Texas Governors and Their Times 1846-1946

The newest public exhibit at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Governors and Their Times, 1846-1946, opens to the public on Monday, September 19.
 
This exhibit showcases materials from the State Archives documenting the official work and daily business of the state’s chief executive spanning 100 years. Explore how seven governors responded to the issues of their eras through a selection of proclamations, correspondence, photographs, legislation, postcards and more. As Texas transitioned from an independent republic to the 28th state in the Union, these governors oversaw the growth and development of what would become the second most populous state in the country.

View the online lobby exhibit Texas Governors and Their Times, 1846-1946

 


View 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 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 voteA shape of the state of Texas in red with a plate and utensils on it with the text Setting the Texas Table

A hand holding a tray with the text on top of the tray - Archives À la Carte - Staff PicksA red banner type flat with the text "Texans Take to the Trenches - The Lone Star State and the Great War

Fireworks behind text 'The Talking Book Program Volunteer Recording Studio Turns 40' on a blue background Setting Up Camp, the Early History of Texas State Parks

Image button to access lobby exhibit Historic Postcards from TexasImage button to access lobby exhibit the Evolution of the Texas Rangers

Image button to access lobby exhibit Texans' Struggle for Freedom and EqualityImage button to access lobby exhibit Texas in Focus: Early Photographs from the State Archives

Image button to access lobby exhibit Focus: Early Photographs from the State ArchivesImage button to access lobby exhibit Texas Investigates The Assassination of President John F Kennedy and Wounding of Governor John B Connally

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Image button to access lobby exhibit Texas Republic Legation PapersImage button to access lobby exhibit Travis' 1836 Victory or Death Letter from the Alamo

Image button to access lobby exhibit The Journeay Violin and the Mier Expedition (Black Bean Episode)Image button to access lobby exhibit Water in Texas

Image button to access lobby exhibit The American Civil War in TexasImage button to access lobby exhibit Talking Book Program  

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