Panola College has provided the Portal to Texas History with multiple collections, including "Black Gold," a serial written to help to instill leadership skills in African American students, and "The Pony Express" and "Panola Panorama," which encompass the college's student newspaper run.The M.P. Baker Library of Panola College is dedicated to offering resources and services, when and where they are needed, to enhancing the development of the whole student body, and to offering opportunities for students to become lifelong learners. They support the further achievement of the mission and the goals formulated by the institution of Panola College.
The library hopes to ensure adequate library and learning resource services, to provide a well organized collection, and to make library materials accessible and available to students and faculty.Joined: March 2012.
The Abilene Christian Library is ACU's resource for scholarly Christian communication, innovative technology, and interdisciplinary creativity. The main hub is Brown Library, which provides a wealth of digital resources for students and faculty alike.Joined: March 2009.
The Abilene Library Consortium (ALC) is a regional nonprofit organization in Abilene that provides support and resources to libraries, museums, and information organizations. The ALC contributes thousands of photos, print materials, maps, newspapers, and more.Joined: July 2014.
The Abilene Philharmonic has been enriching the cultural life of the “Big Country” in West Central Texas since 1950. Today, music director and conductor David Itkin leads the orchestra in world class performances that draw audiences from more than 50 Texas cities.Joined: August 2015.
The Abilene Public Library is the primary information and resource center for Abilene and Taylor County, offering more than 300,000 volumes and numerous library services are available to the public. Services range from Internet access and on-line databases to large type materials and children's reading programs.Joined: May 2009.
Since its creation in 1958, Alexander Architectural Archive at the University of Texas at Austin has grown into an architectural research center of national importance. As a unit of the University of Texas Libraries within the Architecture and Planning Library, the Archive supports research and education about the history of the built environment by acquiring and preserving research collections and by making them accessible.Joined: April 2015.
The Alvin Museum Society was chartered in 1978 as a result of action by the Alvin Bicentennial Commission, authorizing the creation of the Alvin Historical Museum to collect and record the history of the community. Housed in a remodeled former U.S. Post Office building, it contains 21 permanent exhibits that explore the development of Alvin from its beginnings as a 1879 Santa Fe railroad loading site through its growth into a diverse Gulf Coast community.Joined: September 2015.
Located in the small town of Alvord in northern Wise County, the Alvord Public Library first opened its doors in 1983 after the centennial celebrations of 1982. The Tocker Foundation helped fund the preservation of materials from the Alvord Public Library.Joined: May 2009.
Named after the creator of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art offers an array of exhibitions, publications, and programs that connect visitors to masterworks of American art. The Museum opened in 1961.Joined: May 2009.
Located in East Texas, the Anderson County Genealogical Society contributes archival materials that contain genealogical information including generation charts, family histories, and lists of records (births, deaths, church records, etc.) that document the people and growth of Anderson County.Joined: July 2009.
Originally part of David G. Burnet's colony, Anderson County was formed in 1846 and named after Kenneth L. Anderson, Vice President of the Republic of Texas from 1844 until Texas was annexed as a state. The Anderson County Historical Commission provides materials for the Rescuing Texas History project, including images of local citizens, businesses and homes.Joined: May 2009.
Based in Comfort in Kendall County, Anne and Mike Stewart amassed a personal collection of written works about the Texas German freethinkers and the Nueces Battle and Massacre of August 10, 1862. Together, they authored and compiled works that examine the influence of the cultures that settled the area and the history of this South Texas county.Joined: April 2011.
The Archer Public Library is committed to encouraging the positive and exciting activity of reading. The mission of the library is to enrich, entertain, and inform the citizens of Archer County through access to its collections, technologies, facilities, and services. In furtherance of this mission, the Archer Public Library received a Tocker Foundation grant to make materials available to the public.Joined: August 2015.
The Archives are a department within the Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library at Sul Ross State University in Alpine. Their services include reference assistance, exhibits, reproduction of photos and print materials, and presentations. The Archives' mission focuses on documenting the history of the Trans-Pecos and Big Bend areas, with special emphasis on Brewster, Jeff Davis, and Presidio counties.Joined: May 2009.
The Archives document the past events of the Central Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church, an annual gathering of Methodist churches across Texas to disperse information and plan philanthropic mission efforts. The conference contributed materials to collections depicting the history of Fort Worth. Photographs and archival documents from as early as 1912 include portraits of staff and church events at Glen Lake and Rainbow Camp.Joined: July 2009.
The Arlington Historical Society finds its home within the Fielder House, a two-story community landmark built in 1914 and one of the earliest brick homes in Arlington. Originally called The Cemetery Society at its founding in 1887, the Society's mission has been to gather and preserve historical materials relating to the founding and growth of the city.Joined: December 2013.
The first official Arlington Public Library began in 1923 and has since rapidly expanded to include six branches. They hold over 600,000 items and strive to provide the best resources for their community and to open doors to a world of information, ideas, and imagination.Joined: October 2009.
Located in the Texas Panhandle in the town of Claude, this West Texas county has a rich history that has been preserved at the Armstrong County Museum. The museum complex contains the historic Gem Theatre, and art gallery, and the house of famous cattle rancher and "Father of the Texas Panhandle" Charles Goodnight.Joined: November 2011.
Named after the Georgia capital, Atlanta was founded in 1871 by the Texas and Pacific Railway in the northeast corner of Texas. Atlanta offers convenient access to cultural, educational, historical and recreational activities, and was the birthplace of Bessie Coleman, the first African-American and Native American female pilot.Joined: February 2013.
Founded in 1849, this private liberal arts college first opened its doors in Huntsville and is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas still operating under its original name and charter. Former Texas presidents Sam Houston and Anson Jones served on the board of trustees. The college moved to Sherman following three yellow fever epidemics, the Civil War, and financial troubles.Joined: May 2009.
As the local history division of the Austin Public Library, the Austin History Center provides the public with information about the history, events, and activities of Austin and Travis County. It collects and preserves information about local governments, businesses, residents, institutions, and neighborhoods so that generations to come will have access to Austin history.Joined: May 2009.
The archives contained within the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary collect materials that document Presbyterianism in the Southwest. They specifically house items such as pastoral records, congregational histories and organizational records.Joined: October 2011.
Situated in the Bandera County seat of Bandera, the Library maintains membership as a Lone Star Digital Library to support digital downloads of reading materials for its patrons. The Library received a 2014 Tocker Foundation grant to digitize its community newspaper on The Portal to Texas History.Joined: November 2015.
The Bartlett Activities Center and the Historical Society are located in Bartlett between Williamson and Bell counties. The town was founded when the Katy Railroad started their survey in 1881 and soon after became a major shipping point for cotton. Today, the Center and Society preserve the historical building in which it's housed and the history of the community.Joined: February 2011.
Bastrop is located 30 miles southwest of downtown Austin and established its first library in 1852. The Bastrop Public Library as it stands today is the product of numerous renovations and expansions over the years and contains a wealth of resources relating to genealogy, the history of the town, and much more. The Tocker Foundation provided funds to the Bastrop Public Library.Joined: February 2012.
The Baylor County Free Library is located in Seymour and makes available services to residents within the town and throughout the county. It provides access to print and electronic resources, Internet access and training, exhibits, and events. The Friends of the Seymour Library Group, formed in 1969, assists the library in multiple capacities as this important county institution serves the local population.Joined: February 2015.
Bee County, located in the Rio Grande plain in South Central Texas, grew out of early settlement of the area by Irish and Mexican settlers. During the 19th century, the area relied on cattle ranching, an economic boon that continues to this day. In 1954 the U.S. Navy opened an all-jet base that is now known as Chase Naval Air Station in the county seat of Beeville. Bee County's history has been preserved through the work of the Commission as well as the Rescuing Texas History Project.Joined: February 2010.
The Library is located in the Coastal Bend of Texas and serves the area free of charge. They are dedicated to the free and open access of materials, programs and services and providing these services in a friendly, timely and efficient manner to all citizens equally. Notable contributions of the Library include images of the 1919 hurricane and photos of a President Taft's visit to a local ranch in 1909.Joined: July 2010.
The Bellaire Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that serves the town of Bellaire near Houston in Harris County. Their purpose is to preserve, maintain, restore, and display materials from bygone eras of the town's history.Joined: April 2014.
The Archives are dedicated to preserving memorabilia from the past and present pertaining to the Beth-El Congregation, a Fort Worth reform synagogue as well as its its members, activities, and the involvement of Jews in the local community. The Archives document the history of the local Jewish community dating back to the late 1850s.Joined: March 2009.
The Commission is the official organization for carrying out the State preservation program at the local level. Their purpose is to preserve, mark, and encourage appreciation of the history in Bosque County. Among the materials they preserve are photos of early businesses and citizens, maps, and documents from Texas land agent and colonizer, Jacob De CordovaJoined: May 2009.
The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT), an international scientific research and learning center focused on conservation and knowledge sharing. BRIT shares knowledge about the plant world to enhance life for people and all living things. BRIT’s mission is to conserve our natural heritage by deepening our knowledge of the plant world and achieving public understanding of the value plants bring to life.Joined: October 2016.
The Bowie Public Library has existed since around 1920, when it was started by Bowie's Thursday Club and in 1966 the first library board was organized. In 1972, the library memorialized a local public school teacher by renaming the building the Faye Ruth Shaw Memorial Library. The library continues to serve residents of Bowie and greater Montague County through materials and various programs.Joined: November 2015.
The National Scouting Museum maintains a collection that chronicles the collective history of the Boy Scouts of America, and documents related organizations throughout the world. Ranging in scope from fine art to merit badges, the Museum's collections are used for exhibitions, research, and education.Joined: December 2012.
Located in Mineral Wells, the Library holds over 50,000 materials and is dedicated to providing free access and services for the community in a friendly and professional manner. Because of the work of the Boyce Ditto Public Library, residents of Palo Pinto County have access to books, online resources, events, and much more.Joined: May 2009.
The Breckenridge Library is a part of the Breckenridge Library and Fine Arts Foundation. It is a private library providing public services to Breckenridge, Stephens County and the surrounding area. The library occupies over 7500 square feet and containing more than 27,000 titles, staffed by two employees and many volunteers.Joined: January 2010.
Begun in 1982, the museum has served as the main historical entity for preserving the county’s history, making its mission the preservation and protection the history of this region. Run by a volunteer board, it operates under the oversight of a state-mandated county Historical Commission. By keeping the history of this area alive it tells its part of the American story – representing the history of the first Native American inhabitants, early pioneers, World War II and the 20th Century.Joined: August 2015.
Since 1971, when the Burleson Public Library opened its doors in the historic Renfro-Clark House in Burleson, it has sought to serve as a vital community center that provides materials and services to help community residents obtain information and engage in educationally beneficial activities.Joined: July 2016.
The Commission's purpose centers on preserving Burnet history on a local level. It makes recommendations and placements for historical markers, provides recommendations for historically significant property acquisitions, and accepts various museum items in the name of the county. They directly support programs of the Texas Historical Commission.Joined: March 2012.
The Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library and Kerr Regional History Center serve as the primary information and resource centers for the city of Kerrville and the surrounding areas. The Library houses thousands of publicly available resources. These institutions provide access to the Internet and online databases including Ancestry.com, Newspaper Archive, and Family Search.Joined: September 2016.
Located in Yoakum, which spans Lavaca and Dewitt counties, the Library was organized in 1933 by the Philomathic Club with the help of Work Project Administration. The Library received historic site designation from the Texas Historical Commission in 1993. A Tocker Foundation grant aided in digitization efforts.Joined: November 2015.
The Carrollton Public Library strives to provide efficient access to information, educational materials, and services to sustain and inspire the community of Carrollton. The library contains a diverse collection that includes resources such as directories, genealogy materials, encyclopedias, IRS tax forms/publications, and college guides.Joined: February 2012.
The Carson County Library serves the Texas Panhandle towns of Groom, Panhandle, Skellytown, and White Deer. They provide valuable literary and educational materials to these residents. The Tocker Foundation provided support to the library for digitization of select historical materials.Joined: December 2014.
The Casey Memorial Library is a U.S. Army library serving Fort Hood, established in 1942 outside of Killeen. The Library was memorialized in 1972 in honor of General George W. Casey, Sr., who was killed in Vietnam while visiting his wounded soldiers. The Library specializes in military and Texas history, and operates with full services from computers to databases, books, periodicals, and media for all ages.Joined: October 2012.
The Cattle Raisers Association of Texas is the oldest and largest organization of its kind in the U.S. It first opened in 1980 to build public awareness and appreciation for ranching heritage. They relocated in 2009 to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and maintain a 10,000 square foot exhibition dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of the cattle industry.Joined: May 2009.
The Chambers County Library System serves the people of Chambers County in the towns of Anahuac, Mont Belvieu, and Beach City. The Libraries play a unique role in the preservation of the county's history, including the preservation of newspapers and oral history interview transcriptions. The Rescuing Texas History grant helped fund digitization efforts.Joined: December 2014.
A state historical marker designates the Cherokeean Herald newspaper in Rusk as the state's oldest, continuously published weekly. The publication's rich roots were planted in 1850, when Texas had been a state for just four years. The content of the paper covered much of Alto's history and included creative poetry about the town.Joined: February 2015.
Since 1983, the Childress County Heritage Museum has recorded the history and preserved historical artifacts of Childress County, named after the co-author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George C. Childress. The building that houses the Museum is of Spanish Colonial style and received Texas Historical Landmark designation by the Texas Historical Commission in 1991.Joined: May 2009.
In the 20th century, Cistercian monks from Hungary made their way to Dallas, where they established the Cistercian Preparatory school in 1962. The school was built on the philosophy that combined academics with Christian faith, morality, and spirituality. The archival materials from the school follow the influence of the monks who founded the school, and reflect the rich history of the institution.Joined: December 2013.
Nestled in Donley County in the Texas Panhandle, Clarendon grew out of the cattle ranching that developed in the region during the 19th century. The town grew into a city that would be known as "Athens of the Panhandle" thanks to Clarendon College and the numerous churches in the area. The Tocker Foundation provided funds to digitize materials from the city.Joined: May 2009.
College Station, known as the home of the flagship campus of Texas A&M University, has kept records of the city's history through the Texas Historic Online Library Database (Project HOLD). The city itself was founded in 1938, years after the college's founding in 1876. Since 2002, the city has collected and preserved the documentary and photographic history of the city and educated its citizens.Joined: August 2013.
Beyond maintaining Denton's many parks and trails, City of Denton Parks and Recreation provides residents of the city with a wealth of activities. These include events for various celebrations, group exercises, lessons, after school care and more. The department provides recreation for Dentonites of all ages, including individuals and groups.Joined: February 2015.
The oldest settlement in Tarrant County, Grapevine was officially founded in 1844, the last year of the Republic of Texas before it was annexed by the United States of America. Throughout the centuries, the rich history of Grapevine has been preserved through oral histories, now contained in the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).Joined: May 2015.
The Museum is located in one of the oldest surviving buildings in Van Horn and operated as a hotel for many years. When Culberson County was first created, the museum site served as the first courthouse while one was being constructed. It then served as a hotel for nearly four decades. Purchased by the Museum Association in 1979, it has been in the process of restoration. The Rescuing Texas History grant provided funding for digitization.Joined: May 2009.
The Clay County Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the heritage of Clay County by collecting and displaying artifacts and historical materials, by maintaining a museum, and by conducting activities to promote awareness and education.Joined: May 2009.
The Cleng Peerson Research Library is part of the Bosque Museum located in Clifton in Bosque County. It provides research opportunities for historians, scholars, and genealogists interested in Northern European immigration in Texas and the Southwest.Joined: June 2016.
The city of Cleveland was born out of the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific railroads running just north of Cleveland along with logging and lumber mills were core to Cleveland's development. Although Cleveland was founded as a township around 1885, settlers were in this area of Texas as early as 1832. The historical society documents the town's history, growth, and culture.Joined: February 2011.
Established in 1885, the Coleman Public Library is among the oldest publicly supported libraries in the state. Its mission rests on serving as a community center, providing technology, educational resources, and reading materials for the enjoyment and education of patrons.Joined: July 2015.
The Collin County Genealogical Society is located in Plano and is committed to helping researchers trace their genealogy through various educational programs and workshops. They lead the charge in helping record, preserve, and publish Collin County records.Joined: May 2009.
Collingsworth County lies in the eastern region of the Texas Panhandle in the town of Wellington. Since 1888, the Collingsworth County Museum has collected photographs documenting the culture and heritage of its people. The town was named after the first chief justice of the Republic of Texas and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, James Collinsworth.Joined: February 2012.
Originally a boys' high school founded in 1926 called Lutheran Concordia College, Concordia University is today a Christian college located in Northwest Austin. As it grew from a preparatory school into the full-fledged university system it is today, its history has been documented in photographs and preserved for future generations of students and community members to study and enjoy.Joined: May 2009.
In 1921, Cooke county officially established its public library, although the institution had been in development since 1899, when the XLI Club of Gainesville started a subscription library for $1.00 a year. The library provides services to residents of all of Cooke County, including Gainesville, Muenster, Valley View, Callisburg, Lindsay, and more.Joined: February 2011.
The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History collects and preserves objects that relate to the history of Corpus Christi and all of South Texas. They provide educational resources, children's exhibits, historical collections, and much more, all in pursuit of encouraging exploration of the region's history and preservation of its unique culture. It received a Rescuing Texas History grant to help in preservation efforts.Joined: May 2009.
Located in the historic downtown district of Denton, the 1896 Courthouse-on-the-Square contains historical photographs, genealogical materials, and microfilm available for researchers. They also have outreach programs for schools, and house artifacts on the different aspects of Denton County; such as folk art, weaponry, and historic families in the county.Joined: May 2009.
The Crosby County Library serves the rural population of Crosbyton and the surrounding area. In 1988, the library moved from its location underneath the county courthouse and to its own facility, where it continues to hold materials that document the history and influence of this West Texas town.Joined: August 2012.
Started in 1979, the Cross Plains Public Library seeks to provide a secure and dynamic environment for life long learning with access to materials for education, information, and recreation. They are a member of the Big Country Library System and house a collection of more than 15,000 items.Joined: July 2012.
The mission of the Cuero Public Library is to promote literacy, love of reading, and lifelong opportunities for patrons of all ages and cultural and economic backgrounds, through educational, informational and recreational resources, in a welcoming environment. The Tocker Foundation helped fund digitization efforts for the library in 2015.Joined: March 2016.
The Czech Ex-Students Association Of Texas (Spolek Ceskych Ex-Studentu Statu Texas) was organized in 1909 to promote and perpetuate the Czech language and culture. Their contributions include materials related to the late Olga Pazdral (1907-1965), teacher and folklorist of Czech culture in Texas.Joined: February 2015.
The Colony Public Library, born of the efforts of a loyal group of volunteers, first opened its doors in February 1982 in a small, 1,985 square foot storefront facility that it shared with the Parks and Recreation Department. Today the library contains a lot more space for study, a story time area, and ample room for its many collections to grow and continue access to the people of the town.Joined: April 2014.
The largest undergraduate institution in Texas, DCCD contains seven different campuses spread across North Texas. The district was first founded as the Dallas County Junior College District in 1965, with El Centro College in downtown Dallas established in 1966. Today, the district also contains Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, Mountain View, North Lake, and Richland colleges as well as the R. Jan LeCroy Center for Educational Telecommunications.Joined: May 2009.
The Dallas Firefighters Museum has documented the history of the firefighting profession in Dallas since its inception in 1972. The fire department itself was established by the city in the 1870s. Hosting roughly 5,000 visitors annually, the museum preserves firefighting history through restoration and display of vintage tools, apparatus, and memorabilia.Joined: November 2011.
The Dallas Genealogical Society has preserved genealogical information about families in Dallas and the surrounding area. The Society was established in 1954 to preserve family heritage and records and ever since has held monthly meetings, sponsored lecture series and summer institutes to foster education and interest in genealogy and to support collect and preserve information relating to Dallas County and its early history.Joined: September 2011.
Nestled in the intersection of IH-35 and IH-30, the Dallas Heritage Village provides visitors with a look into 19th century Texas life. It contains original buildings, artifacts, and other historical items that are open to the public for a small charge. The village is run by the Dallas County Historical Society and serves approximately 50,000 people annually. Funding for its contributions was provided by a Rescuing Texas History grant.Joined: May 2009.
The Dallas Historical Society is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and exhibit the unique heritage of Dallas. Since its founding in 1922, it has accumulated a collection of nearly 3 million items relating to the city's history and the growth of the state of Texas. Each year, the organization provides more than 160,000 people with access to collections, exhibitions, tours, and more.Joined: May 2009.
Since 1985, the Dallas Municipal Archives have kept more than 2,000 cubic feet of materials open to the public by appointment. These materials include departmental documents, manuscripts, maps, photographs, and much more. The archives have documented notable events in Dallas history such as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the activities of the Clyde Barrow Gang, and the general overall growth of the city of Dallas.Joined: October 2009.
The Dallas Museum of Art Archives was established to preserve and administer the museum's permanent institutional records and special collections. The mission of the archives is to support the goals of the Dallas Museum of Art by identifying, collecting, preserving, and making available for staff the public records of enduring value created or received by the museum and its employees.Joined: October 2011.
Initiated by the Dallas Federation of Women's Clubs, the Dallas Public Library grew out of, among others, a grant from steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie. It became a War Information Center during WWII, and the decades after its expansion led to the creation of new branches in other parts of the city. Today, the Library provides services to the millions of residents in the Dallas area.Joined: May 2009.
Located in the western Texas Panhandle, the Deaf Smith County Library serves the people of Hereford and the surrounding area. From its early start as a small room in the Hereford Bank in 1910 to its current role as a technological and education center, the Library has continued to uphold its mission to provide access and promote learning in the community.Joined: May 2009.
