UTSA History

As the University Archives, our purpose is to acquire, preserve, and provide access to records of enduring value related to the history of UTSA. These include official UTSA records, as well as correspondence, course outlines, publications, research files, photographs, meeting minutes, newsletters, and other materials from faculty and staff.

The University Archives serves as the institutional memory for UTSA by collecting records in three key areas:

University Records are the legal, fiscal, administrative, or otherwise historically significant records transferred to the Archives from UTSA departments.

Find out about transferring records to the archives.

Historical Collections include faculty and staff papers, photograph collections, and other manuscript collections documenting university history.

Find out about donating materials to the archives.

Theses and Dissertations produced by UTSA graduate students prior to 2014 are housed in the Archives as non-circulating, bound copies. Circulating copies of theses and dissertations are available at the John Peace Library on the Main Campus. Theses and dissertations produced after 2014 are available online. Use this guide to find them in our catalog.



The History of UTSA: Resources A research guide.

@UTSAYesterday reveals "this week in UTSA history" through press releases, news clips, and photographs beginning in 1973, when the university opened to students.


Pictured above: Dr. Marian Martinello’s class on science in the elementary school, February 1976, MS 27, Gil Barrera Photographs of the University of Texas at San Antonio.