CUL Digital Collections Update: November 2013

In November 2013, CUL uploaded 476 items into our CONTENTdm collections.

Highlights include:

134 non-oil-related Texas negatives by Robert Yarnall Richie as part of the TexTreasures FY2014 grant to digitize photographs and negatives of Richie’s non-oil-related clients in Texas. Clients and companies depicted include Lockheed Aircraft Corp., Delta Airlines, Sloane-Blabon Corporation, Moran Towing, Baroid Sales Company, Dayton Rubber Company, Pepperell Manufacturing Company, Stewart Bolling Company, and Guiberson Corporation.

One of the Richie negative series shows Texas artist Frank Mudge Edwards at his house in Pleasant Hill. Several negative series include pictures of Paul M. Raigorodsky, including photographs of him and his family at their “Datcha” ranch, where Richie visited. Raigorodsky testified before Mr. Albert E. Jenner, Jr., assistant counsel of the President’s Commission (the Warren Commission) on March 31, 1964. His testimony described his relationship with George De Mohrenschildt, a friend and associate of Lee Harvey Oswald.

Caves of Elephanta - 3. The Water Cave, ca. 1855-1862, by William Johnson and William Henderson [attributed]

Caves of Elephanta – 3. The Water Cave, ca. 1855-1862, by William Johnson and William Henderson [attributed]

76 currency notes in the Rowe-Barr Collection of Texas Currency,including treasury warrants that were issued for military and civil service.

92 out of the total 102 pages in the Photographs of Western India. Volume II. Scenery, Public Buildings by William Johnson, ca. 1855-1862, which includes views and panoramas, of cities and towns, many in Mumbai (Bombay), temples, churches, boats, ships, harbors, rivers, railroads, palace ruins, caves, and forts.

Photographs from Journey through the Yellowstone National Park and Northwestern Wyoming, 1883. In July of 1883, President Chester A. Arthur and his executive staff embarked on a 6-week journey, covering more than 500 miles, through the northern Wyoming Territory to Yellowstone National Park. The goal of the trip, besides being a much needed change of venue for the ailing President, was to raise awareness of the need for preservation of the National Park by showing the public the beauty and attractions, both along the route of and within the park.

Caa-Tou-See, An Ojibway, 1842

Caa-Tou-See, An Ojibway, 1842, DeGolyer Library, SMU

28 documents from the Stanley Marcus Papers relating to Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s visit to Dallas in September 1957 and the subsequent premier of the Neiman-Marcus Fortnight in October, which centered around a French theme. Coco Chanel attended the 20th Annual Neiman-Marcus Fashion Exposition where she received the Neiman-Marcus award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion.

The History of the Indian tribes of North America, with biographical sketches and anecdotes, 1842, of the principal chiefs, a two volume set: 48 prints from History of the Indian tribes of North America, Volume 1 and 48 prints from History of the Indian tribes of North America, Volume 2.

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