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UGS 302 - (GEMS) STEM in Society - Osborne

Historical Sources

Finding Archival Material

Resources at UT

The Alexander Architectural Archives at the University of Texas at Austin is an architectural research center of national importance. As a unit of the University of Texas Libraries within the Architecture and Planning Library, the Archives support research and education about the history of the built environment by acquiring and preserving research collections and by making them accessible. The Archives also support learning opportunities and scholarly activities for students studying preservation of the cultural record and archival enterprise.

The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection is one of the premier libraries in the world for Latin America and Latina/o Studies. In partnership with the Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies (LLILAS), the Benson is a global destination for research and study, with over a million volumes as well as a wealth of original manuscripts, photographs and various media related to Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean and Latina/Latino presence in the United States.

The Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection (PCLMC), comprising more than 350,000 items representing all areas of the world, provides comprehensive cartographic resources to serve constituents both within and beyond the university’s walls. The collection consists of the historical maps, city maps, park maps, Sanborn maps, and topographical maps, as well as an online collection of scanned maps, including Texas Maps.

The Harry Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research center, with collections of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. The collections provide unique insight into the creative process of some of our finest writers and artists, deepening the understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts.

The Center for Transportation Research TxDOT Research Library contains  print and electronic transportation-related reports from different agencies (FHWA, AASHTO, TRB, state-level transportation agencies, City of Austin, SWUTC, and more), specializing in Texas transportation. Free full-text links are provided for over 60% of the collection, including most TxDOT research publications.

The Briscoe Center for American History is one of the nation’s leading research centers for historical study. The center’s archives, libraries, museums, and historic buildings are part of The University of Texas at Austin’s commitment to collecting, preserving, and making available the evidence of the past.  The Briscoe Center for American History collects preserves, and makes available documentary and material culture evidence encompassing key themes in Texas and U.S. history.

Texas History Collection at the Briscoe Center for American History is the most extensive collection of books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, photographs, and recordings related to Texas.

The University of Texas Archives at the Briscoe Center for American History is comprised of administrative papers of UT Departments and personal papers of leading academics.

Historical Newspapers

Local and Texas Historical Newspapers:

Historical Newspapers:

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