History of Prairie View A&M University

HISTORY OF
PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY

The Coleman Library has a large collection of material in the Special Collections/Archives Department pertaining to the history of Prairie View. In the Reference Department, we have collections in the vertical file regarding the street names, past Presidents and Principals of the school, and other clippings. If you can’t find what you need, ask at the Reference Desk or email us via Ask a Librarian on the library homepage!

BOOKS, THESES, EPHEMERAL

Prairie View, a study in public conscience, 1878-1946 / Woolfolk, George Ruble. (LC2851.P57 W66)
Located in Ready Reference (behind the Reference Desk) and Special Collections/Archives, Rm. 505
Does not circulate

Down memory lane : the story of Edward Bertram Evans, Sr. and the early history of Prairie View A&M University / by E.B. Evans. (LD4571.P58 E93 1970) Located in Special Collections/Archives, Rm. 505
Does not circulate

The First 75 Years
Ready Reference/Vertical File behind the Reference Desk
Does not circulate
Online
PDF Document

History and development of the Prairie View Training School : 1916-1946 / Ruth Ella Gee. (LD4571.P62 G43)
Located in Theses Collections, Special Collections/Archives, Rm 505 Archives, Rm. 505
Does not circulate

Personal reflections of Prairie View and its early advancement / Andrew E. Charleston.
(LD4571.P58 C42 1987)
Located in Theses Collections, Special Collections/Archives, Rm 505 Archives, Rm. 505
Does not circulate

Prairie View A&M story [videorecording] / Prairie View A&M University. (LD4571.P58 P73 2002)
Located in the LRC behind the Circulation Desk, first floor and Located in Theses Collections, Special Collections/Archives, Rm 505 Archives, Rm. 505
Does not circulate

Prairie View interscholastic league of Texas / Ray L. Smith. (GV347 .S64 1995)
Located in Theses Collections, Special Collections/Archives, Rm 505 Archives, Rm. 505
Does not circulate

A university for Negroes of Texas : a promise unfulfilled / Tarrow, Willie Andrew (LD 4571.P64 T37)
Located in Theses Collections, Special Collections/Archives, Rm 505 Archives, Rm. 505
Does not circulate

ARTICLES

Digital Dissertations – as of this writing, 21 dissertations mention PV in their abstract.

JSTOR – Short for “Journal Storage,” this database indexes many periodicals all the way back to their first issue. It contains such journals as Callaloo, Journal of Black Studies, African American Review and Transition. It also carries a number of articles on Prairie View; be sure to include the name of the university in quotation marks.

 

 

WEBSITES

Handbook of Texas Online
(http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/index.html)
over 100 pages that mention Prairie View, but as above be sure to also look for “Prairie View Normal” to get more relevant information

History of Prairie View A&M University (http://www.pvamu.edu/pages/605.asp)

Periodicals Archive Online (http://pao.chadwyck.com)

Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie_View_A&M_University)
A non-refereed site that is open to anyone to edit- take all information, while useful, with a grain of salt. Contains a good collection of TAMU sites, as well as a collection of links to other HBCU’s.

Prairie View Interscholastic League (PVIL)

University Interscholastic League (http://www.uil.utexas.edu/history/pvil.html)
Provides information about the origin of PV’s Interscholastic League

Peterson’s (http://www.petersons.com/blackcolleges/profiles/prairie_view.asp?sponsor=2904)

 

Maintained by Karl Henson, Library Webmaster
Updated 2/14/2014

 

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