Founded in 1897, the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) is a private, nonprofit educational organization. Its mission is to further the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Texas through research, writing, and publication of related historical material.
The TSHA currently has more than one hundred books in print, including biographies, general histories, cartographic studies and travel literature. Additionally, the TSHA publishes the Southwestern Historical Quarterly - the oldest continuously published scholarly journal in Texas, and the New Handbook of Texas— a six-volume multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, culture, and geography. This encyclopedia with and additional articles are available online through the Online Handbook of Texas web site.
The Handbook of Texas will be the primary source for content featured in TEXAS STORIES programming and companion web pages. TEXAS STORIES will be working closely with the staff of the TSHA and the editors of the Handbook of Texas to review program content, develop classroom activities, and raise awareness for the TSHA’s online resources: Handbook of Texas Online, Texas Day by Day and My Texas. Information about these collaborations will be outlined in the future in more detail on this web site.