A horizontal logo with the text Beyond the Badge: The Work and Records of the Texas Rangers, along with a graphic of a gold star Texas Ranger badge containing the text Texas Ranger

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.

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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.

A logo with the text of Texas Governors and Their Times 1846-1946.A Home for Texas History Logo Showing a Stylized Photo of the three brass colored doors of the Lorenzo de Zavala Building and the text of 60 Years with a red ribbon.

 

An image of an opened wooden box with text Cabinet of Curiosities.The Women's Power, Women's Vote exhibit logo showing that text with a check mark acting as a V in the word vote

A shape of the state of Texas in red with a plate and utensils on it with the text Setting the Texas TableA hand holding a tray with the text on top of the tray - Archives À la Carte - Staff Picks

A red banner type flat with the text "Texans Take to the Trenches - The Lone Star State and the Great WarFireworks behind text 'The Talking Book Program Volunteer Recording Studio Turns 40' on a blue background

Setting Up Camp, the Early History of Texas State ParksImage button to access lobby exhibit Historic Postcards from Texas

Image button to access lobby exhibit the Evolution of the Texas RangersImage button to access lobby exhibit Texans' Struggle for Freedom and Equality

Image button to access lobby exhibit Texas in Focus: Early Photographs from the State ArchivesImage button to access lobby exhibit Focus: Early Photographs from the State Archives

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Image button to access lobby exhibit Texas Investigates The Assassination of President John F Kennedy and Wounding of Governor John B ConnallyImage button to access lobby exhibit Texas Republic Legation Papers

Image button to access lobby exhibit Travis' 1836 Victory or Death Letter from the AlamoImage button to access lobby exhibit The Journeay Violin and the Mier Expedition (Black Bean Episode)

Image button to access lobby exhibit Water in TexasImage button to access lobby exhibit The American Civil War in Texas  

Image button to access lobby exhibit Talking Book ProgramImage button to access lobby exhibit Conservation Methods at TSLAC

 

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