District Archives and the Heritage Room

Tarrant County College's District Archives (TCCDA) was officially established in 2010, thanks in part to a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) grant that helped jump-start the program. 

However, TCCDA origins date back to the mid-1970s when local genealogy groups collaborated with College officials to establish a heritage center for the purpose of collecting and preserving local history. Through their cooperative efforts, the Heritage Room was first opened in the fall of 1975.

Special Collections

Over the next 35 years, a unique collection of archival materials was accumulated. These materials document local, state and national history, with an emphasis on the cultural heritage of Tarrant County and North Texas. 

The Heritage Room Special Collections contain approximately 8,000 items including:

  • Artifacts
  • Books
  • Manuscripts
  • Maps
  • Pamphlets
  • Photographs

The photograph collection contains images of:

  • Businesses
  • Cemeteries
  • Churches
  • Courthouses
  • Early Texas Pioneers
  • Forts
  • Landmarks
  • Lawmen
  • Military
  • Monuments
  • Native Americans
  • Outlaws
  • Paintings
  • Schools



Thomas Kellam



Updated August 27, 2013


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