Special Collections & Archives houses library materials which are especially valuable or fragile and serves as the repository for the Trinity University Archives. Our collections include the San Antonio Female College Collection, from which you will be drawing for your Omeka exhibit.
Special Collections is typically open on weekday afternoons from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. These hours may change without notice due to staff availability. Appointments are not required during these hours, but are helpful to ensure the most efficient use of your time. Scheduling an appointment helps the staff prepare materials for your visit. If you have located items you would like to view from one of our finding aids, please provide the collection name and number as well as the box and folder number for the materials you wish to reference in your appointment email. Appointments can also be scheduled for weekday mornings by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
During your visit...
When you visit the archives please be aware of a few basic guidelines for our reading room.
Archival material and rare books are to be consulted only in the Reading Room and do not circulate.
Coats, backpacks, purses, or any bags must be stored in the coat closet or lobby during your visit. Researchers may bring laptop computers into the Reading Room.
Eating and drinking are not permitted.
To preserve our collections, materials must be handled with care at all times: do not lean on, write on, fold or handle materials in a way that may damage them. Tracing is not permitted. Only pencils may be used in the Reading Room.
Please remove only one folder from a box at a time and replace all materials in their original order.
For more information on policies for the Reading Room and Archives please see the Special Collections and Archives Guidelines for Use.