. Print.

Southworth, Chet. Ghosts of Bell County, Texas. Charleston, SC: Haunted America, 2018. Print.

Chet Southworth’s latest book, Ghosts of Bell County, Texas, examines some of the more popular ghost stories emanating from local towns such as Killeen, Belton, and Temple.  To help the casual reader along, Southworth describes in great detail the Seven Laws of Paranormal Forces, the various types of ghosts, signs of paranormal activity, and the instruments paranormal groups use to monitor spectral activity.

View this in Bearcat here.

 

 

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