January 26, 2022

History: New Digital Research, Reference Resources From California and Texas

Both of the resources listed below are free to access and use.


California Secretary of State and Google Announce Partnership to Digitize State Archives Exhibits

Secretary of State Alex Padilla [recently] announced a new partnership between the California State Archives, a division of the Secretary of State’s office, and the Google Cultural Institute.

This partnership will make State Archives exhibits available to a global audience online. The first three exhibits highlight the history of California state parks, the California Secretary of State’s office, and showcases campaign materials created by the nation’s first political consulting firm, Campaigns Inc.

Click here to view the California State Archives’ exhibits available via the Google Cultural Institute.


Discover Women Who Made Texas History in Our Newest eBook Series

The Texas State Historical Association presents the first in a new series of free eBooks Women Across Texas History that highlights important contributions women have made to the history of the Lone Star State.

This first FREE eBook of the Women Across Texas History series, Volume 1: Nineteenth Century and Before, features biographies of women who represented women’s public and private roles including:

  • First Nation Indian woman, guide, and interpreter, Angelina.
  • Free woman, former slave, and Texian landowner, Tamar Morgan.
  • Texian matriarch, landowner, and Stephen F. Austin’s sister, Emily Austin Bryan Perry.
  • Tejana ranch owner and businesswoman, Salomé Ballí Young.
  • Physician, inventor, and early woman’s voting rights activist, Ellen Lawson Dabbs.
  • Thirty-seven entries from the Handbook of Texas and three articles from the Southwestern Historical Quarterly that feature a number of diverse ways women have contributed to Texas history.
  • More than 100 pages by historians that note the influence of women prior to and throughout nineteenth century Texas.
  • Plus much more…
About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.