The Albert and Ethel
Like the smell of old books? The sound of rustling vellum and parchment? Have we got a place for you. Use your mouse to explore the Library, above. Better yet, make an appointment to come visit (select Fridays and Saturdays only, check our Calendar for available dates). Please note: the library is not currently taking appointments due to health and safety concerns, but the librarian may be able to help you remotely.
Visit us for materials on everything Texas. With an abundance of rare books, manuscripts and other historical material, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Our materials are available by appointment only, so be sure to call or fill out this form to request a date and time.
Pour over nearly 1300 biographies of soldiers from both sides of the conflict, including the combatants at San Jacinto and the baggage train detachment at Harrisburg. Their stories help us better understand what it took to win Texas Independence.
If you have a rare book about the Battle of San Jacinto, Revolutionary Texas — or Texana in general — that needs a new home, let's talk.