A leading cultural institution in Texas, devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials on the Black experience in Houston, the neighboring regions, and the African Diaspora.
Established in 1968 in the former home of Houston businessman and statesman William Lockhart Clayton, the Clayton Library now houses one of the nation’s top genealogical research collections.
Archives and houses materials for the study of Houston’s history. Books, maps, building plans, journals, photographs, vertical files, and oral histories all help to shed light on Houston’s past.
A new History Research Center will be a dedicated repository for invaluable documents, photos, media, and artifacts that represent Hispanic history in the region, but also provide a new space for exhibits, programs, and outreach.
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The goal of HPL's CIP is to ensure that our customers (current and new) have equitable access to resources and services within any region of the city. Get highlights from the City's CIP Plan.
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