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Special Collections and Archives

Parent Institution: Texas State University


The Texas State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives preserves and makes accessible rare and unique archival collections with enduring research value. Our mission is to collect, describe, and preserve our ever-growing collections in order to make them available and accessible to the Texas State University community and beyond. In our collections, you'll find historic documents, oral histories, photographs, maps, rare books, newspapers, audio and video recordings, and much more.

New materials are added to the Archives through the transfer of records from University departments and the acquisition of select items from donors; these materials document the history and legacy of the University and provide researchers with unique sources of research information.

Of special note are the accessions of photographic negatives held by the Special Collections and Archives, which together form the most comprehensive collection of historical photographs related to the Hays County region of Texas, including the photographic archives of the San Marcos Daily Record newspaper

Alkek Library Room 580
601 University Drive
San Marcos Texas 78666 USA

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