10. Campus Community
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
The Alumni Association records are comprised of correspondence, photographs and ephemera dating from the early 1900s to the 1940s. The records consist primarily of handwritten and typed correspondence from former Southwest Texas students during the 1940s, including those serving in the U.S. military during World War II. It also includes one scrapbook from 1972.
This collection consists primarily of commencement programs. With a small amount of additional materials and recordings. Texas State University was established by the 26th Legislature in 1899 as the Southwest Texas State Normal School; 313 pupils were enrolled in 1903-04, the first year classes were held.
Each year since 2004, the Common Experience events bring students together to read and engage with a powerful text, and explore related themes in University Seminar classes. Collection consists of background and planning materials, press releases, posters, calendars of events, as well as each year's book.
Initiated in May 1979, the university holds this ceremony toward the end of the spring semester to recognize faculty and staff for longevity of service and for retirment. Employees are recognized beginning with 10 years of service to the university, and again every 5 years thereafter. Records in this group may include programs, invitations, memos, press releases, photographs, and remarks. Years not available: 1994, 2007, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020. Arranged chronologically.
Collection with materials related to multiple anniversaries of the signing of the Higher Education Act, which was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson at Southwest Texas State College (now Texas State University).
Collection consists of planning materials for the events and the oral history project commemorating Lyndon Baines Johnson's 100th birthday (often referred to as LBJ100). Most of the materials were created by members of the LBJ Centennial Celebration Steering Committee and overlapped with the Common Experience at Texas State University.
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Distinguished Lecture Series honors the Texas State University's most distinguished alumnus by fulfilling his promise to bring important leaders to the university to share their philosophies and experiences. Records of individual lectures may include transcripts, videorecordings, press releases, invitations, programs, and photographs.
The San Marcos 10, a group of students who were suspended from Texas State University in 1969 after refusing to leave an unauthorized protest of the Vietnam War. The San Marcos 10 took their case all the way to the Supreme Court, only to have the justices rule against them. Material consist of compiled materials largely from the Office of Media Relations and Publications.
Collection of periodicals consists of reports published by the Office of Institutional Research and later Enrollment Management. They provide statistical data about the university, including enrollment by college, gender, and ethnicity. Some years also include data about faculty, staff, finance, and facilities.
Planning records including sound and video recordings, programs, proceedings, and newspaper clippings related to presidential inauguration/investiture ceremonies at Texas State University.
University News Service radio show scripts for programs broadcasted on San Marcos, Texas local station KCNY AM 1470. The scripts describe campus and University-related events as well as local news, traffic, and weather. Topics covered include: university sports, beauty pageants and contests, fraternity and sorority activities, guest speakers and lecturers, and updates concerning campus operations.
Photographs taken by Susan Winters that were part of the 2005-2006 Common Experience exhibit Courage in Africa, which included Dignity and Community: Courage in the Time of Aids and Walk Forward Well.
Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) celebrated its Centennial during the 1998-1999 academic year. This collection documents the Centennial Committee efforts to plan, execute and advertise events as well as the Centennial Campaign fundraising efforts.