Archives & Reference

  • Archives Reading Room
  • Ask a Question - Reference Services
  • Conservation Lab
  • Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center

The Archives and Information Services Division (ARIS) preserves and documents the shared heritage and culture of Texas by identifying, collecting, and making available the official archival records of Texas government. From historical treasures such as the first Texas Constitution to government digital records, ARIS maintains and provides access to more than 200 million pages of archival documents and more than two million volumes of printed library materials.

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Disability Services in Our Research Rooms

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Staff Directory - Key Contacts

Texas Historical Records Advisory Board