A Home for Texas History
A Home for Texas History commemorates the 60th anniversary of the dedication of the Texas State Archives and Library Building, renamed in 1973 for the first vice president of the Republic of Texas, Lorenzo de Zavala. The new facility provided a secure, climate-controlled, and spacious environment to preserve the foundational and priceless documents entrusted to the Archives Division. Key also was the opportunity for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to better serve the public.
In the spirit of the dedication 60 years ago, this exhibit presents the opportunity for visitors to view iconic “Texas Treasures” alongside other significant historical records fundamental to statecraft preserved in the State Archives.
In This Exhibit: Document Spotlight: The Nacogdoches Archives / Treaties of the Republic
Stephen F. Austin and Anglo-American Texas | Art of the Revolution | An Independent Republic
Statehood | State Archives and Library Building | Document Spotlight: The Travis Letter | HOME