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Sam Houston Center collections

Sam Houston Regional Libary and Research Center

The Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center is a component of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s (TSLAC) Archives and Information Services Division (ARIS) and serves as the official regional historical resource depository for the 10 southeast Texas counties of Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto, and Tyler. The Center’s collections include over 12,000 cubic feet of historical materials related to Southeast Texas, including local government records, manuscripts, fine art prints and photographs, blueprints and maps, newspapers, rare books and journals, three-dimensional artifacts, and a variety of audio-visual materials and microfilm. For more information on the Sam Houston Center and its holdings, including materials not available online, visit the Center’s webpage or contact reference staff at

Only collections that have been wholly or partially digitized are in the Texas Digital Archive. For a list of some of the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center’s other collections visit:

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