University of Texas at Arlington


Special Collections


Find a wealth of research collections in Special Collections. We serve UT Arlington students, staff, and faculty as well as researchers from around the world.


  • Archives and Collections
    Historical materials, in all formats, relating to Texas, the U. S. War with Mexico of 1846-1848, the cartographic history of Texas, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Southwest, and Mexico from 1810 to 1920.
  • Cartographic Connections
    On-line access to images of maps with lesson plans.

Finding and Accessing Materials

  • Catalog
    Most Special Collections book and journal holdings, historical manuscripts, and archives -- including the university, political and labor collections; graphics; and a number of the Spanish language collections -- appear in the UT Arlington Library Catalog.
  • Bibliographies
    Selected resources for research by subject.
  • Finding Aids
    Documents containing detailed information about specific special collections at UT Arlington.
    • Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO) contains Special Collections' detailed guides compiled specifically to describe the arrangement and contents of a collection and to comment on its research potential.

Using and Handling Materials