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Special Collections and Archives

Tarletons 1st BuildingThe Tarleton Libraries' Special Collections & Archives contain research and exhibit materials that, because of subject emphasis, rarity, age, unusual format, or monetary value, are shelved separately from the general collections. These materials include manuscripts, photographs, rare books and serials, art works, and the permanent historical records of Tarleton State University.

Our Archives also house the legislative papers of former U.S. Representative Charles Stenholm, and State Senators Bob Glasgow and Mike Moncrief, all Tarleton graduates.  We also have records for Erath and other nearby Texas counties, in both original textual and microfilm formats, as a Regional Historical Resource Depository of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and other materials for genealogical and local history research.

Many of the resources listed below are available online.   For more information, contact Amanda Pape, Coordinator for Archives and Special Services, at; Gary Spurr, Collections Archivist, at; or Crystal Stanley, Archives & Reference Assistant, at