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Welcome to the Rosenberg Library Museum Online Collections Database

The Museum Department maintains and exhibits artifacts that document the history of Galveston and the Republic of Texas, as well as the Library's fine art collection. Permanent and alternating exhibits are displayed on the fourth floor, and throughout the building. More information about the library and museum can be found on the Rosenberg Library website.

Tips for Searching

Keyword Search

The Keyword Search button allows you to perform a general search across multiple fields for any catalog records online. Keyword searches use OR as the default connector between words (e.g. a search for 1900 Storm will return records associated with 1900 OR Storm). If you want to find records where both keywords are found, type in AND between the two words. To search for a specific phrase, be sure to put the phrase within quotes (e.g. "Julius Stockfleth"). You can also use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard (e.g. a search for histor* would come up with records containing history, histories, historical, etc.). Searches are not case sensitive.

Advanced Search

The Advanced Search button can help you be more specific with your search. You can search for a word or phrase within a particular search category or use multiple categories to further narrow down your search results. For example, searching White in the People field will bring up any records associated with a member of the White family, without having to sift through black & white photographs. You can also search People and Creator records through Advanced Search. Phrase searching with quotes and use of wildcards (*) are available in Advanced Search.

Random Images

The Random Images button is a great way to just browse the collection. Each Random Images page displays a random assortment of images from the records online. If something piques your interest, click the thumbnail to view a larger version of the image.

Reproduction Requests

To request a high quality scan or photograph of an object please click on the "Request Image" button on the lower right side of a record. Fees may apply. The library's reproduction policy and order form can be found here.