The East Texas State University (ETSU) Collection

This collection was made principally by Dr. Joan Echols and her students, and it includes several thousand Mesozoic and Cenozoic vertebrate and Mesozoic invertebrate fossil specimens from Texas and surrounding regions. The vertebrate material was transferred to the Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory and the invertebrate material was transferred to the Non-vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory (NPL) following Dr. Echol’s retirement in 1995.