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Current Exhibits

  • Brewing Up Texas

    Oct 21, 2017 - Apr 28, 2019

    Beer, a beverage of ancient origin, arrived in Texas nearly two centuries ago via immigrants who had brewed it for generations. Opening October 21, 2017, the "Brewing Up Texas" exhibit offers a statewide view of the role beer has played in shaping Texas.

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  • San Antonio 1860s-1990s

    Aug 04, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019

    A Photographic Chronology from UTSA Special Collections. The exhibit includes 300 images depicting San Antonio, ethnic communities and culture, daily life, street scenes, family photographs, portraits, events, architecture and more.

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  • The Creation of Me

    Dec 08, 2018 - Mar 10, 2019

    Students from Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering take on the complicated and nuanced theme of identity.

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  • Viva San Antonio: Celebrating Our City

    Dec 08, 2018 - Mar 10, 2019

    UTSA students analyze the impact of the tourism industry on local culture

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  • Viva ITC!

    Apr 06, 2018 - Apr 06, 2019

    The Institute of Texan Cultures began with HemisFair’68 and it continues to inspire and educate today. The exhibit details the origins of the institute, from its commissioning in 1965, to opening in 1968.

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Collections Blog

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

Object: Huqin

Oct 15, 2018

I-0581h Huqin Chinese 20th century Materials: Wood, coconut shell, horse hair The Chinese violin on display in the Music Room ...

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UTSA Special Collections

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.

UTSA Special Collections

Oral History Program

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.

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Great stories about local history, folk arts, farming and ranching, ethnic traditions, small town life, immigration, or military service should be recorded for the future. We look forward to hearing from you!

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