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UTA Special Collections Special Collections specializes in historical materials relating to Texas, Mexico, the U.S. War with

Special Collections specializes in historical materials relating to Texas, the U.S. War with Mexico (1846-1848), the cartographic history of Texas and the Gulf of Mexico, and Mexico from 1810-1920.

Want to be a part of preserving Texas Rangers history? Be sure to donate your digital photos & videos to our Texas Range...
12/05/2023

Want to be a part of preserving Texas Rangers history? Be sure to donate your digital photos & videos to our Texas Rangers World Series Collection! ⚾️

➡️ https://utaedu.questionpro.com/TexasRangersWorldSeriesCollection

The Texas Rangers' 2023 season was a historic occasion in Arlington’s history. After being in Arlington for over 50 years, the Rangers won their first World Series, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays, the Baltimore Orioles, the Houston Astros, and the Arizona Diamondbacks to reach the pinnacle of the baseball world. UTA Special Collections is collecting digital materials to add to its permanent archival collections to help document this historical moment for the benefit of future generations. Items of interest include digital photographs, videos, artwork, and more relating to the Rangers’ playoff games, community gatherings, and celebrations. These materials will be preserved and made accessible through the UTA Libraries Digital Archive: https://uta.access.preservica.com

Donations are limited to digital or digitized materials, which can include events relating to the Rangers' playoff run, the World Series, and the surrounding celebrations. Community members and Rangers fans are invited to donate their materials through this online form: https://utaedu.questionpro.com/TexasRangersWorldSeriesCollection

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New on The Compass Rose! 🗞Ahead of the December 22 release of the movie The Iron Claw, a biographical sports film based ...
12/04/2023

New on The Compass Rose! 🗞

Ahead of the December 22 release of the movie The Iron Claw, a biographical sports film based on the life of the Von Erich professional wrestling family from the Dallas area, this blog post highlights photos of the Von Erichs from the UTA Special Collections' Cirrus Bonneau and Ana Beaulac Photograph Collection and presents a profile on the photographer behind the photos, Cirrus Bonneau.

➡️ Read more: https://libraries.uta.edu/news-events/blog/cirrus-bonneau-capturing-interplay-everyday

Today is World AIDS Day, a day for people around the world unite to show support for those living with HIV and remember ...
12/01/2023

Today is World AIDS Day, a day for people around the world unite to show support for those living with HIV and remember those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses. UTA Special Collections has partnered with the National AIDS Memorial to bring the AIDS Memorial Quilt to campus, which is on display today until 4:30PM on the sixth floor of UTA's Central Library. Tomorrow (12/2) is the last day the quilt will be on display.

Visit us today to learn more!

[📸: https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery/search?search_api_views_fulltext=%22AIDS+Quilt%22]

December 1 is World AIDS Day where people around the world unite to show support for those living with HIV and remember ...
11/27/2023

December 1 is World AIDS Day where people around the world unite to show support for those living with HIV and remember those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses. UTA Special Collections has partnered with the National AIDS Memorial to bring the AIDS Memorial Quilt to campus again this year for World AIDS Day.

The Quilt will be on display in the UTA Libraries atrium from November 28th to December 2nd and is open to the University and local community from 9AM-4:30PM each day. We will also be hosting the AIDS Memorial Quilt: Make Your Own Piece of Memory event on Tuesday, November 28th from 12PM-2PM where attendees will be able to participate in commemorative crafting activities, explore the digital AIDS Quilt display, and reflect on this important piece of local history. Join us!

Sixty years ago today, on the morning of November 22, 1963, President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy awoke in Room 850 of the ...
11/22/2023

Sixty years ago today, on the morning of November 22, 1963, President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy awoke in Room 850 of the Hotel Texas in downtown Fort Worth. Accompanied by Texas dignitaries including Representative Jim Wright, Governor John Connally, and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, President Kennedy addressed a crowd of some 5,000 people that had gathered outside the hotel, shaking hands with his admirers after concluding his remarks. Later that morning, President Kennedy introduced his wife, Jacqueline, at a Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce breakfast where he received a custom-made Shady Oaks Western hat as a gift from the city. The couple then motored to Carswell Air Force Base where they boarded Air Force One for a short flight to Dallas. Less than an hour later, the 35th President was dead in Dallas, the victim of an assassin's bullet.

