Special Collections and Manuscripts

Special Collections supports the teaching and learning objectives of the Trinity University community by collecting, preserving, and providing access to primary source materials that align with the curriculum. These materials include manuscript collections, ephemera, pamphlets, periodicals and newspapers, rare books, and noteworthy editions, as well as named collections of particular distinction. Special Collections also houses library materials which are particularly fragile.

University Archives

The University Archives documents the intellectual, cultural, and organizational history of the university since its founding in 1869. Through official and non-official administrative and departmental records, faculty and alumni papers, records of alumni and student organizations, and university publications, this archives seeks to preserve the evolution of the institution, from the Tehuacana, Waxahachie, and Woodlawn campuses to the present.

Digitized Publications

The University Archives uses Preservica to host its digitized publications. Here you'll find the Trinitonian newspaper, the Mirage yearbook, the On Trinity Hill news briefs, and Courses of Study Bulletins. Provided is a guide to help navigate searching this platform.

Digitized Collections

Curated material digitized from our physical holdings. Collections included historical images of Trinity University, Material from the Claude and ZerNona Black Papers, and the Ziperman Postcard Collection.

Web Archives

Since 2013, the University Archives has used Archive-It to capture snapshots of Trinity University's website and various related pages. Crawled pages go into the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine making them available to the public.