Following the retirement of Senior Archivist Melleta Bell, the Archives of the Big Bend is temporarily closed. Please direct inquiries to SRSU Librarians will assist with archival research requests to the extent that they are able in this interim.

The Archives of the Big Bend, housed on the second floor of the Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library in Alpine, is an important and dynamic historical resource for the Sul Ross State University and Big Bend region communities.

The collection scope includes the Trans-Pecos of Texas and the corresponding border area of northern Mexico. Holdings include manuscripts; records of businesses, organizations, and individuals; photographs; maps; oral histories; newspapers; books; and the University Archives.

Digital Collections provide digital access to selected resources from the Archives of the Big Bend’s holdings.
Finding Aids
Finding Aids are documents that describe archival collections. Use CTRL+f to search within finding aids.

last updated: September 1, 2021