Today we remember the life and legacy of President Kennedy. We invite you to learn more about this tragic day in U.S. history by visiting our virtual exhibit, "Howdy, Mr. President!" which showcases over 80 intriguing photographs taken by Fort Worth Star-Telegram news photographers. The Star-Telegram JFK collection contains almost 3,000 photo negatives taken during the President Kennedy's visit to Fort Worth and the subsequent events following his assassination in Dallas. View the exhibit here: https://library.uta.edu/jfk

[View more photos uploaded to the Digital Gallery here: https://tinyurl.com/45eembvw]

✨ 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐇𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐔𝐩𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞 ✨𝘚𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘰𝘯 𝘕𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 22𝘯𝘥-𝘕𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 27𝘵𝘩. 𝘞𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘦...
11/20/2023

✨ 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐇𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐔𝐩𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞 ✨

𝘚𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘰𝘯 𝘕𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 22𝘯𝘥-𝘕𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 27𝘵𝘩. 𝘞𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘕𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 28𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯. 𝘏𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘴𝘢𝘧𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘺!

[📸: A family seated at the table for Thanksgiving dinner at H. G. (Glen) Miller's house, 1931; Basil Clemons Photograph Collection, https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery/img/20071756]

UTA Special Collections presents its latest mini-exhibit, "JFK: A Nation Remembers," in commemoration of the 60th annive...
11/17/2023

UTA Special Collections presents its latest mini-exhibit, "JFK: A Nation Remembers," in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas. The mini-exhibit showcases materials from our collections, including photos taken during the President's visit to Fort Worth and the subsequent events following his assassination in Dallas on November 22, 1963.

Special Collections invites the UTA community to learn more and view the mini-exhibit during Central Library's open hours, starting Nov. 17-Nov. 22, and again from Nov. 26-Dec. 1. The exhibit is on display just outside the doors of Special Collections in the Atrium, located on the 6th floor of Central Library.

[For more information, please visit the UTA Events page: https://events.uta.edu/event/jfk_a_nation_remembers_mini-exhibit]

The Texas Rangers' 2023 season was a historic occasion in Arlington’s history. After being in Arlington for over 50 year...
11/15/2023

The Texas Rangers' 2023 season was a historic occasion in Arlington’s history. After being in Arlington for over 50 years, the Rangers won their first World Series, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays, the Baltimore Orioles, the Houston Astros, and the Arizona Diamondbacks to reach the pinnacle of the baseball world. UTA Special Collections is collecting digital materials to add to its permanent archival collections to help document this historical moment for the benefit of future generations. Items of interest include digital photographs, videos, artwork, and more relating to the Rangers’ playoff games, community gatherings, and celebrations. These materials will be preserved and made accessible through the UTA Libraries Digital Archive: https://uta.access.preservica.com

Donations are limited to digital or digitized materials, which can include events relating to the Rangers' playoff run, the World Series, and the surrounding celebrations. Community members and Rangers fans are invited to donate their materials through this online form: https://utaedu.questionpro.com/TexasRangersWorldSeriesCollection

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The University of Texas at Arlington was recently named the nation’s top public university for military service members ...
11/10/2023

The University of Texas at Arlington was recently named the nation’s top public university for military service members and veterans! In celebration of this and in honor of Veteran's Day, we share this photo of the 614th Tank Destroyer Battalion from the Gordon McGinnis Papers.

McGinnis served as a Sergeant of Company B 614th Tank Destroyer Battalion during World War II. This collection largely reflects his military service at Camp Wolters, Texas, and Camp Carson, Colorado, and provides rare insight into the training and experiences of members of African American Tank Destroyer Battalions.

[Read more on The Compass Rose: https://libraries.uta.edu/news-events/blog/80-years-special-collections-remembers-beginning-wwii and view the collection's finding aid here: https://txarchives.org/utarl/finding_aids/00272.xml]

The University of Texas at Arlington's Homecoming Week is in full swing! Take a look back at this homecoming parade scen...
11/07/2023

The University of Texas at Arlington's Homecoming Week is in full swing! Take a look back at this homecoming parade scene from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... 🌠

[Photos: UTA Homecoming Star Wars parade float from the UTA Society of Physics Students organization, November 1980, The Shorthorn Newspaper Photograph Collection; https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery/search?search_api_views_fulltext=%22UTA+Homecoming+Star+Wars+Parade+Float%22] UTA Division of Student Affairs UT Arlington Alumni

Check out this fantastic article by The Shorthorn Newspaper on our latest mini-exhibit celebrating World Series Champion...
11/02/2023

Check out this fantastic article by The Shorthorn Newspaper on our latest mini-exhibit celebrating World Series Champions, the Texas Rangers!

UTA's Special Collections is showcasing a Texas Rangers Mini Exhibit with various historical items dedicated to the team in the Central Library through Nov. 10.
https://ow.ly/r2FL50Q3kTj️

Today is World Digital Preservation Day and we're celebrating by sharing tips for preserving your digital content! 💾💿Dig...
11/02/2023

Today is World Digital Preservation Day and we're celebrating by sharing tips for preserving your digital content! 💾💿

Digital preservation is a system of processes and procedures that ensure digital content is accessible and usable over time. In today's digital world, preserving email, websites, and interactions online are just as important as preserving paper correspondence. Archives and libraries are working to preserve this digital content, but it is important that individuals work to preserve their materials as well. Here are some tips for preserving your own digital files via The Compass Rose blog: https://libraries.uta.edu/news-events/blog/preserving-your-digital-files-101

Also, did you know that UTA Special Collections has their very own Digital Archive to preserve and provide access to born-digital materials in our collection? You can view those materials here: https://uta.access.preservica.com

Join us on November 8th to help welcome this wonderful collection!
11/01/2023

Join us on November 8th to help welcome this wonderful collection!

Today marks the beginning of Native American Heritage Month, observed every November in the United States, which celebra...
11/01/2023

Today marks the beginning of Native American Heritage Month, observed every November in the United States, which celebrates the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of Indigenous peoples.

The University of Texas at Arlington's Native American Student Association (NASA) is the longest continuously running native student group in Texas that supports Native American interests. The student organization was founded in 1994 by Dr. Kenneth Roemer, English Department professor, and Joseph Bohanon. NASA has hosted annual scholarship benefit powwows on campus since 1995 and we have photos within our collection documenting these events! Today, the powwows are now a national event with dancers, drummers and vendors coming in to participate from all over the Southwest.

[📸: Fort Worth Star-Telegram collection, UTA Native American Students' annual powwow on campus, 1995-1998: https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery/search?search_api_views_fulltext=%22UTA+Native+American+Student+Association%22]

Happy Halloween! 🎃🍬🧙‍♀️🧛‍♂️🧟‍♀️🍬🎃Are you in for treats....... or tricks? 😱 At left, Fort Worth police officer R. J. Kell...
10/31/2023

Happy Halloween! 🎃🍬🧙‍♀️🧛‍♂️🧟‍♀️🍬🎃

Are you in for treats....... or tricks? 😱 At left, Fort Worth police officer R. J. Kelley received a fright when accosted in downtown Fort Worth on Halloween night by a spooky skeleton, Johnny Raef, 6. At right, Raymond Wood swaps haunting looks with youngsters on Halloween, who wound up getting a trick instead of a treat.

[📸: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection; left: Officer Kelley and Johnny Raef, 10/31/1956, https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery/img/10019166; right: Raymond Wood with trick-or-treaters, 10/30/1955, https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery/img/10019165]

The Texas Rangers are heading to the MLB World Series with Game 1 tonight in Arlington! ⚾️ We've put together a mini-exh...
10/27/2023

The Texas Rangers are heading to the MLB World Series with Game 1 tonight in Arlington! ⚾️ We've put together a mini-exhibit in commemoration of this, showcasing the history of the team with materials from our collections! The exhibit is located on the 6th floor of Central Library to the right of UTA Special Collections' doors. tonight, Rangers!

[View more materials uploaded to our Digital Gallery here: https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery/search?search_api_views_fulltext=%22Texas+Rangers+Baseball%22]

Did you know UTA Volleyball is celebrating their 50th anniversary? The original 1973 team and its legendary, Hall-of-Fam...
10/14/2023

Did you know UTA Volleyball is celebrating their 50th anniversary?

The original 1973 team and its legendary, Hall-of-Fame coach Jody Conradt will reunite at College Park Center to cheer on the Lady Mavs as they take on Tarleton State University today at 12 PM.

Here is a look back at UTA Volleyball over the years!

View more volleyball photos on our Digital Gallery: https://tinyurl.com/435kn7cu

Happy UTA Pride Month and LGBTQ+ History Month! Stop by our Pride in the Archives mini-exhibit on the 6th floor of Centr...
10/12/2023

Happy UTA Pride Month and LGBTQ+ History Month! Stop by our Pride in the Archives mini-exhibit on the 6th floor of Central Library to celebrate and learn more!

We are also displaying materials on 3rd floor of the Library outside the Safe Space and Rainbow Lounges!

The Pride in the Archives mini-exhibit will be on display until October 31st.

Howdy Folks! The State Fair of Texas officially opens today! 🤠Take a look back at scenes from the fair over the years fr...
09/29/2023

Howdy Folks! The State Fair of Texas officially opens today! 🤠

Take a look back at scenes from the fair over the years from our collections. What is your favorite memory of the State Fair of Texas?

[See more photos on the Digital Gallery here: https://tinyurl.com/y3wmst3z]

UTA's 34th annual Oozeball Tournament is happening today! Here's a look back at the muddiest tradition on campus. Good l...
09/22/2023

UTA's 34th annual Oozeball Tournament is happening today! Here's a look back at the muddiest tradition on campus. Good luck to all of the participants!! 🏐🏆

[View more Oozeball photos on our Digital Gallery: https://tinyurl.com/2p83su3b]

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On September 15, 1970, over 400,000 workers struck General Motors (GM), the biggest corporation in the world. The strike...
09/21/2023

On September 15, 1970, over 400,000 workers struck General Motors (GM), the biggest corporation in the world. The strike lasted 67 days and affected 145 GM plants in the US and Canada. Pictured here are UAW Local 276 members striking at the GM plant in 1970 in Arlington, Texas.

[📸: UAW Local 276 Collection, https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery/img/10004170; Arlington Citizen Journal Collection, https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery/img/10023576 & https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery/img/10023575]

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Today is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day! 📜 This day commemorates the September 17, 1787 signing of the United Stat...
09/17/2023

Today is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day! 📜 This day commemorates the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution in Philadelphia.

Pictured is Ann Necchi with her handsewn U.S. Constitution on 70 yards of wool felt. Her finished product was to be presented to President Eisenhower. Clipping from the March 17, 1954 edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reads: "The Constitution of the United States written by sewing machine is the unusual handiwork project that was on view in Fort Worth. Miss Ann Necchi of New York stopped in Fort Worth to display her craftsmanship. The lettering of the Constitution is done in strong white cotton thread with red underlines at the beginning of each paragraph. So far she has completed 16 yards containing more than 2,000 words. When she has written the more than 10,000 words in the document, the piece will be presented to President Eisenhower."

[📸: Fort Worth Star-Telegram collection, 03/17/1954; https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery/img/20165193]

On This Day in 1960, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson campaigned through DFW with stops in Fort Worth, Arlington, G...
09/13/2023

On This Day in 1960, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson campaigned through DFW with stops in Fort Worth, Arlington, Grand Prairie, and Dallas.

