Using and Handling Materials

Special Collections is open to researchers using its materials subject to the policies linked below.  The Special Collections reading rooms are not available for independent study, group study, or meetings.


One of our major goals is to acquire, preserve, and make available to researchers historical materials of enduring value reflecting the history of Texas, Mexico, the U.S.-Mexican War, The University of Texas at Arlington, and the cartography of the Greater Southwest.  Many items housed in Special Collections are rare and irreplaceable.  Your observance of the provisions linked below will help to insure the availability of the materials in Special Collections for future research.  We thank you for your cooperation and appreciate your taking the time to read and observe these conditions.


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