Southern Plains of Texas Links
Research center at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, WTAMU, Canyon
The Southwest Collection, a historical research center and archive at Texas Tech University, Lubbock.
The West Texas Collection at the Porter Henderson Library, Angelo State University, San Angelo
The Eugene C. Barker Texas History Collections, and the George W. Littlefield Southern History Collections in the Center For American History, at the University of Texas (Austin). Be sure and look at the page listing all of the Center's collections.
The Archives and Genealogy collections at the Texas State Library in Austin. The Archives houses all of Texas' historic documents, records, and artifacts. The Genealogy collection has an extensive collection of material in print (state collections, family histories) and microform (including the complete 1790 - 1910 United States census, the 1920 Texas census, county tax rolls, CSA, and Texas Ranger muster rolls).
The Texas General Land Office
Lone Star Junction: An on-line almanac of Texas
The American Memory Project Home Page. A priceless collection of still and full-motion images, sounds, documents, manuscripts, etc. from our past, including the Life Histories Manscripts, from the Folklore Project, part of the WPA Federal Writer's Project, 1936-1940. You may also search only the Texas Life Histories.
Index to the Republic of Texas Muster Rolls
The Documenting the American South collection at UNC Chapel Hill.
The horse is an integral part of the history of Texas, especially to the ranching industry. Selective breeding of the pedigreed stock brought in by settlers from the east, and perhaps a bit of Mustang blood, brought about the tremendously versatile American Quarter horse.
Read more about Steel Dust, one of the legendary foundation sires of the Quarter Horse breed.
An on-line edition of explorer/surveyor Captain Randolph B. Marcy's 1859 book, The Prairie Traveler: "A Handbook For Overland Expeditions".
Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) Library Home Page
The Texas State Historical Association: publishers of "Southwestern Historical Quarterly", _The New Handbook of Texas_, and much more. Peruse their on-line catalogue.
The Ranching Heritage Center at The Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock
The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum the official repository of Texas Ranger memorabilia.
Texas History and Social Studies from the Armadillo WWW server at Rice University.
The Texas Historical Commission, responsible for preservation of Texas' architectural and cultural heritage.
Regional newspapers: the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
The American West, a presentation of its history and development.
The State Cemetery: Burial place of many notables from Texas' past, and present.