Special Collections

The Special Collections Department is a research library containing collections of books, photographs, maps, serial publications, oral histories, and artifacts regarding Texas A&M University-Commerce and Northeast Texas. The Special Collections Department is located on the fourth floor of James G. Gee Library.

The materials housed in the department contain both primary research and published items. The materials are organized into two major collection units: Special Collections and University Archives.

Special Collections is comprised mostly of primary research materials on Northeast Texas history; among the collections are the personal papers of State Senators A.M. Aikin and Peyton McKnight, U.S. Representative Ray Roberts, Ambassador Fletcher Warren, aviatrix Jeana Yeager, jazz stars Louise Tobin and Peanuts Hucko, country music star Ruby Allmond, and many other prominent men and women. University Archives consists of all permanent records, photographs, and historical artifacts documenting the history of Texas A&M University-Commerce.


Monday-Friday 8 AM to 12 PM & 1 PM to 5 PM
Weekends by appointment only
Closed on holidays


Special Collections Department
Texas A&M University – Commerce Libraries
P.O.Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

East Texas War and Memory Project

The East Texas War and Memory Project is an oral and public history project designed to collect and preserve the stories of military veterans and immediate family members in order to create a public and collective memory for current generations without any connections to twentieth century conflicts.