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Special Collections

Resources available at William M. Logan Library

Schreiner Archives and Special Collections


The William M. Logan Library houses the archives and special collections materials at Schreiner University.  Collections include items that document the rich culture and history of the Texas Hill Country and contain materials such as, rare books, artifacts, photographs, manuscripts, maps, blueprints, family papers and newspapers. The library also houses university specific collections comprised of photographs, university and student publications, Schreiner Senior Theses, video and media recordings, faculty scholarship and memorabilia documenting the history of Schreiner as an Institute, College, and University.

Access to our collections

Special Collection materials are fragile, valuable, and in many cases, irreplaceable. Although the library strives to make access as easy as possible, the Library has taken certain measures to protect these items. Therefore, visitors must anticipate a time delay between requests and access of at least 48 hours.

Before You Visit

Contact W. M. Logan Library to set up an appointment and verify that the items you need are available and accessible.  

On your arrival, you will be asked to show a valid ID card and complete our User Registration Form, which is required of all users in Special Collections. Please ask a staff member about our policies if you plan to take notes or make photographic or digital reproductions of items during your visit. Information about how to handle archives can be found here.

Items from Special Collections cannot be checked out to individuals not employed by the University for any reason. Employee use and temporary custody of materials will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Use of all items is supervised at all times. 

Summer Access

Between May 12 and August 12 of each year, only limited access is available.  Archival research assistance and access to unprocessed collections will be unavailable during this time. Please contact Special Collections at 830-792-7321 for additional information.

From the Collections

Swingmasters Band 1944

The Swingmasters were a regular feature and popular student group at Schreiner Institute in the 1940s. The 1943 Recall yearbook says the Swingmasters; "played for all Schreiner dances, held at intervals of approximately two weeks throughout the year, and had a number of dates for off-campus groups. Although hampered by continuous changes in the personnel of the group because of the calls of armed services, these lovers of swing music were always able to produce a good program, and contributed much toward the entertainment of the student body."

Exhibits at the Library

Would you like to partner with us to showcase an exhibit at the Library? For more information, please read How to Showcase an Exhibit at Logan Library and then complete the Showcase Exhibit Proposal FormFor information on creating a quick case exhibit, guidance on design and guidance on labeling, visit the Display Design Principals for Free Standing Display Cases page.

Contact Us


William M. Logan Library
Schreiner University
2100 Memorial Blvd.
Kerrville, Texas  78028

Hours of Access

By appointment only, please contact Sarah Sides at to schedule your appointment.