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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…

Student Art in the Library: The Contributions of Trinity Women

While this blog entry will be posted at a later date, I sit down to write it on the celebration of International Women’s Day. I’ve received some notes, from colleagues…

picture of Black medical professionals
Celebrating Black History Month

The history of American medicine is also the history of Black contributions to American medicine. Yet the stories of these healers, the details of their lives and innovations, are too…

Screening a Graphic Novel to Bring Attention to National American Indian Heritage Month
Screening a Graphic Novel to Bring Attention to National American Indian Heritage Month

Interview with Michael Hughes and Corbin Amos by Anne Jumonville Graf It should come as no surprise that the library collaborates with faculty and staff members across campus. But you…

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…

The Limits of Information
The Limits of Information

Information is generally regarded as a good thing, especially in the context of learning. At the same time, the experience of too much information is one we can probably all…

American Archives Month
American Archives Month

Every October the archival community and repositories across the states celebrate American Archives Month.  This is a way to spread awareness about the importance of archives and the value of…

How do you become a librarian panel discussion
How Do You Become a Librarian?

There are many different paths individuals can take to become a librarian. Predominantly, librarians start with a background in the humanities (e.g. English, History), but there is no required field…

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…