About Special Collections
Ask Special Collections
Please note that due to staffing constraints, Special Collections staff is not able to provide in-depth research services via telephone/mail/e-mail/fax as part of its reference function. If your research request is in-depth, requiring detailed examination of archival collections, you will be directed to visit the Special Collections to conduct your own research. If you are unable to conduct your own in-depth research, you may consider hiring your own independent researcher to perform the work for you.
The Special Collections staff provides reference assistance with its materials. Guides to the collections can be found:
- on the Special Collections website listed by subject or title
- in the UTSA Libraries' catalog (UCAT), (searches can be limited to Special Collections)
- Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO) can be searched by keyword or you can browse our Special Collections on TARO