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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

As we begin commemorating the 150th anniversary of Trinity University’s founding, the library’s Special Collections & University Archives have had more and more requests for information about the school’s history….