Exhibits and Special Projects

University Archives and Special Collections

Bill Ratliff Collection

The University Archives and Special Collections Department received on deposit the records of former Texas Lt. Gov. Bill Ratliff. In a custody agreement with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, all official records deemed to have permanent value will be processed and made available for public use by the UASC at The University of Texas at Tyler. The private papers (including books and artifacts) received from Mr. Ratliff are accessioned through the Special Collections function of the department. These include any and all materials not related to the legislative or executive duties carried out by Mr. Ratliff's respective senate or lieutenant governor's office.

UT Tyler History Exhibit

The UT Tyler History Exhibit is a slide show of panels which tell the history of the university from the day the Texas Legislature signed the bill creating the university to present day.

Sarah McClendon Digital Exhibit

This digital exhibit showcases a selection of materials from the Sarah McClendon Papers housed in the University Archives and Special Collections Department at The University of Texas at Tyler’s Robert R. Muntz Library. Originally from Tyler, Texas, McClendon was one of the first women to serve in White House Press Corps.


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This Month in UT Tyler History

A UASC monthly publication, sharing stories and activities of the UT Tyler community from 10, 20 and 30 years ago.

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