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US Mexico War Image

The U.S. - Mexico War (1846-1848) is the largest and most significant conflict ever fought between two nations in the western hemisphere. Learn more about this historical event by browsing source materials from Mexico and the United States such as proclamations, graphics, letters, and diaries.

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Read about the birds of North Texas in these Fort Worth Telegram newspaper columns written by bird enthusiast Jessie Maye Smith. Her weekly column, which ran from 1953 to 1974, chronicles the winged wild life of Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

Cartographic Image

This collection provides access to historic maps of Texas, the Gulf Coast, and the Southwestern United States. The collection contains maps dating from the 1500s through the 1900s as well as resources for teachers and students.

Americae Sivae Novi Orbis, No Va Descriptio

The Virginia Garrett Cartographic History Library, established in 1978, includes thousands of maps and atlases, dating from 1493 to the present, and features works of noted cartographers such as Martin Waldseemüller, Abraham Ortelius, Willem and Joann Blaeu, Vincenzo Coronelli, Guillaume DeL’isle, and Alexander von Humboldt. Special Collections continues to acquire maps, books, and atlases relating to the history of cartography with special emphasis upon Texas and North American exploration and settlement.

Student at computer

Access online resources including journals, newspapers, data, and multimedia.

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Research Federal Depository Library program publications including: US Census and demographic information, statistical data, and documents pertaining to politics, law, environment, business, and history.

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Fort Worth, past and present, through the lens of W.D. Smith and the curators at the UT Arlington Library .. visit the Fort Worth Evolution digital collection and exhibition.

Researchers Using Historical Manuscript Materials

The historical manuscripts collections focus primarily on 19th and 20th century Texas and Mexican history and the U.S. War with Mexico.  They are primarily personal papers, family collections, and organizational records. In addition, special emphasis is on materials from the North Texas area and surrounding counties as well as counties once part of the Robertson Colony, a 19th century empresario venture that brought U.S. immigrants to Texas.

Jimmy G Harris Map Image

This collection provides access to sound files from the Jimmy G. Harris Phonetic Survey of Languages from Asia, Pacific, Americas, and Africa Speakers.

Maps in map drawer

The Library’s Maps & Atlases Collection contains a wide variety of folded and sheet maps as well as bound atlases. Map and atlas types include: topographic, geographic, world/national/state/local, political, commercial, historical, and thematic. The collection also includes maps and atlases that display specific information related to topics such as natural resources, war, culture, language, demographics, and more.