Music Libraries and Archives in Texas


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Hardin-Simmons University | Smith Music Library

  • P.O. Box 16230, Abilene, TX 79698-6230
  • (325) 670-1565
  • Murl Sickbert, Music Librarian • Email
  • Website
  • Genres: Classical • Gospel
  • Subcategories: Music archives • Music instruction materials
  • Smith Music Library, a separate library located in Caldwell Hall on Cedar Street, contains study scores, collected works of various composers, recordings, reference materials, and virtually all of HSU's books relating to the various areas of music. Listening equipment is provided, and the library houses the recorded concerts and recitals of the School of Music.

    Tejano ROOTS Hall of Fame Museum

    • P.O. Box 3912, Alice, TX 78333-3912
    • (361) 765-3523
    • Ruben Lopez, President • Ruben Cadena Jr., Secretary • Homero Hinojosa III, Treasurer • Ted Lopez, Vice President • Email
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    • Subcategories: Music archives • Organizations/Associations
    • Established: 1999
      Tejano Roots (Remembering Our Own Tejano Stars), a nonprofit association out of Alice, established its charter in June 1999, and is working to create a Tejano Music Hall of Fame Museum. The museum will collect, preserve and display historical documents and artifacts, in addition to audio and video recordings by Tejano-music artists. Membership dues start at $25 but sponsorship packages are available, each with its own set of privileges. Funds raised through the membership drive go toward the development of the museum, which will be housed in Alice, Texas. For information on membership applications, visit the business offices located at 60 S. Wright in Alice.

      Austin History Center

      • 810 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701
      • (512) 974-7385
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      • Subcategory: Music archives
      • Established: 1955
        The Austin History Center, located at 810 Guadalupe, provides the public with information about the history, current events, and activities of Austin and Travis County. Even before Austin declared itself the "Live Music Capital of the World," the Austin History Center began collecting and preserving examples of music from the local scene. Included in the sound recording collection are the recordings of artists such as Kenneth Threadgill, Joe Ely, the Grey Ghost, the Thunderbirds, Uranium Savages, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. The Austin Music Network began documenting live performances in clubs and venues around Austin in 1994. The Archives of the Austin Music Network are now part of the AHC collections.