Texas History Web Sites
"History is never a closed book
or a final verdict. It is always in the making."
History Research Guides
A good place to start your research. ACC librarians have built
these pages with links to reference sources, websites, articles and
useful information on the writing and documentation process. Also
look at their Texas
History and Culture Page which has links to
Austin-American Statesman; Handbook of Texas; Texas Digital Sanborn
Maps, 1867-1970; and the Texas Reference Center
Austin Archives and Museums
Austin has a wealth of interesting and useful archives and museums
that you can visit or search online. The Austin History Center
has a fascinating collection of local lore historical exhibits. The
Briscoe Center for American
History has a wide assortment of resources for studying
American History, but also materials from the Barker Texas History
Center for people interested in more local topics. The Texas Historical Commission
Library has all the applications for state and national status
plus help locating cemeteries and historical markers. The Texas State Library and Archives
has Texas state government records and interesting exhibits. The Texas General Land Office was
founded in 1836 and sorts out the original claims for public lands.
The LBJ Presidential Library
which is administered by the National Archives and Records
Administration, the site includes primary documents, speeches,
photographs, oral histories, and some of LBJ.'s fascinating
telephone conversations. The TxDot
Photo Library documents all of its activities with photographs
and different publications. The very important activities of the
LCRA can be found in the LCRA
Corporate Archives. Since the LCRA is a public/private
entity its archives are open only by appointment. The Bullock Texas State History
Museum does not own its collections, but has fascinating
exhibits. You might be able to find what you are looking for at Save Austin's Cemeteries which
is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Austin's
historic cemeteries. The Texas Military Forces
Museum at Camp Mabry has an online presence, but you are
better served by visiting the museum and strolling through the
exhibits. You might also want to look at the French Legation Museum,
Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms,
County Historical Commission, and the Austin
Histories Page developed by the Austin American Statesman for
stories about remembering Austin. Finally, a photographic
look at back Austin.
The Portal to Texas
A very useful site maintained by the University of North Texas.
There are over 280,000 unique items including maps, photos, personal
papers, books and newspapers from pre-history to the present. The
newspaper collection, which has digitized Texas newspapers from 1829
to the present, may be especially useful.
of Texas Online
Developed by the Texas State Historical Society, this online
encyclopedia is a multidisciplinary guide to Texas history,
geography, and culture. It is an interesting resource for browsing
Refusing to Forget
A collaborative effort to commemorate the state sanctioned racial
violence along the Texas-Mexico border from 1910-1920. The site
includes a history of the vilence, bibliographies anbd links to
other useful sites.
University Institute for Oral History
More than 3500 transcripts of interviews covering a wide range of
of the South
A number of useful links. Categories include: Early Texas History,
1685-1810; Republican revolution in Mexico and Texas, 1812-1821;
Colonization of Texas, 1820-1834. Other links provide
information on the Civil War, Native Americans and more.
Another sited developed by the Texas State Historical Association.
This search able archive includes every issue of the Quarterly
from July 189. You may also browse the contents by author, title,
date, or volume.
The Laws of Texas (Volumes 1-10)
The University of North Texas Libraries have digitized the first
ten volumes of Gammel's The Laws of Texas which cover the
years 1822-1897. Included in these documents are "legislative
sessions, constitutions, selected journals of the constitutional
conventions, and early colonization laws." The Library of
Congress has a straight forward and useful page with links
to Texas government sites, Law Schools, Court Opinions and
Published biennially by The Dallas Morning News, the site
is a good source for information on Texas government, vital
statistics and a variety of historical topics.
Texas Historic Sites Atlas
The Atlas includes almost 300,000 historic site records, including
information on Texas Historical Markers courthouses, museums, and
sawmills. You can search by Historic Designation, Keyword, County,
Address, or Site Name.
Articles and editorials covering Texas politics and issues.
Searchable archives date back to 1999.
A wide variety of government information source, services and
links created by the State of Texas.