Special Features

Explore these digital exhibits and collections to view some of the unique historical and cultural resources available from the UTSA Libraries

Mapping the Movimeinto

Places and people in the struggle for Mexican American Civil Rights in San Antonio

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Recetas: Cooking in the Time of Coronavirus

UTSA Libraries Special Collections present a selection of recipes from the Mexican Cookbook Collection, the largest in the nation. From soups and stews to salsas and sweets, these dishes are sure to inspire and ignite culinary exploration among those staying at home.

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Recetas Cookbook Volume 1

The UTSA Art Collection

includes over 2,700 works by more than 600 established and emerging artists. As a public collection, we are committed to supporting local artists through exhibitions, publications, and lectures.

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UTSA Libraries Special Collections Digital Collections

Take a tour of the past with the unique historical and cultural resources held by the UTSA Libraries Special Collections. This online gallery features a selection of archival documents, oral histories, rare books, photos and university archives.

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La Puerta

Explore San Antonio history with this digital collection of photographs featuring local favorites such as Fiesta, the rodeo, the missions and Hemisfair. The galleries reflect the people, places, events and culture that make the Alamo City unique since its founding over 300 years ago.

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River Barges on the Riverwalk
Gebhardt Chili Queen

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Experience a virtual exhibit featuring a San Antonio food manufacturing company that popularized chili powder and Mexican convenience foods in the U.S. The exhibit walks you through Gebhardt company records preserved by the UTSA Libraries Special Collections.

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Know Your Media

From hard drives to thumb drives and from floppy disks to compact discs, media storage has evolved remarkably over the years. This guide walks you through the most common types of digital storage media found in archives.

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Know Your Media poster