Stephen Siwinski

Communications Officer

World War 1 Records Available Through Texas Digital Archive

Friday, August 4, 2017 • Austin, Texas • News Release

In observance of the 100th Anniversary of the United States’ entrance into World War 1, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission has digitized a series of collections featuring archival holdings from the First World War through the Texas Digital Archive.

The Frank S. Tillman Collection

Major Frank S. Tillman was a veteran of the Thirty-Sixth Division, items contained in this collection include  printed material, diaries, rosters, lists of wartime deaths, and assorted material produced between 1915 and 1939, documenting and describing the participation of Texas soldiers in World War I. The material, created by both participants and commentators of the events they describe, concerns the recruitment, composition, training, transportation, combat service, casualties, occupation duties, and demobilization of Texas soldiers and military units between 1917 and 1919. The bulk of the collection focuses on the Thirty-Sixth Division and also features items from the Ninetieth Division, the Adjutant General of Texas, and other Texas soldiers.

General John A. Hulen Papers
Records from this series include papers documenting the military career and life of Brigadier General John A. Hulen, who commanded the 72nd Infantry Brigade (1917-1919) and the 36th Infantry Division of the Texas National Guard (1922-1935). Highlights include correspondence, photographs, and scrapbooks, dating 1887-1960.

36th Division Association Papers

The Thirty-Sixth Division Association was founded in January 1946 at a meeting in Brownwood of veterans who served with the Thirty-sixth Infantry Division during World War II. The papers include correspondence, reports, military records and scrapbooks, dating 1857-1954. Records relate to Texans’ experience during World War I, railroads in Texas, and the San Jacinto Monument.

Through the assembly of this collection of photographs, correspondence, and other documents the Texas State Library and Archives Commission invites researchers, scholars and other interested parties to learn the stories of the brave men and women who answered the call to serve their country and honor those who gave their lives through the ultimate sacrifice.

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is the official repository for the State’s government records, including the records produced by state elected officials and agencies. The Texas Digital Archive, which comprises state electronic records, documents, and photographs, was established in 2015 and is increasing available collections on an ongoing basis. The Texas Digital Archives is accessible online at https://