Digital Collections

 

The Texas A&M Digital Library provides access to online digital collections in the Texas A&M Repository, the Texas Digital Library (TDL), and through external services such as Flickr.

Digital collections include:

Photograph of George AckermanTexas FARMER, Full-text Agriculture Resource Materials Electronic Repository
Description: A growing collection of agriculture-related resources from the state of Texas.
Contact: Rob McGeachin r-mcgeachin@library.tamu.edu

 

 

 

BScience Fictionibliography of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Description: A key reason for The Bibliography of Science Fiction and Fantasy is the provision of wide, reliable distribution of the bibliographic work.
Contact: Cait Coker ccoker@library.tamu.edu
Link: http://repository.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/6316

 

 

 

China ArchiveChina Archive
Description: The China Archive is a data archive dedicated to support of scholarly, empirical research by anthropologists, economists, historians, political scientists, sociologists, and others in the fields of business, agriculture, and engineering. The goal of the Archive is to enable case research on Chinese domestic matters and China-U.S. relations, as well as to facilitate the inclusion of China in more broadly comparative studies.
Contact: Bob Harmel e339rh@polisci.tamu.edu
Link: http://chinaarchive.tamu.edu/

 

CervantesTextual Iconography of Don Quixote
Description: The Cervantes Project has created an innovative and unprecedented digital archive of images based on the textual iconography of the Quixote, i.e. interpretative illustrations included in published editions Don Quixote Iconography Digital Archiveof the text. The archive provides free access to rare visual resources, restores the traditional connection between word and image, and facilitates a better appreciation and understanding of the impact of Cervantes’ masterpiece through 400 years, from several perspectives: textual, critical, artistic, bibliographical, and historical. The Don Quixote Iconography Digital Archive is the result of a collaboration and NEH grant about the illustration of the Quixote.
Contact: Eduardo Urbina http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/%7ee-urbina/
Link: http://cervantes.tamu.edu/V2/CPI/iconography/index.html

Geologic AtlasGeologic Atlas of the United States
Description: A set of 227 folios published by the U.S. Geological Survey between 1894 and 1945. Each folio includes both topographic and geologic maps for each quad represented in that folio, as well as descriptions of the basic and economic geology of the area. The Geologic Atlas collection is maintained by Map and GIS Library.
Contact: Kathy Weimer k-weimer@tamu.edu
Link: http://repository.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/2490

 

Historical ImagesCushing Historical Images Collection
Description: The Cushing Memorial Library and Archives maintains an extensive photographic collection of over 300,000 images. The collection continues to grow. These images are in a wide variety of formats and sizes, including negatives on glass plates, post cards, and various early types of prints. The collection is organized by subject and contains a visual representation of nearly every aspect of Texas A&M University’s long and storied past beginning with the opening of the school in 1876. Categories include such subjects as campus views, individual buildings, athletics, research, teaching, student life, members of the faculty, visiting dignitaries, and important events. Most of the photographs were acquired through donation or from various units of the university.
Contact:Cushing Library cushing-library@tamu.edu
Link: http://repository.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/97043

Historical Maps of Cuba
Description:  This collection contains digital versions of historical maps of Cuba held by the Texas A&M University Libraries. Subject matter includes soils and population.
Contact:  Kathy Weimer k-weimer@tamu.edu
Link:  http://repository.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/86434

Images of a Rural PastImages of a Rural Past
Description:  In the early 1970s, the Texas A&M University archives acquired a large collection of photographs from the Agricultural Communications Office of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. This collection consists of nearly 7000 photographs. The vast majority are black and white images ranging from the 1930s through the late 1970s, although some photographs date from earlier and later periods. These images were captured by photographers working throughout the state, and document many activities aimed at improving the lives and livelihood of rural Texans. Farming, home improvement, livestock raising, and other programs of the Extension Service were illustrated and the photographs were retained for educational and publicity initiatives.
Contact:  Cushing Library cushing-library@tamu.edu
Link:  http://cushing.tamu.edu/collections/texshare/

