Collection Development Policy–SHSUSpecial Collections
Collecting goals listed in the order of priority:
Manuscript collections and supporting academic material documenting the history of Walker County, Huntsville, and the surrounding area.
Local history in the form of county and town histories of East/Central Texas.
Pursue local history materials and manuscript collections documenting the following counties: Freestone, Anderson, Leon, Houston, Madison, Trinity, Grimes, Walker, San Jacinto, Polk, Tyler, and Montgomery.
3. Manuscript collections and supporting academic material documenting the history of criminal justice in Texas.
4. Small press/ magazine collections created in Texas or related to the Wild Dog Magazine (1963-1966).
5. While we have a substantial collections of rare books, civil war history, and various author collections (H.G. Wells, Gertrude Stein, Mark Twain, etc.), these collections will not be actively built.
NOTES: It is our goal to collect rare or unique documentation of the region of East Texas for which we are the repository of record. We will pursue a renewed collecting focus on manuscript collections (collections of personal, family, or professional papers) that provide historically valuable and potentially unique sources for research.