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Institutional Reports to the Texas Education Agency: Southwest Texas State University

Identifier: AS36.T4 I5

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of institutional self-study reports and institutional responses for each accrediting agency. Records have gaps and the information varies. Materials arranged chronologically.


  • 1969-1982


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by Texas State University. Educational reproduction is allowed without permission. Authorization to publish must be obtained from the Special Collections and Archives.

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In 1885, a system of accreditation was created when high schools sent selected test papers for examination by the faculty of the University of Texas. In 1911, county boards of education were established and creation of rural high schools and consolidation of common school districts were permitted. In 1917, a law authorized state purchase of textbooks in an effort to make common or rural schools equal with those in independent districts. Finally, in 1949, passage of the Gilmer-Aikin laws created the Foundation School Program to apportion state funds to local school districts, reorganized the administration of public education, created an elected State Board of Education that appointed a commissioner of education, and reorganized the administration of state public school policy through the Texas Education Agency (TEA) [information from the TEA website].

Texas State University

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. The school name changed to Southwest Texas State Normal College in 1918, to Southwest Texas State Teachers College in 1925, to Southwest Texas State College in 1959, to Southwest Texas State University in 1969, to Texas State University-San Marcos in 2003, and to Texas State University in 2013.


12 Volumes

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Institutional self-study reports and institutional responses created by Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) for accrediting agency.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice may be required for use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to the library by unknown source. Additional copies can be found in Alkek Library general collection.

Related Materials

Related materials include the following reponse reports created by the visiting team appointed by the Texas Education Agency.

Southwest Texas State College, San Marcos, Texas, report of the visiting team, February 4-6, 1969. [Call number is AS36.T4 I53 1969a.]

Visiting Team report on Southwest Texas State University's Teacher Education Program, March 26-28, 1974. [Call number is LD5120 .T48 1974.]

Report to State Board of Examiners for Teacher Education of visiting evaluation team for institutional approval for teacher education programs to Southwest Texas State University on November 29-December 2, 1977. [Call number is AS36.T4 I532 1977.]

Institutional Reports to the Texas Education Agency: Southwest Texas State University
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 April: Revised for ArchivesSpace, Nicole Critchley

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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