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Hardin-Simmons University Library

About this Partner

Hardin-Simmons University collections include the Bronco yearbook from 1908-2007, and the university catalogs from 1892-2008. The Bronco includes photos and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations. The Bronco is preserved as a complete collection for the years 1908-2007, with 1918 being the only year not available due to no publication for that year. The catalogs describe the governance, history, course offerings, and campus life of Hardin-Simmons University, 1892-2008. Hardin Simmons University was founded in 1891 as Abilene Baptist College and since 1941 has been associated with the General Baptist General Convention of Texas.

The Richardson and Smith libraries provide the materials necessary to support the research of students and faculty. Books, federal documents, maps, scores, recordings, and periodicals are on open shelves readily accessible to all. The two libraries contain approximately 400,000 items. In addition, the resources of the Internet, remote library catalogs, and more than 100 databases are available to the researcher. Highlights of the special collections include Texana, Fine Printing, and nineteenth and twentieth century classics. Hardin-Simmons University is a member of the AMIGOS Bibliographic Council and a founding member of the Abilene Library Consortium.

Contact Information

Name: Mary Burke
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Hardin-Simmons University Library
2341 Hickory Street
Abilene, TX 79698

Phone: 325-670-1807
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