Two NEW Databases Join TexShare Database Program

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We’re pleased to announce the addition of TWO new resources to the TexShare Databases. These collections are available to TexShare member libraries immediately and at no additional cost.

For complete information, see the FAQ at:
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www.tsl.texas.gov/texshare/awfaq.html

Purchased from Adam Matthew, a subsidiary of the international publisher SAGE, the new databases focus on the history of American Indians and the American West.

The American West
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Sourced from the Everett D. Graff Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago, ‘The American West’ allows browsers to explore tales of frontier life, Pioneers, Wild West shows, the Gold Rush, vigilantes and outlaws.

Document types include: manuscripts, trade cards, wanted posters, photographs, claim certificates, news sheets, rare printed works, brand books, broadsides, correspondence, diaries, directories, journals, pamphlets, periodicals, and artworks. Full color. Searchable. Multiple added features.

American Indian Histories and Cultures
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This unique resource makes available, for the first time, many rare and significant documents from the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago; one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world.

Spanning four hundred years, document types include manuscripts, artworks, speeches and petitions, diaries, correspondence, linguistic and ethnographic studies, photographs, maps, photographs, rare printed books and American Indian newspapers. Full color. Searchable. Multiple added features.

Texas Library users can sample what these new resources have to offer by following TSLAC on Facebook and Twitter.

www.tsl.texas.gov/socialmedia
www.twitter.com/tslac
www.facebook.com/tslac

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Caption: Map of Texas in Glimpses of Texas: its divisions, resources, development and prospects (1871) by William Brady. Texans can now access rare primary source materials such as this map at local libraries that participate in the the statewide resource sharing program known as TexShare. Image is courtesy of the Newberry Library, Chicago.

About Adam Matthew

Adam Matthew, an imprint of SAGE, is an award winning publisher of digital primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences. Sourced from leading libraries and archives around the world, their unique research and teaching collections cover a wide range of subject areas from medieval family life to 20th century history, literature and culture. www.amdigital.co.uk

About SAGE

SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC. www.sagepublications.com

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