Galveston & Texas History Center, Rosenberg Library

About the History Center

The Galveston and Texas History Center at the Rosenberg Library 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.

Located in Galveston, Texas, the Rosenberg Library, established by a bequest from Henry Rosenberg in 1893, is the oldest continually operational library in Texas and has served as the principle repository for Galveston’s historical heritage since 1904 when the library officially opened. The Rosenberg Library represents Galveston’s past, present, and future, a unique institution serving as the principal repository of Galveston’s historical heritage and providing technological and traditional library services, all as a continuing resource for the community, its children, and its children’s children.

The Library’s archival collection began with the donation of the Texas Historical Society collection after part of their collection was lost or damaged during the 1900 hurricane. The Galveston and Texas History Center, as part of the Special Collections Department, collects, preserves, and makes available to the public materials relating to the history of Texas from the Spanish period to the end of the Civil War, as well as Galveston from its incorporation in 1839 to the present.

Manuscripts comprise the History Center's largest and most significant component consisting of over 3,000 linear feet of materials and include papers of prominent individuals in early Galveston and the Republic of Texas, such as Samuel May Williams, Gail Borden, Jr., James Morgan, John Grant Tod, and Sidney Sherman. Other holdings in the History Center include a large photograph collection, maps, architectural drawings, genealogical materials, and reference books. Through the Portal to Texas History, the city directories are available online providing access to a valuable piece of Galveston history.

Contact

Lauren Martino

409-763-8854 ext 117

lmartino@rosenberg-library.org

Address

2310 Sealy St.
Galveston TX 77550



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Galveston & Texas History Center, Rosenberg Library , partner contributing to The Portal to Texas History. University of North Texas Libraries. https://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/partners/ROSEL/ accessed May 24, 2022.


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368
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1

Titles

Personal Papers (MS 80-0002)
16,598
Galveston Tribune
7,090
Evening Tribune
2,505
The Union Review
1,597
Kempner Family Papers and Business Records (MS 86-0008)
1,082
Galveston Journal
262
La Stella del Texas
252
Business Papers (MS 80-0003)
249
Imperial Sugar Company Estimated Daily Cash Balance
131
The Labor Dispatch
104
Imperial Sugar Company Actual and Projected Operations
74
Imperial Sugar Company Sugar Stock and Sales Report
66
Galveston Labor Dispatch
57
Galveston Labor Journal
56
Lurie's Weekly Report
45
The Daily Print
42
Galveston Isle
36
The Galveston Star
29
Galveston Labor Herald
25
Galveston Chamber of Commerce Financial and Operating Statement
18
Sugarland Industries Cattle Inventory
18
AWVS Official Monthly Progress Report
15
The Imperial Crown
13
Sugarland Industries Cotton Operations
12
AWVS Secretary's Office Monthly Report
11
Imperial Sugar Company Aged Summary of Accounts Receivable
11
AWVS Greater New York Region Monthly Report
5
AWVS Public Relations Department Monthly Report
4
AWVS Official Quarterly Progress Report
3
Imperial Sugar Company Statement of Past Due Accounts
3
Sugarland Industries Monthly Statement
2
The Galveston Sunday Star
2
AWVS National Quarterly Progress Report
1
Big Bend Gin Company Actual and Projected Operations
1
Briefly Speaking
1
Congressional Record
1
Imperial Sugar Company Actual and Projected Operations - 1972
1
Legislative Bulletin
1
The Business Week Letter
1
The Chain
1
The Citizen's Bulletin
1
The Galveston Union Extra
1
The Labor Federationist
1

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