The Historical Manuscripts
Most of the more than three hundred historical manuscript collections in Special Collections focus on either 19th or 20th century Texas and Mexican history or the Mexican American War of 1846-1848. The materials are primarily personal papers, family collections, and organizational records. Special emphasis is on materials from the North Texas area and surrounding counties as well as counties once part of the Robertson Colony, a 19th century empresario venture that brought U.S. immigrants to Texas.
Finding Aids, inventories, and descriptions are available for many of the historical manuscript collections. All collections, both processed and unprocessed, are listed and described in the 2000 edition of A Guide to Archives and Manuscripts in the Special Collections Division at The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. An on-line version of the Guide is available and a loose-leaf paper version of the Guide is available at the Special Collections reference desk. Most of the historical manuscript collections are also cataloged and listed in OCLC and the UTA Libraries' electronic public access catalog, UTA Libraries' Catalog..
If you have questions about the Historical Manuscripts Collection, please contact Brenda McClurkin at firstname.lastname@example.org .
This page last update on Wednesday, April 07, 2004
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