When you support the UTSA Libraries and the Institute of Texan Cultures, you provide resources available to ALL UTSA students.
There are three programs with UTSA Libraries and the Institute of Texan Cultures that your gift may support:
Digitizing Culinary History, UTSA Libraries is home to the largest Mexican Cookbook Collection in the country. Your support will help make these cherished recipes and collections more accessible.
UTSA Libraries Special Collections is home to UTSA’s Mexican Cookbook Collection—the largest in the nation with over 2,000 titles in English and Spanish documenting the variety and history of Mexican cuisine from 1789 to the present. The collection includes concentrations in the areas of regional cooking, healthy and vegetarian recipes, corporate advertising cookbooks, and manuscript recipe books. Currently, the library employs one graduate student who analyzes and studies handwritten manuscripts and transcribes their texts and content. While she is an incredible asset to the team, our goal is to provide additional support and resources to help in this vital task.
Student Internships at the Institute of Texan Cultures, help provide experiential learning opportunities to students.
The Institute of Texan Cultures museum provides experiential learning opportunities to degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students offering hands-on projects that contribute to the museum, university, and community. Internships enrich students’ educational experiences, serve society through expanded research, serve the public through community engagement, and serve UTSA by educating and empowering students.
UTSA Art Collection, supports one of the largest Latinx Art Collections in the country, featuring San Antonio and South Texas artists.
The UTSA Art Collection holds over 3,000 works by more than 600 established and emerging artists, including VOZ: Selections from The UTSA Art Collection the largest exhibit to feature regional artists and some internationally renowned artists. Prominent artists include Juan de Dios Mora, Judy Baca, Alexander Calder, Mary Cassatt, Dale Chihuly, Carmen Lomas Garza, Graciela Iturbide, Luis Jimenez, Mike Mandel, Cruz Ortiz, Jesse Trevino, Vincent Valdez and Manny Vega, to name a few.
“Carazul”, Mexican Green Jay
UTSA Art Collection