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Southwest Texas State University

 Organization

Dates

  • Usage: 1969 - 2003

Biography

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. The school name changed to Southwest Texas State Normal College in 1918, to Southwest Texas State Teachers College in 1925, to Southwest Texas State College in 1959, to Southwest Texas State University in 1969, to Texas State University-San Marcos in 2003, and to Texas State University in 2013.

Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:

Art (University Archives)

 Collection
Identifier: 70.502
Abstract

Invetnory of art pieces belonging to the University Archives, Texas State University.

Dates: 1881, 1969, 1986, 2010, 2019, undated

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: 1908-2021

Craddock oral history project records

 Collection
Identifier: 70.100-Craddock
Abstract

This collection consists of fifty-nine oral history interviews conducted by Dr. Emmie Craddock and her students as part of her graduate seminar. Topic vary widely and pertain to the local and regional history of San Marcos and the surrounding area, families and genealogy as well as experiences working or attending the at the university.

Dates: 1974-1978, undated

David G. Flemming papers

 Collection
Identifier: 90.200-Faculty-2000-Flemming
Abstract

This collection contains materials related to Dr. Flemming' personal and professional history in stage set production and theater arts instruction at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University).

Dates: 1939-1996

Department of History oral history project

 Collection
Identifier: 70.100-HistoryDep-1991
Abstract

Nine oral history interviews conducted in 1991 with faculty members who had experience with the Department of History at Texas State University. The interviewees give accounts of curriculum changes, the University administration and the Department of History.

Dates: 1991

Falls Hall scrapbook and decommission collection

 Collection
Identifier: 42.700-FallsHall
Abstract

This collection contains scrapbooks and other materials related to Falls Halls and the decommissioning of the building. Falls Hall was a dormitory from 1966 to 2011 when it was demolished to make room for the Performing Arts Center.

Dates: 1966-2011

Greeting cards from the Office of the President

 Collection
Identifier: 21.800-Cards
Abstract

Collection of greeting cards sent on behalf of the University President.

Dates: circa 1981-2019, undated

Higher Education Act Signing Anniversary collection

 Collection
Identifier: 80.5001
Abstract

Collection with materials related to multiple anniversaries of the signing of the Higher Education Act, which was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson at Southwest Texas State College (now Texas State University).

Dates: circa 1965-2015

Institutional name change records

 Collection
Identifier: 24.200-NameChange(2003)
Abstract

This collection documents the work done by University administration following the 2003 legislation that changed the name from Southwest Texas State University to Texas State University-San Marcos.

Dates: 1958-2005, 2013; Majority of material found within 2000-2003

Jerome H. Supple personal papers and memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: 21.900-08-Supple-2014
Abstract

Dr. Jerome Supple was Southwest Texas State University’s (now Texas State University) eighth president from 1989-2002. Collection largely consists of awards and artifacts, with a small amount of personal papers, photographs, and collected clippings.

Dates: 1980-2010, undated

News Service collection on Jerome H. Supple

 Collection
Identifier: 21.900-08-Supple
Abstract

The collection was primarily created and compiled by the University News and Information Service and the Office of Media Relations and Publications. Materials include planning materials for the presidential selection and Supple’s installation, media coverage of events, Supple’s cancer diagnosis and research, and items related to his legacy including photographs.

Dates: 1988-2004, undated

Office of Institutional Research fact books and compiled statistics

 Collection
Identifier: 12.100-FactBook
Abstract

Collection of periodicals consists of reports published by the Office of Institutional Research and later Enrollment Management. They provide statistical data about the university, including enrollment by college, gender, and ethnicity. Some years also include data about faculty, staff, finance, and facilities.

Dates: 1978-2018

Office of Institutional Research records inventory

 Collection
Identifier: 03.2005
Abstract

This unprocessed collection consists of research, statistics and reports related to SACS review and accreditation process.

Dates: 1981-2003

Office of Media Relations presidential speeches

 Collection
Identifier: 21.200-Speeches
Abstract

Speeches and remarks given by the University President at a wide variety of events. Also includes some speeches and remarks by other University personnel who spoke at those events.

Dates: 1977-2004

Percussion shirt, circa 1982-1983 to 1984-1985

 Item — item: 001
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection consists of historical band uniforms, consisting primarily of shirts but including a few pants from the later half of the 20th century. All uniforms show signs of wear, including small stains, tears, and missing buttons. Some uniforms are missing pants and decorative elements such as epaulets, sashes.

Dates: Usage: circa 1982-1983 to 1984-1985

President's Report to the Board of Regents

 Collection
Identifier: 21.300-President's-ReportBOR
Abstract

Administrative reports from the President of Southwest Texas State University (presently Texas State University) to the university system's Board of Regents. After 1993, the President’s Reports merged into Board of Regents meeting agendas.

Dates: 1969-1993

Robert Hardesty termination litigation records

 Collection
Identifier: 21.900-07-Hardesty-2008.Legal
Abstract

This collection includes legal records pertaining to the case former University President Robert L. Hardesty and Mary R. Hardesty against the Board of Regents of Texas State University System after his sudden and controversial dismissal. The case led to a $1.1 million dollar settlement for Mr. Hardesty.

Dates: 1981-1991

Rodeo Association records

 Collection
Identifier: 42.500-Rodeo
Abstract

The Southwest Texas State University Rodeo Association was a nonprofit student organization active from the mid-1950s to the late 1990s. This collection includes ephemera and promotional materials, as well as administrative records. Noteworthy are architectural drawings and records related to the project to build a rodeo arena structure at the Freeman Ranch.

Dates: 1962-1999

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

Southwest Texas State University employee and staff handbooks

 Collection
Identifier: AS36.T4 S64
Scope and Contents

Published every other year, the employee and staff handbooks are designed to acquaint employees with a general overview of the policies, procedures, and benefits of Texas State University. Some issues include addenda. Items are arranged chronologically.

Dates: 1972-1999