Category Archives: Texas Resources

Devil’s Rope Barbed Wire Museum

Location: Devil’s Rope Barbed Wire Museum, 100 Kingsley St, McLean, TX 79057 Phone: (806) 779-2225 Web site: https://www.barbwiremuseum.com/ Institution Type: Museum Collections Description: Items from different businesses along Route 66 in the Texas Panhandle, road maps showing stops along Route 66, photographs, a wall of fame with stories from locals who lived on Route 66, and miniature models of two gas stations that were on Route 66 in Alanreed and Shamrock, Texas. Regions Covered: Route 66 in Texas Type of Materials: Personal

Texas State Library & Archives Commission

Location: Texas State Library & Archives Commission, 1201 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701 Phone: (512) 463-5455 Web site: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ Institution Type: Library, Archive Collections Description: Digital collections, Texas Highway Department historical records [word document finding aid]: Federal Aid System, County project files Map Collection Database: Texas highway maps, county maps www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/maps/index.php Historical Commission History Programs Division records: Historical marker files legacy.lib.utexas.edu/taro/tslac/20113/tsl-20113.html tsl.access.preservica.com/uncategorized/collection_2974c8a1-1e71-473b-895b-bba68d5490a8/ Department of Insurance State Fire Marshal key rate files legacy.lib.utexas.edu/taro/tslac/20070/tsl-20070.html Regions Covered: Route 66 in Texas Type of Materials: Government

Texas Department of Transportation

Location: Texas Department of Transportation, 125 E. 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701 Phone: (512) 463-8588 Web site: https://www.txdot.gov/ Institution Type: Government Archive Collections Description: Texas DOT holds all road plans for designated federal and state highways in Texas; plans for Route 66 show different routes and alignment changes across Texas. Includes photographs, articles from the Texas Highways magazine, and architectural history survey data on Route 66. Regions Covered: Route 66 in Texas Type of Materials: Government records, photographs, maps, promotional material

Historic 6th on Route 66 Association

Location: Historic 6th on Route 66 Association, 3511 SW 6th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106 Phone: (806) 373-1427 Web site: https://www.amarillo66.com/ Institution Type: Association archive Collections Description: Antique shop that serves as association office and has archived association records; handwritten notes for Mainstreet application process, local history (biography, business, government institutions, etc.), historic preservation, grant writing records Regions Covered: Route 66 in Texas Type of Materials: Government records, photographs, architecture design records, Mainstreet application records Time Periods: 19th and 20th centuries

Oldham County Library

Location: Oldham County Library, P.O. Box 640, Vega, TX 79092 Phone: (806) 267-2635 Web site: https://harringtonlc.org/vega/ Institution Type: Library Collections Description: History of Route 66 and transportation, cookbooks, photo journals, atlas, traveler’s guides Regions Covered: Route 66 in Texas Type of Materials: Published material (books, pamphlets, periodicals, newspapers, etc.), photographs, maps, architecture, tourism, Dust Bowl history Time Periods: 20th, and 21st centuries Access Facility Hours:  Monday-Wednesday-Friday 12:00 PM-6:00 PM Online Resources and Finding Aids: Online catalog

Texas Historical Commission

Location: Texas Historical Commission, P.O. Box 12276, Austin, TX 78711 Phone: (512) 436-6100 Web site: https://www.thc.texas.gov/ Institution Type: Government archive Collections Description: History of Route 66 and transportation in Texas, GIS mapping of resource points and historical alignments of Route 66 (as of October 2018) Regions Covered: Route 66 in New Mexico Type of Materials: Published material (books, pamphlets, periodicals, newspapers, etc.), photographs, maps, postcards, architecture Time Periods: 19th and 20th centuries Access Facility Hours:  Please contact for an appointment. Online

Texas General Land Office

Location: Texas General Land Office, 1700 N. Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-1495 Phone: (800) 998-4456/(512) 463-5001 Web site: http://www.glo.texas.gov/index.html Institution Type: Government Archives Collections Description: Pre-Route 66 original Land Grants and historic maps, and early state & republic maps Regions Covered: Land grants in Texas Type of Materials: Government records, maps Time Periods: Before 1800 to 20th centuries Access Facility Hours:  Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Online Resources and Finding Aids: Online catalog

Mary Couts Burnette Library – Texas Christian University

Location: Mary Couts Burnette Library TCU Box 298400 Phone: (817) 257-4566 Web site: https://library.tcu.edu/ Institution Type: Library, Archives Collections Description: Some material possibly related to federal highway legislation in Jim Wright Papers as part of the Texas Public Works committee. Regions Covered: Route 66 in Texas Type of Materials: Government Records Time Periods: 20th century Access Facility Hours:  Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM, Saturday-Sunday Closed Online Resources and Finding Aids: Online catalog

Cushing Memorial Library and Archives – Texas A&M University

Location: Cushing Memorial Library and Archives – Texas A&M University 5000 TAMU College Station, TX 77843 Phone: 979-845-1951 Web site: Cushing Memorial Library and Archives Institution Type: Library, Archive, College/University Collections Description: The Cushing Memorial Library houses the papers of Thomas H. MacDonald, who served as chief of the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads from 1919 until 1953, overseeing the planning and development of the country’s national roads system during the critical 34-year period that stretches from before the designation of

Amarillo Public Library – Downtown Branch

Location: Amarillo Public Library – Downtown Branch 413 E. Fourth Ave. Amarillo, TX 79101 Phone: 806-378-3054 (Downtown) 806-359-2094 (Southwest) 806-342-1589 (East) 806-381-7931 (North) 806-359-2035 (Northwest) Web site: Amarillo Public Library Institution Type: Library Collections Description: Local History, Route 66 Revival Regions Covered: Route 66 in Texas Type of Materials: Books, Newspaper Clippings, Pamphlets, Vertical Files Time Periods: 20th Century Access Facility Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 2-6pm Online Resources and Finding Aids: Library Catalog

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