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:
  2. Texas State Library and Archives Commission:

University Archives and Collections (55)

  1. Abilene Christian University:
  2. Angelo State University:
  3. Baylor University. Armstrong Browning Library:
  4. Baylor University. Collections of Political Materials:
  5. Baylor University. Texas Collection:
  6. Our Lady of the Lake University:
  7. Sam Houston Regional Library & Research Center:
  8. Sam Houston State University:
  9. Schreiner University:
  10. Southern Methodist University. DeGolyer Library:
  11. Southern Methodist University. Hamon Arts Library:
  12. Southern Methodist University. Perkins School of Theology:
  13. Southwest Texas State University:
  14. Southwestern University:
  15. St. Edward’s University:
  16. St. Mary’s University:
  17. Stephen F. Austin State University:
  18. Sul Ross State University:
  19. Texas A&M University, Commerce:
  20. Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi:
  21. Texas A&M University, Kingsville:
  22. Texas A&M University. Cushing Library:
  23. Texas A&M University. George Bush Presidential Library:
  24. Texas Christian University:
  25. Texas Southern University:
  26. Texas State University. San Marcos:
  27. Texas Tech University. Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:
  28. Texas Woman’s University. University Archives:
  29. Texas Woman’s University. Woman’s Collection:
  30. Trinity University:
  31. University of Dallas:
  32. University of Houston, Clear Lake:
  33. University of Houston. Conrad N. Hilton College:
  34. University of Houston. Law Library:
  35. University of Houston. Special Collections & Archives:
  36. University of North Texas. Archives:
  37. University of North Texas. Rare Book and Texana Collections:
  38. University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio:
  39. University of Texas Medical Branch. Moody Medical Library:
  40. University of Texas of the Permian Basin:
  41. University of Texas Pan-American. Archives:
  42. University of Texas Pan-American. Special Collections:
  43. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center:
  44. University of Texas, Arlington:
  45. University of Texas, Austin. Alexander Architectural Archive:
  46. University of Texas, Austin. Benson Latin American Collection:
  47. University of Texas, Austin. Center for American History:
  48. University of Texas, Austin. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center:
  49. University of Texas, Austin. Lyndon Baines Johnson Library:
  50. University of Texas, Brownsville:
  51. University of Texas, Dallas:
  52. University of Texas, El Paso:
  53. University of Texas, San Antonio:
  54. Victoria College/ University of Houston-Victoria:
  55. West Texas A&M University:

Public Library and Community Resources and Archives (17)

  1. Austin–Austin Public Library, Austin History Center:
  2. Austin–City of Austin:
  3. Austin–Texas State Library:
  4. Conroe–Montgomery County Library:
  5. Dallas–Dallas Public Library:
  6. Dallas–J. Erik Jonsson Central Library (Dallas Public):
  7. El Paso–El Paso Public Library:
  8. Fort Worth–Fort Worth Public Library:
  9. Fort Worth–Forth Worth Public Library:
  10. Hemphill–J. R. Huffman Library:
  11. Houston–Houston Public Library:
  12. Houston–Houston Public Library:
  13. Huntsville–Huntsville Public Library:
  14. Irving–Irving Public Library. Irving Archives:
  15. Irving–Irving Public Library. Local History and Genealogy:
  16. Plano–Plano Public Library:
  17. San Antonio–San Antonio Public Library

Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives (7)

  1. Archives of the Episcopal Church:
  2. Catholic Archives of Texas:
  3. CNN World Report Television Archive:
  4. Dallas Historical Society:
  5. Daughters of the Republic of Texas:
  6. Diocese of Galveston-Houston:
  7. Holocaust Museum Houston:

Finding State Digital Resources and Collections (1)

  1. The Portal to Texas History:

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:
  2. Texas Bird’s-Eye Views:
  3. Texas Tides:
  4. John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, John P. McGovern History of Medicine Digital Library:
  5. Digital Collections by Subject:
  6. Rice University, Electronic Text Center:
  7. Texas A&M University, College Station, Center for the Study of Digital Libraries:
  8. Texas Tides
  9. University of Houston Libraries, UH e-Library:
  10. University of North Texas Libraries, Portal to Texas History Project:
  11. University of North Texas Libraries, Government Documents Department, Texas Law & Historic Documents:
  12. University of Texas at Austin, UTOPIA
  13. University of Texas at Austin General Libraries, UT System Digital Library:
  14. University of Texas System Digital Library: