University of Texas at Arlington

Digital Collections

Man standing in front of car with hand painted letters: Donated for Hitler's Last Ride

Welcome to the new digital collections of the UTA Libraries, featuring materials drawn from the wealth and diversity of items held by the Libraries. The site contains representative images from several collections located in Special Collections. This new version contains 30,000 images from the original version plus over 20,000 new scans created after October 2017.

Users are encouraged to use the new version of the UTA Digital Gallery to take advantage of the enhanced search features and additional images. This original version will remain online through at least the end of January 2018. After that time, the new version will become the only publicly-available edition of the Digital Gallery.

US Mexico War Image

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.

Berachah Home

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.

JMS Image

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.

screen shot of Border Land website

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.

Cartographic Image

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.

portraits of literary authors

This collection is for university students and their professors and also high school programs, as well as librarians and book selection committees desiring to place their purchasing decisions in relevant American literature publishing contexts, and to cultural leaders interested in placing their comments about American culture within the contexts of one of the most important means of transferring concepts of American culture from generation to generation – the literary anthology.

Student at computer

Access online resources including journals, newspapers, data, and multimedia.

Digital Bookplates

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.