Archives and Information Services
Texas State Archives | Reference/Documents | Genealogy | Cataloging | Sam Houston Center | Records and Information Management
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The Archives and Information Services Division includes the Texas State Archives, the State Library's Reference/Documents Collection, the Genealogy Collection, Cataloging department, and Records and Information Management. This division is responsible for acquiring, evaluating, organizing, and preserving permanently valuable government records in addition to providing expert reference services to the public from the following four collections:
The Texas State Archives preserves and documents the heritage and culture of Texas by identifying, collecting, and making available for research the permanently valuable official records of Texas government, as well as other significant historical resources. Maintaining the official history of Texas government, the State Archives includes archival government records dating back to the 18th century, as well as newspapers, journals, books, manuscripts, photographs, historical maps, and other historical resources.
e-mail - email@example.com
telephone - 512-463-5480
The Reference and Documents Collection offers expert reference services to state government and to the public. The collection also houses the most complete library of state and federal government publications in Texas, including the full text of federal and Texas state laws and statistical data from all federal censuses. Resources range from traditional print material to databases and full public access to the Internet.
Ask a Reference Question by e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
telephone - 512-463-5455
The Genealogy Collection houses materials of interest to patrons engaged in family history research. Onsite resources include census records; historic voter registration and tax rolls; and indexes to births, deaths, marriages, and divorces (though not the certificates themselves).
e-mail - email@example.com
telephone - 512-463-5463
Cataloging and Materials Processing is responsible for creating bibliographic records for materials added to the collections of the Texas State Library and for preparing materials for use in the collections. The cataloging standards are those established in the Anglo American Cataloging Rules, Second Edition (Revised) and the Bibliographic Standards for USMARC Formats. The Texas State Library uses Library of Congress subject headings, and Dewey, Texas documents and federal documents classification schemes.
telephone - 512-463-7102
The Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center is located 200 miles east of Austin and serves as both a research facility and a museum. In addition to housing the local government records of the Atascosito region of Texas, the Center is home to several historic buildings, as well as manuscripts, books, maps, photographs, oral history tapes, and newspapers. New exhibits are displayed regularly.
e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
telephone - 936-336-8821
The business records of our agency are critical to the operation of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. They serve as the organization's memory, documenting past and current activities, and are the basis for future actions. These records serve as informational resources that are essential to the operations of the agency and its services to the people of the state. The Records and Information Management program applies systematic and scientific controls to the recorded information required in the operation of our business. Those efforts help ensure that necessary information is accessible and usable, and that the agency's records are managed in a timely, accurate, and cost-effective manner. For information regarding the agency's business records you may call (512) 463-5435.
telephone - 512-421-7200 (for questions relating to all other state and local government records)