Texas Archeological Research Laboratory

The Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory (TARL) of the University of Texas at Austin is the largest archaeological repository in the state. It began in 1963 when numerous archaeological collections across the UT campus were consolidated. The collections include artifacts as well as the supporting archives from thousands of archaeological sites, most notably an extensive photographic collection that includes the largest …

Texas Historical Commission Library

Located in the historic Gethsemane Lutheran Church building just north of the Capitol, the THC Library houses a unique collection of research materials to support historic preservation research of the THC staff and the public. The collection contains approximately 5,000 publications, most of which focus on some aspect of Texas’ rich heritage, and are divided into four main areas: museum studies, archaeology, state and local history, …