The focus of the history collection is historically significant objects that tell the story of the evolving cultural and social history of late 19th and early 20th century Abilene and West Texas. The history collection is composed of over 12,000 objects including textiles, scrapbooks, yearbooks, vintage photographs, furniture, ephemera, personal correspondence, maps, Hotel Grace archives and an extensive Texas and Pacific Railway archive.

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The WTDA is a collaborative project of the Abilene Library Consortium in partnership with 14 libraries, museums, and other institutions around the region to make available 105,794 unique historical documents, images, and other items to users around the world.

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CLICK TO SEARCH THE GRACE COLLECTION

SEARCHABLE COLLECTIONS:

  • Scrapbooks of the Abilene Fine Arts League 1939-1970
  • Camp Barkeley News 1942-1945
  • Scrapbooks of the Abilene League of Women Voters 1952-1986
  • The Crutch newsletters, the Reconditioning and Training Service of the Regional Hospital at Camp Barkeley 1944-1945