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Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division


The Dallas History & Archives Division is temporarily closed in preparation for archival collections being moved back to their home on the seventh floor. No staff or materials are available to assist researchers during this time. The seventh floor will reopen in the summer of 2016 with a new look that will include an updated reading room, built-in display cases, a fine books gallery, improved meeting spaces, and more. If you would like to be the first to receive updates about the reopening of the Dallas History & Archives Division, subscribe to the Genealogy & Dallas History email list.

Who we are

The collection of materials at the Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division is one of the largest of its kind in the nation. Our holdings span many aspects of the diverse history of not only Dallas and the surrounding area, but the entire state of Texas.

The Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division collects, preserves, and makes available to patrons information in text, graphic, audio, and video formats.

Please note that because of the many unique and fragile resources in the Texas/Dallas collection, no items circulate outside the Library.

The Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division is part of the Special Collections department, which also houses the Fine Books Division.

Featured items

New manuscript collection finding guides

Renaming Dallas Streets

In response to discussions among Dallasites and the Dallas City Council about renaming local roadways, the staff of the Texas/Dallas History Division have compiled a little information about some of the streets under discussion, as well as the events and persons for which they were named.

Texas/Dallas Notifications Email

The Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division periodically sends out emails providing notices of events, new acquisitions, and other items of interest. If you would like to subscribe to our email list, go to the Dallas Public Library Email Subscriptions Page and select updates on Genealogy & Dallas History or send a message to texas@dallaslibrary.org

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