Austin, TX    State Archives Unveils Exhibit on Rediscovered Papers from Republic of Texas History   

The Texas State Archives has unveiled a new exhibit featuring rediscovered papers of the Republic of Texas Legation to the United States. This is a unique collection of documents that captures the pressing diplomatic activities of the short-lived Republic as it grappled with boundary issues, relations with Mexico, and the strenuous path to statehood in Washington, D.C.

   Austin, TX    State Library and Archives’ Celebrated Travis Letter Embarks on Momentous Return to the Alamo   

After months of anticipation William Barret Travis’ 1836 “Victory or Death” Letter, which is stored safely inside the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC), embarks on its momentous return to the Alamo in San Antonio, Friday, February 22, 177 years after it left.

The letter departs TSLAC’s Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building under heavy guard provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety. It will be welcomed at the Alamo by an arrival ceremony Friday at 4PM.

   Austin, TX    Sam Houston Center Receives Federal Preservation Grant   

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce the award of a National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Preservation Assistance Grant to the agency’s Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in Liberty, TX. The grant, which requires no matching local or state funds, will enable an expert consultant to perform the Center’s first general preservation assessment of its archival and artifact collections.

   Austin, TX    State Library Releases Study Showing $2.4 Billion in Economic Benefits from Texas Public Libraries   

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has released a study showing that in 2011 the economic benefit from Texas public libraries totaled an astounding $2.407 billion, while collectively the libraries cost less than $0.545 billion. The return on investment was thus $4.42 for each dollar invested.

   New York, NY    TSLAC Selects Career Development Online Resources from LearningExpress for TexShare   

LearningExpress, LLC announces that it has been chosen as the provider of online career development content for the TexShare Database Program administered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC). LearningExpress Library(TM) and LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator(TM) are now included in TexShare as part of vocational education preparation course study materials, education tutorials, and job search and career preparation resources for Texas residents.