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Welcome to the W. K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas!


Research Center

The W.K. Gordon Center houses a collection of archival material pertaining to Thurber and the industrial history of Texas. Our archival records include items such as Texas and Pacific business records between the World Wars, from around 1920 to 1940, and a large historic photo collection of Thurber. Life in Thurber, coal mining, the brick industry, the town of Thurber, Texas and Pacific Coal Company are among some of the possible research topics that are waiting to be uncovered. 

Records are available to the public and scholars for research purposes by appointment only Tuesday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please contact Mary Adams,, for more information.