100 Years of Progress

August 18, 2020 marks the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women all across the US the right to vote. The self-determined women of Texas, led by suffragists such as Minnie Fisher Cunningham and Mary Ellen Ewing, would play a pivotal role in this momentous occasion, conducting a grassroots suffrage campaign all across the state.


A History of Robertson Stadium

Between its opening in 1942 as Public School Stadium and its demolition in the fall of 2012, Robertson Stadium (also known as Jeppesen Stadium) has been home to high school football, UH football, and the Houston Oilers as well as the Houston Dynamo soccer club. Additionally, some of the biggest names in rock played Robertson during the 1970s and 1980s.


Brothers in Rhyme: Fat Pat, Big Hawk, and the Screwed Up Click

Twenty years after the death of the Houston rapper Fat Pat, Brothers in Rhyme: Fat Pat, Big Hawk, and the Screwed Up Click commemorates the lives and careers of brothers and fellow rappers Patrick "Fat Pat" Hawkins and the late John "HAWK" Hawkins.


Cruiser Houston

The heavy cruiser USS Houston (CA-30) was flagship of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet during World War II. On March 1, 1942, the Houston was sunk by the Japanese, and her surviving crew members were taken prisoner of war. This exhibit tells the story of the Houston and her crew through materials from the Cruiser Houston Collection at UH Libraries' Special Collections.


Encuentros en Literatura | Encounters and Discoveries in Literature

The exhibit celebrates the breadth of Latina/o literature in the United States throughout the 20th century. It emphasizes the pioneering work of Arte Público Press in publishing, recovering, and bolstering works of Latino authors in the larger context of modern social history and the literary landscape.


From Coast to Coast: A Tour of DJ Screw's Record Collection

This exhibit, curated by undergraduate research student Jenna Goodrich, highlights the DJ Screw Sound Recordings collection, which contains over 1600 of DJ Screw's personal albums and singles. These records were donated by his father, Robert Earl Davis, Sr. and his cousin Donnie Davis, Jr. DJ Screw combined records from different geographical locations and genres to create his famous mixtapes known as "screw tapes." Showcasing the albums by location reveals the types of artists DJ Screw included in his mixtapes, and how place influenced his work.


The Houston Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus

This exhibit, curated by undergraduate research student Kennedy Williams, highlights the history of Houston's Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus and political activity of the LGBT+ community in Houston,  featuring selections from the Annise Parker and Kathy Hubbard Papers at the University of Houston Libraries' Special Collections.


KUHT TexTreasures

This curated online exhibit contains excerpts of materials from the KUHT Film & Video collection digitized through a TexTreasures grant in 2017. The KUHT collection in UH Libraries' Special Collections is home to roughly 2,000 films and over 12,000 video assets, preserving the broadcast and production history of the nation's first educational, non-profit television station.


The Spirit of Houston: A Retrospective 40 Years in the Making

2017 marked the 40th anniversary of the National Women's Conference, held in Houston in November 1977. Over two thousand delegates representing 50 states and 6 territories, as well as 32,000 observers, gathered in Houston, Texas for the historic event, the first federally-funded conference charged to assess the status of women across the country and the challenges they faced.


Student Art Exhibits

Coming soon!


Storied: The First Ten Years of the Creative Writing Program

Using UH Libraries' Special Collections materials, this exhibition details the founding and first decade of the University of Houston's Creative Writing program, spotlights the lives and careers of faculty members Cynthia Macdonald and Donald Barthelme, and showcases works by alumni who graduated between 1979 and 1989.


This is Our Home, It Is Not for Sale

Through interviews with former and current residents of Riverside Terrace, This Is Our Home examines how anti-Semitism, racism, and profiteering shaped what was once one of Houston's most affluent neighborhoods.


UH Homecoming Through the Years

Featuring materials from University Archives in UH Libraries' Special Collections, this exhibit shows a rich history of Cougars coming together to celebrate their days at UH, as well as the evolution of the University itself. While traditions may have changed over the years, the Cougar spirit marches on.


UH Students Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic

This online archive is a place for UH students to share their experiences related to the coronavirus pandemic through journals, artwork, and other expressions. College students are living through a unique and challenging moment in history, and we are preserving your response to it for people in the future.


UH Timeline

The UH Timeline captures important moments in the history and development of the University of Houston, documenting their time and context in the history of UH and providing access to related materials from the University of Houston Special Collections and University Archives.


William W. Sherrill: A Life in Service

William Wayne Sherrill's career brought him to the highest positions within local and federal government, including the FDIC and the Federal Reserve. Sherrill took part in many business ventures and went on to teach at his alma mater, where he founded the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship. This digital exhibit consists of materials from the William W. Sherrill Papers at UH Libraries' Special Collections.