The Briscoe Center's extensive collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century broadsides includes the outstanding state paper in Texas, the Texas Declaration of Independence, which was printed in San Felipe de Austin in 1836. An additional 5,000 rare public notices document Texas history and culture, many of which were printed on Texas pioneer presses.
The broadside collection is accessed first and foremost on site through a chronologically arranged card catalog. We always welcome you to visit our reading room to conduct research. If you have a quick question about something that might be found in the card catalog, you can ask reference staff for remote assistance.