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Special Collections are unique collections of materials brought together based upon special characteristics of the items. An item may have been received specifically for a special collection or may have been transferred from another collection due to its special characteristics. For example, the Maps collection (not in the TDA) contains both maps originating from other collections and Maps acquired specifically for the maps collection.

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Artifacts collection, Cretaceous Period, 14000 BCE-1987 CE, bulk 1860-1970

Texas State Archives and Library Building model (ATF0515)

Title: Artifacts collection
Dates: Cretaceous Period, 14000 BCE-1987 CE
Dates (Bulk): bulk 1860-1970
Abstract: The Artifacts collection at the Texas State Archives is an artificial collection consisting of approximately 590 three-dimensional objects related to Texas history. Primarily dating from 1860 to 1970, the collection comprises objects dating from possibly 1500 to 1987 as well as fossilized items that are likely from the Cretaceous Period and arrowheads that may date as early as 14000 BCE to 1600 CE. This wide assortment of artifacts helps document in material form the lives of those who have resided in Texas over the centuries, from the prehistoric and Pre-Columbian eras to the time that Texas has existed as a colony, republic, and state. Digital images of these artifacts are part of the Texas Digital Archive.

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