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The Texas Collection

1429 S. 5th St., Waco, TX 76798
+1 254-710-1268
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For research, it's excellent

I've been to more archives than I can count, and this one is among the finest. Staff treat you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brendan P
Waco, Texas
An Epicenter of Texas History

The Texas Collection has been rated as among of the world's top specialty libraries. No, this may... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2015
Waco, Texas
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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.
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“For research, it's excellent”
29 Dec 2015
“An Epicenter of Texas History”
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1429 S. 5th St., Waco, TX 76798
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to more archives than I can count, and this one is among the finest. Staff treat you well, seating is comfortable, machines are top-notch, and their collection is considerable. Not a tourist attraction, and they will ask you to check in your bags...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

The Texas Collection has been rated as among of the world's top specialty libraries. No, this may not be the place for your next family vacation, but if you want to delve into the history of this once nation, now state of Texas, you will...More

4  Thank dghenry
Reviewed 23 September 2015

What an incredible place. Beautifully keep library with fantastic history. Quietly awe inspiring. If you're on campus for a visit, it's worth stop even for a few minutes. There's history too. The library caught fire in the early years and students risked their lives to...More

1  Thank SicEm2019
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We really enjoyed the exhibit containing the money of the Texas Republic. I enjoy reading about Texas and found the information to be enlightening. I learned a lot about what the republic went through before it became a state.

4  Thank Charles B
Reviewed 29 July 2013

If you are doing genealogical or historical research on any topic relating to Texas history, the Texas Collection is a "must" stop. The staff are very helpful and the extent of the collection is substantial. If the research relates to Texas Baptist history, this is...More

2  Thank Rosalie51
Reviewed 30 May 2013

The Texas Collection houses so many things that it would be impossible to name them. They have everything from the sublime to the ridiculous but all if historical in someway. Many treasures are in this collection.

2  Thank Wacotravellers
Reviewed 26 October 2012

Family friendly, very interesting. I believe only open during the week so check first. Parking is not easy-park near Sid Richardson-in visitors lot.

1  Thank Richard J
Reviewed 15 October 2012

Every Texan should visit this library. Actually, you need to plan several visits to take it all in. It is well maintained and a great collection

2  Thank glo62
Reviewed 27 May 2012

The Texas Collection was once saved from fire by students at Baylor University. It features artwork and a ton of Texas history!

2  Thank Lydia S
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