As the repository for Hardin-Simmons history and memorabilia, the Research Center houses thousands of HSU-specific materials. Visit in person to explore the Legacy Room, where you can view yearbooks, mementos, newspapers, class catalogues and more from the school’s beginnings in 1891 through present day.

In conjunction with the Legacy Room, the Archives Room houses primary sources from the prominent families associated with the founding and continuation of the school, including: Simmons, Hardin and Legett.

Can’t visit in person? No problem! Explore the digital resources below, and to learn more about HSU:


The Bronco

Digitized Books about HSU

Located on the 2nd floor
of the Richardson Library
Open by appointment only Contact:
Elizabeth Norman, Professor and University Librarian
enorman@hsutx.edu 325-670-1229

Research Roundup!
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View full text journals on-line.

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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