Literary Landmark: Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building

Austin, Texas

Dedicated: Dec. 3, 2009
Partners: Texas Center for the Book and Friends of Libraries & Archives of Texas

former first lady laura bush at the ceremony on the steps of the lorenzo de zavala state archives and library building (photo by peggy lee oster/texas state library and archives commission). The Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building, the headquarters of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, was used by several noted Texas authors, including James Michener, Walter Prescott Web, and Jack "Jaxon" Jackson, for research and inspiration. The library and archives opened in 1961 to house and protect Texas' historical treasures and to support and improve library services in the state.

Former U.S. and Texas First Lady Laura Bush spoke at the Literary Landmark dedication. "Today's dedication recognizes the inspiration that the building and the resources it houses has provided for great writers for decades," said Mrs. Bush. Gail Bialas, manager for the Texas Center for the Book, along with Mrs. Bush, presented the designation plaque to Peggy D. Rudd, Texas State Library and Archives Commission director and state librarian.
former first lady laura bush presents the literary landmark plaque to peggy d. rudd (photo by peggy lee oster, texas state library and archives commission).
Resources:

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Austin American-Statesman article

Community Impact News article

KVUE news story