A collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Includes full-text documents from more than 25,000 works of local and family histories, as well as the full-text documents and indexes from the U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1930, city directories, and more. For City Directories go to Search > Books > City Directories.
This archival collection contains approximately 38,000 non-circulating items, including documents, books, maps, letters and other artifacts, pertaining to the Republic of Texas, history of Texas, San Antonio, and the Alamo.
Rare books, personal papers, photographs, and Trinity University archives. Of particular note is the Claude and ZerNona Black collection documenting the civil rights and community activism of Reverend Black and his wife.
Historic documents and information that include the Spanish Colonial Missions Collection, the María Antonietta Berriozábal Collection and the Mexican American Collection. Some of the items in the Spanish Colonial Missions Collection have been digitized.
The Office of the City Clerk Archives Program is located at the Municipal Records Facility. The Archival Program began in February 2007 in partnership with the San Antonio Public Library’s Texana/Genealogy department and the San Antonio Public Library Foundation. Prior to this date, there was no formal program or policies in place for the City's historical documents. The program aims to appropriately house, organize, and make available for research the history of the City of San Antonio.
"The Office of the City Clerk maintains records of births, deaths, and fetal deaths that occur in the County of Bexar. Birth records are available from 1897, death records from 1873, and fetal death records from 1952."