San Antonio 1860s-1990s: A Photographic Chronology from UTSA Special Collections | Texas Public Radio

Event Details

  • August 4, 2018 to
    March 31, 2019
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • $10 for adults (18-64); $8 for seniors (65+) and children (6-17); free with membership, UTSA or Alamo Colleges identification.


Event Description

Steel framework of the Smith-Young Tower (now Tower Life Building) as seen from the Medical Arts Building

With nearly 3.5 million images in its historic archives, UTSA Libraries Special Collections at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures maintains a photographic chronology of San Antonio’s history. Assembled by senior photo curator Tom Shelton, this exhibit includes historic views of San Antonio, such as ethnic communities and culture, daily life, street scenes, events, and architecture. Shelton has organized the exhibit into decades, with 300 images on display. The exhibit has received official Tricentennial recognition.

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