The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
University of Texas at Arlington. Libraries. Special Collections
702 Planetarium Place, Room 607
P.O. Box 19497
Repository URL: http://library.uta.edu/spco/
Repository description (extant): On the 6th floor of Central Library, Special Collections specializes in historical materials relatings to Texas, the U.S. War with Mexico (1846-1848), the cartographic history of Texas and the Gulf of Mexico, and Mexico from 1810-1920. The collections include more than 50,000 volumes, 9,000 linear feet of manuscript and archival collections, 7,000 historical maps, 4 million photographic prints and negatives, and thousands of items in other formats.
Special Collections has a staff of eleven, including librarians, archivists, and paraprofessionals. In addition, the program area employs a number of students each semester and offers volunteer opportunities for individuals interested in assisting staff. Special Collections publishes a newsletter, The Compass Rose, twice a year and mounts exhibits relating to its holdings. Special Collections serves UT Arlington students, staff, and faculty as well as researchers from around the world.
Repository type: University Special Collection
[Oral history collection]