University of Texas at Arlington

Digital Collections

train staition: half in black & white, half in color

Fort Worth, past and present, through the lens of W.D. Smith and the curators at the UT Arlington Library .. visit the Fort Worth Evolution digital collection and exhibition.

Jimmy G Harris Map Image

This collection provides access to sound files from the Jimmy G. Harris Phonetic Survey of Languages from Asia, Pacific, Americas, and Africa Speakers.

Medallion with text

A joint project of the UT Arlington’s College of Liberal Arts and the University Libraries, the Maverick Veterans’ Voices Oral History Project honors and preserves the experiences of the men and women of the UT Arlington community who have served in any branch of the United States Military.

Roses of Picardy sheet music cover

Over the years, the UT Arlington Fine Arts Library had accumulated a sizable collection of print sheet music scores. Thanks to an internal library grant, it was possible over a three month period in 2016 to digitize a small sampling of this collection. By making this collection available to a global audience, researchers worldwide will have the ability to study the history of the United States from a unique perspective since sheet music from this era can reveal much about public opinion and the social and political issues of pre-1923 America.

Portal Image

Hosted by the University of North Texas, The Portal to Texas History serves as a gateway to Texas history materials supplied by museums and libraries throughout the state. The link above provides access to over 1,000 digitized items from UTA Special Collections that are accessible through the Portal. These materials from UT Arlington include include maps, photographs, illustrations, books, letters, and more.

General Ramey with Roswell debris

The UTA Libraries Special Collections Division has partnered with researchers Kevin Randle, David Rudiak, Simon Schollum, and Jerry Morelock to document and disseminate photographic assets held by the Libraries related to the Roswell UFO incident of 1947. At the time, the object in question, said to be a weather balloon, was flown to the Fort Worth Army Air Field where reporters saw and photographed the material.

Tejano Image

This ground-breaking collection features personal recollections of over 100 Tejanos and Tejanas, and their struggle against racial discrimination in post-World War II Texas. Read their histories and listen to their triumphs and trials spoken in their own words.

3 children racing on a track

The Texas Disability History Collection emphasizes the pioneering role played by a racially and ethnically diverse cast of Texan disability rights activists, many of whom attended or have worked at UT Arlington, in fighting for equal access to education, work, union membership, public transit, and sports.

WD Smith Image

Browse over 250 photographic negatives and prints from the Fort Worth company W.D. Smith Commercial Photography. The images in this collection showcase the development of Fort Worth and Tarrant County from the 19th century through the 1950s.