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:

A&M-SA is proud to showcase the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library Collection as the inaugural exhibit in the new Presidio Gallery, featuring Alamo and Texas manuscripts and artifacts. Bexar County’s historic Spanish Archives is also housed in the facility.


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.

To reserve a small group tour or make a research appointment for the archives and reading room, please contact Leslie Stapleton at (210) 784-1512 or

Presidio Gallery
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8 - 5 p.m.

Bexar County Archives Building
126 E. Nueva
San Antonio, Texas 78204

  • December 22, 2017 - 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • December 25, 2017
  • January 1, 2017
  • February 19, 2018
  • March 30, 2018
  • April 27, 2018
  • May 28, 2018
  • July 4, 2018
  • September 3, 2018
  • November 12, 2018
  • November 22-23, 2018
  • December 24-25, 2018

Archives & Special Collections staff may not be available all times the Presidio Gallery is open. Please consult the following calendar for hours when staff will be available to assist you.

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library Collection - Opening October 27!


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: