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Author: Colleen Hoelscher

highlights from the dicke collection
Highlights from the Dicke Collection of Fine Art Books

This fall, much of the buzz on campus has been about the new Dicke Hall, a center for the study of the humanities at Trinity. But did you know that…

The Maddux Tapestry: Adding Context in Special Collections

This post was written by Lindsey Bonin ’22, the Exhibits Intern in Special Collections & Archives for Spring 2022. When you first walk into the Special Collections & Archives reading…

Vistas from our Past: a History of Landscaping at Trinity University
Vistas from the Past: the History of Landscaping at Trinity

This post was written by Nathaniel Hajovsky ’22, the Exhibits Intern in Special Collections & Archives for Fall 2021. American intellectual culture and literary tradition has always had a deep…

La Pastorela - A Christmas Treasure in Special Collections
La Pastorela: A Christmas Treasure in Special Collections

San Miguel: Mortales! estad atentos! Un milagro grande lugar ha tenido cercano á este sitio que Dios ha escogido.    Translated– Archangel Michael: Mortals! Be attentive! A great miracle has…

Documenting San Antonio's 1921 Flood
Documenting San Antonio’s 1921 Flood

When a historian sets out to tell the story of an event, they typically begin by looking at primary sources: newspapers, diaries, letters, photographs–any sort of item that records what…

Valentine's day postcards - treasures from the Ziperman Collection
Valentine’s Day Postcards

Trinity bricks are red, Mountain laurel smells sweet, When it comes to Valentines, You can’t be beat! People began sending cards to their Valentines in the eighteenth century; these were…

Ada Colbert - The Earliest Known Native Student at Trinity
Ada Colbert: The Earliest Known Native Student at Trinity

Here in Special Collections & Archives, we are often asked questions about Trinity “firsts”: who was the first woman to achieve tenure? Who was the first donor? What was the…

Illuminating the Past - Treasures from Special Collections
Illuminating the Past

If you’ve taken a medieval history class at Trinity, chances are you have visited Special Collections to view some of the early manuscripts in our collection. But did you ever wonder how two leaves of parchment, carefully scribed and intricately illuminated, ended up in San Antonio?

Searching the Trinitonian and Mirage Online
Searching the Trinitonian and Mirage Online

**UPDATE: As of November 1, 2021, Trinity has moved the digital copies of the Trinitonian, Mirage and Course of Study Bulletins to a new system called Preservica. These campus publications…