East Texas History is a free mobile app and web platform that places the past at your fingertips. Designed by the History Department at Sam Houston State University, the project seeks to highlight the distinctive people, places, and events that have shaped East Texas. Viewers may learn about the region through our interactive, map-based interface, which includes historical stories, photographs, and oral interviews. Follow our progress on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook to learn more about the project or to become a participating author.

East Texas History is available in the iOS App Store and the Google Play Android App Market.

For more information and/or to participate in the project please contact Dr. Jeffrey L. Littlejohn, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in History at Sam Houston State University, littlejohn@shsu.edu, (936) 294-4438.


Jeffrey L. Littlejohn, PhD, Project Director

Wesley Phelps, PhD, Houston History Editor

Amy Bertsch, Associate Editor

Lila Rakoczy, PhD, Contributing Editor

Research Partners

This project would not be possible without the support of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University and the research efforts of the graduate students in the History Department.

Become Involved

We are seeking partners, stories, sponsors and ideas to add more entries to East Texas History. Please contact us if you would like to participate.

You may find our Contributor Guidelines here.

Our Research Guide is posted here.

This site is powered by Omeka + Curatescape, a humanities-centered web and mobile framework available for both Android and iOS devices.