|Special Collections Division
the University of Texas
at Arlington Libraries
Vol. XV II* No. 1 * Fall 2003
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UTA Acquires Landmark Arlington, Texas, Photograph Collections
By Brenda S. McClurkin
McClurkin describes the photograph collection of J. W. Dunlop, which includes over 1000 historic images of Arlington and its environs. The collection is believed to be the most comprehensive photograph collection of Arlington in existence and spans over one hundred years in time.
This regular feature of the Compass Rose focuses on the archival and manuscript collections that have recently been processed by library staff and university graduate students. The new collections are open for research and have completed finding aids available. Two collections reviewed in this issue are the Clyde Walton Hill Papers and the Cosette Faust Newton Papers.
The recently acquired collection, a donation from the Estate of Minnie Meacham Carter (1902-1996), includes more than forty record center boxes and cartons of material on the Meacham and Carter families. Mrs. Carter was the daughter of department store merchant and former Fort Worth major, Henry Clay Meacham and Margaret Bean Meacham, a pillar in the Junior Woman's Club, and the widow of Fort Worth Star-Telegram publisher, art collector and philanthropist Amon G. Carter, Sr.
Special Collections has recently taken delivery on four rare late eighteenth and early nineteenth century sea charts produced by the Spanish agency established to print charts and maps of their New World holding, the Dirección de Hidrografía. The maps are a significant addition to an important collection of materials focusing on the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Goodwin describes the four charts and expands on their importance to the Virginia Garrett Cartographic History Library's holdings.
Sally Gross Retires from Special Collections
|The Compass Rose is
published semi-annually by Special Collections, The University of Texas
at Arlington Libraries, Box 19497, Arlington, Texas 76019-0497. ISSN
Special Collections and other staff members who helped produce this issue are Dr. Gerald Saxon (editor), Maritza Arrigunaga, Maggie Dwyer, Katherine Goodwin, Sally Gross, Ann Hodges, Carolyn Kadri, Pratap Mandapaka, Brenda McClurkin, Gary Spurr, Colin Toenjes, and BettyWood.
The purpose of The Compass Rose is to raise awareness of Special Collections' resources and to foster the use of those resources. The newsletter also reports significant new programs, initiatives, and acquisitions of Special Collections.
A compass rose is a circle graduated to degrees of quarter points and printed on a chart or map for reference.