The Archives & Special Collections unit of the University Library at Texas A&M University-San Antonio was officially founded in 2013 with the acquisition of the first private collections, the Robert H. Thonhoff Collection and a collection of newspapers from La Prensa. The collection grew exponentially in 2016 when the Daughters of the Republic of Texas placed their Texas history research collection from the Alamo on loan to the university. Rare books and the University Archives are also included.
Archives & Special Collections is located downtown in the Bexar County Archives Building. All materials are available by appointment only and must be used on-site. To request materials from Archives and Special Collections, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (210) 784-1512.