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!

Keeping and Using Texas Archives | Go to Texas! | Infamous Texas | Frontier Texas |

What if Texas | Sounds of Texas | Voices of Texas


Learn how our Reference Librarians and Reference Archivists staff
can assist you in using our library and archives collections.

See our Electronic Records Specialists explain how the Texas Digital Archive shows audio, video, image, and text based formats online.



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