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2021 Scavenger Hunt

Texas Digital Archive Scavenger Hunt, 2021 edition

Using the TDA for research

German POW cemetery at Camp Swift

Confederate and Texas State Troops military rolls

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Question 1

Serendipity is part of the fun of research. What is the name of the webpage where you can find a rolling list of collections that have been newly released or updated?

Question 2

With large collections it can be hard to pinpoint what you are looking for. The TDA offers tools to help in finding materials in some of the largest collections. What is the name of the page where these tools can be found?

Question 3

In addition to being Archives Month, October is National Fire Prevention Month. Looking at the Fire Insurance Maps custom search tool found in the Search Tools, what type of historic Fire Insurance Maps are available in the TDA?

Question 4

The Senate Recordings Custom Search page includes a global search option as well as search pages by legislative session. Each page for a legislature search includes a filtered table of available recordings with links directly to those items. What is a recording number tied to January 21st, 1985?

Question 5

The Right of Way Custom Search is the latest addition to the search tools. Right of Way records are divided first by District, then by control number. Using the Custom Search tool, what is one of the counties in the ELP District?

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