Galveston’s rich history is filled with stories of achievement, tragedy and recovery that are still studied today. Its port of entry has given the city a unique position in Texas history. News from Galveston was noteworthy to people across the United States. Cities such as Richmond, Virginia regularly included sections on Galveston in their newspapers.
The Galveston Weekly News began publication in 1843 by George French. The newspaper contains international, national and local news as well as advertising, and is among the first 20 newspapers published in Texas.
H. P. N. Gammel's The Laws of Texas charts Texas law from colonization to statehood, revealing Texas history during crucial times in its development. Of 33 volume set, the first 10 were funded by the TexTreasures program.
Often known as "session laws", this complete set of bills is passed into law during each session of the Texas Legislature. They are assigned a chapter number by the Secretary of State and published as a bound set.
This 23,000-acre working ranch and living history museum was originally settled in 1824 as part of the Austin Colony by Nancy and Henry Jones. Materials focus on the Jones and George families and the traditional Texas pursuits of cattle, cotton, and oil.
Maps from the 19th and 20th centuries showing original surveys, usually made via a land grant within a particular county in Texas. Formats include manuscripts, lithographs, some early photographs, and blueprints/bluelines.
Major Jonathan Webb Graves, a printer, founded The Graham Leader in 1876, serving as its first editor. The paper’s first issue was published Aug. 16, 1876, and it has been printed continuously and without interruption ever since.
This paper documented Greenville history. Topics include agricultural and international news as well as racial tension in the town during the 20th century. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.