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Current Exhibits

  • New Frontiers: African-American Figures from 1850 to 1920

    Jun 28, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019

    New Frontiers displays applique quilt squares created by 7th and 8th grade students exploring the history of African-American figures.

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  • SaddleUP

    Jun 01, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019

    Jump in the saddle and experience real Texas ranchers who meet modern challenges while preserving their traditions.

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  • Transcendental Tricentennial

    Mar 23, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019

    The [he]ART of David Zamora Casas, this exhibit is his "Love Letter to San Anto."

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  • Mabuhay Filipino Texans

    May 18, 2019 - Feb 02, 2020

    “Mabuhay” presents the story of Filipinos in Texas, detailing Filipino culture, culinary traditions, military service, and other aspects of Filipino life in Texas.

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  • Metal Mayhem!

    Jun 29, 2019 - Jan 05, 2020

    TexPOP and the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures come together to bring you the visual history of San Antonio’s rise to fame as the Heavy Metal Capital of the World.

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Upcoming Exhibits

  • Aliento A Tequila

    Sep 14, 2019 - Jan 05, 2020

    The Aliento A Tequila photographic exhibit visually explores and celebrates the landscape, culture, and traditions that gave birth to tequila, Mexico’s mestizo national drink. The series includes the original distilleries [..]

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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: Enfield Rifle

May 07, 2019

2017.10.1 a-b Enfield rifle and plaque United States Col. William Mastoris Jr. 1917-1918 Wood/Metal/Paint This object is a M1917 Enfield ...

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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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