John Garland Flowers, 1943
Scope and Contents
Materials consist of a single invitation and program.
- From the Collection: Texas State University (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
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John Garland Flowers was the university's third president, serving 1942-1964. His inauguration was held March 27, 1943. The first native Texan and first Texas State alumnus to hold the presidency took over at a challenging time, as the campus faced World War II, followed by the flood of veterans attending college with the G.I. Bill. Enrollment plummeted to 434 in 1944 and climbed to 3,852 before the end of his tenure. The campus added 55 properties including College Camp on the Blanco River and a 400-acre farm. The college dropped “teachers” from its name and became a multi-purpose regional college.
See Past Presidents webpage.
From the Collection: 2.5 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English