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The Hill Country Collection

 

The Hill Country Collection houses a select collection of books, photographs, documents, papers, and other archival material about the history of the Texas Hill Country. Guadalupe

The Texas Hill Country is defined to include the following 14 counties:

Bandera, Blanco, Burnet, Comal, Edwards, Gillespie,  Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, Mason, Medina, Real and Uvalde.

Currently, the collection focuses primarily on materials about the settlement of Kerr County and contains approximately 320 linear feet of printed material and 10,000 photographs, in addition to a small collection of audio-visual materials and letters. Eventually, papers, letters, records, photographs, and diaries of businesses and people who lived in the Hill Country will be added.

Turtle Creek Sewing Cirlce Records

Organized in 1926 the Turtle Creek Sewing Circle was created as fellowship of Turtle Creek women who gathered together regularly to sew and socialize.  The collection spans 1926-1969.  Its contents include minutes from regular meetings and records of membership and dues.   Open finding aid for Turtle Creek

Finding Aids

Monographs in the collection can be found by searching the library's catalog. Limit searches to the location: HILL COUNTRY COLLECTION.

For manuscripts and photographs, please ask to see our in-house finding aids.