UT Arlington Library's Special Collections has built a diverse research collection and collects materials in virtually all formats and makes them available to researchers.
About the Collections
- Cartographic Collection
Find maps, atlases, and other cartographic items.
- Digital Collections
View online exhibits, maps, and videos; listen to oral histories and read oral history transcripts.
- Historical Manuscript Collections
Discover historical manuscript collections that focus primarily on 19th and 20th century Texas and Mexican history and the U. S. War with Mexico.
- Photographs and Graphics
Look at prints, negatives, slides, and glass plates.
- Print Collection
Find books, printed graphics, and other formats in all of Special Collections' subject areas.
- Spanish Language Collections
Research the diverse Spanish language collections which date from 1554 to the 1950s, with the majority of the collections dating from the late 17th century through the mid-20th century.
- Texas Labor Archives
Explore the labor archives which contain archival material from hundreds of union locals and labor councils, statewide labor organizations, union political groups, district and regional offices of international unions, and legal firms specializing in labor law, as well as the personal papers of union officials.
- Texas Political History Collection
Find political history collections which concentrate on 19th century political officials from the North and Central Texas area.
- University Archives
Research the archival records of enduring historical value of The University of Texas at Arlington.
Using the Collection
- Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO) contains Special Collections' detailed guides compiled specifically to describe the arrangement and contents of a collection and to comment on its research potential.
- Handling and Use Guidelines
Learn the proper methods for handling and using Special Collections materials.