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Dr. Ralph R. Chase West Texas Collection

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Books

WTC total approximately 15,000 volumes in Reading Room and 1,150 linear feet of closed stacks. These books include genealogy, Texas History, folklore, fiction, and farm and ranch. All books are listed in the Library’s online catalog.

The Historical Encyclopedia of Texas

Manuscript and Document Collections

Total 300 and covers more than 3,000 linear feet including personal, family papers, records of organizations, the university archives, and courthouse records.

1884 Letter from the Office of Sam'l Wallick

Photographs and Negatives

WTC houses over 10,000 in various collections and 18 linear feet of photographs from the San Angelo Standard-Times. These pictures detail the evolution of San Angelo and the surrounding areas from the beginning of settlement. Photographs of interest around the state are also included. 

Fish Parade

Microfilm and Microfiche

Includes over 3,000 reels and includes census records (complete for Texas), tax rolls, death indexes and many area newspapers.

The WTC holds 23 linear feet of vertical files. Topics include San Angelo, genealogy, information on Texas and outlaws.