About the Texas Collection

The Texas Collection is Baylor University’s oldest special collections library. Both a library and archival research center, we collect, preserve, and provide access to materials documenting the history, heritage and culture of Texas. The Texas Collection also serves as the University Archive for Baylor University, in Waco, TX.

The collection includes an astounding variety of unique materials about Texans: their history, politics, faith, and passions as they carved out their place in history. Among the treasures found in the Texas Collection are historic photographs of the City of Waco, personal narratives from pioneer families, dime novels and pulp fiction, materials on Texas Baptists and other denominations, items from the Branch Davidian crisis of 1993, the papers of Dorothy Scarborough and Leon Jaworski, and a growing collection of Texas and Southwestern cookbooks.

We hope you enjoy learning a bit more about The Texas Collection. We invite you to comment on the images presented, especially if you have stories or information that will add to our understanding.

Please note: When crediting images from this site for non-profit use, please use: “Courtesy The Texas Collection, Baylor University.”

Securing copyright permission is always the responsibility of the person wishing to publish material. The Texas Collection of Baylor University cannot be responsible for any liability resulting from the use of any images displayed here.

To learn more about us, visit our web site http://www.baylor.edu/lib/texas/

To visit our Flickr Photostream, click here.

To ask a question, send us an email TxColl@Baylor.edu


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