Genealogy: Texas, Library and society resource list

Texas, Library and society resource listBy Barry J. Ewell

As this article was being researched it became very clear that links to genealogy and historical societies, libraries, and archives are scattered throughout the web.  None of the resources are complete, yet all must reviewed to make sure you have not overlooked a possible source.  Many of the resources are compiled on lists of varying names while others are buried on page 50 of Google search. Rather than give you a few links and say “Go Fish” I chose to research and compile links to online state resources in the following categories:

  • State-wide Resources
  • University Archives and Collections
  • Public Library and Community Resources and Archives
  • Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives
  • Finding State Digital Resources and Collections
  • Digital Library Collections
  • Historical and Genealogical Society Online Web Pages

While I have sought to provide you a detailed compilation, I know that I have missed some resources.  If you don’t find you seek, I suggest you contact the library or society nearest your place of interest and see if they can help you locate resources that may not be not be online but can be contacted via other means.

**Important note about links:  The links that are presented below represent what was available during the research of this article.  If the link you seek is broken, simple copy the name of the library, society, archive, etc. and paste it into the Google search engine and you will be lead to the new link or copy and paste the name of institution in Google and find the URL.

State-wide Resources (1)

  1. Texas State Genealogical Society:  http://www.rootsweb.com/~txsgs/
  2. Texas State Library and Archives Commission:  http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/

University Archives and Collections (55)

  1. Abilene Christian University:  http://www.acu.edu/academics/library/cfm.html
  2. Angelo State University:  http://www.angelo.edu/services/library/wtxcoll/
  3. Baylor University. Armstrong Browning Library:    http://www.browninglibrary.org/
  4. Baylor University. Collections of Political Materials:    http://www3.baylor.edu/Library/BCPM/
  5. Baylor University. Texas Collection:    http://www.baylor.edu/Library/Texas/
  6. Our Lady of the Lake University:    http://lib.ollusa.edu/libinfo/info/collections.htm
  7. Sam Houston Regional Library & Research Center:    http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/shc/index.html
  8. Sam Houston State University:    http://www.shsu.edu/~lib_www/peabody/index.htm
  9. Schreiner University:    http://library.schreiner.edu/libxspeccoll.htm
  10. Southern Methodist University. DeGolyer Library:    http://www.smu.edu/cul/degolyer/
  11. Southern Methodist University. Hamon Arts Library:    http://www.smu.edu/cul/hamon/collections/bywaterscollection.htm
  12. Southern Methodist University. Perkins School of Theology:    http://www.smu.edu/bridwell/html/collect.html
  13. Southwest Texas State University:    http://www.library.swt.edu/spec-coll/index.htm
  14. Southwestern University:    http://www.southwestern.edu/library/special-collections.html
  15. St. Edward’s University:    http://libr.stedwards.edu/info/archives.htm
  16. St. Mary’s University:    http://library.stmarytx.edu/acadlib/collect/collect2.htm#spec
  17. Stephen F. Austin State University:    http://libweb.sfasu.edu/etrc/etrchome.htm
  18. Sul Ross State University:    http://libit.sulross.edu/archives/
  19. Texas A&M University, Commerce:    http://www7.tamu-commerce.edu/library/arc.htm
  20. Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi:    http://rattler.tamucc.edu/dept/special/sp_title.html
  21. Texas A&M University, Kingsville:    http://archives.tamuk.edu/
  22. Texas A&M University. Cushing Library:    http://library.tamu.edu/cushing/
  23. Texas A&M University. George Bush Presidential Library:    http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/research.html
  24. Texas Christian University:    http://libnt2.lib.tcu.edu/SpColl/Index.htm
  25. Texas Southern University:    http://www.tsu.edu/about/library/special.asp
  26. Texas State University. San Marcos:    http://www.library.txstate.edu/spec-coll/index.htm
  27. Texas Tech University. Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:    http://swco.ttu.edu/
  28. Texas Woman’s University. University Archives:    http://www.twu.edu/library/archive/
  29. Texas Woman’s University. Woman’s Collection:    http://www.twu.edu/library/woman/
  30. Trinity University:    http://lib.trinity.edu/servcols/speccoll/
  31. University of Dallas:    http://www.udallas.edu/about/archives.cfm
  32. University of Houston, Clear Lake:    http://nola.cl.uh.edu/archives.html
  33. University of Houston. Conrad N. Hilton College:    http://www.hrm.uh.edu/?PageID=67
  34. University of Houston. Law Library:    http://www.law.uh.edu/libraries/frankel.htm
  35. University of Houston. Special Collections & Archives:    http://info.lib.uh.edu/sca/index.html
  36. University of North Texas. Archives:    http://www.library.unt.edu/archives/default.htm
  37. University of North Texas. Rare Book and Texana Collections:    http://www.library.unt.edu/rarebooks/
  38. University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio:    http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/basics/speccoll.cfm
  39. University of Texas Medical Branch. Moody Medical Library:    http://ar.utmb.edu/areas/informresources/collections/ircolblockerhistory.asp
  40. University of Texas of the Permian Basin:    http://pblib.utpb.edu/archives.HTML
  41. University of Texas Pan-American. Archives:    http://archives.lib.panam.edu/
  42. University of Texas Pan-American. Special Collections:   http://www.lib.panam.edu/libserv/speccoll/index.asp
  43. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center:    http://www3.utsouthwestern.edu/library/speccol/
  44. University of Texas, Arlington:    http://libraries.uta.edu/SpecColl/
  45. University of Texas, Austin. Alexander Architectural Archive:    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/APL/AAA/index.html
  46. University of Texas, Austin. Benson Latin American Collection:    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/benson/
  47. University of Texas, Austin. Center for American History:    http://www.cah.utexas.edu/
  48. University of Texas, Austin. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center:    http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/
  49. University of Texas, Austin. Lyndon Baines Johnson Library:    http://www.lbjlib.utexas.edu/
  50. University of Texas, Brownsville:    http://library.utb.edu/hunterroom/
  51. University of Texas, Dallas:    http://www.utdallas.edu/library/special/index.html
  52. University of Texas, El Paso:    http://libraryweb.utep.edu/special/special.cfm
  53. University of Texas, San Antonio:    http://www.lib.utsa.edu/Special_Collections/
  54. Victoria College/ University of Houston-Victoria:    http://vrhc.uhv.edu/
  55. West Texas A&M University:    http://www.wtamu.edu/library/speccoll/

