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Southwest Texas State Teachers College

 Organization

Historical

Southwest Texas State Normal School was established in 1903. The name was changed in 1918 to Southwest Texas State Normal College, in 1923 to Southwest Texas State Teachers College, in 1959 to Southwest Texas State College, in 1969 to Southwest Texas State University, and in 2003 to Texas State University-San Marcos.

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

Budget and financial reports

 Collection
Identifier: 03.200-200-001
Abstract

This collection ties together the many different types of budget and financial reports Texas State University produces. Materials include recommended budgets, operating budgets, salary reports, financial reports mandated by the State of Texas.

Dates: 1929-2022

C.E. (Cecil Eugene) Evans papers

 Collection
Identifier: 21.900-02-Evans
Abstract The C. E. Evans Papers were a gift to Southwest Texas State University Archives in 1987 from his daughter, Bernice (Mrs. Erwin L.) Soyars, Jr., and others. Dr. Evans’ 31 year career as president of the College parallels the early growth and development of the institution, (1911-1942). The papers hold two major strengths: documentation of Southwest Texas State Teachers College (SWTSTC) activity and documentation of Dr. Evans growth as an educator, administrator, and literary figure. The...
Dates: 1894-1966

Commencement records

 Collection
Identifier: 11.200-Commencement
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of commencement programs. With a small amount of additional materials and recordings. Texas State University was established by the 26th Legislature in 1899 as the Southwest Texas State Normal School; 313 pupils were enrolled in 1903-04, the first year classes were held.

Dates: 1908-2022

D’Jelma Hearn-Zirkle papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2008-002
Abstract

D’Jelma Desse Hearn-Zirkle was a Texas State University alum and teacher who was also deaf. Collection depicts her life and teaching career.

Dates: 1939-1978

Don and Carol Lucas memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: 90.100-Alumni-2014-Lucas
Abstract

The collection contains memorabilia related to Don Lucas' time as a student.

Dates: 1954-1960, undated

Dudley R. Dobie, Sr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: 90.200-Faculty-2016-Dobie
Abstract

Collection of Texas State University related materials from Dudly R. Dobie, Sr.

Dates: 1922-1970

Fighting Stallions statue collection

 Series
Identifier: 2017-001
Abstract

This collection consists of correspondence, photographs, press releases, and news clipping about Fighting Stallions statue.

Dates: 1951-1995

Helen Hornsby collection

 Collection
Identifier: 90.200-Faculty-2015-Hornsby
Abstract

Helen Hornsby was one of the first 17 faculty at Southwest Texas State Normal School, teaching from 1903 to 1919. Collection includes materials owned and collected by Helen Hornsby Crawford and her family. Includes topics related to the university, such as Lyndon Johnson, the inauguration of Robert Hardesty, homecoming, and the 50th reunion of the SWT class of 1949.

Dates: 1889-1979, 2008, undated

John Garland Flowers papers

 Collection
Identifier: 21.900-03-Flowers
Abstract

John Garland Flowers became the third president of Southwest Texas State Teachers College in 1942; he held this position for twenty-two years until his retirement in August 1964. The Flowers papers document his professional activities during the years of his presidency, including topics related to his administrative duties as a college president and his leadership role in education at both state and national levels.

Dates: 1936-1965, undated

Lyndon Baines Johnson collection

 Collection
Identifier: 80.300-LBJ
Abstract Lyndon B. Johnson attended Southwest Texas State Teachers College from 1927-1930. Throughout his political career, Johnson maintained a close relationship with the college in San Marcos, in all its incarnations. He visited the campus frequently, often several times per year, until his death in 1973. This collection was largely compiled by the University News Service and consists of materials about President Lyndon Baines Johnson and his relationship to his alma mater. The bulk of the...
Dates: 1926-2012; Majority of material found within 1963 - 1973

Linnea Smith collection of Oscar Strahan memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: 90.200-Faculty-2007-Strahan
Abstract

Collection of memorabilia related to Oscar Strahan and his lengthy athletic career at Southwest Texas State University.

Dates: 1907-1977

Museum of art and history collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2013-003
Abstract Collection documents part of the defunct Museum of Art and History. Materials include correspondence, accession records books, newspaper clippings, photographs, artifacts, and financial records. The museum, established on the campus of Southwest Texas State Teachers College in 1937, closed suddenly in 1965 after the State Legislature cut off funding for the maintenance and upkeep. The collection was then transferred to the Hays County Historical Survey Committee which intended to create a...
Dates: 1937-1957, 1982, undated; Majority of material found within 1940-1957

Oscar Strahan photographs and papers

 Collection
Identifier: 90.200-Faculty-2016-Strahan
Abstract

Oscar Strahan served as the first professional coach and first Athletic Director for Southwest Texas State (now Texas State University) from 1919 to 1961. Largely photographs, the collection contains noteworthy images of early Southwest Texas State Normal College sports teams, World War I training camp Camp Logan, and mass produced battlefield views from France. Also includes Strahan’s family history materials.

Dates: circa 1860s - 1980s

Postcard collection

 Collection
Identifier: 70.300-Postcards
Abstract

This is artificial collection is comprised of postcards related to Texas State University and the surrounding area.

Dates: circa 1900-2004, undated

Residence hall scrapbook inventory

 Collection
Identifier: 42.700-001
Abstract

Inventory of scrapbooks created by dorm students living in Beretta, Brogdon and Laurel halls.

Dates: 1947-1998

Ronald C. Brown manuscript collection

 Collection
Identifier: 90.200-Faculty-2016-Brown
Abstract

This collection is comprised of research material compiled by Dr. Ronald Brown while writing books on the history of Texas State University. Material includes correspondence, research files and notes, drafts, project file and copy photographs from the University News Service of images used in the publications.

Dates: 1978-1999

Student beauty pageant collection

 File
Identifier: 2016-004
Abstract

Materials compiled largely by the University News Service on the various beauty pageants that were held from the 1950s to the mid-1970s at Texas State University. Pageants often were held in conjunction with campus events such as homecoming. Included are photographs of contestants, a calendar, event programs, press releases, news clippings, and administrative records.

Dates: 1950-1975

Susan H. Reid collection on Leonard "Deacon" Wright and Eleanor Roosevelt letters

 Collection
Identifier: 2009-001
Abstract

Materials compiled by Susan Houston Reid about Leonard “Deacon” Wright’s firing from Southwest Texas State Teachers College (now Texas State University) in 1954. Also included are three letters from Eleanor Roosevelt to Dr. Ralph Houston regarding her visit to campus to deliver a lecture in 1957.

Dates: circa 1950s-2000s

University Archives artifact collection

 Collection
Identifier: 70.5000
Abstract

Inventory of artifacts in the University Archives, Texas State University.

Dates: 1908-2015, undated