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James H. McCrocklin, 1964


Scope and Contents

Inaugural materials consist of invitations, a program, and digital copies of audio and video recordings of the ceremony. Also included are the text of inauguration speeches as published in the College Star and a proceedings booklet published on the first anniversary of the ceremony. Lyndon B. Johnson spoke at the inauguration ceremony.


  • 1964


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

James Henry McCrocklin was the university's fourth president, serving 1964-1969. His inauguration was held November 20, 1964. McCrocklin drew the college into the national spotlight, beginning with an inaugural address by President Lyndon B. Johnson, who later returned to campus to sign the Higher Education Act of 1965. McCrocklin led the school through five years of explosive growth and national turmoil, reorganizing it into five schools, modernizing many of its processes, and easing free-speech restrictions on students. Enrollment was 8,406 the last fall he was president.

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