Public Library and Community Resources and Archives (17)

  1. Austin–Austin Public Library, Austin History Center:  http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/ahc/collect.htm
  2. Austin–City of Austin:   http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/cityclerk/r_research.htm
  3. Austin–Texas State Library:  http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/genfirst.html
  4. Conroe–Montgomery County Library: http://www.countylibrary.org/gen.htm
  5. Dallas–Dallas Public Library:    http://dallaslibrary.org/CTX/ctx.htm
  6. Dallas–J. Erik Jonsson Central Library (Dallas Public):  http://dallaslibrary.org/CTX/ctx.htm
  7. El Paso–El Paso Public Library:   http://www.elpasotexas.gov/library/ourlibraries/main_library/border_heritage.asp
  8. Fort Worth–Fort Worth Public Library:    http://www.fortworthlibrary.org/archive.htm
  9. Fort Worth–Forth Worth Public Library: http://www.fortworthlibrary.org/genlhst.htm
  10. Hemphill–J. R. Huffman Library:    http://www.toledo-bend.net/library/special.html
  11. Houston–Houston Public Library:    http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/hpl/hmrc.html
  12. Houston–Houston Public Library:  http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/hpl/branches/cla_home.html
  13. Huntsville–Huntsville Public Library:  http://www.huntsville.lib.tx.us/specialcollections.html
  14. Irving–Irving Public Library. Irving Archives:    http://www.irvinglibrary.org/archives/index.html
  15. Irving–Irving Public Library. Local History and Genealogy:    http://www.irvinglibrary.org/genealogy.html
  16. Plano–Plano Public Library:    http://www.planolibrary.org/newgenealogy2.htm
  17. San Antonio–San Antonio Public Library http://www.sat.lib.tx.us/central/texana.htm

Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives (7)

  1. Archives of the Episcopal Church: http://episcopalarchives.org/index.html
  2. Catholic Archives of Texas: http://www.onr.com/user/cat
  3. CNN World Report Television Archive: http://www.orgs.ttu.edu/CNNworldreport/
  4. Dallas Historical Society: http://www.dallashistory.org/about/research.htm
  5. Daughters of the Republic of Texas: http://www.drtl.org/
  6. Diocese of Galveston-Houston: http://www.diocese-gal-hou.org/admin_archives.htm
  7. Holocaust Museum Houston: http://www.diocese-gal-hou.org/admin_archives.htm

Finding State Digital Resources and Collections (1)

  1. The Portal to Texas History:  http://texashistory.unt.edu/

A digital gateway collections held in Texas libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and private collections. Designed to appeal to historians, students, and lifelong learners, the Portal emphasizes access to primary sources. It features digital reproductions of photographs, maps, letters, documents, books, artifacts, and more.

Digital Library Collections (14)

  1. Historic Texas Postcards from the George Fuermann City of Houston Collection:  http://info.lib.uh.edu/sca/digital/texpost/histexpc.htm
  2. Texas Bird’s-Eye Views:  http://www.birdseyeviews.org/index.php
  3. Texas Tides:  http://tides.sfasu.edu/home.html
  4. John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, John P. McGovern History of Medicine Digital Library:    http://mcgovern.library.tmc.edu/text/digital/index.htm
  5. Digital Collections by Subject:    http://bcdlib.tc.ca/links-subjects.html
  6. Rice University, Electronic Text Center:   http://riceinfo.rice.edu/Fondren/ETC/
  7. Texas A&M University, College Station, Center for the Study of Digital Libraries:    http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/
  8. Texas Tides  http://tides.sfasu.edu/
  9. University of Houston Libraries, UH e-Library:   http://info.lib.uh.edu/local/elib.htm
  10. University of North Texas Libraries, Portal to Texas History Project:    http://texashistory.unt.edu/default.html
  11. University of North Texas Libraries, Government Documents Department, Texas Law & Historic Documents:    http://www.library.unt.edu/govinfo/research/digprojects.html
  12. University of Texas at Austin, UTOPIA  http://utopia.utexas.edu/
  13. University of Texas at Austin General Libraries, UT System Digital Library:    http://www.lib.utsystem.edu/
  14. University of Texas System Digital Library:   http://www.lib.utsystem.edu/