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This is a primary online source held by the Texas State library and archives commission. It Features historical records that highlight the history of Texas during the Civil War and under the Rebel Flag. From 2011-2015, the United States commemorates the Sequiscentennial of the American Civil War. Texas was among those states voting to secede from the Union and join the Confederacy in 1861. From the embattled cotton...
This is a primary source found at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. In this exhibit, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission presents its collection of historic flags -- forty in all -- for the first time. Information on each flag includes a high-resolution image and the documentation held by this institution. Many of these flags are too large and too endangered to be exhibited or handled....
Searchable database to original, photoreproduced, and compiled maps of Texas covering the period from the 17th-20th centuries.
Fear, Force, and Leather:The Texas Prison System's First Hundred Years, 1848 - 1948From humble beginnings with little money or public support, the Texas prison system eventually transformed into a self-supporting network of sugar and cotton farms.  But hellish conditions and brutal punishments led to one of the greatest scandals in Texas history, and began a cycle of reform that brought Texas to a new era...
Portraits of Texas governors, including biography, timeline, and significant documents
Copies of historic paintings by Henry Arthur McArdle (including Dawn at the Alamo, The Battle of San Jacinto, The Settlement of Austins Colony, and many others).
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