A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio: Student Publications Collection, 1980-2008
The University of Texas at San Antonio was established in 1969. As of 2010, the University comprises three campuses: UTSA's Main Campus in northwest San Antonio, its Downtown Campus, and the Hemisfair Campus, which includes the Institute of Texan Cultures museum.
Cactus Alley was an annual student literary magazine founded in 1981. It was originally affiliated with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Division of English, Classics, and Philosophy. It was later affiliated with the English Department. The publication contains poetry, short stories, literary non-fiction, non-scholarly essays, and high-contrast art submitted by students from any UTSA department. The student group also held public readings of selected works from that year’s issue.
The Paisano is an independent student newspaper established in January of 1981. It contains news about UTSA's students, faculty, departments, and administration as well as letters to the editor, calendars, advertisements, and a police blotter. Content frequently includes criticisms of the university administration and student government. In 1994, The Paisano received the Saturn Car Corporation Teamwork Project Award and a first place rating by the Columbia Scholastic Press. For more information, see Web site for The Paisano.
Sagebrush Review is an annual student-produced, student-funded magazine that publishes the art, photography, and literature of university students in the San Antonio area. The student group also organizes art and literature events at UTSA. Sagebrush Review staff is advised by faculty from the English Department. Volume 1 was published in 2006. For more information, see the Sagebrush Review Web site.
The collection consists of 5 linear feet and 77.9 gigabytes of files of publications by independent student groups (those not sponsored by the University) published between 1980 and 1998. It includes 16 issues (.5 linear feet) of Cactus Alley published between 1980 and 1996; 390 digitized issues (4.5 linear feet and 4,209 .tif images) of The Paisano published between January 27, 1981 and November 3, 1998; and 4 issues (.25 linear feet) of Sagebrush Review published between 2006 and 2009.
Selected material in this collection has been digitized and is available in our digital collections.
There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.
This collection is housed at UTSA's Hemisfair Campus and must be accessed via the Institute of Texan Cultures Special Collections Reading Room. To request access, please use our Collections Request Form.
The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
[Identification of item], UTSA Student Publications Collection, UA 1.05, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.
Cactus Alley and Sagebrush Review were transferred from Rare Books in June, 2010.
Processed and encoded by Shannon Keith, Library Assistant, June, 2010.
Inventory of the UTSA Student Publications Collection