Digital Collections and Exhibits

JFK and JackieMaverick Veterans' Voices  new

A joint project of the UT Arlington’s College of Liberal Arts and the University Libraries, the Maverick Veterans’ Voices Oral History Project honors and preserves the experiences of the men and women of the UT Arlington community who have served in any branch of the United States Military.

JFK and Jackie"Howdy Mr. President!": A Fort Worth Perspective of JFK   new

"Howdy, Mr. President!" showcases over 80 intriguing photographs taken by Fort Worth Star-Telegraph news photographs. Discover JFK's visit to Fort Worth and Dallas in November 1963 through these vivid photographs.

Color painting of a battle sceneA Continent Divided: The U.S. - Mexico War   new

The U.S. - Mexico War (1846-1848) is the largest and most significant conflict ever fought between two nations in the western hemisphere. Learn more about this historical event by browsing source materials from Mexico and the United States such as proclamations, graphics, letters, and diaries.

Old and new photos of Santa Fe Station merged togetherFort Worth Evolution  

Fort Worth, past and present, through the lens of W.D. Smith and the curators at the UT Arlington Library .. visit the Fort Worth Evolution digital collection and exhibition.



Image of a steam locomotive in a railroad yardW.D. Smith Commercial Photography  

Browse over 250 photographic negatives and prints from the Fort Worth company W.D. Smith Commercial Photography. The images in this collection showcase the development of Fort Worth and Tarrant County from the 19th century through the 1950s.

A black and white photo of two women looking through binocularsBirds and Watchers, By Jessie Maye Smith  

Read about the birds of North Texas in these Fort Worth Telegram newspaper columns written by bird enthusiast Jessie Maye Smith. Her weekly column, which ran from 1953 to 1974, chronicles the winged wild life of Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

Latin script detail from a colorful old mapCartographic Connections

This collection provides access to historic maps of Texas, the Gulf Coast, and the Southwestern United States. The collection contains maps dating from the 1500s through the 1900s as well as resources for teachers and students.

Jimmy G Harris Phonetic SurveyJimmy G Harris Phonetic Survey

This collection provides access to sound files from the Jimmy G. Harris Phonetic Survey of Languages from Asia, Pacific, Americas, and Africa Speakers.

Illustration of a train and a cowboyPortal to Texas History

Hosted by the University of North Texas, The Portal to Texas History serves as a gateway to Texas history materials supplied by museums and libraries throughout the state. The link above provides access to over 1,000 digitized items from UTA Special Collections that are accessible through the Portal. These materials from UT Arlington include include maps, photographs, illustrations, books, letters, and more.

Bright Painting of Battling KnightsReeder Children's Theater Presents

Learn about the Reeder School, a theatre arts academy for children. Read historical essays about their history, and students; browse through photographs of their artwork, costumes, and productions; and share your Reeder School memories.

Photo of a man and woman talkingTejano Voices

This ground-breaking collection features personal recollections of over 100 Tejanos and Tejanas, and their struggle against racial discrimination in post-World War II Texas. Read their histories and listen to their triumphs and trials spoken in their own words.

Still of a YouTube video featuring hot air balloons, blimps, and fantastical flying machinesTime Frames Online

Watch online videos spotlighting items from the Special Collections at UT Arlington Library. Time Frames Online features photographs, maps, and documents related to the history of Arlington, the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Texas, Mexico and the Southwestern United States.

For more information about the UT Arlington Library digital collections, view our Digital Program Workbook.