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Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
Maintains a large, diverse, and comprehensive collection which includes rare books, historical and literary manuscripts, the archives of Texas A&M University, original and printed works of art, and historic artifacts. Its collection strengths include military history, science fiction, Western Americana, 19th century American prints and illustrators, Texana, natural history, ornithology, nautical archaeology, the history of the university, and selected literary authors in addition to other subject areas.

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
Non-circulating collections that pertain to the history of Texas, San Antonio, and the Alamo. Part of the Alamo complex in San Antonio, Texas.

Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Facilitates research and sponsors programs on the historical development of the United States. Located at the University of Texas at Austin.

Institute of Texan Cultures
An educational center located at the University of Texas at San Antonio dedicated to enhancing the understanding of the history and diverse cultures of Texas through exhibits, programs, and publications that encourage acceptance and appreciation of our differences as well as our common humanity.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
Established to preserve and make available for research the papers and memorabilia of President Lyndon Baines Johnson. In addition, the library actively collects the papers of Johnson's contemporaries and conducts an oral history program designed to supplement the written record.

Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection
Specialized research library focusing on materials from and about Latin America, and on materials relating to Spanish-speaking peoples in the United States - a unit of the General Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin.

Sam Rayburn Museum and Library
Exhibits, photographs, original letters, political cartoons, art, furniture, and personal memorabilia relating to important events in the life and times of Sam Rayburn.

University of Texas at San Antonio Special Collections and Archives
Preserves and provides access to materials that document the history of San Antonio and South Texas, the Southwestern United States, Spanish Colonial Mexico, and the Pacific Northwest. Part of the University of Texas at San Antonio.

New Mexico

Palace of the Governors
Originally constructed in the early 17th century as Spain's seat of government for what is today the American Southwest. Chronicles the history of Santa Fe, as well as New Mexico and the region.


Arizona State Library Archives and Public Records
Provides access to unique historical and contemporary resources: archives of historical records in Arizona, library extension assistance to public libraries, library for the visually and physically disabled, museums on state government history and people of the state, public records management program, research and law library.

Arizona State Museum Library
A non-circulating research facility specializing in the archaeology and anthropology of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Collections are particularly rich in resources on southwestern indigenous cultures.


Nevada State Museum and Historical Society
A state agency whose purpose is to advance the understanding of the history, pre-history, and natural history of Nevada, emphasizing southern Nevada and its relationship with surrounding areas. It collects, researches, interprets, exhibits, and preserves Nevada's heritage. (link pending)