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“The Paper Republic” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Texas Collection

The Texas Collection
Ranked #31 of 62 things to do in Waco
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Owner description: Established in 1923, The Texas Collection is a special library, archival research center, and the University Archive that collects, preserves, and provides access to materials documenting the history, heritage and culture of Texas for the Baylor community and the public.
Waco, Texas
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The Paper Republic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

We really enjoyed the exhibit containing the money of the Texas Republic. I enjoy reading about Texas and found the information to be enlightening. I learned a lot about what the republic went through before it became a state.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Waco, Texas
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Records”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

If you are doing genealogical or historical research on any topic relating to Texas history, the Texas Collection is a "must" stop. The staff are very helpful and the extent of the collection is substantial. If the research relates to Texas Baptist history, this is THE place to do research. The Collection has archival restrictions--you must lock up everything but paper and writing implements or a computer--but the lockers are easy to access from the main research area.

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Rosalie51
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Waco
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“More Than a Library”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

The Texas Collection houses so many things that it would be impossible to name them. They have everything from the sublime to the ridiculous but all if historical in someway. Many treasures are in this collection.

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2 Thank Wacotravellers
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Baylor museums are worth the effort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2012

Family friendly, very interesting. I believe only open during the week so check first. Parking is not easy-park near Sid Richardson-in visitors lot.

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Richard J
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Waco, Texas
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167 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Texas Collection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

Every Texan should visit this library. Actually, you need to plan several visits to take it all in. It is well maintained and a great collection

Visited January 2012
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