This artwork by Ramin Samandari explores the very idea of America, a nation made up of people from everywhere who came escaping oppression, famine, war, seeking a better life. Samandari explores the heritage and identities of everyday Americans in Huddled Masses, a black-and-white photographic composition.Learn More
Created by the African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio, Telling Our Story uses narrative quilts to give voice to San Antonio’s African American history.Learn More
This blog is designed to make the ITC exhibits and collections more accessible to all audiences: source communities, students, the general public, educators, and research scholars. We hope that those who read it will be encouraged to share their own knowledge and experience with the objects and stories conveyed.Collections Blog
Special Collections sustains the university’s teaching, research, and outreach mission by acquiring, preserving, and digitizing primary resources for use by students and scholars at UTSA and from around the world.
The ITC Special Collections Reading Room is open Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Collections are available for viewing at no charge, however, we recommend that you call (210) 458-2228 to make an appointment.
For more than a quarter-century, ITC researchers have been collecting, transcribing, and sharing first-hand accounts of the lives of Texans. The extensive Oral History collection includes more than 900 personal remembrances of life and events that have built our state. These stories bring personal perspective to our exhibitions and classroom presentations. Most of the ITC Oral History Program collection is available as audio and text files through the UTSA Library Archives Special Collections website.