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Lee H. Smith, 1974


Scope and Contents

Inaugural materials include invitations, programs, and a proceedings program.


  • 1974


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

Lee H. Smith, was the university's sixth president, serving 1974-1981. Smith was inaugurated November 22, 1974. Known for his attention to detail, Smith instituted written policies and procedures where none had existed. He also created job descriptions and implemented long-range planning and analysis. He oversaw acquisition of the 78.5-acre San Marcos Baptist Academy property adjacent to campus and the move to NCAA athletics. Enrollment growth continued, reaching 15,400 by 1981.

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