Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Awards $1.8 Million in Federal ARPA Funds to Texas Libraries   

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) recently awarded approximately $1.8 million in funding to 40 Texas libraries under its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grants Program through the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

TSLAC ARPA grants are designed to help communities respond directly and immediately to the pandemic as well as to related economic and community needs through equitable approaches. A full list of recipients can be found at

   Austin, TX    Battleship Texas Plans and Records Now Online at the State Archives   

TSLAC Conservator, Heather Hamilton demonstrates the protective measures the State Archives staff are employing to preserve oversize materials from the battleship Texas collection.

   Austin, TX    Ernestina Mesa and Nora Galvan Appointed to TexShare Advisory Board   

Austin, TX – Ernestina Mesa, Dean for Academic Success at Palo Alto College in San Antonio, and Nora Galvan , Director of Library Services at Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD in Pharr, Texas, have been appointed to the TexShare Advisory Board (TSAB). Ms. Mesa and Ms. Galvan were appointed Nov. 5, and both have terms extending through 2024.

   Austin, TX    October is Archives Month   

An image of the 2021 Archives Month Poster containing the followng: Texas Archives Month 2021 Documenting Disability History in Texas Our historical collections reflect the spectrum of roles those with disabilities have played in American society. Texas archives also capture the ways in which governments, organizations, and institutions have identified, responded to, and provided resources for disabled individuals and groups.</body></html>

   Austin, TX    Texas Historical Records Advisory Board Announces 2021 Archival Award Recipients   

Austin, TX – The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) is pleased to announce its archival award recipients for 2021. THRAB has selected Dallas Historical Society (DHS) Registrar, Kaitlyn Price, as the recipient of the Archival Award of Excellence. Senior Archivist at Archives of the Big Bend, Melleta Bell, has been named as the recipient of the Advocacy for Archives Award. 

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission and Texas State Historical Association Seeking Applications for 2022 Research Fellowship in Texas History   

Austin, TX – The Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) is now accepting applications for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) Research Fellowship in Texas History. The fellowship includes a $2,000 stipend and is awarded for the best research proposal utilizing the collections of the State Archives in Austin.

The TSLAC Research Fellowship in Texas History is administered in partnership with TSHA and made possible by the Texas Library and Archives Foundation through a generous donation from the Edouard Foundation.

   Austin, TX    The Texas Great Read for 2021 is "Marfa for the Perplexed" by Lonn Taylor   

2021 Texas Great Read images of Martha for the Perplexed book cover and a photo of author Lonn Taylor