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Special Collections and University Archives

Local archives and repositories

A list of archival repositories (with links) is available through the San Antonio Regional Archivists (SARA) at the following address:

State archives and repositories

A list of many Texas archival repositories can be found at the Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO) site.


National and International Archives and Repositories

A Few Archival Repositories outside of San Antonio

Other links

Finding Archival and other Primary Materials

  • ArchiveGrid
  • WorldCatthe first step is to search your topic here, restricting to “Archival” and/or “Internet” (for digitally available materials)
  • Secondary Sources – Archival materials used for articles and books are cited in the references – this is a great way to find repositories and collections to support your research.
  • Google Search – The John Jay special collections gets most of our researchers through google searches!