A gift from Mr. and Mrs. Dennis O'Connor of Refugio established the Library in 1961, and today it still bears Mr. O'Connor's name. The Library memorializes the Irish colonists who settled the county in the 19th century. Today, it serves as an important genealogical and educational resource for this South Texas community.Joined: March 2015.
Denton Independent School District has a long history of educating students in Denton. The first public school in the city began in 1884 with 425 students. Since then, the district has seen many changes in organization and periods of rapid growth.Joined: January 2013.
The Denton Public Library partnered with UNT Libraries on a grant From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History, which was completed in 2007. Materials include local history photographs, maps, city directories, and some books. Funding for this project was provided by the Forrest C. Lattner Foundation.Joined: May 2009.
The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History is an Austin-based organization that collects, preserves, and provides access to materials relevant to Texas and U.S. history. It operates within the public services and research components of the University of Texas at Austin.Joined: October 2009.
Located about 70 miles southwest of Fort Worth, the Dublin Public Library provides free services to all residents of Erath County and the surrounding communities. It has been a free public library since its commencement in 1952. The Tocker Foundation provided funding to help with digitization efforts.Joined: November 2014.
The East Texas Genealogical Society began in 1977 and emphasizes the importance of continuing education by providing training for beginner genealogists, sponsoring seminars, conducting workshops, and presenting monthly meetings.Joined: July 2009.
The Eastland Centennial Memorial Library, especially the genealogy department, is a useful resource for those who come in searching for information and a quick resource for those volunteers who give of their time to help others with research. Notebooks filled with history of towns in the county are also readily available to patrons. In 2014, the library received a grant from the Tocker Foundation to aid in digitization efforts and benefit area genealogists.Joined: October 2014.
Located in Beaumont, the Edison Museum is the only institution dedicated to the life and times of Thomas Edison west of the Mississippi. The museum’s mission is to educate the public on the inventions and life story of the inventor. Located in the historic Travis Street substation the museum itself has served in supplying the city with electricity for nearly 100 years. It was founded in the 1980s by Gulf States Utilities, who dedicated the building to education.Joined: October 2016.
The El Paso County Historical Society creates directories of the city of El Paso and Cuidad Juarez, Mexico. The Society exists to study local El Paso and El Paso County history, to foster local research, to acquire and preserve historical documents and archives, to make collections available to the public for research and information, and to encourage historical writing and publication. The Society was organized in March of 1954 and is the operating agency for the El Paso Museum of History.Joined: May 2012.
With a library card, patrons of this West Texas library can access valuable educational resources as well as government documents, photo archives, an environmental collection, an auto repair and maintenance database, and much more. The library also provides important services like language learning classes and passport help, as well as a seed library to foster the community's green thumb.Joined: October 2009.
On April 21, 1981, the Port Aransas Library was opened to the public and in September, 1981, became a member of the South Texas Library System. By 1995, the Library had outgrown its space in the City Hall complex, relocated, and was renamed The William R. "Bill" Ellis Memorial Library, in honor of the former mayor and civic leader. The doors opened in January of 1996. The library received a grant from the Ladd and Katherine Hancher Foundation to aid in digitization efforts.Joined: May 2014.
The Ennis Public Library officially opened its doors to the citizens of Ennis on July 18, 1939. Originally located on the third floor of the police station, it moved to its current address on West Ennis Avenue in 1982. The library sits on land donated to the city by the late Mrs. I. Cerf. Additions were added in 1987 and 1994. The library serves the City of Ennis and residents in the surrounding area.Joined: August 2016.
The Erath County Genealogical Society aids researchers in studying family histories in Erath County and surrounding areas. The Dublin Public Library houses the Society's collections, and serves as the setting for their quarterly meetings. The Society operates through its volunteers, who help patrons find local obituaries, cemetery and marriage records for a small fee.Joined: December 2014.
The Euless Public Library, known as the Mary Lib Saleh Euless Public Library, is dedicated to providing materials to meet the informational, educational and recreational needs of the community. They obtain and make accessible reliable information that fosters lifetime learning, as well as popular materials for the enjoyment of patrons.Joined: May 2009.
The Fannin County Historical Commission promotes the preservation of the history and administers the Texas Historical Commission's historical marker program for Fannin County. Through its website and physical files, the commission makes available to the public a wide range of historical information.Joined: October 2015.
The Fire Museum of Texas is located in the Beaumont Fire Department's 1927 Central Fire Station and first opened in 1984. In 1986, the State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association endorsed it as Texas' official fire museum. Today the museum provides access to fire service history and education for people in Beaumont all across the state of Texas. It is a nonprofit organization and is operated by Beaumont Fire-Rescue Services.Joined: December 2013.
The First Christian Church of Port Arthur is part of the Disciples of Christ denomination, and have been in Port Arthur since 1904. In addition to the important role they play in there community, the church is known for famous rock star Janis Joplin, who sang with the youth choir in the early 1950s. The church received a Rescuing Texas History grant in 2007 to aid in digitization of their historical materials.Joined: May 2009.
This publicly supported nonprofit institution serves the Fort Bend community as a resource center, with the Richmond-based George Memorial Library as its main campus. The building houses the Genealogy & Local History Department, which contains unique resources documenting county history as well as the history of the southeastern U.S. The libraries' materials include information on history of the South, federal censuses, the Civil War, genealogy, and more.Joined: June 2015.
For nearly 40 years, the Fort Bend Museum has preserved and interpreted Fort Bend County and Texas history. It provides a glimpse into the history of life on the Brazos River through exhibit galleries, home museums, and a walking tour of historic Richmond. Among the materials included in the museum's collections are photos of prohibitionist Carrie A. Nation, "Mother of Texas" Janne Long, and U.S. Congressman John Moore.Joined: May 2009.
The Fort Worth Aviation Museum (formerly the Veterans Memorial Air Park) is a group of organizations dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of aviation in Fort Worth, the North Texas region, and around the world. FWAM operates under the corporate charter of the OV-10 Bronco Association, Inc., a nonprofit organization. The FWAM includes the B-36 Peacemaker Museum, the Forward Air Controller’s Museum.Joined: November 2015.
A program of the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, the Archives is part of the mission to unite and strengthen the Jewish community in Texas and ensure their well-being and continuity. It includes materials from multiple generations and organizations, including Men's Chevra Kadisha, Dan Danciger Jewish Community Center, Jewish War Veterans, National Council of Jewish Women, Hadassah, B'nai B'rith Women and Ahavath Sholom.Joined: March 2011.
Originally housed in two rooms at De Zavala Elementary School in Fort Worth, the museum has grown since its inception in 1939 and official opening in 1945. The purpose of the museum has always been to provide engaging programs and exhibits to promote learning in science and the history of Texas and the Southwest. Today it serves more than 1 million people annually.Joined: February 2016.
Located in the heart of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Public Library provides residents of the city with access to millions of books and other resources. In addition to traditional library services, they host events, workshops, trainings, and passport acceptance. The library received a grant for "Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures" for their role in preserving city history.Joined: May 2009.
Built in 1841, the French Legation Museum is the oldest existing home in Austin. It began as the private home of Alphonse Dubois, the French chargé d'affaires and changed hands twice before it fell under the custody of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, who maintain and provide access to the museum today.Joined: October 2009.
The French Simpson Memorial Library is serves Halletsville and the surrounding areas as part of the South Texas Library System. The photograph collection at the Friench Simpson Memorial Library is the largest and most complete collection of historic photographs of Lavaca County. Since its founding in 1937, the library's core mission has been to link people knowledge and promote lifelong learning.Joined: February 2011.
With a focus on literacy and intellectual freedom, the Frisco Public Library first came to fruition in 1991 in a small building, staffed solely by volunteers and paid only $1 a year in rent. Today, the library has grown into a well-funded, innovative institution located in the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, but still maintains the same mission of educating and inspiring patrons, both in person and online.Joined: September 2016.
Frontier Texas is a history museum, heritage center and visitor information center located in downtown Abilene. The facility, opened in 2004, showcases the history of the Texas frontier and promotes the historical attractions in the Texas Forts Trail region. The museum allows visitors to relive the Old West through of state-of-the-art technology and brings the frontier to life to let visitors meet people who played out their lives on the Texas frontier. Frontier Texas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.Joined: May 2015.
With locations in the West Texas towns of Seminole and Seagraves, the Gaines County Library System gives residents of all ages the means to learn throughout their lives, meet their reading interests, and better understand the world around them as well as their community's heritage. The GCLS provides these services for free to all residents of the state of Texas.Joined: May 2014.
Founded as a literary and historical society in 1871, the Galveston Historical Foundation reincorporated in 1954 as an organization devoted to historic preservation in Galveston County. Since then, the foundation has focused on the purchase, rehabilitation, and stabilization of endangered properties and neighborhoods as well as events that celebrate the history and culture of Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day.Joined: August 2016.
The Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library, located in the Galveston County town of Hitchcock, serves to educate, inform, entertain, and culturally enrich the community by providing library materials and information services. The library received a Rescuing Texas History grant to aid in the digitization of at-risk photographs and maps.Joined: May 2009.
George Everill Pierce (February 2, 1907 - October 9, 1942) was a lieutenant colonel, killed in service to his country in 1942. Pierce spent his cadet days in the flying schools at Randolph, Kelly and Brooks fields near San Antonio. He later was posted in Texas and California. His family has preserved pictures from Pierce's life as a young aviator that depict the heyday of Texas military aviation, taken between 1933 and 1942. Digitization was made possible by a Rescuing Texas History grant.Joined: February 2016.
The George Ranch Historical Park is a 23,000 acre working ranch and living history museum located in Fort Bend County. The land was originally settled in 1824 as part of the Austin Colony by Nancy and Henry Jones. The park's mission centers on preserving the history of the county and galvanizing the appreciation of cultural heritage.Joined: March 2009.
The Gibbs Memorial Library is located in northeastern Limestone County and has served the people of Mexia since 1949. The first library in the town was the Mexia Public Library, which first came to fruition in 1903. The library in its current state provides access to resources and Mexia's history as a center of booms and busts for the oil and gas industries during the early 20th century.Joined: February 2013.
The Gillespie County Historical Society exists to preserve and make accessible the history of Gillespie County. Many of the materials collected by the society come from the county seat of Fredericksburg, which has a deep connection with its German roots. The society is located within the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg.Joined: November 2011.
The Gladys Johnson Ritchie Library supports the people of Jacksboro and surrounding Jack County. The library received a grant from the Tocker Foundation to aid in digitization efforts. Originally named Mesquiteville, the city of Jacksboro was renamed in 1858 when it became the county seat, in honor of brothers William and Patrick Jack, two heroes of the Texas Revolution.Joined: April 2015.
Housed in the restored historic 1909 Grace Hotel building in Abilene, the Grace Museum provides residents of Abilene with access to art exhibits, events, and classes. As downtown Abilene has grown in the 21st century, so has the city's arts district, recognized by the Texas Commission for the Arts as one of the five most important in the state. The museum's permanent collections were largely acquired in the 1930s and 40s by civic-minded citizens.Joined: March 2015.
