UTSA Special Collections is dedicated to providing public access to our growing digital collections of rare books, personal papers, organizational records, photographic collections, and UTSA history collections. This includes collections that contain born-digital materials as well as physical items our department selects for digitization.
While we can only provide online access to a small fraction of our total holdings, we are committed to a digitization program that will increase the availability of our most heavily used collections, promote those with high research value, and aid in reducing wear and tear to our most fragile collections.
We currently have over 42,000 items available for viewing online.
Items in our Digital Collections include:
- Photographic material such as photographic prints, negatives, and slides
- Folder contents from personal papers and organizational records
- Newspapers and periodicals
- Broadsides, maps, and drawings
- Manuscript materials and publications from the University Archives
- Audiovisual content from archival collections
- Published materials such as reports, serials, and tourism souvenirs
- Home recipe books from our Mexican Cookbook Collection