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UTSA Libraries on Twitter

UTSA Libraries

The UTSA Libraries is now on Twitter! Follow us to keep up-to-date on the latest happenings at the UTSA Libraries. Tweets will include announcements of special events, promotions, and of course responses to any questions you might have.

Special Collections Twitter Accounts

The UTSA Libraries produces two Twitter feeds featuring resources from our Special Collections.

Redford Diaries

James Redford, Sr.

The Redford Diaries chronicle the life of James Redford, Sr. Redford, a native of Scotland, moved from Canada to Texas in 1877 and homesteaded 160 acres in Sandy, Texas (Blanco County). Redford’s concise descriptions of the daily goings-on at the homestead—weather conditions, crop yields, livestock, and family and community matters—lend themselves nicely to Twitter’s 140-character “tweet” limit.

UTSA Yesterday

UTSA Yesterday

UTSA Yesterday offers a look at UTSA history through daily press releases, news clips, and photographs from University Archives collections, beginning in 1973. Tweets range from the somewhat mundane ("Jacinto Quirarte, Dean, College of Fine and Applied Arts, presents paper at mtg of Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, 4-30-73") to the significant ("Classes begin at UTSA. More than 50 faculty members and 671 graduate students attend first classes, 6-5-73).