Med Vet ZoologyIndex-Catalogue of Medical and Veterinary Zoology
Description:  The Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library has partnered with Oklahoma State University Libraries to digitize the Index-Catalogue of Medical and Veterinary Zoology, a multilingual periodical published by the US Government Printing Office. This historical compendium of the parasitological literature is a key resource of importance to researchers in re-emerging diseases and global animal health.  The compilation of content began in 1892, and resulted in over 100 separate publications comprising over 20,000 pages.
Contact:  AskMSL@library.tamu.edu
Link: http://repository.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/90524

 

 

 

Hispanic Political ThoughtLibrary of Hispanic Political Thought
Contact: digital@library.tamu.edu
Link: http://repository.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/94183


Primeros LibrosPrimeros Libros
Contact: Anton duPlessis duPlessis@tamu.edu
Link: http://libros.library.tamu.edu/


Raiford L. Stripling CollectionRaiford Leak Stripling Architecture Collection
Description: The Raiford L. Stripling Collection is made up of over 250 projects contained in 24 boxes, as well as drawings and construction documents housed in flat files in one map case. In addition to architectural drawings and blueprints, the collection contains contract documents, correspondence, brochures, pamphlets, newspaper articles, magazine articles, photographs, sketches, drawings, and miscellaneous notes.
Contact: Cushing Library cushing-library@tamu.edu
Link: http://repository.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/94833

Science FictionScience Fiction and Fantasy Research Database
Description: The Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database is an on-line, searchable compilation and extension of Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index 1878-1985, Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index 1985-1991, and Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index 1992-1995, including material located since publication of the last printed volume.
Contact: SFFRDatabase@gmail.com
Link: http://sffrd.library.tamu.edu/

 

 

Texas A&M Theses and Dissertations
Description: This collection contains the theses and dissertations approved for public release from Texas A&M University.
Contact: The Texas A&M Thesis Office
Link: http://repository.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/2

Texas FARMER: Full-text Agricultural Resource Materials Electronic Repository
Description: Texas FARMER is an evolving digital library of publications relating to Texas agriculture dating from 1888 to the present. Support for this digitization effort has been provided by the Texas A&M University Libraries, as well as through an USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Specific Cooperative Agreement. The range of titles available in Texas FARMER includes research reports of the Agricultural Extension Service and popular consumer-oriented publications such as bulletins, leaflets, and circulars. The content of legacy publications in Texas FARMER is not just of historical value. With growing interest in topics such as organic gardening, use of heirloom varieties and low fossil fuel inputs, the content of many pre-World War II bulletins is finding renewed relevance for today’s farmers and consumers.
Contact: Dr. Rob McGeachin

Toward a Better LivingToward a Better Living: African American Farming Communities in Mid-Century Texas
These historical photographs are from the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. In the early 1970s, the Texas A&M University archives acquired a large collection of photographs from the Agricultural Communications Office of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. This collection consists of nearly 7000 photographs (a selection is reproduced digitally here). The vast majority are black and white images ranging from the 1930s through the late 1970s, although some photographs date from earlier and later periods. These images were captured by photographers working throughout the state, and document many activities aimed at improving the lives and livelihood of rural Texans. Farming, home improvement, livestock raising, and other programs of the Extension Service were illustrated and the photographs were retained for educational and publicity initiatives.
Contact: Cushing Library  cushing-library@tamu.edu 
Link:  http://repository.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/91004

Vascular Plant ImagesVascular Plant Image Library
Description: This is an archive of images from the Vascular Plant Image Library built by the now defunct Texas A&M Bioinformatics Working Group and maintained by the Center for the Study of Digital Libraries.
Contact:Digital Services and Scholarly Communication digital@library.tamu.edu
Link: http://repository.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/97046

 



Wheelan CollectionWheelan Collection
Description: Wheelan was one of a legion of newspaper and magazine reporters and photographers who covered the Mexican Revolution. He probably arrived in Northern Mexico early in the winter of 1913-1914. The main attraction was General Francisco (Pancho) Villa, who held Ciudad Juarez, just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. By this time Villa had the reputation of being the most able military commander among the Constitutionalists, a coalition of revolutionaries in rebellion against the provisional government of General Victoriano Huerta. In February, 1913, Huerta had conspired in the overthrow of the constitutionally elected government of President Francisco Madero. Villa, a devout supporter of Madero, was one of several leaders in Northern Mexico who were fighting for the restoration of constitutional government and for revolutionary reforms.
Contact: Cushing Library cushing-library@tamu.edu
Link: http://repository.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/590