Archives and Special Collections

Archives and Special Collections

The Archives and 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.

Archives & Special Collections contains collections of enduring historical value that are relevant to the academic programs of A&M-SA. Archival programs at academic and public libraries create collection policies that aim to work collaboratively in a non-competitive manner with other archival repositories in the area. Collection priorities include items focusing on San Antonio, South Texas, Mexican American Studies, borderlands, the military, and local political figures.

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 or call (210) 784-1512.


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Finding Aids: Guides to the Collection