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San Antonio Archives Bazaar

In celebration of American Archives Month the San Antonio Regional Archivists (SARA) is hosting the first-ever San Antonio Archives Bazaar.  The event will take place on Saturday, October 7th, 2023…

Texas Heritage Project

The Texas Heritage Project & Coates Library This post was contributed by Acacia Oyler ‘23, the AIT Intern in Special Collections & Archives for Spring 2023.  As many students know…

Theater Posters & the Archives

Sometimes it feels like the university archives are bursting at the seams with print material from past events held on campus.  When I was interviewing for the position one of…

Blog April Fools: Pranks, Hoaxes and homo sapiens
Pranks, Hoaxes and Homo Sapiens

Have you planned a prank for April Fool’s Day?  The San Antonio Zoo has a long history of pranking the city. On April 1, 1939, the San Antonio Light newspaper…

Tigers in Winter
Tigers in a Winter Wonderland

In the meadow, we can build a snowman And pretend that he is LeeRoy Tiger… Do the colder temperatures have you dreaming of a snow day? We took a deep…

highlights from the dicke collection
Highlights from the Dicke Collection of Fine Art Books

This fall, much of the buzz on campus has been about the new Dicke Hall, a center for the study of the humanities at Trinity. But did you know that…

October Archives Month
Did you see that: Is it the supernatural, or just your archival staff working?

Fall is my favorite time of year.  Some might think it’s because I can finally look seasonably dressed in my black outfits and purple lipstick. But no!  It’s because October…

Vistas from our Past: a History of Landscaping at Trinity University
Vistas from the Past: the History of Landscaping at Trinity

This post was written by Nathaniel Hajovsky ’22, the Exhibits Intern in Special Collections & Archives for Fall 2021. American intellectual culture and literary tradition has always had a deep…

American Archives Month
American Archives Month

Every October the archival community and repositories across the states celebrate American Archives Month.  This is a way to spread awareness about the importance of archives and the value of…

Documenting San Antonio's 1921 Flood
Documenting San Antonio’s 1921 Flood

When a historian sets out to tell the story of an event, they typically begin by looking at primary sources: newspapers, diaries, letters, photographs–any sort of item that records what…