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Project HOLD

In 1986, the College Station City Council instituted the Historic Preservation Committee to aid in the collection and preservation of the history of College Station and its environs and to provide for the education of citizens on our history. As a way of preserving local history through Project HOLD -- or Historic Online Library Database -- historical documents are brought in by citizens and scanned into an online database that is accessible to the general public. Click below to access Project HOLD archives:


Content within these archives is copyright-free for use by the public. If content is to be published or displayed outside of this database, please attribute to: City of College Station Project HOLD, historic online library database.

NOTICE: This product is for informational purposes only and contains materials that some viewers may find disturbing. The City of College Station (City) shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described or contained herein. Information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately. Information on these products is not intended to constitute advice, nor substitute for advice from a licensed professional. The City gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data, nor the fitness or merchantability for any particular purpose. No warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the utility of the data on another system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data.

We encourage all citizens to become involved in historic preservation so that together we may promote an appreciation of our heritage, culture, future and past. View other local collections below.

 SAMPLE War Hymn record

 1941 Aggie War Hymn
 Click here to listen

To learn more, click the "Archives" link above, then go to -- Education-College > Texas A&M University > Campus Life > Aggie War Hymn Recording.

To make an appointment, scan documents or photographs, volunteer, or learn more about Project HOLD, call 979.764.3491 or email


The following instructions will help you navigate through our Project HOLD archives.

  • Put your cursor on BROWSE and click once if you want to look through the various file folders that hold the documents.
  • Clicking on a folder will open that folder to display the sub-folders.
  • Further clicking on the subfolders will reveal the various documents stored in that particular folder.
  • Clicking on a document will open that document with a TEMPLATE above the document. The template includes basic information about that document: file name, date scanned, donor, etc.
  • Place your cursor on the SCROLL BAR to the right of the window and drag the arrow downward to reveal more of the document. If the document does not open, click once in the white space where the document should be.
  • Click on the MAGNIFYING GLASS icons to zoom in or out on a document.
  • If the document has multiple pages, you can click on one of the UP OR DOWN ARROWS above the template to advance to the next page or go back to a previous page.
  • Holding your cursor over the yellow STICKY NOTES will reveal any added information placed there by the scanners.
  • Clicking on THUMBNAILS will show smaller pictures of the various pages of the document. You can select a specific page to view by clicking on the thumbnail of that page. To return to the thumbnails, click on the UP ARROW. By clicking on the LEFT OR RIGHT ARROWS you can advance to the next set of thumbnails or return to the previous thumbnails. To exit thumbnails, click on the LITTLE RED X just above the thumbnails.
  • You can go to a specific page by placing your cursor in the PAGE box and typing in the page number.
  • To PRINT a document, type the specific pages in the GET PDF PAGE boxes. Then click on the PDF icon to the right of the page number box.
  • To VIEW DOCUMENT TEXT, click on the EYE icon to the right of the PDF icon. Use the arrows to advance to the next page or go back to a previous page.

Last updated: 6/14/2018 10:38:24 PM