Formed in 1966 to save the oldest home in Sherman, Grayson County Frontier Village organized and leased a 17-acre site in Loy Park. Through the years, the village has added nine more pioneer homes, a large collection of mule-drawn farm implements and several other buildings housing items of historical interest. Five of the homes have Texas Historical Markers. Many other historical items are housed in a museum built in 1990.Joined: July 2013.
The first library in the South Texas city of Mercedes was informally established in 1911, with a free public library opening in 1940 as a result of work from local civic groups. In 2010, the library was named for Dr. Hector P. Garcia, a prominent resident who is best known for founding the American GI Forum in 1948.Joined: March 2015.
The Richardson and Smith libraries at this private Baptist university in Abilene provide materials necessary to support the research of students and faculty. They provide books, federal documents, maps, scores, recordings, and periodicals which are on open shelves and readily accessible to all.Joined: March 2009.
The Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library is a public library affiliated with the system that serves the North Texas city of Caldwell in Burleson County. In 2011, the library was awarded a Tocker Foundation grant to digitize Burleson County's historic newspapers and to provide access to them on the Portal to Texas History.Joined: November 2011.
Opened to the public in April 2005, the Harris County Archives maintain administrative, physical, and intellectual control over the permanent and historical records of Harris County. They provide resources that include county records, manuscripts, oral histories, maps, and other exhibits to the community.Joined: August 2012.
Located in the Houston suburb of Cypress Creek, the Barbara Bush Branch Library is one of 26 community-focused branch libraries within the Harris County Public Library system. The library provides patrons with access to vast collections and the Internet, as well as foreign language materials to reflect the diverse community they serve.Joined: March 2016.
The Haslet Public Library serves the North Texas community of Haslet and strives to be a source of life-long learning and cultural enrichment for its patrons. The library provides books, electronic resources, Internet access, volunteer opportunities, public computers, and more.Joined: February 2011.
Although the first steps to creating a library in Canadian began in 1903, the Hemphill County Library wasn't established until 1923, with a paid librarian hired in 1939. The original building was declared a Texas Historical Landmark in 1966, and renovations since then have upgraded the facility to serve the educational as well as the technological needs of the community.Joined: September 2009.
The Henderson County District Clerk's Office provides people in Athens and all of the East Texas county with legal services, including jury selection, passport application processing, managing court registry funds, and maintaining county court records. The Henderson County office provided access to legal historical documents and court cases from the 1850s to the early 1900s.Joined: May 2009.
The Heritage House Museum is a living documentation of historic materials from Orange County, including photographs of early citizens, homes, churches, and schools; as well as business concerns such as shipping, farming, lumber mills, and oil exploration. The Summerlee Foundation, the Stark Foundation, and private individuals contributed to the digitization of materials from the historic home.Joined: May 2009.
The Higgins Public Library was organized and sponsored by the Litera Club, a women's service organization, in 1937. The library survived a tornado, ownership changes, and the standard challenges of the 20th century to become the notable institution it is today in Lipscomb County. The library's mission centers on enriching the lives of the city's residents and prides itself on being the "heartbeat" of the community. It is part of the Harrington Library Consortium.Joined: January 2014.
The Hispanic Heritage Center of San Antonio's mission rests on continually provide education, research, genealogy resources and public outreach to inform our community about their unknown heritage and legacy. It was founded in 2008, and strives to share the Tejano experience and the community's impact on Texas history and culture.Joined: November 2016.
This nonprofit organization is dedicated to the preservation of historical sites and artifacts relating to the City of Mesquite in North Texas. They do so through the identification and maintenance of historical structures and making information and education available to the public.Joined: March 2015.
The History Center is a public history and archives center that collects, preserves, and makes available the history of its region for the educational use and benefit of present and future generations. The center is located deep in the heart of the East Texas piney woods in Diboll. It also has exhibits that help interpret its growing collections as well as the area's rich cultural and natural history.Joined: June 2011.
The Hopkins County Genealogical Society was established in 1981 for the preservation of genealogical and historical materials of Northeast Texas with emphasis on Hopkins County. The Society’s library provides a public repository and research facility for the citizens of the county. They offer educational programs, workshops, and publications to promote research.Joined: January 2017.
The Houston Metropolitan Research Center (HMRC) is part of the Houston Public Library System's Special Collections Division which also includes the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research and the African American Library at the Gregory School.Joined: July 2013.
Walker Memorial Library, the main library at Howard Payne University, was named for John Allen and Elizabeth Peacock Walker and opened in 1952. Containing more than 100,000 volumes of printed and electronic books, documents, periodicals and audiovisual materials, the library also features the Heart of Texas Children's Literature Review Center, the Al Tucker Historical Research Room, an electronic classroom, the Grove Music Library and the Burress Genealogy Library.Joined: May 2009.
The Humble Museum contains stories, photos and artifacts collected throughout the area and displays the history of the area. There is no charge to enter the museum, and funds for operation are provided by the City of Humble, members of the Humble Museum Society, donations from visitors, and the sale of museum gift shop items. The Humble Museum received two Rescuing Texas History newspaper grants to aid in digitization efforts.Joined: October 2015.
Hutchinson County Genealogical Society documents and provides access to photographs, illustrations, and biographies, including death, burial and marriage records stemming from Hutchinson County in the Texas Panhandle. The Society is based in the Borger Branch of the Hutchinson County Library.Joined: June 2009.
The Hutchinson County Library's vision is to provide services on a fair and equitable basis to all individuals and groups in the community. The library looks upon itself primarily as a source for lifelong learning to help meet the need for information and answers to general questions from all walks of life. It also contains the Hutchinson County Genealogical Society.Joined: November 2011.
Located in the Irving Public Library, the Archives collect and preserve the history of Irving, its residents, and its predecessor communities. Their holdings date from the mid-19th century to the present and contain artifacts from both city government and from private sources.Joined: May 2009.
The Jackson County Memorial Library was organized and sponsored by the Eleanor Brackenridge Literary Club of Edna, Texas in the early 1900s. From its humble beginnings the library grew and eventually moved into the County Services building where it remains today.Joined: July 2016.
The Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum serves to represent the history of African American churches in the Austin area. The museum is named for Jacob Fontaine, a slave preacher who founded thirteen Baptist churches in Travis County. The museum received a Rescuing Texas History grant in 2006 to aid in digitization of materials, which mainly consist of photographs.Joined: May 2009.
Since 2004, the Kemah Historical Society has researched and preserved the history and artifacts of Kemah and the surrounding Bay Area. They strive to increase awareness of the area's historical and ecological significance by disseminating information actively collecting, documenting and preserving artifacts and memorabilia.Joined: March 2012.
In 1988, a group of volunteers came together and brought the Kerens Public Library to fruition. The library grew considerably, and by 2000 needed a larger building. Through donations, hard work, and perseverance, the library became the notable Kerens institution it is today, providing services and meeting space for residents of the Central Texas town.Joined: February 2015.
The Kerr County Historical Commission (KCHC) was established in 1975, with nine members representing all areas of the county. It is a unit of the Texas Historical Commission and works under the guidance of the Kerr County Commissioners Court, who appoints members. The mission of the commission is to preserve and provide access to historical buildings and resources.Joined: July 2015.
The Killeen City Library System serves the people of Killeen and surrounding Bell County. The institution received a Rescuing Texas History grant to digitize at-risk photographs and maps of the Killeen area, early citizens, and the library itself.Joined: May 2009.
The Krum United Methodist Church was first organized in 1876 and served as a center for school and worship for the people of the tiny North Texas community. As the church population grew and expanded to different buildings and different faces, they kept records of the congregation, the church, and the surrounding community. These records are for the most part preserved and contribute greatly to understanding of North Texas' development through the years.Joined: June 2009.
Lamar State College in Orange opened in 1969 as an extension center of Lamar University in Beaumont. It later earned independent accreditation in 1989 and received separate degree-granting authority in 1991. It sits on a unique campus composed of repurposed buildings and has helped revitalize downtown Orange.Joined: March 2011.
Lamar University presents editions of the school's student-run newspapers and the Larry Jene Fisher Photography Collection. The collections document and illustrate the history of the University as well as the surrounding counties in East Texas.Joined: October 2014.
Lambshead Ranch, one of Texas' most historic cattle ranches, is still owned and operated by the direct descendants of Judge J.A. and Sallie Reynolds Matthews. The Reynolds and Matthews families were pioneer ranchers and trail drivers who arrived in East Texas in the 1850s and at the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, in 1866. Buildings still in use on date to 1855, and the families believe in sharing the ranch, its history and its material culture with historians, writers and artists.Joined: October 2009.
In 1977, 17 "wannabe" genealogists gathered at the Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library. They chose to call this group the Lancaster Genealogical Society, and their goal was to promote interest in genealogy and preserving family histories. Now, the roster includes members from Cedar Hill, Dallas, DeSoto, Duncanville, Hutchins, Lancaster, Midlothian, Ovilla, Red Oak, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.Joined: February 2015.
The Laredo Public Library materials include local history materials selected for the grant Rescuing Texas History through the Digitization of At-Risk Photographs and Maps. Images include photographs of the border area, Fort McIntosh and maps of early Laredo.Joined: May 2009.
Opened in 2006, this museum is located in San Marcos, where former President Lyndon B. Johnson spent his college years. It focuses on the president's formative years, and how his early experiences as a college student and schoolteacher impacted the community and later the nation. Beyond their collection of artifacts, art, photographs, and manuscripts, they offer training in collection management.Joined: October 2009.
The Helen Hall Library began as an organized effort by citizens of League City in 1971. It was renamed in 1985 in honor of Helen Hall, one of these charter members. Today, it is one of the busiest and largest libraries in the Galveston County Library System, and is also a member of the Houston Area Library System. Its mission is "to provide comprehensive information resources and services linking the League City community to the world of ideas."Joined: February 2013.
The Lena Armstrong Public Library strives to encourage and promote literacy, love of reading and lifelong learning opportunities by providing a dynamic collection of historical and current materials in a variety of formats. It is located in the Central Texas city of Belton, and provides important events, services and materials to its residents.Joined: May 2009.
The Free Public Library, established in 1932, was the first public library serving the city of Livingston. Today, it is known as the Livingston Municipal Library and strives to manage materials to meet the needs of its patrons and all the residents of Polk County. The library received a Tocker Foundation grant in 2014 to aid in digitization efforts.Joined: March 2015.
One of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is a branch of Lockheed Martin, a notable aerospace company that has been around since 1912. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is headquartered in Fort Worth, with facilities across the country. In addition to their role in national security, the company has kept extensive image archives of U.S. aeronautic and military history, especially during WWII.Joined: May 2009.
The Pioneer Texas Heritage Committee and the Tarrant County Historical Society came together in the 1950s to create the Log Cabin Village, a compilation of actual historical structures aimed at providing education on Texas history and Texas life in the 19th century. They restored and furnished each structure with actual artifacts, and today the village is open to the public.Joined: March 2009.
