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Web Resource Guides

To assist students with their research, we are providing resource guides for African American history and culture in Texas. These guides provide contact information and links to relevant libraries, universities, museums and other organizations that may be helpful resources for research information. These listings are organized into national, statewide and regional Texas resources. The Texas regions represented correspond to the 10 divisions of Texas made for the purposes of the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition ( These resource guides were compiled by graduate student Wayne Decker as his School of Information Capstone project at the University of Texas at Austin.

National Sources (.pdf)

Texas Sources (.pdf)

Regional Texas Sources

Region I: The University of Texas-Pan American Library, South Texas
McAllen, Harlingen, Edinburg, Laredo, Corpus Christi (.pdf)

Region 2: Houston

Region 3: Beaumont, Kilgore, Longview, Nacogdoches

Region 4: Mt. Pleasant, Texarkana, Paris, Richardson, Dallas

Region 5: Fort Worth, Waco, Temple

Region 6: Austin, San Marcos, New Braunfels, Huntsville, College Station

Region 7: Abilene, Wichita Falls

Region 8: Amarillo, El Paso

Region 9:  Midland, Alpine, Cochran County, El Paso

Region 10: San Antonio, San Angelo, and selected surrounding areas

National African-American History Web Resources
Writing on the topic of African American history requires students to use their skills in research and writing, and may also include conducting an oral history interview. In this section you will find annotated web listings pertaining to African American history. These web listings were compiled by graduate student Tracey Moulden for her School of Information Capstone project at the University of Texas at Austin.

African-American History Web Sites (.pdf)