The West Texas Collection (WTC) is the special collections department of the Porter Henderson Library. The WTC houses a variety of primary sources related to the history of the region including letters, photographs, maps and legal documents as well as being home to the University Archives.

The WTC is committed to using inclusive and non-discriminatory language in our archival descriptions. We acknowledge that potentially harmful language may be present in some descriptions, especially those created decades ago, and will work to remediate these issues as we become aware of them. We further acknowledge the potential for harmful or offensive language and images to appear within the sources themselves. These primary source materials are made available in their original form because to do otherwise would present a skewed and untrue picture of the past and suggest discrimination did and does not exist.

Sub-communities within this community

  • University Archive

    Materials include official university records, memorabilia, publications, photographs, as well as papers, research, and publications of current and former faculty and administrators.

Collections in this community

  • Finding Aids

    Finding aids for the West Texas Collection
  • Jack Clark Family Collection

    Letters written by Jack Mathis to members of the Clark family of Sterling City, Texas, during WWII. Jack writes about his experiences in military training, his personal relationships, and his hopes for the future.
  • John Harrod WWII Letters

    Letter's sent by John Harrod to his mother in Eden, Texas during is time abroad in WWII.
  • Monte Noelke Collection

    Consists of photographs, correspondence and "Short Grass Country" columns
  • Tweedy Family Letters

    Consists of correspondence between the family and friends of Joseph Tweedy.

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