Digital Collections

We provide a variety of our collections digitally for convenient access, day or night, whenever research needs strike, including our largest, the UTA Libraries Digital Gallery. See also our digital exhibits.

General Scott's entrance into Mexico

A Continent Divided: The U.S. - Mexico War

The U.S. - Mexico War (1846-1848) is the largest and most significant conflict ever fought between two nations in the western hemisphere. Browse proclamations, graphics, letters, and diaries.

children at Berachah home

Berachah Home

The Berachah Home was established 1903 in Arlington, Texas by the Rev. J. T. Upchurch and his wife, Maggie Mae, as the Berachah Industrial Home for the Redemption of Erring Girls.

Jessie Maye Smith and birdwatchers

Birds and Watchers, By Jessie Maye Smith

Read about the birds of North Texas in these Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper columns (1953-74) written by bird enthusiast Jessie Maye Smith.

Map of Texas with markers

Border Land: The Struggle for Texas, 1820-1879

This project maps sites of conflict among Native Americans, European Americans, and African Americans in Texas from the creation of the first Mexican republic to Texas statehood and beyond.

Honter, Universalis Cosmographia map, 1546

Cartographic Connections

This collection provides access to historic maps of Texas, the Gulf Coast, and the Southwestern United States, containing maps dating from the 1500s through the 1900s.

collage of literary authors

Covers, Titles, and Tables: The Formations of American Literary Canons in Anthologies

This archive of the tables of contents of anthologies and histories from 1829 to 2017 is far from complete, but it is the most complete digital or print archive of this nature available.

students using laptops


With our databases, access online resources including journals, newspapers, data, and multimedia.

UTA Art Gallery

Department of Art and Art History

This collection features work by faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Art and Art History, which provides outstanding training in theoretical, experimental and applied art, design, and new media.

rainforest flower

Department of Biology Field Expeditions

This collection of the UTA Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center field expeditions includes images.

crowd of people at Faculty Creative Works reception

Faculty Creative Works

Faculty Creative Works is an annual event showcasing the books, art, music, media, patents, conference activities, and journal contributions made by UTA faculty.

Dr. Freling presenting at Focus on Faculty

Focus on Faculty

Focus on Faculty is a speakers' series to provide a forum for outstanding UTA faculty to share their research and achievements with students, faculty, staff, and the local community.

Fort Worth Santa Fe depot

Fort Worth Evolution

Through the lens of commercial photographer W.D. Smith, this gallery compares old photos of downtown Fort Worth with the current landscape.

map of Southeast Asia showing some languages spoken

Jimmy G Harris Phonetic Survey

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

Maverick Veterans Voices website

Maverick Veterans' Voices

This oral history project honors and preserves the experiences of the men and women of UTA and its predecessors who have served in any branch of the United States military.

Mavs Open Press logo

Mavs Open Press

Mavs Open Press offers no-cost services for scholars who wish to publish a new open-access journal or for those who would like to convert an existing print journal that has traditional copyright.

Endowment bookplates

Memorial and Honorary Books

Our digital bookplates pay homage to a variety of remembrances, such as faculty excellence, or create a lasting tribute to an individual.

girl dressed in Hawaiian wear on an island surrounded by palm trees

Popular Sheet Music of the 1900s

This sampling of print sheet music scores from the UTA Fine Arts Library can reveal much about public opinion and the social and political issues of pre-1923 America.

texas map

Portal to Texas History

The Portal to Texas History serves as a gateway to Texas history materials supplied by museums and libraries throughout the state, including these from UTA Special Collections.

General Ramey with Roswell debris

Roswell UFO Incident

This collection contains photographs related to the Roswell UFO incident of 1947. The object in question was flown to the Fort Worth Army Air Field where reporters saw and photographed the material.

copperhead snake

Snakes of Dallas Fort Worth and Nearby Vicinities

This collection features images of venomous and non-venomous snakes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area created and maintained by the UTA Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center.

Society of Composers conference program cover

Society of Composers, Inc. Archive

The purpose of the SCI Archive is to preserve the historical records of the organization, which include newsletters, conference programs, and proceedings.

Collage of portraits from Tejano Voices website

Tejano Voices

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.

children wearing arm and leg braces

Texas Disability History Collection

This collection emphasizes the pioneering role played by Texan disability rights activists in fighting for equal access to education, work, union membership, public transit, and sports.


Texas Turtles

Texas is home to almost half of the turtle diversity in the United States according to this website from the UTA Reptile and Amphibian Diversity Center.

car painted with the words, Hitler's Last Ride

UTA Libraries Digital Gallery

Most of the more than 50,000 images in this collection come from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper, encompassing the history of North Texas from approximately 1849-1990.

Tarrant County Courthouse

W.D. Smith Commercial Photography

Browse over 250 negatives and prints showcasing the development of Fort Worth and Tarrant County from the 1800s through the 1950s.