Welcome to the Old Spanish Trail Association Records. The Old Spanish Trail (OST) Association was a group of community leaders from towns and cities along the Old Spanish Trail automobile route that stretched from St. Augustine, Florida to San Diego, California by way of San Antonio, Texas. The association formed to promote the development of a motorable highway throughout the South as a spur to local development. The archives of the Association include reports and memoranda, membership books, minutes, correspondence, clippings, brochures, and books published by the Association in pursuit of its objective to facilitate tourism in their locales.
This archive was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities in addition to a grant from the Council of Independent Colleges with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This site includes a variety of resources related to the Old Spanish Trail and Heritage Tourism. You can:
- Browse the items from the Old Spanish Trail Association Records here - and you can sort, filter, and search the records within this interface.
- Learn more about the OST Association Collection or about our digitization process and project team.
- Explore a digital version of student Glory Turnbull's exhibit, "The History and Legacy of the OST"
- View additional resources including student and faculty projects about the OST.