July 22, 2014
A picture of the 1884-1885 faculty at the Sam Houston Normal Institute
The Institute, which had been founded 5 years prior, would eventually become Sam Houston State University after a series of name changes in the 20th century.
If you are interested in Sam Houston State University history, University Archives is open Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm or you can just call our University Archivist at (936) 294-3699.

A picture of the 1884-1885 faculty at the Sam Houston Normal Institute

The Institute, which had been founded 5 years prior, would eventually become Sam Houston State University after a series of name changes in the 20th century.

If you are interested in Sam Houston State University history, University Archives is open Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm or you can just call our University Archivist at (936) 294-3699.

(Source: library.shsu.edu)



July 21, 2014

shsusportscoll:

A 1980 Softball game near the new University Coliseum. The coliseum, now known as the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum, was completed in 1976. It was named the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum on December 12, 1987.

This field is now the site of the Health and Kinesiology Building.



July 20, 2014
New John W. Thomason drawings added to Digital Collections
After months of reorganizing and digitizing the collection of Navy Cross recipient John W. Thomason, we are glad to announce the addition of rare and unseen John W. Thomason drawings to our digital collections. Over 150 drawings that were hidden or misplaced were digitized and described online. Many of the drawings are sketches that would take shape in later works. Thomason developed a habit of recording his surroundings in his drawing notebooks or on whatever scrap of paper he had nearby. His sketches include scenes of wildlife, his life in China and Central America, and the human body. Take a look and see if there are any that you enjoy.
See the new additions: new additions
See the whole  collection at : John W. Thomason drawings

New John W. Thomason drawings added to Digital Collections

After months of reorganizing and digitizing the collection of Navy Cross recipient John W. Thomason, we are glad to announce the addition of rare and unseen John W. Thomason drawings to our digital collections. Over 150 drawings that were hidden or misplaced were digitized and described online. Many of the drawings are sketches that would take shape in later works. Thomason developed a habit of recording his surroundings in his drawing notebooks or on whatever scrap of paper he had nearby. His sketches include scenes of wildlife, his life in China and Central America, and the human body. Take a look and see if there are any that you enjoy.

See the new additions: new additions

See the whole  collection at : John W. Thomason drawings



July 18, 2014
Hey Tumblr followers!
We are proud to announce a new Tumblr webpage created by the SHSU Special Collections and University Archives Departments’ intern Amanda Chang, which spotlights SHSU Sports teams from seasons past. The “Sports @ Sam” Tumblr updates each Monday and Friday with a new photograph showcasing athletes from the 1980s, ‘70s, ‘60s, and beyond. Many of the photographs come from a recently digitized collection of color slides dating from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, which feature mostly baseball, basketball, football, golf, and softball photographs. The slides were originally created by the Sam Houston News Bureau in 1970s and the Sam Houston Public Information Office in the 1980s. Along with these photographs, older archived photos will also be posted.
                Athletes have been playing for Sam Houston State for over 100 years, starting out as the “Normals” when SHSU was known as a Normal Institute, and later switching to the “Bearkats.” Throughout the years our sports programs have developed into the strong teams which represent our University today. Our sports programs have grown along with the University, and this is reflected in many of the photographs that will be posted on Sports @ Sam. Not only do these photographs feature the athletes themselves, but also the fields and gymnasiums, and later stadiums and coliseums, that each team called home.
                Sports @ Sam offers an opportunity to look back on the teams that created a solid foundation for today’s student athletes. Sports @ Sam can be found at shsusportscoll.tumblr.com or @shsusportscoll, and the Special Collections and University Archives Departments’ Tumblr can be found at nglspecialcollectionsandarchives.tumblr.com or nglspecialcollectionsandarchives

Hey Tumblr followers!

We are proud to announce a new Tumblr webpage created by the SHSU Special Collections and University Archives Departments’ intern Amanda Chang, which spotlights SHSU Sports teams from seasons past. The “Sports @ Sam” Tumblr updates each Monday and Friday with a new photograph showcasing athletes from the 1980s, ‘70s, ‘60s, and beyond. Many of the photographs come from a recently digitized collection of color slides dating from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, which feature mostly baseball, basketball, football, golf, and softball photographs. The slides were originally created by the Sam Houston News Bureau in 1970s and the Sam Houston Public Information Office in the 1980s. Along with these photographs, older archived photos will also be posted.

                Athletes have been playing for Sam Houston State for over 100 years, starting out as the “Normals” when SHSU was known as a Normal Institute, and later switching to the “Bearkats.” Throughout the years our sports programs have developed into the strong teams which represent our University today. Our sports programs have grown along with the University, and this is reflected in many of the photographs that will be posted on Sports @ Sam. Not only do these photographs feature the athletes themselves, but also the fields and gymnasiums, and later stadiums and coliseums, that each team called home.

