The Texas History collection includes materials concerning the history of Texas with an emphasis on the history of south Texas.

Our collection includes:
Texas historical photographs, resources of the history of Texas and some cities and counties, microfilm and mostly published material.

Texas History


Great Texas Books

Digitized Texana books of classic memoirs, journals, biographies and histories as free e-books; requires user to register.

Humanities Texas - Archives

State affiliate of National Endowment for the Humanities, with digital archives to advance the heritage, culture, and education throughout the state.


La Salle Shipwreck Project


Portal to Texas History

A gateway to Texas history books, maps, photos and newspapers hosted by University of North Texas libraries.

South Texas Archives

A division of the James C. Jernigan Library of Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Texas Beyond History

A virtual museum of Texas' cultural heritage, UT.

Texas Escapes

Learn about Texas history, ghost towns, tales, and great histories on Texas towns. Site provided by Texas Escapes.

Texas Highways

Learn about Texas history through the Texas Highways Magazine. The site also includes information on events, travel and food.

Texas Historic Sites

Sponsored by Texas Parks & Wildlife. Links to archaeological sites, historical houses and structures, etc.

Texas Historic Sites Atlas

Sponsored by the Texas Historical Commission. The Atlas features more than 200,000 historic site records, including data on Texas Historical Markers and National Register of Historic Places properties in Texas. Includes a searchable database.

Texas History Timeline

Timeline from 1500 - 1900 with links to other information.

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas


The Handbook of Texas Online!

U.S. Mexican War

This site reviews the prelude to war and the aftermath, along with a timeline, biographies and maps. Flash required. Excellent site provided by PBS.