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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.


Online Resources:

Broadsides Collection
Broadside Collection: More than 600 of the Briscoe Center's 5,000 public notices, including a copy of the 1836 Texas Declaration of Independence, colony advertisements, and legal announcements are available online in our Digital Media Repository.

Detail from San Jacinto ticket, 1859 (BC_0322).
Detail from San Jacinto ticket, 1859 (BC_0322).


On-site Resources:

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.