                Sports @ Sam offers an opportunity to look back on the teams that created a solid foundation for today’s student athletes. Sports @ Sam can be found at shsusportscoll.tumblr.com or @shsusportscoll, and the Special Collections and University Archives Departments’ Tumblr can be found at nglspecialcollectionsandarchives.tumblr.com or nglspecialcollectionsandarchives



July 16, 2014
todaysdocument:

A Saturn V rocket launches from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 16, 1969, carrying the crew of Apollo 11 on their historic mission to the surface of the Moon.

The Eagle Has Landed,The Flight of Apollo 11, 1969
From the series: Headquarters’ Films Relating to Aeronautics, compiled 1962 - 1981. Record Group 255: Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006

todaysdocument:

A Saturn V rocket launches from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 16, 1969, carrying the crew of Apollo 11 on their historic mission to the surface of the Moon.

The Eagle Has Landed,The Flight of Apollo 11, 1969

From the series: Headquarters’ Films Relating to Aeronautics, compiled 1962 - 1981. Record Group 255: Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006

(via harriscountypl)



July 15, 2014
President's Reports to the Board of Regents

Take a look at our digital collection of early President’s Reports to the Texas Board of Regents from the 1930s and 40s. Get details on early faculty at Sam, building projects, and enrollment figures. These documents are useful to anyone wanting to know more about the early history of Sam Houston State University.



July 14, 2014

themetalarchivist:

Just finished putting up my display on rock music in the Newton Gresham Library lobby. The hard part was what to choose for the display and not miss anything.  I crafted some Spofity playlists to go along with the display to cover my bases. I also created a board to mix and match terms so students could create their own genres and send them in. Some people have already started to get into the game.

Hey SHSU students,

    Have you participated in the Genre Name Generator that is part of the library’s display on rock music? Use any number of terms to create your own unique style of music such as Viking Glam (which will definitely become a thing) and Industrial Space Gypsy Jazz. I am sure rockhalllibrary can appreciate those selections.  Once you have created a genre, send us a pic by emailing digres@shsu.edu or tweet @SHSU_Library or @SHSUArchives

11:02am  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZxjIUt1LSfaCr
  
Filed under: display rock libraries 


July 13, 2014
uispeccoll:

Fun from our Instagram librarian Lindsay: By request she weighed our heaviest book and found that it weighs 70 pounds! You may have seen this famous book on the internet - Poetry City Marathon by Dave Morice. Morice wrote a record-breaking 10,119 pages in 100 days. Our Preservation Department also took on the task of binding this book! [xfPS3563 O87164 P647 2010] #uiowa #specialcollections #libraries #poetry #worldrecord #heaviestbook #bookbindings #extremebinding #cityofliterature #uispeccollrequests #2010

uispeccoll:

Fun from our Instagram librarian Lindsay: By request she weighed our heaviest book and found that it weighs 70 pounds! You may have seen this famous book on the internet - Poetry City Marathon by Dave Morice. Morice wrote a record-breaking 10,119 pages in 100 days. Our Preservation Department also took on the task of binding this book! [xfPS3563 O87164 P647 2010] #uiowa #specialcollections #libraries #poetry #worldrecord #heaviestbook #bookbindings #extremebinding #cityofliterature #uispeccollrequests #2010



July 11, 2014
themetalarchivist:

othmeralia:

From Edward Topsell’s The History of Four Footed Beasts and Serpents, published in 1658.  Topsell refers to the world of insects as the Theater of Insects, perhaps this little guy is leaving to take in a show!

That’s great!

themetalarchivist:

othmeralia:

From Edward Topsell’s The History of Four Footed Beasts and Serpents, published in 1658.  Topsell refers to the world of insects as the Theater of Insects, perhaps this little guy is leaving to take in a show!

That’s great!

3:44pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZxjIUt1LCXibD
  
Filed under: gif gifs reblog 


July 11, 2014

Putting things together

The image on the left is a photograph from the John W. Thomason collection. It is of soldiers marching with the American flag. John W. Thomason was stationed at the Legation in Beijing in the 1930s, so this is possibly the location of this picture.
The image on the right is a sketch by John W. Thomason. It seems to have been inspired by the picture on the left.
Even before leaving Huntsville, Texas, Thomason developed a habit of recording his surroundings in his drawing notebooks or on whatever scrap of paper he had nearby — which accounts for the large collection of diverse drawings held at Sam Houston State University.
See the original here: Marines marching, carrying flag 
See the whole  collection at : John W. Thomason drawings

Putting things together

The image on the left is a photograph from the John W. Thomason collection. It is of soldiers marching with the American flag. John W. Thomason was stationed at the Legation in Beijing in the 1930s, so this is possibly the location of this picture.

The image on the right is a sketch by John W. Thomason. It seems to have been inspired by the picture on the left.

Even before leaving Huntsville, Texas, Thomason developed a habit of recording his surroundings in his drawing notebooks or on whatever scrap of paper he had nearby — which accounts for the large collection of diverse drawings held at Sam Houston State University.

See the original here: Marines marching, carrying flag

See the whole  collection at : John W. Thomason drawings

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