Collection Policies & Forms

Local History Collection Purpose

The purpose of the Local History Collection is to collect, preserve, and make accessible to all interested patrons, information relating to the history of Texas City. However, due to the condition and historical interests of some of the materials, direct access to the original works will be restricted.


Holdings in the Local History Collection comprise both original materials and reproductions in a variety of formats including:

  • Books
  • City Directories
  • Ephemera
  • Films
  • Letters
  • Manuscripts
  • Maps, Scrapbooks
  • Microfilm
  • Negatives
  • Newsletters
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Newspapers
  • Oral History Interviews
  • Paintings
  • Photographs
  • Postcards
  • Reference Genealogy Books
  • Reports
  • Sound Recordings
  • Vertical Files
  • Videotapes
  • Yearbooks

Featured Holdings

Featured holdings in the archive are the H.B. Moore and Helen Moore collections, the Mainland Company collection, the 1947 Disaster collection, and our Oral History collections.