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.Learn More
Through historical photos, personal anecdotes, HemisFair memorabilia, archive film footage and more, the exhibit reveals what it took to put on the fair, and how it impacted San Antonio and the surrounding area.Learn More
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.Learn More
Texans One and All provides insight into the state’s multicultural heritage, and what diverse cultures have contributed to the state’s character while maintaining and honoring their own unique customs and practices.Learn More
Over the summer, the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures teamed with the Headwaters at Incarnate Word to put on a three-part photography and nature workshop for students entering grades 5 [..]Learn More
Assembled by senior photo curator Tom Shelton, this exhibit highlights the UTSA Special Collections, which includes historic photographs from San Antonio history. The exhibit covers historic views of San Antonio, [..]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.