TSHA has proudly served Texas children, educators, historians, and the general public for more than 120 years by fostering the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Texas. Every educational program, publication, and event we offer works to further this mission, and we want you to be a part of these efforts. Learn more about what TSHA does and how you can help.Learn More
The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, continuously published since 1897, is the premier source of scholarly information about the history of Texas and the Southwest. The first 100 volumes of the Quarterly are now available Online with searchable Tables of Contents.
Printed copies of the Quarterly are a benefit of membership in the Texas State Historical Association and are widely available in public and private libraries.
The Handbook of Texas was the brainchild of past TSHA President Walter Prescott Webb, who boldly declared it would be “a reference to practically any topic on Texas history.” The initial Handbook was published as a two-volume set in 1952, with a supplemental volume published in 1976.
Today, the Handbook is entirely online and includes nearly 27,000 encyclopedic entries on the influential people, eras, and events of Texas history. Its staff of editors continuously works to add and update entries to ensure its accuracy and comprehensiveness.
The Handbook Staff also curates and publishes eBooks, which include content from the Handbook and our other acclaimed publications. Browse our online catalog to see which eBooks are currently available.Search the Handbook Get the latest eBook
The Texas Almanac is a biennially published reference work providing information on the history of the state and its people, government and politics, economics, natural resources, holidays, culture, education, recreation, the arts, and other topics. Detailed information on each of the state's 254 counties is provided, along with featured articles unique to each edition. Topics in the 2018-2019 edition cover the state of Texas water and the popularity of outdoor recreation in the Lone Star State.Get your Texas Almanac