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Austin History Center

Located within the Austin Public Library, the Austin History Center is intended to provide the public with information about the history, current events, and activities of the city and environs. The Center contains over one million items, most of which can be located through the online search engine on their Web site. Along with brief synopses of their specialized collections (such as maps,...
The Handbook of Texas Online

Sponsored by the Texas State Historical Society, this online guide to Texas is an excellent resource for students looking for information about the Lone Star state. The casual browser may want to look in the Browse section, which is divided into place names; "what" (covering many subjects, such as business and education); "who;" and "when." The Handbook also contains many images, which can be...
Texas Historic Sites Atlas

Most everything is a bit bigger down around the Rio Grande, and the Texas Historic Sites Atlas fits neatly into that bit of folk wisdom about things in the Lone Star state. All told, the Atlas contains close to 300,000 historic and archaeological site records documenting Texas history. As all of this information is linked up to mapping software, visitors can find a historic site's location and its...
To Love the Beautiful: The Story of Texas State Parks

Like many aspects of life in the Lone Star state, the parks in those parts defy easy description and they include lands around the Rio Grande River and Palo Duro Canyon. This particular digital exhibit created by the Texas State Library & Archives Commission tells the story of the Texas State Park system through historical images, first-hand recollections, and short essays. The exhibit is divided...
Sam Houston Memorial Museum

Located in Huntsville, Texas, the Sam Houston Memorial Museum pays homage to this celebrated American and first President of the Republic of Texas. Their homepage provides interested parties with information on his life in the "Sam's Life" area (including a timeline), along with a calendar of events and updates on their annual folk festival. It's worth nothing that the "Sam's Life" area also...
Houston Area Digital Archives

There's a great deal of history in and around Houston, and this website provides access to the rich collections of the Houston Public Library and other community archives. (The oldest known photograph of Houston is front and center on the homepage.) Visitors can look through thematic collections, including the "Houston Oral History Project," "African American Collections," and "Houston Area...
The Portal to Texas History

If you're looking for anything from an ancestor's picture in a college year book to a rare historical map, you'll find much to enjoy here at the Portal to Texas History. This project is hosted by the University of North Texas Libraries and the site has grown exponentially since it began over a decade ago. First-time users can look over the Featured Collections on the homepage to get a feel for the...
Abilene Public Library Centennial Series: Oral History Transcripts

Telling the story of Texas is perhaps best done one town at a time. The West Texas Digital Archives has created this collection of oral history transcripts taken from the Abilene Texas Centennial Celebration. Over the past years, this collection has grown to include lectures and events held at the Abilene Library, so it is now a wonderful potpourri of personal memories celebrating the diversity...
Famous Trees of Texas

Which tree stands at the geographical center of Texas? How many trees serve as tombstones for Texas settlers and outlaws? As this site attests, there is much to learn about the state of Texas from its historic trees - living and dead. Famous Trees of Texas was first published in 1970 by the Texas Forest Service. Today, this website serves as an extension to the hardcopy book and shares the initial...