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                                                                                                                                    LIBRARY EVENTS AND EXHIBITS

                                                                                                                                                              Special Collections scans its 10,000  item

       Tejano Tiger: Jose del los Santos            Food and Philosophy                  A Mexican Dream and Other                   o bells and whistles went off, but on
      Benavides and the Texas-Mexico                by Spencer K. Wertz                         Compositions                         March 1, 2017, special collections
          Borderlands, 1823-1891                                                        by Barbara González Cigarroa Nreached a major milestone adding it’s
            by Jerry Thompson                Is there such a thing as a pornography                                            10,000  item to the university’s online digital
                                             of food? What is the difference         A rare collection of interwoven essays    repository. The item is the Volume 1, No. 2 issue
     Thompson convincingly positions         between professional and regional       chronicling the fascinating history       of The Skiff (TCU’s student newspaper), dated
     Jose de los Santos Benavides as one     cuisine? What magical symbolism         of the Cigarroa family and their          September 26, 1902.
     of South Texas’s most important         do we partake in at a modern-day        influence on the Texas-Mexico border
     social, political, and military figures   dinner party? These topics and more   landscape.                                “Many items have been digitized in the last year,
     of the nineteenth century. In addition   are explored in this smorgasbord of                                              but we hoped our 10,000 th  item would be one
     to providing an exhaustive record of    essays.                                 In presenting richly detailed vignettes   with a unique story to tell,” says Mary Saffell,
     the Civil War military career of Santos                                         with keen observation and grace,          senior archivist.
     Benavides, Thompson’s book also         These essays on food and philosophy     Cigarroa offers captivating and
     recounts the full life of a man whose   were written over several decades.      original insights not only into her       This issue of The Skiff exposed discourses about
     unusually steadfast commitment to       Not only philosophers and historians    family’s remarkable story, but also       the activities of the various literary societies,
     binational harmony and prosperity       but individuals who have an ongoing     into the beauty of the extraordinary      lots of rah-rah for the football team as well as
     deserves to be more widely              interest in food should relish them.    traits and enduring spirit of the people   what appears to have been an early version of the
     remembered.                                                                     of our Texas borderlands.                 classifieds, with notes about who visited whom,
                                                                                                                               who was preaching on Sunday and personal
     Winning Books Mean                                                                                                        commentary about whatever someone felt like
                                                                                                                               saying. The priceless ads were for men’s clothing,
     Bragging Rights for                                                                                                       doctors and dentists, shaving parlors, local shops
                                                                                                                               and mercantiles.

     TCU Press                                                                                                                 The editors Colby D. Hall, Olive Leaman and
                                                                                                                               Edward S. McKinney gave the outside world a
     Two TCU Press books received awards in 2016:                                                                              panoramic view of college life, incorporated an
                                                                                                                               interesting motto “Rowing: Not Drifting” and
     •   James Haggard: New and Selected Poems received                                                                        sold annual subscriptions for 50-cents.
        the Philosophical Society of Texas’s Award of Merit
        for Poetry.                                                                                                            Digital images of the The Skiff collection
     •   Shots of Knowledge: The Science of Whiskey was a                                                                      from 1902 through 1911, are currently
        finalist in the International Association of Culinary                                                                  available online at
        Professionals’ annual awards. It was also shortlisted                                                                  handle/116099117/12511. Work is ongoing to
        for Gourmand International’s Hall of Fame.                                                                             add individual issues of The Skiff through 2005 to
                                                                                                                               TCUs digital repository.

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