University Centennial collection
Scope and Contents
This collection documents the Centennial Committee efforts to plan, execute and advertise events as well as the Centennial Campaign fundraising efforts. The Centennial theme infused most events taking place during 1998-1999 academic year. Among the central celebrations were Homecoming (both the flooded one in 1998 and the sequel in 1999), commencements (particularly May 1999), and the donor appreciation dinner (which became the Centennial Gala). Events added especially for the Centennial included the April 10 birthday party, the dedication of Centennial Hall, the four Chautauquas, and the Day at the Capitol. In addition to events, the Centennial was commemorated by the rebuilding of a campus fountain, performances of the Centennial Singers, and the commissioning of artifacts such as the commemorative Coke bottles and the Centennial painting.
The University Centennial collection is divided into three series: Centennial Committee Files, Centennial Campaign, and Centennial Commemoration.
- Southwest Texas State University (Organization)
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Open for research.
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Southwest Texas State University celebrated its Centennial during the 1998-1999 academic year. President Jerome Supple appointed a 32-member Centennial Celebration Committee consisting of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the community. The committee met monthly beginning in December 1997, but most of the work was done by subcommittees. The committee served during the 1997-1998 and 1998-1999 academic years, but the majority of the work concluded before the Centennial celebration began in Fall of 1998.
Before the committee began planning the Centennial, the university launched the Centennial Campaign. The campaign was a product of university wide planning that took place from 1994-1998, and involved deans, faculty, staff, and students. The campaign was the University’s first major fund raising campaign and it focused on building an endowment to serve as a permanent fund for the institution.
Source: Centennial Celebration Committee
5.5 Linear Feet (13 document boxes, 2 banners, and 2 oversize item)
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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.
Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice may be required for use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred by T.Cay Rowe between 1999-2011.
- University Centennial collection
- Wendy Thompson
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- 2020-12-14: Added several items and edited for Aspace, Nicole Critchley