The Commons expands into Texas!

Cananea, Mexico: Colonel William C. Greene with arm outstretched addressing a crowd of Mexican workers during miners' strike, 1906, Cananea, Mexico

Caddo Lake State Park - Exhibit - SP.40.88

Welcome the Texas State Library and Archives and the Central University Libraries of Southern Methodist University to The Commons!

SMU’s six Central University Libraries have a wealth of digital history to peruse. Their sets include photographs from the Civil War, the Mexican Revolution, the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, the WWII Battle of Monte Cassino and Texas.

Civil War: Jefferson Davis    Civil War: [General William T. Sherman]

Mount Vesuvius: Naples at the height of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, 1944

Mexican troops, Cinco de Mayo, 1902:Formacion en columna por regimientos, con el frente a retaguardia.

The Texas State Library and Archives enters The Commons with 4 sets of drawings created by the The Civilian Conservation Corps. These are the results of the work of the architects, engineers and draftsmen employed by the Corps, a U.S. federally funded New Deal program. If you like architectural sketches and maps, you’re going to love the high quality resolution images they’ve posted.

Caddo Lake State Park - Plot Plan for Cabins, Roads, and Parking Areas - SP.40.10    Balmorhea State Park - Proposed Third Cabin Group - SP47-69

Fort Parker State Park - Development Plan - SP.44_147    Longhorn Cavern State Park - General Development and Cavern Trip Features - SP35_132

Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word. – John Steinbeck

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Images from the TSLArchives and the SMU Central University Libraries.