approximately 5,000 books in the Archives include the closed
stacks of the Library and an extensive collection of Texana
and regional literature.
manuscript collections of note are the papers of Texas Ranger
Roy W. Aldrich; Texas legislators Benjamin F. Berkeley, E. E.
Townsend and Gene Hendryx; and border historians Harry Warren
and Jodie P. Harris.
photography collections include the work of photojournalists
W. D. Smithers and Charles Hunter, nature photographer Peter
Koch and studio photographers Mr. and Mrs. Carl Thain and Frank
Archives has an ongoing program to collect oral histories from
long-time residents of the area. Listening cassettes are available
to researchers in the reading room.