Sam Hopkins was born in Centerville, Texas, in 1912. When he was eight years old, a chance meeting with foundational bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson at a church social was the beginning of a decades-long career. With his mentor, Hopkins began playing local picnics and evening gigs, working on a...Learn More
An Endless Connection, a virtual exhibit by UTSA honors students, is a digital ofrenda commemorating Día de los Muertos. It explores the concept of Day of the Dead as a bridge between those who are living and those who have passed.Learn More
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.