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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…