On Exhibit NOW in the TSLAC Lobby!

 

The Archives A la Carte logo showing a hand holding a tray with the text Archives a la Carte Staff Picks included Archives tell the Texas story. Our history is revealed through the records we produce. Manuscripts, photographs, maps, government documents, artifacts, and sound and moving images tell us about our past. They also help us understand who we are today.

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission manages millions of these and other types of records.

So, we decided to let our staff take you on a tour of our stacks by spotlighting some of their favorite things. Archivists and librarians have selected items that offer a fascinating glimpse into our state’s past, and they share something about what makes those records unique and important.

Enjoy our STAFF PICKS!


View current and past exhibits here

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 with your own eyes. 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 hand holding a tray with the text on top of the tray - Archives À la Carte - Staff PicksFireworks 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

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

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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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