The Longview Public Library serves the residents of Longview and Gregg County. The library offers access to books and computers as well as free computer classes. They also host various events for the community, including the popular "Haunted Library" Halloween event.Joined: October 2011.
Lubbock High School is Lubbock's first and oldest high school, first established in 1891 with 15 pupils in a store. Today, it is an internationally-renowned institution and takes part in the International Baccalaureate Program and has one of the state's top magnet programs.Joined: February 2015.
In 1954, Rockdale's first library opened its doors, a joint effort of its citizens and the Texas State Library. In 1961, Dr. George Hill Patterson made a donation in honor of his mother, Lucy Hill Patterson, who was a Rockdale native. The Library works closely with the Milam County Genealogical Society and received a Tocker Foundation grant to aid in digitization.Joined: February 2015.
The West Texas town of Marfa gained a public library in 1947. The current building was donated in 1973, and through the help of organizations such as the Friends of the Marfa Library, the library has been able to continue to provide Marfa residents with access to materials and popular programs. The library has also been instrumental in preserving the unique history of the city and the region.Joined: May 2009.
The Marshall Public Library partners with us to provide access to local history photographs documenting their library and notable African-American citizens instrumental in Marshall's development. Many of the individuals pictured in the images were featured in the oral history project "The Black Citizen and American Democracy: Black Culture in Harrison County, Past, Present, and Future."Joined: May 2009.
Formed in 1962, The Maverick Region Porsche Club of America now includes a membership of over 1400 people. Maverick serves the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas, providing its members with an opportunity to enjoy the company of other Porsche lovers and their cars. The club has released their monthly publication Slipstream since its launch in 1965.Joined: July 2016.
Located in one of the southernmost points of Texas in Hidalgo County, the McAllen Public Library serves a culturally rich and historically diverse area of the state. Their mission is to provide free access to information and foster an open exchange of ideas. Planning for the library is conducted through the Library Board's recommendations to the City Commission.Joined: February 2011.
As authorized by the Texas Legislature, McCulloch County Historical Commission (MCHC) assists the Texas Historical Commission (THC) and the McCulloch County Commissioners Court in the preservation of county historic and cultural resources.Joined: June 2016.
The McFaddin-Ward House, built around 1905-1906 in the Beaux-Arts Colonial style, housed a prominent family in Beaumont for 75 years. The museum of the same name preserves the building and the artifacts, providing visitors with a firsthand glimpse of Southeast Texas History.Joined: February 2015.
The Jay-Rollins Library serves the students, faculty, and staff of McMurry University in Abilene. Patrons have access to their extensive collections, which include more than one million items through the library and the Abilene Library Consortium.Joined: May 2009.
The Mesquite Public Library was founded in 1963 with the North Branch opening in 1981. They have been instrumental in preserving the rise of the city through its founding in the 19th century to its present state. The library has a wide range of materials, including books, audio cassettes, videos, DVDs, CDs, and reels of microfilm.Joined: June 2010.
Since its inception in 1984, the Mexic-Arte Museum has been a pioneer institution in the museum field as one of the few Mexican and Mexican-American Art museums in the United States. The museum contributes to Latino cultural enrichment and works to improve the quality of life through innovative exhibitions and educational programming. They host the longest-running Day of the Dead Festival and showcase Latino and Tejano culture.Joined: April 2013.
Midwestern State University is a leading public liberal arts university committed to providing students with rigorous undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and the professions. The University was established in 1922 and is located in Wichita Falls, midway between Oklahoma City and the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.Joined: May 2014.
Located in the East Texas town of Mineola in Wood County, the Mineola Memorial Library came to fruition in 1950 and has since flourished to include more than 46,000 books, digital newspapers, and many other materials. The Tocker Foundation provided funding for digitization of library materials.Joined: October 2012.
The Mineral Wells Heritage Association preserves and shares the cultural heritage of Mineral Wells and surrounding Palo Pinto County. Since their founding in 1974, they have done so through the collection and sharing of documents, memorabilia, and archival materials.Joined: September 2013.
Founded in 1947 by a group known as the HUB Club, the library system in Montgomery County grew from a small collection housed in bookmobiles and car showrooms to a multi-branch institution that provides lifelong learning opportunities to a growing Southeast Texas population.Joined: January 2014.
The Moody Medical Library provides a place for medical students and faculty of UTMB to advance their study of medicine. The library contains “one of the world’s great historical collections of books and manuscripts in the history of medicine" in the Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections.Joined: December 2013.
This library serves the city of Mount Pleasant and the surrounding Titus County. The building itself includes thousands of books, digital resources, a garden, and designated reading rooms for all ages. The library contains a historical museum that focuses on the history of Mount Pleasant, and a grant from the Hancher Foundation helped them digitize important materials.Joined: August 2016.
A center for artistic and cultural growth located in the Montrose area of Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts displays interesting and unique exhibitions. It is the oldest art museum in Texas, formed in 1900 by the Public School Art League. Since then, multiple entities have made important donations to the museum, including Ima Hogg, the daughter of former Gov. Jim Hogg, who gave her home of Bayou Bend in 1957.Joined: May 2009.
The Museum of South Texas History was founded in 1967 as the Hidalgo County Historical Museum. Located in the city of Edinburg, the museum features exhibits on the history of the Rio Grande Valley between South Texas and Northeastern Mexico. Its various materials highlight the rich heritage and blended culture of the region.Joined: February 2015.
Located in the North Texas town of Frisco, the Museum of the American Railroad is a nonprofit organization committed to sharing the instrumental role the railroads played in Texan and American history. The museum partners and shares space with the Frisco Heritage Museum.Joined: May 2009.
Founded in 1926, the museum is a department of Sul Ross State University in Alpine and contains more than 25,000 objects from prehistoric to contemporary times. For more than 70 years, they've collected and exhibited artifacts that relate to the Big Bend region, its history (and prehistory), and its natural and cultural diversity.Joined: March 2012.
Located in the coastal city of Port Arthur, the museum gives a glimpse into the natural and cultural history of Texas. Their exhibits cover important eras in the state and area's past, including prehistoric times, Native American settlement, European colonization, the Civil War, and various economic booms and busts. The museum also features materials on famous musicians and athletes from the Gulf Coast.Joined: February 2012.
Founded in 1955, the Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits an internationally renowned collection of artifacts with the hope of providing a better understanding of the American West. They provide a handwritten ledger containing a list of registered brands in Texas and surrounding states that includes earmarks and branding symbols as well holders' names and addresses.Joined: July 2012.
Established in 1967, the Museum honors the 8 million Americans who served in WWII in the Pacific Theater by sharing their stories with the world. Located in Fredericksburg in the restored Nimitz "Steamboat" Hotel, the Museum partners with the Texas Historical Commission to preserve the historical resources of the era.Joined: March 2012.
The Civic Improvement Society of Clifton established the Nellie Pederson Civic Library in 1952. Today, the Library serves the residents of Clifton and greater Bosque County, providing them with access to educational and technological materials. The Library partnered with the Cleng Peerson Research Library of the Bosque Museum to secure digitization for select materials.Joined: September 2016.
The Nesbitt Memorial Library is the municipal library of the city of Columbus. Its name comes from the honor bestowed upon the family of Lee Quinn Nesbitt, who financed the building's construction. The Library's materials focus on the history of Colorado County from the 1800s to the late 1900s, including early Texas settlers, Civil War letters, Reconstruction after the Civil War, World War veterans and other events in the county's development.Joined: February 2012.
Situated in the easternmost county in Texas, the Newton County Historical Commission preserves genealogical and historical information for people who have ties to the county. The Commission received a Rescuing Texas History grant to digitize select materials.Joined: November 2015.
The Nicholas P. Sims Library and Lyceum was constructed during 1903-04 after local farmer and investor Nicholas P. Sims left the bulk of his estate to the people of Waxahachie and Ellis County to establish a library. Today, the Library remains in its original location and realizes its original founder's wishes.Joined: August 2010.
Founded in 1957 as the Collin County Historical Commission, the North Texas History Center gives residents from within McKinney and beyond the chance to dive into the past. They collect, display, and catalog historical artifacts and share them with the public.Joined: May 2009.
In 1893, members of the Oklahoma Territory Press Association formed the Oklahoma Historical Society to keep a detailed record of Oklahoma history and preserve it for future generations. The Oklahoma History Center opened in 2005, and operates in Oklahoma City.Joined: May 2009.
The Old Jail Art Center (OJAC) first opened in 1980 in the first permanent jail built in Shackelford County, comprised of four small galleries. It functions as a primary cultural resource for the region, providing visual art, performing art, and local history resources for residents and visitors alike, and fostering memorable experiences.Joined: May 2014.
In 1879, a group of Grayson County settlers created The Old Settlers Association of North Texas a few miles southwest of Sherman. Since then, the group changed its name and bought land in the North Texas county, and today functions as a preserver of the area's history. The group grants financial assistance to local libraries, educational institutions, and museums in furtherance of this mission.Joined: May 2009.
The Orange County Historical Society works to document and preserve the history of the Southeastern Texas region along the Sabine River. They hold quarterly meetings and regularly publish information about the county's history.Joined: June 2013.
The Bicentennial City County Library serves Cottle County from the county seat of Paducah and offers a variety of holdings to its patrons. In collaboration with its publisher, Jimmye Taylor, the Bicentennial City County Library applied for and received a 2015-2016 Tocker Foundation grant.Joined: May 2016.
Built in 1854, the Homestead was home to one of the founding families of Dripping Springs near Austin. Occupied by the Pound family until 1983, it was the first school house, church, and medical office. The reconstructed home and its decorative artifacts represent life in Central Texas around the year 1910. Artifacts include books, photographs, correspondence, medical supplies, textiles, and furniture dating from 1854-1963.Joined: September 2016.
On June 15, 1910, 20 women organized and opened the Palacios Library. By the end of the year, it contained 104 members, 325 books, and $150 in the treasury. A narrowly framed building which was once the town box ball alley originally housed the Library, which today serves as an important institution in Palacios. A Tocker Foundation grant aided in digitization efforts.Joined: May 2014.
Located in Anderson County, the Palestine Public Library provides access to information and various programs for the community's benefit. They received a Rescuing Texas History grant to aid in digitization of select materials, including photos taken during a Historic Resources Study in 1991.Joined: May 2009.
As a nonprofit organization dedicated to the area, the Palo Pinto County Historical Association documents and preserves materials regarding county history since 1890. It is comprised of county commissioners court members and commission-nominated delegates. The Association contains four committees: History Appreciation, Marker, Archaeology, and Oral History.Joined: November 2014.
The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum opened in 1933 to showcase the artifacts, art, and archives that document the history and culture of the Texas Panhandle and surrounding plains regions. The Museum is located at the West Texas A&M University campus in Canyon.Joined: March 2012.
