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About the Research Center

The Research Center at PPHM is a library and archives filled with sources on the life and culture of the Panhandle-Plains region. Books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, manuscript collections, trade literature, oral histories, and photographs document the environment and culture of the region, from its prehistory to the present. In addition to supporting the mission of the museum, the Research Center encourages the public to take advantage of the information found in these unique sources.The PPHM Research Center is located on the Museum’s third floor.


Search the catalog

A portion of the Research Center collection is now searchable online. For a full search of the collection, please visit the Research Center to use our in-house catalog.


The Research Center is now open by appointment to West Texas A&M students, faculty, and staff. No more than two researchers will scheduled at any one time. To make an appointment, contact the Research Center at or call 806-651-2261.

Everyone will be required to adhere to WTAMU COVID-19 guidelines, including the use of appropriate face masks or coverings. For safety reasons, access to certain material may be temporarily restricted.

Staff will strive to accommodate other researchers remotely via mail, email, or telephone. Contact us for more information.

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.
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