The Cooke County Public Library and the Morton Museum of Cooke County digital collection is a collaborative effort between the Cooke County Library and the Morton Museum of Cooke County.
Opened in 1914 as a Carnegie Library by pioneering county library Lillian Gunter, the Cooke County Library is the repository for the Gainesville Daily Register and houses a local history collection that dates back to 1848. The library’s digital collection includes information on slavery as well as issues of the Camp Howze Howitzer.
The Morton Museum of Cooke County was founded in 1968 and houses a large collection of historical documents and artifacts relating to the history of Cooke County. The museum’s digital collection includes information on the history of local residents, the Gainesville Community Circus and Camp Howze.
For Faculty: If you plan to incorporate digital collections or items hosted in our digital collections in your classes, please notify the Special Collections Department of Gee Library so that we may work with you to identify and resolve any issues related to accessibility compliance.
For Researchers: Please contact the Special Collections Department of Gee Library should you encounter any accessibility issues (such as screen reader errors) while using the digital collections.
Andrea Weddle-Head of Archives and Special Collections Andrea.Weddle@tamuc.edu
Adam Northam-Digital Collections Librarian Adam.Northam@tamuc.edu