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Welcome to the Texas Digital Archive

Over 10,000,000 records preserved!

About the images

The Texas Digital Archive (TDA) manages, preserves, and facilitates access to the electronic records collections of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, including those transferred by state agencies or digitized by the State Archives. All records visible in this portal are unrestricted and available for public use.

Some collections in the Texas Digital Archive may contain language, imagery, attitudes, and/or perspectives from the past that may be potentially objectionable today. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission does not endorse the language, imagery, attitudes, and/or perspectives presented in the content but provides it as a historical document. See Statement on Potentially Objectionable Content.

Click here for tips on Locating records in the TDA


Texas State Government


Texas Local Government


Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center


Manuscript Collections


Prints and Photographs Collections


Special Format Collections


Audiovisual Materials


Special Subject Interests


Reference Tools


Online Exhibits


Other Online Collections



For more information concerning our holdings, including materials not available online, visit the Archives & Reference page.

To return to the TSLAC main website, please click here.

When using images and other records from the Texas Digital Archive for publication or display, please refer to the citation information found in the item’s metadata or in the descriptive guide for that collection. This statement follows the form: “Courtesy of Texas State Library and Archives Commission (and cite the collection name and record title or image number).”

For an introductory orientation to the Texas Digital Archive, please see the webinar below as posted on YouTube.

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