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Collections Temporarily Offsite
A small fire occurred on January 5 in the basement storage area of the library. That incident caused smoke damage to the Jim Wright Papers, Amon Carter Papers, and all other collections stored in the room. At this time, the collections are being professionally treated offsite and will not be accessible to researchers or staff. Due to the large size of the collections, it is difficult to predict how long it will take to clean the materials and we cannot provide a timetable for their return.
These collections are currently offsite for treatment:
Cliburn Foundation* (contact Laura Ruede)
TCU School of Music
Wendell Robert Carr
Records of South Hills Christian Church
Edwin T. Cornelius
Goodrich Center for the Deaf
New Special Collections Exhibit
This exhibit traces the development of decorated publishers’ bindings from their humble beginnings in the 1830s to their demise nearly a century later with the introduction of the dust jacket. We make stops along the way to examine some of the high points in the history of book design with examples from TCU Special Collections. Up now through April 27th, 8 a.m – 5 p.m.
The Love Family Letters have been digitized and are available in our digital repository.
The Tom B. Saunders Family Papers have been digitized and are available in our digital repository.
By an agreement concluded in 1991, the Van Cliburn Foundation transferred to Texas Christian University materials relating to the activities of the Foundation, together with the archives of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The professional Competition, first held in 1962, was created to commemorate Van Cliburn's sensational 1958 victory at the first Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Held at four-year intervals, the Competition offers a means by which the finest young concert pianists can perform before a global audience. The International Competition for Outstanding Amateurs now offers other accomplished pianists a worldwide stage.