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Special Collections and Archives: A fantasyland of diverse histories

Hoelscher and Schnur work to make students feel welcome in a room of precious history
Lauren Roddis, Pulse Reporter March 3, 2022

Nestled west of the stairs on the second floor of Coates Library is a cozy room that looks as if it’s straight out of “Downton Abbey.” This room houses Trinity’s Special Collections and Archives....

Photo credit: Matthew Claybrook

Coates Library presents exhibit on Artemisia Bowden

Noelle Barrera February 28, 2019

Photo by Matthew ClaybrookIn honor of Black History Month, the Coates Library is currently displaying an exhibit about the life of Artemisia Bowden, one of San Antonio's first black female college presidents....

Photo credit: Genevieve Humphreys

Then and now: Accessible housing

Gabriella Garriga February 28, 2019

Illustration by Genevieve HumphreysAs conversations around choosing a residence hall, roommates and suitemates approach, students may find their options limited. Senior Catherine Terrace has a mobility...

Colleen Hoelscher looks through files in the Rare Books room. photo by Stephen Sumrall-Orsak, staff photographer

A day in the life of the Special Collections staff

Maggie Lupo April 4, 2018

An atmosphere of quiet reverence perfuses the Rare Books room in Coates Library. The carpeted floor and weathered furniture lend a close, cozy ambiance, and each of the hundreds of books lining the walls...

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