About UTSA Libraries Special Collections


We will bring national recognition to the university for distinctive research collections documenting the diverse histories of San Antonio and South Texas. 


Our mission is to acquire, preserve, and provide access to distinctive archives and rare books that reflect the diversity of our region.  We support the university’s mission of advancing knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement, and public service.  

We collect material related to San Antonio and South Texas including social activism and politics, Mexican American history, women’s history, Mexican culinary history and cookbooks, African American history, LGBTQ history, the arts, and the history of UTSA.  

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