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The Texas Zephyr: A Bygone Era in Luxury Train Travel

In the 1930s, in an effort to combat the declining number of passengers, several railroads adopted the lightweight, diesel-powered Streamliner passenger trains. Combining esthetic beauty with modern science, the Streamliners were more aerodynamic than previous trains, and able to reach

Coco Chanel’s Dallas Visit, September 1957

On December 10, 2013, the House of Chanel will host the Métiers d’Art, a “yearly pre-fall collection and runway show dedicated to the history of the house’s founder, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel” (Dallasnews.com, 2013) in Fair Park, Dallas. Chanel’s roots in

CUL Digital Collections Update: November 2012

New additions to CUL Digital Collections in November 2012 In November 2012, CUL uploaded 640 items into our CONTENTdm collections. CUL now has approximately 28,940 published items. Highlights include: 92 Texas-related oil negatives by Robert Yarnall Richie as part of