Ronald C. Brown manuscript collection
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of research material compiled by Brown while writing histories of the university. Material includes correspondence, research files and notes, drafts, an author's project file and copy photographs from the University News Service of images used in the publications. The collection is divided into two series, series I: Beacon on the Hill, series II: Up the Hill, Down the Years. Materials are arranged by book title and format. Copy photographs are arranged by general subject (i.e. campus buildings, people, etc.).
- Brown, Ronald C., 1945- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open to researchers without restriction.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright restrictions may apply. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of University Archives material in print or electronic form.
Biographical / Historical
Ronald C. Brown is Professor of History and Assistant Vice President for Academic services at Texas State University. He began teaching at the University in 1975, and has published two books on its history: Beacon on the Hill (1979); and, Up the Hill, Down the Years (1999).
Texas State University was established by the 26th Legislature in 1899 as the Southwest Texas State Normal School; 303 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 1923, 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.
1.04 Linear Feet (Two legal Hollinger boxes and one half Hollinger box.)
Language of Materials
This collection is comprised of research material compiled by Dr. Ronald Brown while writing books on the history of Texas State University. Material includes correspondence, research files and notes, drafts, project file and copy photographs from the University News Service of images used in the publications.
Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice may be required for use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Ronald C. Brown, and the University News Service.
- Ronald C. Brown manuscript collection
- Tracey Howerton
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- 2021 April: Revised for ArchivesSpace, Nicole Critchley