[📸: Fort Worth Star-Telegram collection, 09/13/1960; see more from their trip here: https://tinyurl.com/3tytbcvs]

New from our friends at YesterQueer: the "Queering the Lone Star State," podcast series! In each episode, host Dr. Wesle...
09/12/2023

New from our friends at YesterQueer: the "Queering the Lone Star State," podcast series!

In each episode, host Dr. Wesley Phelps examines some of the important Texas-based cases that impacted the LGBTQ+ pursuit of civil rights and the eventual passing of gay marriage. Episodes 3 & 5 feature discussion with Todd Camp, Tarrant County LGBTQ+ historian, on the contributions of early Fort Worth activist Ken Cyr as well as the raid of the Rainbow Lounge in 2009.

You can listen to all episodes via the Queering the Lone Star State website!

“Queering the Lone Star State” is a documentary-style podcast series about the historic struggle for q***r equality in Texas. Season One focuses on legal struggles against the Texas so**my law from the late 1960s until the early twenty-first century. Each episode takes listeners on a journey thr...

Happy Labor Day, y'all! Who's grilling out today? 🌭[📸: Ray and Fay Brown, twins, 16, at a picnic to celebrate their work...
09/04/2023

Happy Labor Day, y'all! Who's grilling out today? 🌭

[📸: Ray and Fay Brown, twins, 16, at a picnic to celebrate their work with the Better Influence Association in the city cleanup campaign, 1972; Fort Worth Star-Telegram collection, https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery/img/20160324]

Happy College Game Day! 🏈 If anyone has ever wondered why UTA doesn't have a football team, this savage editorial cartoo...
09/02/2023

Happy College Game Day! 🏈 If anyone has ever wondered why UTA doesn't have a football team, this savage editorial cartoon from 1985 by Etta Hulme (of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram) captures this perfectly... 😬

[🖼️: Etta Hulme Papers]

We are 𝗛𝗜𝗥𝗜𝗡𝗚 for a Coordinator II position to assist with public services and outreach efforts for UTA Special Collecti...
08/30/2023

We are 𝗛𝗜𝗥𝗜𝗡𝗚 for a Coordinator II position to assist with public services and outreach efforts for UTA Special Collections! Come work with us!

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This position is a key contributor to the public services and outreach efforts of the Special Collections & Archives at the University of Texas at Arlington. The Coordinator II – Special Programs manages and supervises the reference student workers, facilitates external reference requests, complet...

08/30/2023

❗️ Special Collections will be closed this Saturday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day. We apologize for any inconvenience, please email [email protected] or call 817-272-3393 if you have any questions.

08/23/2023

❗️ Special Collections will be closed this Saturday morning (9AM-1PM), August 26th. We will open at 1PM and close at 5PM. We apologize for any inconvenience, please email [email protected] or call 817-272-3393 if you have any questions.

We'll be there! As you are making history by charting your own path to success, come check out materials we'll have on d...
08/21/2023

We'll be there! As you are making history by charting your own path to success, come check out materials we'll have on display representing UTA history!

Be sure to RSVP here: https://bit.ly/46QVtGC

Were you the first in your family to attend or graduate from college? Join us at the Bluebonnet Ballroom at 10 a.m. on Aug. 26 as we gather for brunch and encouraging conversations with current students and first-generation alumni.

RSVP: https://bit.ly/46QVtGC

🔹🔷 Happy First Day of Classes, Mavericks! 🔶🔸Students are back on campus today at The University of Texas at Arlington fo...
08/21/2023

🔹🔷 Happy First Day of Classes, Mavericks! 🔶🔸

Students are back on campus today at The University of Texas at Arlington for the first day of classes of the Fall 2023 semester. Pictured here is the UTA spirit group Saddle & Spurs during homecoming in 1981, cheering and ringing cowbells. They are seen eagerly displaying the “Mav Up” hand gesture, a quintessential symbol of school spirit at UTA. The hand symbol originated following the school’s change in its theme and mascot from the “Rebels” to the “Mavericks” in 1971 following the civil rights movement. Not to be confused with UT-Austin’s “Hook ‘Em Horns” hand symbol, the “Mav Up” gesture consists of extending both the thumb and pinky outward while tucking the index, middle, and ring fingers down against the palm in an “M” shape. We want to wish our students a successful, productive semester and remind them to Mav Up!

