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Willie Velásquez

Join us for a plática on May 16th: “Willie Velásquez: Su Voz” !

UTSA Libraries Special Collections and the family of Willie Velásquez will unite for an evening to celebrate the life and legacy of one of America’s most influential voting rights advocates, William C. Velásquez. The plática will serve as a tribute, marking what would have been Velásquez's 80th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the establishment […]

Pizza & Research 2024 graphic

UTSA professor to discuss program connecting students and incarcerated scholars at upcoming Pizza & Research

UTSA Honors College and Philosophy & Classics Professor of Instruction Mel Webb recently reached a milestone in their academic career: the fifth anniversary of a class that positively impacts the lives of both UTSA students and incarcerated individuals at the Fabian Dominguez State Jail.
Rosemary Kowalski exhibit

Exploring the Legacy of a San Antonio Culinary and Entrepreneurial Icon

UTSA commemorates Women's History Month with an exhibit honoring Rosemary Kowalski, a San Antonio hospitality icon. The exhibit showcases her 70+ year career through photographs, recipes, calendars, and personal mementos.
Indigenous Foodways

UTSA and TTU Press seek writers for new indigenous foodways book series

UTSA Libraries Special Collections and Texas Tech University Press collaborate on a book series, "Indigenous Foodways of Texas and Northern Mexico," leveraging UTSA's Mexican Cookbook Collection and TTUP's publishing expertise to delve into and share Indigenous food traditions, techniques, and histories.

Faces and Places of Texas: Preserving and Digitizing the Institute of Texan Cultures’ Audiovisual Collections

This blog post is written by Graeme Martin our audiovisual archivist It has been about a year and a half since I was hired as the audiovisual archivist on the ILMS grant-funded project to catalog and process the audiovisual items in the Institute of Texan Cultures Audiovisual Projection Department Records collection. The goal is to […]

Diana & Julia: A Friendship Through Correspondence

This post celebrates the 101st birthday of Diana Kennedy on March 3rd. In 2019, Special Collections began acquiring materials from British food journalist Diana Kennedy. Over the last five years, what started with eleven 19th-century published cookbooks has grown to include the Diana Kennedy Papers as well as her research library. While processing these materials, […]

UTSA Libraries Launches CEDISH: Supporting Faculty Research and Local Storytelling for Collaborative Digital Scholarship

(FEBRUARY 20, 2024)In collaboration with faculty members, UTSA Libraries has launched the Community-Engaged Digital Scholarship Hub (CEDISH), a new initiative that will not only support faculty-initiated research projects but also turn local stories into humanities projects to be utilized in academic programs and courses. The goal of this new initiative is to build a supportive environment that fosters collaborative teaching and research using digital methods.

Introducing Our New Digital Collections Specialist

We are thrilled to announce our new Digital Collections Specialist, Vic Rocha. Vic was most recently a Library Shelver with the Seguin Public Library. They also recently received their MLIS with a concentration in Archival Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Tell us a bit about your background. I graduated from UTSA in 2018 with […]

Workin’ From Can’t to Can’t: African-American Cowboys in Texas

One in four cowboys in the Old West were Black, yet their stories are often overlooked. Films like "Hell on the Border" and "The Harder They Fall" shed light on figures like Nat Love and Bill Pickett. The Institute of Texan Cultures preserves these legacies through documentaries and interviews, celebrating Black History Month.

UTSA Libraries will launch new initiative for digital scholarship research

January 26, 2024 - UTSA Libraries, in collaboration with faculty partners, will hold an Open House to launch the Community-Engaged Digital Scholarship Hub (CEDISH). This new initiative aims to promote partnerships among faculty, staff, and the community in digital scholarship methods, projects, teaching, and research.The digital scholarship initiatives developed through CEDISH will be integrated into academic programs and curricula, providing students with the necessary knowledge and technical skills applicable to their coursework and future careers after graduation.

Rita Wilson

In Memoriam: UTSA Libraries commemorates the legacy of librarian Rita Wilson

UTSA Libraries and the entire UTSA community are mourning the loss of librarian Rita Wilson, who passed away earlier this month. Wilson was the UTSA government document expert and subject area library liaison for the anthropology, modern languages, linguistics, criminal justice and geography departments.
OER Awardees

Congratulations UTSA 2023-24 Adopt-a-Free-Textbook faculty grant winners

(JANUARY 17, 2024) — UTSA Libraries announces that seven Adopt-a-Free-Textbook grants have been awarded to 11 faculty members for the 2023-24 academic year for their commitment to adopting or creating free or Open Educational Resource (OER) textbooks as the primary instructional materials in their courses. These grants will result in substantial student savings, totaling $552,686 over the course of the grant period.