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Texas History: Getting started ...

This guide provides options to start the research process of finding materials on Texas history

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"The recorded history of Texas begins with the arrival of the first Spanish conquistadors in the region now known as Texas in 1519, who found the region populated by numerous Native American tribes. All or parts of Texas were claimed by France, Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the United States of America - as well as the Confederate States of America in 1861-1865." -

Reference sources

Texas Constitution
For public use through the Texas State Publications Depository Program. Includes amendments through November 7, 2017.

Texas Statutes
The statutes available on this website are current through the 1st Called Session of the 85th Legislature, August 2017. The Texas Constitution is current through the amendments approved by voters in November 2017.
(In 2018 the section headings to the constitution, which are not officially part of the text of the constitution, have been revised to reflect amendments and to modernize the language.)

Handbook of Texas
A digital state encyclopedia of Texas developed by Texas State Historical Association.

Library of Congress - Texas Collections
Digital collection maintained by Library of Congress

Texas History
Interesting facts about Texas from

Texas History Timeline
Master Timeline of Texas history

Videos of Texas history
Videos of Texas history by

The Portal of Texas History
A gateway to rare, historical and primary source materials from or about Texas, provided by University of North Texas.