What We Collect


Scope of Collections

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum Collection includes artifacts and archive/library materials associated with a specific Ranger or Ranger Company. These artifacts include, but are not necessarily limited to, the subcategories listed below:

  • Archives (paper-based and digital collections such as case files, documentary photographs, etc.)
  • Weapons/Ammunition
  • Insignia/Badges
  • Equipment (this can be further divided into categories such as
    • Field equipment
    • Office equipment
    • Evidence gathering equipment
    • Communication equipment
    • Personal equipment (gun belts, holsters, etc.)
    • Uniforms/Clothing (include hats, boots and protective body armor)
    • Transportation & Transportation related equipment (including saddles, etc.)
    • Other (for equipment items that cannot be placed into any of the above defined categories)
  • Personal items (for personal artifacts owned/associated to a Ranger but not directly related to his/her service; examples might include jewelry, watches and other things of this nature.)
SWAT Sgt.s Arigullin, Gonzales, Allison, Ballew donate archives to the Armstrong Texas Ranger Research Center, February 2012
SWAT Sgt.s Arigullin, Gonzales, Allison, Ballew donate archives to the Armstrong Texas Ranger Research Center, February 2012