Governor Abbott Appoints Glenn And Chubb To The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board

Governor Abbott Appoints Glenn And Chubb To The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board
Austin, Texas

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Bob R. Glenn and reappointed Jelain Chubb to the Texas Historical Records Advisory Board for terms set to expire February 1, 2020. The board works to improve archival and records storage conditions throughout the state and promote the preservation and use of the state’s documentary heritage.

Ashley Stevens
Education and Outreach Coord.
512-463-9807
astevens@tsl.texas.gov
2017
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State Research Center Seeks Local History

State Research Center Seeks Local History
Liberty, TX

The Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, part of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, is on a campaign to broaden its collections in order to more fully document the history of the Southeast Texas region. The Center serves as the official regional historical resource depository for the historic Atascosito District, a ten county area including Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto, and Tyler.

Alana Inman
Manager, Sam Houston Center
936-336-8821
ainman@tsl.texas.gov
2017
No

Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center Begins Museum Renovation Project, Welcomes Public for Behind-the-Scenes tour on 3/18

Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center Begins Museum Renovation Project, Welcomes Public f
Liberty, TX

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has contracted with Exhibit Concepts, in collaboration with Pony Allen Studios to renovate the museum space and reception area at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center. The project will include an upgrade to the 1,900 square foot museum exhibit space with updated furnishings, displays, signage and a permanent exhibit highlighting the history of the Atascosito District.

Alana Inman
Manager, Sam Houston Center
936-336-8821
ainman@tsl.texas.gov
2017
No

Texas Digital Archive Makes Available Records of Representative Sylvester Turner

Texas Digital Archive Makes Available Records of Representative Sylvester Turner
Austin, Texas

The official state records of longtime State Representative Sylvester Turner are now available online through the work of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Turner, who now serves as Mayor of Houston, represented House District 139 from 1989-2015.

Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
5124635514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2017
No

Study Shows $2.628 Billion in Economic Benefits from Texas Public Libraries

Study Shows $2.628 Billion in Economic Benefits from Texas Public Libraries
Austin, Texas

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has released a study showing that Texas public libraries provide $2.628 billion in economic benefits to the state. Collectively, in FY2015, Texas public libraries were found to offer a sizeable return on investment. For every one dollar spent, libraries offered $4.64 worth of services, resources, and economic opportunity to communities.

Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
5124635514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2017
No

Free Continuing Education and Training This Week – January 29 – February 3, 2017

Free Continuing Education and Training This Week – January 29 – February 3, 2017
Austin, Texas

Here’s a weekly reminder of free training on the web, and also workshops in Texas (marked red). Check the calendar to see what’s happening today. Confirm date and time when you register, or follow the links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time.

Jennifer Peters
Community Engagement Program Administrator
2017
No

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