'Treasures of The Texas Collection' Radio Program Focuses on Great Stories From Texas History

Nov. 24, 2009
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Weekly Waco-Produced Show Now Airing on KWBU-FM

A new half-hour weekly radio show airing on KWBU-FM features the great stories from Texas history found in the rich archives of the largest collection of Texana in the Lone Star State.

"Treasures of The Texas Collection" airs on KWBU-FM 103.3 at 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 7 p.m. on Sundays. The show has been made available to all other NPR affiliate stations in Texas.

The Texas Collection, located on the campus of Baylor University, is a premier research collection on Texas and Texas-related subjects, documenting the development of this region from the early North American explorations to the present. The state's largest collection of Texana includes diaries, memoirs, articles, books and more.

Topics for the first year of the show include:

• Texas and The Civil War

• The Waco Tornado
• Independence, Texas
• Gildersleeve Photographs

• Texas in Popular Literature: Dime Novels, Pulp Magazines, Little Big Books, Pocket Books and current literature
• Cameron Park

• Texas Cotton Palace
• Pat Neff
• Texas Poetry
• Waco Architecture
• Jules Bledsoe
• Jean Boyd on Western Swing

Professional writers from across Texas will present the best stories from their research with host and Executive Producer Mary Landon Darden. "Treasures of The Texas Collection" is produced at KWBU-FM and engineered by Brodie Bashaw.

For more information, contact Dr. Mary Landon Darden at (254) 752-1468, cell (254) 733-5388 or Mary_Darden@baylor.edu, or John Wilson, associate director of The Texas Collection, at John_Wilson@baylor.edu.

Media contact: Lori Fogleman, director of media communications, (254) 710-6275

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