Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum – Research Center

2503 4th Avenue
Canyon, TX

Phone: (806) 651-2254

Fax: (806) 651-2260


Contact: Warren Stricker, Director, Research Center

Web site:

Institution Type: Museum, library/archives


Description: The Research Center of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum holds source material on the historical, ethnological, cultural, and scientific heritage of the Panhandle-Plains region of Texas and related areas of the Southwest. The collection consists of books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, photographs and archival collections representing individuals, families and institutions from around the region.

Regions Covered: The Texas Panhandle and south plains, adjacent portions of New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Kansas; some general Texas coverage.

Type of Materials: Books, periodicals, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, photographs, printed works, oral histories, audio-visual material.

Time Periods: 1829-Present


Facility Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM (September – May)
Monday-Saturday 9 AM – 6 PM (June – August)

Research Center Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday 1 PM – 5 PM
Friday 10 AM – 12 PM, 1 PM – 5 PM
Appointments are recommended.

Research/Catalog System: Online catalog, in-house card catalog Online finding aids: Accessible via Texas Archival Resources Online.