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Rooting Trinity's History: Resources related to Trinity during Reconstruction and Jim Crow Eras


This guide provides resources from Special Collections and Archives for researching Trinity's ties to enslavement, Reconstruction, and the Jim Crow era.

Materials are available for use during Special Collections and Archives open reading room hours and by appointment.  Learn more about visiting here: . Please contact the unit at with any additional questions.

Ratio-Maeonian Society Hall at Trinity University's Tehuacana campus. Image shows a framed poster of Jefferson Davis to the right of the podium. Date unknown, circa 1898. tehu_023, Tehuacana Collection. Coates Library Special Collections and Archives, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.

Tehuacana-era Collections

Trinity University Board of Trustees Records

Material generated by the Board of Trustees of the University are confidential documents of the University to which access shall be restricted for a period of 25 years from the respective dates of material described within this finding aid. During the restriction period, access to files may be permitted only if the person seeking access submits a written itemized request of files to view to the University Archives which will then be forwarded to to the Assistant Secretary of the Board of Trustees. Either the Chairman of the Board of Trustees or the Executive Committee determines in the Chairman's or the Committee's sole and absolute discretion, as the case may be, to permit such access. Inquires can be submitted to

Trinity University Presidential Records and Papers

Trinity Historiography

Additional University Archives

Cumberland Presbyterian Resources

Presbyterian USA Resources