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)
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
The First 75 Years
History and development of the Prairie View Training School : 1916-1946 / Ruth Ella Gee. (LD4571.P62 G43)
Personal reflections of Prairie View and its early advancement / Andrew E. Charleston.
Prairie View A&M story [videorecording] / Prairie View A&M University. (LD4571.P58 P73 2002)
Prairie View interscholastic league of Texas / Ray L. Smith. (GV347 .S64 1995)
A university for Negroes of Texas : a promise unfulfilled / Tarrow, Willie Andrew (LD 4571.P64 T37)
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.
ProQuest – This database had APS and the Historical New York Times. Be sure to look for terms such as “Prairie View Normal” or “Prairie View Agricultural” rather than simply “Prairie View”.
Handbook of Texas Online
History of Prairie View A&M University (http://www.pvamu.edu/pages/605.asp)
Periodicals Archive Online (http://pao.chadwyck.com)
University Interscholastic League (http://www.uil.utexas.edu/history/pvil.html)
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