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University News Service news clipping books

Identifier: 80.100-NewsClippings

Scope and Contents

This collection contains News Service clipping books holding newspaper clippings (articles) related to Texas State University. These clippings show how others viewed the university. Note that there are gaps in coverage due to some of the clipping books missing. Arranged chronologically.


  • 1975-2006


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Special Collections and Archives owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. 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 Special Collections and Archives material in print or electronic form.

Historical note - 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.

Historical note - University News Service

The University News Service at Texas State University was established in the early 1940s to communicate information about the University to the public and to promote the achievements of its faculty, staff, and students. The News Service was formally established as a unit within the Department of Public Services at least by 1943. Beyond representing the College to the public, it was also responsible for producing college publications, including the student-run newspaper. They helped create press releases for publication in local newspapers and radio broadcasts that occasionally aired on local radio stations.

In 1965, the Department of Public Services was disbanded and the Office of Placement and Extension Services was created to aid in student education and employment. The College News Service and other general services were placed under the direction of the Vice President for College Affairs (later the Vice President for University Affairs). Later, the student newspaper was transferred to the Department of Journalism. The News Service focus became communicating with the public, creating University publications, and publicizing the University and its events. Since 1980, the News Service has been organized under the office of the Vice President of University Advancement. Additionally, although the office has officially gone through at least two name changes since 1994, including the Office of Media Relations and Publications and the Office of Media Relations, the title University News Service continues to be used by the office especially in press releases.


2.58 Linear Feet (Two standard records boxes and one 5" document case.)

Language of Materials



Books of clippings and articles compiled by the University News Service at Texas State University related to the University.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The majority of news clipping books were transferred from the library's reference collection around 2010. Duplicates were received from the News Service and from T.Cay Rowe.

University News Service news clipping books
Eric Robertson-Gordon
2019 August 14
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 April: Revised, Nicole Critchley

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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