Panola College has provided the Portal to Texas History with multiple collections, including "Black Gold," a serial written to help to instill leadership skills in African American students, and "The Pony Express" and "Panola Panorama," which encompass the college's student newspaper run. The M.P. Baker Library of Panola College is dedicated to offering resources and services, when and where they are needed, to enhancing the development of the whole student body, and to offering opportunities for students to become lifelong learners.Joined: March 2012.
The Pearce Museum is located on the campus of Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas. Through our mission to connect with the past by engaging today’s visitor through personal perspectives of the Civil War and the American West, we bring to life two important time periods in the history of our nation. By participating in the Portal to Texas History, the Pearce Museum highlights the involvement of Texas during the Civil War, and provides further access of its collection to the general public. For access to our entire collection, please visit us at www.pearcemuseum.com.Joined: July 2015.
Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame collections are diverse in content, covering life of the West Texas ranching heritage, life in the Permian Basin boom towns, and early oilfield camps. The images date from the 1890s to 1950s.Joined: October 2009.
The Pharr Memorial Library strives to promote the love of reading and serves as a gateway to knowledge for the Pharr community. With deep roots in Texas history, the city of Pharr was originally sited in a Spanish land grant made in 1767 to Juan José Hinojosa. The city became further developed when, in 1911, it was a stop on the St. Louis, Brownsville, and Mexico Railway, where it served as a crossroads for shipping and travel between the United States and Mexico.Joined: April 2016.
The Pioneer City County Museum, located in Sweetwater, Texas is dedicated to preserving the history of Nolan County and the City of Sweetwater as well as to educating our community. We are located at 610 E. Third Street in the historic Ragland House. The house itself is extremely unique in that it served as a working funeral home for 30 years as well as a home to three families. The Ragland House now contains some 500,000+ artifacts representing the history of our community and dating back to as far as 15,000 B.C.E.
As part of our commitment to community education the Pioneer Museum has partnered with several local organizations including The Woman’s Forum, Sweetwater High School’s AVID program, and Sweetwater Intermediate School. We have also joined forces with local families to increase our accessibility for families challenged with vision and hearing impairments, and autism spectrum disorder. We hope you enjoy this small part of our collection on the Portal to Texas History and visit us soon!Joined: June 2016.
The Post Public Library contributed its collection of catalogs for the annual OS Ranch Steer Roping and Art Exhibit that were published from 1976 to 1983. The three day event was a means to benefit the West Texas Boys Ranch. While the ropers performed in the arena before thousands of visitors, the artists' western paintings and sculptures were displayed and sold in the old ranch house.Joined: January 2015.
The Pottsboro Area Public Library was organized in May 1985. In April 1986 the library was officially opened in a donated mobile home. October 1989, the Library moved to a location in Preston Plaza, Pottsboro. In 1991, the Resource Savings Building on Highway 120 was purchased with grants, donations and fundraisers. The Pottsboro Area Public Library was accepted in the Northeast Texas Library System (NETLS). It was the only all-volunteer library in the area, including the librarian. In Jan. 1998, the Library received a Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Grant to provide computers and equipment for patrons to access the Internet. Also in 1998, the International Rotarian District 5810 built and donated a 600 square foot addition to the Library.
The Pottsboro Area Public Library is a 501 (C) (3) organization chartered by the Office of the Secretary of State for the purposes of providing free public services. We have a current contract with the City of Pottsboro and Grayson County. It is operated by the Pottsboro City Operating Board, responsible for the daily function of the library. A separate organization, The Friends of the Library, holds fundraisers and secures grants and donations. We have one part-time salaried librarian, with volunteers serving in various staff positions.Joined: June 2015.
Prairie View A&M University features the Texas Standard, a publication of the State Teachers Association of Texas, 1933-1966. The Texas Standard documents the history of African American teachers in Texas before desegregation.Joined: December 2011.
The Price Johnson Family Collection provides statistic records, deeds, titles, photographs and newspaper articles relating to the history of an African American family started by Sam Price; a slave whose freedom was purchased by the slavemasters' daughter. The various unions between subsequent family members have given rise to land owners, educators, politicians, athletes, and civil rights leaders.Joined: March 2012.
The Private Collection of Bouncer Goin includes local history materials from Mr. Goin's hometown of Aubrey, Texas. Materials include a 1918 Aubrey High School Yearbook; family photos; images of local churches, businesses, and the tornado of April 1918.Joined: May 2009.
Private Collection of Caroline R. Scrivner Richards includes letters and photographs predominately from Paris, Texas. Materials include photographs of family members, the Paris fire of 1916, and family correspondence. Letters include correspondence between Judge David H. Scott of Paris and family friend, Cyrus I. Scofield, author of the Scofield Reference Bible.Joined: May 2009.
Born in 1927 in Wheelock, Texas, Estelle Mitchell Adams is the last surviving grandchild of Georgia slaves who came to Texas in 1895. This collection is meant to preserve and share her memories of the cultural and historical details of the the African-American citizens who helped to develop the town of Wheelock and the county of Robertson, TX.Joined: August 2015.
The Private Collection of Jim Bell features photographs of the Texas county courthouses and the surrounding buildings and streets. Photographer and commercial contractor Jim Bell traveled throughout Texas photographing county courthouses, significant historical buildings and landmarks. His photographs also include interior views, architectural details, and historical markers.Joined: February 2011.
The Judge Joseph A. Carroll Collection consists of 80 letters of approximately 129 pages written to and from Judge Carroll between 1856 through 1869. Joseph A. Carroll played a major role in the early development of North Texas. He was a founding father of Denton, Texas as well as a significant player before, during, and after the Civil War in shaping north Texas.Joined: January 2014.
The Private Collection of Judy Wood and Jim Atkinson contributed their book, Fort Worth's Huge Deal: Unwinding Westside's Twisted Legend. The book discusses Arlington Heights, a neighborhood in Fort Worth that was founded in the late 1880s.Joined: March 2015.
The Bahl, Wheatly, and Hessdoerfer families were residents of Waco, Texas from the 1850's. The items in this collection were found in the Elmer and Josephine (Bahl) Wheatly home after the death of Elmer and Josephine Wheatly in 2010.Joined: June 2016.
The Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell includes family photographs, letters, and documents along with journals and church registers. The collection spans many Texas counties and over 150 years of Texas history.Joined: January 2015.
The Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer consists of 39 letters revealing the courtship of Emma Davis and John C. Brewer between 1876 and 1879. John C. Brewer was living in Rockwall County and Emma Davis was in Hopkins County at the time. The collection includes transcriptions of each letter.Joined: January 2013.
The Private Collection of Mike Cochran features photographic negatives of the African-American community of Waco, Texas. The collection consists of numerous studio portraits, marriage portraits, graduation and older family photos.Joined: February 2012.
The Private Collection of Rosa Walston Latimer consists of original, hand-written letters and other correspondence from former Texas Harvey Girls (and their families) who worked in Harvey Houses along the Santa Fe Railroad in Texas.Joined: March 2015.
The Private Collection of T. B. Willis consists of historical photographs of World War I Camp MacArthur, church photos, buildings across Texas, a collection of African-American photographs, and family photo albums, which include Willis family albums and extended relatives who settled in Waco, Texas in the 19th century.Joined: April 2013.
The Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families includes photographs predominately from Fort Worth, Texas. Materials include photographs of family members, including weddings, and a photo of the Sunday school class from the First Methodist Church in 1906.Joined: May 2009.
The Private Collection of the Raymond B. Holbrook Family contributed Texas Week, the first weekly magazine devoted entirely to the State of Texas.Joined: February 2015.
The Sutherlin Family presents their collection of family letters to and from James Edgar Sutherlin, when he served in the U.S. Navy in WWII. He enlisted before he was 18 and served from 1943 - 1946. Official Navy documents, ship menus, Newsletters, and family photographs are included.Joined: February 2011.
The Galveston and Texas History Center at the Rosenberg Library in Galveston, Texas collects, preserves and organizes archival materials that document the history of Galveston and Texas, focusing on Galveston from the city’s incorporation in 1839 through the present and Texas from the Spanish period to the end of the Civil War. Manuscripts comprise the History Center's largest and most significant component. Other holdings in the History Center include a large photograph collection, maps, architectural drawings, genealogical materials, and reference books. The History Center contributes city directories from Galveston for the period 1859 – 1881.Joined: August 2015.
A center of agricultural and oil production, Reagan County is situated in West Texas on the northwestern edge of the Edwards Plateau. Documenting the community's history from the 1920s and onwards, The Big Lake Wildcat is available on The Portal to Texas History through the generous support of a Tocker Foundation grant.Joined: November 2015.
The Richard S. and Leah Morris Memorial Library was completed in 2012 with a gift donation from Mr. Richard S. Morris. Their addition of The Claude News to The Portal to Texas History has been generously supported by the Tocker Foundation.Joined: November 2013.
The mission of the Rio Grande City Public Library is to maintain and improve the quality of life for all citizens of our community by providing resources that enhance literacy, life-long learning and access to ideas. The Library serves as a hub for patrons to discover the joy of reading and the value of libraries. The Rio Grande City Public Library has over 5,000 library card holders and welcomes 1000 visitors a month. The Library Board of the City of Rio Grande City was created in 2008 and is charged with encouraging development of the public library and with recommending to City Council policies and programs for the advancement of the library.Joined: December 2011.
The Rose Marine Theater opened as a movie house in the 1920s, and was well-known for screening Spanish language films. The theater brought famous Mexican movie stars from the Golden Age of Cinema to Fort Worth to promote their films. These photographs include images of actors and performers such as Tito Guizar, Victor M. Cuevas, Lydia Mendoza, Carlos Lopez Moctezuma, Maria Luisa Zea, Juan Alvarado, Fernando Casanova, Sofia Alvarez, and others. The Rose Marine Theater is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Joined: May 2009.
The Sam Rayburn House Museum has provided a collection of photographs and artwork from the Rayburn family's personal collection. The mission of the Sam Rayburn House Museum is to increase local, regional and national awareness of Sam Rayburn's life and career as a United States Congressman through the preservation and interpretation of the historic site.Joined: February 2012.
The San Antonio Conservation Society Foundation Library documents the history of San Antonio and South Central Texas with an emphasis on the built environment. Our contribution to the portal includes images from the Raba Collection, which consists of photographs of San Antonio street scenes and a few portraits, taken by professional photographer Ernst Raba between c. 1853 and c. 1939.Joined: October 2014.
The San Antonio Public Library changes lives through the transformative power of information, imagination and ideas. They have provided the Portal to Texas History with items from the San Antonio Development Agency documenting urban renewal of an area known as "Laredito" from the 1800's to the present day and funeral programs of the African American community.Joined: February 2012.
A half-century of innovation, inclusion and extraordinary growth mark the history of San Jacinto College. We’ve evolved from one location in urban Pasadena to three campuses and 12 extension centers serving the Greater Houston community. Today nearly 30,000 students discover their pathways at San Jacinto College.Joined: May 2016.
The San Jacinto Museum of History contributes select items for the Lorenzo de Zavala Online: Empresario, Statesman and Texas Revolutionary collection. See an oil painting of de Zavala or read Mary Jane Briscoe's biographical sketch about him. Her family lived at Buffalo Bayou near the de Zavalas when she was a child.Joined: May 2009.
