Brazoria County History Research Links

Government Resources

Brazoria County Historical Museum and Online Collection, managed by Brazoria County.

Houston Area Digital Archives, provides access to digital archival material from the following resources: the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, all part of the Houston Public Library System, as well as the Bellaire City Library Digital Archives, and the Astrodome Memories Grant Project. Search “Brazoria County.”

Levi Jordan Plantation State Historic Site, managed by the Texas Historical Commission.

Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site, managed by the Texas Historical Commission.

Private/Non-government Resources

Lake Jackson Historical Museum Abner Jackson Plantation Site and Online Collections Database, managed by the Lake Jackson Historical Museum.

Levi Jordan Plantation Web Archaeology Site, managed by Ken Brown and Carol McDavid.

Public Educational Resources

The Telegraph and Texas Register 1830-1879, archival newspaper managed by the Portal to Texas History‘s Texas Digital Newspaper Program.

Sugar in the Dirt: Excavations at Lake Jackson Plantation, managed by Texas Beyond History staff at the University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts.

Texas State History Research Links

Government Resources

Texas Historical Commission, the state agency for historical preservation.

Texas  State Library and Archives Commission, the official library and archives of the state of Texas.

Private/Non-government Resources

The Handbook of Texas Online, a comprehensive encyclopedia of Texas geography, history, and historical persons published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Public Educational Resources

Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin history research center.

The Portal to Texas History, rare, historical, and primary source materials provided by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History and  maintained by the University of North Texas Libraries.

U.S. History Research Links

Government Resources

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936 to 1938, managed by the Library of Congress.

Library of Congress Digital Collections, a digital library of reproductions of primary source materials to support the study of the history and culture of the United States.

Private/Non-government Resources

The Ultimate History Project, promotes quality, cutting-edge historical scholarship with online articles written by curators, professors, independent historians, genealogists, and collectors.

Copyright Resources & Licensing Research Links

Government Resources

U.S. Copyright Office, the official U.S. government body that maintains records of copyright registration in the United States, including a Copyright Catalog.

Copyright and Primary Sources FAQs, managed by the U.S. Copyright Office.

Private/Non-government Resources

Creative Commons Copyright Licenses and Tools, offers free licenses to allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of information recipients or other creators.