SHSU Cheerleaders in 1980. This photograph was taken from the 1980 Alcalde.
Police Department History Collection, 1865-1986
The materials in this collection represent various police departments reports and histories, namely: Phoenix, Denver, Detroit, New Orleans, San Diego, Baltimore, Indianapolis, New York, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, Kansas City, Wisconsin, Miami, Atlanta and Boston. There are also some reports that focus on the history of women in police divisions.
View a detailed finding aid of his collection at Sam Houston State University’s Archon page and see just what materials are in the collection.
At the 1954 Gator Bowl, Texas Tech halfback Bobby Cavazos put the hurt on the Auburn Tigers, scoring 3 touchdowns and preventing a defensive TD after an interception. Here’s one of those scores for your viewing pleasure.
If you have not checked out the tumblr at southwestcollectionarchives, you are missing out on some great sports gifs!
Operation “Little Vittles”
On the 65th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Airlift on September 30, 1949, here’s a look back at the Airlift’s younger sibling, “Operation Little Vittles.”
In July 1948 Berlin Airlift pilot Gail Halvorsen began handing out and later dropping candy via handkerchief parachutes to the children who had gathered to watch at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport. With the approval of superiors and the support of confectionery companies, “Operation Little Vittles” was born and “Candy Bombers” and “Raisin Bombers” began dropping care packages to the children of Berlin.
A member of the 1937 SHSU boxing team ready to go 15 rounds. This photograph was taken from the 1937 Alcalde.
Today is International Translators Day!! Why today? Because it’s the feast day of St. Jerome, the patron saint of translators (and, of course, librarians). To mark this day we are presenting a text by our very own Max Yela, Head of Special Collections. Max’s English-language story of a childhood incident, La bendición, was translated into Spanish by Rino Avellaneda and Catherine Jagoe and hand-printed at the Arcadian Press in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, by book artist Caren Heft in 2008. This bilingual edition of 50 copies was printed on paper made at the Root River Mill by Brian Borchardt, Jeff Morin, and Caren Heft. The exposed-spine binding with etched-glass covers were fabricated by Julie Sittler with assistance from Kay Zuelsdorf.
After several attempts to achieve an appropriate translation (including a particularly atrocious job by the author himself), Rino Avellaneda and Catherine Jagoe proved to be the perfect translators for this intimate story of family and the power of tradition. This is your day Rino and Catherine!!
Daisy Smith Writings on Sam Houston, 1922
Daisy Lauretta Smith was born in Kansas in 1893. She was a student of Sam Houston Normal Institute, class of 1919. She earned her B.S. degree from SHNI in 1922 and the M.A. from Peabody in 1934. Daisy L. Smith went on to teach for over 43 years for Houston Independent School District. She died in Houston, Texas in June 1979.
The Daisy Smith writings on Sam Houston (1922; one file folder) contain reminisces of General Sam Houston gathered from the citizens of Huntsville, Texas in February 1922. The writings consist of 34 handwritten pages by Daisy Smith.
View a detailed finding aid of this collection at Sam Houston State University’s Archon page and see just what materials are in the collection.
It’s football season at Texas Tech, as it has been every fall for nearly 90 years (proven by this program from the first ever Tech football game in 1925.) This isn’t our only piece of Red Raider football history, though. Check this out,
Was Texas Tech victorious over McMurray?
An SHSU Rugby player takes a hit from the Woodlands team in 1989. This picture was taken from the 1989 Alcalde.
Jimmy Hair Around the World
Borrowing from @shsusportscoll post featuring former SHSU student and standout athlete Jimmy Hair. I created these images of Jimmy Hair showing his athletic ability around the world.