San Marcos Public Library

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San Marcos, TX 78666



The San Marcos-Hays County Collection serves as a center for gathering and preserving books, photographs, maps, documents, newspapers and other archival materials related to the history, geography, and cultural life of San Marcos and Hays County.

Included in the San Marcos-Hays County Collection, is the Tula Townsend Wyatt Collection. The Wyatt Collection was named for local historian Tula Townsend Wyatt who donated an extensive collection of photographs, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and other materials to the San Marcos Public Library in 1977. Mrs. Wyatt’s generous gift served as the catalyst for the library to begin gathering and organizing a local history collection.

In 2001, historian Frances Stovall generously donated her extensive collection of local history materials to the library. The Frances Stovall Collection was dedicated as part of the San Marcos-Hays County Collection in January 2001.

In addition to the outstanding contributions of Mrs. Wyatt and Mrs. Stovall, many other members of the community have helped the collection grow through their generous donations of historical materials. Several dedicated volunteers have contributed countless hours toward the organization and maintenance of the collection. 

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