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…

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…

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…

Interview with Mellon Institute Students Zoe, Samantha, Ardi, and Hope
Interview with Mellon Institute’s Ardi, Hope, Samantha and Zoe

We asked the 2021 Mellon Institute students to sit down with us and tell us a little about themselves and their research process. Zoe Grout (Trinity ‘22), Samantha Henry (Trinity…

Archives Report Semester Update
Update from the Trinity Archives

Trinity Archives has been busy. Check out all that they have accomplished for Spring 2021! Loading…

Interview with Student Alden Eckman
Getting to Know Student Alden Eckman

We asked Alden Eckman, Archives Student Worker and Trinity University Junior, a few questions to get to know her better and to tell us a little about her take on…

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…

Documenting Campus Closure and Remote Teaching
Documenting Campus Closure and Remote Teaching

Last semester the University Archives initiated a COVID-19 collecting project: Response and Impact: Perspectives from Trinity University on COVID-19. The purpose of this project is to document the effects the…

Interview with Librarian Abra Schnur
Interview with Librarian Abra Schnur

In our blog segment “Interview with a Librarian” we sat down with our newest librarian, University Archivist and Records Manager Abra Schnur, to find out more about her! 1. Tell…

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?