About Manuscripts

In support of the UTSA Libraries' goal of building, preserving, and digitizing distinctive collections of national importance, the Special Collection's Manuscripts unit seeks to acquire, preserve, and provide access to collections emphasizing the history and development of the Texas-Mexico border region, and in particular, the people, history, art, life, and literature of San Antonio and South Texas.


Research strengths include:

  • Women and women's groups
  • Mexican Americans
  • San Antonio authors
  • San Antonio history
  • HemisFair '68
  • Urban development and growth

SNAP magazine cover

SNAP magazine cover, May 24, 1957, San Antonio Black History collection, MS 139, UTSA Libraries Special Collections