The museum houses microfilm for several area newspapers, including:
  • The Dalhart Texan, 1902 to date
  • Hartley County News, misc. dates during the 1930s
  • The Texline Enterprise, 1907, 1911, 1917-1918
  • The Dalhart Bomber, (airbase paper), 1943-46

Several Census for Dallam and Hartley Counties, including:

  • Dallam County, 1900, 1910, 1920
  • Hartley County, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920


Included in the museum collection are:
  • The Dalhart Texan, misc dates to 1910, 1924 to date
  • The Hartley County News, 1924-26, misc dates in the 1930s
  • The Dalhart Bomber, 1943-46
  • The Texline Enterprise, 1907, 1911, 1917-1918


Other items in the museum archives include:
  • Papers from the Coon Hospital Trust
  • Misc ranch and local business papers
  • XIT Rodeo and Reunion papers and scrapbooks
  • A large collection of early postcards of historic Dalhart buildings

Photo Collections:

The museum has aquired negative collections from two local studios dating back to the 1920s with over 150,000 negatives. Museum staff and volunteers are presently cataloging these and expect to be doing so for quite some time to come.

The museum has a photographic collection as well, with many photographs depicting ranch life and local homes, businesses and activities.

For more information on the use of our collections, please contact us.

Wedding Chapel:

The museum also has a quaint, on site wedding chapel available for rental and use. The chapel holds a small number of guests and is perfect for a small wedding with just family or friends.