The archivist at the Mary Couts Burnett Library, Mike Strom, asked staff for donations of any historical significance, from photos to correspondences to data sheets, that could be beneficial to the archives database at the Staff Assembly meeting Tuesday.The archives contain primary source material in three different areas: TCU history, Fort Worth history and Southwestern writers.
Students, outside researchers, biographers and faculty from all TCU departments use the archives for research purposes.
The Amon Carter Museum gave many documents including photos and correspondence data to be housed in the archives at TCU.
Hao Tran, coordinator of the TCU Staff Assembly said, “All those that attend this are all constituents of different departments, and it is important to have a common place for data to be stored.”
The archives department is a little known aspect of the TCU Library, and Strom said he is hoping to make more people aware of its presence.
Julia Lovett, the assistant director of extended education, said, “I knew archives always existed at TCU, but it is always great to get reacquainted with the resources available.