Beyond the Badge: The Work and Records of Texas Rangers highlights the official records and other resources about the rangers available at TSLAC. The exhibit features records dating back to the 1800s, when rangers were citizens hired on a temporary basis to protect the frontier, up to their current role as employees of the Texas Department of Public Safety. We invite you to explore this exhibit to learn where in the State Archives to find details about the 200-year history of the legendary Texas Rangers.
TSLAC regularly exhibits treasures from its collections in the lobby of the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building. We encourage you to visit to see these pieces of history for yourself. Of course we understand that not everyone is able to stop by 1201 Brazos Street in Austin, so we’ve digitized most of what we display for you to view here online. Please feel free to browse our current and previous exhibits linked to from this page.