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The State Library and Archives of Texas: A History, 1835-1962
This look back at how the Texas state library has fulfilled its mission encourages policymakers and the public to value the library and archival service of government and give it the support it needs to be even more effective in the digital future.
Paperback, 264 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by University of Texas Press
(first published May 1st 2010)
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It's an old story in libraries and archives: there's never enough space, funding or staff. Consider that longstanding problem in the context of a hybrid institution (obliged to serve as an archives, a general loan library, a legislative reference library, a records management department, and an extension services unit) attempting to operate in Texas. For decades, because it wouldn't morally or financially support the Texas Library and Historical Commission, the chintzy legislature refused almost ...more