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  •    Database Trials: AtoZ Maps Online and Rock’s Backpages
    Thu, 27 Apr 2017

    A to Z Maps Online contains 145,000 royalty-free maps that can be downloaded and printed. Collection includes both antique and contemporary maps. Geographic coverage is from the world down to the US city level. Special maps include climate, geology, ecology, war, and history. Add-ons include country flags, quizzes and puzzles, and teaching tools.

    Rock’s Backpages is the World’s only comprehensive online archive of music journalism and writing, providing access to an ever-expanding collection of primary-source, full-text music writing (currently over 32,000 articles), sourced from the pages of the music and mainstream press. Not just a resource for music courses, but also journalism, literature, national and international cultural studies, gender studies, sociology, politics and economics. RBP contains articles (reviews, interviews, features and more) from the ’50s up to present day and includes a growing collection of exclusive audio interviews. The content represents the work of over 670 of the best music writers on the planet from over 4,500 publications (Rolling Stone, NME etc etc), representing over 2,500 artists from all genres of music.

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  •    Joseph Warren Hays Papers
    Tue, 25 Apr 2017
  •    TCU’s Shakespeare Treasures
    Sun, 23 Apr 2017
  •    Database Trial: HeinOnline
    Sat, 22 Apr 2017
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History in Documents

The written word plays a uniquely significant role in America's history. Special Collections holds letters and manuscripts associated with John F. Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sam Houston, J. Edgar Hoover, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., among others. This selection of letters and manuscripts includes documents of historical and personal significance that reveal a brief glimpse into the lives of these well-known Americans.

Also, a petition from Fray Buenaventura de Armadea, attorney general for the Franciscan Provinces in New Spain, to abolish a decree preventing missionaries in Zacatecas from collecting alms to purchase holy oil and wine, and ministering. The document was prepared in Mexico City on September 20, 1696. The petition was granted. This document is about a land dispute (c. 1716). Although it mentions Viceroy Zuñiga, petitions of this kind often addressed viceroys or other high-ranking officials, but were inspected and approved by mid-level bureaucrats.

These rare and fragile documents will displayed for a limited time.