[📸: UTA Photograph Collection, https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery/img/10018339]

 , in 1945, it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II. ...
08/14/2023

, in 1945, it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II.

Upon learning this news, Private George Beaudoux, seen at right, sought solace at a local church in Fort Worth, Texas. The 18-year-old soldier is shown collapsing in the arms of Monsignor J. G. O'Donohoe as he offers prayers. Private Beaudoux, of Whittier, California, was traveling on a troop train with the Army Air Forces when they received news of the Japanese surrender. Private Beaudoux's brother, a Marine, was killed on Iwo Jima.

Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, 08/15/1945 https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery/img/20059217

On this day 50 years ago, 12-year-old Santos Rodriguez was tragically shot and killed by Dallas police officer Darrell C...
07/24/2023

On this day 50 years ago, 12-year-old Santos Rodriguez was tragically shot and killed by Dallas police officer Darrell Cain. A "March of Justice for Santos Rodriguez" was held four days later to memorialize Santos and protest racial prejudice within the Dallas Police Department. Cain was convicted of murder but, despite the calls for justice from the Mexican American community, he was sentenced to the minimum 5 years in prison and served only 2.5 years of his sentence.

In February 2022, the City of Dallas unveiled a memorial statue in Pike Park in Santos' honor. The plaque beneath the statue reads, in part, "the sculpture serves to remind present and future generations that human life and dignity are sacred .... we should never forget this Dallas tragedy, we honor the life of Santos Rodriguez." Santos Vive

Read more via Texas State Historical Association: https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/rodriguez-santos - Flashback: Dallas: https://flashbackdallas.com/2018/07/28/santos-rodriguez-the-march-of-justice-1973 - and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/dallas/article277530848.html

[📸: https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery/img/10019833]

The FIFA Women's World Cup kicked off early this morning in Auckland, New Zealand with its first matchup between Norway ...
07/20/2023

The FIFA Women's World Cup kicked off early this morning in Auckland, New Zealand with its first matchup between Norway and New Zealand! Here's a look back at an editorial cartoon created by Fort Worth Star-Telegram cartoonist Etta Hulme following the Women's U.S. Soccer team's championship win in the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup.

[See more from the Etta Hulme Political Cartoon Archive here: https://libraries.uta.edu/ettahulme]

With Barbie the Movie releasing on Friday, we are taking a brief look back on the bright pink history of Barbie through ...
07/19/2023

With Barbie the Movie releasing on Friday, we are taking a brief look back on the bright pink history of Barbie through our Fort Worth Star-Telegram collection. 🎀

Barbie (full name Barbara Millicent Roberts) was first introduced on March 9, 1959 by Mattel, Inc. at the annual Toy Fair in New York City. Ruth Handler (pictured at center in the bottom row) cofounded Mattel with her husband, Elliot, and spearheaded the introduction of the doll. The first Barbie advertisement to appear in the Star-Telegram was published in the October 30, 1959 evening edition for the doll shop in Monnig's Department Store. Three hundred thousand Barbie dolls were sold in the first year. The brand's slogan states, "You Can Be Anything," to encourage children to be ambitious and aim toward their aspirational selves. From her early days as a teenage fashion model, Barbie has appeared as an astronaut, surgeon, Olympic athlete, downhill skier, aerobics instructor, TV news reporter, vet, rock star, doctor, army officer, air force pilot, summit diplomat, rap musician, presidential candidate, baseball player, scuba diver, lifeguard, firefighter, engineer, dentist, and many more.

[See more photos here on our Digital Gallery: https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery/subject-name/Barbie-dolls]

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