This blog showcases treasures of the SHSU Special Collections, Digital Collections, and University Archives at Sam Houston State University. We will provide a peek into the wonderful materials in our holdings as well as useful finding aids to collections from SHSU Special Collections and SHSU Archives.

About the Author

Barbara Kievit-Mason

Standing by the Reynolds/Farris cabin on the grounds of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum.

Barbara has worked for the Newton Gresham Library for 22 years, 20 of those years as the University Archivist/Library Associate. Barbara is a graduate of Amarillo College, member of the National Scholars Honor Society and  2005 SHSU Sammy Award winner.  Her current hobbies include genealogy, reading, playing with her granddaughter, and Words with Friends.


Recent Posts

Happy 60th Anniversary NASA!


NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is 60 years old this year! To celebrate the occasion the Newton Gresham Library, Special Collections, Thomason Room, would like you to visit the NASA Collection Materials, 1964-2011. The NASA Collection of Materials were donated to the Special Collections, Thomason Room, in part by Mrs. Robert Everline. Her husband, Robert Everline, worked with NASA from 1961-1982.

The image you see here (which oddly resembles a Star Wars movie poster) was part of an information packet given out at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, in the mid 1970s. The Johnson Space Center opened in Houston, Texas, on November 1, 1961.

This information packet is one of the many interesting items you will find in the NASA Collection. Click here to see the finding aid for the entire collection: https://archon.shsu.edu/?p=collections/findingaid&id=114&q=

The Special Collections, Thomason Room, is on the fourth floor of the Newton Gresham Library and is open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.

  1. 1897 Sam Houston Normal Institute Class Pin Leave a reply
  2. Mosby’s Rangers in the Civil War Leave a reply
  3. Holiday Greetings from the Special Collections & University Archives at the NGL 2 Replies
  4. Postcards from SHSU’s Past Leave a reply
  5. Belvin Dorm, October 1935 2 Replies
  6. Marines in WWI Display at the NGL Leave a reply
  7. 1943 Library Stamp, POWS, and SHSU’s Country Campus Leave a reply
  8. The Boys of Summer, SHSTC Baseball, March 1949 Leave a reply
  9. Sam Houston Normal Institute and WWI 1 Reply