New Frontiers displays applique quilt squares created by 7th and 8th grade students exploring the history of African-American figures.Learn More
“Mabuhay” presents the story of Filipinos in Texas, detailing Filipino culture, culinary traditions, military service, and other aspects of Filipino life in Texas.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
Inspired by the deep love between parents and children, Fertility, Blessings, and Protection: Cultures of Baby Carriers uses traditional fabrics, slings, and wraps to celebrate the artistic tradition of baby carriers from Taiwan and other Asian indigenous cultures, and to highlight the universal commonality of the love, affection, and devotion of parenthood.Learn More
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
Whether fighting for social justice or bringing body-positive fashion to the masses, these designers slay on and off the runway using their bold designs to illuminate the black experience in Texas and beyond.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
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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.
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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.