Find a wealth of research collections in Special Collections. We serve UT Arlington students, staff, and faculty as well as researchers from around the world.


  • Archives and Collections
    Historical materials, in all formats, relating to Texas, the U. S. War with Mexico of 1846-1848, the cartographic history of Texas, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Southwest, and Mexico from 1810 to 1920.

  • Cartographic Connections
    On-line access to images of maps with lesson plans.

Finding and Accessing Materials

  • Catalog
    Most Special Collections book and journal holdings, historical manuscripts, and archives -- including the university, political and labor collections; graphics; and a number of the Spanish language collections -- appear in the UT Arlington Library Catalog.

  • Bibliographies
    Selected resources for research by subject.

  • Finding Aids
    Documents containing detailed information about specific special collections at UT Arlington.

    • 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.

Using and Handling Materials

  • Policies: relating to using and handling materials.
  • Copyright: Special Collections materials are protected by copyright. Please contact Special Collections at for specific questions about usage.

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