Schreiner University Logan Library features a selection of materials from its archives. William M. Logan Library is the academic library at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. As part of the library’s mission to provide innovative information resources, Logan Library began digitizing special collections and archival items in 2006. By participating in the Portal to Texas History, Logan Library strives to preserve and improve access to collections of Texas Hill Country history to serve scholars and educators around the world.Joined: September 2013.
The Schulenburg Historical Museum offers exhibits that depict life in the early days of the rural German-Czech community. Their collection includes two books about the history of Schulenburg which have previously been unavailable to online researchers.Joined: January 2015.
Supporters of the Schulenburg Public Library have funded digitization and access to thirty years of the town's historic newspaper, the Schulenburg Sticker, on the Portal to Texas History. In the 1920's, charter members of the Schulenburg Literary Club began a library located in a local residence.Joined: November 2011.
Representing Shamrock, Texas, the Shamrock Public Library is a member of the Harrington Library Consortium in the Texas panhandle. Members of the Thursday Literary Club started The Shamrock Public Library in 1925, and it is still going strong today.Joined: November 2014.
Silsbee was first referred to as Mill Town when the site was first reached by the Gulf, Beaumont, and Kansas City Railway in 1894. The town was renamed in recognition of Nathaniel Silsbee, an investor from Boston, Massachusetts, who helped provide funds for the railway.Joined: May 2016.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza first opened its doors in 1989 on the sixth and seventh floors of the building formerly known as the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, the site of the infamous assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It has a growing collection of more than 45.000 items related to President Kennedy's assassination and legacy.Joined: September 2011.
Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas (SPJST) members believe in the necessity of effective and regular communication between all parts of the organization. The SPJST publishes the Vestnik as its official publication, in support of this belief.Joined: November 2015.
The Smith County Historical Society, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1959 by individuals and business firms dedicated to discovering, collecting and preserving data, records and other items related to the history of Smith County, Texas.Joined: November 2015.
St. Mary’s University, founded in 1852 by Marianist brothers and priests, is the first institution of higher learning in San Antonio and the oldest Catholic university in Texas and the Southwest. The University began as St. Mary's College on the banks of the San Antonio River. In 1894, the present campus was acquired and a second Marianist school, St. Louis College, was established. This school became St. Mary's University of San Antonio in 1926. St. Mary’s currently offers more than 75 programs, including two doctoral and two law programs. While St. Mary's has always been and continues to be a Catholic and a Marianist University, it serves people of all faiths in San Antonio, South Texas, and other parts of the nation and the world. The mission of St. Mary’s University, as a Catholic Marianist University, is to foster the formation of people in faith and educate leaders for the common good through community, integrated liberal arts and professional education, and academic excellence.Joined: May 2015.
St. Philip's College has provided the Portal with items focused around the history of San Antonio's historically black college; including over 500 photographs. The College is dedicated to providing an educational environment which stimulates leadership, personal growth, and a lifelong appreciation for learning while focusing on socioeconomic diversity.Joined: February 2012.
The Star of the Republic Museum is located in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, and its mission is to collect and preserve material culture of the Texas Republic. The Star of the Republic Museum's digital collections include books, letters, manuscripts, portraits, maps, photographs, and an impressive variety of artifacts that includes furniture, clothing, buttons, farm implements, china, trade tokens, arrowheads, and looms.Joined: May 2009.
Stella Hill Memorial Library contributes for digitization all extant issues of the local weekly newspaper, the Alto Herald. The newspapers from 1909-1966 provide an ongoing picture of life in and around this small town located on El Camino Real in southern Cherokee County. Alto is one of the oldest towns in East Texas, and the newspapers, with their feature stories, obituaries and advertisements chronicle the history and lifestyle of the era. The digitization was funded by a grant from the Tocker Foundation.Joined: February 2012.
The primary purpose of the East Texas Research Center (ETRC) is to collect, preserve, maintain and make available archival materials that support the educational and research goals of Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) and the surrounding East Texas community.Joined: October 2015.
Stonewall County Library presents 89 volumes of yearbooks from the county's three schools: Aspermont, Old Glory and Peacock. This project was funded entirely by donations from interested parties and funds received from the Loan Star Libraries Grant, a direct state aid program for Texas Public Libraries to Stonewall County Library.Joined: August 2010.
The Sulphur Springs Public Library features images of Texans Katie and Buddy Sinclair during WWII. Images include foreign currency, WWII troops, and Camp Bowie. Buddy Sinclair served in the "Texas" 36th Infantry Division. These materials were scanned for the Rescuing Texas History project.Joined: May 2009.
The Sweetwater/Nolan County City-County Library contributes hundreds of issues of the Sweetwater Reporter; a daily newspaper from the city of Sweetwater, Texas. The papers are from 2010- 2012 and contain local, state, and national news, as well as advertising.Joined: July 2012.
The Swisher County Library presents the Tulia Herald from 1918-1962. The weekly newspaper contains, local, national and world news, stories, poetry, jokes, and advertisements. Funding for this project was provided by the Tocker Foundation.Joined: March 2009.
The Talkington/Clement Family Archives include 500 pages and 50 photographs that provide accounts of the Texas frontier before the Civil War, as well as a memoir of Perry Clement Talkington. The family archives also provide a genealogy of both the Talkington and Clement families.Joined: February 2012.
Tarleton State University contributes its collection of school newspapers and serials The Texas Miner and Texas Mining and Trade Journal, published by the Texas Pacific Coal Company, that recounts company life in Thurber, Texas.Joined: February 2011.
As part of its mission to collect, preserve, and offer for research documents which are a record of the history of Tarrant County, the Tarrant County Archives has partnered with us to provide access to the Woman's Wednesday Club minutes. The minutes are a record of 115 years of meetings and document club business, motions, events, and membership.Joined: December 2014.
Tarrant County College District Archives contributes digital copies of materials that document local and state history, including images of businesses, cemeteries, churches, courthouses, lawmen, monuments, outlaws, schools, Native Americans, and early pioneers of Tarrant County.Joined: May 2009.
The Taylor Public Library contributes hundreds of photographs to the Are We There Yet? Transportation in Central Texas collection. The photos date from 1883 to the 1960s and show buildings, automobiles, businesses, and various other aspects of the history of Taylor, Texas and outlying communities.Joined: February 2012.
The Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society collection contains photos, documents, and newsletters from the Chapter’s beginnings in 1975 to the present. TCAFS membership includes people from various state agencies, universities, and businesses. Its mission is to inspire the conservation, development, and wise utilization of recreational and commercial fisheries, promotion of all branches of fisheries science and practice, and the exchange and dissemination of knowledge about fish, fisheries, and related subjects.Joined: January 2013.
The Texas Coastal Bend Collection is located in Victoria Texas. The TCBC is a thirty five plus year documentation of the ranching culture in South Texas with the O'Connor ranches serving as the focal point. The Irish immigration in the early 1830s coincided with the Texas Revolution in 1836 and launched the land hungry Irish toward an immense accumulation of what was then considered worthless land. When the cattle industry boomed post Civil War the influx of freed slaves coupled with the established Mexican ranching traditions and the unique climate of the coastal bend created vast ranches that supported an unusually isolated lifestyle lasting into the 1960s. In many ways the earliest Irish colonists came to personify the Texas myth of empire, stoicism, and survival. Their ranches were almost exclusively populated with Black and Mexican cowhands and this tripartite culture's connection to the land is the source of a valuable wisdom that we seek to preserve and pass on through our future website.Joined: May 2016.
The Texas General Land Office contributes items from their Historic County Map Collection, ca. 1838-1939 ( 926 maps), Lorenzo de Zavala Online (13 items), and the O. Henry Collection (11 items). The historic county maps are cadastral (land ownership) maps, showing original surveys, usually made by virtue of a land grant, within a particular county in Texas. In Lorenzo de Zavala Online, see the Expediente of de Zavala's 1829 colonization contract, as well as correspondence to or from Jose Angel Navarro, Jose Domingo Ugartechea, Jose Maria Falcon, Martin Perfecto de Cos, Stephen F. Austin, Manuel de Mier y Teran, and Ramon Musquiz. As part of the O. Henry Collection, the General Land Office contributes maps drawn and signed by O. Henry, administrative records, newspaper clippings, a written account, and a land grant records.Joined: May 2009.
Texas Historical Commission (THC) contributes its quarterly publication The Medallion containing articles about historic sites, preservation issues, and heritage tourism opportunities in Texas. The Texas Historical Commission is the state agency for historic preservation. THC staff consults with citizens and organizations to preserve Texas' architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks.Joined: September 2012.
The Texas Historical Foundation sponsored digitization of two projects. They partnered with us to provide access to their quarterly Heritage magazine, which publishes articles related to the preservation of historic artifacts and sites around Texas. The Texas Historical Foundation also funded the digitization of several volumes of the early session laws of the Republic of Texas.Joined: May 2009.
Founded in 1891, TLU resides on 184 scenic acres in Seguin, Texas, near San Antonio and Austin. A diverse student body of approximately 1,300 with classes averaging fewer than 20 students provides a sense of community and an environment where individuality and personal growth are as integral to success as rigorous academics. For more information, please visit www.tlu.edu.Joined: March 2017.
The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) manages and protects the state's parks and historical areas as well as its wildlife and habitats. The TPWD and the Battleship TEXAS State Historic Site present a photograph collection which documents the battleship from its beginning as a warship to its current status as a permanent memorial museum.Joined: January 2015.
The Texas State Genealogical Society partnered with us to provide access to their quarterly journal, Stirpes, from 1961 to 1990. Stirpes contains unpublished records and other materials whose purpose is to stimulate and support the research and teaching of genealogy.Joined: May 2009.
The Texas State Historical Association features its publications The Southwestern Historical Quarterly (1897-2004) and the Texas Almanac (1857-2004). Organized in Austin on March 2, 1897, the Texas State Historical Association is the oldest learned society in the state. Its mission is to "foster the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Texas and, by example and through programs and activities, encourage and promote research, preservation, and publication of historical material affecting the state of Texas."Joined: July 2010.
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission contributes select items for the Lorenzo de Zavala Online: Empresario, Statesman and Texas Revolutionary collection. Three times de Zavala resigned as the interim Vice-President of the Republic of Texas, and all of those letters can be found here, along with correspondence to or from Enrique Rueg, J. Benito Camacho, David G. Burnet, J. Mariano Irala, Jorge Antonio Nixon, Joaquin Noriega, Archivaldo Hopkins, and Philip Dimmitt.Joined: May 2009.
The Texas State Preservation Board was established in 1983 to preserve, maintain, and restore the State Capitol and the General Land Office building. The Preservation Board contributed photographs of artifacts that were in use at the General Land Office when O Henry worked in the department.Joined: March 2015.
