Texas State Library & Archives

More than 100 Years of Recreation Preserved in the State Archives

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission holds many records related to the broader history…

State Historic Sites of Texas

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has among its archival holdings collections that document…

At the State Archives

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) preserves and documents the shared heritage and…

A Civilization Geared to Motor Vehicles

In the 1950s, the magazine Texas Parade wrote, “Not since Cheops erected his great Pyramid…

Marjorie Stinson

Aviation History in the State Archives

Texas’ Diverse History of Immigration

T he draw of Texas—a mythic place of ample land and opportunity—is well known today. However,…

Lines and Notes

The rich musical history of Texas is reflected in the archival collections held at the Texas…

Window to Spanish Texas

In 1768, the Spanish Crown granted a charter to a fledgling settlement on a ford of…

Steaming Forward

The first operating railroad in Texas powered forward in 1853. The newly rechartered Buffalo Bayou,…

Good In Faith

Faith is central to the story of Texas. One of the most iconic scenes in…