Welcome to the digital collections of the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. This site features materials drawn from the wealth and diversity of items held by the Libraries. In addition to Library materials, we plan to include exhibits of collaborations with UTA faculty and students. The site contains representative images from several collections located at the University of Texas Libraries Special Collections.
The U.S. - Mexico War (1846-1848) is the largest and most significant conflict ever fought between two nations in the western hemisphere. Learn more about this historical event by browsing source materials from Mexico and the United States such as proclamations, graphics, letters, and diaries.
The Berachah Home was established in Arlington, Texas, on May 14, 1903, by the Rev. J. T. Upchurch and his wife, Maggie Mae, as the Berachah Industrial Home for the Redemption of Erring Girls. It was operated under various names as an establishment for homeless, usually pregnant girls, in part by the Berachah Society in Dallas as part of the Nazarene Church.
Read about the birds of North Texas in these Fort Worth Telegram newspaper columns written by bird enthusiast Jessie Maye Smith. Her weekly column, which ran from 1953 to 1974, chronicles the winged wild life of Fort Worth and Tarrant County.
This project maps sites of conflict between Native Americans and Euro-Americans in Texas from the creation of the First Mexican Republic to the outbreak of the U.S.-Mexico War. To date, our understanding of these interactions has been largely anecdotal and impressionistic. No attempt has been made to compile information on acts of violence between the many peoples of Texas during this period, much less digitally map them.
This collection provides access to historic maps of Texas, the Gulf Coast, and the Southwestern United States. The collection contains maps dating from the 1500s through the 1900s as well as resources for teachers and students.
A digital bookplate is a virtual badge that permanently links to a print or electronic book or other material in UT Arlington's online catalog. Digital bookplates can pay homage to a variety of remembrances, such as faculty excellence, or create a lasting tribute for an individual. Bookplates bear the name of the kind donor who chose to honor a person while also supporting the UT Arlington Library.
Faculty Creative Works is an annual event showcasing the books, art, music, media, patents, conference activities, and journal contributions made by UT Arlington faculty. UTA Libraries initiated the event to give special attention to the depth and breadth of scholarship and creativity produced by UTA faculty. It complements the University’s vision of creating global impact through creative scholarship, transformative access, and collaborative learning.
Focus on Faculty is a Speakers' Series for UT Arlington faculty, begun during 2002-2003 to provide a forum for outstanding faculty to share their research and achievements with students, faculty and staff of this campus and with the citizens of Arlington. Focus on Faculty is co-sponsored by UT Arlington Libraries and Phi Kappa Phi.