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San Marcos Daily Record



  • Existence: 1912 -
  • Existence: 1912    
  • Usage: circa 1975 -
  • Usage: 1975    
  • Usage: 1912-circa 1975
  • Usage: 1912 - 1975


The San Marcos Record was founded in 1912 by George C. Staples and was bought by T.A. Buckner Sr. in 1921. Addison Buckner Jr. and his brother Walter joined their father, buying stakes in the newspaper during the 1920s and into the early 1930s. The Buckner family owned and operated the San Marcos Record with their publishing firm T.A. Buckner and Sons. When T.A. Buckner Sr. died in 1950, Addison and Walter became full partners in the day-to-day operation of the Record until 1960, when their children (Louise, Walter Jr., Tom and Kay Buckner) bought stakes in the newspaper. For 54 years, the Buckner family owned and operated the San Marcos Record (which later became the San Marcos Daily Record in the 1970s). In September 1975, the Daily Record was sold to the company Worrell Newspaper, Inc. from Charlottesville, Virginia. Currently, the San Marcos Daily Record is owned and operated by Moser Community Media.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Susan Hanson Collection

Identifier: SWWC-042

This collection is comprised primarily of photocopies of newspaper articles written by Susan Hanson, staff writer for the San Marcos Daily Record.

Dates: 1984-1992

San Marcos Daily Record photographic negatives

Identifier: 100-SMDR

Photonegatives from the San Marcos Daily Record newspaper in San Marcos, Texas, spanning from the 1930s to 2002. The negatives depict a variety of subjects with a focus on the local San Marcos area and Texas State University.

Dates: circa 1930-2002