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CLASS INSTRUCTION: Let us show your students how to conduct historical research, use primary sources, and handle rare materials.

PERMISSIONS: Image releases can be obtained on a case-by-case basis.

HIGH-RES FILES AND REPRODUCTIONS:Requests and pricing are handled on a case-by-case basis depending on the scale of the project. Contact the Special Collections Manager with questions.

CITATION GUIDELINES: Citing archival material varies based on the citation style researchers are using. However, all Special Collections material citations should include the name of the collection, box and folder number, and any other useful unique forms of identification. A general format looks like this:
Name of collection, box and folder, or other unique identification information, courtesy of Hardin-Simmons University Library, Abilene, TX.

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The West Texas Digital Archive (WTDA) is a digitized collection of items of historical significance from Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene Christian University, McMurry University, Howard Payne University, and the Abilene Public Library, along with items from the surrounding communities.

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