Genealogy: Special Collections

Special Collections, located on the second floor of Cornette Library, houses various materials of interest to genealogists. The Sheffy Collection and the Texas Collection cover Texas and the West. Books in these collections are included in the Library's online catalog. Materials covering the University and the surrounding area are kept in the Archives. Various government documents, periodicals, and books are also available on microfilm, microfiche, and other microform formats.

Microfilm/microfiche readers are available. Copies can be made using a WTAMU Buffalo Gold card or a copy card which can be purchased at the Circulation Desk on the first floor. Inquire at the Periodicals/Special Collections Desk for assistance with Special Collections. The Special Collections area is being remodeled during the Fall 2001 semester. Please call the Desk (651-2209) for hours, availability, and special conditions that apply to using the collection.

African Americans


American History

American West

Confederate States of America

Great Britain

Library of American Civilization Collection

The Library of American Civilization (LAC) collection consists of 19th- and 20th century magazines, journals, books, government documents, and other materials. A four volume index (The Microbook Library of American Civilization) covers all items in the collection with the exception of the magazines and journals. The index is located on the Special Collections Reference shelves at Z1236 L5 1971 REF/PER.

Below is a list of selected magazines and journals in the Library of American Civilization collection. For a complete list of LAC magazines and journals, do a keyword search in Cornette Library's online catalog using "library of american civilization" as a phrase. Also consult the Library's online catalog to determine what dates are available and if these periodicals are located elsewhere in the Library's Periodicals collection.


History of Nursing

National Archives Collections

Presidential Papers

Indexes are available for each of these presidential papers in Special Collections Reference.

United States Government