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John Garland Flowers, 1943


Scope and Contents

Materials consist of a single invitation and program.


  • 1943


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers with some restrictions: audio/visual materials in collection will need to be digitized before viewing. Contact the University Archives for more information at

Biographical note

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

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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