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La Retama Central Library

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Corpus Christi, TX 78401

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Thu. - Sat.: 9AM to 6PM

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    • TexShare Databases - State provided databases covering a range of topics.

    • Birds of North America Online - Detailed information on all bird species in North America.

    • Reference USA - Millions of business phone numbers and addresses.

    • Morningstar - Detailed Stock Market information for investors.


    Browse and search historical materials, including the Doc McGregor General Photo Collection, Louis de Planque Photographs and the Murphy Givens Audio Clips.
    Historical materials such as manuscripts, letters, photographs, maps and other documents. Currently, the Special Collections contain over 50,000 items.
    A searchable index of 200,000 obituary listings from the Corpus Christi Caller, Times, and Caller-Times newspapers.
    General information, history and a burial index for the oldest federal military cemetery in Texas.
    General information, history and a finding guide for the La Retama Club, established 1905.
    Images, reports, newspaper accounts and burial lists from the Zachary Taylor encampment during the U.S. Mexican War.
    History and Collection of the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.
    Collection, history and finding guide for the Woman's Monday Club, 1897-1947.
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