The San Antonio River Authority (SARA) contracted with the University of Texas as San Antonio (UTSA) to house its archive at the Special Collections of the UTSA Libraries to help commemorate the agency’s 75th Anniversary and to make the agency’s archive materials easy to access by the public. Historical research materials in the collection include photographs and documentation of the flood of 1921, as well as reports, project materials, blue prints, correspondence, maps, surveys, minutes, photographs, newspaper clippings and publications, including SARA newsletters, magazines and brochures. SARA’s oral history collection is also housed within the archives at UTSA. The oral history collection is made up of over 30 recordings made by SARA board and staff, as well as key stakeholders, all sharing their institutional knowledge about specific past and present SARA projects. SARA’s archive program is continuous and is updated every six months, coinciding with the end of SARA’s fiscal year.
SARA’s online finding aid and digital collections can be found at the Special Collections of the UTSA Libraries or by visiting: