Daughters of the
Republic of Texas Museum
- Begun in 1903 the Republic of Texas Museum was originally housed in one room
of the State Capitol. With an impressive collection of Republic era artifacts the
mission of the museum is to preserve the heritage of the Republic of Texas historic
period and to educate the public about the history and culture of that time.
- Originally built in Austin in 1840-41 to be the residence of
the French charg╚s d'affaires, this home is now under the custodianship
of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. It is the oldest extant
frame structure in Austin.
of Texan Cultures - The Institute is dedicated to enhancing
the understanding of the history of the diverse cultures of Texas.
Houston Memorial Museum
- The museum web site provides a chronology of Sam Houston's life
and a "virtual tour" of the museum grounds.
Antonio Missions National Historical Park
- The National Park Service commemorates the four Spanish frontier
missions located in San Antonio as part of Spain's three centuries
of colonization in the Southwest. They include Missions San Jos╚,
San Juan, Espada, and Concepci█n.
of the Republic Museum
- Located in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historical Park the
Star of the Republic Museum interprets the history of the Republic
of Texas and its influences through exhibits and programs for
schools and other groups.
Association of Museums - This organization is the largest museum association in the nation.
It provides a network for its over 260 member museums. Their online database,
MuseSearch provides a searcheable database of over 600 Texas
museums with information about their collections, exhibits and
Texas Civil War Museum - Located in Fort Worth, this museum contains private collections in
combination with the collections of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Texas
Confederate Collection making it the largest Civil War museum west of the
Mississippi River. The Collection Index is contained in the John S. Ford Papers at the Haley Memorial Library and History Center in Midland.
and Ethel Herzstein Library - Located near the San Jacinto Memorial this library site posts the biographical sketches
from Louis Wiltz Kemp's working files on San Jacinto veterans
in its first online collection.
University, Texas Collection - This collection is devoted to documenting all aspects of
life in Texas, the collection includes tapes and transcripts of
oral memoirs conducted by the Baylor University Institute for
Archives of Texas - The archive maintains records of individuals and organizations
engaged in work reflecting the goals of the Catholic Church in
for East Texas Studies
- The Texas Legislature created this center at Stephen F. Austin
State University to promote the study of all aspects of East Texas
Metropolitan Research Center
- This site presents the departments of the Houston Public Library
with the primary objectives of locating, preserving, and making
available to researchers the documentary evidence of Houston's
of Primary Sources
- This site based at the University of Idaho lists over 2,200
web sites divided into primary geographical locations that describe
holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs,
and other primary resources for the scholar.
San Antonio Public Library
- Housed on the sixth floor of the Central Library, the Texana Collection, collects, preserves,
and offers research materials relating to San Antonio and Texas. Among the items in this collection are
books, periodicals, government documents, maps, newspaper clipping files, and city directories. The department's newsletter South Texas Researcher is available with issues from March 2004 - current issue online.
F. Austin State University, East Texas Research Center
- Located on the second floor of the Ralph Steen Library, the
East Texas Research Center is the primary repository for historical
materials relating to Stephen F. Austin University and the entire
East Texas region. Collections include rare books, regional histories,
genealogies and regional authors. It is the official North American
Forest History Repository.
General Land Office Historical Documents - Collections of files and reports located at the Texas General
Land Office containing original Spanish and Mexican land titles
and land grants in Texas after 1836 are described at this site.
State Library and Archives - This site provides an electronic library of information
for all Texans that includes
maps from the early 17th through the late 20th centuries.
There are general maps of Texas, US and Mexico road maps, Texas
cities, oil and gas maps, historic maps, highway maps, and railroad
maps. The map collection is searchable. Instructions for ordering copies are provided.
Antonio Conservation Society
- San Antonio conservationists banded together 75 years ago to
protect and preserve San Antonio's historic heritage. The "little
old ladies in tennis shoes" continue their leadership on the Internet.
Clements Center for Southwest Studies - Internet sites for libraries, archives and reference sites relating to the Southwestern United States,
with emphasis on the "New Southwest" (Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma,
Texas and the Borderlands), are linked from this
site located at Southern Methodist University.
of Mexican War Veterans
- Honors United States Veterans of the War with Mexico, 1846-1848.
The site provides a general history of the Mexican War, a bibliography,
and a visual tour of historic sites in the U.S. and Mexico.
of DeWitt Colony Texas
- This site specializes in information about the area and people
of DeWitt Colony, 1700-1846. Newly added material includes the
"Constitution of the Mexican United States 1824" and "Colonization
Laws State of Coahuila y Texas."
- The Texas Navy Association is a commemorative organization devoted to preserving the history of the three Navies of Texas. Their website offers much information on the maritime history of the Lone Star State.
State Historical Association - Information on the Center for Studies in Texas History,
TSHA, and a list of sites of interest for information on Texas
and Texas history are provided. This site allows online searching
Handbook of Texas Online and will offer an index to Southwestern
Alamo de Parras - Find details of early Spanish/Mexican military life at San Antonio de Valero, later to become
known as the Alamo, at this site.
La Salle Projects
- The Texas Historical Commission provides regular updates on
the archaeological investigation of the wreck of La Salle's ship, La Belle, and
his settlement, Ft. St. Louis
as well as information about the traveling exhibit.
Colony in Texas - This site provides a brief biography of empresario Sterling
Clack Robertson and a historical overview of the colony known
by his name.
Texas State Cemetery - Located in Austin, Texas, the state cemetery is where some
of Texas' most notable sons and daughters are buried. There is
a master list of burials as well as biographical information on
many of those buried there.