About Texas & Borderlands

Cushing Library’s Texas and Borderlands Collection contains books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, recordings and artifacts from early exploration of the area that is now Texas and its neighboring territories to the present day. From the Greg Dimmick collection that contains artifacts left behind by the retreating Mexican army after the Battle of San Jacinto to the Clyde McQueen collection on historic African American churches in the state to the William Owens collection of folk songs, the diverse collection reflects the collecting interests of many donors and curators. The collection is particularly strong in community and county histories and serves as a state repository for the early county records of Brazos and the surrounding counties. 

Cushing Library is a founding member of the Primeros Libros de Las Americas project, a collaborative effort spanning three continents to digitize 16th Century New World imprints. Cushing Library actively contributes to the project’s scholarship and to creating tools such as Cobre, a comparative book reader, partially funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For inquiries, please contact the project director, Anton duPlessis duplessis@tamu.edu.

Curators: Anton duPlessis duplessis@tamu.edu