Texas State University was established by the 26th Legislature in 1899 as the Southwest Texas State Normal School; 313 pupils were enrolled in 1903-04, the first year classes were held. The school name changed to Southwest Texas State Normal College in 1918, to Southwest Texas State Teachers College in 1925, to Southwest Texas State College in 1959, to Southwest Texas State University in 1969, to Texas State University-San Marcos in 2003, and to Texas State University in 2013.Joined: October 2015.
Texas Wesleyan University, founded in 1890 in Fort Worth, is a United Methodist institution with a tradition in the liberal arts and sciences and a focus on professional and career preparation. Our mission at Texas Wesleyan University is to develop students to their full potential as individuals and as members of the world community. Texas Wesleyan has historically combined service to a residential population along with its strong commitment to a commuting and adult population.Joined: January 2012.
Texas Woman's University Woman's Collection partnered with us to provide images of their campus, yearbooks, photographs, and other memorabilia to the Rescuing Texas History, 2010 and From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History collections.Joined: May 2010.
Concerned citizens of the Timpson area had on several occasions attempted to establish a library for the Timpson area. Through a series of state legislative decisions, the physical building of the library was funded. Soon, work began to establish the underpinnings of the library through diligent volunteers who used a donated computer to catalog donated books received from other libraries.Joined: May 2016.
Travis County contributes selected records from the office of the County Clerk, including probate, deed, and county court records and Commissioners Court minutes, dating from the 1840s to the early 1900s. The Travis County Clerk is the county recorder, clerk to the County Courts, and clerk to the Commissioners Court.Joined: September 2015.
The United States 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum contributes a selection of its photograph collection. Located in Abilene, Texas, the 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum serves as a display and teaching museum for the study of World War II and its impact on the American people.Joined: March 2014.
The Tyrrell Historical Library presents a selection of its local history archives that consist of personal papers, business, civic, fraternal, organizational, and city records. The collections capture a wide array of material including family letters, journals, diaries, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, business reports, minutes and correspondence, along with thousands of photographs. The Tyrrell Historical Library is a unique library in that it collects and preserves the history of the greater Beaumont area, which also includes the history of southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana. The library as a historical research repository was established in 1975.Joined: July 2014.
The University of Dallas Library provides copies of The University News, a weekly student newspaper of the University, to the Texas Digital Newspaper Program. The paper discusses news, sports, arts, entertainment, and other various events and organizations related to the campus and student life.Joined: February 2012.
The University of Houston Libraries' Special Collections presents a large collection of personal letters from Mary (Mrs. Anson) Jones, dated between 1866 to 1882, discussing local affairs, family and friends. After Anson Jones's death, there were issues relating to land claims and taxes on land owned by the family. The bulk of the letters are to Mary Jones's son, Cromwell Anson Jones.Joined: May 2009.
The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries contributes a large collection of maps, photographs, books, and letters to several collections, including German Immigration to Texas, Humanities Texas Grant, and Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures. They also provide select items for the Lorenzo de Zavala Online: Empresario, Statesman and Texas Revolutionary collection.Joined: March 2009.
The Eugene McDermott Library's Special Collections and Archives Division at the University of Texas at Dallas presents a selection of The History of Aviation Collection. The Collection preserves the history and legacy of aviation, with a special emphasis on aviation and Texas, the Cold War, World War I, Lighter than Air flight, and the post war papers of General James Doolittle.Joined: December 2013.
The University of Texas at El Paso Library has contributed digital copies of books from the period of the Mexican Revolution and has participated in a project that digitized the El Paso Morning Times, also from the period of the Mexican Revolution, when the newspaper included news in Spanish.Joined: January 2012.
This collections features 1,000 images from the 1968 HemisFair, "The Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas." The photographs and slides document the fair, from the construction of buildings to visits by important people such as Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, John Connally, and Henry B. Gonzalez. From April to October of 1968, over 6 million people visited the fair which brought international attention to San Antonio and Texas.Joined: October 2009.
The Texas Folklife Festival is an annual event sponsored by the University of Texas at San Antonio's Institute of Texan Cultures that celebrates the many ethnicities represented in the state of Texas. Modeled after the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival, the first event was held in 1972 on the on the grounds of the Institute in HemisFair Park. Thousands attend the three-day event each year, which features cultural foods, dances, and musical performances.Joined: November 2011.
The Libraries of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have contributed a selection of books from the P.I. Nixon Medical History Library and selected membership records from the Bexar County Medical Society Records housed in the University Archives. The books were collected by Dr. P. I. Nixon and other physicians in San Antonio and provide a snapshot of San Antonio culture, climate, and medical conditions in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Texas. Some of the books are autobiographies of pioneer Texas physicians. Membership records are limited to members born 1910 or earlier and contain photographs and information on family, training, and experience.Joined: February 2011.
The University of Texas-Pan American images include local history materials selected for the grant Rescuing Texas History through the Digitization of At-Risk Photographs and Maps. Images include panoramic photographs of the Southwestern Land Excursion Company and glass plate negatives documenting the history of Hidalgo County.Joined: May 2009.
The UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism has been a major provider of professionals and academics for all forms of media, profit and non-profit communication organizations since 1945. Organized into two departments, the school offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Alumni of the School have achieved many awards--including a number of Pulitzer Prizes.Joined: May 2013.
Library facilities at the University of North Texas function as the nerve center for teaching and academic research. In addition to a major collection of electronic journals, books and databases, five campus facilities house just under six million cataloged holdings, including books, periodicals, maps, documents, microforms, audiovisual materials, music scores, full-text journals and books. A branch library is located at the University of North Texas Dallas Campus.Joined: March 2009.
Serving as both a federal and a state depository library, the UNT Libraries Government Documents Department maintains a collection of over 1 million items in a variety of formats including print, microform, audiovisual, maps, posters, musical scores, LPs, CD-ROMs, and Web documents. The department is a member of the FDLP Content Partnerships Program and an Affiliated Archive of the National Archives.Joined: December 2009.
The Special Collections department collects and preserves rare and unique materials including rare books, oral histories, university archives, historical manuscripts, maps, microfilm, photographs, art and artifacts. Students, faculty and the public are welcome to access collections and view special exhibits in the fourth floor Reading Room.Joined: December 2009.
The Media Library contains the UNT Libraries' nonprint, audiovisual collections. The mission of the UNT Media Library is to support the instructional and research needs of UNT faculty, staff, and students by collecting, maintaining, and providing access to media materials that represent all academic disciplines and all genres of film.Joined: December 2009.
Affiliated with the UNT Department of History, the Oral History Program records, transcribes, and archives oral history interviews in order to preserve the history of the North Texas region. The program also trains UNT students in the theory and methods of oral history, conducts workshops for members of the larger community, and maintains partnerships with a variety of related institutions and organizations.Joined: November 2011.
The University of North Texas Press was founded in 1987 and published its first book in 1989. Though it is the newest university press in North Texas, it has quickly become a leading press with the most titles in print (more than 300) and published (15 to 18 each year). The UNT Press is a fully accredited member of the Association of American University Presses. Its books are distributed and marketed nationally and internationally through the Texas A&M University Press Consortium.Joined: December 2009.
The HRC serves MD Anderson and the larger scholarly community by preserving, cataloging, and providing access to materials documenting the clinical, research, educational, and cancer prevention activities of MD Anderson's faculty, staff, and affiliated organizations. The "Making Cancer History Voices" collection documents the history of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Personal interviews with the men and women of M.D. Anderson who dedicated their work to eliminating cancer provide unique insights into a host of important social, medical, political, and scientific developments related to cancer.Joined: June 2011.
UT Southwestern Medical Center Library contributes a book for the Lorenzo de Zavala Online: Empresario, Statesman and Texas Revolutionary collection: Memorial to the legislature of the State of Texas, of Wm. H. Jones, Administrator of the estate of Lorenzo de Zavala, deceased, empresario of Zavala's Colony.Joined: May 2009.
Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria presents over 200 photographs belonging to J.D. Mitchell, a rancher in Calhoun County who would later serve as a Texas state representative. The photographs depict ranching practices, hunting and the topography of Calhoun and Victoria County.Joined: November 2009.
The Westbank Community Library District contributes select items from the Eanes History Collection detailing the growth of Westlake Hills and Rollingwood, TexasJoined: September 2016.
The Witte Museum contributes more than 200, The Witte Museum's more than 183,000 artifacts include diverse collections in anthropology, archives, arms and armor, art, history, military history, natural history, and textiles, and reflect the cultural mix of South Texas and illustrates how each is intertwined in the lives of South Texans of the past, present, and future.Joined: February 2012.
Founded by twelve women with just one shelf of books in 1965, the Walker County Genealogical Society celebrated its 50th anniversary in June of 2015. The Society currently has 150 members. The Society’s purpose is to further the knowledge of genealogical research, to assist others with the family lines, to exchange knowledge gleaned from experience in various areas of research, and to maintain a library of resource materials.Joined: February 2016.
The Weatherford College collections include early photographs from the College's founding, as well as images from the Jim Wright collection and Mary Martin collection. Jim Wright served 34 years in the U. S. House of Representatives, and two years as Speaker of the House, and this collection features images of politicians such as Ronald Reagan, George Bush and many others collected by Jim Wright over the years. The Mary Martin collection features images from her days as a Broadway star.Joined: May 2009.
The Weslaco Museum's collections feature photographs from Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers.Joined: May 2009.
The West Public Library opened its current location in 1989 after the local community raised half of the costs through various fundraisers matching the other half of the costs provided by the City of West. The West Public Library presents the West Newspaper Collection. On June 11, 1892 West was officially organized into a town. It had become the center of commerce for the area.Joined: March 2015.
Western Texas College Library features a selection of archival materials that document the college's founding and correspondence with notable statesmen. Western Texas College, located in Snyder, Texas offers programs of study that qualify students for the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree and programs that qualify students for the Associate of Applied Science Degree.Joined: June 2014.
Wiley College partnered with the Portal to provide access to a few of the earliest Wiley University (as it was known then) yearbooks. as well as a biography of College President Matthew W. Dogan. Wiley College was founded in 1873, and is one of the first predominately African-American Colleges west of the Mississippi River.Joined: May 2010.
The Williamson Museum contributes over one hundred photographs and contributes to the Are We There Yet? Transportation in Central Texas collection. Ranging from the 1860s to the 1970s, the photos depict historical transportation methods used in Texas.Joined: February 2012.
The Wolf Creek Heritage Museum partnered with us to provide access to materials that document the history of Lipscomb County. Materials include photographs of early citizens, tornado damage from the devastating storms of 1947 and 1949, and ranching. The collections also include two books: Lipscomb County Cemeteries and A History of Lipscomb County, Texas, 1876-1976.Joined: May 2009.
The Zula Bryant Wylie Public Library, formerly named the Cedar Hill Public Library, began in a small frame building in 1948. After several moves, its current building is located at 225 Cedar Street and was completed in 1987. The mission of the Zula B. Wylie Public Library is to be the community place that acts as the Door to Discovery that connects our culturally rich and diverse community to resources that promote lifelong literacy, the arts, and personal development.Joined: April 2014.