Our Collection of Historical Records

Located within the Museum of Regional History, the Wilbur Smith Research Archives contains thousands of photographs, documents, rare books and family histories. The archive’s Texarkana city directory collection is the most comprehensive in Texarkana. For genealogists, our Pioneer History files contain information on hundreds of families from the region. Topics range from African-American history to War and Military.

TMS Online Archives provides a sampling of elements from the main archive, with special digital media exhibits focusing on the history of the Ark-La-Tex.