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Texas State University--San Marcos



  • Existence: 2003-2013
  • Existence: 2003 - 2013


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, in 2003 to Texas State University-San Marcos, and in 2013 to Texas State University.

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

African-American Presence at Southwest Texas State University: Celebrating 40 Years Records

Identifier: 35.300-LibArt-CMGS-AfAm40
Abstract African-American Presence at SWT: Celebrating 40 Years was a series of events in 2003 led by the College of Liberal Arts and the Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies. The purpose was to highlight and celebrate the contributions to the campus community by African-American students, alumni, faculty, and staff over the previous 40 years, beginning with the integration of the college in 1963. Materials in this collection include meeting agendas, minutes and notes, progress reports and...
Dates: 1963-2003; Majority of material found within 2002-2003

Bobcat Pause

Identifier: 2008-005
Scope and Contents

Documents consist of press releases and programs. While the ceremony began in the late 1980s, the series currently holds information beginning with the 2006 event. Years not available: 2017, 2018.

Dates: 2006-2021

Budget and financial reports

Identifier: 03.200-200-001

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

Commemorative Texas State University ornaments

Identifier: 2013-002

A collection of university themed holiday ornaments, produced by the University Marketing department with proceeds supporting student scholarships.

Dates: 2008-2021

Commencement records

Identifier: 11.200-Commencement

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

Common Experience collection

Identifier: 11.200-CommonExperience

Each year since 2004, the Common Experience events bring students together to read and engage with a powerful text, and explore related themes in University Seminar classes. Collection consists of background and planning materials, press releases, posters, calendars of events, as well as each year's book.

Dates: 2004 - 2020

Department of Political Science accreditation records for the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration

Identifier: 03.200-100-NASPAA

Records related to National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) accreditation process for Texas State University Master of Public Administration program.

Dates: 1976-2009

Developmental Education, doctoral degree proposal records

Identifier: 34.130-Edu-Doc.Dev

Records related to the evolution and formation of the College of Education's doctoral degree in Developmental Education within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Dates: 1999-2010

Faculty and staff service awards

Identifier: 11.100-ServiceAwards
Scope and Contents

Initiated in May 1979, the university holds this ceremony toward the end of the spring semester to recognize faculty and staff for longevity of service and for retirment. Employees are recognized beginning with 10 years of service to the university, and again every 5 years thereafter. Records in this group may include programs, invitations, memos, press releases, photographs, and remarks. Years not available: 1994, 2007, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020. Arranged chronologically.

Dates: 1979-2021

Greeting cards from the Office of the President

Identifier: 21.800-Cards

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

Dates: circa 1981-2019, undated

Institutional Name Change Records

Identifier: 24.200-NameChange(2003)

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

LBJ 100 Celebration Records

Identifier: 11.100-LBJ100-2008

Collection consists of planning materials for the events and the oral history project commemorating Lyndon Baines Johnson's 100th birthday (often referred to as LBJ 100). Most of the materials were created by members of the LBJ Centennial Celebration Steering Committee and overlapped with the Common Experience at Texas State University.

Dates: 2002-2009, undated

Postcard collection

Identifier: 70.300-Postcards

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

Dates: circa 1900-2004, undated

Reports to the Curriculum Committee: Texas State University System Board of Regents

Identifier: AS36.T4 R53

Reports prepared by Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) which list and summarize statistics on student enrollment by department, broken down by professor, courses taught, credit hours, and number of students enrolled. These reports are also known as "The 12th Class Day Report" or the "The 4th Class Day Report." Statistics for summer sessions are taken on the 4th day of classes, with fall and spring statistics taken on the 12th day of classes.

Dates: 1963-1996

Susan Winters Common Experience photographs

Identifier: 11.200-CommonExperience-2005-2006-SusanWinters

Photographs taken by Susan Winters that were part of the 2005-2006 Common Experience exhibit Courage in Africa, which included Dignity and Community: Courage in the Time of Aids and Walk Forward Well.

Dates: 1988-2006

University Affirmative Action Plans

Identifier: AS36.T4 A14

List of Affirmative Action Plans held by the University Archives, Texas State University.

Dates: 1978-1995, 2020

University Faculty Handbooks

Identifier: AS36.T4 F2
Scope and Contents Published periodically by the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the faculty handbook assists faculty in navigating the policies of the university. Early editions of the handbook focused on policies and welcoming new faculty to campus. Later editions attempt to provide a wide range of up-to-date information on significant university policies, procedures, and activities. The most current edition is also available online through the Office of the Provost and the...
Dates: 1964 - 2006

University Legislative Appropriations Requests

Identifier: AS36.T4 R62

The legislative appropriations request from Texas State University that is prepared for the purpose of requesting legislative funds for the next biennium. Budget requests are broken down by institutional objectives and include several years of expenses along with projected budgets.

Dates: 1980-2020

University Student Handbooks

Identifier: AS36.T4 H5
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the various editions of the student handbook. Published each year, the student handbook assists students in navigating university life. Early editions of the handbook included information about registration, items to bring to school, athletics, and registration. Later editions acquainted students with the university's heritage, facilities, services, activities, personnel, regulations, and extracurricular activities. It contains Texas State's policies governing...
Dates: 1947 - 2022