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Primary Sources On Campus

Getting Started

Get started by checking out the UT Libraries' Digital Collections. Narrow by library, language, topic, type of material, etc.

Another great place to start for digital archives on campus and in Texas is Texas Archival Resources Online. Use TARO to search archival collections from institutions across the state of Texas. Be sure to notice where the archive is located (not all of them are in Austin). Let us know if you have questions about access!

Benson Latin American Collection--Archival Resources

Texas Archival Resources Online - contains finding aids with descriptions of the archival holdings of the Benson. you can search for names of collections, subjects, specific materials or countries that are represented in our rare books and manuscripts collection. Once you enter a keyword, limit your search to the Benson Latin American Collection, as this database represents a consortium of Texas archives.

Briscoe Center Digital Collections

The Briscoe Center houses a large number of collections on U.S. and Texas history. It's located on the Northeast end of campus, near the LBJ Presidential Library.

Browse and search the Briscoe Center's Digital Collections here.

Harry Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center increasingly makes its unique resources available online for free. Explore their digital collections here.

Harry Ransom Center materials can also be access through the UT Libraries catalog. Once you start a keyword search, use "Available Online" and "Library--Harry Ransom Center" in the left-side limiter menu to narrow your search.

You can also check out the Harry Ransom Center's subscribed databases here.

LBJ Library Digital Collections

From the LBJ Library:

The National Archives and Records Administration manages all of the presidential libraries. Use the Advanced Search to get started, and then click on the "Available Online" tab in the search results.

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