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Most of the major archives mentioned in Texas Archives and Libraries have collections of biographical materials.

An ongoing project to index more than 200 biographical and historical publications in the Texas Collection at Baylor University has produced the Biographical Gazetteer of Texas. Austin, Texas: W.M. Morrison Books, 1985- Volumes 1-6, alphabetical; FHL Collection 976.4 D3bgt

The Family History Library acquires many published sources of biographical information. State, regional, and county histories often include helpful biographical sections. Representative biographical encyclopedias are:

  • Bailey, Ernest Emory. Texas Historical and Biographical Record With a Genealogical Study of Historical Family Records. Austin, Texas: Texas Historical and Biographical Record, N.d. FHL Collection 873974 item 2]
  • Bailey, Emory E., et al. Who's Who in Texas. Dallas, Texas: Who's Who Publishing, 1931. FHL Collection 976.4 D3be
  • Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas. 1889. Reprint, Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1978. FHL Collection 976.4 D3bs 1978; 1889 edition: FHL Collection 1000596 item 2
  • Davis, Ellis Arthur and Edwin H. Grobe. Encyclopedia of Texas. Dallas: Texas Development Bureau, 190? FHL Collection 976.4 D3de; 1929 edition: FHL Collection 962725-29 [larger print] or fiche FHL Collection 6046992
  • Brown, John Henry. Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas. 1880. Reprint. Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1978. FHL Collection 976.4 D3b 1978]; 1880 edition: FHL Collection 924460 item 1; 1000597 item 4; fiche 6051506

For an example, it is possible to read a free online version of a Davy Crockett biography:

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