This will be an exciting year for Clayton Library Friends. We have two big events this year. The Clayton House celebrates its 100th birthday, and Clayton Library Friends is celebrating 30 years of support for Clayton Library.
All members are invited to the CLF Board meetings and, with a submitted request, you can address the Board. Please come and see what we are doing on your behalf.
All meetings are posted on our Events page.
2018 Membership Renewal
Online renewal of CLF membership is now available. Visit our Membership Renewal page for details.
TxSGS 2017 Conference Cancelled
Due to the extensive damage of the Omni Westside Hotel in Katy, the 2017 TxSGS Family History Conference has been cancelled.
The Cuban Papers
Mary Anthony Startz will be presenting "The Cuban Papers – An Overview to Researching this Treasure of Spanish Colonial Documents from the 16th, 17th and early 18th century" at the next CLF Meeting on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
The Cuban Papers or Legajos are a collection of documents generated by the Spanish government for the Mississippi Valley, Gulf Coast and East/West Florida. The collection contains government documents created during the Spanish rule along the Gulf Coast, from about the 1730's on up into the turn of the century. The documents show official government dealings with the day to day issues of life, some census, marriages, birth, death records, can be found.
Upcoming CLF Meetings
If you have flooded or wet heirlooms, please visit this excellent guide by Renee Tallent, Manager of Historic Collections at the Galveston Historical Foundation. It includes the proper procedures for recovering photos, books, textiles and furniture damaged by water based issues.