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Dudley R. Dobie, Sr. papers

Identifier: 90.200-Faculty-2016-Dobie

Scope and Contents

Contents include: SWTSNC-YMCA Student Handbook, 1922-1923; four issues of College Star newspaper (ca. 1940s); three photographs of theatrical performances held on the stage of the Old Main building, SWTSTC, 1927-1928; seven images of a storefront window exhibit most likely related to the Texas Centennial celebration held from 1935 to 1937; published copies of the plays "Tommy" and "Sun-Up"; term papers written by students for Dobie's History 122 course, ca. 1948-1949, and whose topics included Texas and southwestern history and culture; one student publication, "Hablamos", 1970, inscribed with a note to Dobie.


  • 1922-1970


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that they own copyright, the donor has assigned the copyright in their works to the Special Collections and Archives; however, copyright in some items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. Consult an archivist for details.

Dudley R. Dobie, Sr.

Dudley R. Dobie, Sr. was born August 6, 1904. He attended Southwest Texas State Teachers College, graduating in May 1927 with a history degree. He later pursued a masters degree in history at the University of Texas at Austin. He was involved with many Texas history associations, including the Texas Centennial Commission. He was a first cousin of J. Frank Dobie.

Dobie served as a part-time history instructor and part-time University Museum director at SWTSTC from 1941-1951. He also served as secretary for the Ex-Student's Association in the 1940s. He was a rare book collector and dealer, and a local historian and author. His work, A Brief History of Hays County and San Marcos, Texas, was published in 1948.

Dudley R. Dobie, Sr. died on April 17, 1982. He is buried in Lagarto Cemetery, Live Oak County, Texas.


0.5 Linear Feet (One legal sized Hollinger box and one volume. )

Language of Materials



Collection of Texas State University related materials from Dudly R. Dobie, Sr.


Materials are arranged in three small series: printed materials, photographs, and teaching, and are arranged chronologically within the format.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Steve Davis, Witliff Collections, Southwestern Writers Collection and their accession of Dudly R. Dobie, Sr.'s writings and book collection, acc'd 09.20.2013.

Related Materials

See the University Museum Collection, 80.300.UnivMuseum, and the Alumni Association records, 15.500.Alumni, for additional materials relating to Dudley R. Dobie.


  • Al Lowman, "Dobie, Dudley Richard, Sr.," Handbook of Texas Online, accessed November 08, 2016,
  • Handbook of Texas Online, "Texas Centennial," accessed Nov. 11, 2016,
  • Mike Cox, "Books about books rich reading for bibliophiles," Austin American Statesman, March 27, 1994, E7.
Dudley R. Dobie, Sr. papers
Tracey Howerton
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  • 2020-04: 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