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UTSA Libraries new Special Collections suite to open Jan. 19

From the UTSA Libraries Special Collections: "Far Away and Long Ago: A History of My Early Life," a memoir by British naturalist William Henry Hudson on his youth in Argentina's pampas, bound in hide, 1943, part of a limited edition of 1,500 printed in Buenos Aires

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(Jan. 6, 2010)--A new suite housing the UTSA Libraries Special Collections will open at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19 on the fourth floor of the John Peace Library (JPL) Building. The suite will feature a large, handsomely furnished reading room, a collections storage room with library-quality environmental standards and staff office space. Special Collections will have expanded hours to serve the UTSA campuses. A formal opening celebration for the new suite will be scheduled for later this spring.

UTSA's Special Collections consist primarily of subject collections emphasizing the history and development of the Texas-Mexico border region, in particular the people, history, art, life and literature of San Antonio and South Texas. Special Collections acquires books and other materials documenting San Antonio small press, history and authors. Other collecting areas include Texana, Civil War (west of the Mississippi), Western and Southwestern Americana, Indians of the U.S. West and Mexican history.

The new space formerly housed the Denman, Executive Dining and Assembly rooms and part of the former Regents' Room, which now is the Assembly Room. The former Special Collections space on the JPL second floor closed Jan. 4 in preparation for the move of the more than 19,000 volumes in the collection. Until Jan. 19, appointments will be accepted to view materials.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Special Collections at 210-458-5505.

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>> View items from the Treasures from UTSA's Special Collections Web site.

>> See the UTSA Libraries Special Collections Web site for updates regarding the move and new spring semester hours.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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