Presidio Gallery

Welcome to the Presidio Gallery

Texas A&M University-San Antonio welcomes you to Presidio Gallery at the Bexar County Archives Building. Opened on October 27, 2017, this beautiful facility in downtown San Antonio is home to A&M-SA’s Archives and Special Collections. It is free and open to the public, and we welcome tour groups and researchers by appointment. The Welcome Video provides a great overview of the facility.

The A&M-SA Archives & Special Collections includes:

Current Exhibit

Texas A&M University-San Antonio is celebrating it's 10-Year anniversary with a special exhibit at The Presidio Gallery. 

Join Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and President Teniente-Matson for this grand opening exhibit on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 4 to 6 p.m.

You will be able to view artifacts and historical items from the University as the legacy grows.

How to Visit

A&M-SA’s presence in downtown San Antonio exemplifies our commitment to becoming a premier academic institution; one that celebrates the city’s diverse history and culture, fosters community dialogue about our shared heritage and inspires exploration and learning by people of all ages. We welcome tourists, school field trips, accomplished historians and aspiring scholars to step into our shared history.

Archives & Special Collections staff may not be available all times the Presidio Gallery is open. To reserve a small group tour or make a research appointment for the archives and reading room, please contact Archives & Special Collections at (210) 784-1512 or archives@tamusa.edu.

Presidio Gallery
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Monday - Friday
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Bexar County Archives Building
126 E. Nueva St.
San Antonio, Texas 78204

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Previous Exhibits


San Antonio as a Crossroads
San Antonio is a crossroads that links the great state of Texas to its past. For more than 300 years San Antonio has served as an intersection for nations, rivers, roads, people and their experiences. The Tricentennial exhibit will explore San Antonio’s vibrant history through photographs, artwork, maps, documents, artifacts and ephemera to tell the story of an evolving frontier community as the heart of the region.


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The Daughters of the Republic of Texas established its historic library collections in 1945 to serve objectives written in its charter of 1895. Following are highlights of its various collections:

  • General collection: 17,000 book titles, primarily history, but including genealogy, politics and government, art, natural history and science, religion, folklore, and fiction, all associated with Texas.
  • Archival collections: Approximately 450 collections of personal and family papers and organizational records dating from 1519 to the present.
  • Photography Collection : Nearly 40,000 photographic images recording the history of the Alamo, San Antonio, and the people of Texas.
  • Fine art and print collections : Approximately 1,000 pieces of graphic art, paintings, and decorative art, in addition to collections of prints and posters, are in our fine art and print collections.
  • Maps : More than 1,000 maps - land plats and world, national, state, county, and city maps, including a map dated 1579 by Abraham Ortelius; an 1827 manuscript map of Austin's Colony drawn by Stephen F. Austin, part of the Cumings Family Papers ; and digital images of maps from the Robert L. B. Tobin Map Collection.