Baylor Libraries

The Baylor University Libraries support excellence in teaching and learning, enhance research and discovery, and foster scholarship and success by providing academic life centers, scholarly resources, and technological innovation. Our special collections foster scholarship in the areas of Texas and Baylor history, the work of the Brownings and other nineteenth century Victorian writers, Texas legislative processes and history, and religious …

Cushing Memorial Library & Archives

Cushing Memorial Library & Archives is the special collections and rare books library for Texas A&M University. Cushing collects in a number of areas, including Texas history, US military history, Maps, the history of printing, Africana Studies, Women and Gender Studies, University Archives, and Literature. Two of our most famed collections include our Colonial Mexico Collection and our Science Fiction …

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

UT Provost Harry Huntt Ransom founded the Ransom Center in 1957, then called the Humanities Research Center, with a vision of the “Bibliotheque Nationale of the only state that started out as an independent nation.” Building on rare books collected by the university since 1897, the collection focuses on the study of literature and culture and contains over 36 million …

Southwestern University Special Collections

The library’s special collections are home to the university’s archives and rare books collections covering a wide array of subjects, including Texana, Methodism, 19th century American and British literature, and travel. The archives primarily document the activities of the university and Methodism in Texas. One notable collection is the John G. Tower Papers, an 800 linear foot collection documenting Tower’s life and career as a U. …

The Wittliff Collections

The Wittliff Collections’ mission is to collect, preserve and share the artistic process that springs from the Southwestern imagination. Thousands of students, researchers and visitors engage with our collections each year and discover how the unique character of our region shapes its people and its culture. Primary collecting areas include Southwestern Writers, Texas Music, and Southwestern & Mexican Photography.