Mission

Established in 1923, The Texas Collection is a special library, archival research center, and the University Archive that collects, preserves, and provides access to materials documenting the history, heritage and culture of Texas for the Baylor community and the public.

We achieve our mission by:

  • Selecting materials from a broad spectrum of disciplines as they meet the collection management criteria policy
  • Serving extensive constituencies by providing research fellowships, public outreach, publications and symposia, and supporting historic preservation locally and in Baylor's birthplace in Independence, Texas

Core Values

The Texas Collection strives to provide:

  • Exceptional patron service
  • Outstanding collections of enduring value
  • Innovative and useful technology for patron use