In order to properly accommodate your research needs, access is
By appointment only
Archives Reading Room
1400 W. Villaret
San Antonio, TX 78224
Phone (210) 486-3575
All visitors will be required to sign the PAC Archives Visitor Register and should be prepared to produce valid identification if the attending librarian requests it. The visitor's register is kept for usage and other statistical purposes and is protected under the rules of confidentiality of library users.
Trained library staff will be available to assist visitors in using finding aids (i.e. databases and indexes) to identify and locate archival materials. Visitors must follow the preservation guidelines for using materials in the Archives.
The San Antonio Poetry Archive, which began in 2015, is an initiative led by the State's current poet laureate, Laurie Ann Guerrero, to capture and preserve San Antonio’s literary voice as manifested through the poetry community. The San Antonio Poetry Archive serves as the repository for special collections materials in the Ozuna Library at Palo Alto College and is committed to preserving the records of local poets and poetry organizations in their original formats, including books, manuscripts, archives, and other media.
The San Antonio Poetry Archive supporting book collection now includes over 150 volumes by 35 different poets.
Featured San Antonio Poet
Laurie Ann Guerrero
Laurie Ann Guerrero was born and raised on the Southside of San Antonio and attended Palo Alto College for a short time before transferring and completing her B.A. degree at Smith College, followed by a MFA from Drew University. Guerrero’s complex narratives savor her experiences as a granddaughter, mother, Chicana, and feminist, earning her several honors, including the Panhandler Publishing Award, the Rosemary Thomas Poetry Prize, and the 2012 Andres Montoya Poetry Prize. In 2013 Poets & Writers Magazine named her one of its top 10 emerging poets. She left her role as San Antonio’s second Poet Laureate at the end of March and began a new chapter as the 2016 Texas Poet Laureate in April.
Books of Poetry:
A Crown for Guimecindo (2015)
A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying (2013)
Babies under the Skin (2008)