Archival Resources

A guide to archival resources at UTSA Libraries Special Collections.

About UTSA Special Collections

Rare BooksScrapbook photos from MS 409 Lucie Petri papersunidentified manuscriptSNAP Magazine

Images, left to right: Rare Books, Scrapbook photos from MS 409 Lucie Petri papers, unidentified manuscript, and SNAP Magazine.  UTSA Libraries Special Collections. 

The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections preserves and makes accessible the legacies of San Antonio and South Texas through Special Collections, featuring a rich array of primary resources.

The collections are open to academic and casual researchers alike. Collections include papers, photographs, audiovisual recordings, digital records, and archived websites documenting the history of women and gender in Texas, Mexican-American activism, African-American and LGBTQ regional communities, the Tex-Mex food industry, and San Antonio history and urban development. Special Collections also maintains University Archives, which document the history of UTSA, and Rare Books, which include our Mexican Cookbook Collection.

What We Collect

UTSA Libraries Special Collections maintains: