Texas history is closely entwined with that of Mexico. UTSA Special Collections focuses on materials relating to the Texas-Mexico border region, but holds titles on other areas as well.
The Sons of the Republic of Texas Kathryn Stoner O'Connor book collection consists of over 1,500 rare books and pamphlets, predominantly in Spanish, documenting Mexican history. Of particular note is the 1745 edition of the multi-volume work by the Reverend Benito Geronymo Feyjo, Cartas Eruditas, y Curiosas...Del Teatro Critico Universal... on the history of theater. Also of note is Basilio José Arrillaga's Recopilación de Leyes...de la Republica Mexicana, published throughout the 1830s, and the 1883 edition of Historia de México by Lucas Alamán.
This collection is owned by the Sons of the Republic of Texas and placed in curatorship with UTSA LIbraries' Special Collections Department. Approximately 1,300 books have been cataloged; to browse this portion of the collection, search Library Quick Search for "Kathryn Stoner O'Connor Collection."
The Sons of the Republic of Texas Kathryn Stoner O’Connor Mexican Manuscript Collection includes more than 5,400 printed and manuscript documents from the sixteenth to the twentieth Centuries, documenting the social, political, and religious life in central Mexico.
Documents include items by or about the Kings of Spain, two emperors of Mexico, Viceroys of Mexico, and Presidents of Mexico and the United States. Other items include financial records, personal and business correspondence, censuses, and maps.
For more information, consult the finding aid or explore digitized materials.
This microfilm collection consists of 198 rolls of microfilm from the following collections:
This microfilm collection is available in the Special Collections Reading Room on the 4th floor of the John Peace Library.
The Sebron Sneed Wilcox papers span the years 1749 through 1968 and consist of his collected and written documents regarding the history of Laredo, Texas, including Wilcox's transcriptions of pages of the Laredo Archives. The papers are arranged into six series: