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  • Baylor University Institute for Oral History

    The Institute for Oral History has recorded and preserved oral histories since 1970, earning along the way a strong reputation for multidisciplinary outreach to both academic scholars and community historians by providing professional leadership, educational tools, and research opportunities.

  • The Center for Archaeological Studies at Texas State University-San Marcos was founded to:

    • Promote archaeological and anthropological research in the New and Old Worlds;
    • Conduct archaeological investigations for federal, state, and local governments as well as private entities as required by law;
    • Assist in the cultural resource management of sites associated with Texas Rivers Center at Spring Lake and other sites on Texas State's campus;
    • Provide student training in the field of archaeology through direct research experience;
    • Support public education through a better understanding of anthropology, including archaeology, in addition to history and the preservation of cultural resources.
  • The Center for the Study of the Southwest at Texas State University-San Marcos engages faculty and students in the richness and diversity of Texas, the Southwestern United States, and Northern Mexico and gives focus to intercultural studies through examining the region's people, institutions, history, art, and physical and cultural ecology.

  • CTMH

    The Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University-San Marcos is a unique program focusing on the preservation and study of Texas and Southwestern music history. With an emphasis on how Texas music reflects the rich history and tremendous cultural diversity of the Southwest, the Center for Texas Music History offers graduate and undergraduate courses, along with a variety of research and publishing projects all aimed at helping Americans better understand our unique and diverse cultural heritage through music.

  • The Historic Millet Opera House Foundation's goal is to restore, maintain and preserve the 1878 Historical Millett Opera House with the contribution of private and public funds, along with volunteers donating their time and expertise to ensure the history of the Millett Opera House is preserved for future generations through public tours and educational programs.

  • Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park tells the story of our 36th President beginning with his ancestors until his final resting place on his beloved LBJ Ranch. This entire "circle of life" gives the visitor a unique perspective into one of America's most noteworthy citizens by providing the most complete picture of any American president.

  • The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

    Texas State University-San Marcos established The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, formerly the River Systems Institute, as a leadership initiative to coordinate and further university-wide efforts in the field of aquatic resource management. The Meadows Center's mission is to develop and promote programs and techniques for ensuring sustainable water resources for human needs, ecosystem health and economic development. The Meadows Center aims to promote a holistic approach to the management of natural systems where key principles of sustainability and equitable use guide sound water policy.

  • The University Archives is beginning the process of organizing, preserving, and making available the historical records of the institution. We are interested in reclaiming lost pieces of our history and are seeking specific materials that will help fill the gaps in our historical record.

  • wittliff_collections

    the Wittliff Collections are devoted to collecting and preserving the creative legacy of the Southwest and to fostering “the spirit of place” in the wider world through the acquisition of significant archives and works of the Southwest’s literature, film and music, as well as the photography of the Southwest and Mexico. The Wittliff Collections welcome visitors, tours, and classes, host lectures, readings, and symposia, assist researchers, and present major exhibitions year-round from their archival repositories in over 6,600 square feet of viewing space.


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American Alliance of Museums

American Association for State and Local History

Baylor Texas Oral History Association

East Texas Historical Association

National Council on Public History

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Oral History Association


Society of American Archivists

South Texas Historical Association

 Southwest Society of Archivists

Texas Association of Museums

Texas Historical Commission

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

West Texas Historical Association